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60th London Film Festival
5-16 OCTOBER 2016
at cinemas across London

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2 0 1 6   F E S T I V A L
Opening film:
A UNITED KINGDOM
Closing film:
FREE FIRE
Surprise Film:
SULLY
Headline Galas: THE BIRTH OF A NATION. LA LA LAND. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA. NOCTURNAL ANIMALS. SNOWDEN.

2 0 1 6   A W A R D S :
Best Film:
CERTAIN WOMEN
Doc (Grierson Award): STARLESS DREAMS
First Feature (Sutherland Award): Julia Ducournau (RAW)
BFI Fellowship: Steve McQueen
RICH'S BEST OF THE FEST 2016:
  1. IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD
  2. LA LA LAND
  3. THE WOMAN WHO LEFT
  4. ARRIVAL
  5. MOONLIGHT
  6. TONI ERDMANN
  7. A MONSTER CALLS
  8. FRANTZ
  9. CHRISTINE
  10. PREVENGE
Special mention: THE SALESMAN. THE EAGLE HUNTRESS. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA. SNOWDEN. ELLE. AFTER THE STORM. THE HANDMAIDEN. MA' ROSA. PATERSON. SULLY.
A L L   T H E   2 0 1 6   F I L M S
ADIEU BONAPARTE
AFTER LOVE
AFTER THE STORM (Kore-eda, Jpn)
ALL OF A SUDDEN
ALL THIS PANIC
AMERICAN HONEY (Arnold, US)
AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN
APPRENTICE
AQUARIUS
ARRIVAL (Villeneuve, US)
ASCENT
THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE
THE B SIDE
THE BACCHUS LADY
THE BAIT
BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH
BEAT THE DEVIL
BEING 17 (Techine, Fr)
A BILLION COLOUR STORY
THE BIRTH OF A NATION (Parker, US)
BLEED FOR THIS (Younger, US)
BLUE VELVET REVISITED
BORN IN FLAMES
BOUNDARIES
BRIMSTONE (Koolhoven, Ned)
BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK
CALLBACK
CERTAIN WOMEN
CHAMELEON
CHASING ASYLUM
CHI-RAQ (Lee, US)
CHRISTINE (Campos, US)
CITY OF TINY LIGHTS
CLASH
CONFESSIONS TO THE MIRROR
CREEPY
DANCER (Cantor, UK)
A DARK SONG
A DATE FOR MAD MARY
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE
DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME
A DAY FOR WOMEN
THE DAY WILL COME
DEAREST SISTER
THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV
DIVINES
DOG EAT DOG (Schrader, US)
DON'T BLINK: ROBERT FRANK
DON'T CALL ME SON
DON'T THINK TWICE
DOWN UNDER
THE DREAMED ONES
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS (Bell, UK)
EGLANTINE
ELLE (Verhoeven, Fr)
ETHEL & ERNEST (Mainwood, UK)
EXPRMNTL
THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
FANNY'S JOURNEY
FAROUK, BESIEGED LIKE ME
FIORE
FONKO
FRANTZ (Ozon, Fr)
FREE FIRE (Wheatley, UK)
FURTHER BEYOND
THE FURY OF A PATIENT MAN
GEORGE BEST: ALL BY HIMSELF
THE GHOUL (Tunley, UK)
THE GIANT
GLEASON
GOLDSTONE
GRADUATION
THE GRADUATION
THE HANDMAIDEN (Park, Kor)
THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MAKI
HAVE YOU SEEN MY MOVIE?
HEAL THE LIVING (Quillevere, Fr)
HEDI
HELL DRIVERS
HEMA HEMA: SING ME A SONG WHILE I WAIT
HERMIA & HELENA (Pineiro, Arg)
HISSEIN HABRE: A CHADIAN TRAGEDY
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER (O'Brien, Ire)
I CALLED HIM MORGAN
I HAD NOWHERE TO GO
IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY
INDIVISIBLE (De Angelis, It)
THE INNOCENTS (Fontaine, Pol)
INTERCHANGE
INTO THE FOREST (Marchand, Fr)
IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (Dolan, Can)
JEWEL'S CATCH ONE
A JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA
JUNCTION 48
JUNOON
KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE
KILLS ON WHEELS
KING COBRA (Kelly, US)
KING OF JAZZ
LA LA LAND (Chazelle, US)
LADY MACBETH
LAKE BODOM
THE LAST LAUGH (Pearlstein, US)
LAYLA M
LE CIEL FLAMAND
LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD
THE LEVELLING
LIFE AFTER LIFE
LION (Davis, Aus)
THE LIVES OF THERESE
LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (Herzog, US)
LOST IN PARIS
LOUIS & LUCA: THE BIG CHEESE RACE
LOVESONG
LOVETRUE
LUPE UNDER THE SUN
MA' ROSA (Mendoza, Ph)
MAGNUS
THE MAN FROM MO'WAX
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (Lonergan, US)
MASCOTS (Guest, US)
MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT
MERCENARY
MIDWESTERN PARABLES
MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI
MIMOSAS
MINDHORN
MINUTE BODIES: THE INTIMATE WORLD OF F PERCY SMITH
MIRZYA (Mehra, Ind)
MODERATION
A MONSTER CALLS (Bayona, UK)
MOONLIGHT (Jenkins, US)
A MOVING IMAGE
MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE
* NERUDA
LA NOCHE (Castro, Arg)
NOCTURAMA
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (Ford, US)
THE NOONDAY WITCH
ON CALL
ON THE MILKY ROAD (Kusturica, Ser)
ON THE OTHER SIDE
ON THE ROAD
ONE WEEK AND A DAY
ONE-EYED JACKS
ORANGE SUNSHINE
THE ORNITHOLOGIST (Rodrigues, Por)
OVARIAN PSYCOS
PARK
THE PASS (Williams, UK)
PATERSON (Jarmusch, US)
PATIENT
PERSONAL SHOPPER
PHANTOM BOY
PLANETARIUM (Zlotowski, Fr)
PLAYGROUND
* PORTO
PREVENGE (Lowe, UK)
PSYCHONAUTS, THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN
PYROMANIAC
QUEEN OF KATWE (Nair, SA)
A QUIET PASSION
RARA
RAW
THE RED TURTLE
* THE REHEARSAL
THE REUNION
THE REVOLUTION WON'T BE TELEVISED
RICHARD LINKLATER: DREAM IS DESTINY
ROCK DOG
RODNYE: CLOSE RELATIONS
SAFARI
THE SALESMAN (Farhadi, Irn)
SCARRED HEARTS
SCRIBE
THE SECRET SCRIPTURE
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SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK
SIERANEVADA
SKY LADDER: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG
THE SMALL WORLD OF SAMMY LEE
SMOKE & MIRRORS
SNOWDEN (Stone, US)
THE SON OF JOSEPH
SOUVENIR
THE SPACE IN BETWEEN: MARINA ABRAMOVIC AND BRAZIL
SPACESHIP
STARLESS DREAMS
STAYING VERTICAL (Guiraudie, Fr)
STOCKHOLM MY LOVE
STOPOVER
THE STUDENT
SULLY (Eastwood, US)
SWEET DREAMS (Bellocchio, It)
TAEKWONDO (Berger, Arg)
TEN YEARS
THEIR FINEST
THESE DAYS (Piccioni, It)
13TH (DuVernay, US)
THIS IS COLOUR
THOSE WHO JUMP
TICKLING GIANTS
TONI ERDMANN (Ade, Ger)
TOWER
TRAMONTANE
TRESPASS AGAINST US (Smith, UK)
TROLLS (Mitchell, US)
TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR
UNA (Andrews, UK)
A UNITED KINGDOM (Asante, SA)
UNITED STATES OF LOVE
THE UNKNOWN GIRL
THE UNTAMED (Escalante, Mex)
THE VOID
VOYAGE OF TIME (Malick, US)
THE WAILING
THE WAR SHOW
WE ARE X
THE WEDDING RING
WHAT'S IN THE DARKNESS
WHITE COLOUR BLACK
WHO'S GONNA LOVE ME NOW?
WILD
WITHOUT NAME
WOLF AND SHEEP
A WOMAN OF THE WORLD
THE WOMAN WHO LEFT (Diaz, Ph)
A WOMAN'S LIFE (Brize, Fr)
WOMEN WHO KILL
WORLDLY GIRL
THE WORTHY
WULU
YELLOW FLOWERS ON THE GREEN GRASS
YOU ARE MY SUNDAY
THE YOUNG OFFENDERS
YOUR NAME
ZIP AND ZAP AND THE CAPTAIN'S ISLAND
ZOOLOGY
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59th London Film Festival
7-18 OCTOBER 2015
at cinemas across London

