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Now in its 50th year, the London Film Festival aims to bring the very best from festivals around the world and make it directly accessible to the British public. Regularly attended by those who make and star in the films, it also gives the public the chance to ask questions and find out more about the film industry. This year the LFF features a special programme of films about what it means to grow up British. For those seeking something more unusual, it also has a strong strand of cutting edge experimental cinema.

This year's London Film Festival features the gala premiere of The Last King of Scotland, about a Scottish doctor working in Uganda under the rule of Idi Amin. Also featured will be Bobby, Emilio Estevez's film about the assassination of Robert F Kennedy, Sacha Baron Cohen's mockumentary Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan and the new 3D version of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Read who won what.

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The Last King Of Scotland
The Last King Of Scotland
Ugandan dictator's rise to power as seen through the eyes of a young doctor.
Wild Tigers I Have Known
Wild Tigers I Have Known
Sexual awakening of a teenager who tries to engage with the object of his affections by posing as a woman on the phone.
The Go Master
The Go Master
The long and quiet life of a Chinese Go Master in Japan.
The Premonition
The Premonition
A lawyer rejects his bourgeois past and moves to the inner city in an attempt to engage with ordinary life.
Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread
An investigation into where supermarket food comes from.
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
Migrants in Malaysia dream of sleep, recovery, and each other.
Invisible Waves
Invisible Waves
A man, dogged by guilt, goes on the run after poisoning his lover.
The Masseur
The Masseur
A masseur in the Phillippines tries to come to terms with his father's death.
The Singer
The Singer
A nightclub singer falls in love with a much younger woman.
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
Classic adaptation of Dickens' novel about a orphan who finds a mystery inheritance propels him into high society.
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LFF celebrates 50 years with Trafalgar Square extravaganza.
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Star takes time out to greet fans at LFF.
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Gimme Five
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