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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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Events & talks

We are delighted to be able to bring you the following on-stage interviews and the opportunity to learn more about some leading figures in contemporary cinema. More events will be announced soon.

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Screen Talks

  • Park Chan-wook

    Screen Talk: Park Chan-wook

    The South Korean auteur joins us to discuss his career and the singular vision which has delivered so many unforgettable viewing experiences.

  • Werner Herzog

    Screen Talk: Werner Herzog

    Expect the unexpected when the inimitable Werner Herzog joins us to talk about his remarkable, wide-ranging career including his new film Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.

  • Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel

    Screen Talk: Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel

    Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel join BFI London Film Festival Director, Clare Stewart, to discuss respective career highlights and their latest film, Lion.

  • Paul Verhoeven

    Screen Talk: Paul Verhoeven

    We’re delighted to welcome the Dutch master of subversion to discuss his latest film Elle and talk about his journey from rebel European film-maker to king of 80s/90s Hollywood bombast and his return to Europe in the last decade.

  • Ben Wheatley

    Screen Talk: Ben Wheatley

    One of the most dynamic and original voices in contemporary British cinema joins us to talk about his distinctively gritty, darkly comic films including this year’s Closing Night film, the pulse-raising thrill-fest Free Fire.

  • Jewel’s Catch One Disco

    Experimenta Events

    A series of free events for artists working in film, in partnership with LUX and supported by Arts Council England.

  • Jewel’s Catch One Disco

    DJ Nights

    After a day of film, enjoy a drink and a dance, as the Festival party continues into the night at the weekends in the Benugo Bar & Kitchen.

  • Surprise Film

    Surprise Film

    LFF’s hottest ticket – the legendary Surprise Film! So take a leap of faith and buy a ticket.


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