Guillermo del Toro's 'Pinocchio' to premiere at London Film Festival
th BFI London Film Festival Unveils its lineup of world premieres this year, including Guillermo del Toro the Netflix stop-motion animated film Pinocchio.
The festival will also mark the debut of ) Creature, choreographer Akram Khan in collaboration with Oscar winner Asif Kapadia, and family animationMy Father’s Dragon ) From Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner) and Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (Wolfwalkers , Song of the Sea).
The London Film Festival’s selection of series and episodes, now in its second year, says organisers, “viewers can see a series of exciting story”. They launched a “Series Special” as the world premiere of The English starring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spinning Sai starred in the romance and revenge story of TV director Hugo Brick (A Dignified Woman, Rise of the Black Earth). Also premiering in the segment is the comedy drama Mammals , written by Olivier and Tony Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Jez Butterworth “Anatomy of Monogamy” and starring James Corden and Sally Hawkins, and Spy Among Friends , explores MI6 Agent Kim Philby defected to the Soviet Union, starring Guy Pearce and Damian Lewis, who joined the show after a previous collaboration with Homeland Host Alexander Cary reunites.
“The BFI London Film Festival has put the spotlight on the UK’s impressive range of creative talent and is delighted to help deliver a rich and varied homegrown world premiere, ‘ said the organisers.
In addition to the world premiere of three UK productions as part of a plot chain, the London Film Festival will present a “claustrophobic whistleblower comedy” Klokkenluider, actor Neil Maskell (Kill List starring Amit Shah, Tom Burke and Jenna Coleman )’s directorial debut and Welsh filmmaker Jamie Adams’ “Bittersweet Impromptu Love Story” She Is Love , directed by Sam Riley (Control) and Hayley Bennett(Cyrano).
“Award-winning short filmmaker Dion Edwards delivers with her heart-pounding debut The promise of early work, A beautiful red dress , which investigates black masculinity and family dynamics,” the superstar also said. Other UK premieres launched at the event include: Andrew Cumming’s Paleo low-budget horror Origins , Free Geoffrey’s dark thriller Inland , a feature-length debut starring Mark Rylance and British-Kenyan artist Grace Ndiritu Becoming Plant .
British documentary films were also well represented in world premieres, including Edward Lovelace’s NAME ME LEWAND (The Possibilities are Endless ) Explore the experiences of a deaf Kurdish boy, if the streets are on fire, an uplifting portrait of London’s BikeStormz community as part of UK New Talent Day at LFF on display in the Works-in-Progress showcase 2021, and two new films, KANAVAL: A Six-Chapter History of the Haitian People and the Life of the Blue Bag, by Tigerlily co-founder Natasha Dack-Ojumo made the film (BIFA-Winning company behind, Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché). Yemi Bamiro also returns to LFF with his follow-up to Michael Jordan portrait, One Man and His Shoes with SUPER EAGLES ’66 about the Nigerian football team.
Total number of world premieres for LFF since 2021 There is an increase , from to 11% of the feature program
Tricia BFI London Film Festival Director Tuttle said: Maybe we are fortunate enough to be at BFI The richest world premiere yet at the London Film Festival, and we want to give these artists a moment in the sun before the full show kicks off. Securing a world premiere for their own sake has never been the goal of our audience-facing festivals, but it’s an honor that these filmmakers and artists have entrusted us to help them deliver their beautiful work. This is at least partly due to the enthusiasm and commitment of our audience! ”
BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express will be held on Wednesday 52020 Day 2019 October – Sunday 112019th2022 October, 2019. The BFI LFF program launch will be on September 1 st Thursday, September 1st, 2022.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO (dirs. Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, USA) – Carlo Collodi’s dark allegory about a naive puppet puppet from Oscar-winning director Guillermo presents del Toro and award-winning director Mark Gustafson in dazzling stop-motion animation.
CREATURE (dir. Asif Kapadia, UK) – Acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan’s new work is featured in immersive and visceral creatures by Oscar winner Asif Kapadia.
THE ESTATE (dir/scr. Dean Craig, USA) – The sisters of Anna Faris and Toni Collette conspire to carry on the legacy of Kathleen Turner’s grumpy, terminally ill aunt, but Found out that other relatives had the same sly designs on the family fortune. Crack ensemble and Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston and David Duchovny..
