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A Sneak Preview of London Film Festival 2023

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This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labour of the writers and actors currently on strike, the movies being covered here wouldn't exist.

This Year's is almost upon us and as is the case with every year there is a fantastic line-up of films on the horizon, some of which we are able to reveal.

The festival begins with a Gala premiere of Emerald Fennell's Saltburn, her second feature following Promising Young Woman. Other films will include the biographical drama One Life starring Anthony Hopkins as humanitarian Nicholas Winton. Martin Scorsese's much-anticipated crime epic Killers of the Flower Moon will be showing, the film stars Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Other anticipated films include Todd Haynes May December starring Academy Award winners Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, about an actress researching a role. In a similar vein, Andrew Haigh's All of Us Strangers with Paul Mescal follows a screenwriter looking back on his childhood.

Excitingly, David Fincher's The Killer starring Michael Fassbender is set to premiere at the festival ahead of its Netflix debut. The film reunited Fincher with his Seven screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker based on the graphic novel of the same name.

The Killer. Michael Fassbender as an assassin in The Killer. Cr. Netflix ©2023.

Other films include The End We Start From, an environmental thriller starring Jodie Comer as well as Chris Pine's directorial debut Poolman in which he also stars.

The festival's final gala will be a world premiere of The Kitchen a film written by Daniel Kaluuya which sees a dystopian London gripped by economic hardship.

The festival is due to release more films premiering at the festival closer to the time and will take place between October 4th and 15th.