BFI London Film Festival 2020

The 64th London Film Festival ran from 7 to 18 October 2020. Catch up on festival talks and events online.

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Interviews

“I was made for horror”: Barbara Steele is an angel for Satan

Barbara Steele, an icon of 1960s horror cinema who went on to work with the likes of Federico Fellini and Louis Malle, talks to David Cairns and Daniel Riccuito about death, dark fairytales and why she turned down Hammer.

By David Cairns

“I was made for horror”: Barbara Steele is an angel for Satan
Features

Destruction and desire: Jeanne Moreau opens the floodgates in Tony Richardson’s Mademoiselle

By Alex Ramon

Destruction and desire: Jeanne Moreau opens the floodgates in Tony Richardson’s Mademoiselle
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 23 to 25 October

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 23 to 25 October
From the Sight & Sound archive

Satire with tweezers: Alexander Mackendrick’s The Ladykillers

By Philip Kemp

Satire with tweezers: Alexander Mackendrick’s The Ladykillers
Reviews

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is another dose of superbly executed chaos in America’s heartlands

By Leigh Singer

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is another dose of superbly executed chaos in America’s heartlands
Reviews

WolfWalkers redraws the bounds of old Ireland’s hunters and hunted

By Andrew Osmond

WolfWalkers redraws the bounds of old Ireland’s hunters and hunted
Reviews

One Man and His Shoes is an alarming depiction of fashion and its victims

By Michael Atkinson

One Man and His Shoes is an alarming depiction of fashion and its victims
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Main image caption: still from Hirokazu Koreeda’s film Shoplifters ©2018 Fuji Television Network, Gaga Corporation, AOI Pro. Inc. Supported by BFI FAN and the BFI Audience Fund, Shoplifters was one of 2018’s highest-grossing foreign language films.