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BFI London Film Festival

mirzyaOctober 5-16, 2016

London, UK

What’s It All About?

Established in 1933, the London Film Festival (LFF) is one of the many activities of the British Film Institute (BFI). It promotes an understanding and appreciation of Britain’s rich film and television heritage and culture. Europe’s largest public film event, the festival runs for two weeks every autumn and showcases the best in contemporary cinema from around the world at venues across London. It actively seeks out diversity, believing that all people have a desire, indeed a right, to see their stories on screen. The festival is held in partnership with American Express.

BFI London Film Festival is the greatest storytelling medium invented and can help humankind reach towards a common view. This year the festival will showcase feature 245 features from 74 countries for a stretch of 12 days.

Watch Out For!

Opening Night Film

A United Kingdom

Director Amma Asante opens the Festival with the film A United Kingdom which is an impassioned drama depicting an interracial romance that changed the world. The film features Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton and Laura Carmichael.

Indian Connect

Mirzya

Unfolding amongst magnificent palaces and against the vast desert backdrop of Rajasthan, Bollywood director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s glorious epic film Mirzya is timeless folktale about star-crossed lovers playing out in two parallel worlds, one real, and one fantastical. As the lovers grapple with forces that seek to keep them apart in both avatars, they discover that even a moment of true love is worth an entire lifetime. The film stars Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher.

An Insignificant Man

Filmmakers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla follow Arvind Kejriwal as he shakes up the complacent and corrupt status quo of Indian politics as the head of the Aam Aadmi Party. The film features Kejriwal, Santosh Koli and Manish Sisodia.

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A United Kingdom

Free Fire

Lion

Arrival

The Birth of a Nation

La La Land

A Monster Calls

Nocturnal Animals

Queen of Katwe

Snowden

Their Finest

Strand Galas

The Informer

Mirzya

The Handmaiden

Nocturama

Toni Erdmann

Bleed For This

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Paterson

Chi-Raq

Trolls

Special Presentations

American Honey

The 13th

Ascent

It’s Only the End of the World

Documentary Competition

All This Panic

Chasing Asylum

David Lynch: The Art Life

The Graduation

An Insignificant Man

Lovetrue

On Call

Safari

Starless Dreams

Tower

The War Show

Closing Night Gala

Free Fire

Ben Wheatley returns to close the Festival with this all-guns-blazing bullet opera. The film is set in 1978 Boston. A meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. The film stars Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer.

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