LFF 2019 Line Up

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival has announced its full line-up for the 2019 festival.

This year's Opening Gala is The Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Cottle and Peter Singh. This year's Headline Galas include Hope Gap; with Production Design by Simon Rogers, Costume Design by Suzanne Cave and Director of Photography Anna Valdez HanksGreed with Pearl MackieOllie Locke, Hair and Make-up design by Tara McDonald and Co-edited by Mags Arnold, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood starring Matthew RhysJoJo Rabbit, starring Stephen MerchantLuke Brandon-Field and Chrissie Beveridge providing personal make-up to Scarlett Johansson. Finally, The Aeronauts will screen at the ayor of London Gala, starring Eddie RedmayneLewin LloydVincent Perez and with Movement Choreographer Alex Reynolds

As part of the Special presentations is Blackbird starring Kate Winslet, ROCKS, edited by Maya Maffioli​ and Our Ladies, written by Michael Caton-Jones

Part of the First Feature Competition is Make Up, written and directed by Claire Oakleychoreography by Jamie Neale and Hair & Make-up Design by Adele Firth and Babyteeth, starring Essie Davis and Emily Barclay

Saint Maud is in Official Competition for Best Film Award starring Caoilfhionn Dunne and with Sound Design by Paul Davies


In addition, each of the festival’s themed strands will have its own gala:

Official Secrets will open the Debate Gala, starring Keira Knightley, Angus Wright, Shaun Dooley, with Director of Photograph Florian Hoffmeister BSC, Production Design by Simon Rogers, Hair and Make-up design by Nadia Stacey and wonderfully cast by Kate Dowd. The Report will screen as part of the Debate strand, strarring Matthew Rhys, and Seberg with music by Jed Kurzel, also screening is County Lines with Hair and Make-Up design by Red Miller and Lynn + Lucy with Sound Design by Anna Bertmark. 

Screening in the Love Strand, is Wet Season, written, directed and produced by Anthony Chen, and Tom Cullen's Pink Wall. 

Rare Beasts will screen as part of the Laugh Strand, starring Lucie SwordCharlotte RandleRosa CoduriMontserrat Lombard and edited by Hazel Baillie, also screening is A Family Affair, starring Kwami Odoom.

Screening in the Journey Strand is Monsoon, written and directed by Hong Khaou, The Two Popes, with hair and make-up design by Marese Langan and Sandra Frieze​ as Dialogue Coach to Jonathan Pryce and RIALTO,  Directed by Peter Mackie Burns. Appreciation written and directed by Tomisin Adepeju will screen as part of Journeys, My Life, Whose Rules? 

Eternal Beauty will screen as part of the Dare Strand,. with costume design by Sian Jenkins and Production Design by Tim Dickel

Muscle edited by Ian Davies and Guest Of Honour, with Director of Photography Paul Sarossy ASC BSC CSC, and The Lodge starring Richard Armitage will screen as part of the Thrill Strand.

Screening in the Create Strand is The Song of Names, with Catherine McCormack.

Ahead of it's broadcast, the first two episodes of Trigonometry will screen, starring Kate Bracken.

In Vitro is in competition for the Short Filn Award, with Director of Photography by Anna Valdez Hanks

The 63rd London Film Festival runs from Wednesday 2 October to Sunday 13 October 2019.

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