London’s annual film festival is back this October with enough movie-inspired screenings, talks and digital events to please even the Scorsese’s of the world. Not sure how to get your festival fill? Check out our guide to this year’s star-spangled highlights…
BFI London Film Festival 2020
Now in its 64th year, the BFI London Film Festival is bringing a dose of movie magic to the capital. Showcasing over 50 virtual premieres, free online events and cinema screenings across the country, this is a festival you don’t want to miss out on…
This year’s BFI London Film Festival has been adapted to comply with Covid-19’s social distancing regulations and although you may not get to see your favourite stars grace the red carpet this year, there will still be a wide range of digital talks and events with leading directors, writers and actors. Why not attend one of these star-studded screen talks with the likes of Christian Petzold and George Clooney…
Screen Talk: Christian Petzold
Wednesday 14th October 2020 20:30 (BFI YouTube, Facebook, Twitter)
The German director and screenwriter, Christian Petzold, will join this years’ screen talk to chat about the making of his ninth feature film Undine and his overall career.
Screen Talk: David Byrne
Thursday 15th October 2020 20:30 (BFI YouTube, Facebook, Twitter)
We are in awe of David Byrne’s many career titles. From musician, artist and producer to performer, writer and filmmaker (to name a few), David will talk about his many talents and his involvement in the making of the inspired concert film of Byrne’s American Utopia stage show.
Screen Talk: George Clooney
Sunday 18th October 2020 16:00 (BFI Youtube)
One of the world’s renowned actors, George Clooney, will chat about his career as an actor, producer and director with his upcoming movie The Midnight Star (which he both directs and stars in), which will be released by Netflix in December. The movie is set in a post-apocalyptic world and focuses on a lonely scientist (Clooney) racing against time to stop fellow astronauts from returning to a worldwide catastrophe.
Frances McDormand stars in Chloe Zhao’s new film Nomadland, based around the life of Nevada Fern who lives in a van and travels across the country. The film, which won a Golden Lion at the Venice film festival, is based on the experiences of America’s modern day nomads and is one not to miss.
With a glittering cast including Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, and James McArdle, Ammonite is set in the 19th century Britain where we witness a compassionate love story between palaeontologist Mary Anning (Winslet) and the woman who comes to stay with her (Ronan).
See the full list of films being shown throughout the London Film Festival, here.
For more information on this month’s festival, visit whatson.bfi.org.uk.