This year's London Film Festival will run from October 7 to 18. Due to the pandemic, it will be a hybrid edition, which, for the first time, will screen a number of films widely across the UK. It will open with Steve McQueen's Mangrove and close with Francis Lee's Ammonite.

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The Human Voice
The Human Voice
Drama about a woman traumatised by the end of a relationship.
Mangrove
Mangrove
The true story of the Mangrove Nine, the group of black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970 and their highly publicised trial that followed.
Lovers Rock
Lovers Rock
A story set in London's West Indian community in the early 1980s.
The Disciple
The Disciple
Chaitanya Tamhane's masterfully composed second feature examines a lifetime journey devoted to the art of Indian classical music.
200 Meters
200 Meters
A man from the West Bank finds himself taking the smuggling route to Israel to be with his family.
Relic
Relic
When Edna, the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family, goes missing, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it's last call for a beloved dive bar known as the Roaring 20s. A document of real people, in an unreal situation, facing an uncertain future: America at the end of 2016.
Bad Tales
Bad Tales
Trouble brews over a long hot summer on the outskirts of Rome.
Siberia
Siberia
A broken man flees the world and finds himself in a cave. His escape becomes a radical confrontation with his dreams, his memories and demonic visions.
Shirley
Shirley
A young couple moves in with the famed author, Shirley Jackson, and her Bennington College professor husband, Stanley Hyman, in the hope of starting a new life but instead find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Shirley's next novel.
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London Film Festival Features

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