London Film Festival line-up led by women

2018-08-31 08:09

London — Organisers of the London Film Festival say 38 percent of the films in its lineup are by women, including 30 percent of the 225 features in the schedule.

Female-directed films in the 10-21 October festival include Karyn Kusama's police thriller Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman and Sara Colangelo's drama The Kindergarten Teacher with Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The 62nd annual London festival opens with Steve McQueen's heist thriller Widows, one of 39 British features on the slate. It closes with John S. Baird's Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie.

Major galas announced on Thursday include David Mackenzie's kilts-and-carnage epic Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce, Joel and Ethan Coen's Western anthology film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Alfonso Cuaron's Mexico City-set Roma, and Tinge Krishnan's London musical Been So Long.

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