London Film Festival 2013

Red carpet screenings.

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Inside Llewyn Davis Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis and We Are The Best!
12 Years A Slave (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Steve McQueen; Writer: John Ridley, based on the book by Solomon Northup; Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Quvenzhané Wallis, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt, Michael K. Williams, Taran Killam, Alfre Woodard, Scoot McNairy, Bryan Batt, Dwight Henry)
A free black man is abducted and sold into slavery.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour (La Vie D’Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2, The Life of Adele, Blue Is The Warmest Color) (Year: 2013; Director: Abdellatif Kechiche; Writer: Julie Maroh, Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix; Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Jérémie Laheurte, Catherine Salée, Aurélien Recoing, Mona Walravens, Alma Jodorowsky, Fanny Maurin, Benjamin Siksou, Sandor Funtek, Benoît Pilot, Baya Rehaz, Karim Saidi)
Two young women fall unexpectedly and passionately in love.
Captain Phillips (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Paul Greengrass; Writer: Billy Ray, Stephan Talty, based on the book by Richard Phillips; Stars: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Addirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chernus, David Warshofsky, Corey Johnson, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, Max Martini, Omar Berdouni, Mohamed Ali, Issak Farah Samatar)
Thriller based on the true story of the seizure of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship in 2009 by four Somali pirates.
Don Jon (Don Jon's Addiction) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Writer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Rob Brown)
A porn-obsessed man tries to give up the one-night stands when he meets a woman whose appeal might exceed his fantasies.
The Epic of Everest (Country: UK; Year: 1924; Director: J B L Noel; Stars: Andrew Irvine, George Mallory)
The official film record of the legendary 1924 attempt to conquer the highest mountain in the world, with a performance by Simon Fisher Turner of his new score.
The Grandmaster The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster and Labor Day
The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi) (Country: Hong Kong, China, US; Year: 2013; Director: Wong Kar Wai; Writer: Wong Kar Wai, Xu Haofeng, Zou Jingzhi; Stars: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Jin, Song Hye-kyo, Chang Chen, Wang Qingxiang, Cung Le, Lo Hoi-pang, Liu Xun, Leung Siu Lung, Julian Cheung Chi-lam)
The story of Ip Man, the martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee.
Surpise film
Gravity (Country: US, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Alfonso Cuarón; Writer: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón; Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Eric Michels, Basher Savage)
A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
Inside Llewyn Davis (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen; Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen; Stars: Oscar Issacs, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund )
One week in the life of a talented, failed singer/songwriter in Greenwich Village, New York, in the Sixties
The Invisible Woman (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Ralph Fiennes; Writer: Abi Morgan, based on the book by Claire Tomalin; Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Kavanagh, Joanna Scanlan, Tom Hollander, Perdita Weeks, Amanda Hale)
Adaptation of Claire Tomalin’s 1992 biography, which brought Charles Dickens' secret 13-year affair with a young actress to light.
Labor Day (Labour Day) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Jason Reitman; Writer: Jason Reitman, based on the novel by Joyce Maynard; Stars: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, Brighid Fleming, JK Simmons)
A depressed woman and her son find their lives changed by an encounter with a convict on the run.
Stranger By The Lake Stranger By The Lake
Stranger By The Lake and Mystery Road
Mystery Road (Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: Ivan Sen; Writer: Ivan Sen; Stars: Aaron Pederson, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, Tony Barry, David Field, Damian Walshe-Howling, Tasma Walton, Zoe Carides, Robert Mammone, Samara Weaving, Daniel Roberts, Bruce Spence)
An Aboriginal cop returns to his home town to investigate the murder of a teenage girl.
Nebraska (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Alexander Payne; Writer: Bob Nelson; Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach, Stephen Clayton, Missy Doty, Rance Howard, Kevin Kunkel, Angela McEwan, Devin Ratray, Anthony G. Schmidt, Melinda Simonsen, Ronald Vosta, Mary Louise Wilson)
An alcoholic father and his resentful son travel cross-country together to collect big sweepstake winnings.
Night Moves (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Kelly Reichardt; Writer: Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt; Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat, James Le Gros, Clara Mamet, Lew Temple, Katherine Waterston, Nate Mooney, Logan Miller, Matt Malloy, Kai Lennox, Barry Del Sherman, Griffin Newman, Bart McCarthy)
Three people plot an act of eco-terrorism.
Only Lovers Left Alive (Country: Germany, US, UK, France, Cyprus; Year: 2013; Director: Jim Jarmusch; Writer: Jim Jarmusch; Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, Slimane Dazi, Wayne Brinston, Aurelie Thepaut)
A vampire couple contemplate a changing world.
Philomena (Country: UK, US, France; Year: 2013; Director: Stephen Frears; Writer: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, Martin Sixsmith; Stars: Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Anna Maxwell Martin, Charlie Murphy, Simone Lahbib, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Neve Gachev, Charles Edwards, Nichola Fynn, Charlotte Rickard, Wunmi Mosaku, Xavier Atkins, Ruth McCabe, Shawn Gonzalez, Alan Davis)
The true story of an Irish Catholic woman who decides to find her son more than 50 years after she was forced, as an unmarried mother, to give him up for adoption.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Blue Is The Warmest Colour and Captain Phillips
Saving Mr. Banks (Country: US, UK, Australia; Year: 2013; Director: John Lee Hancock; Writer: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith; Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Rachel Griffiths, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Kathy Baker)
The true story of Mary Poppins’ journey to the big screen.
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.
The Unbeatables (Metegol, Futbolin, Foosball) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Juan José Campanella; Writer: Juan José Campanella, Roberto Fontanarrosa, Gastón Gorali, Eduardo Sacheri; Stars: Juan José Campanella, Diego Ramos, Pablo Rago, Axel Kuschevatzky, Lucía Maciel, David Masajnik, Marcos Mundstock, Diego Mesaglío, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Fabián Gianola, Horacio Fontova, Federico Cecere, Sebastián Mogordoy, Mariana Otero, Roberto Kim)
A man goes on an adventure with the characters on his table football game.
We Are The Best! (Vi är bäst!) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2013; Director: Lukas Moodysson; Writer: Lukas Moodysson, from the graphic novel by Coco Moodysson; Stars: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne)
Coming of age tale about three teenage girls in Stockholm forming a punk band.
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