London Film Festival 2011

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The Fairy The Fairy
The Fairy and The Monk
17 Girls (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin; Writer: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin; Stars: Louise Grinberg, Juliette Darche, Roxanne Duran, Esther Garrel, Yara Pilartz)
In the French seaport of Lorient, there's a trend at school for the girls to get pregnant.
Americano (Country: France, Mexico; Year: 2011; Director: Mathieu Demy; Writer: Mathieu Demy; Stars: Salma Hayek, Geraldine Chaplin, Chiara Mastroianni, Carlos Bardem, Mathieu Demy, Phillipe Simon, James Gerard, Cokey Falkow, Jean-Pierre Mocky, André Wilms, Fabio Zenoni, Octavio Maya, Romanö)
The Mexican adventures of a young Frenchman on the trail of a mysterious woman who was a friend of his dead mother.
The Art of Love (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Emmanuel Mouret; Writer: Emmanuel Mouret; Stars: Pascal Arbillot, Ariane Ascaride, Frdrique Bel, Franois Cluzet, Judith Godrche)
Desire and its complications, as mapped out in a witty all-star portmanteau of linked vignettes by writer-actor-director Emmanuel Mouret.
The Bird (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Yves Caumon; Writer: Yves Caumon; Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Clment Sibony, Bruno Todeschini, Serge Riaboukine)
Sandrine Kiberlain gives her best performance yet in Yves Caumon's subtle, intelligent drama about a woman who walks alone.
A Cat In Paris (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli; Writer: Jacques-Rmy Girerd; Stars: Dominique Blanc, Bruno Salomone, Jean Benguigui)
A cat with a double life becomes embroiled in a tale of animated adventure on the rooftops of Paris.
A Cat In Paris A Cat In Paris
A Cat In Paris and Last Screening
Early One Morning (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2011; Director: Jean-Marc Moutout; Writer: Jean-Marc Moutout; Stars: Jean-Pierre, Darroussin, Valrie Drville, Xavier Beauvois, Yannick Renier)
The superb Jean-Pierre Darroussin plays a banking executive driven off the rails in Jean-Marc Moutout's incisive and angry indictment of the financial world.
The Fairy (La Fee) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2011; Director: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy; Writer: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy; Stars: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy, Philippe Martz)
Anarchic comedy involving a fairy and a receptionist at a seaside hotel.
Guilty (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Vincent Garenq; Writer: Vincent Garenq; Stars: Philippe Torreton, Wladimir Yordanoff, Nomie Lvovsky, Raphal Ferret)
Philippe Torreton gives a superb performance in Vincent Garenq's no-holds-barred docu-drama about a man unjustly accused in a notorious paedophilia trial.
Last Screening (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Laurent Achard; Writer: Laurent Achard, Frdrique Moreau; Stars: Pascal Cervo, Charlotte Van Kemmel, Karole Rocher, Austin Morel, Brigitte Sy)
The projectionist of a small-town French cinema leads a murderous double life.
Louise Wimmer (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Cyril Mennegun; Writer: Cyril Mennegun; Stars: Corinne Masiero, Jrme Kircher, Anne Benoit, Marie Kremer, Jean-Marc Roulot)
Corinne Masiero turns in an astonishing lead performance in this French drama about a woman on the skids fighting for dignity and survival.
Low Life (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval; Writer: Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval; Stars: Arash Naimian, Camille Rutherford, Michal Evans, Maud Wyler, Luc Chessel)
The latest collaboration between Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Perceval is a politically engaged portrait of youth that avoids condescension and hand-wringing, managing to be intensely romantic and sincere.
The Monk (Le Moine) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2011; Director: Dominik Moll; Writer: Dominik Moll, based on the story by Matthew Lewis.; Stars: Vincent Cassel, Deborah François, Sergi López, Geraldine Chaplin)
The tragedy of a devoted servant of God whose very righteousness leads him on the path to damnation.
Nobody Else But You (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Grald Hustache-Mathieu; Writer: Grald Hustache-Mathieu, Juliette Sales; Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton, Guillaume Gouix, Arsine Khanjian)
A witty, snow-steeped French comedy thriller that riffs on the Marilyn Monroe legend, as a mystery writer unravels the death of a small-town beauty.
Rebellion (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Mathieu Kassovitz; Writer: Mathieu Kassovitz, Benot Jaubert, Pierre Geller; Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Sylvie Testud, Philippe Torreton, Malik Zidi, Xavier Jozelon)
Mathieu Kassovitz's auteur comeback combines the pleasures of a thriller with serious political heft.
The Screen Illusion (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Mathieu Amalric; Writer: Mathieu Amalric; Stars: Loc Corbery, Suliane Brahim, Herv Pierre, Alain Lenglet, Denis Podalyd's)
Mathieu Amalric gives classic French theatre a twist by wittily updating Corneille's play as a modern intrigue set in the CCTV present.
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