London Film Festival 2013

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Short Term 12 Short Term 12
Short Term 12 and Nebraska
Bends (Country: China; Year: 2013; Director: Flora Lau)
An affluent Hong Kong woman gets to know her mainland chauffeur.
The Chase (Country: US; Year: 1946; Director: Arthur Ripley; Writer: Philip Yordan, Cornell Woolrich; Stars: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Lloyd Corrigan, Jack Holt, Don Wilson, Alexis Minotis, Nina Koshetz, Yolanda Lacca, James Westerfield, Jimmy Ames, Shirley O'Hara, Peter Lorre, Florence Auer, Bess Flowers)
Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.
Cowboy (Country: US; Year: 1958; Director: Delmer Daves; Writer: Frank Harris, Dalton Trumbo, Edmund H. North; Stars: Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Anna Kashfi, Brian Donlevy, Dick York, Víctor Manuel Mendoza, Richard Jaeckel, King Donovan, Vaughn Taylor, Donald Randolph, James Westerfield, Eugene Iglesias, Frank DeKova, Russ Bender, John L. Blaustein)
Chicago hotel clerk Frank Harris dreams of life as a cowboy, and he gets his chance when, jilted by the father of the woman he loves...
The Do Gooders (Country: Occupied Palestinian Territory, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Chloe Ruthven)
An acutely personal documentary on the complexly political issue of Western aid programmes in Palestine.
Eliza Lynch: Queen Of Paraguay (Country: Ireland; Year: 2013; Director: Alan Gilsenan; Writer: Alan Gilsenan)
Portrait of Irish-born Eliza Lynch, a much maligned figure in South American history.
Mother Of George Mother Of George
Mother Of George and Locke
The Eternal Return Of Antonis Paraskevas (I Aionia Epistrofi Tou Antoni Paraskeua) (Country: Greece; Year: 2013; Director: Elina Psykou; Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Syllas Tzoumerkas, Theodora Tzimou)
A faded TV celebrity desperate for attention fakes his own kidnapping and hides out in an abandoned luxury hotel.
Four Ways To Die In My Hometown (Country: China; Year: 2012; Director: Chunya Chai; Writer: Chunya Chai; Stars: Weixia Gao, Guiqing Yang, Tiansheng Shi, Fanghe Long)
The threat posed by migration to Chinese villages.
Gare Du Nord (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Claire Simon; Writer: Shirel Amitay, Olivier Lorelle; Stars: Nicole Garcia, Reda Kateb, François Damiens, Monia Chokri)
Grisgris (Country: Chad; Year: 2013; Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun; Stars: Soulémane Démé, Mariam Monory, Cyril Guei, Anaïs Monory, Marius Yelolo)
A partially paralysed man who dreams of becoming a dancer is drawn into crime after his uncle becomes seriously ill.
Late At Night: Voices Of Ordinary Madness (Country: UK, Switzerland; Year: 2013; Director: Xiaolu Guo; Writer: Ciompi, Xiaolu Guo; Stars: Mark Fisher, Juliette Brooks)
A portrait of the frenetic East End of London.
Tonnerre Tonnerre
Tonnerre and Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors
Lifelong (Hayatboyu) (Country: Turkey, Germany, Netherlands; Year: 2013; Director: Asli Özge; Stars: Defne Halman, Hakan Cimenser)
A tale of lost love and the increasing alienation that blights a middle class couple's relationship.
L'intrepido (Country: Italy; Year: 2013; Director: Gianni Amelio; Writer: Gianni Amelio, Davide Lantieri; Stars: Antonio Albanese)
Fable about a man experiencing modern Milan in all its aspects, as he works in a bewildering variety of jobs across the city.
Locke (Country: US, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Steven Knight; Writer: Steven Knight; Stars: Tom Hardy, voices of Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Tom Holland, Ben Daniels, Bill Milner, Alice Lowe, Danny Webb, Lee Ross, Silas Carson, Kirsty Dillon)
A man drives through the night, listening to mobile phone calls, as his life falls apart.
Mother Of George (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Andrew Dosunmu; Writer: Darci Picoult; Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Danai Gurira, Anthony Okungbowa, Yaya Alafia, Bukky Ajayi)
A husband and wife find their marraige threatened by an inability to conceive.
