- Films and events
Sweet, passionate, tough – love is a complex and many-splendoured thing.
A French-Cameroonian woman running from a drug deal gone wrong in the Dominican Republic finds shelter with three young siblings in this striking, lyrical film.
Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest
A warm, philosophical yet truly quirky portrait of friendship between unconventional heroes within the magical world of arcade gaming and record-breaking endeavours.
Compartment No. 6
Juho Kuosmanen’s grungy train journey to Siberia, in a Finnish student’s shared sleeper carriage with a volatile Russian labourer, is a quixotic charmer.
The Gravedigger’s Wife
With his deceptively simple but heartfelt feature debut, director Khadar Ahmed follows a man as he desperately tries to seek help for his ailing wife.
A Spanish-language teacher and her student form a life-changing friendship after tragedy strikes in Natalie Morales’ charming debut.
This involving, superbly acted drama from French up-and-comer Rachel Lang scrutinises life for those in the service of and impacted by the world of the Foreign Legion.
A dreamlike reminiscence of the lives of two damaged outlaw souls, with echoes of Badlands, Bonnie and Clyde and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
In this radiant tale, Céline Sciamma crafts a mysterious and delicate exploration of childhood and grief.
Ride the Wave
Championship teen surfer Ben Larg, from the remote Scottish Isle of Tiree, prepares to roll the dice with the death-defying big wave surfers at Mullaghmore Head in Ireland.
A Tale of Love and Desire
Ahmed’s world is thrown off-balance when he encounters Farah, newly-arrived from Tunis, who challenges everything he thought he knew of his origins, and of love.
The Tender Bar
Ben Affleck shines in George Clooney’s eighth feature film as director, a sensitive coming-of-age drama about the power of unlikely role models.
Two 8-year-old boys navigate a growing religious divide in this beautifully observed portrait of childhood set after the destruction of India’s Babri Mosque.
What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
When Lisa and Georgi fall in love their future is threatened by the Evil Eye, which unaccountably changes their appearance overnight.
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
Along with Drive My Car, this triptych is one of two new films from LFF favourite Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Happy Hour, Asako I & II).
When a Farm Goes Aflame
This captivating, intimate and contemplative documentary that takes us from Denmark to Nigeria where is a superb and worthy continuation from his first feature a Portrait of a Lonely Farmer.
The Worst Person in the World
Joachim Trier’s innovative take on the volatility of love and happiness features a Cannes-winning performance from the luminous Renate Reinsve.