London Film Festival 2015: The 10 Films You Need To See

Our pre-festival picks of what to watch.

The trees along the Mall are turning orange, the Tube is full of people sweltering in thick jackets and the Thames looks even less inviting than usual. Yup, it's Autumn. And that can only mean one thing - the BFI London Film Festival is approaching. Running from 7th - 18th October, the LFF (now in its 58th year) will be bringing some of the best film from around the world to the British capital. The festival is split into several different programs sorted by theme or tone - Love, Debate, Dare, Laugh, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Sonic, Family, Experimenta and Treasures - as well as the competition categories - Short Film, Documentary, First Feature and the Official Competition. Cliché as it may be, that sort of diversity means there's pretty much something for everyone. But, with 240 films playing over twelve days, it can also be a tad overwhelming trying to figure out what to buy tickets for, or which of the numerous critics darlings are actually worth watching when they hit general release. So let's break it down. Here are the ten films you should watch out for, be that for potential future Oscar glory, harrowing dissections of the human psyche or simply a great time at the cinema. Be sure to stay tuned for more London Film Festival coverage once the celebrations kick off, including reviews of all the key films, as well as a few extra goodies.

Film Editor (2014-2016). Loves The Usual Suspects. Hates Transformers 2. Everything else lies somewhere in the middle. Once met the Chuckle Brothers.