The 56th BFI London Film Festival announced its full roster today, including 36 features in the official competition. The lineup has been divided into three sections of 12 films each, and entrants will compete under the headings of Best Film, First Feature Competition, and Documentary Competition.
Benh Zeitlin’s rapturously received "Beasts of the Southern Wild" will make its UK premiere in the First Feature category beside main competition highlights like Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths," starring Christopher Walken and Colin Farrell, Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone," with Marion Cotillard, and Pablo Larrain's "No."
In order to better orient festival-goers, screenings will be clustered this year around nine central themes. Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner "Amour" will anchor the Love category, while Sophie Fiennes's documentary "The Pervert's Guide To Ideology," featuring circumlocution-prone philosopher Slavoj Zizek, will screen in the Debate section.
On page two find the competitive lineups arranged by category. Go here for the full schedule.
The festival runs October 11-21.