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Red carpet interviews

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Closing Night Gala

    16 Oct 2017

    We were joined on the red carpet by director, Martin McDonagh and cast members: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and Peter Dinklage.

  • You Were Never Really Here - Headline Gala

    16 Oct 2017

    Director Lynne Ramsay and actor Joaquin Phoenix were on the red carpet for their BFI London Film Festival Gala screening of You Were Never Really Here.

  • Downsizing - BFI Patrons' Gala

    14 Oct 2017

    Director Alexander Payner and actors Hong Chau and Christoph Waltz hit the red carpet at the BFI London Film Festival Patrons' Gala.

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer - Headline Gala

    13 Oct 2017

    We were joined on the red carpet by director Yorgos Lanthimos and actors Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan and Raffey Cassidy for their BFI London Film Festival Gala screening of The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool - The May Fair Hotel Gala

    11 Oct 2017

    The true story of the love affair between Gloria Grahame and young, aspiring actor Peter Turner, produced by the Bond franchise’s Barbara Broccoli, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is the BFI Film Festival 2017's May Fair Gala screening. We spoke to stars Annette Bening and Jamie Bell, producers Barbara Broccoli and Colin Vaines, director Paul McGuigan and to the man at the heart of the story, Peter Turner.

  • The Shape of Water - American Airlines Gala

    11 Oct 2017

    Master of things that go bump in the night, Guillermo del Toro spins the compelling tale of friendship between a mute woman and an amphibious creature. We spoke to Guillermo del Toro and Richard Jenkins on the red carpet at the BFI London Film Festival American Airlines Gala.

  • Call Me by Your Name - The Mayor of London’s Gala

    10 Oct 2017

    Call Me by Your Name is The Mayor of London's Gala film at the BFI London Film Festival 2017. We talked to the stars of the film, Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet and to director, Luca Guadagnino, about the making of the film.

  • Last Flag Flying - Headline Gala

    8 Oct 2017

    Richard Linklater’s ruminative comedy finds three men accepting that life isn’t quite what it used to be. We talked to actor Bryan Cranston and director Richard Linklater about the making of the film.

  • Battle of the Sexes - American Express® Gala

    8 Oct 2017

    Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in this playful true story of the 1970s gender wars played out on the tennis court, while the world watches. We talked to the stars of the film (Emma Stone, Elisabeth Shue and Andrea Riseborough), to directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton and to the great Billie Jean King, about the making of the film and its continuing relevance today.

  • Journey’s End - Headline Gala

    7 Oct 2017

    R C Sherriff’s acclaimed First World War drama reaches the screen in this all-star adaptation, directed by Saul Dibb (Bullet Boy). At their BFI London Film Festival Gala, we talk to actors Sam Claflin and Toby Jones and Director Saul Dibb about the making of Journey's End.

  • Mudbound - Royal Bank of Canada Gala

    7 Oct 2017

    Director Dee Rees (Pariah) delivers a searing racial drama about two families – one white, one black – set in the Deep South in the 1940s. We talked to the stars from the film, to director Dee Rees about the making of the film and its wider message.

  • Breathe - Opening Night Gala in partnership with American Express®

    5 Oct 2017

    Breathe (UK, 2017) is this year’s BFI London Film Festival Opening Night Gala in partnership with American Express starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. We talked to the stars from the film, to first-time director Andy Serkis and to Diana Cavendish, herself, about the story behind the film.

Festival talks

  • I Am Not a Witch Q&A

    15 Oct 2017

    Director Rungano Nyoni joined the BFI's Tricia Tuttle on stage to discuss her First Feature Competition film, I Am Not a Witch.

  • Beast Q&A

    15 Oct 2017

    The BFI's Kate Taylor is joined by first-time feature director Michael Pearce, actor Jessie Buckley and producer Ivanna MacKinnon to discuss the making of Beast, screening in the First Feature Competition, at the BFI London Film Festival.

  • Jabberwocky Q&A

    14 Oct 2017

    Restored by the BFI from the original camera negative, Jabberwocky -Terry Gilliam’s first film as a solo director is a beautifully crazed landmark in British cinema. We welcomed Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Annette Badland to BFI Southbank, following their BFI London Film Festival screening, to talk to us about the restoration process.

  • Downsizing - BFI Patron's Gala Q&A

    14 Oct 2017

    The cast and crew of Downsizing joined the BFI's Clare Stewart at the BFI London Film Festival to discuss the making of their film.

  • Redoubtable Q&A

    13 Oct 2017

    We were joined by director, Michel Hazanavicius and actors Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin and Bérénice Bejo for a Q&A session at the BFI London Film Festival Gala screening of Redoubtable.

  • Dark River Q&A

    11 Oct 2017

    We were joined by director, Clio Barnard, producer Tracy O'Riordan and actors Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley and Esme Creed-Miles for an introduction to the BFI London Festival Special Presentation of Dark River.

  • Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask Q&A

    11 Oct 2017

    At the World premiere of the digitally-remastered 2K version of the celebrated documentary about psychiatrist and revolutionary Frantz Fanon, the BFI was joined on stage for a Q&A by the filmmaking team: Director, Isaac Julien; actor, Colin Salmon and producer, Mark Nash.

  • BFI Screen Talk: Jake Gyllenhaal

    10 Oct 2017

    We welcomed Jake Gyllenhaal to the BFI London Film Festival to discuss his career and celebrate the UK premiere of his latest film, Stronger.

  • Wonderstruck Q&A

    10 Oct 2017

    Wonderstruck is part children’s coming-of-age tale, part homage to silent cinema, entirely wonderful. We held a Q&A, with the film's director, Todd Haynes; Screenwriter, Brian Selznick and young actors, Oakes Fegley and Jaden Michael, at our BFI London Film Festival Journey Gala.

  • Lean on Pete Q&A

    10 Oct 2017

    Ravishing and doleful in equal measure, Andrew Haigh’s fourth feature is a resplendent portrait of a lonely neglected boy on a quest for home. We caught up with director and screenwriter Andrew Haigh, producer Tristan Goligher and actor Charlie Plummer, at the BFI London Film Festival screening for a Q&A session.


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