The BFI London Film Festival runs from October 8-19 this year, and boasts an impressive line-up of international acting and directing talent. Here are the Top Ten films to look out for…



David Ayer’s brilliant action drama tells the story of US soldiers and the demons they face down as they drive their tank through occupied Europe during WWII. Stars: Brad Pitt,Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman.


Men, Women and Children

Jason Reitman explores the way the modern technologies both enhance and hinder our lives and relationships in this cross-generational comedy drama. Stars: Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jennifer Garner.



Reese Witherspoon impresses in this moving account of one woman’s attempt to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Co-stars: Laura Dernand Gaby Hoffman.


Testament of Youth

The real-life story of wartime nurse Vera Brittain’s extraordinary life during WWI is explored in this magnificent period drama. Stars: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington and Emily Watson.


A Little Chaos

Kate Winslet plays a landscape gardener employed by King Louis XIV to transform the gardens at Versailles. Stars: Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci and Helen McCroy.


The Salvation

Mads Mikkelsen does what a man’s gotta do in the lawless Old West in this violent and stylish modern Scandinavian western. Co-stars: Eva Green and Jonathan Pryce.


Winter Sleep

This beautifully performed, scripted and shot Turkish film by Palme d’Or-winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan, is an intimate epic about male foibles and marital tensions. Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbağ.


Björk: Biophilia Live

Not just a concert film but a record of Björk’s groundbreaking Biophilia project, which reached its climax with a ravishing show at Alexandra Palace. Co-stars: Manu Delago and Graduale Nobili.


Song of the Sea

A richly animated tale of Celtic magic and folklore that never fails to entrance, entertain and move its audience in equal measure. Stars: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson and Fionnula Flanagan.



Featuring a dramatic interview with exiled computer hacker Edward Snowdon at it’s core, Laura Poitras’ thrilling documentary explores the actions and motivations of whistleblowers.