The 62nd BFI London Film Festival (LFF) announced the 10 films to be screened as part of the Official Competition.
The 10 films include Birds of Passage, directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra; Destroyer, directed by Karyn Kusama, Happy As Lazzaro, directed by Alice Rohrwacher; Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, directed by Ben Wheatley; In Fabric, directed by Peter Strickland; Joy, directed by Sudabeh Mortezai; The Old Man & The Gun, directed by David Lowery; Shadow, directed by Zhang Yimou; Sunset, directed by László Nemes; and Too Late To Die Young, directed by Dominga Sotomayor.
Tricia Tuttle, the festival’s artistic director, remarked, “These works are by turns, socially and politically urgent, muscularly thrilling, evocatively personal, spectacular, kinky and wildly inventive. It’s also a real pleasure to see that half of these films come from female directors.”
The winning film in the Official Competition will receive the Best Film Award at a special screening on October 20, 2018.