Full BFI London Film Festival Programme 2017 Announced

Steve Carell and Emma Stone in Battle Of The Sexes

by James White |
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We've already learned that Andy Serkis' Breathe will be the Opening Night Gala of the 2017 BFI London Film Festival, while Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is set to close the whole thing out. But aside from a scattering of other announcements – Emma Stone/Steve Carell-starring tennis pic Battle Of The Sexes amongst them – we haven't had the full programme list until now.

243 films will be screened from 67 countries, in 15 cinemas across London. Among the films that will be screening over the 12-day event include Paddy Considine's Journeyman, Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck, John Cameron Mitchell's Neil Gaiman adaptation How To Talk To Girls At Parties, Alexander Payne's Downsizing, Call Me By Your Name from Luca Guadagnino and Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool by Paul McGuigan.

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

And that's just the tip of the cine-iceberg. There are a host of other titles on show, such as Yorgos Lanthimos' latest, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying (for those who just can't get enough Carell), Guillermo del Toro's bewitching new fantasy The Shape Of Water and Tangerine director Sean Baker's The Florida Project.

Plus, in the 'Laugh' strand, we here at Empire will again be hosting a gala, with a screening of Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories, starring Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler.

The 61st London Film Festival in partnership with American Express takes place from Wednesday 4 October - Sunday 15 October 2017. To Find the full programme listing, head to the festival's site.

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