Oscar hopefuls line up for the London festival

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Moonlight Director Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street could Talk is one of several films of Oscar-winners or nominees, at the London Film Festival.

The line-up for the year 2018, announced on Thursday, will also be crime drama starring Viola Davis, will open the widows of the festival at 10.October.

It is Director Steve McQueen’s first feature film, won for his 12 years A Slave best picture at the Oscars 2014.

The Coen brothers’ ballad of Buster Scruggs, will also show a Gala.

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“This year, some of the most important awards of the season, films will be launched at the festival. This strategy has worked very well in the last few years,” said the artistic Director Tricia Tuttle.

“It is an important springboard for some of the autumn-season-movies, especially the ones with awards-season ambitions.”

Other movies currently Academy Awards hope also shown, Timothee Chalamet addiction drama Beautiful Boy.

His romance movie they Call Me, her Name was one of the highlights of last year’s festival.

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Historical Comedy The favorite the features, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, is also expected to be a highlight of the upcoming awards season.

How is The leader, has its European premiere at the festival, and stars Hugh Jackman, 1988 presidential candidate Gary Hart was caught, the allegations of an extramarital affair.

And Director Alfonso Cuaron, who won the best Director Oscar for Gravity, his latest film brings Roma for the event.

It follows a year in the life of a family in Mexico city in the 1970s. The production, which is currently distributed by Netflix, one of several films, showing that the streaming giant the prices ambitions.

The festival shows a total of 225 offers with 30% of those workers from the female film, Tuttle says, it was not difficult to achieve, because of the width of the emerging industry talent.

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“It is not so difficult, to be honest,” she said.”It is important for us to emphasize that, while we all in the direction of parity, we will not put the odds for us in the programming team.”

Films of women-Directors, Marielle Heller, Can you Ever Forgive Me? Starring Melissa McCarthy.

It is the true story of the celebrity biographer Lee Israel, who, mired in a career-threatening deception. And Karyn Kusama – destroyer, with Nicole Kidman as the jaded police detective.

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The festival will also be shown for the first time, the premiere of a film outside of London, Mike Leigh’s 19th Century drama Peterloo in Manchester.

TV show presented with the festival the first two episodes of The Little Drummer Girl. Actor Florence Pugh, the show is a new John Le Carré adaptation from the creators of the hit BBC spy drama series The night Manager.

The London Film Festival runs from 10 to 21 October.

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