Films in Love

Sweet, passionate, tough – love is a complex and many splendoured thing.

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Feature films

  • And Then We Danced

    Dir-Scr Levan Akin | Sweden-Georgia-France

    Set to delight fans of Call Me by Your Name as well as lovers of traditional Georgian dance, this is one of the most buzzed-about films from Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.

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  • La Belle Époque

    Dir-Scr Nicolas Bedos | France

    Daniel Auteuil’s illustrator is given the chance to visit a different era to re-evaluate his life in this resplendent slice of Westworld-style speculative fiction.

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  • Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes

    Dir-Scr José Luis Torres Leiva | Chile-Argentina-Germany

    From José Luis Torres Leiva, one of the true poets of independent Latin-American cinema, comes an assured and compassionate meditation on landscape and the human condition.

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  • The Disappearance of My Mother

    Dir Beniamino Barrese | Italy

    Iconic supermodel Benedetta Barzini is exasperated by the camera lens and the world as we know it, but now her son wants to film her escape from it.

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  • End of the Century

    Dir-Scr Lucio Castro | Argentina

    A chance encounter reconnects two men in this heart-breaking lament on love, lust and missed opportunities.

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  • The Friend

    Dir Gabriela Cowperthwaite | USA

    Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck star in this intensely moving, beautifully mounted drama about how a friend saved a family after a young mother's diagnosis with terminal cancer.

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  • Happy Birthday

    Dir Cédric Kahn | France

    Family relations unravel to wonderfully excruciating comic and dramatic effect in this all-star ensemble piece from versatile French writer-director and here, co-star, Cédric Kahn.

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  • Heart

    Dir-Scr Ga-young Jeong | South Korea

    Fleabag meets Hong Sangsoo in this funny and savage film that stars its director, Ga-young Jeong, as a woman without boundaries.

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  • Lara

    Dir Jan-Ole Gerster | Germany

    Corinna Harfouch delivers a magnetic performance in this intimate and multifaceted examination of regret, family relations and the power of other people’s approval.

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  • Lost Lives

    Dir-Prod Dermot Lavery, Michael Hewitt | UK

    This poignant testament to the physical and emotional cost of war, centres on the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

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  • Maternal

    Dir-Scr Maura Delpero | Italy-Argentina

    The notions of motherhood and the maternal care of a young girl are the focus of this powerful and poignant drama, set in a women’s refuge in Argentina.

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  • Matthias & Maxime

    Dir-Scr Xavier Dolan | Canada

    A kiss between two childhood friends has dramatic repercussions in the eighth film from Xavier Dolan.

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  • Nocturnal

    Dir Nathalie Biancheri | UK

    A teenage girl forms a mysterious relationship with an older man in this atmospheric debut from director Nathalie Biancheri.

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  • On a Magical Night

    Dir-Scr Christophe Honoré | France-Luxembourg-Belgium

    Gallic auteur Christophe Honoré returns with this exquisitely melancholic delectation about a married couple who have fallen out of love.

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  • Ordinary Love

    Dir Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn | UK

    Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville star in this intimate and sensitively-handled drama about a couple dealing with breast cancer.

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  • Pink Wall

    Dir-Scr Tom Cullen | UK

    Six scenes, six years: from first sparks to the fading embers of a love affair, in this intense relationship study by British actor-turned-director Tom Cullen.

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  • Premature

    Dir Rashaad Ernesto Green | USA

    Budding writer Ayanna’s life is transformed over the course of one hot Harlem summer, when a handsome and mysterious stranger walks into her life.

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  • Real

    Dir-Prod-Scr Aki Omoshaybi | UK

    Aki Omoshaybi’s earnest debut explores the love between two people who work hard to keep their romance on track while struggling to manage personal hardship.

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  • The Sky is Pink

    Dir Shonali Bose | India

    This family drama with a big heart stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar as parents who will stop at nothing to save their sick daughter.

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  • So Long, My Son

    Dir Wang Xiaoshuai | China

    ‘Sixth Generation’ director Wang Xiaoshuai offers an absorbing family chronicle that unfolds modern Chinese history with the rich insightfulness of a novel.

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  • Two of Us

    Dir Filippo Meneghetti | France

    The love between two older women is threatened by illness and secrecy in a moving French drama that features Barbara Sukowa at her very best.

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  • Walking with Shadows

    Dir-Scr Aoife O’Kelly | UK-Nigeria

    In coming to terms with his sexuality, Adrian is forced to choose between a compromised existence and the life that he would like to lead.

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  • Wet Season

    Dir-Scr Anthony Chen | Singapore-Taiwan

    Anthony Chen follows his First Feature Award-winning Ilo Ilo (LFF 2013) with this hugely satisfying portrait of a woman on a journey to rediscover herself.

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Short films programme