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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Consequences
Consequences
A teenager is forced to choose between a charismatic young man he meets in a detention centre and his own sense of moral integrity.
Miriam Lies
Miriam Lies
Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things.
Out Of Blue
Out Of Blue
Detective thriller based on Martin Amis' Night Train.
Sunset
Sunset
A young wannabe milliner in Budapest meets a man connected to her past and begins to uncover family secrets.
Freedom Fields
Freedom Fields
Documentary spanning six years in the life of Libya’s nascent women’s football scene.
Sauvage
Sauvage
A young male sex worker searches for love and companionship.
The White Crow
The White Crow
Dramatisation of the early life of Rudolf Nureyev and his defection to the West.
Woman At War
Woman At War
A middle-aged woman declares war on the heavy industry in her small town, but everything changes when a Ukrainian orphan enters her life.
Dragged Across Concrete
Dragged Across Concrete
A pair of cops suspended for strong-arm tactics descend into the criminal underworld.
A Private War
A Private War
Biopic of The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin while on assignment in Syria.
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London Film Festival Features

Deconstructing oppressions
Eva Husson on Girls Of The Sun and Martha Gellhorn
Reinventing herself
Mia Hansen-Løve on Bergman Island, ghosts and Maya
Resonances beyond
László Nemes on fairy tales, Murnau's Sunrise, and Sunset (Napszállta)
Innocent and ominous
László Nemes on TS Eliot, caves of darkness and the innocent and ominous in Sunset
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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