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…

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Fury

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.

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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.

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Wild

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CITIZENFOUR

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.