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BFI London Film Festival Presents

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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Loving Vincent
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Loving Vincent

Biopic201795 minsDirector: Hugh Welchman

The first ever fully painted feature film takes us through the last days of Vincent van Gogh.

Most Beautiful Island
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Most Beautiful Island

Thriller201779 minsDirector: Ana Asensio

A day in the life of an undocumented Spanish immigrant turns increasingly bizarre in this searing social drama with a bold genre twist. Winner of the 2017 SXSW Grand Jury Award.

Beach Rats
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Beach Rats

Drama201798 minsDirector: Eliza Hittman

Gripping account of repressed sexual desire in a hyper-masculine environment, with British newcomer Harris Dickinson as a virulently macho Brooklyn teen.

I Am Not a Witch
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I Am Not a Witch

Drama201793 minsDirector: Rungano Nyoni

Welsh-raised, Zambian-born Rungano Nyoni delivers a dazzling debut with this dark satirical fairy tale about a little girl accused of being a witch.

A Woman's Life
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A Woman's Life

Drama2016119 minsDirector: Stéphane Brizé

Judith Chemla shines in this Guy de Maupassant adaptation, a tale spanning 20 years of a woman’s life.

My Journey through French Cinema
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My Journey through French Cinema

Documentary2016193 minsDirector: Bertrand Tavernier

Director Bertrand Tavernier guides us on a fascinating voyage through French film history, from the 1930s through to the '70s.

The Ornithologist
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The Ornithologist

Drama2016118 minsDirector: João Pedro Rodrigues

A lone scientist in Portugal’s Douro region embarks on an unexpected transcendental journey. Beautiful, erotic and baffling.

On the Road
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On the Road

Drama-documentary2016121 mins

Michael Winterbottom’s sexy and idiosyncratic tour film follows Wolf Alice, merging thrilling live footage with a fictional backstage romance.

Stockholm My Love
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Stockholm My Love

Drama201684 mins

Neneh Cherry, director Mark Cousins and cinematographer Christopher Doyle's exquisite love song to the Swedish city.

Mindhorn
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Mindhorn

Comedy201688 minsDirector: Sean Foley

Julian Barratt is hilarious as the washed-up actor forced to reprise his 80s TV role as a sleuth with a robotic truth-telling eye, to help catch a deranged killer.

Zoology
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Zoology

Drama201687 minsDirector: Ivan I. Tverdovsky

Middle-aged Natasha grows a tail and falls in love in Ivan Tverdovsky’s absurd tale of contemporary Russia.

Their Finest
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Their Finest

Comedy2016117 minsDirector: Lone Scherfig

Gemma Arterton sparkles in this witty drama set in the world of propaganda filmmaking during WWII, from director Lone Scherfig (The Riot Club, An Education).

After the Storm
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After the Storm

Drama2016118 mins

As typhoons buffet Tokyo, Hirokazu Kore-eda examines a broken family and the father’s dogged attempts to glue it back together.

Mountains May Depart
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Mountains May Depart

Drama2015126 minsDirector: Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke delivers another ambitious, astute and humane drama, spanning the early days of Chinese capitalism to a vision of 2025.

The Handmaiden
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The Handmaiden

Period drama2016146 minsDirector: Park Chan-wook

Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Stoker) channels Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, to create a sumptuous twisty psychological thriller full of erotic intrigue.

Free Fire
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Free Fire

Action and Adventure201690 mins

Ben Wheatley’s (High-Rise, Sightseers) all-guns-blazing bullet opera, starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer.

Una
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Una

Drama201694 mins

Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn star in a brilliantly unsettling exploration of a dark and deeply destructive relationship.

My Life As a Courgette
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My Life As a Courgette

Animation & Artists Moving Image201667 minsDirector: Claude Barras

Both young and adult audiences will enjoy this funny and touching animated feature about an orphan named Courgette, written by Céline Sciamma (Girlhood).

Lady Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth

Period drama201689 minsDirector: William Oldroyd

Florence Pugh shines in this exceptional British debut of a young wife's need for freedom, whatever the cost.

Land of Mine
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Land of Mine

War2015101 mins

The brutal and morally complex story of young German POWs faced with the deadly task of landmine clearance in postwar Denmark.

The Ghoul
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The Ghoul

Thriller201682 minsDirector: Gareth Tunley

A British indie crime film of great style and ingenuity, executive produced by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Meeten and Alice Lowe.

Moonlight
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Moonlight

Drama2016111 minsDirector: Barry Jenkins

Winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture (eventually!), Barry Jenkins’ intoxicating drama follows the furtive life of a gay black boy through 80s Miami.

Elle
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Elle

Drama2015131 minsDirector: Paul Verhoeven

Isabelle Huppert gives an unforgettable performance in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative thriller about one woman’s response to a violent attack.

