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Best of BFI London Film Festival

A place to meet the world's top films and their creators, the BFI London Film Festival represents global cinema at its deep, diverse best.

Discovery is central to the BFI London Film Festival: finding talent, revealing rarities and chancing upon documentaries, shorts, classics or restorations. This Collection, taken from the last five years of premieres, shows the depth of excellence in cinema. It also features candid, exclusive interviews with writers, directors and others who discuss their contributions to the art of filmmaking.

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NezouhNezouh

Drama2024104 minsDirector: Soudade Kaadan

Enchanting feminist coming-of-age drama, from award winning Syrian director Soudade Kaadan.

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The Taste of ThingsThe Taste of Things

Drama2023135 minsDirector: Trân Anh Hûng

Tran Anh Hùng directs Juliette Binoche in this delicious culinary romance that leaves no crumbs. Winner of the best director award at Cannes.

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Copa 71Copa 71

Documentary202390 minsDirector: Rachel Ramsay and James Erskine

Buried for 50 years, this is the untold story of the 1971 Women’s World Cup – a tremendous, televised rollercoaster ride and a historic moment in football.

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The Origin of EvilThe Origin of Evil

Thriller2022123 minsDirector: Sébastien Marnier

Laure Calamy stars in this devious, involving French thriller by Sébastien Marnier, playing an outsider tangled in a web of upper-class family malice.

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Red IslandRed Island

Drama2023117 minsDirector: Robin Campillo

French writer-director Robin Campillo offers a searching exploration of memory and politics, in this boldly conceived story of boyhood in 1970s Madagascar.

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ShoshanaShoshana

Historical drama2023121 minsDirector: Michael Winterbottom

A young Jewish woman’s relationship with a British policeman stationed in British Mandatory Palestine has lasting consequences for the region in Michael Winterbottom's powerful thriller.

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Anatomy of a FallAnatomy of a Fall

Crime2023152 minsDirector: Justine Triet

Justine Triet's gripping, Palme d'Or-winning psycho-thriller is deeply intelligent with a spellbinding performance from Sandra Hüller.

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Robot DreamsRobot Dreams

Animation & Artists Moving Image2023103 minsDirector: Pablo Berger

Spanish director Pablo Berger delivers a rich and emotionally engaging dialogue-free animation about friendship, set in a bustling 1980s New York City.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: OpusRyuichi Sakamoto: Opus

Documentary2023103 minsDirector: Neo Sora

This moving tribute to the late composer and musician speaks volumes about his enormous talent, pioneering work and dedication to his craft.

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Four DaughtersFour Daughters

Drama-documentary2023103 minsDirector: Kaouther Ben Hania

The mother-daughter relationship is explored to cathartic effect in this complex and poignant hybrid documentary about a woman and her missing daughters.

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The PeasantsThe Peasants

Drama2023115 minsDirector: Hugh Welchman and Dorota Kobiela

Using an advanced oil painting animation technique, The Peasants is a visually thrilling rendering of Władysław Reymont’s Nobel Prize-winning tale.

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Late Night with the DevilLate Night with the Devil

Horror202393 minsDirector: Colin Cairnes and Cameron Cairnes

Like Ghostwatch reimagined as a cheesy 1970s chat show, this deviously clever found-footage horror has scares to spare.

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SamsaraSamsara

Drama2023114 minsDirector: Lois Patiño

Berlin Film Festival award winner Lois Patiño’s assured third feature transports us to magical places in Laos and Zanzibar, where the visible and the invisible merge.

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Occupied CityOccupied City

Documentary2023251 minsDirector: Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen’s cinematic commemoration of the Holocaust offers a multidimensional experience full of gravity and sublimity.

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BrotherBrother

Drama2022120 minsDirector: Clement Virgo

Clement Virgo’s film is a stunning portrait of wounded masculinity.

