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London Film Festival 2015

Our essential guide to 2015’s biggest and best UK film festival

London Film Festival – the biggest, brightest and best event in the capital’s filmgoing calendar – hits cinemas across the city from Oct 7-18 2015. Screening everything from swanky, star-studded red carpet premieres of major Hollywood movies to the very best in world cinema, the LFF centres around Leicester Square but also branches out to local movie houses all over London. There are also heaps of Q&As and masterclasses with filmmakers, as well as short films, talks and workshops. Find below your full guide to the London Film Festival 2015.

What to see at this year's London Film Festival

How to get tickets to the 2015 LFF

Big films at the London Film Festival 2015

Suffragette

This is a drama set during the fight for women’s suffrage in the early twentieth century, when a group of crusading women took their determination to vote onto the London streets. The cast is a who’s who of Oscar-hoovering actresses, with Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham-Carter, Carey Mulligan and Anne-Marie Duff all taking major roles.

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Release date: Friday October 9 2015

Steve Jobs

We’ve already had the fawning wasn’t-he-a-proper-legend version starring Ashton Kutcher, now comes the serious movie about the Apple CEO and godfather of modern computing. ‘West Wing’ creator Aaron Sorkin performed a stunning take-down of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in ‘The Social Network’, and we’re expecting something similar here: a powerful modern parable full of smart observations about the geek lifestyle.

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Release date: Friday November 13 2015

Black Mass

Could this mark the return of Johnny Depp, Proper Actor? He hasn’t delivered a really meaty, serious performance since 1997’s ‘Donnie Brasco’, so the thought of him returning to similar territory gives us hope. The trailers have been great, too, with Depp on unexpectedly terrifying form as legendarily homicidal Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger.

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Release date: Friday November 13 2015

Carol

With 'Carol', the American director Todd Haynes returns us to a place similar to the repressed 1950s East Coast universe that he explored in his 2002 film 'Far from Heaven'. It's historically not long past but this is an emotionally oh-so-distant world, recreated here with exquisite craft, where the big city offers a tiny slither of hope to those suffocating in the stultifyingly conservative suburbs.

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