BFI London Film Festival 2012

BFI London Film Festival 2012


Film description

The 56th BFI London Film Festival runs until Sunday 21 October and Total Film is there every day reviewing films and tweeting the latest happenings.

Films we're looking forward to seeing include Ben Affleck’s Argo, In Bruges follow-up Seven Psychopaths, Sundance smash The Sessions and Ben Wheatley's Sightseers

Read our guide to the 25 essential movies at this year's LFF.

We update this page daily with the latest reviews, so check back here throughout the festival.


Tim Burton's wonderful black and white animation opens the festival.

Beasts Of The Southern Wild
A breathtakingly original magical-realist fable set in a Louisiana bayou.

Ginger & Rosa
Sally Potter's latest is a '60-set coming-of-ager starring Elle Fanning.

Room 237
Hidden meanings and conspiracy theories behind The Shining.

The Sapphires
Four girls learn about love, war, friendship and music.

Celebrity fandom goes extreme when groupies start infecting themselves with their idols' illnesses.

Hyde Park On Hudson
Bill Murray plays President FDR in a charming, genteel period comedy

The Sessions
The most feelgood movie you'll ever see about a man in an iron lung

Ben Affleck's take on the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran

My Brother The Devil
A British urban drama that avoids the clichés

Seven Psychopaths
The In Bruges gang goes to Hollywood for a none-more-meta comedy thriller

A couple's British holiday turns into a killing spree in a pitch-black comedy

Great Expectations
Charles Dickens' perennially popular novel gets a new adaptation, which closes the 2012 festival

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Release Dates

UK Cinema release
October 21st 2012

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