The BFI London Film Festival (October 4-15) has added four new films to its 2017 line-up.
They are: John Woo’s Manhunt, Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned, Xavier Legrand’s Custody and Susanna Nicchiarelli’s Nico, 1988.
Manhunt is a crime action thriller starring Hanyu Zhang and Masaharu Fukuyama. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
No Stone Unturned sees Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney reopen the case of the unresolved 1994 Loughinisland massacre in Northern Ireland. The film was pulled from Tribeca over legal issues.
Xavier Legrand’s Custody won the best director and best first feature prizes at the Venice Film Festival. It stars Léa Drucker and Denis Ménochet as a couple involved in a bitter custody battle.
Nico, 1988 tells the tragic story of the former Velvet Underground singer, played by Trine Dyrholm who also recorded her own vocals for ther film. It won best film in Orizzonti at Venice.
The London Film Festival also announced their Experimenta programme of professional development and public events for moving image artists, in partnership with LUX and supported by Arts Council England.
As previously announced, Andy Serkis’s Breathe, opens the LFF on October 4, and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, closes it 11 days later.
Other galas at this festival include Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water, Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here.