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 63rd edition of the BFI London Film Festival will take place from October 2 through 13 this year, with a large delegation of French artists in attendance and no less than 21 French films (including majority-French coproductions) 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 (featuring screenings of films already presented at Cannes and Venice), the BFI London Film Festival has established itself as one of the key movie industry events in the United Kingdom, with now around 250 films from 75 countries screened each year.

France will be represented this year by 21 feature films (in addition to the French cinema classics programmed) and 23 minority-French coproductions.

The following actors and directors are expected to join the French delegation this year (to be confirmed): Nicolas Bedos and Guillaume Canet (La Belle Epoque), Stéphane Demoustier (The Girl with a Bracelet), Mati Diop (Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story), Céline Sciamma, Adèle Haenel et Noémie Merlant (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (Don't Look Down), Dominik Moll (Only the Animals), François Ozon (By the Grace of God), Sébastien Lifshitz (Adolescentes), Jérémy Clapin (I Lost My Body), Rebecca Zlotowski (An Easy Girl), Manele Labidi (Arab Blues), and Filippo Meneghetti (Two of Us).

All the French films at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival

Official Competition

Galas & Special Screenings

First Feature Competition


Documentary Competition










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