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64th London Film Festival

7-18 OCTOBER 2020
at cinemas and virtually


Opening film: MANGROVE
Closing film: AMMONITE

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2 0 2 0   F E S T I V A L
2 0 2 0   A W A R D S :
Audience Award - Film:
ANOTHER ROUND

Audience Award - Documentary:
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

Audience Award - Short:
SHUTTLECOCK

Audience Award - XR:
TO MISS THE ENDING

BFI Bursary:
Cathy Brady (WILDFIRE)
RICH'S BEST OF THE FEST 2020:
  1. MANGROVE
  2. NOMADLAND
  3. AFTER LOVE
  4. ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...
  5. NOTTURNO
  6. NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN
  7. TIME
  8. THE SALT IN OUR WATERS
  9. AMMONITE
  10. THE REASON I JUMP
Special mention: LOVERS ROCK, ANOTHER ROUND, POSSESSOR, LIMBO, AFRICAN APOCALYPSE, DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA, THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF, SUPERNOVA, I AM SAMUEL, WOLFWALKERS.
A L L   T H E   2 0 2 0   F I L M S
180° RULE (Samadi, Irn)
200 METERS (Nayfeh, Pal)
A COMMON CRIME (Marquez, Arg)
A DAY-OFF OF KASUMI ARIMURA (Kore-eda, Jpn)
AFRICAN APOCALYPSE (Lemkin, UK)
AFTER LOVE (Khan, UK)
AMMONITE (Lee, UK)
ANOTHER ROUND (Vinterberg, Den)
BAD TALES (D'Innocenzo/D'Innocenzo, It)
BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKET (Ross/Ross, US)
CICADA (Fifer/Mulcare, US)
DAYS (Tsai, Tai)
DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA (Lee, US)
DELIA DERBYSHIRE: THE MYTHS AND LEGENDARY TAPES (Catz, UK)
THE DISCIPLE (Tamhane, Ind)
FAREWELL AMOR (Msangi, US)
GENUS, PAN (Diaz, Ph)
GIMME ONE (FitzGerald, UK)
GOLD FOR DOGS (Cambet, Fr)
HERSELF (Lloyd, Ire)
HONEYMOOD (Lavie, Isr)
THE HUMAN VOICE (Almodovar, Sp)
I AM SAMUEL (Murimi, Ken)
IDENTIFYING FEATURES (Valadez, Mex)
IF IT WERE LOVE (Chiha, Fr)
INDUSTRY (Dunham/Krishnan/Lilly, UK)
THE INTRUDER (Meta, Arg)
KAJILLIONAIRE (July, US)
KING OF SANWI (Owusu, Ghn)
LEAVE THE EDGES (Akoto, UK)
LIMBO (Sharrock, UK)

LOVERS ROCK (McQueen, UK)
MANGROVE (McQueen, UK)
MOGUL MOWGLI (Tariq, UK)
NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN (Szumowska, Pol)
NEW ORDER (Franco, Mex)
NO GO BACKS (Kahn, US)
NOMADLAND (Zhao, US)
NOTTURNO (Rosi, It)
ONE MAN AND HIS SHOES (Bamiro, UK)
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI... (King, US)
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF (Ree, Nor)
POSSESSOR (Cronenberg, Can)
THE REASON I JUMP (Rothwell, UK)
RELIC (James, Aus)
ROSE: A LOVE STORY (Sheridan, UK)
THE SALT IN OUR WATERS (Sumit, Ban)
SHADOW COUNTRY (Slama, Cz)
SHIRLEY (Decker, US)
SIBERIA (Ferrara, It)
SOUL (Docter/Powers, US)
SOUND FOR THE FUTURE (Hulse, UK)
STRAY (Lo, US)
STRIDING INTO THE WIND (Wei, Chn)
SUPERNOVA (Macqueen, UK)
THIS IS MY DESIRE (Esiri/Esiri, Nga)
TIME (Bradley, US)
ULTRAVIOLENCE (Fero, UK)
UNDINE (Petzold, Ger)
WILDFIRE (Brady, UK)
WOLFWALKERS (Moore/Stewart, Ire)
ZANKA CONTACT (El Iraki, Fr)

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63rd London Film Festival

2-13 OCTOBER 2019
at cinemas across London



Opening film: THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD
Closing film: THE IRISHMAN
Surprise film: UNCUT GEMS

2 0 1 9   A W A R D S :
Best Film:
MONOS
Documentary: WHITE RIOT
First Feature: Mati Diop (ATLANTICS)

