Now in its 59th year, the London Film Festival (LFF) opens today. The twelve day festival begins with a gala screening of the new Carey Mulligan film Suffragette. Over the course of the festival there will be further gala screenings of some of the most anticipated films of the year in the form of Steve Jobs, The Lobster, Black Mass, High Rise and Carol, the highly anticipated award contender starring Cate Blanchett.
In addition there are 240 films from 72 countries being shown all over the capital. The programming of the festival always brings together films into interesting strands and this year is no different. As well as the features, documentary and short film competitions, there are strands that fall under titles such as Dare, Love, Laugh and cult to name just a few.
For detailed info on the programme, prices and LFF new go to the excellent official site http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff.