Galas

Star-studded premieres of some of the most anticipated films of the year.

 

 
Opening Night Gala

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.

Read more
Closing Night Gala

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.

Read more
American Express Gala

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.

Read more
American Airlines Gala

Belfast

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.

Read more
Headline Gala

Benedetta

Paul Verhoeven returns to psychosexual melodrama with this spectacular new genre blend about Catholic mystic and lesbian, Sister Benedetta Carlini.

Read more
Headline Gala

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.

Read more
Headline Gala

King Richard

Will Smith delivers one of his best performances as the ambitious father of two sporting prodigies in this rousing, hugely enjoyable biopic.

Read more
Headline Gala

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.

Read more
Headline Gala

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.

Read more
BFI Patrons’ Gala

Mothering Sunday

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.

Read more
The Londoner Gala

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.

Read more
Headline Gala

Spencer

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’.

Read more
Family Gala

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.

Read more