Red carpet Galas from our themed strands: Love, Debate, Laugh, Dare, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Sonic, Family, and Treasures.
An early, silent adaptation of Liam O’Flaherty’s 1925 novel about betrayal amid the political and revolutionary environment of the newly independent Ireland of 1922.
A compelling Romeo and Juliet-like Indian story of childhood sweethearts whose obsessive love is rekindled just as the heroine is about to be married into royalty.
Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Stoker) channels Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, to create a sumptuous twisty psychological thriller, full of erotic intrigue.
French director Bertrand Bonello imagines Paris in a state of apocalypse, in a provocative, troubling response to the contemporary age of terror.
Laugh Gala in association with Sight & Sound
A lonely prankster father visits his estranged, high-powered consultant daughter, creating a fictional alias to embarrassingly insinuate himself into her stressed corporate life.
Thrill Gala in association with Empire
The extraordinary true story of Vinny Pazienza, a world championship boxer left with a broken neck after a devastating accident.
The director of cult hit Troll Hunter returns with a morgue-set shocker that will have you screaming in the aisles.
Adam Driver excels in this effortlessly charming tale of a bus driver poet in New Jersey, filmed with typically groovy élan by Jim Jarmusch.
Sonic Gala in association with MOBO Film
Spike Lee reimagines Aristophanes’ ancient Greek play Lysistrata as a dazzling modern-day hip-hop musical set in Chicago.
Family Gala in partnership with Sky Cinema
The happiest creatures in the world find themselves coming under threat when miserable giants want a bit of joy for themselves in this animated treat.