Quartet, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, is one of the 225 films which will be screened as part of this year’s BFI London Film Festival.
The film stars Dame Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly and Michael Gambon as retired Opera singers who annually put on a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday.
Also being shown is Hyde Park on Hudson which stars Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams and is set on the eve of WWII when the King and Queen of England make a visit to see Franklin D Roosevelt in upstate New York.
Other key screenings include Crossfire Hurricane, a documentary which celebrates 50 years of The Rolling Stones who are expected to attend the Festival, political thriller Argo, London-based comedy drama Song for Marion, Australian musical comedy The Sapphires and The Sessions which stars John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy.
The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express runs from 10 to 21 October and will include 4 World Premieres, 15 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres.
The festival has been based around the category themes of Love, Debate, Dare, Laugh, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Sonic and Family.
Screenings will take place at locations across London, including Hackney Picturehouse, Renoir, Everyman Screen on the Green and Rich Mix.
The European Premiere of Tim Burton’s 3D animation Frankenweenie will open the festival and the two-week celebration of film will end with a screening of Mike Newell’s Great Expectations.