Preview: BFI London Film Festival 2016

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How do you get a hold of some of the best upcoming new films (and potential Oscar fodder)? You attend the London Film Festival of course.

The annual London Film Festival returns this October with a slew of all new feature films, some of which will be receiving their world premiere. Highlights include festival opening and closing galas Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom and Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, along with other hotly anticipated films such as Lion (starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman) and Damien Chazelle’s La La Land (starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone).
And you know what else happens at film festivals? That’s right: red carpet events. Over the festival, Odeon Leicester Square’s gala screenings will be graced by the likes of Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo (A United Kingdom), Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson (A Monster Calls), Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea) and many more actors and directors.

Besides the glitz and glamour, there’s a whole host of other films coming to the fest from all over the world. We’ve been to a few press screenings of the other films that’ll be available at the festival, so stay tuned  as we bring you reviews and coverage in the coming weeks!

The London Film Festival runs from 5-16 October. Tickets and programme available from the BFI website.

P.S. Singaporean director Boo Junfeng’s film Apprentice (which we reviewed here) will also be screening on 8 and 9 October during the festival!

 

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