Full Line-Up Announced For the BFI London Film Festival 2014

Foxcatcher! Rosewater! Mr Turner! London's in for a treat

Full Line-Up Announced For the BFI London Film Festival 2014

by Helen O'Hara |
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This year's BFI London Film Festival kicks off on October 8 with Alan Turing drama The Imitation Game and finishes on October 19 with David Ayers' tank drama Fury. But what about the days inbetween? Well the full line-up, featuring 245 features and 148 shorts, has now been announced and there are some very tasty films to see.

Among the gala screenings, we can expect to see quite a few probable Oscar contenders. Foxcatcher, the wrestling drama from Bennet Miller, will be there, as will Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children; Mike Leigh's Mr Turner; Sundance favourite Whiplash, with Miles Teller and JK Simmons; the Reese Witherspoon-starring Wild; Vera Brittain story Testament Of Youth; and, from the archives, The Battles Of Coronel And Falkland Islands.

Each strand of the programme also has a gala, including Jon Stewart's Rosewater, Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, Xavier Dolan's Mommy and the new film from The Book Of Kells' Tomm Moore, Song Of The Sea.

The Festival will also see the world premiere of Monsters: Dark Continent, the follow-up to Gareth Edwards' original film, in the 'Thrill' strand (presented in association with Empire ourselves). That also contains Mads Mikkelsen-starring Western Salvation, Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini crime-thriller The Drop, Simon Pegg-starrer Kill Me Three Times and many more amazing films.

It's set to be a great couple of weeks for cinema, so if you're within shot of London come along and get involved. The full line-up will be online momentarily at the BFI's London Film Festival site, where tickets will be on sale to the public on September 18. As ever, Empire will be bringing you news from the Festival as it happens.

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