66th BFI London Film Festival: Closing Gala = Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

European premiere of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery to close 66th BFI London Film Festival

Filmmaker Rian Johnson to attend with cast including Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr, Kate Hudson and Madelyn Cline, with more to be confirmed.

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66th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES UK WIDE AND LONDON VENUES AND PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

  • The Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall returns as red carpet Gala venue
  • BFI Southbank to host the Festival’s prestigious Competition Titles, LFF Series programme, Screen Talks and LFF For Free Events
  • LFF Expanded Immersive Art and XR exhibition returns to 26 Leake Street
  • UK-wide screenings return with 10 venues across the country
  • Curated feature film offer on BFI Player puts control in audiences’ hands
  • New LFF creative campaign unveiled today
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Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival Is Coming To Chapel Town Picturehouse!

Lift-Off Global Network will be returning to Manchester with an array of live events for the fifth edition of the Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival. The festival will run the week commencing 21st March, with screenings held at Chapel Town Picturehouse, the Mancunion home of indie and cult film!

In addition to private members screenings, there will be a series of public events, containing some of the Lift-Off Global Network Season Award winners from 2021, as well as a showcase solely dedicated to screening local British talent. All of the screenings conclude with networking and a meet a greet with the festival organisers! 

Limited tickets are still available. See the programme here: liftoff.network/manchester

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BFI London Film Festival 2021 – Experience it across the UK!

That’s right you don’t just have to be in London to catch some of the films that are included in the 2021 BFI London Film Festival here is the map and list of cinemas that are going to be screening films so hopefully many people will be able to get involved even if you cannot get to London!

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The Tragedy of Macbeth to close 65th BFI London Film Festival

The Tragedy of Macbeth stars Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson and Kathryn Hunter.

The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021) © Courtesy of Apple TV+

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year’s closing night gala will be The Tragedy of Macbeth, written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Joel Coen, and from Apple Original Films and A24. The film will receive its European premiere on Sunday 17 October at LFFGala venue the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, with Joel Coen expected to attend.

We’re also pleased to announce that there will be simultaneous preview screenings of The Tragedy of Macbeth taking place at LFF partner venues at cinemas across the UK. 

Written and directed by Joel Coen and produced by Joel Coen, Frances McDormand and Robert Graf, a bold and fierce adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning.

“Shakespeare belongs to the world but comes from Britain,” says Coen. “Having borrowed your cultural patrimony, and having had the great good luck to work with a few of your most brilliant actors, I’m honoured to bring this movie to the London Film Festival for its European premiere.”

“We fell in love with Joel Coen’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play,” says Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival Director. “Poised in a magical space between theatre and cinema, this is a stunning production. Bruno Delbonnel’s silvery monochrome photography captures the moody almost expressionist sets from designer Stefan Dechant and Carter Burwell has written a spell-casting score. And while the ensemble cast – including many UK talents – is thoroughly excellent, Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington mesmerise as the couple whose political ambition proved their fatal downfall. So many of us missed the big screen experience last year, and this a perfect celebration of this art form that’s built on ancient traditions of storytelling but with truly magical powers to convey intimacy and awesome scale and spectacle. It’s such a privilege to be closing the LFF with a film of this extraordinary calibre and welcoming Joel Coen and his collaborators to the festival.”

The BFI London Film Festival has previously announced that the opening night film will be the world premiere of Jeymes Samuel’s The Harder They Fall starring Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, Damon Wayans Jr. and Deon Cole with Regina King and Idris Elba. The LFF’s American Express Headline Gala will be Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express takes place from Wednesday 6 October to Sunday 17 October, 2021. The LFF programme launch will take place on Tuesday 7 September, 2021.

The Power of the Dog announced as BFI London Film Festival 2021 American Express Gala

Campion’s sumptuous new film about a charismatic yet brutal rancher stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

The Power of the Dog (2021) © Courtesy of Netflix/See-Saw Films

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year’s American Express Headline Gala will be The Power of the Dog, directed by Oscar and Palme d’Or winning filmmaker Jane Campion. The film will receive its UK premiere on Monday 11 October at LFF gala venue the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, with Campion expected to attend along with key cast. 

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BFI London Film Festival 2021 – Press Accreditation

That’s right for the second year running I have been given press accreditation for the BFI London Film Festival.

With some still being online and others across the U.K. I am hoping that I can manage to get a decent schedule together and even get down to London for a few films, just need to try and plan out to see what I can get put together.

Borderlines Film Festival 2021

Not really sure how I missed anything surrounding this film festival which started last night! The Father is available and considering how much I have been dying to watch that film I will be doing just that! Felt like it was only right to share more information about this online film festival.

Full Brochure HERE