September 27, 2023



London Film Festival Reveals Lineup of 11 Competitive Films, Featuring ‘Evil Does Not Exist’ by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

London Film Festival Reveals Lineup of 11 Competitive Films, Featuring ‘Evil Does Not Exist’ by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Renowned Japanese filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi (known for Drive My Car), along with Kitty Green (director of The Assistant) and Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor (creators of Rose Plays Julie), are set to present their latest cinematic creations at the 67th BFI London Film Festival, held in collaboration with American Express.

On Tuesday, the organizers revealed a selection of 11 films that will be showcased in the official competition category, vying for the esteemed title of best film. Additionally, they disclosed the lineup of 11 movies participating in the festival’s debut feature competition, a collection of eight compelling documentaries, and a roster of 10 titles contending for the prestigious short film award.

“With each of these competitive categories, the selection of films presents an exhilarating spectrum of filmmaking expressions from both the United Kingdom and around the world,” expressed Kristy Matheson, Director of the BFI London Film Festival. “We take immense pride in introducing these remarkable films and extend our gratitude to the competing filmmaking teams for entrusting us with their creations.”

Explore the compilation of movies scheduled for the London Film Festival’s primary competition, debut feature section, documentary segment, and short film lineup in the sections below for a comprehensive overview of the festival’s cinematic offerings.

Baltimore (directors-screenwriters Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor)

Dear Jassi (director Tarsem Singh Dhandwar)

Europa (director-screenwriter Sudabeh Mortezai)

Evil Does Not Exist (director-screenwriter Ryusuke Hamaguchi)

Fingernails (director-screenwriter Christos Nikou)

Gasoline Rainbow (directors-screenwriters Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross)

I Am Sirat (director: a collaboration between Deepa Mehta and Sirat Taneja)

The Royal Hotel (director-screenwriter Kitty Green)

Self Portrait: 47 KM 2020 (director Zhang Mengqi)

Starve Acre (director-screenwriter Daniel Kokotajlo)

Together 99 (director-screenwriter Lukas Moodysson)

First Feature Competition
Black Dog (director-screenwriter George Jaques)

Earth Mama (director-screenwriter Savanah Leaf)

Hoard (director-screenwriter Luna Carmoon)

In-Camera (director-screenwriter Naqqash Khalid)

Mambar Pierrette (director-screenwriter Rosine Mbakam)

Paradise Is Burning (director-screenwriter Mika Gustafson)

Penal Cordillera (director-screenwriter Felipe Carmona)

The Queen of My Dreams (director-screenwriter Fawzia Mirza)

Sky Peals (director-screenwriter Moin Hussain)

Tiger Stripes (director-screenwriter Amanda Nell Eu)

Tuesday (director-screenwriter Daina O. Pusić)

Documentary Competition

Bye Bye Tiberias (director-screenwriter Lina Soualem)

Celluloid Underground (director Ehsan Khoshbakht)

Chasing Chasing Amy (director Sav Rodgers)

A Common Sequence (directors Mary Helena Clark and Mike Gibisser)

Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano (director-screenwriter Cyril Aris)

The Klezmer Project (directors-screenwriters Leandro Koch and Paloma Schachmann)

Queendom (director Agniia Galdanova)

The Taste of Mango (director Chloe Abrahams)

Short Film Competition

The Archive: Queer Nigerians (director Simisolaoluwa Akande)

Area Boy (director Iggy London)

Boat People (directors Thao Lam and Kjell Boersma)

Essex Girls (director Yero Timi-Biu)

The Goose’s Excuse (directors Mahdy Abo Bahat and Abdo Zin Eldin)

Khabur (director Nafis Fathollahzadeh)

Onset (directors Anna Engelhardt and Mark Cinkevich)

The Singer (director Cora Bissett)

The Walk (director Michael Jobling)

Wells of Despair (director Sata Taas)

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