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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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Stronger
Stronger
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Stronger

Biopic2017119 minsDirector: David Gordon Green

Jake Gyllenhaal excels in a rousing story of strength and survival, from the acclaimed director of Prince Avalanche and George Washington.

Manifesto
Manifesto
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Manifesto

Animation & Artists Moving Image201594 minsDirector: Julian Rosefeldt

Cate Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance in this kaleidoscopic trip through the art manifestos of the 20th century.

Blade of the Immortal
Blade of the Immortal
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Blade of the Immortal

Action and Adventure2017141 minsDirector: Miike Takashi

Takashi Miike's epically blood-strewn swordplay saga follows a samurai cursed with immortal life, who teams up with a young girl to avenge the murder of her parents.

120 BPM (Beats per Minute)
120 BPM (Beats per Minute)
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120 BPM (Beats per Minute)

Drama2017143 minsDirector: Robin Campillo

Pulsating with life and pounding with urgency, Robin Campillo’s extraordinary account of 1990s AIDS activism is a rousing, sensual and heart-breaking celebration of personal and political resistance.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Biopic2017106 minsDirector: Paul McGuigan

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell bring to life the true story of the love affair between Gloria Grahame and young, Liverpudlian actor Peter Turner.

Goldstone
Goldstone
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Goldstone

Thriller2016110 minsDirector: Ivan Sen

Ivan Sen follows his acclaimed Australian thriller Mystery Road with another distinctive, 'outback noir', with troubled indigenous detective Joe Swan (Aaron Pedersen) again on the trail of murder and corruption.

The Florida Project
The Florida Project
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The Florida Project

Drama2017112 minsDirector: Sean Baker

Tangerine director Sean Baker presents another visionary take on the wild ups and dangerous downs of life in America’s underbelly, featuring an Oscar-nominated turn from Willem Dafoe.

The Party
The Party
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The Party

Comedy201771 minsDirector: Sally Potter

Following some unexpected revelations, a celebration quickly takes a turn for the worse in Sally Potter's razor-sharp comedy.

Shiraz: A Romance of India
Shiraz: A Romance of India
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Shiraz: A Romance of India

Historical drama1928106 minsDirector: Franz Osten

This epic silent film, telling the ravishing, romantic story behind the Taj Mahal, has been newly restored with a sumptuous new score from Anoushka Shankar.

Loving Vincent
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Brimstone
Brimstone
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Brimstone

Western2016148 minsDirector: Martin Koolhoven

Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington star in a brutal revenge tale about a mute midwife in the old American west.

Happy Hour
Happy Hour
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Happy Hour

Drama2015318 minsDirector: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

A group of thirty-something women find their friendship tested by their differing attitudes to work, love and sex in the city of Kobe, Japan.

The Touch
The Touch
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The Touch

Drama1971115 minsDirector: Ingmar Bergman

Elliott Gould joins Ingmar Bergman regulars Bibi Andersson and Max von Sydow in this neglected classic from the great director, about infidelity and a toxic love triangle.

Mindhorn
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
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
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).

Moonlight
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
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
Clash
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Clash

Thriller201694 minsDirector: Mohamed Diab

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Trespass Against Us
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Trespass Against Us

Crime201599 minsDirector: Adam Smith

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

The Eagle Huntress
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.

Free Fire
Free Fire
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Free Fire

Action and Adventure201690 minsDirector: Ben Wheatley

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

Una
Una
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Una

Drama201694 minsDirector: Benedict Andrews

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

My Life As a Courgette
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).

The Ornithologist
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
On the Road
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On the Road

Drama-documentary2016121 minsDirector: Michael Winterbottom

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

Stockholm My Love
Stockholm My Love
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Stockholm My Love

Drama201684 minsDirector: Mark Cousins

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

Lady Macbeth
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
Land of Mine
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Land of Mine

War2015101 minsDirector: Martin Zandvliet

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

The Ghoul
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.

Arrival
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.

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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
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.

After the Storm
After the Storm
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After the Storm

Drama2016118 minsDirector: Hirokazu Kore-eda

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
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
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.

La Noche
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
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
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.

The Pass
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
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.

My Scientology Movie
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.

Dancer
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.

The Space in Between – Marina Abramović and Brazil
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.

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