RICH'S BEST OF THE FEST 2019:
  1. PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
  2. THE IRISHMAN
  3. I LOST MY BODY
  4. THE REPORT
  5. MONSOON
  6. MARRIAGE STORY
  7. BY THE GRACE OF GOD
  8. BACURAU
  9. LUCE
  10. MONOS
R E V I E W E D   2 0 1 9   F I L M S
ABOMINABLE (Culton, US)
THE AERONAUTS (Harper, UK)
AND THEN WE DANCED (Akin, Geo)
THE ANTENNA (Behram, Tur)
ATLANTICS (Diop, Sen)
THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM (Gordon, Aus)
BABYTEETH (Murphy, Aus)
BACURAU (Mendonca/Dornelles, Br)
BAD EDUCATION (Finley, US)
BEANPOLE (Balagov, Rus)
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (Heller, US)
BURNING CANE (Youmans, US)
BY THE GRACE OF GOD (Ozon, Fr)
CALM WITH HORSES (Rowland, Ire)
THE CAVE (Fayyad, Syr)
CIRCUS OF BOOKS (Mason, US)
CLEMENCY (Chukwu, US)
THE CLIMB (Covino, US)
COLOR OUT OF SPACE (Stanley, US)
* THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS (Guzman, Chl)
* COUNTY LINES (Blake, UK)
CUNNINGHAM (Kovgan, Ger)
DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER (Bird, UK)
DEERSKIN (Dupieux, Fr)
DON'T LOOK DOWN (Ducastel/Martineau, Fr)
EARTHQUAKE BIRD (Westmoreland, US)
EMA (Larrain, Chl)
END OF THE CENTURY (Castro, Arg)
ETERNAL BEAUTY (Roberts, UK)
FANNY LYE DELIVER'D (Clay, UK)
FIRST LOVE (Miike, Jpn)
GIVE ME LIBERTY (Mikhanovsky, US)
GREED (Winterbottom, UK)
GUEST OF HONOUR (Egoyan, Can)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Kahn, Fr)
HARRIET (Lemmons, US)
A HIDDEN LIFE (Malick, Ger)
HONEY BOY (Har'el, US)
HOPE GAP (Nicholson, UK)
I LOST MY BODY (Clapin, Fr)
INVISIBLE LIFE (Ainouz, Br)
THE IRISHMAN (Scorsese, US)
JOJO RABBIT (Waititi, Cz)
JUDY & PUNCH (Foulkes, Aus)
JUST MERCY (Cretton, US)
THE KING (Michod, UK)
THE KINGMAKER (Greenfield, US)
KNIVES OUT (Johnson, US)
KOKO-DI KOKO-DA (Nyholm, Swe)
KRABI, 2562 (Suwichakornpong/Rivers, Tha)
THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (Talbot, US)

LE MANS '66 (Mangold, US)
THE LIGHTHOUSE (Eggers, US)
LINGUA FRANCA (Sandoval, US)
LITTLE JOE (Hausner, Aut)
LITTLE MONSTERS (Forsythe, Aus)
LA LLORONA (Bustamante, Gua)
THE LODGE (Franz/Fiala, UK)
LUCE (Onah, US)
MARRIAGE STORY (Baumbach, US)
MARTIN EDEN (Marcello, It)
MATTHIAS & MAXIME (Dolan, Can)
MOFFIE (Hermanus, SA)
MONOS (Landes, Col)
MONSOON (Khaou, UK)
MR JONES (Holland, Pol)
MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE (Lowenstein, Aus)
OFFICIAL SECRETS (Hood, UK)
ON A MAGICAL NIGHT (Honore, Fr)
ONLY THE ANIMALS (Moll, Fr)
ORDINARY LOVE (D'Sa/Leyburn, UK)
THE OTHER LAMB (Szumowska, Ire)
THE PAINTED BIRD (Marhoul, Cz)
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON (Schwartz/Nilson, US)
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE (Mansour, KSA)
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (Iannucci, UK)
PINK WALL (Cullen, UK)
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (Sciamma, Fr)
RARE BEASTS (Piper, UK)
REAL (Omoshaybi, UK)
THE REPORT (Burns, US)
RIALTO (Burns, Ire)
ROCKS (Gavron, UK)
ROSE PLAYS JULIE (Molloy/Lawlor, Ire)
RUN (Graham, UK)
* SAINT MAUD (Glass, UK)
SID & JUDY (Kijak, UK)
SYSTEM CRASHER (Fingscheidt, Ger)
THIS IS NOT BERLIN (Sama, Mex)
TREMORS (Bustamante, Gua)
* TWO OF US (Meneghetti, Fr)
THE TWO POPES (Meirelles, It)
UNCUT GEMS (Safdie/Safdie, US)
VIVARIUM (Finnegan, Ire)
WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS (Guerra, It)
WASP NETWORK (Assayas, Fr)
WAVES (Shults, US)
A WHITE, WHITE DAY (Palmason, Ice)
WOUNDS (Anvari, US)
YOU DON'T NOMI (McHale, US)

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