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Triangle of SadnessTriangle of Sadness

Comedy2022148 minsDirector: Ruben Östlund

Riotously funny with a barbed wire-sharp wit, Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated Triangle of Sadness garnered Ruben Östlund (The Square, Force Majeure) his second Cannes Palme d’Or award.

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The Blue CaftanThe Blue Caftan

Drama2022123 minsDirector: Maryam Touzani

A married tailor falls for his younger apprentice in Maryam Touzani’s richly textured and sweepingly beautiful exploration of love, desire and tradition.

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Under the Fig TreesUnder the Fig Trees

Drama202293 minsDirector: Erige Sehiri

This mellow drama, set in a picturesque Tunisian orchard, is a beautiful reminder of the importance of friendship and savouring the joys of the everyday.

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TitaneTitane

Science Fiction2021108 minsDirector: Julia Ducournau

Agathe Rousselle makes a ferocious debut as a killer on the run, in Julia Ducournau’s electrifying techno-chiller and Palme d'Or winner.

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Gassed UpGassed Up

Drama2023102 minsDirector: George Amponsah

A group of London teenage boys turn to motorbike crime for survival in George Amponsah’s high-octane follow-up to The Hard Stop.

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CorsageCorsage

Biopic2022114 minsDirector: Marie Kreutzer

Sisi the Empress (Vicky Krieps) gets an irreverent make-over in Austrian director Marie Kreutzer’s exhilarating BAFTA-nominated period drama, winner of Best Film at BFI London Film Festival 2022.

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Drive My CarDrive My Car

Drama2021179 minsDirector: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting Oscar-winning drama.

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Hit the RoadHit the Road

Drama202193 minsDirector: Panah Panahi

Panah Panahi’s thrilling debut is by turns tender, quirky, even laugh-out-loud funny as we join an Iranian family on a mysterious, chaotic road trip.

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All That BreathesAll That Breathes

Documentary202294 minsDirector: Shaunak Sen

Two brothers struggle to run their homegrown hospital for birds in Delhi as the challenges of extreme pollution and social unrest loom, in Shaunak Sen’s visually captivating documentary.

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Saint OmerSaint Omer

Drama2022122 minsDirector: Alice Diop

Alice Diop reinvents the courtroom drama in this concentrated, gripping study of a writer and the young African woman accused of murdering her own daughter. Based on a true story.

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ShabuShabu

Documentary202176 minsDirector: Shamira Raphaëla

After crashing his grandma’s car, fourteen-year-old aspiring rapper Shabu spends his summer trying to pay her back, in Shamira Raphaëla’s hilarious, upbeat, better-than-fiction documentary.

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Tori and LokitaTori and Lokita

Drama202289 minsDirector: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

The Dardenne brothers’ Cannes prize-winner – about the plight of two teenage African migrants struggling to survive in Belgium – is characteristically gripping, sobering and deeply moving.

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Small, Slow But SteadySmall, Slow But Steady

Drama202299 minsDirector: Shô Miyake

Sho Miyake crafts a moving, one-of-a-kind sports film, anchored by Yukino Kishii’s precise, subtle, unsentimental performance as Deaf aspiring boxer Keiko.

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My Imaginary CountryMy Imaginary Country

Documentary202283 minsDirector: Patricio Guzmán

Women have been a driving force in the recent Chilean Revolution, as Nostalgia for the Light director Patricio Guzmán highlights in this galvanising documentary.

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Fragments of ParadiseFragments of Paradise

Documentary202398 minsDirector: KD Davison

Intimate portrait of the life and career of the pioneering filmmaker, poet and critic, Jonas Mekas, assembled from thousands of hours of his personal film footage and letters.

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PacifictionPacifiction

Drama2022165 minsDirector: Albert Serra

Albert Serra’s hypnotic Palme d'Or-nominated film centres on a government official in Tahiti – a superb Benoît Magimel – who embodies the greed, hypocrisy and paranoia of colonial power.

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The FightThe Fight

Drama201991 minsDirector: Jessica Hynes

Jessica Hynes’ directorial debut is a life-affirming lesson in the importance of learning to stand up for yourself.

