The BFI London Film Festival 2019 is its 63rd edition, with hundreds of leading filmmakers in attendance, 345 films and dozens of events to choose from.
British film is heavily represented including:
- The premiere of Armando Iannucci's The Personal History of David Copperfield opening the festival
- The Mayor of London Gala The Aeronauts starring Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne
- Michael WInterbottom's Greed (starring Steve Coogan)
- Billie Piper's directorial debut, Rare Beasts.
There are plenty of international premieres and showcases too, from Jojo Rabbit and Knives Out to The Painted Bird and Desrances, alongside talks with filmmakers and actors, and even an immersive showcase.
See the full programme here. You can also watch the festival trailer below.
This won't be all on film buffs' horizons this autumn as the London Korean Film Festival takes place early November.
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The Personal History of David Copperfield, premiering at London Film Festival 2019 / Image: BFI