Becoming a Plant (Director Grace Ndiritu, UK- Denmark-Norway) – artist Grace Ndiritu’s first solo exhibition A curious dance and therapy group experiment with hallucinogens is shown enhanced by a soundtrack by multi-talented artist and musician GAIKA.
BLUE BAG LIFE (dir. Lisa Selby, Rebecca Hirsch Lloyd-Evans, Alex Fry) – Artist Lisa Selby’s Bold and Profound Through Love, Art and Self A personal adventure illuminates the uncompromising and powerful BLUE BAG LIFE, a documentary chronicling the life of addiction.
IF THE STREETS ON FIRE (Director. Alice Russell, UK) – Russell presents London from an exciting, little-known perspective. When knife violence is on the rise, BikeStormz is a space for liberation and creative freedom, allowing young people across the city to be free and express themselves
INLAND (dir/scr. Fridjof Ryder, UK) – Ryder made his bold debut with this intense puzzle piece, a tense thriller reminiscent of Roger and Lynch, starring Mark Rylance and narrating the The story of a young man who returns to his hometown after his mother disappears.
KLOKKENLUIDER (dir/scr. Neil Maskell) – Maskell’s debut novel combines dark gallows humor, poignant dialogue and sharp character traits in an edgy and claustrophobic comedy thriller, in which a hapless government whistleblower and his partner hide in a remote Belgian cabin, accompanied by two eccentric bodyguards. The possibilities are endless, and the community exploring the power of communication and exchange here has an intoxicating coming-of-age story, about a Kurdish deaf boy living in Derby, England.
PRETTY RED DRESS (dir/scr. Dionne Edwards, UK) – BRIT nominated singer and West End stage star Alexandra Burke for this dress-seeing The charismatic star changes everything for a family in Edwards’ dynamic, heartwarming debut.
SHE IS LOVE (dir/scr. Jamie Adams, UK) – Sam Riley and Haley Bennett shine as estranged lovers break up in this intense and engaging drama Meet ten years later, from prolific Welsh filmmaker Jamie Adams ( Black Mountain poet , bittersweet Symphony).
SUPER EAGLES ‘1941 (dir. Yemi Bamiro, UK-Nigeria) – Bamiro follow up 96 of This fascinating history of a man and his shoes with the Nigerian national football team and its importance in the country’s political and cultural landscape..
THE ORIGIN (dir. Andrew Cumming, UK) – Bringing a whole new meaning to the term “era film”, Cumming’s Paleolithic low-budget horror film THE ORIGIN” is a true original. Filmed in the Scottish Highlands during a pandemic, this visionary survival horror is a masterclass in wide world building. – an exquisite collage film that manipulates snippets of comics to create a narrative of unfulfilled romantic aspirations.
The Girl of Tomorrow (dir. Scr. Marta Savina, Italy-France) – Savina’s impressive debut based on 1960 The true story of a young woman in Sicily who was violently forced into marriage in her fight for justice.
THE BLAZE (Director Quentin Raynaud, France) – A man and his father escape wildfires in this French eco-thriller that could have been cut from the burnt pages of a book Rip off this year’s headlines.
KANAVAL: One Man’s History of Haiti in Six Chapters (Directed by Lean Gordon, Eddie Hutton Mills, Haiti – UK) – Haiti’s history through a tale of colour, dance and music Blast as the country prepares its legs for Carnival. .
Father’s Dragon (Director Nora Twomey, Ireland) – An epic series created by award-winning director Nora Twomey and acclaimed Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon An irresistible animated fable about a boy and a young dragon trapped on an island full of savage beasts.
XALÉ (dir. Moussa Sene Absa, Senegal-Côte d’Ivoire) – Artist, musician and filmmaker Moussa Sene Absa (Yoole , The Sacrifice) tells XALÉ, a powerful female-centric revenge drama that unfolds across two time frames and details the aftermath of a devastating event
THE STORE (dir/scr. Ami-ro Sköld, Sweden-Italy) – this creative and provocative social realist drama boldly uses live action and stop motion Animations to explore what life in our zero-hour contract consumer society might look like in the near future.
SHTTL (dir/scr. Ady Walter, Ukraine-France) – a Jewish village that took place before the Nazi invasion of Ukraine in 66, a filmmaker returns from Kyiv to find the bride he wants. Walter’s compelling debut in a stunning black-and-white “single-shot” drama is Yiddish, starring Saul Rubinek, Moshe Lobel and Antoine Millet.