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Paris, 13th DistrictParis, 13th District

Comedy2021105 minsDirector: Jacques Audiard

Jacques Audiard ventures into new territory with a vibrant take on love and Paris, as four characters cross amorous paths in the modern city.

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LivingLiving

Drama2020102 minsDirector: Oliver Hermanus

Based on Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru, Academy Award-nominated Bill Nighy stars as a man determined to wake from his slumber and make a mark on the world.

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WildfireWildfire

Drama202084 minsDirector: Cathy Brady

Sisterly bonds are pushed to breaking point in this simmering drama set on the Irish border, the debut feature from acclaimed shorts director Cathy Brady.

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Wheel of Fortune and FantasyWheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Drama2021121 minsDirector: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

A triptych of charming romantic mishaps from Ryusuke Hamaguchi, director of the Oscar and Bafta-nominated Drive My Car.

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Boiling PointBoiling Point

Drama202095 minsDirector: Philip Baranttini

An emotionally scarred London chef (Stephen Graham) struggles to keep it together in this formally extraordinary and beautifully acted single-take thriller.

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SpencerSpencer

Drama2021117 minsDirector: Pablo Larraín

Pablo Larraín's sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.

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More Than EverMore Than Ever

Drama2022122 minsDirector: Emily Atef

Vicky Krieps and the late Gaspard Ulliel star in this moving story of a terminally ill woman’s decision to take her life back into her own hands.

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What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

Drama2021151 minsDirector: Alexandre Koberidze

When Lisa and Georgi fall in love their future is threatened by the Evil Eye, which unaccountably changes their appearance overnight in Alexandre Koberidze’s work of cinematic magic and 2021 FIPRESCI winner at Berlin.

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The Story of Film: A New GenerationThe Story of Film: A New Generation

Documentary2020160 minsDirector: Mark Cousins

Mark Cousins returns with another journey across the landscape of film, examining what changes the 21st century has brought.

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Peter von KantPeter von Kant

Drama202284 minsDirector: François Ozon

François Ozon offers a gender-reversed reworking of a Fassbinder classic, with Denis Ménochet excelling in a brittle contemplation of the agonies of love and art.

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Knives OutKnives Out

Thriller2019130 minsDirector: Rian Johnson

Daniel Craig is the Kentucky Fried Poirot with all-star suspects - Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and Toni Collette among them - in this nimble and brilliant crime caper.

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Eternal BeautyEternal Beauty

Drama201994 minsDirector: Craig Roberts

Sally Hawkins gives a standout performance as a fragile young woman in Craig Roberts’ humane depiction of mental illness.

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Mothering SundayMothering Sunday

Drama2021104 minsDirector: Eva Husson

In this beautiful adaptation of Graham Swift’s novel, starring Josh O’Connor and Odessa Young, a writer has a creative awakening steeped in books, love and loss.

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AmmoniteAmmonite

Biopic2021118 minsDirector: Francis Lee

Francis Lee follows up God’s Own Country with a film that is every bit as immersive, tactile and emotionally powerful, aided by the devastatingly good Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

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I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl StoryI Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story

Documentary201893 minsDirector: Jessica Leski

A glitter-covered, cross-generational love letter to boybands and the girls who love them that will have you bopping along.

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Perfect 10Perfect 10

Drama201984 minsDirector: Eva Riley

An aspiring teen gymnast’s world is turned upside down with the arrival of the half-brother she never knew she had.

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MonosMonos

Drama2019103 minsDirector: Alejandro Landes

The winner of Best Film at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival is a hallucinogenic, intoxicating thriller about child soldiers.

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Memory BoxMemory Box

Drama2022103 minsDirector: Khalil Joreige

A package of keepsakes from 1980s wartime Beirut arrives in contemporary Montreal, in this stylish intergenerational drama from acclaimed directors Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.

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VivariumVivarium

Science Fiction201998 minsDirector: Lorcan Finnegan

Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg play a pair of first-time buyers who get more than they bargained for in this twisted fable about the horrors of suburban living.

