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BFI London Film Festival Screens 'White Snake', 'I Lost My Body' and More

The BFI London Film Festival is among the most prestigious events on the film calendar. Alongside Toronto, Cannes and Venice, a screening at LFF is one of the biggest badges of honour any film can hope for.

There's normally a fair few animated films in the mix. While the 2019 line-up -which has been revealed this week- isn't the most exciting we've seen, animation fans will still find something to look forward to. Including a handful of features from around the world you may not have even heard of before.

The majority of the animation is -unsurprisingly- screening as part of the Family strand. DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio's coproduction Abominable has been selected for this year's Family Gala screening. Also in Chinese animation, Light Chaser Animation's spectacular White Snake will also be showing- including an IMAX screening. The latter film doesn't yet have distribution in the UK.

Also screening in the Family strand is French-Italian co-production The Bear's Famous Invasion, the 2D Latvian feature Jacob Mimmi and The Talking Dogs and The Prince's Voyage from Jean-Fran├žois Laguionie director of A Monkey's Tale and Xavier Picard director of Moomins on The Riviera. 

Hiromasa Yonebayashi's Kanini and Kanino, part of Studio Ponoc's Short Film Theater Volume One: Modest Heroes will screen as part of the Animated Shorts For Younger Audiences.

Indian animated feature Bombay Rose- described as " both epic and personal, and a glorious love letter to life and love in Mumbai" will screen as a Special Presentation.  Fresh from its awards success at Cannes and Annecy, and ahead of its release on Netflix, Jeremy Clapin's I Lost My Body will screen as part of the Dare strand.

This year's festival will run from October 2-13 at various locations around the capital. Tickets will go on sale on September 5 for BFI Members and September 12 for the general public. See the full program here.