London Film Festival Programme Announced

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Aaron Johnson as John Lennon in Nowhere Boy. Photograph:Liam Daniel

The full programme for The Times BFI London Film Festival has just been revealed.

Now its 53rd year, the London Film Festival is a celebration of both British film and movies from around the world.  This year’s festival includes 191 features and 113 shorts. The exciting lineup ranges from high-profile films by big-name directors to more obscure works from around the globe, many of which would not otherwise be seen on the big screen in this country.

There are at least three films starring George Clooney: the opening night gala world premiere of Fantastic Mr Fox, directed by Wes Anderson; The Men Who Stare At Goats, inspired by Jon Ronson’s bestseller about secret units in the US military; and Up in the Air by Juno director Jason Reitman.

Julianne Moore in A Single Man Other highlights include the closing night Gala world premiere of Nowhere Boy – artist Sam Taylor-Wood’s directorial debut tells the story of John Lennon’s younger years. French film MICMACS by Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, remastered 1920s film Underground about love on the Tube, Frederick Wiesman’s documentary Le Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet, and fashion designer Tom Ford’s A Single Man starring Julianne Moore.

As well as highlighting New British Cinema, London Film Festival will screen movies from 46 countries around the world.

For a full programme, visit