London Film Festival 2013

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Eastern Boys Eastern Boys
Eastern Boys and Portrait Of Jason
An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker (Epizoda U Zivotu Beraca Zeljeza) (Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Slovenia, Italy; Year: 2013; Director: Danis Tanovic; Writer: Danis Tanovic; Stars: Nazif Mujic, Senada Alimanovic, Semsa Mujic)
Life becomes desperate for a scrap merchant when his pregnant wife needs medical help they can't afford.
As I Lay Dying (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: James Franco; Writer: James Franco, Matt Rager, based on the book by William Faulkner; Stars: mes Franco, Logan Marshall-Green, Beth Grant, Tim Blake Nelson, Ahna O'Reilly, Jim Parrack, Brady Parmenter, Danny McBride)
The death of a family matriarch and her loved ones' efforts to have her buried according to her wishes.
Camille Claudel, 1915 (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Emmanuel Kauffman, Marion Keller)
Confined to an asylum, the former mistress of sculptor Auguste Rodin tries desperately to obtain a release.
Eastern Boys (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Robin Campillo; Writer: Robin Campillo; Stars: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov, Edéa Darcque, Camila Chanirova, Beka Markozashvili, Bislan Yakhiaev, Mohamed Doukouzov, Aitor Bourgade)
Story about a solitary Parisian and a young Ukrainian migrant.
Exhibition (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Joanna Hogg; Writer: Joanna Hogg; Stars: Viv Albertine, Liam Gillick, Tom Hiddleston)
Examination of the relationship between a middle-aged couple who are planning a move.
As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying and An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker
Exhibits Or Stories From The Castle (Exponáty Alebo Príbehy Z Kaštieľa ) (Country: Slovak Republic; Year: 2013; Director: Pavol Korec)
A mosaic portraying the fate of people “who have lost everything; all they have left is life.”
The Fear (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Jordi Cadena; Stars: Igor Szpakowski, Roser Camí, Ramon Madaula)
A boy struggles with domestic violence.
The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2013; Director: Diego Quemada-Diez; Writer: Diego Quemada-Diez, Lucia Carreras, Gibrán Portela; Stars: Carlos Chajon, Rodolfo Domínguez, Brandon López, Karen Martínez)
A group of Guatemalan teenagers tries to make it to the US.
Half Of A Yellow Sun (Country: Nigeria, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Biyi Bandele; Writer: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Biyi Bandele; Stars: Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, John Boyega, Rob David, Babou Ceesay, Genevieve Nnaji, O.C. Ukeje, Paul Hampshire, Zack Orji, Susan Wokoma, Onyeka Onwenu)
Civil war shatters the comfortable illusions of Nigeria’s middle class in this 1960s-set love story.
Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii) (Country: Kazakhstan, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Emir Baigazin; Writer: Emir Baigazin; Stars: Timur Aidarbekov)
A brutally bullied teenager struggles to avoid getting drawn into a cycle of violence.
Victim Victim
Victim and The Golden Dream
Kalpana (Country: India; Year: 1948; Director: Uday Shankar; Writer: Uday Shankar; Stars: Lakshmi Kanta, Usha Kiran, Amala Shankar, Uday Shankar)
Let The Fire Burn (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Jason Osder)
Account of the incidents leading up to and during the 1985 standoff between the extremist African-American organization MOVE and Philadelphia authorities. The dramatic clash claimed eleven lives and literally and figuratively devastated an entire community.
A Long And Happy Life (Dolgaya Schastlivaya Zhizn) (Country: Russia; Year: 2013; Director: Boris Khlebnikov; Writer: Aleksandr Rodionov, Boris Khlebnikov; Stars: Anna Kotova, Yevgeni Syty, Aleksandr Yatsenko)
A farmer struggles to hold onto his land in a changing Russia.
Norte, The End Of History (Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan) (Country: Phillipines; Year: 2013; Director: Lav Diaz)
The commission of a crime changes three lives forever.
One Day When The Rain Falls (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2013; Director: Ifa Isfansyah; Writer: Ifa Isfansyah; Stars: Tora Sudiro, Vino G Bastian, Tara Basro, Landung Simatupang, Jajang C Noer)
In three chapters, each played as a different genre (drama, horror, comedy), the secrets of an Indonesian family are revealed.
Young & Beautiful Young & Beautiful
Young & Beautiful and Stranger By The Lake
La Paz (Country: Argentina; Year: 2013; Director: Santiago Loza; Stars: Lisandro Rodriguez, Andrea Strenitz, Fidelia Batallanos Michel, Ricardo Felix)
A young man attempts to readjust to life after being released from a psychiatric hospital.
Portrait Of Jason (Country: USA; Year: 1967; Director: Shirley Clarke; Stars: Shirley Clarke, Jason Holliday, Carl Lee)
Documentary about a gay black prostitute.
Shame (Country: Russia; Year: 2013; Director: Yusup Razykov)
A half-crumbling military base in northern Russia is home to a community of women whose husbands are out at sea. The women patiently wait out the long days, hoping that their men will come back safely from their mission this time as well.
Story Of My Death (Historia De La Meva Mort) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2013; Director: Albert Serra; Stars: Vincenc Altaio Morral, Lluis Massanellas Serrat, Clara Visa, Noelia Rodenas, Jordi Pau Costa)
Stranger By The Lake (L’Inconnu Du Lac) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Alain Guiraudie; Stars: Stone Ladonchamps , Patrick Assumçao , Christophe Paou )
After a shocking incident takes place at a cruising spot, a young man is caught in the throes of a dangerous passion.
Half Of A Yellow Sun Half Of A Yellow Sun
Half Of A Yellow Sun and Exhibition
A Touch Of Sin (Tian Zhu Ding) (Country: China; Year: 2013; Director: Jia Zhangke)
Four characters represent different areas of China and different strata of contemporary society.
Victim (Country: UK; Year: 1961; Director: Basil Dearden; Writer: Janet Green, John McCormick; Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Peter Copley, Derren Nesbitt, Donald Churchill, John Barrie)
Damning revelations fill this forgotten Brit classic as a closeted lawyer tackles a group of blackmailers.
Violette (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Martin Provost; Writer: Martin Provost; Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet, Frans Boyer, Audrey Quoturi)
Biopic about feminist icon Violette Leduc.
Young & Beautiful (Jeune et jolie, Jeune & Jolie) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon; Stars: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Palhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantan Ravat, Johan Leysen, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard, Djedje Apali, Lucas Prisor, Laurent Delbecque, Jeanne Ruff )
Portrait of a 17-year-old, who sells her body for cash.
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