This page lists changes to the Festival programme not represented in the printed brochure.
Last update: 30 Aug 2019
ADDITIONS TO THE PROGRAMME:
Please note this addition to the programme:
BBC RADIO 3's SOUND OF CINEMA: WHAT'S THE SCORE WITH DICKENS?
Fri 4 Oct 20.00 ALEXANDRA PALACE THEATRE
The LFF hosts a special edition of BBC Radio 3's weekly film music programme Sound of Cinema with a concert of live music performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Ben Palmer, and presented by Matthew Sweet. The programme reflects our Opening Night Gala: The Personal History of David Copperfield, with a wide ranging selection of music exploring the world of Dickens on film.
Tickets for this event are FREE but should be booked in advance through the BFI box office.
SCREEN TALK: RIAN JOHNSON
Tue 8 Oct 15:00 NFT1
We're delighted to welcome Rian Johnson to the BFI London Film Festival, to talk about his career and the making of his fifth feature Knives Out: a wickedly witty and stylish murder mystery, which the Maryland-born filmmaker has described as "an attempt to capture the twisty fun of an Agatha Christie whodunit." A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Johnson debuted with 2005's Brick, which ingeniously transposed the stylized tropes of Dashiell Hammett's hardboiled detective fiction to a Californian high school setting. Made for just $500,000 and boasting a memorable lead performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this fresh take on neo-noir won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at Sundance Film Festival.
Three years later, Johnson showed his comedic verve with globe-trotting conman caper The Brothers Bloom, before reuniting with Gordon-Levitt (starring alongside Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt) for 2012's time travelling sci-fi thriller Looper. A critical and commercial hit which further displayed his dazzling command of genre, its success led this most inventive of Hollywood auteurs to both write and direct Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A fearlessly bold continuation of the beloved space opera saga, the latter became the highest grossing film of 2017 and one of the most successful movies of all time.
SCREEN TALK: LUKAS MOODYSSON
Tue 8 Oct 11:00 NFT3
We're delighted to welcome back writer-director Lukas Moodysson to the BFI London Film Festival, to talk about his career and the making of his first TV series Gösta. Set in rustic Småland, this loving satire about a kindly child psychologist (played by rising Midsommar star Vilhelm Blomgren) has been described by its creator as "a mix of comedy and Dostoevsky - as funny as possible and as serious as possible." Raised in provincial Sweden, Moodysson made an immediate mark on global cinema with 1998's Show Me Love: a hugely acclaimed coming-of-age drama depicting the awkward romance between two teenage girls in a boring small town. His seemingly effortless blend of empathy and insight continued two years later with Together, a humorous portrait of an idealistic commune in 1970s Stockholm. The filmmaker took a darker turn with third feature Lilya- 4-ever (2002), a drawn from real life tale of sexual slavery, and the experimental porn exploration A Hole in My Heart (2004). He made his English language debut with 2009's Mammoth, starring Michelle Williams and Gael García Bernal, followed by a triumphant return to Swedish storytelling with 2013's We Are the Best!, an exuberant adaptation of his wife Coco's girl-punk graphic novel.
CHANGES, CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS:
Students - £10 (£11 Gift Aid) are available on evening and weekend screenings except first run Galas and Special Presentation screenings. This was not previously stated in our printed programme.
GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY p67
Wed 2 Oct 20:45 TCR
Fri 4 Oct 15:00 VUE7
The screening on Fri 4 Oct will now take place in VUE6. We apologise for any inconvenience.
THE FATHER p62
Wed 2 Oct 20:50 ICA
Thu 3 Oct 18:15 NFT2
Sat 5 Oct CINÉ LUMIÈRE
The correct running time of this film is 90min.
Fri 4 Oct 20:30 NFT1
Sat 5 Oct 15:15 NFT1
The correct running time of this film is 103min.
EXPERIMENTA MIXTAPE LFF SPECIAL p97
Sun 6 Oct 20:50 NFT3
This screening will now take place on Tue 8 Oct 18:20 NFT3. We apologise for any inconvenience.
GEORGE - THE STORY OF GEORGE MACIUNAS p93
Tue 8 Oct 18:00 NFT3
Fri 11 Oct 13:00 STUDIO
The screening on Tue 8 Oct will now take place on Sun 6 Oct 20:30 NFT3. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Wed 17 Oct 17:30 EGC
This screening will have a BSL interpreter for introduction/Q&A.
FANNY LYE DELIVER'D p29
Thu 10 Oct 20:40 NFT1
Fri 11 Oct 15:30 VUE5
Fri 11 Oct 15:00 VUE7
The correct running time of this film is 110min.
THE CULTURE p92
Fri 11 Oct 20:45 TCR
Sun 13 Oct 18:10 NFT2
The correct title for the film listed as Joanne of Pompeii is now confirmed as Pompeii.
SO LONG, MY SON p49
Sat 12 Oct 12:15 SOHO
Sun 13 Oct 11:45 SOHO
The correct running time of this film is 185min.
Please note the following films will all screen with English subtitles:
IT MUST BE HEAVEN p62
TALKING ABOUT TREES p91
THE LOST OKOROSHI p62
THE MAN WHO CUTS TATTOOS p68
THE VALLEY p58