Films in Cult

From the mind-altering and unclassifiable to fantasy, sci-fi and horror.

Cult gala

Feature films

  • Adoration

    Dir Fabrice du Welz | Belgium-France

    The ‘lovers on the run’ genre is reimagined as childhood fairytale in this darkly unsettling odyssey from the acclaimed director of Calvaire and Alleluia.

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  • The Antenna

    Dir-Scr Orçun Behram | Turkey

    Paranoia reigns in this arresting hybrid of body horror and social commentary, which promises to be one of the year’s most subversive genre films.

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  • Color Out of Space

    Dir Richard Stanley | USA

    Richard Stanley, visionary director of horror classics Hardware and Dust Devil, makes a triumphant return with this dazzling adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s otherworldly tale.

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  • Deerskin

    Dir-Scr Quentin Dupieux | France

    One man’s love for his designer jacket escalates to dangerous heights in what might just be the strangest serial killer film ever made.

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  • The El Duce Tapes

    Dir-Scr Rodney Ascher, David Lawrence, Ryan Sexton. | USA

    Assembled from a treasure trove of archive VHS footage, the wild story of punk rock’s most outrageous provocateur is not for the faint of heart.

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  • Koko-Di Koko-Da

    Dir-Prod-Scr Johannes Nyholm | Sweden-Denmark

    If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a very nasty surprise…

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  • Leap of Faith

    Dir-Scr Alexandre O Philippe | USA

    46 years ago, The Exorcist terrified an entire generation of cinema-goers. Now we explore what really went into the making of a horror masterpiece.

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  • Little Monsters

    Dir-Scr Abe Forsythe | Australia-USA-UK

    Lupita Nyong’o shines in a delirious zom-com that guarantees you’ll never listen to Taylor Swift in the same way again.

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  • The Lodge

    Dir Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala | UK-USA

    Goodnight Mommy directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala take us to a remote cabin in the woods for their spine-chilling sophomore feature.

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  • Synchronic

    Dir Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson | USA

    Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Spring, The Endless) return to the LFF with their latest hallucinogenic excursion into the far reaches of the mind.

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  • Vivarium

    Dir Lorcan Finnegan | Ireland-Belgium-Denmark

    Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg play a pair of first-time buyers who get more than they bargained for in this twisted fable about the horrors of suburban living.

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  • Wounds

    Dir-Scr Babak Anvari | USA

    Armie Hammer and Dakota Johnson are drawn into a bizarre nightmare in Babak Anvari’s fascinating and unconventional follow-up to Under the Shadow.

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  • You Don’t Nomi

    Dir Jeffrey McHale | USA

    Paul Verhoeven’s much-maligned masterpiece is placed under the microscope in this fascinating rumination on the one and only Showgirls.

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Short films programme