BFI London Film Festival

Fanny Lye Deliver’d – first look review

By David Jenkins

This slow-burn folk horror set in old, weird England marks the auspicious return of talented British director Thomas Clay.

Nocturnal – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Cosmo Jarvis shines in this portrait of flawed, inarticulate masculinity by first-time feature director Nathalie Biancheri.

A new film explores New York’s Chinatown through an unlikely heroine

By Jenna Mahale

Writer/director Sasie Sealy discusses the making of her “risky” debut feature, Lucky Grandma.

How do you decide what to watch at a film festival?

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sprawling programmes and a focus on new talent makes buying tickets a tough task. But it need not be.

Programmers Picks from the 2019 BFI London Film Festival

By Anton Bitel

Away from the showpiece gala screenings, these are the films worth seeking out at this year’s LFF.

63rd BFI London Film Festival line-up brings female directors to the fore

By David Jenkins

Céline Sciamma, Marielle Heller and Athina Rachel Tsangari are all heading to the capital this October.

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman to close the 63rd BFI London Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

The director’s upcoming crime drama is set for its international premiere on 13 October.

The queer first love story set in Spain’s Roma community

By Sophie Willard

In Carmen and Lola, a young couple challenge the patriarchal and heteronormative attitudes of society.

How wild women stole the show at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A crop of complex and fascinating female characters were at the heart of this year’s LFF.

The sex work-positive horror written by a former camgirl

By Josh Slater-Williams

Filmmakers Isa Mazzei and Daniel Goldhaber discuss their provocative techno-thriller Cam.

A fascinating new documentary explores the phenomenon of fangirldom

By Imogen West-Knights

In I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story, director Jessica Leski meets three generations of women with a common obsession.

The Little Drummer Girl – first look review

By Kambole Campbell

Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon star in this lurid, weird and impeccably designed new work from Park Chan-wook.

A new film uses re-enactment to tell the story of a bizarre social experiment

By Catherine Pearson

Marcus Lindeen’s documentary The Raft reunites the participants of a radical social study.

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Ben Wheatley changes pace with this surprisingly wholesome family-based drama starring Neil Maskell.

Thunder Road – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

A smalltown cop comes to terms with the death of his mother in Jim Cummings’ poignant study of grief.

The best short films at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

By Michael Ewins

Our pick of this year’s shorts programme, featuring rogue chickens and a shoegaze ode to Chantal Akerman.

Programmers Picks from the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

By Anton Bitel

Personal recommendations to seek out during the upcoming edition of the UK’s biggest film event.

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