All London Film Festival 2020 articles

Reviews

Lovers Rock: Steve McQueen’s euphoric ode to Black joy

The second part of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series is Lovers Rock, a tale of budding romance at an ecstatic house party in 1980s London. Sensual and authentic, it was born from a place of fond familiarity, says Kofi Oteng, one of the critics on this year’s LFF Critics Mentorship Scheme.

By Kofi Oteng

Lovers Rock: Steve McQueen’s euphoric ode to Black joy
Features

Telling Black stories: Kemp Powers on the universality of Soul and One Night in Miami

By Kofi Oteng

Telling Black stories: Kemp Powers on the universality of Soul and One Night in Miami
Reviews

One Night in Miami: Regina King invites us to an evening with 4 African-American legends

By Andrea Arhagba

One Night in Miami: Regina King invites us to an evening with 4 African-American legends
Interviews

Chicken director Alana Hicks: “The industry is shifting radically. People are being held accountable for their bias”

By Whelan Barzey

Chicken director Alana Hicks: “The industry is shifting radically. People are being held accountable for their bias”
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
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
News

64th BFI London Film Festival draws to a close after highest attendance on record

64th BFI London Film Festival draws to a close after highest attendance on record
News

Winners announced for Virtual LFF Audience Awards 2020

Winners announced for Virtual LFF Audience Awards 2020
Features

What to watch at LFF: Possessor, Brandon Cronenberg’s dazzling and brutal sci-fi

By Paul Ridd

What to watch at LFF: Possessor, Brandon Cronenberg’s dazzling and brutal sci-fi
Reviews

Time audio review: How Garrett Bradley’s temporal symphony clocks the cruelty of mass incarceration

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Time audio review: How Garrett Bradley’s temporal symphony clocks the cruelty of mass incarceration
Features

What to watch at LFF: Siberia, Abel Ferrara’s dazzling trip into existential angst

By Paul Ridd

What to watch at LFF: Siberia, Abel Ferrara’s dazzling trip into existential angst
Interviews

On maps and compasses – reflecting on storytelling with Bassam Tariq

By Elhum Shakerifar

On maps and compasses – reflecting on storytelling with Bassam Tariq
Features

What to watch at LFF: Shorts to see – the programmers’ picks

By Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson and others

What to watch at LFF: Shorts to see – the programmers’ picks
Features

What to watch at LFF: Joining the dots between David Byrne, Delia Derbyshire and a dive bar in Las Vegas

By Sophie Brown

What to watch at LFF: Joining the dots between David Byrne, Delia Derbyshire and a dive bar in Las Vegas
Features

What to watch at LFF: Why this is the year to try our Experimenta programme

By Helen DeWitt

What to watch at LFF: Why this is the year to try our Experimenta programme
Where to begin

Where to begin with Miranda July

By Katie Goh

Where to begin with Miranda July
News

New XR commission from Asif Kapadia announced by BFI London Film Festival and StoryFutures Academy

New XR commission from Asif Kapadia announced by BFI London Film Festival and StoryFutures Academy
Interviews

An interview with Lav Diaz, the Filipino master of slow cinema

By Hyun Jin Cho

An interview with Lav Diaz, the Filipino master of slow cinema
Features

What to watch at LFF: Stray, The Reason I Jump and the new era of immersive documentaries

By Lynn Nwokorie

What to watch at LFF: Stray, The Reason I Jump and the new era of immersive documentaries
Features

A beginner’s guide to virtual reality

By Neelam Tailor

A beginner’s guide to virtual reality
News

George Clooney joins Screen Talks programme for 64th BFI London Film Festival

George Clooney joins Screen Talks programme for 64th BFI London Film Festival
Features

What to watch at LFF: Almodóvar and the best of Spanish-language cinema

By Maria Delgado

What to watch at LFF: Almodóvar and the best of Spanish-language cinema
Features

What to watch at LFF: The Disciple, an alluring puzzle about the quest for musical excellence

By Jonathan Romney

What to watch at LFF: The Disciple, an alluring puzzle about the quest for musical excellence
News

Industry programme unveiled for 64th BFI London Film Festival

Industry programme unveiled for 64th BFI London Film Festival
Features

What to watch at LFF: 4 experimental tales of youth gone wild

By Sarah Perks

What to watch at LFF: 4 experimental tales of youth gone wild
News

Free programme of Screen Talks and events announced for 64th BFI London Film Festival

Free programme of Screen Talks and events announced for 64th BFI London Film Festival
Interviews

Expanding realities: An interview with Ulrich Schrauth, the man behind the LFF’s XR and immersive programme

Expanding realities: An interview with Ulrich Schrauth, the man behind the LFF’s XR and immersive programme
Features

What to watch at LFF: Notturno, a vast Middle Eastern canvas from one of the world’s great documentary-makers

By Adrian Wootton

What to watch at LFF: Notturno, a vast Middle Eastern canvas from one of the world’s great documentary-makers
News

Pedro Almodóvar’s English-language debut The Human Voice added to BFI London Film Festival shorts programme

Pedro Almodóvar’s English-language debut The Human Voice added to BFI London Film Festival shorts programme
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