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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The Street
The Street
Documentary charting the gentrification of a street in London's Hoxton, where locals face being priced out.
A Son
A Son
After a child is shot and needs a transplant, a family secret is exposed.
The Perfect Candidate
The Perfect Candidate
A young female Saudi doctor decides to run for election.
Fire Will Come
Fire Will Come
A convicted arsonist returns to his rural home.
System Crasher
System Crasher
Nine-year-old Benni radically defies every rule. But this feared ‘system crasher’s’ only desire is to stop living in a residential home and go back to her mother.
Vivarium
Vivarium
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
Dogs Don't Wear Pants
Dogs Don't Wear Pants
A widower is struggling years after his wife drowned... meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
The Other Lamb
The Other Lamb
A young girl begins to question her place in the religious community she was born into.
Arab Blues
Arab Blues
A Parisian psychoanalyst tries to set up a practice in a post-Arab Spring Tunis.
And Then We Danced
And Then We Danced
A dancer falls in love with his fiercest rival.
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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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