BFI London Film Festival 2021

Be the first to see new films from Wes Anderson, Edgar Wright, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jacques Audiard, Céline Sciamma, Pablo Larrain and more as Watershed teams up with the BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express to bring Bristol audiences 14 exclusive previews from the Festival.

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 Festival (from 6 to 17 Oct).


Previous screenings in this season

The Tragedy of Macbeth

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Joel Coen dazzlingly adapts this Scottish play for the screen with Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington mesmeric as the couple whose political ambitions proved their fatal downfall.

Memoria

classified 18 (CTBA) PS BFI London Film Festival 2021
Momoria
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Shot and set in Colombia, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s meditative rumination on memory and the human condition is anchored by Tilda Swinton’s enigmatic, otherworldly presence.

Petit Maman

classified 18 (CTBA) S BFI London Film Festival 2021
Petit Maman
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
In this radiant tale, Céline Sciamma crafts a mysterious and delicate exploration of childhood and grief.

Flee

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
Flee
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival, Flee is a testament to friendship, family and acceptance.

Paris 13th District

classified 18 (CTBA) S BFI London Film Festival 2021
Paris 13th District
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Jacques Audiard ventures into new territory with a vibrant take on love and Paris, as four characters cross amorous paths in the modern city.

Ali & Ava

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
Ali and Ava
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Director Clio Barnard’s latest film charts an unlikely romance between two Bradford residents.

The Phantom of the Open

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
The Phantom of Open
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Truth is funnier than fiction in Craig Roberts' delightful and effortlessly charming tribute to Maurice Flitcroft, the ‘world’s worst golfer’.

The French Dispatch (LFF Preview)

classified 18 (CTBA) PS BFI London Film Festival 2021
The French Dispatch
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Wes Anderson’s delightful, star-studded homage to journalism and literary magazines is a feast for the eyes and a whip-smart comic delight.

Titane

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
Titane
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Agathe Rousselle makes a ferocious debut as a killer on the run, in director Julia Ducournau’s electrifying techno-chiller, fresh from its triumph in Cannes.​

Last Night in Soho (LFF Preview)

classified 18 BFI London Film Festival 2021
A Night in Soho
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
A young woman is transported back to the 1960s in this endlessly inventive, time-travelling horror fantasy from the brilliant Edgar Wright.

Drive My Car

classified 15 S BFI London Film Festival 2021
Drive My Car
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, director Ryusuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting drama.

The Souvenir Part II

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
The Souvenir
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Joanna Hogg’s glorious follow up to The Souvenir sees Honor Swinton Byrne returning as Julie for this rich autofictional portrait of the birth of a filmmaker.

Spencer

classified 18 (CTBA) BFI London Film Festival 2021
Spenser
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Director Pablo Larraín’s sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.

The Harder They Fall (LFF Preview)

classified 15 BFI London Film Festival 2021
The Harder They Fall (LFF Preview)
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021
Film
Inspired by the real-life stories of African-American cowboys and featuring an all-star cast, director Jeymes Samuel’s feature debut is an explosive and stylish Western quite unlike any other.