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The 12 Movies to Book for This Year’s BFI London Film Festival

From a whodunit set in Greece to Guillermo del Toro’s take on Pinocchio, here’s what to watch at Britain’s biggest cinematic celebration.

Rian Johnson directs Janelle Monáe in the Knives Out sequel.

Rian Johnson directs Janelle Monáe in the Knives Out sequel.

Photographer: John Wilson/Netflix

The BFI London Film Festival is back next month, bringing some of the most-anticipated movies and awards-season anticipation to London and across the UK. It’s Britain’s biggest and most prestigious movie festival, with 11 days of screenings, events, red-carpet galas, and talks that kick off on Oct. 5.

Unlike Cannes, the festival is for everyone. You don’t need to be in the film industry or be a member of the press to catch a movie—just a fan down for seeing something new. And with 160 feature films set to play, there’s plenty of gems to choose from. BFI Chief Executive Officer Ben Roberts calls it a “formidable showcase of the diversity of screen culture.” Booking for the general public starts Sept. 13, and the biggest movies usually sell out.