With Venice underway and Toronto beginning this week, festival season is in full swing, and next month it's the turn of the UK capital for the 57th BFI London Film Festival. This morning the BFI's Clare Stewart announced the full line-up for the festival, which is set to include a total of 234 fiction and documentary features, including 22 World Premieres, 16 International Premieres, 29 European Premieres and 20 Archive films
's the press release in full....
Opening & Closing Night Galas
The Festival opens with the European Premiere of Paul Greengrass
’ Captain Phillips
a high-stakes thriller based on true story of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama
by a crew of Somali pirates with Tom Hanks
playing the eponymous lead role.
The European Premiere of Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks
will close the festival, the film which tells the untold story of how Mary Poppins
was brought to the