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London Film Festival 2012 Line-up Reveals – Starts In October!

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The 56th London BFI Film Festival line-up was revealed today, filling the gaps between the already confirmed opening and closing films. The 2012 London Film Festival starts from 10 – 21 October.

The Festival starts with the European Premiere of Tim Burton’s 3D animation Frankenweenie, at the same time – Mike Newell’s visually striking adaptation of Great Expecations, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes will end the Festival, with key talent from both films expected to attend.

The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including Fourteen World Premieres, Fifteen International Premieres and Thirty-four European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts.

UK premieres:
•    Michel Franco’s After Lucia
•    David Ayer’s End of Watch
•    Rama Burshtein’s Fill the Void
•    Daniele Ciprì’s It Was the Son
•    François Ozon’s In the House
•    Cate Shortland’s Lore
•    Pablo Larraín’s No
•    Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone

3 European premieres:
•    Masaaki Akahori’s The Samurai that Night
•    Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus
•    Barry Berk’s Sleeper’s Wake

9 UK premieres:
•    Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild
•    Tom Shkolnik’s The Comedian
•    Maja Miloš’ Clip
•    Gabriela Pichler’s Eat Sleep Die
•    Sally El Hosaini’s My Brother the Devil
•    Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighbouring Sounds
•    Scott Graham’s Shell
•    Andrey Gryazev’s Tomorrow
•    Haifaa Al Mansour’s Wadjda

4 World Premieres:
•    Charlie Paul’s For No Good Reason
•    Nick Ryan’s The Summit
•    Sarah Gavron’s Village at the End of the World
•    Greg Olliver’s Turned Towards the Sun

1 International Premiere:
•    Sébastien Lifshitz’s Les Invisibles

4 European Premieres:
•    Jay Bulger’s Beware of Mr Baker
•    Shola Lynch’s Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
•    Alex Gibney’s Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
•    Amy Berg’s West of Memphis

3 UK Premieres:
•    Katja Gauriloff’s Canned Dreams
•    Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns’ The Central Park Five
•    Ulises Rosell’s The Ethnographer

2012 Nominees:
•    Rowan Athale – director/screenwriter Wasteland
•    Sally El Hosaini – director/screenwriter My Brother the Devil
•    Fady Elsayed – actor My Brother the Devil
•    Scott Graham – director/screenwriter Shell
•    Eloise Laurence – actor Broken
•    Rufus Norris – director Broken
•    Chloe Pirrie actor Shell
•    Tom Shkolnik – director/screenwriter The Comedian

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