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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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Tonight’s highlights

In addition to tonight’s Centrepiece Gala screening of The Lady in the Van, there’s a bumper crop of critically-lauded films screening over the next few hours. Here’s what the good folk of Twitter had to say about The Lobster, Queen of Earth and Cemetery of Splendour.

Saoirse Ronan Screen Talk

Saoirse Ronan has earned rave reviews for her commanding central performance in John Crowley’s sweeping romantic epic Brooklyn.

It’s perhaps the most impressive work to date from an incredibly precocious young actor, whose glittering CV includes collaborations with the likes of Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones), Peter Weir (The Way Back), Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna) and Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel). Here she is in conversation with festival programmer Tricia Tuttle at BFI Southbank.


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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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