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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.

Chloé Zhao, Gia Coppola and Michel Franco head up Venice Film Festival 2020

By Adam Woodward

La Biennale’s 77th edition will go ahead as planned, with one of the festival’s most eclectic line-ups in years.

The mobile-first film festival bringing the Chinese box office to US homes

By Weiting Liu

Lou Ye’s The Shadow Play and a Midi Z retrospective are among the highlights of CineCina iFest.

Sundance London will go virtual to continue in 2020

By Charles Bramesco

Zeina Durra’s Luxor and Alan Ball’s Uncle Frank head up the main feature programme.

BFI London Film Festival announces virtual 2020 edition

By Charles Bramesco

This year’s LFF will offer online screenings, free screen talks and more, widening access across the UK.

A new documentary revisits the Tokyo gas attack 25 years on

By Matt Turner

In Me and the Cult Leader, filmmaker and survivor Atsushi Sakahara confronts both his own trauma and that of a nation.

What’s old is new again in Lupin III: The First

By Kambole Campbell

The classic Japanese manga series makes the jump from 2D to 3D, and makes it look easy.

A new film explores the history of mass incarceration and house music in America

By Hannah Clugston

Bring Down the Walls suggests that the dance floor can provide liberation from oppressive judicial policies.

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