There are more cinema-goers than usual in our capital city this week, taking advantage of the huge variety of films, panels and events on offer at the 60th London Film Festival.
The Festival director Clare Stewart blogs for us here on what’s special about this year. You can see the complete list of what’s showing here - and below is our pick of 6 highlights still remaining on the schedule, just for starters...
Young chess superstar Magnus Carlsen will defend his World Championship title in November 2016. This thrilling documentary charts the path to glory of this unique prodigy.
Tuesday 11 October 2016 20:50
BFI Southbank, NFT2
Screen Talk: Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel
Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel join BFI London Film Festival Director, Clare Stewart, to discuss respective career highlights and their latest film, ‘Lion’.
Wednesday 12 October 2016 13:00
BFI Southbank, NFT1
Two ‘straight’ footballers share a kiss in this powerful chamber piece which opened BFI Flare earlier this year.
Wednesday 12 October 2016 21:00
Haymarket Cinema, Screen 1
Gemma Arterton sparkles in this witty drama set in the world of propaganda filmmaking during WWII, from director Lone Scherfig (The Riot Club, An Education).
Thursday 13 October 2016 19:00
Odeon Leicester Square
Richard Linklater – Dream is Destiny
How DID he commit to ‘Boyhood’? What’s the deal with his muse Ethan Hawke? Louis Black and Karen Bernstein’s documentary is a fittingly warm, witty and insightful behind-the-scenes look at America’s beloved indie film pioneer.
Saturday 15 October 2016 18.30
BFI Southbank, NFT1
La La Land
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone channel old-school Hollywood glamour in this bright and playful romantic musical from director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash).
Sunday 16 October 2016 20:30
Curzon Mayfair Cinema, Screen 1
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