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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Play for Today at 50

Marking the 50th anniversary of Play for Today at BFI Southbank, on BFI Blu-ray, online and broadcast collaboration.

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Features and reviews

Reviews

His House gives a displaced couple no happy home

Remi Weekes’s canny first feature finds fresh terrors for two South Sudanese refugees in the back rooms beyond British social realism.

By Kim Newman

His House gives a displaced couple no happy home
Interviews

“The political will is still not there”: Ken Fero on his potent police brutality documentary Ultraviolence

By Flora Spencer Grant

“The political will is still not there”: Ken Fero on his potent police brutality documentary Ultraviolence
Reviews

Pixie pits gangster priests against a wily woman in the Wild West of Ireland

By Thomas Flew

Pixie pits gangster priests against a wily woman in the Wild West of Ireland
News

New season of British film premieres coming to BBC Two in partnership with the BFI and BBC Film

New season of British film premieres coming to BBC Two in partnership with the BFI and BBC Film
Interviews

“I like cinema that cracks open your sense of the world”: Remi Weekes on His House

By Leila Latif

“I like cinema that cracks open your sense of the world”: Remi Weekes on His House
Reviews

Ghost Strata continues Ben Rivers’ cinematic archaeology

By Giovanni Marchini Camia

Ghost Strata continues Ben Rivers’ cinematic archaeology
Features

Why Pixar’s Soul is a watershed moment for black animation

By Whelan Barzey

Why Pixar’s Soul is a watershed moment for black animation
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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.