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A BanquetA Banquet

Horror202197 minsDirector: Ruth Paxton

A young woman undergoes a disturbing transformation in Ruth Paxton’s extraordinary psychological horror tale.

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Out of BlueOut of Blue

Crime2019109 minsDirector: Carol Morley

Carol Morley (Dreams of a Life, The Falling) returns with a wonderfully stylised, offbeat noir thriller about a murder investigation and multiple realities.

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Krabi, 2562Krabi, 2562

Drama-documentary202090 minsDirector: Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong

Observing locals and visitors creates a highly original portrait of the Thai tourist town of Krabi in this collaboration between award-winning directors Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers.

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FleeFlee

Animation & Artists Moving Image202183 minsDirector: Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival, Flee is a testament to friendship, family and acceptance.

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The Australian DreamThe Australian Dream

Documentary2019105 minsDirector: Daniel Gordon

A thought-provoking documentary about the Australian Rules football star Adam Goodes that raises crucial questions about casual racism.

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PrematurePremature

Drama201990 minsDirector: Rashaad Ernesto Green

Budding writer Ayanna’s life is transformed over the course of one hot Harlem summer, when a handsome and mysterious stranger walks into her life.

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Calm with HorsesCalm with Horses

Drama2019100 minsDirector: Nick Rowland

Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth) gives a visceral performance as the hired muscle for a crime family in rural Ireland.

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You Will Die at TwentyYou Will Die at Twenty

Drama2019102 minsDirector: Amjad Abu Alala

How do you live, knowing the exact date of your death? A young man is haunted by a prophecy that his life will end as soon as he turns 20.

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You Don't NomiYou Don't Nomi

Documentary201992 minsDirector: Jeffrey McHale

Paul Verhoeven’s much-maligned masterpiece is placed under the microscope in this fascinating rumination on the one and only Showgirls.

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The Perfect CandidateThe Perfect Candidate

Drama2019105 minsDirector: Haifaa Al-Mansour

Celebrated Saudi director Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda) returns with an inspiring drama about a young doctor unexpectedly becoming an electoral candidate.

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First LoveFirst Love

Comedy2019108 minsDirector: Takashi Miike

A terminally-ill boxer, a runaway call girl, a double-crossing drugs heist and a gang war; Takashi Miike doesn’t do things by halves.

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Long Day's Journey Into NightLong Day's Journey Into Night

Drama2018138 minsDirector: Bi Gan

Bi Gan's ‘destroyed film noir' is a dazzling dive into an immersive dreamscape.

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The Reason I JumpThe Reason I Jump

Documentary202182 minsDirector: Jerry Rothwell

Award-winning director Jerry Rothwell's compelling documentary is a rare cinematic and sensorial insight into the world of non-speaking autistic people.

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Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic SoundMaking Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Documentary201995 minsDirector: Midge Costin

Faders on stun: Hollywood sound editor Midge Costin’s immersive, educational and hugely enjoyable documentary exploring the power of sound in cinema.

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NocturnalNocturnal

Drama201984 minsDirector: Nathalie Biancheri

A teenage girl forms a mysterious relationship with an older man in this atmospheric debut from director Nathalie Biancheri.

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The Personal History of David CopperfieldThe Personal History of David Copperfield

Drama2019120 minsDirector: Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci brings David Copperfield fizzing to life with all-star collaborators in this exuberant, entertaining and sharply pertinent adaptation.

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Chained for LifeChained for Life

Drama201891 minsDirector: Aaron Schimberg

Aaron Schimberg’s dextrous, darkly comedic discourse on physical difference makes you think about cinematic representation without offering simple resolutions.

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GirlhoodGirlhood

Drama2014113 minsDirector: Céline Sciamma

In the tough suburbs of Paris, sixteen-year-old Marieme decides to reinvent herself when she joins a girl gang.

