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10 must-see shorts from the Toronto International Film Festival 2020

By Hannah Woodhead

This year’s Short Cuts programme brought together bite-size perspectives from around the world.

Mangrove – first-look review

By Rogan Graham

Steve McQueen’s film about the Mangrove Nine trial is a masterful evocation of political determination.

A new animated short explores sexual envy from a female perspective

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Hungarian animator Nadja Andrasev reveals how personal experience informed her sensual new film Symbiosis.

Tricia Tuttle on what to expect from the 64th BFI London Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

The Festival Director speak about putting together the most accessible, expansive LFF programme yet.

Lovers Rock – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

The first instalment in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series is a soulful love letter to the West Indian dance scene in West London.

“How do we put an end to generational trauma?” – Saul Williams on Akilla’s Escape

By Isaac Feldberg

The multi-hyphenate has created a hypnotic, incisive score for Charles Officer’s socially-conscious crime-noir.

Limbo – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Ben Sharrock spins absurd comedy from torment suffered by those waiting for asylum to be granted.

Pieces of a Woman – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Vanessa Kirby is remarkable in Kornél Mundruczó’s drama about two expectant parents who suffer a devastating tragedy.

Wolfwalkers – first-look review

By Kambole Campbell

The animation studio behind Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells return with a spellbinding revisionist fable.

Nomadland – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

The third feature from Chloé Zhao is an achingly tender look at one woman's life on the road.

American Utopia – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Spike Lee’s film of David Byrne’s acclaimed Broadway performance is a transcendent cinematic experience.

The 2020 BFI London Film Festival line-up has been announced

By David Jenkins

This year’s scaled-back celebration mixes world cinema gems with something a little different.

Special Actors – first-look review

By Josh Slater-Williams

Shinichiro Ueda follows up his breakout hit One Cut of the Dead with a similarly entertaining and inventive character drama.

Francis Lee’s Ammonite to close the 64th BFI London Film Festival

By Lillian Crawford

The British writer/director’s lesbian romance will cap off this year’s LFF on 17 October.

Steve McQueen’s Mangrove to open the 64th BFI London Film Festival

By Lillian Crawford

The first of five films from the director’s Small Axe anthology will screen for free to audiences across the UK.

A Julia Fox erotic drama explores domination and digital life

By Josh Slater-Williams

She stars alongside fellow Safdie brothers alumni Buddy Duress in this darkly funny modern cautionary tale.

Open City Documentary Festival announces its most inclusive line-up ever

By Lillian Crawford

Over half of the virtual 2020 edition is comprised of directors who identify as female or non-binary.

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