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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Harriet
The story of freedom fighter Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into an American hero.
Tell Me Who I Am
Tell Me Who I Am
Story of a twin who lost his memory after an accident and the brother who was his only link to his memories - and who faced ethical choices as a result.
Muscle
Muscle
A directionless call centre salesman gets more than he bargained for when he joins a local gym
The Cave (Syria)
The Cave (Syria)
Documentary about an underground Syrian hospital and its staff
Knives Out
Knives Out
A detective is called into investigate the mysterious death of a renowned crime writer.
The Disappearance Of My Mother
The Disappearance Of My Mother
An ageing fashion model strives to escape the world of images and disappear for good, but her son's determination to make a final film about her sparks an unexpected collaboration and confrontation with the camera's gaze.
Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit
Satire following a lonely boy and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, whose nationalistic views are challenged when he discovers his mum is hiding a young Jewish girl.
Abominable
Abominable
A girl and her yeti friend face a race against time.
Give Me Liberty
Give Me Liberty
When a riot breaks out in Milwaukee, America's most segregated city, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get a group of elderly Russians to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a young black woman with ALS.
Le Mans '66
Le Mans '66
Dramatisation of a friendship that shaped motor racing in the Sixties.
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London Film Festival Features

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
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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