57th BFI London Film Festival


Celebrating its 57th year, the BFI London Film Festival kicked off in style this Wednesday with Gala screenings of Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass’ acclaimed hijack thriller starring Tom Hanks, and Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón’s four-years-in-the-making sci-fi epic, among the most anticipated films of the year.

Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney

For the next nine days the festival will branch out across London venues to promote the best in contemporary world cinema – and, of course, some archive classics from the brilliant Treasures strand! In categories like Debate, Laugh, Cult and Family you’ll find films from countries familiar – France, Japan and the US – and some whose cinema is newly emerging to a wider audience – Uruguay, Kazakhstan and Thailand.

Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson
Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson

There are films big and small to discover, from Closing Night Gala Saving Mr. Banks, about Walt Disney’s relationship with Mary Poppins author PL Travers, to the tiny Sarah Prefers To Run, a masterpiece of coming-of-age cinema from Canada. And you’ll be able to find dozens of reviews of these and more here on FlickFeast! Want to know what we made of Nebraska, the new Alexander Payne? Or the Coen Brothers’ hailed latest Inside Llewyn Davis? It’s all on its way, and we will add links of all our coverage below as we go.

See you at the festival!

12 Years A Slave (2013)
Abuse Of Weakness (2013)
Adore (2013)
All Is Lost (2013)
At Berkeley (2013)
Becoming Traviata (2013)
Bertolucci on Bertolucci (2013)
Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
Computer Chess (2013)
Don Jon (2013)
Enough Said (2013)
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)
Gravity (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Late At Night: Voices Of Ordinary Madness (2013)
Leave To Remain (2013)
Locke (2013)
Nebraska (2013)
Night Moves (2013)
Norte, The End Of History (2013)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Philomena (2013)
Saving Mr Banks (2013)
Sixteen (2013)
Starred Up (2013)
The Congress (2013)
The Double (2013)
The Epic of Everest (1924)
The Field (2013)

Interview with The Field co-director Andy Orr

Highlights from LFF Opening Night
Highlights from LFF Gala screening of Don Jon

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