Festival opener Mangrove Festival opener Mangrove

This year's London Film Festival ran from October 7 to 18. Due to the pandemic, it was a hybrid edition, which, for the first time, will screen a number of films widely across the UK. It opened with Steve McQueen's Mangrove and closed with Francis Lee's Ammonite.

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A domestic abuse survivor tries to build a new life - and home - for her kids.
Old friends Sam and Tusker go on a road trip to make the most of their time together two years after Tusker was diagnosed with early-onset dementia.
Zanka Contact
Zanka Contact
In hellish Casablanca, a car-crash sets ablaze a burning, passionate love story between has-been rocker Larsen and the streetwise Rajae.
A music teacher finds himself in The Great Before, an incredible place where new souls are born.
Farewell Amor
Farewell Amor
Reunited after a 17-year separation, Walter, an Angolan immigrant, is joined in the US by his wife and teenage daughter. Now absolute strangers sharing a one-bedroom apartment, they discover a shared love of dance that may help overcome the emotional distance between them.
Fox Rich fights for her husband’s release from jail, after he is sentenced to 60 years of incarceration for a bank robbery, a crime she also served time for in the Nineties.
Animation set in the Ireland of the Cromwell period, when a young apprentice hunter comes to Ireland to wipe out the last pack... only to discover the magical world of the wolfwalkers.
The Reason I Jump
The Reason I Jump
Based on the book by Naoki Higashida this immersive film explores the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people around the world.
Another Round
Another Round
Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday.
David Byrne’s American Utopia
David Byrne’s American Utopia
A film of Byrne's acclaimed Broadway show.
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London Film Festival Features

The eyes have it
Svend Rothmann Bonde and Maria Pareja on animating the wolves in Wolfwalkers
Painting a dual perspective
Director Benjamin Ree chats about documentary The Painter And The Thief
Two different eyes
Christian Petzold and Heinz Emigholz on German fairy tales
An act of love
Gianfranco Rosi on editing Notturno
London Film Festival highlights
We recommend eight films to catch at this year's hybrid edition
Having a mission
Steve McQueen and Shabier Kirchner on working together in Mangrove
Scoring Nomadland
Chloé Zhao on singer/songwriter Cat Clifford and the music of Ludovico Einaudi
Dressing the part
Steve McQueen, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn and Micheal Ward on the costumes in Lovers Rock

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