My Class (La Mia Classe) (Country: Italy; Year: 2013; Director: Daniele Gaglianone; Writer: Gino Clemente, Daniele Gaglianone, Claudia Russo; Stars: Valerio Mastandrea)
Drama-documentary about a diverse group of immigrants learning Italian in an effort to secure a future in the country.
The Rocket The Rocket
The Rocket and Nobody's Daughter Haewon
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.
Nine Lives (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Rodrigo García; Writer: Rodrigo García; Stars: Elpidia Carrillo, Aomawa Baker, Miguel Sandoval, Mary Pat Dowhy, Andy Umberger, K Callan, Chelsea Rendon, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Isaacs, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Lisa Gay Hamilton)
Nine different characters at emotional crossroads, very different yet hauntingly the same. Nine women who find themselves captives of relationships, both past and present with an undeniable connection.
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (Nugu-ui Ttal-do Anin Haewon) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2013; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Jeong Eun-Chae, Lee Seon-gyun, Ye Ji-won, Yoo Joon-sang)
With her mother about to emigrate and her affair gone stale, Haewon faces a challenging future.
The Rocket (Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: Kim Mordaunt; Writer: Kim Mordaunt; Stars: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Alice Keohavong, Thep Phongam, Sumrit Warin)
A youngster and his family try to forge a new life after being displaced by a dam.
Sacro GRA (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2013; Director: Gianfranco Rosi; Writer: Niccolò Bassetti, Gianfranco Rosi)
A documentary journey into the lives of people who inhabit the outskirts of Rome.
The Do Gooders The Do Gooders
The Do Gooders and Late At Night: Voices Of Ordinary Madness
Short Term 12 (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Destin Cretton; Writer: Destin Cretton; Stars: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Stephanie Beatriz, Rami Malek, Alex Calloway, Kevin Hernandez, Lydia Du Veaux, Keith Stanfield, Frantz Turner, Diana Maria Riva, Harold Cannon, Silvia Curiel, Melora Walters, Bran'dee Allen)
Story of a counsellor at a foster care centre.
Siddharth (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Richie Mehta; Writer: Maureen Dorey, Richie Mehta, Rajesh Tailang; Stars: Rajesh Tailang, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anurag Arora, Shobha Sharma Jassi, Geeta Agrawal Sharma, Amitabh Srivasta, Mukesh Chhabra, Khushi Mathur, Irfan Khan, N.K. Pant, Naresh Gosain, Nihal Kardam, Aakash Dahiya, Ram Ji Bali, Chetan Sharma)
A modern-day quest to find his missing son leads a Delhi tailor on a perilous journey into the unknown.
Sniffer (Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa) (Country: India; Year: 2013; Director: Buddhadeb Dasgupta; Writer: Buddhadeb Dasgupta; Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Ananya Chatterjee)
A maverick, booze-addled private detective takes a case in his rural Indian homeland.
So Much Water (Tanta Agua) (Country: Uruguay, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Ana Guevara Pose, Leticia Jorge Romero; Stars: Malú Chouza, Néstor Guzzini, Joaquín Castiglioni)
A 14 year old girl on a family holiday is dismayed by the endless rain, but then makes new friends.
Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Sam Fleischner; Writer: Micah Bloomberg, Rose Lichter-Marck)
A boy with Asperger's syndrome goes riding on the New York subway for days as his distraught mother searches for him.
Sacro GRA Sacro GRA
Sacro GRA and So Much Water
Tonnerre (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Guillaume Brac; Writer: Guillaume Brac, Hélène Ruault; Stars: Vincent Macaigne, Solène Rigot, Bernard Menez)
A musician enters into an amour fou with a younger woman who is on the rebound.
The Weight Of Elephants (Das Gewicht Der Elefanten) (Country: New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden; Year: 2013; Director: Daniel Joseph Borgman; Stars: Demos Murphy, Angelina Cottrell, Matthew Sunderland, Catherine Wilkin)
The arrival of two new girls in the neighbourhood prompts a lonely boy to step out of his imaginary world and try real life fun and adventure.
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