60% of female-directed films in the BFI London Film Festival

London Film Festival official competition goes beyond 60%

The London Film festival has found an impressive line-up with 6 films by women directors on the first year of Tricia Tuttle as new director BFI Festivals. Tuttle led last year's LFF as interim Artistic Director. LFF will screen the English debut of Silver Bear-winning director, Małgorzata Szumowska, after its premiere in Toronto and Haifa Al-Mansour's third film which will also compete in Venice for the Golden Lion.

The Other Lamb. Photo by Patrick Redmond


The festival has picked an international selection spanning a range of genres; from gothic psychodrama and thriller, to strongly political stories and period piece, combining experienced directors with debut films such as writer/director Rose Glass's  Saint Maud. 

Haifaa Al-Mansour

Official competition line-up:

The Perfect Candidate (Germany-Saudi Arabia, dir. Haifaa Al Mansour)

The Other Lamb (Ireland-Belgium-USA, dir. Małgorzata Szumowska)

Honey Boy  (USA, dir. Alma Har'el)

Rose Plays Julie (Ireland-United Kingdom, dir. Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor)

Saint Maud (U.K., dir. Rose Glass)

Lingua Franca - (USA, dir. Isabel Sandoval)

Fanny Lye Deliver'd - (U.K.-Germany, dir., Thomas Clay)

La Llorona - (Guatemala-France, dir. Jayro Bustamante)

Moffie - (South Africa-U.K., dir. Oliver Hermanus)

Monos - (Colombia-Argentina-Netherlands-Germany-Sweden-Uruguay-USA, dir. Alejandro Landes)

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express takes place from Wednesday 2nd October-Sunday 13th October 2019.