The 58th London Film Festival, 8-19 October

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See the world's best films in London as part of the 58th BFI London Film Festival. A showcase of the world's best new films, the BFI London Film Festival is one of the most anticipated events in London's cultural calendar. 

The 12-day celebration of cinema includes screenings of fiction and documentary features, including world premieres and European premieres. There will also be screenings of live action and animated shorts.  A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew will take part in career interviews, master classes and other special events.

This year’s Opening Night film will be The Imitation Game, a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.  The film will receive its European premiere on Wednesday 8 October at the Odeon Leicester Square with a live cinecast from the red carpet and simultaneous screenings taking place at cinemas across the UK. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and director Morten Tyldum are expected to attend the London event.