The 62nd edition of the festival will run from October 10 to 21. It will open with the international premiere of Steve McQueen's Widows and close with the world premiere of Stan And Ollie. There will also be gala screenings of Mike Leigh's Peterloo and The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.

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A Private War
A Private War
Biopic of The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin while on assignment in Syria.
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
Two assassins set out into the wilderness on the trail of a man with a secret.
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The true story of Lee Israel who became a literary forger.
Daughter Of Mine
Daughter Of Mine
Vittoria is growing up in a remote Sardinian village. One day she meets the wildly independent Angelica who is so very different to her own caring mother Tina. The young girl has no knowledge of the secret that connects these two women.
Beautiful Boy
Beautiful Boy
A father tries to help his son break his cycle of drug addiction.
The Front Runner
The Front Runner
The story of Gary Hart, whose presidential campaign was rocked by scandal.
Assassination Nation
Assassination Nation
This is a 1000 percent a true story about how the quiet, all-American town of Salem, absolutely lost its mind.
If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk
A pregnant woman tries to prove her lover's innocence.
Stan & Ollie
Stan & Ollie
True story of the late years of the comedy double-act.
The Favourite
The Favourite
Two of Queen Anne's acolytes jockey for position.
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London Film Festival Features

In reflection
Wash Westmoreland on Guy de Maupassant, Citizen Kane, Colette and The Earthquake Bird
The lives of others
Nadine Labaki on Capernaum and the way the refugee crisis affects children
An unseen world
Lila Avilés talks about putting the focus on The Chambermaid
A world of intensity
Luke Davies on Philip Seymour Hoffman, Heath Ledger, Anton Corbijn, Capote and Beautiful Boy
Finding her voice
Wash Westmoreland on La Belle Époque and Keira Knightley as Colette
Creating an illusion
Gabriela Cartol on learning the craft of The Chambermaid
Rhapsody in red
Peter Strickland on dreaming through films and In Fabric
Ahead of her time
Wash Westmoreland on Richard Glatzer, Andrea Flesch and the relationships in Colette
Playing favourites
Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Tony McNamara on The Favourite
Circularity of the moments
Luke Davies on co-scripting Felix van Groeningen's Beautiful Boy

London Film Festival News

London Film Festival loves Joy
Prize winners announced and Tuttle takes up permanent role
LFF announces full programme
Curaon, Guadagnino and Park join line-up
London Film Festival announces competition line-up
50% directed or co-directed by women
They Shall Not Grow Old to premiere at LFF
Peter Jackson's World War One doc gets gala screening.
Victorian cinema celebrated in IMAX
BFI announces archive gala of rare film at LFF
News

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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