Enjoy a selection of our films ahead of their release
The programme for the 2017 BFI London Film Festival has been revealed, and we're proud to have the following films included in the programme:
The Killing of a Sacred Deer by Yorgos Lanthimos 12 and 13 October at Odeon Leicester Square and 15 October at Curzon Mayfair Interlacing elements of Greek tragedy, surrealism and absurdist horror, Yorgos Lanthimos’ follow-up to The Lobster is a deliciously twisted and slyly macabre morality tale.
L'Amant Double by François Ozon 6 October at Curzon Chelsea and 8 October at Curzon Mayfair France’s former enfant terrible François Ozon returns to the Festival with a deliciously duplicitous tale of psychoanalysis and seduction.
A Fantastic Woman by Sebastián Lelio 6 and 10 October at Odeon Leicester Square This avowedly queer provocation is essential arthouse cinema and likely to tear the roof off the LFF.
Happy End by Michael Haneke 9 October at Curzon Chelsea and 13 October at Odeon Leicester Square Michael Haneke ingeniously reworks and updates the enduringly relevant themes of all his previous films in one brief, brilliant, sometimes slyly satirical gem.
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) by Robin Campillo 7 October and 10 October at Embankment Garden Cinema Pulsating with life and pounding with urgency, this rousing, heart-breaking celebration of political activism is nothing short of a modern queer classic.
Lean on Pete by Andrew Haigh 5 and 6 October at Embankment Garden Cinema Ravishing and doleful in equal measure, Andrew Haigh’s fourth feature is a resplendent portrait of a lonely neglected boy on a quest for home.
I Am Not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni 12 October at Curzon Mayfair, 14 and 15 October at Curzon Soho In a Zambian village Shula, a small, silent girl with big eyes, is accused of being a witch. Her choice: join a travelling witch camp or become a goat.
Jeune Femme by Léonor Serraille 8 October at Curzon Mayfair, 9 October at Vue Leicester Square and 15 October at Curzon Soho Debut director Léonor Serraille impresses with sheer vivacity – this is filmmaking from someone who is alive to both the possibilities of cinema and to human experience in 2017.
Let the Sunshine In by Claire Denis 13 October at Curzon Mayfair and 14 October at Curzon Soho Riffing on Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse and starring Juliette Binoche, Claire Denis injects black humour into this witty journey through indecision, idealism and sexual dissatisfaction.
Good Time by Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie 5 October at BFI Southbank and 8 October at Odeon Leicester Square After a bank robbery goes seriously wrong, a small-time New York criminal devises a plan to spring his injured accomplice from police custody.
Faces Places by Agnès Varda and JR 12 October at Curzon Mayfair and 13 October at BFI Southbank Arriving in town in a van that doubles up as a giant camera, Agnès Varda and JR make quite an impression.
Foxtrot by Samuel Maoz 11 October and 12 October at Embankment Garden Cinema Expanding from the claustrophobic confines of his award-winning Lebanon, Samuel Maoz presents a provocative portrait of the mind-set of generations subject to Israeli military conscription.
Apostasy by Daniel Kokotajlo 8 October at Picturehouse Central, 10 October at Vue Leicester Square and 14 October at Hackney Picturehouse Written and directed by a former Jehovah’s Witness, this gripping debut depicts a family struggling with a cruel choice: devotion to one another or to their faith.
The Guardians by Xavier Beauvois 7 October and 9 October at Embankment Garden Cinema A superbly involving French rural drama from Xavier Beauvois, with Nathalie Baye magnificent as a matriarch struggling to run the land when war breaks out.