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The Big Lebowski (20th Anniversary)

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
112 mins

Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen

Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore

The Dude awaits, and he's here to celebrate his 20th Anniversary.

Mon 24 September

NT LIVE: King Lear (12A Live)

Duration: 
220 mins

Director: Jonathan Munby

Cast: Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen gives an extraordinarily moving performance as King Lear.

Thu 27 September

Welcome Sessions: WADJDA

Rating: 
PG
Duration: 
95 mins

Director: Haifaa Al-Monsour

Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani

Welcome Sessions and The Bike Project presents the BAFTA-nominated first feature to ever be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia.

Tue 2 October

A Star Is Born

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
136 mins

Director: Bradley Cooper

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott

A famous musician fights to overcome his demons as helps an aspiring singer find fame.

Venom (Cert. TBC)

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott

Tom Hardy plays one of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters. From Fri 5 Oct.

BFI London Film Festival 2018: The Realm

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
121 mins

Dir: Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Barbara Lennie

Unravelling at a speed that rivals today’s news cycle, this Spanish neo-noir finds a local politician up to his neck in a party-wide corruption scandal.

Thu 11 October

6:15pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: aKasha

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
78 mins

Director-Writer: hajooj kuka
Cast: Ekram Marcus, Kamal Ramadan, Ganja Chakado

With his striking, gently comedic debut, set amidst an endless war in his beloved country, hajooj kuka announces himself as one of Sudan’s most unique cinematic voices.

Thu 11 October

9:00pm

First Man (Cert. TBC)

Director: Damien Chazelle

Cast:  Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Patrick Fugit, Ciaran Hinds, Ethan Embry, Shea Whigham, Corey Stoll, Pablo Schreiber

A powerful account of the Neil Armstrong's personal battle to be the first man on the moon. From Fri 12 Oct.

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Mandy

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
121 mins

Director: Panos Cosmatos
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache

Nicolas Cage gives perhaps his most unhinged performance yet in this wild, psychedelic slice of ultra-violence for the ages.

Fri 12 October

6:10pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: The Guilty

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
85 mins

Director: Gustav Möller

Cast: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Johan Olsen

A flawed cop and a woman at the end of his phone line dominate this superb Sundance Audience Award-winning nerve-shredder that will leave you adrenalin-addled and thought-provoked.

Fri 12 October

9:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Happy New Year, Colin Burstead.

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
95 mins

Director-Writer: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Neil Maskell, Hayley Squires, Sam Riley

A pared-down approach shows off a quieter side to Ben Wheatley’s prodigious talent in this poignantly funny and razor-sharp observation of English family dysfunction.

Sat 13 October

12:45pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: The Spy Gone North

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
137 mins

Dir: Yoon Jong-bin

Cast: Hwang Jung-min, Lee Sung-min, Cho Jin-Woong

How was a South Korean spy, codenamed ‘Black Venus’, able to ingratiate himself with the highest ranks of the DPRK, including Kim Jong-il himself?

Sat 13 October

3:10pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: What's My Age Again? - Shorts Programme

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
108 mins

Directors:  Jennifer Reeder, Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan, Luna Carmoon, Peiman Zekavat, Monika Koteka, Karolina Poryzala, Tom Speers, Chuko Esiri, Lowri Roberts, Amberley Jo Aumua, Jake Yuzna

An exploration of the hardships of growing up, and how that connects us across continents and cultures.

Sat 13 October

6:20pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Jinn

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
92 mins

Director-Writer: Nijla Mumin
Cast: Zoe Renee, Simone Missick, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

A black LA teenager is torn between traditional Islam and notoriety for becoming the popular #HalalHottie in this powerful take on identity and sexuality.

Sat 13 October

9:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: The Nightshifter

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
110 mins

Director: Dennison Ramalho

Cast: Daniel de Oliveira, Fabíula Nascimento, Bianca Comparato

A morgue worker breaks the unspoken code of the dead, with terrifying consequences, in this evocative and idiosyncratic Brazilian chiller.

Sun 14 October

3:15pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Ordinary Time

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
64 mins

Director-Writer: Susana Nobre
Cast: Marta Lança, Clara Castanheira, Pedro Castanheira

This generous and soothing portrait depicts the early days of parenthood, as a mother engages in caring for her newborn daughter.

