Yesterday saw the announcement of the full line-up for this year’s London Film Festival (Oct 10-21), and here at Time Out we’re thrilled to be heavily involved once again in the capital’s biggest and best film event as one of the key media partners. This year we’ll be presenting Michael Haneke’s superb, Palme d’Or-winning film, ‘Amour’ (above) – another masterpiece from the Austrian director of ‘Funny Games’ and ‘Hidden’ – which is about an elderly Parisian couple facing illness, mortality and difficult choices towards the end of their lives. Haneke will be attending the gala screening of the film at the Curzon Mayfair on October 11 and, if you’re not lucky enough to secure a ticket for the night, this extraordinary film will open in cinemas everywhere on November 16.
Time Out is also sponsoring one of the new thematic strands at the festival: the ‘Debate’ section is full of challenging and provocative films from around the globe – films such as Thomas Vinterberg’s paedophile witchhunt drama ‘The Hunt’ and the Italian ‘Big Brother’ satire ‘Reality’, both of which were hits at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in May. And lastly Time Out will be inviting Londoners to embrace the festival for free by sponsoring a series of in-depth panel events around new British films such as Sally Potter’s ‘Ginger and Rosa’ and the Madchester music drama ‘Spike Island’. As ever, keep coming back to Time Out for extensive coverage of the festival before and during this unrivalled celebration of the best new films from all over the world.
For more info, see timeout.com/lff.