Opening film:
SUFFRAGETTE
Closing film:
STEVE JOBS
Centrepiece Gala:
THE LADY IN THE VAN
Surprise Film:
ANOMALISA

2 0 1 5   A W A R D S :
Best Film:
CHEVALIER
Doc (Grierson Award): SHERPA
First Feature (Sutherland Award): THE WITCH
BFI Fellowship: Cate Blanchett
BFI Ambassador: Tom Hiddleston
R E V I E W E D   2 0 1 5   F I L M S
ALIGARH (Mehta, Ind)
ANOMALISA (Kaufman/Johnson, US)
ARABIAN NIGHTS (Gomes, Por)
THE ASSASSIN (Hou, Chn)
BANG GANG (A MODERN LOVE STORY) (Husson, Fr)
BEASTS OF NO NATION (Fukunaga, US)
BEEBA BOYS (Mehta, Can)
A BIGGER SPLASH (Guadagnino, It)
BLACK MASS (Cooper, US)
BLOOD OF MY BLOOD (Bellocchio, It)
BONE TOMAHAWK (Zahler, US)
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (Van Dormael, Bel)
BRAND: A SECOND COMING (Timoner, UK)
BROOKLYN (Crowley, Ire)
BURN BURN BURN (Button, UK)
CAROL (Haynes, US)
CHEMSEX (Fairman/Gogarty, UK)
CHEVALIER (Tsangarai, Gr)
CHRONIC (Franco, US)
CLOSET MONSTER (Dunn, Can)
THE CLUB (Larrain, Chl)
COUPLE IN A HOLE (Geens, UK)
THE DAUGHTER (Stone, Aus)
DEPARTURE (Steggall, UK)
* DESIERTO
DHEEPAN (Audiard, Fr)
ELSTREE 1976 (Spira, UK)
EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Guerra, Col)
THE ENDLESS RIVER (Hermanus, SA)
THE FEAR OF 13 (Sington, UK)
THE FORBIDDEN ROOM (Maddin, Can)
FRANCOFONIA (Sokurov, Fr)
FROM A TO B (Mostafa, UAE)
FROM AFAR (Vigas, Ven)
GOLD COAST (Dencik, Den)
GOOSEBUMPS (Letterman, US)
GRANDMA (Weitz, US)
GREEN ROOM (Saulnier, US)
HE NAMED ME MALALA (Guggenheim, US)
HEART OF A DOG (Anderson, US)
HIGH-RISE (Wheatley, UK)
HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (Jones, Fr)
I AM BELFAST (Cousins, UK)
THE INVITATION (Kusama, US)
JAMES WHITE (Mond, US)
THE LADY IN THE VAN (Hytner, UK)
LISTEN TO ME MARLON (Riley, UK)
LIVE FROM NEW YORK! (Nguyen, US)
THE LOBSTER (Lanthimos, Ire)
MEN & CHICKEN (Jensen, Den)
MY SKINNY SISTER (Lenken, Swe)
NASTY BABY (Silva, US)
THE ONES BELOW (Farr, UK)
OUR LITTLE SISTER (Kore-Eda, Jpn)
PARTISAN (Kleiman, Aus)
A PERFECT DAY (de Aranoa, Sp)
THE PROGRAM (Frears, UK)
QUEEN OF EARTH (Perry, US)
* RATTER
REMAINDER (Fast, UK)
ROOM (Abrahamson, Ire)
RUBEN GUTHRIE (Cowell, Aus)
SHERPA (Peedom, Aus)
SON OF SAUL (Nemes, Hun)
STEVE JOBS (Boyle, US)
SUFFRAGETTE (Gavron, UK)
SUNSET SONG (Davies, UK)
THE SURVIVALIST (Fingleton, UK)
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER (Sobel, US)
TANGERINE (Baker, US)
TAXI TEHRAN (Panahi, Irn)
TRUMAN (Gay, Sp)
TRUMBO (Roach, US)
TRUTH (Vanderbilt, US)
VICTORIA (Schipper, Ger)
THE WAVE (Uthaug, Nor)
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (Yonebayashi, Jpn)
THE WITCH (Eggers, US)
YOUTH (Sorrentino, It)

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