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From Cannes to London, we scour film festivals across the world to bring you advance previews of the very best dramas coming up over the next year.

The Favourite

Fri 09 Nov / 9pm

Duke of York's

15

The Favourite

The latest from Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer) is a delightfully witty and physical comedy. It’s... Read more

Sat 10 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

This darkly humorous biopic stars Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel, the late author and forger whose brilliant tale of deception reveals much... Read more

Sun 11 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

Shoplifters

In Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest gem, Osamu (Lily Franky) is the Fagin-like head of an extended family living together in a cramped apartment on... Read more

Sun 11 Nov / 8:45pm

Dukes at Komedia

18

Suspiria

How do you remake Suspiria, Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo classic, beloved by many a cinephile for its lurid colour palette, conspicuous dubbing and Italian prog... Read more

Mon 12 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

15

Happy as Lazzaro

Italian writer-director Alice Rohrwacher’s follow-up to her 2014 hit The Wonders is a beguiling and luminous magic-realist fable that doubles as an origin myth for a modern... Read more

Wed 14 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

IN FABRIC + intro

A macabre, erotic, visually thrilling and very funny phantasmagoria that follows the misfortunes of customers who come into contact with a cursed red dress at... Read more

Thu 15 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

Capernaum

Zain (Zain Al Raffea) is a 12-year-old boy growing up in the slums of Beirut. Wise and street-smart beyond his years, Zain’s resentment towards his... Read more

Thu 15 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

LIZZIE

The history of the nineteenth-century alleged murderess Lizzie Borden survives today mostly in the form of the popular schoolyard rhyme; “Lizzie Borden took an axe... Read more

Fri 16 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

OUT OF BLUE + Q&A

A detective drama that ends up interrogating mysteries far more cosmic than the murder which kick-starts its plot, Carol Morley’s (Dreams of a Life, The... Read more

Fri 16 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

18

MONSTERS AND MEN

The horrific, but all-too-familiar, killing of an unarmed black man by a police officer is explored through the experiences of three unconnected New Yorkers.  Here,... Read more

Sat 17 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

Beautiful Boy

Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) co-stars with Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) in Felix Van Groeningen’s English language debut, a gripping and intensely moving drama... Read more

Sat 17 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

12A

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

David Lowery (A Ghost Story) adapts David Grann’s titular New Yorker article into a ‘mostly true’ portrait of ageing gentleman bank-robber Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford). ... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 1pm

Duke of York's

PG

The Green Fog + Accidence

An inspired collage tribute to Hitchcock’s Vertigo from Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg, The Forbidden Room) and brothers Evan and Galen Johnson. Comprised entirely of fragments... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 4pm

Depot

Border

A customs agent who can literally sniff out contraband: this is the intriguing premise for Border, a thrilling and fantastical fairy-tale for adults that won... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

15

SUNSET

Anyone familiar with director László Nemes’ astonishing debut Son of Saul, winner of Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2016, will know that... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

18

ASSASSINATION NATION

Assassination Nation opens with a tongue-in-cheek trigger warning: this film will contain, amongst other things, scenes of “toxic masculinity, fragile male egos and the male... Read more

Mon 19 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a career-best performance as a kindergarten teacher who oversteps her bounds in a mission to help one of her students. Lisa Spinelli... Read more

Mon 19 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

PG

NOVEMBER

A wonderfully strange and visually ravishing twisted fairy tale from Estonia.  Set in a pagan village in the 19th Century where werewolves, the plague and... Read more

Tue 20 Nov / 6:30pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

From the team behind the extraordinary, award-winning Embrace of the Serpent (2015), Birds of Passage charts the rise and fall of rival clans in late... Read more

Tue 20 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

Girls of the Sun

Golshifteh Farahani plays Bahar, a former lawyer turned commander in chief of the Girls of the Sun, an all-female Kurdish battalion. Bahar is leading an... Read more

Wed 21 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

15

GIRL

Winner of both the Queer Palm and Caméra d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Flemish writer/director Lukas Dhont’s first feature-length film is a stunning... Read more

Wed 21 Nov / 6pm

Connaught Theatre

18

MONSTERS AND MEN

The horrific, but all-too-familiar, killing of an unarmed black man by a police officer is explored through the experiences of three unconnected New Yorkers.  Here,... Read more

Thu 22 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

18

Green Book

Recent winner of the top prize at Toronto International Film Festival, Green Book is the uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship that transcended race and class. ... Read more

Thu 22 Nov / 6pm

Connaught Theatre

LIZZIE

The history of the nineteenth-century alleged murderess Lizzie Borden survives today mostly in the form of the popular schoolyard rhyme; “Lizzie Borden took an axe... Read more

Thu 22 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

INSECT

Legendary Czech film-maker Jan Švankmajer follows a troupe of amateur actors as they rehearse a production of the Čapek brothers 1921 satire The Insect Play... Read more

Fri 23 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

15

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead + Q&A

Colin (Neil Maskell) has rented a stately home for his extended family to celebrate New Year together. For better or worse, Colin is usually the... Read more

Fri 23 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

COLETTE

A radiant Keira Knightley (Atonement, Anna Karenina) gives a career-best performance in this exhilarating, entertaining and timely film about the life of groundbreaking French novelist Colette,... Read more

Sat 24 Nov / 12:30pm

Duke of York's

15

BURNING

A masterly and mysterious slow-burning suspense drama, Lee Chang-Dong’s follow-up to Poetry was one of the standouts at this year’s Cannes (where it won the... Read more

Sat 24 Nov / 5:30pm

Dukes at Komedia

18

SORRY ANGEL

A love-affair between two men at very different stages in their life makes for a rich, novelistic, and generous drama from French auteur Christophe Honoré. ... Read more

Sat 24 Nov / 9pm

Duke of York's

15

Sorry to Bother You

Things aren’t going brilliantly for Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield). He’s living out of his uncle’s garage and the only job he can find, as a... Read more

Sun 25 Nov / 1pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

The Wild Pear Tree

A follow-up to his Palme d’Or winning Winter Sleep (2014) The Wild Pear Tree is another masterly, visually rich, family drama from Turkish director Nuri... Read more