Highlights and family movies at the London Film Festival

It’s not long until the start of the 62ndLondon Film Festival in October, and once again there is a fantastic selection of new movies that members of the public can book tickets for, including a dedicated section of family films.


Booking opens to the general public on 13th September (see details below), and here’s a trailer to give you a taste of some of the movies on offer.


Highlights of the main festival include:


Steve McQueen’s thriller Widows, starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Colin Farrell

Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly as Laurel and Hardy

Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in the period drama The Favourite

The Coen Brothers’ anthology Western, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet in the father/son drama Beautiful Boy

Hugh Jackman as presidential candidate Gary Hart in The Front Runner

Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino’s horror fantasy Suspiria

Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk.



While the movies above are for more grown-up tastes, there’s plenty on offer for kids and teens, including:


The Hate U Give– Powerful teen drama, based on Angie Thomas’s acclaimed Young Adult novel, with Amandla Stenberg as the teen who witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend.




Mirai– beautiful Japanese animation from Mamoru Hosoda, taking a fantastical look at childhood as young Kun deals with the arrival of his baby sister Mirai.




Alone In Space– a sci-fi family drama from Sweden set on a spaceship with just two passengers, siblings Keaton and Gladys… until an alien arrives on board.




Dilili In Paris– French animation set in turn of the century Paris, that follows young Dilili as she investigates a mystery involving a secret society called The Master-Men.




Elephant Queen– a documentary filmed over eight years that tells the story of Athena, an elephant who leads her family across Africa when a drought arrives.



Jim Button And Luke The Engine Driver– a German fantasy adventure based on the story by Michael Ende, who also wrote The Neverending Story



For more information on all the films mentioned above, to view the full London Film Festival programme, plus booking details and film information (including, for the family films, what age they are suitable for), visit the official website


Festival Information & Ticket Booking:

Public booking opens 10.00am, 13 September

Telephone Bookings: 020 7928 3232 between 10:00 – 20:30


In person: BFI Southbank Office: 10:00 – 20:30