Saltburn to kick off this year's London Film Festival in October

Saltburn to kick off this year's London Film Festival in October



The festival will run from 4 to 15 October 2023.

Prepare for an enthralling cinematic experience as the 67th London Film Festival prepares to dazzle audiences again. This year's opening night gala promises to be an unforgettable event with the highly anticipated international premiere of Saltburn, a tale of privilege and desire by the Academy Award-winning British filmmaker Emerald Fennell.

The London Film Festival has a rich history of showcasing the finest in international cinema, and this year is no exception. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, 4 October, when the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall will welcome the star-studded cast of Saltburn. We're talking names such as Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Alison Oliver, Archie Madekwe and many others.

Saltburn director Emerald feels honoured to see her film open the London Film Festival. "It feels extra-special that Saltburn, this very British tale of excess, is able to make its international debut at the wonderful BFI," she added.

The film promises to take viewers back to the mid-2000s, into the world of Oliver Quick — a student struggling to find his place at Oxford University. When he crosses paths with the charismatic aristocrat Felix Catton, a mesmerising journey unfolds that leads Oliver to the eccentric Saltburn estate.

With venues ranging from the iconic Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall to the BFI IMAX, the London Film Festival promises to be an extraordinary journey through the world of cinema. And this year's unique twist comes in the form of simultaneous screenings in cinemas across the country, allowing audiences nationwide to be part of the grand opening. 

So mark your calendars and prepare to be swept away by the charm of Saltburn at the London Film Festival. The festival runs until Sunday, 15 October, and tickets go on sale on 12 September.

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