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Programme changes

This page lists changes to the Festival programme not represented in the printed brochure.

Last update: 4 Oct 2018

ADDITIONS TO THE PROGRAMME:

DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE
Thu 18 Oct 20:45 VUE6
Dir-Scr S. Craig Zahler. Prod Keith Kjarval, Dallas Sonnier, Tyler Jackson, Jack Heller, Sefton Fincham. With Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles. Canada-USA 2018. 159min. Sales Bloom
As brutal and uncompromising as its title would suggest, the third feature from S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99) is another instant classic.
When disillusioned old-time cop Brett Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and his cocky younger partner Anthony Lurasetti (Vince Vaughn) are caught on camera forcefully strong-arming a suspect, their renegade approach to law enforcement gets them both suspended. With their egos bruised, and their finances depleted, the pair impulsively resort to a criminal plan which sees them cross paths with Henry Johns, a recently released ex-con desperate to rescue his family from poverty, by any means available. Punctuated by moments of distressingly savage violence (and a dose of wickedly black humour), Zahler’s latest masterwork is an impeccably styled, daringly unconventional genre exercise, likely to enthral and appal in equal measures. Brace yourselves, crime thrillers are rarely boiled quite so hard.
Michael Blyth
This is an LFF 18 Certificate: This film contains scenes of graphic violence.
Tickets £16 on sale to BFI Champions Wed 19 Sep 10:00, BFI Members Wed 19 Sep 11:00 and to the public from Thu 20 Sep 10:00.

THE SISTERS BROTHERS
Fri 19 Oct 20:30 Empire Haymarket
Sat 20 Oct 11:20 Cineworld Leicester Square
Sun 21 Oct 10:30 VUE5*
Dir Jacques Audiard. Prod Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Michel Merkt, Megan Ellison, Michael De Luca, Alison Dickey, John C. Reilly, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Enrique López Lavigne, Cristian Mungiu. Scr Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain. With John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal. France, Spain, Belgium 2018. 120min. Sales IMR International
John C Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix play sibling hired killers in Jacques Audiard’s (Rust and Bone, A Prophet) touching, darkly funny and free-wheeling Western.
Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix) and Eli (John C Reilly) are the Sisters brothers, assassins sent by the fearsome Commodore to kill chemist and prospector Hermann Warm (Riz Ahmed), but first to extract by any means his formula for a liquid that illuminates gold. Setting out ahead of the brothers to locate Warm, tracker John Morris (Jake Gyllenhaal) ruminates on the dizzying pace of change (“I have travelled through places that didn’t exist three months ago”). Featuring a quartet of note-perfect performances, each of the men also searches his own soul: Eli longs for some of life’s simpler pleasures; Charlie doesn’t see much point in struggling against a destiny bequeathed by his pitilessly violent past; Morris and Warm aspire to a life free of incessant greed and brutality. Adapting from the novel by Patrick DeWitt, Audiard and co-writer Thomas Bidegain deliver a piquantly humorous examination of the nature of violence, fraternity and male friendship. Exquisitely crafted throughout, Alexandre Desplat’s score is a particular delight.
Tricia Tuttle
*The screening on Sun 21 Oct 10:30 VUE5 will have subtitles for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing.
This is an LFF18 Certificate. This film contains strong violence.
Tickets on sale to BFI Champions Wed 19 Sep 10:00, BFI Members Wed 19 Sep 11:00 and to the public from Thu 20 Sep 10:00.

SCREEN TALK: MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
Fri 19 Oct 12:00 NFT3
Maggie Gyllenhaal discusses a dazzling career playing smart, complex female characters, most recently captivating as a teacher who becomes obsessed with a young gifted student in The Kindergarten Teacher.
Gyllenhaal started her career at age 15 in films directed by her father Stephen, gaining wider attention with her supporting performance in the 2001 cult classic Donnie Darko (alongside her brother Jake). She was launched to indie film stardom by her unforgettable lead performance in the following year’s Secretary, for which she received her first Golden Globe nomination. The rising star followed this up with supporting turns in 40 Days and 40 Nights, and in two Charlie Kaufman films: Adaptation and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Gyllenhaal received huge acclaim for playing a recovering heroin addict in Sherrybaby (2006) and in 2009 earned her first Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actress in Crazy Heart. She won her first Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination in 2015 for the TV mini-series The Honourable Woman, while this year has brought another Golden Globe nomination for her acting work on HBO’s acclaimed drama The Deuce. Gyllenhaal also serves as producer for both the TV series and The Kindergarten Teacher.
Due to popular demand this event will now take place in NFT1.
Tickets £18 on sale to BFI Champions Wed 26 Sep 12:00, BFI Members Wed 26 Sep 13:00 and to the public from Thu 27 Sep 10:00.

