The BFI London Film Festival… in Bristol
Steve McQueen's Mangrove
The BFI London Film Festival… in Bristol

The BFI London Film Festival… in Bristol

Season

Please note: this season finished in Oct 2020

Be the first to see new films from Steve McQueen, Josephine Decker, Francis Lee and more as Watershed teams up with the BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express to bring Bristol audiences 11 exclusive previews from the Festival.

The BFI London Film Festival has adapted to the extraordinary challenges of 2020 to provide their most accessible version of the festival to UK audiences yet. Film lovers across the country will be given an opportunity to connect for a unique and innovative Festival experience, enjoying both cinema and virtual screenings across the 12 days of the Festival (from 7 to 18 Oct).

The Festival has teamed up with Watershed and other UK cinemas to offer audiences exclusive previews from the programme, and we’re pleased to be screening 12 titles in October.

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Previously in this season

David Byrne's American Utopia

 Classified 15  BFI London Film Festival
David Byrne's American Utopia
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
Imagine if you could be front row, onstage even, for one of the most electrifying performances of David Byrne’s career? This must be the place.

Ammonite

 Classified 15  BFI London Film Festival
Ammonite
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
Francis Lee follows up God’s Own Country with a film that is every bit as immersive, tactile and emotionally powerful, aided by the devastatingly good Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

Nomadland

 Classified 15  BFI London Film Festival
Nomadland
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
Frances McDormand illuminates Chloé Zhao’s follow up to The Rider, a humane and lyrical film about people living on the road in the American West.

Another Round

 Classified 15  S   BFI London Film Festival
Another Round
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
Mads Mikkelsen reunites with Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt) in this spirited and thought-provoking drama that asks if a regular tipple is the key to unlocking the best version of yourself.

After Love

 Classified 15  PS   BFI London Film Festival
After Love
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
In this knockout feature debut from BAFTA-nominated short filmmaker Aleem Khan, Joanna Scanlan is superb as a woman left reeling upon discovering her late husband’s secrets.

Supernova

 Classified 15  BFI London Film Festival
Supernova
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci shine as a long-term couple dealing with the onset of illness in this warm and tender drama.

Soul

 Classified PG  BFI London Film Festival
Soul
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
Pete Docter writes and directs his first Pixar film since Inside Out. And this time he wonders where our core essence comes from.

Time

 Classified 15  BFI London Film Festival
Time
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
Enduring love and social justice lie at the heart of this poignant documentary about a single mother’s battle for the release of her incarcerated husband.

Mogul Mowgli

 Classified 15  BFI London Film Festival
Mogul Mowgli
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
Bassam Tariq’s visceral directorial debut, co-written with Riz Ahmed, finds a British-Pakistani rapper’s life spiralling out of control when, on the cusp of success, he succumbs to a debilitating illness.

Shirley

 Classified 15  BFI London Film Festival
Shirley
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
Going nowhere with a novel about the disappearance of a local girl, writer Shirley Jackson gets the inspiration she needs when two young newlyweds come to stay.

Herself

 Classified 15  BFI London Film Festival
Herself
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!) reunites with her all-female Shakespeare collaborators, Clare Dunne and Harriet Walter, for a stirring drama about a woman who refuses to be broken.

Mangrove

 Classified 15  BFI London Film Festival
The BFI London Film Festival… in Bristol
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020
Film
Multi-award winning director Steve McQueen’s (12 Years A Slave, Shame) rousing tale of Black solidarity and resistance brings a seminal moment in British history into sharp focus.