BFI London Film Festival

 

Curzon is proud to host this year again the 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®.

Find below the screenings available at our venues Curzon Mayfair and Curzon Soho, showing films from 11-21 October.

Priority booking for BFI members runs 6-12 September. Public booking opens 13 September. Bookings are made via the BFI website.

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What's on at Curzon Mayfair

Evelyn London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Evelyn

Following his Oscar-nominated Virunga, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss.

Thursday 11 October 6.15 PM

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Girl London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Girl

A transgender teenager dreams of becoming a ballet dancer in this extraordinary coming-of-age story, which won the Queer Palm at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Thursday 11 October 8.45 PM

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Ash Is Purest White London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Ash Is Purest White

Heartbreak and resilience fuel this quietly epic saga, in which one woman’s fortitude and knack for crime carry her through a rapidly changing China.

Friday 12 October 5.30 PM

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Quién te cantará London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Quién te cantará

This stylish, elegant and enigmatic feature by one of Spain’s most imaginative directors explores the notion of reality, imitation and artistic creation.

Friday 12 October 8.40 PM

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Some Like it Hot London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Some Like it Hot

Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon have a riot in cinema’s great screwball comedy of errors and cross-dressing.

Saturday 13 October 12.30 PM

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In the Aisles London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

In the Aisles

Toni Erdmann star Sandra Hüller returns to the screen in this poetic workplace romance, set in the seemingly banal universe of a wholesale supermarket.

Saturday 13 October 3.20 PM

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Irene’s Ghost London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Irene’s Ghost

How do you paint a portrait of someone whose existence has been a family secret? Iain Cunningham does the detective work to uncover his own mother’s story.

Saturday 13 October 6.15 PM

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An Impossible Love London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

An Impossible Love

Rising star Virginie Efira headlines Catherine Corsini’s powerful, moving drama about how the torments of love are carried on from generation to generation.

Saturday 13 October 8.20 PM

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I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

Radu Jude, the celebrated director of Aferim!, Scarred Hearts and The Dead Nation, returns with another controversial and illuminating foray into the darker side of Romania’s history.

Sunday 14 October 12.20 PM

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Monrovia, Indiana London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Monrovia, Indiana

This small town in Indiana, a traditionally Republican state, known as the Crossroads of America is subject to documentarian Frederick Wiseman’s treatment.

Sunday 14 October 3.30 PM

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That Time of Year London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

That Time of Year

Paprika Steen’s third foray behind the camera serves up a delectably funny slice of Christmas cheer, with The Killing’s Sofie Gråbøl sporting a truly outrageous perm.

Sunday 14 October 6.40 PM

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Dogman London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Dogman

Gomorrah director Matteo Garrone presents a masterful tale of twisted friendship, not-so-petty crime and revenge, set in a seedy coastal town on the outskirts of Rome.

Monday 15 October 6.15 PM

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I Feel Good London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

I Feel Good

French anarcho-japesters Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Aaltra, Mammuth) return with a satire about dreams and delusions, starring Jean Dujardin as a man on a misguided mission.

Monday 15 October 8.45 PM

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Eldorado London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Eldorado

Markus Imhoof blends the intensely personal with the socio-political to powerful effect in this documentary, a penetrating examination of how migrants are treated upon arrival in Europe.

Tuesday 16 October 5.15 PM

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The Wild Pear Tree London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

The Wild Pear Tree

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or-winning Winter Sleep is a persuasive portrait of a young writer at odds with his hometown and family.

Tuesday 16 October 7.30 PM

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Florianopolis Dream London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Florianopolis Dream

A family holiday to a popular Brazilian beach resort doesn’t go quite as planned in this wry Argentine comedy from writer-director Ana Katz.

Wednesday 17 October 6.15 PM

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Maya London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Maya

Mia Hansen-Løve (Things to Come, Eden) crafts a beguiling, India-set road movie about a French journalist recovering from severe PTSD, following his abduction in Syria.

Wednesday 17 October 8.45 PM

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Museum London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Museum

Gael García Bernal stars in this dazzlingly enjoyable heist thriller about an ambitious plan to loot one of the World’s most famous museums.

Thursday 18 October 6.00 PM

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Daughter of Mine London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Daughter of Mine

This powerful, Sardinian-set drama details the tug of love between two mothers, one biological and the other adoptive, as they fight over their young daughter.

Thursday 18 October 8.50 PM

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Only You London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Only You

Rising stars Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country) and Laia Costa (Victoria) sizzle in this refreshingly honest romantic drama.

