BFI London Film Festival unveils competition titles

BFI London Film Festival is just around the corner and the prestigious festival has just announced their official competition strand.

corsage london film festival competition

The eight films competing for the title of Best Film in October are: 

ARGENTINA, 1985 (Argentina, dir-scr. Santiago Mitre)

BROTHER (Canada, dir-scr. Clement Virgo)

CORSAGE (Austria-Luxembourg-Germany-France, dir-scr. Marie Kreutzer)

LES DAMNES NE PLEURENT PAS (France-Belgium-Morocco, dir-scr. Fyzal Boulifa)

ENYS MEN (UK, dir-scr. Mark Jenkin)

GODLAND (Denmark-Iceland-France-Sweden, dir-scr. Hlynur Palmason)

NEZOUH (UK-Syria-France, dir-scr. Soudade Kaadan)

SAINT OMER (FRANCE, dir. Alice Diop)

It’s once again a very diverse set of films, all bound to be critical darlings at this year’s festival circuit. Argentina, 1985 and Saint Omer will be competing for the Golden Lion in Venice following their world premieres, while Corsage has already gathered critical acclaim at Cannes and won Vicky Krieps Best Actress there and in Sarajevo. 

hit the road

Hit The Road took home the trophy for Best Film last year at the BFI London Film Festival

The winner of LFF’s Best Film will be decided by a jury, which will be announced soon. Other competition strands such as the Grierson Award for Best Documentary and the Sutherland Award for Best First Feature will be revealed next week when the full festival programme will be announced on September 1. 

Previous winners at the London Film Festival include Sudabeh Mortezai’s Joy, Alejandro Landes’ Monos and last year, Hit The Road, directed by Panah Panahi, which has just arrived in UK cinemas. 

The 66th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express takes place from October 5-16.

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