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BFI London Film Festival 2019

Fyzal Boulifa, Jessica Hausner, Scott Graham, Harry Lighton and Fateme Ahmadi will all have work screened at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival.

Written and directed by Fyzal Boulifa, LYNN + LUCY will screen as part of the ‘Debate’ strand. A lifelong friendship is tested by tragedy. Produced by Camilla Bray.

Directed and co-written by Jessica Hausner, LITTLE JOE will screen as part of the ‘Dare’ strand. Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. Co-written with Géraldine Bajard. Produced by Coop99 Filmproduktion, The Bureau and Essential Filmproduktion GmbH.

Written and directed by Scott Graham, RUN will have its European premiere as part of the ‘Journey’ strand. An after dark joyride drives a small-town fish worker to risk everything. Produced by Bard Entertainments, Barry Crerar, BFI Film Fund and BBC Films.

Co-written and co-directed by Harry Lighton, POMPEII will screen as part of short film programme ‘The Culture’. Tam gets on the first tube home, plugs himself into his phone and begins reliving his night out via social media stories.

Associate produced by Fateme Ahmadi, COUP 53 will screen as part of the Documentary Competition. Award-winning director Taghi Amirani’s decade-long investigation into the 1953 CIA/MI6-led coup that overthrew Iran’s democratic Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh. Edited by Walter Murch. An Amirani Media production.

The BFI London Film Festival runs from the 2nd to 13th October. For more information, click here.