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Festival highlights

  • Laurie Anderson

    One of America’s most renowned creative pioneers reveals her creative approach to filmmaking and how it intersects with art, performance and music in a conversation with her friend, the musician and artist Brian Eno.

  • Cemetery of Splendour

    Acclaimed Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns with a typically sublime, lyrical and visually ravishing tale of a unit of soldiers afflicted by a strange malady.

  • Women in Love

    Ken Russell’s first major auteurist feature is a lyrical take on love and death as experienced by a Britain ravaged by WWI.

  • Office (3D)

    Hong Kong crime director par excellence Johnnie To offers up an equally exuberant, financial-world set musical that has to be seen to be believed.

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Room - an early awards season contender?

Lenny Abrahamson’s Room is one of the most talked about films at this year’s festival. It arrived at the LFF fresh from winning the prestigious audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival. With previous winners including 12 Years a Slave, The King’s Speech and Slumdog Millionaire, the prize is regarded as a key early indicator of Oscar success. 

Festival audiences have a final chance to catch the film tonight. To whet your appetite, here are some highlights from a post-screening Q&A with Abrahamson, writer Emma Donoghue, and star Brie Larson. Please note, the conversation references major plot points that some may consider spoilers.


The Lady in the Van first reactions

The Lady in the Van (2015)

The Lady in the Van (2015)

This evening’s main event is the Centrepiece Gala screening of The Lady in the Van. The film screened to press and industry delegates this morning, and the Twitter response suggests that director Nicholas Hytner (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) has another crowd-pleasing hit on his hands.


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Festival news

  • Festival guests

    We are delighted to welcome our filmmaker guests to attend screenings for introductions and/or Q&A sessions with the audience.

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  • LFF Connects

    A new series of talks about how film engages with other creative industries including television, music, art, games and creative technology.

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  • Professional delegates

    Professional delegates

    Find out about our accreditation offer and application process for the 59th BFI London Film Festival.

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    The Festival provides a range of accessible screenings and live interpreted Q&As.

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