Join us for our Documentary, Experimenta, BFI Flare, and more Special Presentations.
Dir Cory Finley | USA
A deliciously piquant pairing of Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney powers Cory Finley’s eagerly awaited follow-up to his explosive debut Thoroughbreds (LFF 2017).
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Dir Roger Michell | USA
A superb Susan Sarandon plays a mother spending a final few days with her husband and adult children in Roger Michell’s exquisite reworking of 2014 Danish drama Silent Heart.
Read more about Blackbird
Dir-Scr Gitanjali Rao | India-UK-France-Qatar
This animated feature is both epic and personal, and a glorious love letter to life and love in Mumbai.
Read more about Bombay Rose
Documentary Special Presentation
Dir Feras Fayyad | Syria
Oscar-nominated Feras Fayyad’s (Last Men in Aleppo) essential film tells the harrowing story of an underground Syrian hospital and its extraordinary staff.
Read more about The Cave (Syria)
Dir Takashi Miike | Japan-UK
A young boxer on the brink of death falls in love with a woman caught in the crossfire between yakuza and triad gangs in a fight over stolen drugs.
Read more about First Love
Dir-Scr Lukas Moodysson | Sweden
He is the best! Lukas Moodysson’s long-awaited return and first TV series is a loving satire about the nicest child psychologist in provincial Sweden.
Read more about Gösta
Experimenta Special Presentation
Dir-Scr Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong | UK-Thailand
Observing locals and visitors creates a highly original portrait of the Thai tourist town of Krabi in this collaboration between award-winning directors Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers.
Read more about Krabi, 2562
Archive Special Presentation
Dir George Pearson | UK
Lost for nearly a century, this rediscovery is a wonderful opportunity to fall under the spell of Betty Balfour, Britain’s ‘Queen of Happiness’.
Read more about Love, Life and Laughter
Dir Michael Caton-Jones | UK
This infectious 1990s-set comedy drama finds six Catholic teenage choirgirls cutting loose in Edinburgh, in a loving adaptation of Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos.
Read more about Our Ladies
BFI Flare Special Presentation
Dir-Scr Céline Sciamma | France
A female portrait painter falls in love with her subject in Girlhood director Céline Sciamma’s perfect new film.
Read more about Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Dir Sarah Gavron | UK
This is a vibrant and hugely engaging portrait of female friendship and growing up in London from director Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane, Suffragette) and writers Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson.
Read more about Rocks