LFF CONNECTS: JONAS ÅKERLUND
Sat 20 Oct 14:00 NFT3
Hear from one of today's most singular and visionary filmmakers, known for working across a multitude of different visual mediums.
We are delighted to welcome visionary director of music videos, commercials, documentaries, concert films, stage shows and feature films, Jonas Åkerlund, to discuss his influential career as well as his latest feature film, the raucous black metal biopic Lords of Chaos. Renowned for his stylised music videos for the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones, U2 and Beyoncé, Åkerlund went on to introduce his trademark cinematic style to the world of feature filmmaking with movies ranging from drug-induced frenzy (Spun, 2002) and schlocky horror (Horsemen, 2009), to offbeat comedy (Small Apartments, 2012). He has won awards for his ground-breaking concert films and his commercial work for major international brands has earned him Addy, Cannes Gold Lion and Cannes Grand Prix Awards. Proving a master of multiple disciplines, Åkerlund has also seen his art projects exhibited in Frankfurt, Seoul and Stockholm, shot numerous portraits, album covers and fashion stories for magazines such as The Face, Elle, and V magazine, and even created and directed his very own circus.
Tickets £18 on sale to BFI Champions Wed 26 Sep 12:00, BFI Members Wed 26 Sep 13:00 and to the public from Thu 27 Sep 10:00.

LFF CONNECTS: SIMON AMSTELL
Sat 20 Oct 16.00 NFT3
Simon Amstell, the award-winning comedian, TV presenter, author, actor, screen writer and feature film director joins us to discuss his journey from Popworld host and award winning stand-up to the making of his latest film Benjamin, a comedy about a rising star filmmaker, who is on the brink of premiering his difficult second film.
Known for his left-field, ironic and surreal brand of comedy, Amstell began performing on the comedy circuit during his early teens and later became the youngest finalist to appear in the BBC New Comedy Awards. He won many comedy awards during his time presenting Never Mind the Buzzcocks including Best Entertainment Performance and Best Comedy Entertainment Personality.
His critically acclaimed sitcom Grandma's House, a fictionalised version of his own life and Jewish family background, which he co-wrote with Dan Swimer, ran for 12 episodes, with the first series broadcast in 2010 and the second in 2012.
Amstell's feature film debut, vegan mockumentary Carnage was broadcast on BBC iPlayer in 2017. Set in 2067 where the UK is vegan and focuses on the older generations' guilt of their previous carnivorous eating habits, Carnage stars many UK film favourites including Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther and Eileen Atkins.
Simon published his first book Help in 2017, which includes a collection of annotated stand-up scripts and comedic and tragic stories from his life as a budding stand- up comic to feature film writer and director.
Tickets £18

TEHRAN: CITY OF LOVE p47
Wed 17 Oct 15:45 NFT1
Please note this additional screening.

MADELINE'S MADELINE p65
Sun 21 Oct 12:40 NFT3
Please note this additional screening.

FUTURE FILM SALON: IN CONVERSATION WITH TOM HARPER
Thu 18 Oct 16:00, Delegate Centre, BFI Southbank
Join us for an intimate chat with director of Wild Rose, The Scouting Book for Boys, and the BBC adaptation of War & Peace, Tom Harper. We'll take a deep dive into his latest film, discuss his career, and get advice for aspiring young filmmakers. Free networking drinks will follow the Q+A.
Tickets £5

CHANGES, CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS:

BORDER p17
Wed 17 Oct 18:30 NFT3
The correct running time for this film is 110min.

DEAD PIGS p34
Thu 18 Oct 20:30 Curzon Soho
This screening will now start at the later time of 20:45. We apologise for any inconvenience.

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF GUY-BLACHÉ p85
Sun 21 Oct 12:30 Ciné Lumière
The correct running time for this film is 102min.

TEHRAN:CITY OF LOVE p47
Thu 18 Oct 18:10 Ciné Lumière
Fri 19 Oct 12:15 VUE6
Please note the screening on Sun 14 will have a BSL interpreter for the introduction/Q&A and not the screening on Thu 18 as listed in the LFF brochure.

THE VICE OF HOPE p56
Sun 14 Oct 20:30 Curzon Soho
Mon 15 Oct 13:00 Odeon Tottenham Court Road
This film will not screen on the above dates as listed in the LFF brochure but instead will move to the end of the festival and screen on the following dates:
Sat 20 Oct 12:45 NFT1 & Sun 21 Oct 17:50 NFT3.