Friday 19 October 6.00 PM

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John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

Mastery, showmanship and the art of filming tennis are laid bare in an entertaining, innovative archive documentary that’s like no sports film you’ve seen.

Friday 19 October 8.50 PM

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Dovlatov London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Dovlatov

In this powerful account of the struggles of banned writer Sergei Dovlatov, Aleksey German Jr. provides an unusual insight into the literary world of Soviet Russia.

Saturday 20 October 12.30 PM

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Wild Rose London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Wild Rose

This delightful and infectiously joyous film finds a young woman balancing her dreams of being a country music star with the responsibilities of motherhood.

Saturday 20 October 3.30 PM

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The Old Man and the Gun London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

The Old Man and the Gun

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, A Ghost Story) brings his distinctive vision to this ‘mostly true’ account of the later years of a gentleman bank-robber, played by Robert Redford.

Saturday 20 October 6.00 PM

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London Calling - Shorts Programme London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

London Calling - Shorts Programme

  • Naptha
  • Little Miss Sumo
  • Jerk
  • Holy Beef
  • Fly
  • HairCut
  • Night Out
  • Alien Culture

Saturday 20 October 8.30 PM

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The Favourite London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

The Favourite

His third English-language film in four years sees Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) on rollicking, virtuoso form with Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz revelling in the wit of his royal court life.

Sunday 21 October 12.30 PM

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The White Crow London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

The White Crow

Dance perfection meets political defection in director Ralph Fiennes’ intoxicating account of the young life of Rudolf Nureyev.

Sunday 21 October 3.15 PM

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Yomeddine London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Yomeddine

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.

Sunday 21 October 6.10 PM

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Stan & Ollie London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Mayfair

Stan & Ollie

Steve Coogan and John C Reilly give delightfully bang-on-target performances as comedy’s most famous double act as they enter their twilight years.

Sunday 21 October 8.45 PM

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What's on at Curzon Soho

Styx London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Styx

A woman’s solo sailing journey turns into a deadly serious ethical dilemma in this unusual and taut political allegory.

Thursday 11 October 6.15 PM

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Manto London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Manto

Acclaimed filmmaker Nandita Das returns to the Festival with an intelligent biopic that might be set in 1947, but holds up a mirror to contemporary issues in South Asia.

Thursday 11 October 8.40 PM

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The Raft London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

The Raft

Imagine Big Brother at sea, but with no evictions. Director Marcus Lindeen innovatively uncovers the human stories behind a 1970s social experiment, salaciously dubbed ‘The Sex Raft’.

Friday 12 October 6.15 PM

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Utøya – July 22 London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Utøya – July 22

Unfolding in real time in a single, devastating 72-minute take, Erik Poppe delivers a harrowing reconstruction of the massacre of 69 young people by Anders Behring Breivik.

Friday 12 October 8.45 PM

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Girl London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Girl

A transgender teenager dreams of becoming a ballet dancer in this extraordinary coming-of-age story, which won the Queer Palm at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Saturday 13 October 1.00 PM

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Holy Tour London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Holy Tour

It’s summer. The Tour de France is coming and senior fans arrive in their camper vans in this endearing documentary that revels in its visual humour.

Saturday 13 October 3.45 PM

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Vs. London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Vs.

Southend’s battle-rap scene comes to the big screen, in this sharp-tongued drama starring Connor Swindells as a troubled teenager trying to make rhyme pay.

Saturday 13 October 6.00 PM

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Sticks and Stones London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Sticks and Stones

Martin Skovbjerg’s ambitious directorial debut offers a timely and provocative take on toxic friendship and the destructive power of extreme masculinity.

Saturday 13 October 8.45 PM

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Bad Reputation London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Bad Reputation

This detailed, exuberant documentary celebrates guitarist, record producer and feminist punk icon Joan Jett, from The Runaways and solo stardom to Riot Grrrl and beyond.

Sunday 14 October 1.00 PM

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Amra and the Second Marriage London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Amra and the Second Marriage

When a middle-aged housewife learns her husband will take a second, younger spouse, she’s forced into drastic measures in this radical Saudi Arabian black comedy.

Sunday 14 October 3.30 PM

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The Day I Lost My Shadow London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

The Day I Lost My Shadow

Soudade Kaadan’s moving drama unfolds in war-torn Syria, where a woman travels to the outskirts of Damascus and witnesses the fate of her countrypeople.

Sunday 14 October 6.00 PM

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Keep Going London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Keep Going

The director of After Love ventures into new territory with a drama about a mother and son taking to horseback in search of reconciliation.

Sunday 14 October 8.30 PM

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What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?

