BFI London Film Festival line-up announced

Programme celebrates female and British talent

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Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Danny Boyle and Darren Aronofsky will all be donning their glad rags this October for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, which has just announced its programming schedule.

The prestigious annual festival, which kicks off on 13 October, has just revealed its entire schedule of programming, and features a record number of female filmmakers.

While British filmmakers are well represented by Mike Leigh’s new film Another Year alongside Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours (which is closing the festival on 28 October), over 50 female directors will be showing their movies at the festival.

The event, which will screen 197 feature films and 112 shorts, will consist of 11 world premieres that should get all the A-listers out in their poshest party frocks.

A number of Cannes biggies will be present, including Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Biutiful and Of Gods And Men, as well as Freida Pinto’s aweome-looking Miral.

And that’s just the beginning. Along with a vast selection of movies from all corners of the globe, a number of masterclasses will also be held. Screen Talks has nabbed the talented likes of Darren Aronofsky and Mark Romanek, while there will also be a forum on how to helm a book adap.

Check out the full run-down of films and events here. Tickets go on sale on 27 September.

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