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Rich Cline has covered the festival every year since 1996

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62nd London Film Festival
10-21 OCTOBER 2018
at cinemas across London

NOTE: I'm travelling this year during the festival so won't be able to run my usual daily blog coverage. But I'll do what I can, and will update this page as I see films...
2 0 1 8   F E S T I V A L
Opening film: WIDOWS
Closing film: STAN & OLLIE
Surprise film: tbc
Special presentations: AQUARELA, BEEN SO LONG, FAHRENHEIT 11/9, THE HATE U GIVE, THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, MAKE ME UP, OUT OF BLUE, PETERLOO, RAFIKI, THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
Galas: ASSASSINATION NATION, THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, BEAUTIFUL BOY, BORDER, BURNING, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME, CAPERNAUM, COLETTE, THE FAVOURITE, THE FRONT RUNNER, THE GREAT VICTORIAN PICTURE SHOW, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, LIFE ITSELF, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, MIRAI, OUTLAW KING, A PRIVATE WAR, ROMA, SUSPIRIA, THE WHITE CROW, WILD ROSE
A L L   T H E   2 0 1 8   F I L M S
AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS
AKASHA
ALL THE GODS IN THE SKY
ALONE IN SPACE
AMIN
AMRA AND THE SECOND MARRIAGE
EL ANGEL
ANGELO
AQUARELA
ARCTIC
ASAKO I & II
ASH IS PUREST WHITE
ASSASSINATION NATION (Levinson, US)
BAD REPUTATION (US)
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
BE NATURAL
BEAUTIFUL BOY
BEEN SO LONG
BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY
BELIEVER
BENJAMIN
BERGMAN: A YEAR IN A LIFE
BETWEEN TWO CINEMAS
THE BILL MURRAY STORIES
BIRDS OF PASSAGE
BISBEE '17 (US)
BLAZE
BORDER (Abbasi, Swe)
* THE BREAKER UPPERERS (Aus)
THE BROKER
BURNING
CAM
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
THE CANNIBAL CLUB
CAPERNAUM
CARMEN AND LOLA
CELESTE
CHAINED FOR LIFE
THE CHAMBERMAID
CLADACH
COLETTE (Westmoreland, UK)
CONSEQUENCES
CRYSTAL SWAN
DAUGHTER OF MINE
THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW
THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS
DEAD PIGS
DEAR SON
DESTROYER
DIAMANTINO
DILILI IN PARIS
DOGMAN (Garrone, It)
DONBASS
DOOZY
DOVLATOV
DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE (Zahler, Can)
DREAM AWAY
DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL
DUPLICATE
ELDORADO
THE ELEPHANT QUEEN
ETANGS NOIRS
EVELYN
FAHRENHEIT 11/9 (Moore, US)
A FAMILY TOUR
THE FAVOURITE (Lanthimos, UK)
THE FIGHT
FIVE MEN AND A CARAVAGGIO
FLORIANOPOLIS DREAM
THE FLOWER
FREEDOM FIELDS
THE FRONT RUNNER
GIRL
GIRLS OF THE SUN
GORDON & PADDY
THE GREAT VICTORIAN MOVING PICTURE SHOW
THE GREEN FOG
THE GUILTY
HAPPY AS LAZZARO
HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD
THE HATE U GIVE
HOLIDAY
HOLY TOUR
HOUSE OF MY FATHERS
THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT
I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS
I FEEL GOOD
I USED TO BE NORMAL
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (Jenkins, US)
THE IMAGE BOOK
AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE
IN FABRIC
IN THE AISLES
IRENE'S GHOST
JIM BUTTON AND LUKE THE ENGINE DRIVER
JINN
JOHN McENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION
JOURNEY TO A MOTHER'S ROOM
JOY
KEEP GOING
THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
KNIFE + HEART
LADYWORLD
LAST CHILD
LIFE ITSELF (Fogelman, US)
THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL
LITTLE FOREST

