There’s always something going on in London, but something particularly exciting is coming up this October (especially if you love movies- and who doesn’t?).
The London Film Festival is back! This is especially exciting considering the fact that it’s been so difficult to go to in-person events in light of everything that’s been going on. Festival director Tricia Tuttle said it herself: ‘After this last 18 months so many of us are eager for opportunities to connect around shared cultural events...we’re looking forward to bringing people together over the 12 days of the LFF to view this truly exceptional programme of film, series and immersive art.’ This is your opportunity to see the best of what London has to offer!
Everything you need to know:
The BFI London Film Festival is coming back between October 6 to October 17, with tickets going on sale on 20 September at 10am. The main location for the Film Festival will be at the Royal Festival Hall and BFI Southbank, but quite a few West End cinemas will be hosting film viewings, too. You’ll want to check where you’re going ahead of time, because there will be a lot of films to peruse. In total, the programme is made up of 159 films, 75 shorts, 8 TV and streaming shows, and a whole XR and immersive art strand. That’s an incredible amount! You’ll need to do some research ahead of time, but we’ve done some for you so you know what to look for when you’re buying tickets.
For those of you who love HBO’s ‘Succession,’ you’re in luck: the first two episodes of season three of this hit show will be premiering at the festival! It will be presented at Royal Festival Hall as an LFF Series Special Screening. If you’ve never seen the show before, never fear: you have until October 15 to binge-watch the show and catch up! Other TV series include ‘4 Feet High’ (screening in Dare), ‘Dopesick’ (screening in Debate), ‘Fires’ (screening in Journey), and ‘Maya and the Three’ (screening in Family).
There are also must-see films, of course. There’s an exciting directorial debut from Maggie Gyllenhaal called ‘The Lost Daughter,’ screening a few times during the festival (13 October and 14 October at Royal Festival Hall, and 16 October at BFI Southbank, NFT1). Much anticipation is building towards this film, which promises to be excellent. There is also ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ (17 October at Royal Festival Hall), a take on the Shakespeare classic. Other recommended films include ‘Titane’ (9 October and 12 October at Royal Festival Hall), ‘The Power of The Dog,’ (11 October and 12 October at Royal Festival Hall, with an additional viewing on 17 October at BFI Southbank, NFT1), and ‘The Worst Person in the World’ (8 October and 11 October at BFI Southbank, NFT1, with an additional viewing on 10 October at Curzon Mayfair, Screen 1). Check out the official festival site here for all programme information and ticket info, because this list is in no way exhaustive!
Haven’t found what you’re looking for?
If none of these films sound like the right fit for you, keep looking. There’s really something for everyone at this year’s line up, and this is a great chance to explore London’s cultural landscape. If you’re looking for somewhere new to live in London (or want to move here now!), you should definitely consider all in one living London. We’re located perfectly for you to go where you want and explore the city fully!
The good news is that if you’re not feeling like going to the festival, there’s still plenty to do in our living complexes in London (or in any of our other locations, for that matter). You can work out in our fitness studio, have a delicious coffee at one of our on-site cafés, or work in one of our co-working spaces. There’s always something to do, and we’d never begrudge you some time relaxing at home after a long day. It’s up to you.
There’s always something going on in London. Why not be a part of it here at Vonder?