Clash
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Clash

Thriller201694 mins

Mohamed Diab’s Clash is an unforgettable portrait of Egypt on the brink as rival protesters find themselves locked up in a police van. Un Certain Regard official selection at Cannes 2016.

La La Land
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La La Land

Musical2016128 minsDirector: Damien Chazelle

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone channel old-school Hollywood glamour in this bright and playful romantic musical from director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash).

A Monster Calls
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A Monster Calls

2016108 minsDirector: J.A. Bayona

JA Bayona's visually inventive and deeply moving story about a boy who draws on his expansive imagination to come to terms with impending loss, adapted from Patrick Ness’ hugely popular book.

A Quiet Passion
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A Quiet Passion

Biopic2016125 minsDirector: Terence Davies

Terence Davies' elegant and deeply moving biopic of poet Emily Dickinson, played with sensitivity and rebellious spirit by Cynthia Nixon.

The Levelling
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The Levelling

Drama201684 minsDirector: Hope Dickson Leach

Hope Dickson Leach's hugely impressive first feature about a middle class farming family’s crisis, set against the backdrop of the Somerset floods.

Spaceship
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Spaceship

Comedy201690 minsDirector: Alex Taylor

British teen cinema gets an injection of hallucinogenic imagination, plus a few unicorns and aliens, in Alex Taylor’s unclassifiable debut feature.

Manchester by the Sea
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Manchester by the Sea

Drama2016137 minsDirector: Kenneth Lonergan

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams shine in this devastating, Oscar-winning drama from Kenneth Lonergan about a man’s painful hometown return.

Toni Erdmann
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Toni Erdmann

Comedy2016162 minsDirector: Maren Ade

A lonely prankster upends the life of his high-powered daughter in a riotous comedy, deep and sharp.

Trespass Against Us
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Trespass Against Us

Crime201599 mins

Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender are the father and son outlaws in this exhilarating crime drama with a Chemical Brothers soundtrack.

The Eagle Huntress
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The Eagle Huntress

Documentary201688 minsDirector: Otto Bell

Daisy Ridley narrates this inspiring documentary about a girl who causes a stir in her tribe in Mongolia by embracing the traditionally male role of Eagle Hunter.

Arrival
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Arrival

Science Fiction2016116 minsDirector: Denis Villeneuve

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extra-terrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve.

A United Kingdom
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A United Kingdom

Drama2016111 minsDirector: Amma Asante

Amma Assante (Belle) directs this impassioned drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike depicting an interracial romance that changed the world.

Tower
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Tower

Documentary201682 minsDirector: Keith Maitland

An emotionally gripping and visually stunning account of the first American mass school shooting, in Texas in 1966, blending archive, animation and contemporary interviews.

The Pass
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The Pass

Drama201586 minsDirector: Ben A. Williams

Russell Tovey stars as a Premier League footballer who shares a fumbled pass (of the sexual kind) with a teammate (Arinzé Kene), changing everything - both on and off the pitch.

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Documentary201698 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog explores the past, present and future of the Internet in this extraordinary documentary.

American Honey
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American Honey

Drama2016163 minsDirector: Andrea Arnold

Andrea Arnold dazzles with a sun-soaked and tune-filled epic about door-to-door teenage magazine sellers (led by Shia LeBeouf) traversing the American highways.

La Noche
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La Noche

Drama2016141 minsDirector: Edgardo Castro

A gritty journey through the sexual underbelly of Buenos Aires, with graphic depictions of the highs and lows in one man’s quest for intimacy.

Neruda
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Neruda

Biopic2016108 minsDirector: Pablo Larraín

Pablo Larraín's bold, inventive detective thriller offers an electrifying contemplation of the Chilean poet's life on the run in the late 1940s.

Paterson
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Paterson

Comedy2016118 minsDirector: Jim Jarmusch

Adam Driver excels in this effortlessly charming tale of a bus driver poet in New Jersey, filmed with typically groovy elan by Jim Jarmusch.

My Scientology Movie
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My Scientology Movie

Documentary201599 minsDirector: John Dower

Louis Theroux investigates the secretive world of the Church of Scientology, armed with his characteristic deadpan wit.

The Space in Between – Marina Abramović and Brazil
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The Space in Between – Marina Abramović and Brazil

Documentary201688 minsDirector: Marco Del Fiol

A bold and unsettling mystical voyage in the company of the fearless Serbian artist, as she travels Brazil in search of spiritual healing.

Dancer
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Dancer

Documentary201685 minsDirector: David Lachapelle

The rise, fall and rise again of the bad boy of ballet, Ukrainian prodigy Sergei Polunin is captured in this swirling doc with a rocking soundtrack.

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