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

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Synchronic
A pair of paramedics find their friendship put to the test after a series of deaths are linked to a drug.
Honey Boy
Honey Boy
A child TV star and his ex-rodeo clown father face their stormy past through time and cinema.
The Father
The Father
After losing his wife Ivanka, Vasil believes that she is using his phone to reach him from beyond the grave, so he enlists the services of a psychic to try to make contact with her, much to the concern of his son.
Lara
Lara
Lara has just turned 60; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
On A Magical Night
On A Magical Night
After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave her husband. She moves into room 212 at the hotel across the street, with a bird’s-eye view of her apartment, her husband and the life she shared with him.
A Hidden Life
A Hidden Life
The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.
The Climb
The Climb
A look at the friendship between two guys that spans many years.
Beanpole
Beanpole
Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins of Leningrad after the Second World War.
The Unknown Saint
The Unknown Saint
Moments before his capture by police, a thief digs a grave to hide a bag of money. Released from prison years later he returns to retrieve the bag, only to find a shrine to an Unknown Saint build directly over his loot, and a brand new village constructed all around it.
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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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