With the official selection of the 64th BFI London Film Festival announced, Grad Film has taken London by storm.
Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland: Frances McDorrmand illuminates Chloé Zhao’s follow up to “The Rider”, a humane and lyrical film about people living on the road in the American West. Part of the Journey program.
Chuko Esiri’s Eyimofe (This is My Desire): Set in Lagos, Nigeria, the film follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores. Part of the Journey program.
“The Salt in Our Waters”
Rezwan Shahriar Sumit’s The Salt in Our Waters: A young artist relocates to coastal Bangladesh to practice his art, but in doing so up-turns the local community’s age-old customs and taboos. Part of the Journey program.
“David Byrne’s American Utopia”
Spike Lee’s David Byrne’s American Utopia: Imagine if you could be front row, onstage even, for one of the most electrifying performances of David Byrne’s career? This must be the place. Featured in the Create program
Karishma Dube’s Bittu: Bittu is a fiercely independent little girl who loves showing off, even though she always gets herself into trouble. But a careless act results in tragedy. Part of the Kids Will Be Kids program, the short is written and directed by Dube and produced by fellow alum Mary Evangelista.
Elegance Bratton and Jovan James’ Buck: Lynn is caught in a heady mix of depression and self-determination. After a debauched night of setting boundaries and crossing others, he realises his path is his own to define. Part of the My Time to Shine program.
"Two Single Beds"
William Stefan Smith's Two Single Beds: Two London comedians find sanctuary in each other after a show in Doncaster. Is 170 miles as far from reality as they’re willing to let themselves go? Part of the UK Focus program.
The festival will be held from October 7th-18th.
Find a complete list of selected films at BFI.