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London Film Festival 2015 lineup includes Black Mass, Trumbo, Beasts of No Nation

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The full lineup for the 59th BFI London Film Festival was unveiled Tuesday, filling out a slate of 238 fiction and documentary features.

Bryan Cranston’s Trumbo, about the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter, will be among the festival’s headline galas, as will Johnny Depp’s crime drama Black Mass; Nicholas Hytner’s The Lady in the Van; John Crowley’s Brookyln, starring Saoirse Ronan; and Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, starring Tom Hiddleston.

The Cate Blanchett-Rooney Mara 1950s romance Carol will receive a gala screening, and Davis Guggenheim’s He Named Me Malala will be the festival’s documentary special presentation. And, as previously announced, the festival will open and close with the European premieres of Suffragette, with Carey Mulligan, and Michael Fassbender’s Steve Jobs

Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, is also among the official competition selections for the festival, which runs Oct. 7-18. You can see the rest of the competition lineup below.

Official Competition

Jerzy Skolimowski, 11 Minutes

Cary Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Cemetary of Splendour

Athina Rachel Tsangari, Chevalier

Simon Stone, The Daughter

Jonás Cuarón, Desierto (European premiere)

Lucile Hadžihalilović, Evolution

Johnnie To, Office (European premiere)

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

László Nemes, Son of Saul

Terence Davies, Sunset Song

Sean Baker, Tangerine

Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, Very Big Shot (European premiere)

First Feature Competition

Mai Masri, 3000 Nights (European premiere)

Eva Husson, Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)

Magnus von Horn, The Here After

Trey Edward Shults, Krisha

Yared Zeleke, Lamb

Esther May Campbell, Light Years

Ariel Kleiman, Partisan

Eugenio Canevari, Paula

Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, Tanna

Piero Messina, The Wait

Nitzan Gilady, Wedding Doll (European premiere)

Robert Eggers, The Witch

Documentary Competition

João Pedro Plácido, (Be)longing

Mor Loushy, Censored Voices

David Sington, The Fear of 13 (world premiere)

Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli, Frame by Frame (European premiere)

Alexander Sokurov, Francofonia

Frederick Wiseman, In Jackson Heights

Walter Salles, Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang

Tomer Heymann, Mr. Gaga (international premiere)

Patricio Guzmán, The Pearl Button

Sarah Turner, Public House (world premiere)

Jennifer Peedom, Sherpa (European premiere)

Hanna Polak, Somethng Better to Come

Short Film Award

João Paulo Miranda Maria, Command Action

Till Nowak, Dissonance

Nina Gantz, Edmond

Peter Tscherkassky, The Exquisite Corpus

Mees Peijnenburg, A Hole in My Heart

An van Dienderen, Lili (international premiere)

Maïmouna Doucouré, Mother(s)

Shai Heredia, Shumona Goel, An Old Dog’s Diary (European premiere)

Caroline Bartleet, Operator (world premiere)

Jörn Threlfall, Over

Vivienne Dick, Red Moon Rising (world premiere)

Ziya Demirel, Tuesday

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