London Film Festival 2021 articles

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Please sir, I want some more: behind the scenes on the making of Oliver!

Scenes from the Shepperton shoot of the multi-Oscar winning musical Oliver!, which is screening at the BFI London Film Festival in an epic new restoration.

By Nigel Arthur

Please sir, I want some more: behind the scenes on the making of Oliver!
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The here and now in new dimensions: the LFF’s virtual reality programme

By Ulrich Schrauth

The here and now in new dimensions: the LFF’s virtual reality programme
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The view from South Asia: the best films from the subcontinent at this year’s LFF

By Kalpana Nair

The view from South Asia: the best films from the subcontinent at this year’s LFF
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Wings of desire: 3 films from the future at the LFF

By Sarah Perks

Wings of desire: 3 films from the future at the LFF
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6 African films not to miss at the LFF

By Chrystel Oloukoï

6 African films not to miss at the LFF
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Post-lockdown laughs: comedies in the age of COVID

By Leigh Singer

Post-lockdown laughs: comedies in the age of COVID
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BFI London Film Festival trail

BFI London Film Festival trail
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Shorts to see: recommendations from our programmers

By Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson and others

Shorts to see: recommendations from our programmers
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Culinary delights: festival films for big appetites

By Paul Ridd

Culinary delights: festival films for big appetites
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Perception diving: 3 films about changing the way we think

By Sophie Brown

Perception diving: 3 films about changing the way we think
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Lost souls: faith and the occult in the Cult strand at LFF

By Anton Bitel

Lost souls: faith and the occult in the Cult strand at LFF
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Reflections on history and magic: the best Eastern European films at LFF

By Peter Hames

Reflections on history and magic: the best Eastern European films at LFF
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Urgent upheavals: artist films that call for new understandings of complex times

By Helen de Witt

Urgent upheavals: artist films that call for new understandings of complex times
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Northern highlights: the best Nordic films at this year’s LFF

By Sarah Lutton

Northern highlights: the best Nordic films at this year’s LFF
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Lebanese stories: 3 defiant films from a nation rocked by crisis

By Elhum Shakerifar

Lebanese stories: 3 defiant films from a nation rocked by crisis
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Where to begin with Sarah Maldoror

By Katie Goh

Where to begin with Sarah Maldoror
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On the streets, on the tennis courts, at the arcade: 3 documentaries about forging your own path

By Lynn Nwokorie

On the streets, on the tennis courts, at the arcade: 3 documentaries about forging your own path
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The best Spanish and Latin American films at LFF 2021

By Maria Delgado

The best Spanish and Latin American films at LFF 2021
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Where to begin with Miranda July

By Katie Goh

Where to begin with Miranda July
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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
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A beginner’s guide to virtual reality

By Neelam Tailor

A beginner’s guide to virtual reality
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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
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