UNITED SKATES p67
Mon 15 Oct 17:45 VUE7
Wed 17 Oct 21:00 Rich Mix
The screening on Mon 15 Oct will move venue and time to 18:15 Prince Charles. The screening on Wed 17 Oct remains unchanged.

CAPERNAUM p18
Wed 17 Oct 17:30 EGC
This screening will have a BSL interpreter for introduction/Q&A.

THE FIGHT p78
Wed 17 Oct 20:45 PH Central; Fri 19 Oct 12:30 NFT1; Sun 21 Oct 15:00 TCR
Please note the screening on Fri 19 Oct 12:30 will now take place in NFT3.

DOVLATOV p78
Thu 18 Oct 18:00 NFT1
Due to unforeseen circumstances this screening will now take place at Curzon Soho Screen 1 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

THE CHAMBERMAID p33
Thu 18 Oct 18:00 Curzon Soho Screen 1
Due to unforeseen circumstances this screening will now take place at the same venue in Screen 3 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

BISBEE '17 p37
Thu 18 Oct 18:10 NFT3
Due to unforeseen circumstances this screening will now take place at Picturehouse Central Screen 1 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

CELESTE p77
Thu 18 Oct 18:15 NFT2
Due to unforeseen circumstances this screening will now take place at VUE6 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO p88
Thu 18 Oct 18:15 Picturehouse Central
Due to unforeseen circumstances this screening will now take place at the ICA Screen 2 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

THE FAVOURITE p11
Thu 18 Oct 19:15 CLS
This American Express Gala presentation will now move to BFI Southbank and director Yorgos Lanthimos and attending talent will introduce the film in each of BFI Southbank's main screens: NFT1, NFT2, NFT3. Tickets will be allocated and existing bookers will be transferred automatically and contacted in due course to confirm the auditorium and seat number. Audio Description will be available at these screenings.

NAMDEV BHAU IN SEARCH OF SILENCE p87
Thu 18 Oct 20:45 NFT2
Due to unforeseen circumstances this screening will now take place at Picturehouse Central Screen 4 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please note this screening will now start at the later time of 21:00.

DAUGHTER OF MINE p44
Thu 18 Oct 20:50 Curzon Mayfair
Due to unforeseen circumstances this screening will now take place at Picturehouse Central Screen 5 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

MARI p87
Thu 18 Oct 21:00 NFT3
Due to unforeseen circumstances this screening will now take place at Curzon Mayfair and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

BURNING p18
Fri 19 Oct 20:15 Embankment Garden Cinema
Sat 20 Oct 14:00 Cineworld Leicester Square
This film will screen with English subtitles.

THE FAVOURITE p11
Thu 18 Oct 19:15 CLS; Thu 18 Oct 20:15 EGC;
Fri 19 Oct 14:20 EGC
Audio Description will be available at these screenings.

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? p13
Fri 19 Oct 17:30 EGC; Fri 19 Oct 18:15 CLS;
Sat 20 Oct 11:30 EGC; Sun 21 Oct 20:30 NFT2
Audio Description will be available at these screenings.

American Express Cardmember's Screening: CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? p13
Sat 20 Oct 17:00 PHC1
Please note this screening is now open to all members of the public.

THE HATE U GIVE p23
Sat 20 Oct 20:45 Cineworld Leicester Square;
Sun 21 Oct 14:30 EGC
Audio Description will be available at these screenings.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD. P29
Sun 21 Oct 20:45 Odeon Tottenham Court Road
Please note this additional screening.

THE SPY GONE NORTH p54
Sun 21 Oct 14:45 Rich Mix Screen 2
We would like to apologise to customers for the last-minute cancellation of the screening on Sat 13 Oct due to a technical fault. Please note this additional screening - ticketholders for the cancelled screening will be contacted by the box office directly and tickets will go on sale to the public from Thu 18 Oct 11am.

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL p69
Sun 21 Oct 15:00 Curzon Soho
Please note the screening on Sun 21 at Curzon Soho will now have subtitles for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Unfortunately the infrared loop system for the hard of hearing at Curzon Soho is currently unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.

PACHAMAMA p98
Sun 21 Oct 15:30 NFT2
Please note we will be screening the English version of this film so the subtitles will not be read out as listed in the LFF brochure.

MY LITTLE CHICKADEE p103
Sun 21 Oct 18:20 NFT1
We will be screening a 4K restoration.

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