Sun 14 October

6:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: The Dead and the Others

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
114 mins

Directors: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora

Cast: Henrique Ihjãc Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô

Set in the indigenous Krahô community of Pedra Branca in Brazil, this atmospheric, visually poetic work depicts a young man’s realisation that he is in possession of shamanic gifts.

Sun 14 October

8:30pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Rajma Chawal

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
126 mins

Director: Leena Yadav

Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Anirudh Tanwar, Amyra Dastur

In Old Delhi, a father decides to get his teenage son’s attention by posing as a pretty girl on social media.

Mon 15 October

6:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Been So Long

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
100 mins

Director-Writer: Tinge Krishnan

Cast: Ronke Adekoluejo, Arsher Ali, Michaela Coel, Joe Dempsie, Arinzé Kene, George MacKay, Luke Norris

Chewing Gum star Michaela Coel leads a talented cast in Tinge Krishnan’s contemporary London musical, which reimagines Camden as a romantic neon-soaked wonderland.

Mon 15 October

9:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: All the Gods in the Sky

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
97 mins

Director: Quarxx

Cast: Jean-Luc Couchard, Mélanie Gaydos, Thierry Frémont

Fans of New French Extremity take note, this mind-bending slice of transgressive perversity might just be the most outré horror film of the year.

Tue 16 October

6:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Putin’s Witnesses

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
102 mins

Director-Writer: Vitaly Mansky

Based on material he shot of Yeltsin, Gorbachev and Putin in 1999-2000, Vitaly Mansky’s film is both an extraordinary portrait and a compelling historical document.

Wed 17 October

6:20pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: United Skates

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
90 mins

Directors: Dyana Winkler, Tina Brown

A charming and dynamic tribute to the electrifying underground African-American roller-skating scene, whose future looks in doubt.

Wed 17 October

9:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Real Horrorshow - Shorts Programme

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
106 mins

Directors: Amanda Nell Eu, Rob Savage, Mateo Márquez, Kate Dolan, Tom de Ville, Ben Mitchell, Eros Vlahos, Lorenz Wunderle, Anna Mantzaris, Carlota Pereda, Harry Lighton

Journey to the deepest and darkest corners of humanity, exposing the horror in the everyday, and encounter those who refuse to be victims.

Thu 18 October

6:15pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Maki’la

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
78 mins

Director-Writer: Machérie Ekwa Bahango
Cast: Amour Luzolo Lombi, Fidéline Kwanza Mafimbu, Serge Kanyinda

Machérie Ekwa Bahango’s directorial debut is a compassionate and acutely observed portrait of homelessness experienced by young people in Kinshasa.

Thu 18 October

9:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Dead Pigs

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
130 mins

Director-Writer: Cathy Yan
Cast: Vivian Wu, Mason Lee, Haoyu Yang

Cathy Yan’s freewheeling, mosaic-like multicultural comedy charts the misadventures of several Shanghai denizens who are mysteriously linked.

Fri 19 October

6:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: The Cannibal Club

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
81 mins

Director-Writer: Guto Parente
Cast: Ana Luiza Rios, Tavinho Teixeira, Zé Maria

The wealthy elite feed off the lower classes in a deliciously twisted Brazilian social satire that’s definitely not for the squeamish.

Fri 19 October

9:00pm

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2018: Yomeddine

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
97 mins

Director: A.B. Shawky

Cast: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz

Egyptian filmmaker A.B. Shawky makes his feature debut with this utterly unique road movie which charts the friendship between a leper and a young orphan.

Sat 20 October

1:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Diamantino

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
92 mins

Director-Writer: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Cast: Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares

Throwing fascism, colonialism and gender into a cinematic blender, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt serve up a candyfloss farce that’s an absurdist delight.

Sat 20 October

3:30pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Ladyworld

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
93 mins

Director: Amanda Kramer
Cast: Ariela Barer, Annalise Basso, Maya Hawke

Welcome to Ladyworld, a shadowy dwelling where tensions run high and nothing is ever quite what it seems.

Sat 20 October

6:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Papi Chulo

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
98 mins

Director-Writer: John Butler
Cast: Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño

Matt Bomer plays a heartbroken Los Angeles weatherman trying to fill the void left by his Latino ex-boyfriend, in this cross-cultural comedy drama.

