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BFI London Film Festival reveals competition titles

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- European premieres in competition include Benedict Andrews’ Una, Headline Galas include Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest, J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls

BFI London Film Festival reveals competition titles
Una by Benedict Andrews

The 60th British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival (5-16 October) has revealed its full programme and competition titles. The festival will screen a total of 193 fiction and 52 documentary features, including 18 world premieres, 8 international premieres, and 39 European premieres. There will also be screenings of 144 short films.

As previously announced the festival will open with Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(read news) and close with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
(read news). Headline Galas include Garth DavisLion [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 (Australia/UK/US), Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival (US), Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation (US), Damien Chazelle’s La La Land (US), Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea (US), J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
(US/Spain), Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(US/UK), Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe (South Africa/US), Oliver Stone’s Snowden [+see also:
trailer
interview: Oliver Stone
film profile
]
(US/Germany), and Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest [+see also:
film review
interview: Lone Scherfig
film profile
]
(UK).

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The competition titles are as follows.

Competition

Brimstone [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Martin Koolhoven
film profile
]
- Martin Koolhoven (Netherlands/France/Germany/Sweden/UK)
Certain Women - Kelly Reichardt (US)
Clash [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Mohamed Diab (Egypt/France)
Elle [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Paul Verhoeven (France/Germany/Belgium)
Frantz [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: François Ozon
film profile
]
- Francois Ozon (France/Germany)
Goldstone - Ivan Sen (Australia)
Layla M [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Mijke De Jong (Netherlands)
Moonlight - Barry Jenkins (US)
Neruda [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Pablo Larrain (Chile/Argentina/France/Spain/US)
A Quiet Passion [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Terence Davies (UK/Belgium)
Una [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Benedict Andrews (UK)
Your Name - Makoto Shinkai (Japan)

First Feature Competition

Chameleon - Jorge Riquelme Serrano (Chile)
A Date for Mad Mary [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Darren Thornton (Ireland)
Divines [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Houda Benyamina
film profile
]
- Houda Benyamina (France/Qatar)
The Giant [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Johannes Nyholm
film profile
]
- Johannes Nyholm (Sweden/Denmark)
Hedi [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia/Belgium/France)
Lady Macbeth [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: William Oldroyd
film profile
]
- William Oldroyd (UK)
The Levelling [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Hope Dickson Leach (UK)
My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Claude Barras
film profile
]
- Claude Barras (Switzerland/France)
Playground [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bartosz M. Kowalski
film profile
]
- Bartosz M. Kowalski (Poland)
Porto [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gabe Klinger
film profile
]
- Gabe Klinger (US/France/Portugal)
Raw [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Julia Ducournau
film profile
]
- Julia Ducournau (France/Belgium)
What’s in the Darkness - Wang Yichun (China)
Wulu [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Daouda Coulibaly (France)

Documentary Competition

All This Panic - Jenny Gage (US)
Chasing Asylum - Eva Orner (Australia/Afghanistan/Cambodia/Indonesia/Iran/Lebanon)
David Lynch: The Art Life - Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm (US/Denmark)
The Graduation [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Claire Simon (France)
An Insignificant Man - Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla (India/Netherlands)
Lovetrue - Alma Har’el (US)
On Call [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Alice Diop (France)
Safari [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Ulrich Seidl (Austria/Denmark)
The Space in Between – Marina Abramović and Brazil - Marco Del Fiol (Brazil)
Starless Dreams - Mehrdad Oskouei (Iran)
Tower - Keith Maitland (US)
The War Show [+see also:
film review
film focus
interview: Andreas Dalsgaard
film profile
]
- Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon (Denmark/Finland/Syria)

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