The 66th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express has announced that the UK Premiere of Luca Guadagnino’s BONES AND ALL has been added to the 2022 programme, screening in a Special Presentation at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.
Starring Timothée Chalamet, Taylor Russell and Mark Rylance, BONES AND ALL is the tender story of first love between Maren (Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter, as they embark on a thousand-mile odyssey through Reagan’s America.
Also added to the programme is the much-anticipated BROS from the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner, who co-writes and stars alongside Luke Macfarlane in the first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy. Directed and co-written by Nicholas Stoller (Bad Neighbors, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and produced by Stoller alongside the comedy hitmaker Judd Apatow (The King of Staten Island, Trainwreck, The Big Sick), BROS is a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with.
The Festival will also be screening bold Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi’s NO BEARS, portraying two parallel love stories with the lovers troubled by hidden, inevitable obstacles, the force of superstition and the mechanics of power. Starring Panahi, Naser Hashemi, and Vahid Mobaseri, the film was shot in secret in Iran and won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival this year, with jurors and industry guests in Venice joining the International Coalition of Filmmakers at Risk (ICFR) for a show of solidarity with Jafar Panahi, and to call for the release of the filmmaker who has been detained in Tehran since July.
The Festival also announces its 2022 Screen Talk line-up with renowned directors Mia Hansen-Løve, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Noah Baumbach joining award-winning musician and actor, Janelle Monáe, as well as acclaimed actors Bill Nighy and Aubrey Plaza, in a series of in-person talks about the careers of some of the industry’s key talents, both in front of and behind the camera.
The Festival is delighted to welcome much-loved director and screenwriter Mia Hansen-Løve back to the festival to discuss her career and her latest film, the poignant ONE FINE MORNING starring Léa Seydoux. Hansen-Løve joins an impressive line-up of acclaimed filmmakers including prolific writer-director Noah Baumbach to discuss his extraordinary career alongside his most recent feature WHITE NOISE, a riveting adaptation of Don DeLillo’s acclaimed novel, and writer-director-producer Alejandro González Iñárritu who will discuss his monumental career along with his ambitious new work BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS.
Bill Nighy joins LFF on the occasion of one of his finest performances, a deeply moving portrait of an older man reflecting on his life, in Olivier Hermanus’ LIVING. Musician, actor, author and activist Janelle Monáe will be discussing her career as well as her latest role in our closing night film, GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY and the Festival are delighted to also welcome acclaimed actor and producer Aubrey Plaza to talk about her role in EMILY THE CRIMINAL, and her career on the large and small screen.
Further Screen Talks will be announced shortly, as well as the LFF for Free programme of free events including talks and debates, short film screenings, DJ nights and family events.
The 66th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express takes place from Wednesday 5 October – Sunday 16 October 2022.