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LONDON 2015

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Pawel Pawlikowski to head London Official Competition jury

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- Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristin Scott Thomas amongst other jury members

Pawel Pawlikowski to head London Official Competition jury
Pawel Pawlikowski, at Venice 2015

Filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida [+see also:
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interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
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]
) will be the president of the Official Competition jury at the 59th British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival (7-18 October). Other jurors include actors Kristin Scott Thomas (Suite Française [+see also:
trailer
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]
) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave [+see also:
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interview: Michael Fassbender
film profile
]
), producer Christine Vachon (Carol [+see also:
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]
) and writer/director Mabel Cheung (A Tale of Three Cities). 

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Pawlikowski said, “It is an honour to be jury president for the BFI London Film Festival this year especially as my last film Ida won the Best Film Award in 2013 at the very beginning of its journey.” 

The Best Film Award will be presented to the winner of the Official Competition on 17 October. Films in contention this year are Jerzy Skolimowski’s 11 Minutes [+see also:
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Q&A: Jerzy Skolimowski
film profile
]
, Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery of Splendour [+see also:
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]
, Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Chevalier [+see also:
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]
, Simon Stone’s The Daughter, Jonás Cuarón’s Desierto [+see also:
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]
, Lucile Hadžihalilović’s Evolution [+see also:
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]
, Johnnie To’s Office, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, László NemesSon of Saul [+see also:
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trailer
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Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
, Terence Davies’s Sunset Song [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Terence Davies
film profile
]
Sean Baker’s Tangerine and Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya’s Very Big Shot

Juries for the First Feature, Documentary and Short Film competitions will be announced shortly.

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