Thought-provoking and all-too-relevant, Roberto Minervini’s documentary paints a portrait of a Louisiana community in the aftermath of a police shooting.

Monday 15 October 6.00 PM

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Sunset London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Sunset

László Nemes first film Son of Saul (Official Competiton, LFF 2015) debuted in competition at Cannes before winning the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®. But Nemes doesn’t rest on his laurels with this feverishly ambitious second feature.

Monday 15 October 8.45 PM

Tuesday 16 October 3.00 PM

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Putin’s Witnesses London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Putin’s Witnesses

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.

Tuesday 16 October 6.15 PM

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Journey to a Mother’s Room London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Journey to a Mother’s Room

The sense of loss experienced by a mother and daughter is thoughtfully conveyed in this intimate, tender drama from first-time director Celia Rico Clavellino.

Tuesday 16 October 8.45 PM

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Ray & Liz London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Ray & Liz

In this astonishingly personal film, Richard Billingham delves into his Black Country upbringing to recreate visceral family memories and desperate living in Thatcher’s Britain.

Wednesday 17 October 6.10 PM

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May the Devil Take You London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

May the Devil Take You

Join Timo Tjahjanto, one of Indonesian cinema’s rising genre filmmakers, for a hair-raising journey into the heart of the supernatural.

Wednesday 17 October 8.45 PM

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Birds of Passage London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Birds of Passage

The team behind Embrace of the Serpent chart the thrilling rise and fall of the indigenous Wayuu clan in remote Colombia.

Thursday 18 October 3.00 PM

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The Chambermaid London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

The Chambermaid

Actor-turned-director Lila Avilés provides an engaging, behind-closed-doors look at the working environment of a chambermaid in one of Mexico City’s most luxurious hotels.

Thursday 18 October 6.00 PM

Accessible screening

The film is in Spanish and fully subtitled throughout. Members of the cast and crew will be in attendance and a BSL interpreter will sign the intro and Q&A.

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Dead Pigs London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Dead Pigs

Cathy Yan’s freewheeling, mosaic-like multicultural comedy charts the misadventures of diverse Shanghai denizens, linked by a mysterious epidemic of porcine carcasses drifting towards the city’s harbour.

Thursday 18 October 8.30 PM

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In Fabric London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

In Fabric

Impeccable red talons slide a flick knife across a box to reveal its contents, a beautiful silky dress... that can kill!

Friday 19 October 3.30 PM

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Five Men and a Caravaggio London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Five Men and a Caravaggio

Acclaimed writer and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo delivers another deeply intelligent and idiosyncratic essay, located between contemporary China and post-Brexit referendum London.

Friday 19 October 6.30 PM

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Girls of the Sun London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Girls of the Sun

Golshifteh Farahani gives a soulful performance as a battalion leader in Eva Husson’s (Bang Gang, LFF 2015) rousing tribute to female Kurdish fighters.

Friday 19 October 8.40 PM

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Only You London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Only You

Rising stars Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country) and Laia Costa (Victoria) sizzle in this refreshingly honest romantic drama.

Saturday 20 October 12.30 PM

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Blaze London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Blaze

Directed by Ethan Hawke, this biopic of folk singer Blaze Foley is a love letter to musicians everywhere and to the poetics of drunken songwriters as cowboy outlaws.

Saturday 20 October 3.15 PM

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Cam London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Cam

An erotic webcam performer is plunged into a nightmarish world of duplicity and fear in this provocative techno-shocker.

Saturday 20 October 6.15 PM

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No Ifs or Buts London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

No Ifs or Buts

This ebullient documentary about trend-setting Soho hair salon Cuts also serves as a reminder of how pre-gentrification London was fertile ground for multicultural DIY creativity.

Saturday 20 October 8.45 PM

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Mari London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Mari

Modern dance is an evocative narrative tool in Georgia Parris’ debut, which investigates a young woman’s identity and the complex relationship she has with her mother and sister.

Sunday 21 October 12.30 PM

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Dublin Oldschool London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Dublin Oldschool

Rave culture, lost love and brotherly bonds are seen through the prism of a narcotic haze in this adrenaline-rush of an Irish drama.

Sunday 21 October 3.00 PM

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Only You London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Only You

Rising stars Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country) and Laia Costa (Victoria) sizzle in this refreshingly honest romantic drama.

Sunday 21 October 5.45 PM

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Lords of Chaos London Film Festival 2018 screening at Curzon Soho

Lords of Chaos

The incredible true story of the Norwegian black-metal scene in the early 1990s is brought vividly to the screen by Jonas Åkerlund.

Sunday 21 October 8.45 PM

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