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iW NEWS | Cronenberg, Lee, Anderson, Lynch and More on Tap for 51st London Film Fest

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 13, 2007 at 7:37AM

Seven world, 29 European and 128 U.K. premieres are slated for teh 51st BFI London Film Festival, taking place in the British capital October 17 - November 1. As previously announced, David Cronenberg's "Eastern Promises" will kick off the event, which will screen 184 features and 133 shorts in addition to "screen talks," masterclasses and other programs. Ang Lee's Venice Golden Lion winner "Lust, Caution" joins the roster along with Alexander Sokurov's "Alexandra," Francois Ozon's "Angel," Sean Penn's "Into the Wild," Takeshi Kitano's "Glory to the Filmmaker," Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse Jame by the Coward Robert Ford," Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There" and Rodrigo Pla's "La Zona" among many more. A host of filmmakers including Wes Anderson (whose "The Darjeeling Limited" will close the festival), Laura Linney, Steve Buscemi, Harmony Korine, Robert Rodriguez and Paul Greengrass will take to the stage to discuss their careers, while David Lynch and Donovan will take part in "Catching the Big Fish" together. "In a very strong year for world cinema, we are delighted to be able to present such a wide ranging and high quality programme of films and special events, in which work by internationally renowned directors sits comfortably alongside that from many exciting new talents," commented Artistic Director Sandra Hebron in a statement. "We look forward to welcoming filmmakers, audiences and press and industry delegates alike to our two week celebration of the best, most creative and original films of the year." For more information and a full line up, visit the festival's website. [Brian Brooks]
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Seven world, 29 European and 128 U.K. premieres are slated for teh 51st BFI London Film Festival, taking place in the British capital October 17 - November 1. As previously announced, David Cronenberg's "Eastern Promises" will kick off the event, which will screen 184 features and 133 shorts in addition to "screen talks," masterclasses and other programs. Ang Lee's Venice Golden Lion winner "Lust, Caution" joins the roster along with Alexander Sokurov's "Alexandra," Francois Ozon's "Angel," Sean Penn's "Into the Wild," Takeshi Kitano's "Glory to the Filmmaker," Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse Jame by the Coward Robert Ford," Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There" and Rodrigo Pla's "La Zona" among many more. A host of filmmakers including Wes Anderson (whose "The Darjeeling Limited" will close the festival), Laura Linney, Steve Buscemi, Harmony Korine, Robert Rodriguez and Paul Greengrass will take to the stage to discuss their careers, while David Lynch and Donovan will take part in "Catching the Big Fish" together. "In a very strong year for world cinema, we are delighted to be able to present such a wide ranging and high quality programme of films and special events, in which work by internationally renowned directors sits comfortably alongside that from many exciting new talents," commented Artistic Director Sandra Hebron in a statement. "We look forward to welcoming filmmakers, audiences and press and industry delegates alike to our two week celebration of the best, most creative and original films of the year." For more information and a full line up, visit the festival's website. [Brian Brooks]

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