240 films. One festival.240 films. 72 countries. 16 cinemas. 12 days. One festival: The BFI London Film Festival. Now in its 59th year, it is the jewel in the BFI's crown. Both the BFI and the BFI London Film Festival are what they say they are: British institutes. Here's your chance to get involved.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Remember that name. Or, if that proves too difficult, remember Joe instead. That's the affectionate nickname this spellbinding director goes by. The Thai artist won a Palme D'Or in 2010 with the instant classic Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and now he's back with Cemetery Of Splendour, a visually ravishing tale of a unit of soldiers afflicted by an undeterminable illness. Hypnotic, immersive and unlike anything you've ever seen before, this is another step towards superstardom for Joe.
Over 15s only. Runtime: 122 minutes.