London Film Festival 2013

The Best Film Award recognises inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking.

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Abuse Of Weakness (Abus De Faiblesse) (Country: France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2013; Director: Catherine Breillat; Writer: Catherine Breillat; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Christophe Sermet, Daphné Baiwir, Laurence Ursino, Catherine Breillat)
Film about Catherine Breillat’s 2004 stroke and subsequent self-destructive relationship with star swindler Christophe Rocancourt.
The Double (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Richard Ayoade; Writer: Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine; Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, Cathy Moriarty, Gemma Chan, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Yasmin Paige, Nathalie Cox, Phyllis Somerville, Tony Rohr, Joanna Finata, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Jon Korkes), Official Site, Trailer
Jesse Eisenberg finds his world turned upside down by the arrival of a confident and ambitious doppelganger.
Ida (Country: Poland, Denmark; Year: 2013; Director: Pawel Pawlikowski; Writer: Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Pawel Pawlikowski; Stars: Agata Kulesza, Joanna Kulig, Dawid Ogrodnik, Adam Szyszkowski, Agata Trzebuchowska)
A novice nun comes face-to-face with her family’s past in 1960s Poland.
Like Father, Like Son (Soshite Chichi Ni Naru) (Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Yôko Maki, Jun Kunimura)
When he discovers his baby boy was accidentally swapped with another at birth, whom he has raised and loved, a wealthy businessman must decide which one he truly feels is his son.
The Lunchbox (Dabba) (Country: India; Year: 2013; Director: Ritesh Batra; Writer: Ritesh Batra; Stars: Irrfan Khan, Bharati Achrekar, Nimrat Kaur, Denzil Smith)
A mistakenly delivered lunchbox sparks romance between two lonely people.
The Double The Double
The Double and Starred Up
Parkland (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Peter Landesman; Writer: Peter Landesman; Stars: Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Paul Giamatti, Marcia Gay Harden, Ron Livingston, James Badge Dale, Jackie Earle Haley, Colin Hanks, Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Duplass, Austin Nichols, Gil Bellows, Bitsie Tulloch, Rory Cochrane, Matt Barr)
The story of JFK's assassination from the perspective of those in and around Dallas' Parkland Hospital
Rags And Tatters (Farsh wa ghata) (Country: Egypt; Year: 2013; Director: Ahmad Abdalla; Writer: Ahmad Abdalla; Stars: Asser Yassin, Amr Abed, Mohamed Mamdouh, Latifa Fahmy, Yara Goubran, Atef Yousef)
Exploration of post-revolutionary Egypt through the eyes of a fictional prisoner on the run.
The Selfish Giant (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Clio Barnard; Writer: Clio Barnard, based on the short story by Oscar Wilde; Stars: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Steve Evets, Lorraine Ashbourne, Siobhan Finneran, Rebecca Manley, Elliott Tittensor)
Roughly based on the Oscar Wilde parable, this is a tale of jealousy between two boys vying for the favour of a scrap merchant.
Starred Up (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: David Mackenzie; Writer: Jonathan Asser; Stars: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Anthony Welsh, David Ajala, Ian Beattie, Sam Spruell, Tommy McDonnell, Darren Hart, Peter Ferdinando, Gershwyn Eustache Jr)
A young offender is relocated to the adult prison where his father is locked up.
Tom At The Farm (Country: Canada, France; Year: 2013; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Michel Marc Bouchard, Xavier Dolan; Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu, Manuel Tadros, Jacques Lavallée, Anne Caron, Caleb Landry Jones, Mélodie Simard)
A young man finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception.
Like Father, Like Son Like Father, Like Son
Like Father, Like Son and Tom At The Farm
Tracks (Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: John Curran; Writer: Marion Nelson; Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth, Jessica Tovey, Rainer Bock, Melanie Zanetti, Robert Coleby, Lily Pearl)
Based on the true story of Robyn Davidson who in 1977 undertook an extraordinary solo trek across the harsh Australian outback.
Under The Skin (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Jonathan Glazer; Writer: Walter Campbell, Jonathan Glazer based on the novel by Michel Faber; Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, Krystof Hádek, Jessica Mance, Scott Dymond, Joe Szula, Michael Moreland, Lee Fanning, Ben Mills, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Jeremy McWilliams, Gerry Goodfellow, Adam Pearson, Oscar Mills, Stephen Horn)
An alien in human form takes a roadtrip across Scotland.
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