BFI London Films Festival 2011 (14th Oct to 27th Oct) is already going great guns. Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles’s 360 (starring Anthony Hopkins and Rachel Weisz) has set the upbeat tone of the festival that is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. Audiences can expect a multitude of red-carpet events and gala screenings of 300 films from participating nations. Screenings will take place at 10 different venues including BFI Southbank, Curzon Mayfair, and ICA cinema.
This year again, the festival is based on themes covering different areas of interest.
Some of the films to be screened under ‘Galas and Special Screenings’ theme are:
- The Decedents (George Clooney and Shailene Woodley) 20th, 23rd and 24th October
- A Dangerous Method (Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley) 24th and 25th October
- Anonymous (Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave) 25th -27th October
Under the ‘Film on the Square’ theme, you can watch:
- The Awakening (Rebecca Hall and Dominic West) 25th and 26th October
- Carnage (Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet) 18th, 19th and 22 October
- Faust (Johannes Zeiler and Anton Adasinsky) 24th and 27th October
‘New British Cinema’ theme will include:
- Junkhearts (Eddie Marsan and Candese Reid) 21st and 23rd October
- Lawrence of Belgravia, 22nd, 23rd and 25th October
‘World Cinema’ theme will include:
- Better This World 25th and 26th October
- The Dish and The Spoon 18th, 19th and 21st October
New movies will also be screened under more themes including French Revolutions, Cinema Europa, Experimenta, and Short Cuts and Animation.
To be a part of this year’s BFI London Film Festival, book accommodation near Brewery Road London City now. The Shaftesbury Group of Hotels is offering great deals in central London.