London Film Festival 2022: The Wonder, My Policeman, Matilda and more films we can’t wait to see

Eve Crosbie

London Film Festival is just around the corner and we can’t wait to see Hollywood’s biggest and brightest land in the UK capital.

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All the movies Premieres at the festival are expected to arrive in cinemas (and some on streaming sites) in the coming months for every movie fanatic to check out for themselves. But which ones are worth watching? Here is our selection of the must-sees not to be missed…

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Matilda the musical by Roald Dahl

What is it about? Matilda, an extraordinary girl armed with a sharp mind and a wild imagination, dares to take a stand against her oppressive parents and school principal to change her story with miraculous results.

Who’s in it? Emma Thompson leads a dazzling cast that also includes Stephen Graham, Lashana Lynch, Andrea Riseborough, Sindhu Vee and newcomer Alisha Weir.

When can I see it? Matilda the musical by Roald Dahl will be available in cinemas in the UK from November 25, 2022 and in the US from December 9, 2022.

Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads

What is it about? This new thriller from Rian Johnson sees billionaire Miles Bron invite his friends over for a getaway to his private Greek island. When someone is found dead, detective Benoit Blanc is in charge of the case.

Who’s in it? Daniel Craig returns as Detective Benoit Blanc, alongside an incredible cast of Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Ethan Hawke and

When can I see it? Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads will be released on Netflix on December 23, 2022.

my policeman

What is it about? Based on the book by Bethan Roberts and described as “a beautifully crafted tale of forbidden love and shifting social conventions”, My Policeman follows three young people – policeman Tom, teacher Marion and museum curator Patrick – as they they embark on an emotional journey through 1950s Britain.

Who’s in it? Harry Styles, Emma Corrin and David Dawson lead the cast, Linus Roache, Gina McKee and Rupert Everett also star as older iterations of the trio.

When can I see it? my policeman will land in cinemas in the UK and US on October 21 before streaming on Amazon Prime Video for subscribers on November 4.

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro

What is it about? This retelling of Carlo Collodi’s famous fairy tale about a wooden puppet who comes to life and dreams of becoming a real boy is set in 1930s Fascist Italy. When Pinocchio comes to life, however, it turns out he is not a nice boy, but rather the opposite, causing mischief and playing mean tricks.

Who’s in it? Ewan McGregor, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, David Bradley, Ron Perlman, Cate Blanchett and Finn Wolfhard make up the main cast.

When can I see it? Another is coming to Netflix, Pinocchio will be released on the streaming site on December 9, 2022.

She says

What is it about? New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor release a report that exposes sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in this powerful true story. The shocking story also serves as a launch pad for the #MeToo movement, breaking decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault and harassment.

Who’s in it? Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Samantha Morton, Patricia Clarkson, André Braugher, Jennifer Ehle and Peter Friedman.

When can I see it? She Said is set to be released in the US on November 18, 2022 and in the UK on November 25, 2022.

The Banshees of Inisherin

What is it about? Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends who come to a stalemate when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them. He received a fifteen-minute standing ovation from the audience, the longest at that year’s festival.

Who’s in it? Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson reunite 14 years after teaming up for Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges. It also stars Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon.

When can I see it? Banshees of Inisherin will be available in cinemas in the UK and US from October 21, 2022.


What is it about? Set in the Irish Midlands in 1862, the story follows a young girl who stops eating but miraculously stays alive and healthy. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a small village to observe eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims flock to see the young girl who is said to have survived without food for months.

Who’s in it? Florence Pugh leads the cast, which also includes Ciarán Hinds, Tom Burke, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Toby Jones and Niamh Alger.

When can I see it? wonderment is slated for a limited theatrical release on November 2, 2022, before its streaming release on Netflix on November 16, 2022.

Empire of Light

What is it about? Hilary runs a seaside picture palace that was once an opulent multi-screen cinema with a dance hall overlooking the sea, but now only one screen remains open, albeit large. In preparation for a regional premiere of Chariots of Fire, Hilary and her colleagues spruce up the venue.

Who’s in it? Empire of Light stars Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, Toby Jones and Colin Firth.

When can I see it? The film is set for a limited theatrical release in the US on December 9, 2022 and will be released later in the UK on January 13, 2023.

Decision to leave

What is it about? A detective investigating the death of a man in the mountains ends up meeting and developing feelings for the deceased’s mysterious wife during his dogged investigation.

Who’s in it? Tang Wei and Park Hae-il.

When can I see it? Decision to leave will be released in the US on October 14, 2022 and in the UK on October 21, 2022


What is it about? Living is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadowy existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his boring life into something wonderful – into a life which he can say has been fully experienced.

Who’s in it? Living stars Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp and Tom Burke.

When can I see it? The film will be released in the UK on November 4, 2022.

White noise

What is it about? Described as “both hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic”, Noah Baumbach’s latest film, White Noise, depicts a contemporary American family’s attempts to manage the mundane conflicts of everyday life while by tackling the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

Who’s in it? Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola and Jodie Turner-Smith make up the cast.

When can I see it? White noise is slated for a limited release in the United States on November 25, 2022, before its streaming release on Netflix on December 30, 2022 for global audiences.

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