French films to have a strong presence at the London Film Festival

French films to have a strong presence at the London Film Festival

The 60th BFI London Film Festival will take place this year from October 5 through 16, with a delegation of French artists in attendance and no less than 28 French films (including majority-French productions) to be showcased in the various festival sections.

An event that was initiated in the 1950s by British film critics and was originally conceived as a condensed version of the major international film festivals (with screenings of films already presented at Cannes and Venice), the BFI London Film Festival has stamped itself as one of the key movie industry events in the United Kingdom, with now around 250 films from 75 countries screened each year.

This year's Official Competition features two French films: Frantz by François Ozon and Elle by Paul Verhoeven, as well as 3 minority-French co-productions. That makes a total of 5 films among the 11 titles included in the Official Competition in which France participates as a producer.

Bertrand Bonello will be at the event to present Nocturama at a gala evening event held as part of the Debate section. Other French directors in attendance include François Ozon, Anne Fontaine, Houda Benyamina, Eugène Green, Alice Diop, Claire Simon, along with the actress Lucie Lucas.

Feature Films - Official Competition

Feature Films - First Feature Competition

Feature Films - Special Presentations

Feature Films - Documentary Competition

Feature Films - Dare

Feature Films - Debate

Feature Films - Journey

Feature Films - Laugh

Feature Films - Love

Feature Films - Thrill

Feature Films - Family

Feature Films - Cult

Feature Films - Treasures

The complete list of all films selected can be viewed on the festival website.

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