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CapernaumCapernaum

Drama2018126 minsDirector: Nadine Labaki

Acclaimed Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki delivers her most assured and affecting work yet, with this astonishing and heart-wrenching depiction of life in the shadows.

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BenjaminBenjamin

Comedy201986 minsDirector: Simon Amstell

In Simon Amstell’s affecting, bittersweet comedy, a rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature.

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The KingmakerThe Kingmaker

Documentary2019101 minsDirector: Lauren Greenfield

The matriarch of the Marcos dynasty hopes to see her maternal delusions validated and political power restored, while Philippine activists fight for transparency and democracy, in this captivating study by Lauren Greenfield.

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A Bigger SplashA Bigger Splash

Thriller2015125 minsDirector: Luca Guadagnino

Ralph Fiennes delivers a sensational performance as one of four passionate souls sharing a villa in the Sicilian sunshine, with jealousy, intrigue and violence simmering beneath the surface.

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Fanny Lye Deliver'dFanny Lye Deliver'd

Drama2020112 minsDirector: Thomas Clay

The wife of a puritanical farmer seems resigned to her lot, until she has her head turned by the arrival of a young couple in Thomas Clay’s provocative period drama.

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WildlandWildland

Crime202089 minsDirector: Jeanette Nordahl

When reserved 17-year-old Ida goes to live with her aunt and cousins, she soon becomes embroiled in the family’s aggressive business affairs in this tense, brooding and utterly gripping thriller.

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The Peanut Butter FalconThe Peanut Butter Falcon

Comedy201997 minsDirector: Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson

Effortlessly charming buddy movie about a young man with Down's syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) in pursuit of his dreams, with Shia LaBeouf.

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The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao

Drama2019140 minsDirector: Karim Aïnouz

A deserving winner of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard prize, this sumptuous tale of two sisters cruelly separated by family and fate makes for deeply moving drama.

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The RaftThe Raft

Documentary201898 minsDirector: Marcus Lindeen

Imagine Big Brother at sea, but with no evictions. Director Marcus Lindeen innovatively uncovers the human stories behind a 1970s social experiment, salaciously dubbed ‘The Sex Raft’.

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The RiderThe Rider

Drama2017103 minsDirector: Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao's luminous and enthralling study of a young South Dakotan cowboy’s struggle following a rodeo injury.

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The Kindergarten TeacherThe Kindergarten Teacher

Drama201897 minsDirector: Sara Colangelo

Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a career-best performance as a kindergarten teacher who finds herself in an ethical quagmire after discovering the poetic talents of a precocious student.

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Fire Will ComeFire Will Come

Drama201986 minsDirector: Oliver Laxe

A pyromaniac returns to his mother’s farm in Oliver Laxe’s visually jaw-dropping study of the Galician landscape.

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Happy as LazzaroHappy as Lazzaro

Drama2018128 minsDirector: Alice Rohrwacher

Alice Rohrwacher follows The Wonders with a delightfully singular, time and genre-bending rumination on the fate of innocence when faced with corruption and greed.

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LizzieLizzie

Crime2018105 minsDirector: Craig Macneill

Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart captivate in this bodice-ripping retelling of the strange and fascinating case of Lizzie Borden.

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Pink WallPink Wall

Drama201981 minsDirector: Tom Cullen

Six scenes, six years: from first sparks to the fading embers of a love affair, in this intense relationship study by British actor-turned-director Tom Cullen.

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A Prophet [Un prophète]A Prophet [Un prophète]

Crime2009156 minsDirector: Jacques Audiard

Jacques Audiard’s award-winning crime drama chronicles the rites of passage and eventual rise to power of a young French Arab. Tough, taut, truthful.

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Ash Is Purest WhiteAsh Is Purest White

Drama2018136 minsDirector: Jia Zhangke

Heartbreak and resilience fuel Jia Zhangke's quietly epic saga, in which one woman’s fortitude and knack for crime carry her through a rapidly changing China.

