Films in Cult
From the mind-altering and unclassifiable to fantasy, sci-fi and horror.
Dir Robert Eggers | USA
Robert Eggers, the Sutherland Award-winning director of The Witch, returns to terrorise the LFF with his masterful maritime shocker.
Read more about The Lighthouse
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.
Read more about Adoration
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.
Read more about The Antenna
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.
Read more about Color Out of Space
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.
Read more about Deerskin
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.
Read more about The El Duce Tapes
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.
Read more about Leap of Faith
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.
Read more about Little Monsters
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.
Read more about The Lodge
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.
Read more about Synchronic
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.
Read more about Vivarium
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.
Read more about Wounds
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.
Read more about You Don’t Nomi
Short films programme