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67th BFI London Film Festival

Today marks the opening of the 67th BFI London Film Festival. The festival runs from 4 to 15 October 2023 at venues in London, around the UK and on BFI Player.

Cinelab Film & Digital are incredibly proud to have no fewer than six of our recent feature film projects receive gala presentations and screenings at this year’s festival. A remarkable collection of work by some incredibly talented filmmakers.

Opening Night Gala is SALTBURN

Written & directed by Academy Award winner Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman). Set in the mid-2000s, Barry Keoghan leads an incredible ensemble cast in a wicked tale of privilege, status and desire. Lensed by cinematographer Linus Sandgren on 35mm 4-perf film. Film processing and 4K Scanning by Cinelab.

Headline Gala: MAESTRO Bradley Cooper cements his position as a world-class filmmaker with his second feature, a passionate, enthralling biopic of Leonard Bernstein. The film was lensed by cinematographer Matthew Libatique on 35mm 4-perf film. With film processing and 4K scanning by Cinelab.

Headline Gala: ALL OF US STRANGERS Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal star in Andrew Haigh’s follow-up to The North Water, a superb and unsettling adaptation of Taichi Yamada’s Strangers. Lensed by cinematographer Jamie Ramsay on 35mm 3-perf film. Film processing, scanning and dailies colour by Cinelab.

Headline Gala: POOR THINGS

The eagerly anticipated new film from Yorgos Lanthimos. A wild and beautiful firecracker of a film. The period sci-fi is all we have come to expect from this singular filmmaker – and more.Lensed by cinematographer Robbie Ryan on Kodak 500T, Ektachrome and Double-X 35mm film. 4K film scanning was completed by Cinelab, as well as the creation film deliverables. POOR THINGS recently won the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

American Express Gala Screening: ONE LIFE

Anthony Hopkins leads an all-star cast in this inspirational true story of courage and the strength of community in the darkest days of the 20th century. Directed by James Hawes and lensed by cinematographer Zac Nicholson. Cinelab handled digital dailies on the production.

BFI Patron’s Special Presentation: THE END WE START FROM

As catastrophic floods submerge Britain, a young woman (Jodie Comer) and her newborn baby struggle to find safe haven in a crumbling, dangerous society. Directed by Mahalia Belo and lensed by cinematographer Suzie Lavelle on 35mm film. Processing, 4K scanning and dailies colour were handled by Cinelab.


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