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London Film Festival 2021

Our essential guide to 2021’s nationwide festival

Phil de Semlyen
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Phil de Semlyen
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The BFI London Film Festival is the biggest, brightest and best event in the capital’s film-going calendar. After a challenging 2020 saw the fest turned hybrid, with fewer physical screenings, the LFF is back to something like normality. Expect loads of exciting new films, shorts and a virtual reality strand for anyone who fancies going all Tron down at its new South Bank home.  

In short, expect a monster line-up and a more geographically diverse fest: the LFF has gone UK-wide with screenings across the country. It runs from October 6-17, kicking off with Londoner Jeymes Samuel’s western ‘The Harder They Fall’ and wrapping up with Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’. Here’s your full guide to the London Film Festival 2021. 

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