Films in Laugh
From laugh-out-loud through romantic comedy to dry and understated – humour in all its forms.
Dir Hyo-jin Kang | South Korea
A ballsy gangster accidentally possesses a timid schoolboy in this sassy body-swap comedy from South Korea.
Read more about The Dude in Me
Dir-Scr Manele Labidi Labbé | France
In this provocative culture clash comedy, Golshifteh Farahani (About Elly, Paterson) plays a Parisian psychoanalyst attempting to set up a practice in a post-Arab Spring Tunis.
Read more about Arab Blues
Dir-Scr Nicholas Kharkongor | India
This bittersweet comedy follows migrants in Delhi who are attempting to organise a wedding party, but soon find everything going wrong.
Read more about Axone
Dir Michael Angelo Covino | USA
The vertiginous ups and downs in two men’s friendship spans several years and outrageous events in this award-winning US indie comedy.
Read more about The Climb
Dir Simon Bird | UK
Simon Bird’s directorial debut is a warm and witty graphic novel adaptation about a single librarian trying to reconnect with her introverted, metalhead teenage son.
Read more about Days of the Bagnold Summer
Dir Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | Bulgaria-Greece-Italy
After the funeral of Vasil’s wife, the belief that she has phoned from beyond the grave leads to a journey both touching and absurd.
Read more about The Father
Dir-Scr Elia Suleiman | France-Qatar-Germany-Canada-Turkey-Palestine
Acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman returns with another deadpan take on life in exile with the typically assured and moving It Must Be Heaven.
Read more about It Must Be Heaven
Dir-Prod Abba Makama | Nigeria
A man who wakes up to discover he has undergone a transformation takes a revelatory journey to see if ancestral tradition has a place in modern life.
Read more about The Lost Okoroshi
Dir Sasie Sealy | USA
A crafty Coen-esque black comedy about an elderly widow who inadvertently steals from the Chinese mob and subsequently takes on the gangs to secure her fortune.
Read more about Lucky Grandma
Dir Yi Ok-seop | South Korea
Prepare to have your pants charmed off by this quirky freeform journey through a Seoul beset by mysteriously appearing sinkholes – all narrated by a catfish.
Read more about Maggie
Dir-Scr Billie Piper | UK
Billie Piper stars in her own directorial debut, a no-holds-barred anti-romcom about a modern woman’s struggles in work and love.
Read more about Rare Beasts
Dir-Scr Alaa Eddine Aljem | Morocco-France
Alaa Eddine Aljem’s darkly comic feature debut is smart, refreshing, original and an astute reflection on the human need to believe in something.
Read more about The Unknown Saint
Short films programme