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John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection

Documentary201895 minsDirector: Julien Faraut

Mastery, showmanship and the art of filming tennis are laid bare in an entertaining, innovative archive documentary that’s like no sports film you’ve seen. 

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BurningBurning

Thriller2018148 minsDirector: Lee Chang-dong

Lee Chang-dong (Poetry) returns with this spellbinding, richly complex thriller about obsession, class conflict and suppressed male rage.

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CunninghamCunningham

Documentary201993 minsDirector: Alla Kovgan

This eye-popping portrait of great American choreographer Merce Cunningham celebrates the centenary of his birth.

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A Private WarA Private War

Drama2018110 minsDirector: Matthew Heineman

Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts) makes a striking dramatic debut with this pulse-racing biopic of The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), killed in 2012 whilst reporting from Syria.

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I Am (Not) a MonsterI Am (Not) a Monster

Documentary201998 mins

In this thought-provoking and playful documentary, ebullient director Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian (Disaster Playground) takes you on a journey to find the origins of knowledge.

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ArcticArctic

Action and Adventure201998 minsDirector: Joe Penna

Mads Mikkelsen astounds in this gripping tale of one man’s gruelling fight for survival against the elements.

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MariMari

Drama201895 minsDirector: Georgia Parris

Modern dance is an evocative narrative tool in Georgia Parris’ debut, which investigates a young woman’s identity and the complex relationship she has with her mother and sister.

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Thunder RoadThunder Road

Comedy201890 minsDirector: Jim Cummings

Following the death of his mother, an emotionally unstable cop sees his life slowly unravel in this extraordinary tragicomedy.

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The White CrowThe White Crow

Biopic2019127 minsDirector: Ralph Fiennes

Dance perfection meets political defection in director Ralph Fiennes’ intoxicating account of the young life of Rudolf Nureyev.

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The Man Who Killed Don QuixoteThe Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Fantasy2017133 minsDirector: Terry Gilliam

Two decades in the making, Terry Gilliam’s wildly imaginative Cervantes adaptation is finally with us, and it’s everything we have come to expect from this visionary filmmaker.

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RosieRosie

Drama201886 minsDirector: Paddy Breathnach

A moving and fiercely gripping response to Ireland’s current housing crisis, Rosie tells the story of a Dublin family seeking a roof for the night.

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DheepanDheepan

Drama2015115 minsDirector: Jacques Audiard

Jacques Audiard’s soul-stirring Palme d’Or winner tells of a veteran Tamil Tiger guerrilla who finds fresh violence in his new life in Paris.

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Catch Me DaddyCatch Me Daddy

Thriller2015112 minsDirector: Daniel Wolfe and Matthew Wolfe

A young couple whose relationship has divided a community are forced on the run through the streets and moors of nocturnal Yorkshire.

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Sometimes Always NeverSometimes Always Never

Comedy201991 minsDirector: Carl Hunter

Bill Nighy, Sam Riley and Alice Lowe star in this stylish and heartfelt comedy-drama about a Scrabble-obsessed tailor searching for a lost son.

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WajibWajib

Drama201893 minsDirector: Annemarie Jacir

An estranged father-son relationship in the vibrant city of Nazareth makes for an immensely entertaining drama by Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You).

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The Cannibal ClubThe Cannibal Club

Comedy201881 minsDirector: Guto Parente

The wealthy elite feed off the lower classes in a deliciously twisted Brazilian social satire that’s definitely not for the squeamish.

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Blue Bag LifeBlue Bag Life

Documentary202292 minsDirector: Alex Fry, Lisa Selby and Rebecca Hirsch Lloyd-Evans

Artist Lisa Selby’s audacious and powerful documentary portrait of a life touched by addiction is a deeply personal odyssey through love, artistry and selfhood.

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Beautiful BoyBeautiful Boy

Drama2018121 minsDirector: Felix Van Groeningen

Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet give blistering performances as a father and son in this gripping story of a family dealing with addiction over many years.

