London Film Festival 2022: line-up, tickets, recommendations
Welcome back to London's most exciting cinema event of the year! The London Film Festival returns to cinema screens – spreading across the country, but concentrated in the South Bank at the Royal Festival Hall as well as the BFI. There will also be screenings in Bristol, Belfast, Cardiff, Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
This year 164 films are showing , including 23 world premieres. A total of 41% of the selection is from female and non-binary directors and creators, while 39% is from directors/creators with ethnically diverse backgrounds. And for the second year in a row, the LFF has correctly embraced television into the mix.
LFF 2022 runs between Wednesday 5 and Sunday 16 October, taking place in cinemas and online (continuing until 23 October on BFI Player). Ticket bookings vary on your level of membership to the BFI. BFI Patrons can book from Monday 5 September, Champions from Tuesday 6 September, and Members from Wednesday 7 September. If you’re not a member of the BFI, you have to wait until Tuesday 13 September to book anything.
The BFI have announced the festival's full programme. Here are 15 titles we're excited to see.