London Film Festival unveils 11 competition titles

London Film Festival unveils 11 competition titles



Iran's Sudabeh Mortezai is also in the running.

Movie buffs, buckle up because the 67th BFI London Film Festival is about to hit the scene with a cinematic explosion that's bound to leave you in awe. Taking place from 4 to 15 October, 2023, get ready to be wowed by an incredible array of films.

This year, the festival is rolling out the red carpet for eleven exceptional films. These movies will be duking it out in the Official Competition category for the highly coveted Best Film Award. From heart-pounding thrillers to beautiful tales, the lineup promises to be an exhilarating rollercoaster ride through the world of cinema. So without further ado, let's take a closer look.


Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, the dynamic Irish duo, are back with Baltimore. Details of this project are still undisclosed, but if their past work is any indication, we're in for a heart-touching tale that'll linger in our hearts.

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Dear Jassi 

Dear Jassi follows the captivating journey of a young couple separated by time and distance, navigating societal expectations and heartache. Directed by India's Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions.

Dear Jassi 


Europa takes us into the world of corporate intrigue and ambition, with a twist you won't see coming. Helmed by celebrated Iranian director, Sudabeh Mortezai, get ready to question everything you thought you knew.

Evil Does Not Exist 

Evil Does Not Exist introduces us to life in a quiet village and the unexpected ripple effects of a seemingly innocuous plan. Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi promises a story that'll keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Fingernails dives into the complexities of romantic love, with a mysterious institute at the heart of it all. Buckle up for a journey of self-discovery and unexpected twists as Christos Nikou screens his feature film at the London Film Festival. The film stars Jeremy Allen White, Annie Murphy, Luke Wilson and Riz Ahmed.

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Gasoline Rainbow

Under the direction of Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross, Gasoline Rainbow invites us on an unforgettable road trip with a group of teenagers seeking adventure. Get ready to join them on a wild and unexpected ride.

I Am Sirat 

I Am Sirat offers a deeply personal look into the life of a trans woman navigating tradition and self-discovery. Prepare to shed tears with this story of identity and resilience, directed by Canada's Deepa Mehta and Sirat Taneja.

I Am Sirat

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel throws us into a thrilling world of mystery and danger, where two young women must navigate a town filled with unfettered aggression. Australia's Kitty Green promises a suspenseful ride with this project that stars Julia Garner and Hugo Weaving.

The Royal Hotel

Self Portrait: 47 Km 2020 

Self Portrait: 47 Km 2020 takes us into the director, Zhang Mengqi's personal journey of capturing a village's transformation. It's time to see life through a unique lens.

Starve Acre

Starve Acre delves into a family's unravelling as they confront dark forces and unexpected discoveries. This story by Daniel Kokotajlo, starring Matt Smith, will send shivers down your spine.

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Together 99

Together 99 reunites us with a beloved commune and its inhabitants as they navigate the challenges of a new era. Swedish-German director Lukas Moodysson promises to make you laugh, cry and reflect.

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