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This site lists films and events from the 2016 BFI London Film Festival. The festival programme for 2017 will be announced later this year.
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Strand Galas

Red carpet Galas from our themed strands: Love, Debate, Laugh, Dare, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Sonic, Family, and Treasures.

  • The Informer

    Archive Gala

    The Informer

    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.

  • Mirzya

    Love Gala

    Mirzya

    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.

  • The Handmaiden

    Dare Gala

    The Handmaiden

    Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Stoker) channels Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, to create a sumptuous twisty psychological thriller, full of erotic intrigue.

  • Nocturama

    Debate Gala

    Nocturama

    French director Bertrand Bonello imagines Paris in a state of apocalypse, in a provocative, troubling response to the contemporary age of terror.

  • Toni Erdmann

    Laugh Gala in association with Sight & Sound

    Toni Erdmann

    A lonely prankster father visits his estranged, high-powered consultant daughter, creating a fictional alias to embarrassingly insinuate himself into her stressed corporate life.

  • Bleed For This

    Thrill Gala in association with Empire

    Bleed For This

    The extraordinary true story of Vinny Pazienza, a world championship boxer left with a broken neck after a devastating accident.

  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    Cult Gala

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    The director of cult hit Troll Hunter returns with a morgue-set shocker that will have you screaming in the aisles.

  • Paterson

    Journey Gala

    Paterson

    Adam Driver excels in this effortlessly charming tale of a bus driver poet in New Jersey, filmed with typically groovy élan by Jim Jarmusch.

  • Chi-Raq

    Sonic Gala in association with MOBO Film

    Chi-Raq

    Spike Lee reimagines Aristophanes’ ancient Greek play Lysistrata as a dazzling modern-day hip-hop musical set in Chicago.

  • Trolls

    Family Gala in partnership with Sky Cinema

    Trolls

    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.

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