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Special Presentations

Join us for our BFI Flare, Documentary, Experimenta, LFF CONNECTS, and Sight & Sound Special Presentations.

  • Dark River

    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

    A Fantastic Woman

    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).

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  • Documentary Special Presentation

    The Final Year

    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.

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  • Happy End

    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.

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  • Experimenta Special Presentation

    Looking for Oum Kulthum

    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.

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  • 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’.

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  • The Party

    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.

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  • Zama

    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.

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