Returning for its 63rd edition from October 2 to 13, the London Film Festival opened with Armando Iannucci's The Personal History of David Copperfield and closes with Martin Scorcese's The Irishman. The full programme will be announced on August 29.

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Fanny Lye Deliver’d
Fanny Lye Deliver’d
The story of a woman living with her puritanical husband in 17th Century Shropshire and the two strangers who cause upheaval in her world.
House Of Hummingbird
House Of Hummingbird
She roams the neighbourhood with her best friend, attempts to fall in love, is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. Untethered from the wider world, 14-year-old Eun-hee floats through Seoul.
The Girl With A Bracelet
The Girl With A Bracelet
Courtroom drama about a teenager caught up in a murder case.
Judy And Punch
Judy And Punch
Puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to a inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.
Only The Animals
Only The Animals
Thriller centring on the disappearance of a woman.
The Whistlers
The Whistlers
Film noir sees a corrupt cop learn a whistling language to beat detection while trying to double-cross the mob.
Calm With Horses
Calm With Horses
Thriller about a crime enforcer for a clan of drug dealers, while also trying to be a good father to his autistic son.
Ghost Town Anthology
Ghost Town Anthology
After a man dies in a car accident, time seems to lose all meaning for the residents of a small town... and then strangers begin to appear.
Moffie
Moffie
Drama following a conscript through his military service in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s.
The Street
The Street
Documentary charting the gentrification of a street in London's Hoxton, where locals face being priced out.
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London Film Festival Features

Another layer
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Udo Kier, Alli Willow and Bacurau
A heightened state
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Mad Max, Blade Runner and the politics of water in Bacurau
Immerse yourself
Alla Kovgan on Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Rei Kawakubo and the 3D for Cunningham
The turning point
Wendy Makkena on Tom Hanks, Chris Cooper and Matthew Rhys in A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
Playing with the meanings
Jan Komasa on Andrey Zvyagintsev, Corpus Christi, Bartosz Bielenia and Christopher Walken
Engaging Martin Scorsese
Gay Talese on Martin Scorsese and The Irishman
A contemporary character
Pietro Marcello on his film of Martin Eden and Jack London’s novel
Diversity Rocks
Sarah Gavron and Theresa Ikoko on capturing the teenage spirit and pushing the industry forward
The making of a hybrid
Bertrand Bonello on histories and Zombi Child
Celebrating sisterhood
Theresa Ikoko and Sarah Gavron on developing Rocks
A world of friendship
Nichola Burley and Roxanne Scrimshaw talk about living the dream and creating characters in Lynn + Lucy
Social insecurity
Director Fyzal Boulifa on capturing a working-class world in Lynn + Lucy and street casting his star
Kisses from the baby
Penélope Cruz, Édgar Ramírez and Olivier Assayas on baby kisses and Wasp Network
Fulfilling their destiny
Sônia Braga on Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles' Bacurau
The life they're in
Martin Scorsese on moral choices, human nature and The Irishman

London Film Festival News

London Film Festival announces line-up
Galas include A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood
LFF announces competition titles
Sixty per cent feature female director or co-director
London Festival gets Knives Out
Daniel Craig and Chris Evans star in modern 'whodunnit'
The Irishman heads to LFF
Festival to close with international premiere of Scorsese's latest
David Copperfield adaptation to open LFF
Armando Iannucci's 'fresh take' stars Dev Patel
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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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