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Preview of the BFI 57th London Film Festival (9-20 October)


From the 9th to the 20th October the 57th London Film Festival takes place across various venues in the capital, but predominantly Leicester Square and the Southbank with the full programme line-up here:


Here’s my pick of some of what I hope will be the highlights this year:

12 Years A Slave – Steve McQueen http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/sep/07/12-years-a-slave-toronto-premiere

Inside Llewyn Davis – Coen Brothers http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/telluride-inside-llewyn-davis-gets-617752

Blue is the Warmest Colour – Abdellatif Kechiche http://www.timeout.com/london/film/blue-is-the-warmest-colour

Night Moves – Kelly Reichardt http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/sep/01/venice-film-festival-night-moves-review

Stranger By the Lake – Alain Guiraudie http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/stranger-by-lake-cannes-review-523183

Only Lovers Left Alive – Jim Jarmusch http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2013/09/tilda-swinton-only-lovers-left-alive

Nebraska – Alexander Payne http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/cannes-film-review-nebraska-1200486846/

We Are the Best – Lukas Moodysson http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/we-are-best-venice-review-619055

Abuse of Weakness – Catherine Breillat http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/toronto-film-review-catherine-breillat-abuse-of-weakness-1200601335/

The Double – Richard Ayoade http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5gYI2ILA8Y

Ida – Pawel Pawlikowski http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/film-review-ida-1200595465/

Starred Up – David Mackenzie http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/starred-up-telluride-review-619077

Tom at the Farm – Xavier Dolan http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/tom-at-the-farm-review-venice-toronto-1200596353/

Tracks – John Curran http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/tracks-venice-review-617499

Under the Skin – Jonathan Glazer http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/sep/03/under-the-skin-review

Here Be Dragons – Mark Cousins http://www.hibrow.tv/player/?em=R5YXRxZDr7FnjogcA4GHLKvD58XkeCxK

Gloria – Sebastian Lelio http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/gloria-1117949217/

The Past – Asghar Farhadi http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/may/17/cannes-2013-the-past-review

Vic + Flo Saw A Bear – Denis Côté http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/the-latest/vic-flo-saw-a-bear/5051815.article

Closed Curtain – Jafar Panahi http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/the-latest/closed-curtain/5051931.article

Milius – Zak Knutson http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/sxsw-review-milius-is-a-rousing-tribute-to-the-warrior-poet-of-mainstream-hollywood-20130317

Walesa; Man of Hope – Andrzej Wajda http://www.culture.pl/web/english/events-calendar-full-page/-/eo_event_asset_publisher/L6vx/content/international-reactions-to-wajda-s-walesa

Camille Claudel 1915 – Bruno Dumont http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/camille-claudel-1915-berlin-review-420879

Exhibition – Joanna Hogg http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/aug/09/exhibition-joanna-hogg-review

Story of My Death – Albert Serra http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/story-my-death-historia-de-608481

Computer Chess – Andrew Bujalski http://www.indiewire.com/article/sundance-review-is-the-hilarious-computer-chess-a-change-of-pace-for-andrew-bujalski

All Cheerleaders Die – Lucky McKee http://www.fangoria.com/new/all-cheerleaders-die-tiff-movie-review/

The Congress – Ari Folman http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/congress-cannes-review-523950

Rigor Mortis – Juno Mak http://twitchfilm.com/2013/09/venice-2013-review-rigor-mortis-pays-eerie-homage-to-hong-kong-vampires.html

The Sacrament – Ti West http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/sacrament-venice-review-619733

The Strange Colour of your Body’s Tears – Helene Cattet http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/the-latest/the-strange-colour-of-your-bodys-tears/5059226.article

Why Don’t you Play in Hell? – Sion Sono http://twitchfilm.com/2013/09/tiff-2013-review-sonos-why-dont-you-play-in-hell-brings-the-madness-to-midnight.html

Locke – Steven Knight http://twitchfilm.com/2013/09/tiff-2013-review-sonos-why-dont-you-play-in-hell-brings-the-madness-to-midnight.html

Short Term 12 – Destin Daniel Cretton http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/short-term-12-sxsw-review-428883


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