And so the LFF frenzy begins…

Hey guys! It’s September, and that means that the London Film Festival is only one month away! Aaaaah!

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LFF is of course the biggest and boldest film festival in London. Last year’s lineup saw the UK premieres of Ben Wheatley’s High Rise, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, and Suffragette, where Merryl Streep delivered an impassioned speech about the lack of female film critics at the press conference – you go Merryl!

The full programme for this year’s festival was announced today and it looks A-MA-ZING. We’re talking big, BIG films, and lots of ’em – nearly 250 feature films across 18 categories, with gems like Dennis Villeneuve’s newest, the scifi epic Arrival, the eagerly anticipated musical La La Land  from the director of Whiplash, and my personal favourite, the adaptation of Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls featuring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver… I’m a little dizzy from it all still!

Ticket sales open on the 15th of September, so you still have a bit of time to pick out your favourites (I know I’ll certainly have a hard time picking and choosing what to see!)

The festival will run between the 4th and 16th of October. You can browse the whole programme in full here.

You can expect coverage from the festival on my YouTube channel and on MovieMarker – here’s a photo of the team from the programme launch event this morning:

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With the @moviemarker team at the #LFF launch today! Gonna be a GR8 festival! @haydonsmovies @FredaTalkingPix

A photo posted by Film Reviews by CinescapistTV (@cinescapist.tv) on Sep 1, 2016 at 4:19am PDT

 

We filmed a fun reaction video to the programme which should be up on the Movie Marker website and YouTube channel shortly; we’re all super stoked to see a bunch of films this October. I’ll be posting a video with my favourite picks from the lineup as well, once I’ve had a proper look through the exhaustive list on the BFI website. So many films, so little time!

Will any of you be going to the festival? Which of the films listed are you most excited to see? If you can’t go, which film would you like me to see and review for you? Have a look and let me know! 🙂

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