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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Suspiria
A nightmare brews in a dance company.
Jonathan
Jonathan
Jonathan is a young man with a strange condition that only his brother understands. But when he begins to yearn for a different life, their unique bond becomes increasingly tested.
This Teacher
This Teacher
A woman's life begins to slip into a nightmare after a reunion with a childhood friend turns sour.
They Shall Not Grow Old
They Shall Not Grow Old
Archive, colourised footage tells the story of the First World War.
Mirai
Mirai
A spoiled boy has to cope with the arrival of a new baby sister - and much more.
Widows
Widows
Women left in debt by their dead husbands' crimes conspire to pull off a heist.
In Fabric
In Fabric
Two stories about a cursed dress and its victims.
Journey To A Mother's Room
Journey To A Mother's Room
Leonor wants to leave home, but she doesn’t dare to tell her mother. Estrella doesn’t want her to leave but is unable to keep her by her side either. Mother and daughter will have to face this new stage in life in which the world they share starts to fall apart.
John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection
John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection
Documentary about the US tennis ace.
Shadow
Shadow
The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it.
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London Film Festival Features

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
Circularity of the moments
Luke Davies on co-scripting Felix van Groeningen's Beautiful Boy

London Film Festival News

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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