Special Presentations

Join us for Series, Experimenta, BFI Flare and more Special Presentations.

 

 
The Mayor of London’s Special Presentation

Ali & Ava

Clio Barnard’s latest film charts an unlikely romance between two Bradford residents.

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Special Presentation

Benediction

Terence Davies evocatively explores the life of Siegfried Sassoon, known for his poetry on the horrors of the Great War, but also his love affairs with other notable men.

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Special Presentation

Drive My Car

Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting drama.

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Special Presentation

Great Freedom

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes, Sebastian Meise’s searing prison drama is a captivating chronicle of queer history.

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Special Presentation in association with Sight and Sound

Memoria

Shot and set in Colombia, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s meditative rumination on memory and the human condition is anchored by Tilda Swinton’s enigmatic, otherworldly presence.

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Paris, 13th District

Jacques Audiard ventures into new territory with a vibrant take on love and Paris, as four characters cross amorous paths in the modern city.

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Special Presentation in association with Empire

The Phantom of the Open

Truth is funnier than fiction in this delightful and effortlessly charming tribute to Maurice Flitcroft, the ‘world’s worst golfer’.

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Special Presentation in association with Time Out

Titane

Agathe Rousselle makes a ferocious debut as a killer on the run, in Julia Ducournau’s electrifying techno-chiller, fresh from its triumph in Cannes.

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Special Presentation

The Velvet Underground

A riveting tribute to the Velvet Underground from LFF alumni Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven, Carol, Velvet Goldmine).

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BFI Flare Special Screening

Flee

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival, Flee is a testament to friendship, family and acceptance.

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Experimenta Special Screening

Neptune Frost

The directorial debut of poet-musician Saul Williams and actor-playwright Anisia Uzeyman is an exhilarating anti-capitalist sci-fi musical entirely shot in Rwanda.

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Series Special Screening

Succession

The Roys are back in town with the return of Jesse Armstrong’s critically lauded and award-winning series about vicious power struggles within a US media corporation, and the family that runs it.

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