The 59th BFI London Film Festival
The annual festival takes place at the British Film Institute (BFI) on London’s South Bank, (between October 7-15) and at a selection of cinemas across the capital, with its opening and closing night premieres at Europe’s Premiere cinema screen; London’s Leicester Square Odeon.
iChauffeur are in striking distance from the West End cinemas and chauffeur famous faces annually to the following venues – Vue West End and the iconic Odeon Leicester Square; plus central London venues, BFI Southbank, BFI IMAX, Picture-house Central, the ICA, Curzon Mayfair, Curzon Soho, Cineworld Haymarket and Ciné Lumière and local cinemas: Ritzy Brixton, Hackney Picture-house, Curzon Chelsea, Vue Islington and Rich Mix. And additional screenings and events will take place at Tate Modern.
Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest, the Festival attracts Hollywood celebrities, as well as independent film-makers from around the globe. It offers a rich cross-section of cinematic output, from star-studded premieres of Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, foreign language submissions, animations and documentaries.
The event will screen a total of 238 fiction and documentary features, including 16 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 40 European Premieres and 11 Archive films including 5 Restoration World Premieres. There will also be screenings of 182 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, Screen Talks, Q&A’s and a new program of Industry Talks. You’ll be able to see the work of world-class directors, as well as spotting the rising young stars. If you’re interested in the history of film you will be able to see newly restored classics. There’s also a varied programme of talks, on-stage interviews, workshops and masterclasses – offering a range of choice for the most dedicated film buffs.
2015’s program opens with “Suffragette”, with Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw and Meryl Streep and includes the Oscar-tipped “Carol”, with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Key filmmaking talent due to attend the Festival’s gala and special presentation screenings include: Kate Winslet, Danny Boyle, Todd Haynes, Dame Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan, John Crowley, Nick Hornby, Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Alan Bennett, Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Foster, Randeep Hooda, Deepa Mehta, Guy Maddin and Davis Guggenheim.
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