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Bri­tish direc­tor STEVE MCQUEEN opened the BFI Lon­don Film Fes­ti­val on Oct. 17 with the heist movie ‘Wid­ows’, kick­ing off the 12-day event, which or­gan­is­ers said this year prides it­self on pro­mot­ing WOMEN iLM­MAK­ERS.

At Lon­don’s cen­tral Le­ices­ter Square, McQueen was joined on the red car­pet by cast mem­bers Os­car win­ner VI­OLA DAVIS, ‘Black Pan­ther’ ac­tor Daniel Kalu­uya and ‘Fast and Fu­ri­ous’ reg­u­lar MICHELLE RO­DRIGUEZ (right).

The thriller, which tells the story of a group of wid­ows plan­ning a heist to pay off a debt left by a crime com­mit­ted BY THEIR DEAD HUS­BANDS, IS MCQUEEN’S iRST MA­JOR FEA­TURE iLM SINCE 2013’S OS­CAR-WIN­NING ‘12 YEARS A SLAVE’.

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