This year's edition of the festival provides an opportunity to see some of the coming season's big awards contenders, which have been highly acclaimed around the world. There's also an Asif Kapadia retrospective and a great line-up of family favourites to take little ones along to.

The festival runs from 19 to 26 October.

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Monster
Monster
A mother is shocked when she learns what a teacher has said to her son, but the truth is more complicated.
Eileen
Eileen
Set during a bitter 1964 Massachusetts winter, young secretary Eileen becomes enchanted by the glamorous new counsellor at the prison where she works. Their budding friendship takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret — throwing Eileen onto a sinister path.
All Of Us Strangers
All Of Us Strangers
A screenwriter embarks on a relationship with a neighbour at the same time as making a journey into his troubled past.
Poor Things
Poor Things
The story of a young woman who has been brought back to life.
The Taste Of Things
The Taste Of Things
The story of Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the fine gourmet she has been working for over the last 20 years.
The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel
US backpackers Hanna and Liv take a job in a remote Australian pub for some extra cash and are confronted with a bunch of unruly locals and a situation that grows rapidly out of their control.
Fallen Leaves
Fallen Leaves
The course of potential love does not run smooth for a shelf-stacker and a metal worker.
20,000 Species Of Bees
20,000 Species Of Bees
An eight-year-old explores her identity over a summer in the Basque country.
Creatura
Creatura
A woman realises the source of her trauma and sexual appetite after returning to her coastal-town home.
Chicken For Linda!
Chicken For Linda!
When a mum makes a promise to her daughter after unfairly punishing her, she finds herself having to go the extra mile to make it come true.
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