BFI London Film Festival

Chasing Chasing Amy – first-look review

By Soma Ghosh

Sav Rodgers weaves personal and pop culture history together as he unpacks the legacy of Kevin Smith's 1997 romantic comedy.

Baltimore – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Imogen Poots shines in this angular, fragmented portrait of English rose-turned-firebrand activist Rose Dugdale from Irish filmmakers Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy.

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Raven Jackson's feature debut announces a striking visual talent, following the story of a young woman's life in rural Mississippi.

Celluloid Underground – first-look review

By David Jenkins

This fascinating and melancholy documentary sees an Iranian exile in London looking back to the stranger-than-fiction roots of his formative cinephelia.

The full BFI London Film Festival 2023 line-up has been announced

By Marina Ashioti

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things and Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn are among the picks of this year’s bumper LFF crop.

Struggling fathers take the spotlight at this year’s BFI London Film Festival

By Zahra AlHadad

A trio of dramas explain the relationship between fathers and children put an emphasis on parental personhood at this year's London Film Festival.

Medusa Deluxe – first-look review

By Jojo Ajisafe

The cutthroat world of hairdressing is the setting for this sparky murder mystery – a debut for Thomas Hardiman.

Exploring empathy through virtual reality at LFF

By Patrick Gamble

The 2022 LFF Expanded programme featured a number of virtual reality experiences which aimed to connect audiences and filmmakers more than ever.

Klokkenluider – first-look review

By Josh Slater-Williams

Actor Neil Maskell makes his debut as a filmmaker with this spiky thriller.

Women Talking – first-look review

By Saffron Maeve

A group of women meet in secret to discuss escaping their abusive, isolated colony in Sarah Polley's adaptation of Miriam Towes' novel.

I Love My Dad – first-look review

By Callie Petch

A father impersonates a young woman online in a bid to get closer to his son in James Morosini's promising but frustrating debut.

My Father’s Dragon – first-look review

By Callie Petch

Cartoon Saloon return with a poignant tale of a boy who sets out on a quest to find a dragon in peril.

The full 2022 BFI London Film Festival line-up has been announced

By Marina Ashioti

From Glass Onion to Decision to Leave, this year’s cinematic bonanza is packed to the gills with discovery and delight.

Guy Maddin is bringing a new augmented-reality project to London Film Festival

By Charles Bramesco

He's leading today's wave of announcements concerning the 'LFF Expanded' programme of immersive art forms.

10 independent gems from the BFI London Film Festival 2021

By Katie Goh

A selection of our favourite under-the-radar highlights from this year’s LFF to add to your viewing calendar.

Language Lessons – first-look review

By Callie Petch

Writer/director Natalie Morales crafts one of the pandemic era’s most moving and effective odes to long-distanced intimacy.

The Harder They Fall – first-look review

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Jeymes Samuel’s star-studded revenge western boldly reframes cowboy mythology for a modern audience.

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