Beginning
In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles.
The Calming
A young film director makes her way around Japan, China, and Hong Kong after a relationship breakup.

D

Damnation
Study of a man and his obssession with a bar singer.
The Disciple
Chaitanya Tamhane's masterfully composed second feature examines a lifetime journey devoted to the art of Indian classical music.
French Exit
A Manhattan socialite whose inheritance is running out moves to a borrowed apartment in Paris with her son and cat.
Gunda
Pigs, cows and chickens. Intimate portraits of living beings who wind up dead on a plate every day.
The Hourglass Sanatorium
A young man searches through delapidated dreamscapes for his dead/live father.
The Human Voice
Drama about a woman traumatised by the end of a relationship.

I

In The Mood For Love
The history of a love affair that never was.
Lovers Rock
A story set in London's West Indian community in the early 1980s.

M

Malmkrog
Guests at the mansion of man of the world Nikolai discuss death, the Antichrist, history and rule, progress and morality.
Mangrove
The true story of the Mangrove Nine, the group of black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970 and their highly publicised trial that followed.
Muhammad Ali, The Greatest
Portrait of the boxer.
Nomadland
A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything following the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, lives as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Notturno
Documentary about the everyday life in the Middle East that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and interference, up to the murderous apocalypse of ISIS.
On The Rocks
When a woman suspects her husband of an affair, her dad encourages her to join him on a mission to uncover the truth.

R

Red, White And Blue
A drama set in London's West Indian community.
Smooth Talk
A free-spirited teenager has an encounter with a dangerous man.
There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways Of Showing A Man Getting On A Horse
A tribute to Raoul Walsh and an essayistic consideration of cinema.
Tragic Jungle
Deep in the Mayan jungle, a lawless territory where myths abound, a group of Mexican gum workers cross paths with Agnes, a mysterious young Belizean woman.
The Truffle Hunters
In the secret forests of northern Italy, a dwindling group of joyful old men and their faithful dogs search for the world’s most expensive ingredient, the white Alba truffle. Their stories form a real-life fairy tale that celebrates human passion in a fragile land that seems forgotten in time.
Undine
Undine is a city historian on urban development in a Berlin museum, the 'place by the swamp'. When her boyfriend leaves her, she vows to kill the faithless man but soon meets another.
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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London Korean Film Festival
The 15th edition includes digital screenings.

NewFest

London Film Festival
Hybrid festival expanding outside of the capital in 2020

Grimmfest

Scottish Queer International Film Festival

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