The BFI London Film Festival has unveiled its line-up, which this year will feature three Russian films. Boris Khlebnikov’s A Long and Happy Life, a Russian take on American western High Noon; Vitaly Mansky’s Pipeline, a compelling documentary about the people who live along the length of a trans-Siberian gas pipeline; and Yusup Razykov’s Shame, which follows a community of women who wait for their submariner husbands at a military base in the Russian far north.
The festival will screen a total of 234 films, opening with Captain Phillips, starring Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks who is expected to attend the event. It will close with Saving Mr Banks, the untold story of how Mary Poppins made it to the big screen. The 57th BFI London Film Festival will run from 9 to 20 October.