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This site lists films and events from the 2016 BFI London Film Festival. The festival programme for 2017 will be announced later this year.
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Family at War

As Philip Larkin stated, family life is a minefield. This selection of short films dares to show life like it is. Traditions seem to have eroded for some, with parents and siblings battling each other. For others, family traditions are too ingrained. How we survive our families is beyond our understanding.

Philip Ilson

Coach

Coach

Director Ben Adler
France 2014
14 mins

A father and his teenage son are in France for a football game. When their car breaks down, they accept a ride from a bus of traveling England fans.

Samuel-613

Director Billy Lumby
UK 2015
15 mins

The story of Shmilu, a young Hasidic Jew torn between his faith and the romance of life in modern Hackney.

Video

Video

Director Eva Riley
UK 2014
14 mins

Elaine is having trouble balancing life between her teenage daughter and a secret evening job.

Black Sheep

Director Christian Cerami
UK 2015
16 mins

In the North of England, two adolescent brothers set out to attend an EDL street protest.

Sunday Lunch

Le Repas dominical

Director Céline Devaux
France 2015
13 mins

At lunch, James observes his family. They ask him questions, but don’t listen to his answers. They even give him advice that they don’t follow themselves.

Mother(s)

Maman(s)

Mother(s)

Director Maïmouna Doucouré
France 2015
21 mins

The daily life of Aida and her family is overturned when her father comes back from Senegal. The problem is that he has not come back alone.

Mother(s) is nominated for the Short Film Award.

Tamara

Black Sheep

Director Sofia Safonova
UK-Russia 2015
16 mins

Tamara is a bus conductor. She has a date after work at a karaoke bar. But she brings her young son with her.

Total running time 110 mins

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