LIZZIE (Macneill, US)
THE LOAD
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
LORDS OF CHAOS
MADELINE'S MADELINE
MAKE ME UP
MAKI'LA
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE
MANDY (Cosmatos, Bel)
MANTO
MARI
MARIA LASSNIG: NEW YORK FILMS 1970-1980
* MAY THE DEVIL TAKE YOU (Ina)
MAYA
MAYFAIR
* MIRAI (Jpn)
MIRIAM LIES
MONROVIA, INDIANA (Wiseman, US)
MR SOUL!
MUSEUM
NAMDEV BHAU IN SEARCH OF SILENCE
NANCY
THE NIGHTSHIFTER
NO IFS OR BUTS
NON-FICTION (Assayas, Fr)
OF LOVE & LAW
THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN
ONLY YOU
ORDINARY TIME
OUT OF BLUE (Morley, UK)
OUTLAW KING (Mackenzie, UK)
PACHAMAMA
* PAPI CHULO (US)
A PARIS EDUCATION
PETERLOO (Leigh, UK)
PETRA
THE PLAN THAT CAME FROM THE BOTTOM UP
THE PREY
A PRIVATE WAR
PROFILE
PUTIN'S WITNESSES
THE QUAKE
THE QUEEN OF FEAR
QUIEN TE CANTARA
RAFIKI
THE RAFT
RAJMA CHAWAL
RAY & LIZ
THE REALM
ROMA(Cuaron, Mex)
ROSIE
RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS
SAUVAGE
SCHOOL'S OUT
SECOND TIME AROUND
SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN
* SHADOW (Zhang, Chn)
SHOCK WAVES: DIARY OF MY MIND
SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO
THE SISTERS BROTHERS (Audiard, Fr)
SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER
SONI
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (Riley, US)
THE SPY GONE NORTH
STAN & OLLIE
STICKS AND STONES
STYX
SUBURBAN BIRDS
SUMMER
THE SUN QUARTET
SUNSET
* SUPPORT THE GIRLS (US)
SURPRISE FILM
SURPRISE TREASURE
SUSPIRIA (Guadagnino, It)
TEHRAN: CITY OF LOVE
THAT TIME OF YEAR
THEATRE OF WAR
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
THEY'LL LOVE ME WHEN I'M DEAD
THIS TEACHER
THREE FACES
THUNDER ROAD
TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG
TOUCH ME NOT
TUMBBAD
TWENTY-TWO HOURS
TWIN FLOWER
TWO PLAINS & A FANCY
UNITED SKATES
UNSETTLING
UTOYA: JULY 22
THE VICE OF HOPE
VOX LUX (Corbet)
VS.
WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE?
THE WHITE CROW
WIDOWS
THE WILD PEAR TREE
WILD ROSE
WILDLIFE (Dano, US)
WINTER FLIES
WOMAN AT WAR
WOMEN MAKE FILM
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (Neville, US)
YOMEDDINE
YOUNG AND ALIVE
YOURS IN SISTERHOOD

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61st London Film Festival
4-15 OCTOBER 2017
at cinemas across London

Opening film: BREATHE
Closing film: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Surprise film: LADY BIRD

