Magazine article Screen International

LFF: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Abi Morgan among Jurors

Magazine article Screen International

LFF: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Abi Morgan among Jurors

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The juries for the 60th BFI London Film Festival (Oct 5-16) have been revealed.

Athina Rachel Tsangari, director of Chevalier - winner of best film at last year's LFF and Greece's Oscar entry this year - will preside over this year's Official Competition.

That jury will also feature Belle star Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Suffragette writer Abi Morgan, Aferim! director Radu Jude, and Ilo Ilo director Anthony Chen.

They will oversee a line-up including Paul Verhoeven's Elle, submitted by France to the 2017 Oscar race, Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, François Ozon's Frantz Mohamed Diab's Clash, and Benedict Andrews' Una.

Frost/Nixon and The Queen star Michael Sheen will host this year's awards ceremony at Banqueting House on Oct 15, where 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen will receive a BFI Fellowship award. …

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