The 2019 London Film Festival: My Tips

As in recent years, here are some recommendations for the upcoming BFI London Film Festival. (There are of course many films in the festival I haven’t yet seen, some of which I am greatly looking forward to.) The list below – ordered alphabetically – covers a dozen titles which are among my favourites of the year so far; I’ve also added in three archive restorations. You can read more about the movies at (where you can also book tickets); or you can check out my own thoughts on some of the films by clicking on the links below. You will be able to find many of the remaining titles covered in my blogs on this year’s film festivals in Berlin and Cannes. I hope you find something to enjoy!

The new movies:

Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles, Brazil)

Burning Night (Eryk Rocha, Brazil)

By the Grace of God (François Ozon, France; picture at top)

The Cordillera of Dreams  (Patricio Guzmán, Chile)

Fire Will Come (Oliver Lax, Spain)

Ghost Town Anthology

Ghost Town Anthology (Denis Coté, Canada)

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Guzmão (Karim Aïnouz, Brazil)

L Joe
Emily Beecham in Little Joe

Little Joe (Jessica Hausner, UK-Austria)

The Other Lamb (Malgorzata Szumowska, Ireland-USA)

Piranhas (Claudio Giovannesi, Italy)

Pierfrancesco Favino in The Traitor

The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio, Italy)

The restored classics:

Illustrious Corpses (Francesco Rosi, Italy, 1976)

Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel, Mexico, 1950)

Ride Lonesome (Budd Boetticher, USA, 1959)

The BFI London Film Festival runs Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 13th October.

Julia Stockler and Carol Duarte in The Invisible Life of Eurídice Guzmão



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