2 0 1 7   A W A R D S :
Best Film:
LOVELESS
Doc (Grierson Award):
KINGDOM OF US
First Feature (Sutherland Award): THE WOUND
BFI Fellowship: Paul Greengrass
R E V I E W E D   2 0 1 7   F I L M S
120 BEATS PER MINUTE (Campillo, Fr)
6 DAYS (Fraser, UK)
78/52 (Philippe, US)
A CIAMBRA (Carpignano, It)
ANCHOR AND HOPE (Marques-Marcet, Sp)
ANGELS WEAR WHITE (Qu, Chn)
ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO (Crump, US)
APOSTASY (Kokotajlo, UK)
ARCADIA (Wright, UK)
BATTLE OF THE SEXES (Faris/Dayton, US)
BEACH RATS (Hittman, US)
BEAST (Pearce, UK)
BEYOND THE CLOUDS (Majidi, Ind)
BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL (Miike, Jpn)
THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS (Brooks, US)
BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 (Zahler, US)
THE BREADWINNER (Twomey, Ire)
BREATHE (Serkis, UK)
BRIGSBY BEAR (McCary, US)
THE CAKEMAKER (Graizer, Isr)
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Guadagnino, It)
COLUMBUS (Kogonada, US)
CUSTODY (Legrand, Fr)
DARK RIVER (Barnard, UK)
THE DOUBLE LOVER [L'Amant Double] (Ozon, Fr)
DOWNSIZING (Payne, US)
THE ENDLESS (Benson/Moorhead, US)
FACES A FANTASTIC WOMAN (Chl)
FELICITE (Gomis, Fr)
FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (McGuigan, UK)
FILMWORKER (Zierra, US)
THE FINAL YEAR (Barker, US)
FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES (Matthews, SA)
THE FLORIDA PROJECT (Baker, US)
THE FORGIVEN (Joffe, SA)
FOXTROT (Maoz, Isr)
FUNNY COW (Shergold, UK)
GHOST STORIES (Dyson/Nyman, UK)
GOOD MANNERS (Rojas/Dutra, Br)
GOOD TIME (Safdie/Safdie, US)
GRAIN (Kaplanoglu, Tur)
THE GUARDIANS (Beauvois, Fr)
HAPPY END (Haneke, Fr)
HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES (Mitchell, UK)
I AM NOT A WITCH (Nyoni, UK)
INGRID GOES WEST (Spicer, US)
JANE (Morgen, US)
JEUNE FEMME (Serraille, Fr)
THE JOURNEY (Al-Daradji, Irq)
JOURNEY'S END (Dibb, UK)
JOURNEYMAN (Considine, UK)
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (Lanthimos, UK)
LADY BIRD (Gerwig, US)
LAST FLAG FLYING (Linklater, US)
LEAN ON PETE (Haigh, US)
LET THE SUN SHINE IN (Denis, Fr)
LOVELESS (Zvyagintsev, Rus)
LOVING VINCENT (Kobiela/Welchman, UK)
LUCKY (Lynch, US)
MAN HUNT (Woo, Jpn)
MANIFESTO (Rosefeldt, Ger)
THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) (Baumbach, US)
A MOMENT IN THE REEDS (Makela, Fin)
MUDBOUND (Rees, US)
MY FRIEND DAHMER (Meyers, US)
MY GENERATION (Batty, UK)
NICO, 1988 (Nicchiarelli, It)
THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT (Saleh, Swe)
ON CHESIL BEACH (Cooke, UK)
THE PARTY (Potter, UK)
PICKUPS (Thraves, UK)
A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN (Sauvaire, UK)
THE PRINCE OF NOTHINGWOOD (Kronlund, Fr)
PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN (Robinson, US)
RACER AND THE JAILBIRD (Roskam, Bel)
REDOUBTABLE (Hazanavicius, Fr)
REINVENTING MARVIN (Fontaine, Fr)
THE RIDER (Zhao, US)
RIFT (Thoroddsen, Ice)
ROLLER DREAMS (Hickey, Australia-US)
SATURDAY CHURCH (Cardasis, US)
THE SHAPE OF WATER (del Toro, US)
SICILIAN GHOST STORY (Grassadonia/Piazza, It)
A SORT OF FAMILY (Lerman, Arg)
STRANGLED (Sopsits, Hun)
STRONGER (Green, US)
SWEET COUNTRY (Thornton, Aus)
THELMA (Trier, Nor)
THIS IS OUR LAND (Belvaux, Fr)
THOROUGHBREDS (Finley, US)
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (McDonagh, US)
TIDES (Felber, UK)
WAJIB (Jacir, Pal)
WESTERN (Grisebach, Ger)
WONDERSTRUCK (Haynes, US)
THE WOUND (Trengove, SA)
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (Ramsay, UK)
ZAMA (Martel, Arg)

* reviews coming


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