1) Professor Marston & The Wonder Women
Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote star in a truth-is-stranger-than-fiction story of the man who invented Wonder Woman and the two women who inspired him. A sexy funny biopic that celebrates feminist heroes and kinky sex!
Fancy a coming of age tale with a difference? Check out Joachim Trier’s story of a college student whose long-dormant supernatural powers are triggered when she falls for her classmate. Part teen drama, part slow-burn horror – this smart, sexy surprise is completely unforgettable.
3) The Florida Project
Sean Baker follows his incredible Tangerine with another visionary take on the wild ups and dangerous downs of life in America’s underbelly. The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six-year-old who roams unsupervised with her gang, hustling change for ice creams, hosting spitting contests and teasing tolerant motel manager Bobby (a sublime Willem Dafoe) to distraction.
4) Saturday Church
Manhattan’s queer black youth take centre stage in this delightful musical, a NYC-set teenage love story for people who appreciate gender is fluid. Take a punt on this if you like the sound of a film that’s a little bit Glee and a little Moonlight!
Two of Britain’s fastest rising young stars, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) and Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) star in this tale of two teenage girls plotting a murder. Taut, tense and deliciously nasty – Thoroughbreds is meaner than Mean Girls, hotter than Heathers, and a million miles from My Little Pony.
6) A Fantastic Woman
Destined to be one of the year’s break-out indie hits – a dazzlingly shot and female-centred story about a trans woman (played by brilliant trans actress Daniela Vega) taking no prisoners in her quest for respect.
- Tickets on the door for £5 for 25 & Under: To buy £5 tickets on the door to all non-gala screenings, go to the venue box office 45 mins before the start time. Bring valid in-date ID/proof of benefit, subject to availability, one ticket per customer. £5 advanced tickets are available for specially selected galas and special presentations (please note Rich Mix is an 18+ venue). See further booking information.
- Browse the BFI London Film Festival programme.