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Dragged Across ConcreteDragged Across Concrete

Crime2018159 minsDirector: S. Craig Zahler

As brutal and uncompromising as its title would suggest, the third feature from S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99) is another instant classic crime drama.

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Dogs Don't Wear PantsDogs Don't Wear Pants

Drama2019105 minsDirector: Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää

In this playful, dark comedy a dominatrix offers a widower an unexpected chance for sexual and psychological release.

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The HuntThe Hunt

Drama2012111 minsDirector: Thomas Vinterberg

Mads Mikkelsen stars in a distressing examination of a false indictment, and the collective hysteria that ensues, in this electrifying drama from Festen director Thomas Vinterberg.

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DestroyerDestroyer

Thriller2018121 minsDirector: Karyn Kusama

Nicole Kidman is astonishing – and almost unrecognisable – as a jaded police detective haunted by her past in Karyn Kusama’s brooding thriller.

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WildlifeWildlife

Drama2018105 minsDirector: Paul Dano

Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal play a couple on the rocks in Paul Dano’s directorial debut, an elegant 1950s-set melodrama.

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White GodWhite God

Drama2014121 minsDirector: Kornél Mundruczó

Winner of the 2014 Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, a bold and visceral tale of canine uprising.

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The Hummingbird ProjectThe Hummingbird Project

Thriller2018111 minsDirector: Kim Nguyen

Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård are sensational as scheming cousins on a lucrative but ethically dubious mission, in this fast, funny and topical technological caper.

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AmourAmour

Drama2012127 minsDirector: Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winner, about an octogenarian couple trying to cope when a stroke leaves the wife partly paralysed and speechless.

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SynchronicSynchronic

Science Fiction2019102 minsDirector: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star as a pair of New Orleans paramedics who encounter a series of bizarre deaths linked to a new designer drug with otherworldly effects.

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The Gravedigger's WifeThe Gravedigger's Wife

Drama202183 minsDirector: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

With his deceptively simple but heartfelt feature debut, director Khadar Ahmed follows a Somali man as he desperately tries to seek help for his ailing wife.

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ColetteColette

Biopic2019112 minsDirector: Wash Westmoreland

This witty, Belle Époque-era biopic stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West as literary couple Colette and Willy, whose relationship rewrote social and gender rules.

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Rust and BoneRust and Bone

Drama2012123 minsDirector: Jacques Audiard

Rust and Bone is as punchy and abrasive as its title suggests – but intensely moving and surprisingly poetic too.

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LovelessLoveless

Drama2017127 minsDirector: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Andrey Zvyagintsev (Elena, Leviathan) delivers a masterpiece in this caustic look at contemporary Russian society, a failed marriage and the disappearance of a child. A major prize winner at both Cannes and BFI London Film Festival.

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Short Term 12Short Term 12

Drama201397 minsDirector: Destin Daniel Cretton

A care-worker is confronted by a troubled teen whose case history provokes an unwelcome reminder of her own concealed and traumatic past.

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BabyteethBabyteeth

Drama2019118 minsDirector: Shannon Murphy

Seriously ill Milla (Eliza Scanlen) clashes with her parents, who disapprove when she brings home her sketchy new boyfriend Toby, in this tragicomic debut from Shannon Murphy.

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Papi ChuloPapi Chulo

Comedy201899 minsDirector: John Butler

Delightfully unexpected buddy movie about a heartbroken TV weatherman's relationship with a migrant worker.

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Festival GALAS

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Festival Competition

Remarkable tales told with flair, these titles represent the elemental best of recent cinema.

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Festival Debuts

Talent needs company, and that's where the festival excels.

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Festival Archive Treasures

Film preservation and restoration is a vital part of our work. This collection represents moments in time, salvaged for a second chance to awe, enrich and entertain a new audience. They reflect human endeavour, on and off screen.

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Festival Favourites

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Discoveries
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Discoveries

Your place for a chance meeting with new talent and the persistently brilliant.

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Festival documentaries

Edwyn Collins meets David Hockney here, a world of true human stories.

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