BFI London Film Festival

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.

20 Under-the-radar treats for the 2018 London Film Festival

By David Jenkins

Stumped on what to book for this year’s festival? LWLies are on hand to help out.

The 2018 BFI London Film Festival line-up has been announced

By Little White Lies

Big names, hidden gems and arthouse favourites head to the capital this October.

Steve McQueen’s Widows to open the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

By Hannah Woodhead

The festival’s 62nd edition kicks off with the international premiere of the British director’s fourth feature.

Addressing gender trouble at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

New films that deal with the relationship between men and women in interesting ways.

Journeyman – first look review

By David Jenkins

Paddy Considine’s second feature as director is powered by a clutch of big, bold and unabashedly emotional performances.

Programmers Picks from the 2017 BFI London Film Festival

By Anton Bitel

The players behind this year’s festival offer their personal viewing recommendations.

Every female director at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival

By Little White Lies

Films made by women make up a quarter of this year’s bumper programme.

The 2017 BFI London Film Festival line-up has been announced

By Little White Lies

Luca Guadagnino’s Call My by Your Name and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water are among the highlights of the 61st LFF.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to close the 2017 BFI London Film Festival

By Little White Lies

The latest from In Bruges writer/director Martin McDonagh will cap off the 61st LFF.

Breathe to open the 2017 BFI London Film Festival

By Little White Lies

Andy Serkis’ period drama has been chosen to kick off this year’s festival.

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