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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Our Ladies
Our Ladies
Comedy drama sees a group of choirgirls on a day trip to Edinburgh.
Deerskin
Deerskin
Georges, 44, and his jacket, 100 per cent deerskin, have a plan.
Martin Eden
Martin Eden
A man struggles to better his circumstances, motivated by his love for a woman from a bourgeois family.
Lingua Franca
Lingua Franca
An undocumented Filipina trans woman, who works as a caregiver in Brooklyn, develops a connection with the grandson of her employer.
Two Of Us
Two Of Us
Two retired women, who have been in a secret relationship for decades, find their relationship turned upside down when the truth begins to come out.
Savage
Savage
Hard-hitting drama tracks the three decades that shaped the feared leader of a biker gang.
The Painted Bird
The Painted Bird
A lone Jewish boy has to fend for himself in Nazi-occupied eastern Europe.
Color Out Of Space
Color Out Of Space
A meteorite lands in the frontyard of a family who have moved to a farm... and begins to mutate everything it touches.
To The Ends Of The Earth
To The Ends Of The Earth
A Japanese TV host finds a trip to Uzbekistan to shoot an episode of her reality travel show begins to dissolve her chipper persona.
Lucky Grandma
Lucky Grandma
Set in New York City’s Chinatown, the film follows an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma who goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck… and in the middle of a gang war.
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London Film Festival Features

Looking for justice
Jayro Bustamante in conversation on justice, Guatemala and the women in La Llorona
A Mayan princess
Jayro Bustamante on seeing a legend differently in La Llorona
Secrets you know
Barbara Sukowa and Filippo Meneghetti on Two Of Us
Hiding and seeking
Filippo Meneghetti on Two Of Us and working with Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier
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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