International stars come out for the 58th BFI London Film Festival

The LFF will welcome over 540 guests – over 170 directors and over 120 actors – representing 248 feature films presented over the 12-day Festival.

Fury (2014)

Fury (2014)

The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announce the additional international stars and filmmakers attending this years’ Festival. Joining the line-up for gala presentations are Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Miles Teller, Taron Egerton, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Dimitri Leonidas, Kim Bodnia, Xavier Dolan and Helen McCrory. 

Further actors and filmmakers presenting their work at the Festival include Maisie Williams, Muna Otaru, Benoit Jacquot, Ahmad Abdalla, Terence Stamp, Alba Rohrwacher, Mia Wasikowska, Susanne Bier, Damian Lewis, Andrea Riseborough, Barbara Broccoli, Morgan Matthews, Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall, Michael Winterbottom, Sophie Okonedo, Antony Sher, George Mackay, John Boorman, Noomi Rapace, Agyness Deyn, Viggo Mortensen, Riz Ahmed, One9 and Callan McAuliffe.

Previously announced guests include Bennett Miller, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Damien Chazelle, J.K Simmons, Jason Reitman, Ansel Elgort, Kaitlyn Dever, Reese Witherspoon, Nick Hornby, Cheryl Strayed, James Kent, Kit Harington, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Mike Leigh, Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari, Alan Rickman, Damián Szifron, Kristian Levring, Jacob Cheung, Nick Fenton, Peter Strickland, Tomm Moore, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, François Ozon, Jack O’Connell, Randall Wright, Frederick Wiseman, Edwyn Collins, Teddy Chen, Donnie Yen, Michelle Bai, Ned Benson, James McAvoy and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Filmmakers and actors supporting their work in Official Competition for Best Film include:

  • Dearest – Peter Ho-Sun Chan
  • The Duke of Burgundy – Peter Strickland, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D’Anna
  • The Falling – Carol Morley, Maisie Williams, Florence Pugh (Best British Newcomer nominee), Greta Scacchi
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone Late at Night – Ana Lily Amirpour
  • Girlhood – Céline Sciamma
  • The Keeping Room – Daniel Barber,  Muna Otaru
  • The New Girlfriend – François Ozon 
  • Phoenix – Nina Hoss
  • The President – Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Marziyeh Meshkiny
  • Son of a Gun – Julius Avery
  • Timbuktu – Abderrahmane Sissako and Kessen Tall

Filmmakers and actors supporting their work in First Feature Competition for the Sutherland Award include:

  • ’71 – Yann Demange, Gregory Burke,  Jack O’Connell
  • Butter on the Latch – Josephine Decker
  • Catch Me Daddy – Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe (Best British Newcomer nominees), Sameena Jabeen Ahmed (Best British Newcomer nominee),  Conor McCarron
  • Difret – Zeresenay Mehari
  • Gente de bien – Franco Lolli
  • The Goob – Guy Myhill (Best British Newcomer nominee), Liam Walpole
  • Labour of Love – Adityavikram Sengupta
  • Macondo – Sudabeh Mortezai
  • Second Coming – Debbie Tucker-Green, Nadine Marshall,  Kai Francis Lewis
  • Something Must Break – Ester Martin Bergsmark
  • Theeb – Naji Abu Nowar, Bassel Ghandour, Jaser Eidm, Hussein Salameh, Hasan Mutleq, Jack Fox
  • The Tribe – Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

Directors supporting their work in Documentary Competition for the Grierson Award include:

  • The Green Prince – Nadav Schirman
  • Guidelines – Jean-Francois Caissy
  • Hockney – Randall White
  • The Immortalists –Jason Sussberg and David Alvardo
  • National Gallery – Frederick Wiseman
  • The Possibilities Are Endless – Edward Lovelace, James Hall, subjects Edwyn Collins, Grace Maxwell
  • Silvered Water, Syria Self Portrait – Ossama Mohammed
  • Tender – Lynette Wallworth

The 58th BFI London Film Festival will welcome over 540 guests, including over 170 directors and over 120 actors attending for the 248 feature films; with 190 filmmakers representing the 148 short films.  A complete list of talent attending the Festival is available from the Premier press team and to accredited press via the Festival press site.

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