Sat 20 October

8:30pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Support the Girls

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
91 mins

Director: Andrew Bujalski

Andrew Bujalski serves up a big-hearted comedy with his day-in-the-life look at Double Whammies – a Hooters-style bar and its tight-knit, all-female staff.

Sun 21 October

1:00pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Mayfair

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
91 mins

Director: Sara Blecher
Cast: Ronak Patani, Rajesh Gopie, Wayne Van Rooyen

Sara Blecher (Ayanda, LFF 2015) returns with a markedly different film – a groundbreaking, multi-cultural African gangster thriller.

Sun 21 October

3:30pm

BFI London Film Festival 2018: Shut Up and Play the Piano

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
82 mins

Director: Philipp Jedicke

Self-proclaimed musical genius Chilly Gonzales is charismatic, complicated, conflicted and bursting with talent in this invigorating documentary.

Sun 21 October

6:00pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (Cert. TBC)

Director: Bryan Singer

Cast: Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers

Tells the highs and lows of Freddie Mercury's journey to becoming one of history's greatest performers.

Der Golem + Live Score

Rating: 
PG
Duration: 
68 mins

Director: Paul Wegener, Henrik Galeen

Cast: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinruck, Ernst Deutsch, Lyda Salmonova

A silent-movie masterpiece gets a stunning new live soundtrack.

Tue 30 October

The Fog (Halloween Special)

Rating: 
15
Duration: 
86 mins

Director: John Carpenter

Cast: Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis

A Californian town preparing to celebrate its centenary becomes plagued by horrifying supernatural events.

Wed 31 October

NT Live: Allelujah! (12A)

Duration: 
170 mins

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Cast: Samuel Barnett, Sam Bond, Jacqueline Chan, Jacqueline Clarke

Alan Bennett tells the satirical tale of a hospital on the verge of closure as part of an efficiency drive. 

Thu 1 November

Film Africa 2018: Amal

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
106 mins

Director: 

Mohamed Siam

Tells the story of a young girl fighting to play a part in reshaping her country after the Egyptian Revolution.

Sun 4 November

Film Africa 2018: Boxing Libreville

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
56 mins

Director: Amédée Pacôme

Observes a doorman's day-to-day life whilst an ongoing election threatens to determine his entire family's fortunes.

Mon 5 November

Film Africa 2018: Uncertain Future

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
70 mins

Director: Eddy Munyaneza

A filmmaker struggles to keep track of his family's whereabouts as he documents the violence of Nkurunziza's third term.

Mon 5 November

Film Africa 2018: We Need Prayers

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
60 mins

Director: The Nest Collective

Get a sneak peek at four episodes from The Nest Collective’s latest innovation in direct-to-digital storytelling.

Tue 6 November

Film Africa 2018: New Moon + Q&A

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
70 mins

Director: Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann

A filmmaker explores newfound spiritual awareness as she investigates a major port redevelopment project.

Wed 7 November

Film Africa: Sidney & Friends

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
78 mins

Director: Tristan Aitchison

Follows the story of a man expelled from his rural family as he begins his own LGBT journey in Nairobi.

Fri 9 November

Film Africa 2018: Akasha + Q&A

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
78 mins

Dir: Hajooj Kruka
Cast: Ekram Marcus, Kamal Ramadan, Ganja Chakado

Hajooj Kruka delivers a striking, gently comedic debut, set amidst an endless war in his beloved home country.

Sat 10 November

Film Africa 2018: Thomas & Friends

Rating: 
18

Dir: 

Andrew Stoten

Thomas the Tank Engine goes on a magnificent journey across the African continent with some new friends!

Sun 11 November

Film Africa: Kasala! + Q&A

Rating: 
18
Duration: 
115 mins

Dir: 

Ema Edosio

Four friends fall back on some infamous street hussles to fix a car they foolishly wrecked joy riding.

Sun 11 November

NT Live: The Madness of George III

Duration: 
210 mins

Director: Alan Bennett

Cast: Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough

Alan Bennett dramatises the descent into lunacy of King George III.

Tue 20 November

NT LIVE: Antony and Cleopatra

Director: Simon Godwin

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple.

Thu 6 December