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The Beatles, The National, the Coens and Jim Jarmusch for this year's BFI London Film Festival

The Beatles, The National, the Coens and Jim Jarmusch for this year's BFI London Film Festival
Michael Bonner

The line-up has just been announced for this year’s London Film Festival, and it looks like pretty good – with new films from the Coens (yes, it’s that one), Jim Jarmusch, Alexander Payne, Steve McQueen, Jonathan Glazer and Richard Ayoade at the top of our must see list.

It’s worth, too, flagging up this year’s particularly rich selection of music documentaries, including Good O’ Freda, Ryan White’s documentary on Beatles secretary Freda Kelly, Tom Berninger’s National film Mistaken For Strangers, and Sini Anderson’s film about Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna.

Of the big hitters, the films I’ll be queuing down the front to see include Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, Alexander Payne's Nebraska and Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive.

Those aside, I’m fascinated to see Frank Pavich’s documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, which explores Alejandro Jodorowsky’s doomed attempt to adapt and film Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel in the mid 1970’s.

You can find a full list of what’s on – and when – over here. See you in the queue for popcorn…

The 2013 BFI London Film Festival runs from October 9 to October 20. Tickets will go on sale to the public on September 20.

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