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Dir Victor Kossakovsky | UK-Germany
‘Aquarela’ means watercolour in English, but that is too delicate a word to describe this stunning, sensory cinematic experience by Russian master Victor Kossakovsky.
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Dir Tinge Krishnan | UK
Chewing Gum star Michaela Coel leads a talented cast in Tinge Krishnan’s contemporary London musical, which reimagines Camden as a romantic neon-soaked wonderland.
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Dir-Scr Michael Moore | USA
One of North American culture’s most outspoken filmmakers, Michael Moore, turns his sights on one of the most controversial figures of our time: Donald Trump.
Read more about Fahrenheit 11/9
Dir George Tillman Jr | USA
This powerful adaptation of Angie Thomas’ YA novel stars Amandla Stenberg as a teenager who witnesses the fatal police shooting of her childhood friend.
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Dir Park Chan-wook | UK
Park Chan-wook’s stylistic mastery meets John le Carré’s espionage twists in this thrilling new series from the makers of The Night Manager.
Read more about The Little Drummer Girl
Dir-Scr Rachel Maclean | UK
Rachel Maclean follows her Venice Biennale piece Spite Your Face with a daring new film that incisively deconstructs art history’s myth of feminine beauty with a savage, satirical blade.
Read more about Make Me Up
Dir Carol Morley | UK
Carol Morley (Dreams of a Life and The Falling) returns to LFF with wonderfully stylised, offbeat noir thriller about a murder investigation and multiple realities.
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Dir-Scr Mike Leigh | UK
Mike Leigh orchestrates a superb ensemble cast in this rousing tale of working class uprising and its violent suppression in Manchester in 1819.
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Dir Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya-South Africa-France-Lebanon-Norway-Netherlands-Germany-USA
Romantic sparks fly between the daughters of two opposing politicians in Wanuri Kahiu’s neon-bright story of forbidden love in Kenya.
Read more about Rafiki
Dir Peter Jackson | New Zealand
On the centenary of the First World War, Academy Award®-winner Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) presents the world premiere of an extraordinary new work, revealing the Great War as you have never seen it.
Read more about They Shall Not Grow Old