- Films and events
Star-studded premieres of some of the most anticipated films of the year.
The Harder They Fall
Inspired by the real-life stories of African-American cowboys and featuring an all-star cast, Jeymes Samuel’s feature debut is an explosive and stylish Western quite unlike any other.
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Joel Coen dazzlingly adapts this Scottish play for the screen with Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington mesmeric as the couple whose political ambitions proved their fatal downfall.
The Power of the Dog
Jane Campion (The Piano, Top of the Lake) returns to the LFF with a beguilingly dark drama about two wealthy brothers in the America West.
With his trademark warmth and wit, and drawing on his own experiences, Kenneth Branagh captivates with this tale of a young boy living in Belfast in the late 1960s.
Paul Verhoeven returns to psychosexual melodrama with this spectacular new genre blend about Catholic mystic and lesbian, Sister Benedetta Carlini.
The French Dispatch
Wes Anderson’s delightful, star-studded homage to journalism and literary magazines is a feast for the eyes and a whip-smart comic delight.
Will Smith delivers one of his best performances as the ambitious father of two sporting prodigies in this rousing, hugely enjoyable biopic.
Last Night in Soho
A young woman is transported back to the 1960s in this endlessly inventive, time-travelling horror fantasy from the brilliant Edgar Wright.
The Lost Daughter
Maggie Gyllenhaal adapts Elena Ferrante in this astonishingly assured directorial debut starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard and Paul Mescal.
In this beautiful adaptation of Graham Swift’s novel, starring Josh O’Connor and Odessa Young, a writer has a creative awakening steeped in books, love and loss.
The Souvenir Part II
Joanna Hogg’s glorious follow up to The Souvenir sees Honor Swinton Byrne returning as Julie for this rich autofictional portrait of the birth of a filmmaker.
Pablo Larraín’s sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.
Ron’s Gone Wrong
Ron, a Bubble Bot damaged in transit, is wreaking havoc and only young Barney can make things right, in Locksmith Animation’s hilarious debut.