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Close Up: Sebastián Lelio

October-November 2018

A compelling and urgent voice in contemporary cinema that we think you should hear.


Image from A Fantastic Woman


Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio firmly placed himself on the international cinema scene when his debut, La sagrada familia, screened at over 100 festivals. And with only his fifth feature, he picked up an Academy Award. As Disobedience, his first English-language film, comes to UK cinemas, we revisit the work of this visually confident and emotionally profound filmmaker.

Anna Bogutskaya, Events Programmer

  • Fantastic Woman

    Sebastián Lelio in Conversation

    We’re pleased to welcome the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker to the BFI stage.

  • Image from Sebastián Lelio in Conversation

    The Sacred Family

    A relaxing Easter weekend away turns into anything but in this family drama.

  • Christmas


    Three young people confront their individual lives and troubles in this touching drama.

  • The Year of the Tiger

    The Year of the Tiger

    When an earthquake brings down the walls of a prison a desperate man travels miles to reunite with his family.

  • Gloria


    Paulina García, ‘the Meryl Streep of Latin America,' is flawless in this drama about a 58-year-old's lust for life.

  • A Fantastic Woman

    A Fantastic Woman

    This Oscar-winner offers a powerful tale of a young trans woman's passion and grief.

  • Disobedience


    Sebastian Lelio's powerful romantic triangle set in a strict North London Orthodox Jewish community.

See also 12 Stars: Sebastián Lelio on Wings of Desire.


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