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WELCOME CONTENTS HEADLINE GALAS 09 STRAND GALAS 16 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 22 COMPETITIONS 27 LOVE 45 DEBATE 53 LAUGH 59 DARE 63 THRILL 71 CULT 77 JOURNEY 81 CREATE 89 FAMILY 97 TREASURES 100 EXPERIMENTA 101 EDUCATION & INDUSTRY 107 EVENTS 108 INDEX OF FILM TITLES 110 PULL-OUT SECTION SCHEDULE & TICKETS Jump to the middle for a pull-out schedule for the whole Festival as well as all the essential information on how to book. We are honoured to partner, once again, with the BFI London Film Festival, bringing the very best in cinema to our capital this October. American Express has long been a supporter of fi lm, championing new and established talent and making 3 fi lm more accessible to our Cardmembers – a tradition we look forward to upholding this year. Charlotte Duerden, General Manager – American Express UK 108 EVENTS Exclusive talks from leading filmmakers and creatives. ROLLER DREAMS 100 TREASURES Revived and restored from the world’s archives –find these treasures throughout the programme. LFF CONNECTS: JULIAN ROSEFELDT & CATE BLANCHETT 09 GALAS & SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS Join us on the red carpet and see the stars at these special screenings. 27 COMPETITIONS Discover the most inspiring, inventive filmmaking – each competing to win one of our coveted Awards. 45 STRANDS Choose your pathway through the Festival with our carefully curated strands. 97 FAMILY Films for the young… and the young at heart. Photo: Nancyhoney.com This year’s Festival opens at a time of almost unprecedented global change. Seismic shifts in the UK mean we are working to explore and shape new opportunities and relationships with countries around the globe as well as within Europe. What a delight then, to welcome some of the most thrilling storytellers from those countries, giving us a window in to their worlds and to be enthralled, provoked, moved and entertained by the tales they tell. We love to watch and engage with the extraordinary conversations that the Festival brings to our doorstep with every edition. London has a big heart and this year, with screenings of 242 feature films from 67 countries, we are again reminded of the generosity and freedom of this awesome capital city of ours which so readily embraces this multiplicity of cultures and new voices. The explosion of imagination that is a hallmark of the Festival is also reflected across the UK. Creativity is the engine behind so much that is driving our economy and the UK is one of the most go-to places for filmmakers. Filmmaking is thriving across the whole country, supported by a highly favourable financial environment, confident, innovative skilled individuals behind and in front of the camera, and ever expanding infrastructure and facilities. We could not achieve any of this without the incredible support that we have. From our wonderful partners, sponsors and funders to all the players of the National Lottery whose ticket buying raises vital revenue for the good causes, which includes film, I offer a heartfelt thank you for helping us to create this magic. Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive, BFI Photo: Casey Moore EMBANKMENT GARDEN CINEMA HEDGEHOG’S HOME MILDRED PIERCE


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