BFI London Film Festival Presents

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

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

Discovery is central to the 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.

Film festivals at their best, I think, are a window and also a mirror. A window through which we can see the world and a mirror in which we can see ourselves. Paul Greengrass

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In modern Liverpool, a couple meet and begin a transgressive, sexually charged affair set against a background of crime and encroaching danger.

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Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne

The Dardennes' powerful, award-winning drama tells of a troubled and volatile young teenager abandoned by his dad and 'adopted' by a hairdresser

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Directed by Lynne Ramsay

Tilda Swinton gives a BAFTA-nominated performance as the mother of a teenager who commits a high school massacre. With Ezra Miller and John C. Reilly.

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Directed by Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke's Cannes prizewinner, set in a pre-WW1 German village, explores the oppressively strict social conditions that gave rise to Nazism

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Directed by Scott Graham

In a remote part of Scotland, teenager Shell develops an intense relationship with her reclusive father.

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Directed by Anthony Asquith

The BFI National Archive restoration of one of Anthony Asquith's finest silent films set in London's Underground, with a new score.

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Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong's Cannes prizewinner, about an ailing man revisiting his past, is a measured, lyrical evocation of mysterious beauty and quiet humanity

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