Join us for our BFI Flare, Documentary, Experimenta, LFF CONNECTS, and Sight & Sound Special Presentations.
Dir-Scr Clio Barnard | UK
One of contemporary British cinema's most distinctive filmmakers, Clio Barnard follows The Selfish Giant and The Arbor with this searing and eloquent Yorkshire set drama exploring the fragility of familial relationships.
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BFI Flare Special Presentation
Dir Sebastián Lelio | Chile-Germany-Spain
A transwoman’s quest for a little respect gives us one of 2017’s standout performances in this invigorating Chilean drama from Sebastián Lelio (Gloria).
Read more about A Fantastic Woman
Documentary Special Presentation
Dir Greg Barker | USA
Greg Barker’s excellent observational documentary examines, with great intimacy, the final year in Obama’s foreign policy administration as an election looms.
Read more about The Final Year
Dir-Scr Michael Haneke | France-Austria-Germany
Michael Haneke’s portrait of a dysfunctional bourgeois Calais family offers a potted summary – and bracingly intelligent, partly satirical update – on themes from his previous films.
Read more about Happy End
Experimenta Special Presentation
Dir-Scr Shirin Neshat | Co-Dir-Scr Shoja Azari | Germany-Austria-Italy-Lebanon-Quatar
An exiled Iranian woman begins making a film about ‘the voice of Egypt’, Oum Kulthum, who was loved by the people and manipulated by politicians.
Read more about Looking for Oum Kulthum
LFF Connects Special Presentation
Dir David Fincher | United States
David Fincher returns to television with a Zodiac-style police procedural, based on the men who first coined the phrase ‘serial killer’.
Read more about MINDHUNTER
Dir-Scr Sally Potter | UK
Following some unexpected revelations, a celebration quickly takes a turn for the worse in Sally Potter's razor-sharp new comedy.
Read more about The Party
Dir-Scr Lucrecia Martel | Argentina-Brazil-Spain-The Netherlands-Mexico-Portugal-USA
A political western-cum-existentialist epic from the one of Latin America’s boldest filmmakers, Zama offers an incisive and visually arresting examination of the abuses of colonialism.
Read more about Zama