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Live from the BFI London Film Festival 2023

Festival Wrap - Best of 2023

Twisted tales, brave rebellions and extraordinary missions – tune in for the highlights of yet another stunning edition of The BFI London Film Festival, featuring the latest from the likes of Steve McQueen, Emerald Fennell, Andrew Haigh, Yorgos Lanthimos and more!

Check out our Wrap of LFF 2023 below.

The Kitchen

Fight back against a corrupt system… Join us for final time on the red carpet as The Kitchen closed another brilliant edition of the BFI London Film Festival!

Helmed by both Oscar® winner Daniel Kaluuya and Kibwe Tavares in their feature film directorial debuts, The Kitchen is a stunning depiction of a futuristic dystopian London. Starring Top Boy’s Kano, the film examines a London torn apart by gentrification, where social housing has been eradicated, and what’s known as The Kitchen is all that remains. Building on themes of community, classism, violence and hope, The Kitchen is a stunning film more than worthy of capping off The BFI London Film Festival 2023.

Check out our exclusive highlights from the red carpet on our Instagram account.

Poor Things

A bold, twisted, breath-taking tale! Yorgos Lanthimos’ critically acclaimed tale, Poor Things, closes the penultimate day of The BFI London Film Festival 2023.

Starring Emma Stone in a career best performance, alongside fellow acting stalwarts Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things is a tale about the evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant, unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter. Yorgos Lanthimos fans know to expect the unreal, and his latest has already shown signs of being his best yet.

ScreenUK chatted to Poor Things' creatives: casting director, Dixie Chassay; screenwriter, Tony McNamara; director, Yorgos Lanthimos; supervising sound editor, Johnnie Burn; director of photography, Robbie Ryan; hair, make-up and prosthetics designer, Nadia Stacey; and costume designer, Holly Waddington.

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

This time, they're breaking in! Tune in as Aardman’s Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget kicked off the penultimate day of The BFI London Film Festival 2023!

The long-awaited sequel to the beloved 2000 hit, Dawn of the Nugget is a more than worthy successor. Having escaped from the farm, Ginger and Rocky welcome a new member into their family, Molly (played by rising star Bella Ramsey). But they’re unaware that back on the mainland, they face a terrible new threat.

ScreenUK caught up with a number of the folk behind Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget: writers, John O'Farrell, Karey Kirkpatrick & Rachel Tunnard; director, Sam Fell; production designer, Darren Dubicki; producers, Leyla Hobart & Steve Pegram; singer & actor, Paloma Faith; and executive producers, Peter Lord & Nick Park.

The End We Start From

A beacon at the end of the world… join us once again on the red carpet as Mahalia Belo’s The End We Start From kicked off the closing weekend of The BFI London Film Festival 2023!

Featuring a scintillating performance from ever-talented British star Jodie Comer, The End We Start From follows a woman, who along with her newborn baby, tries to find her way home in a world ravaged by environmental chaos. Bolstered by a superb script from writers Alice Birch and Megan Hunter, The End We Start From is one you can’t miss.

ScreenUK spoke to The End We Start From director, Mahalia Belo, writer & author, Megan Hunter, and writer, Alice Birch, on the red carpet.

One Life

An ordinary man with an extraordinary mission… join us on the red carpet as James Hawes’ One Life brings us into the final days of The BFI London Film Festival 2023!

Based on an incredible true story, One Life follows British humanitarian Nicholas Winton, expertly played by both Johnny Flynn and the legendary Anthony Hopkins, on his mission to save hundreds of children on the eve of World War II. Powerful, gripping and poignant, One Life is one you don’t want to miss.

ScreenUK were joined on the red carpet by: writers, Nick Drake and Lucinda Coxon; director, James Hawes; producers, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman; BFI Festivals Director, Kristy Matheson; and several One Life's valuable contributors.


Some people are made for each other… Garth Davis’ Foe draws us into the midway point of The BFI London Film Festival 2023!

Starring Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal, a couple’s quiet life is upended when a mysterious stranger shows up at their door with a startling proposal, in this sci-fi thriller which promises to shock and intrigue.

ScreenUK spoke to the director, Garth Davis, and writer, Iain Reid, of Foe on the red carpet.

All Of Us Strangers

What happens when the past comes back to life? We’re back on the red carpet at The BFI London Film Festival 2023, with the premiere of Andrew Haigh’s All of Us Strangers!

In this touching tale of regret, longing and love, a heavyweight cast of Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Claire Foy and Jamie Bell bring to life director/writer Andrew Haigh’s poignant and melancholic tale.

ScreenUK caught up with several All Of Us Strangers team creatives: producer, Graham Broadbent; writer & director, Andrew Haigh; editor, Jonathan Alberts; pianist & composer, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch; music supervisor, Connie Farr; producer, Sarah Harvey; and casting director, Kahleen Crawford.

Occupied City

The past collides with the present in Oscar® winner Steve McQueen’s epic documentary Occupied City, one of many highlights on the second day of The BFI London Film Festival 2023!

Based on Bianca Stigter’s novel Atlas of an Occupied City, Amsterdam 1940-1945, McQueen crafts a journey from World War II to our present times, with a challenging yet life-affirming story that promises to evoke a litany of emotions over its ambitious 4-hour running time.

ScreenUK caught up with director Steve McQueen and writer Bianca Stigter of Occupied City on the red carpet.


A wicked tale of privilege and desire… Join us on the red carpet as Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn kicks off The BFI London Film Festival 2023!

With a stunning cast consisting of Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi and more, Oscar® winner Emerald Fennell’s sophomore film promises to both shock and delight.

Check out the exclusive ScreenUK red carpet highlights by watching our video.

ScreenUK was on the red carpet at the International Premiere and LFF Opening Night Gala of Saltburn, speaking to director & writer Emerald Fennell, producer Josey McNamara and casting director Kharmel Cochrane.

The BFI London Film Festival

As the 2023 BFI London Film Festival gets underway, we get in the mood by taking a look back at the glitz and glamour from the red carpet at last year's festival.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out on the ScreenUK website and socials as we bring the latest premieres from the festival.