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2021 Official Competition selection
LFF AWARDS

We’re delighted to reveal the contenders for the Best Film Award for the 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express. The eight nominated films showcase an incredible range of filmmaking talent from across the world.

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BEST FILM AWARD NOMINEES
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Belle
DIR-SCR. MAMORU HOSODA

Oscar-nominated anime director Mamoru Hosoda returns with an outstanding tale, following a socially awkward girl who transforms herself into a megastar within a virtual world.

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Il Buco
DIR. MICHELANGELO FRAMMARTINO

A decade after his acclaimed Le Quattro Volte, Michelangelo Frammartino returns with a meticulous and engrossing true story of cave mapping.

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The Hand of God
DIR-SCR. PAOLO SORRENTINO

Paolo Sorrentino’s bitingly funny, semi-autobiographical family tale is set during the Maradona-obsessed Naples of the 1980s.

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Nitram
DIR. JUSTIN KURZEL

The disturbing true story of a young man who, in 1996, went on a killing spree in the Tasmanian town of Port Arthur.

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Hit The Road
DIR. PANAH PANAHI

Panah Panahi’s thrilling debut is by turns tender, quirky, even laugh-out-loud funny – a wondrously-observed reflection on family and the ambivalence of saying goodbye.

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Sundown
DIR-SCR. MICHEL FRANCO

From a filmmaker unafraid of tackling life’s more challenging questions comes a complex, searing study of what it means to try and become someone else.

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Lingui, The Sacred Bonds
DIR-SCR. MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN

Following his international success with A Screaming Man, Daratt and Abouna, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s powerful new drama once again celebrates the heroic individualism of ordinary people.

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True Things
DIR. HARRY WOOTLIFF

Harry Wootliff returns to the Festival with this fascinating psychological drama, starring Ruth Wilson and adapted from Deborah Kay Davies’ novel True Things About Me.

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Programme revealed: Tue 7 Sep 2021.
Tickets on sale: Mon 20 Sep 2021.
Festival takes place: 6-17 Oct 2021.

 

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