London Film Festival 2014

Showing with short film programme Life, But Is It A Dream?

View other London Film Festival Films by strand: Cult, Debate, Documentary Competition, Experimenta, Family, First Feature Competition, Galas, Journey, Laugh, Love, Official competition, Sonic, Thrill

The Princess of France The Princess of France
The Princess of France and Corn Island
Beti And Amare (Country: US, Spain, Romania, Germany, Canada, Ethiopia; Year: 2014; Director: Andy Siege; Writer: Andy Siege; Stars: Andy Siege, Pascal Dawson, Delelegne Sharwe, Hiwot Asres, Mahdere H Sisay, Atrsaw Wisenbet, Yonas An Kidane, Biniyam Kore)
In 1930s Ethiopia, a young woman escapes Mussolini’s army and is almost attacked by bandits, were it not for the arrival of an otherworldly presence whom she befriends.
A Blast (Country: Greece, Germany, Netherlands; Year: 2014; Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas; Writer: Youla Boudali, Syllas Tzoumerkas; Stars: Aggeliki Papoulia, Vassilis Doganis, Maria Filini, Themis Bazaka, Giorgos Biniaris, Efthymis Papadimitriou, Eleni Karagiorgi, Christoph Berlet, Haris Attonis, Nikolas Piperas, Manoussos Gakilazos, Alkis Zoupas, Marso Fili, Konstadinos Voudouris, Vassia Bakakou)
Black comedy drama sees a woman tries to win back control of her life.
Blind (Country: Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Eskil Vogt; Writer: Eskil Vogt; Stars: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Vera Vitali, Henrik Rafaelsen)
Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. But Ingrid's real problems lie within, not beyond the walls of her apartment, and her deepest fears and repressed fantasies soon take over.
Blood (Krov) (Country: Russia; Year: 2013; Director: Alina Rudnitskaya; Writer: Sergey Vinokurov)
Portrait of Russian life following the work of a mobile transfusion service.
Bypass (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Duane Hopkins; Writer: Duane Hopkins; Stars: George Mackay, Benjamin Dilloway, Lara Peake, Matt Cross, Charlotte Spencer)
A young boy on a council estate turns to crime when he finds himself the sole provider in the house.
Pasolini Pasolini
Pasolini and Mommy
The Colour Of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova) (Country: Armenia; Year: 1968; Director: Sergei Parajanov; Writer: Sayat Nova, Sergei Parajanov; Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Giorgi Gegechkori, Spartak Bagashvili, Medea Djaparidze, Hovhannes Minasyan, Onik Minasyan, Yuri Amiryan, I. Babayan, Medea Bibileishvili, T. Dvali, Aleksandr Dzhanshiyev, Guranda Gabunia, Zh. Gharibyan)
Exploration of the life of Sayat Nova.
Corn Island (Simindis Kundzuli) (Country: Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan; Year: 2014; Director: George Ovashvili; Writer: Roelof Jan Minneboo, George Ovashvili, Nugzar Shataidze; Stars: Ilyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Irakli Samushia, Tamer Levent)
An old peasant and his innocent 16-year-old granddaughter sow corn on an island in the middle of the Inguri River dividing Georgia from Abkhazia.
The Dinner (Het Diner) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2013; Director: Menno Meyjes; Writer: Herman Koch, Menno Meyjes; Stars: Thekla Reuten, Kim van Kooten, Daan Schuurmans, Jacob Derwig, Jonas Smulders, Reinout Bussemaker, Sabine Soetanto, Andre Dongelmans, Dani Stauder, Harpert Michielsen, Serge Mensink, Dewi Morgaine, Hanne Arendzen, Camilla Meurer, Gusta Geleynse)
Psychological thriller about a family plunged into crisis as their children are implicated in a murder.
Ellie Lumme (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky; Writer: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky; Stars: Mariapaz Camargo, Hillary Clemens, Stephen Cone, Mallory Nees, Sadie Rogers, Allison Torem, Tracie Von Sande)
A 'ghost story without a ghost'.
Showing as a double bill with The Princess Of France
Exit (Hui Guang Zou Ming Qu) (Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong; Year: 2014; Director: Hsiang Chienn; Writer: Hsiang Chienn; Stars: Shiang-chyi Chen, Easton Dong)
A woman struggling to cope with middle age makes an unexpected connection with an injured man.
A Second Chance A Second Chance
A Second Chance and The World Of Kanako
From What Is Before (Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2014; Director: Lav Diaz; Writer: Lav Diaz; Stars: Perry Dizon, Roeder, Hazel Orencio, Karenina Haniel, Reynan Abcede, Mailes Kanapi, Ian Lomongo, Joel Saracho, Evelyn Vargas, Noel Sto. Domingo, Teng Mangansakan, Ching Valdes-Aran, Bambi Beltran, Dea Formacil, Kristian Chua)
The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio.
Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem (Gett Le Proces) (Country: Israel, France, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Viviane Amsalem Ronit, Shlomi El Kabetz; Writer: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz; Stars: Simon Abkarian, Rami Danon, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai, Eli Gornstein)
A portrait of a bitterly contested divorce.
Goodbye To Language 3D (Adieu Au Langage) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2013; Director: Jean-Luc Godard; Writer: Jean-Luc Godard; Stars: Kamel Abdeli, Dimitri Basil, Zoé Bruneau, Richard Chevallier)
Musings on relationship problems, betrayal and identity.
Hard To Be A God (Trudno Byt Bogom) (Country: Russia; Year: 2013; Director: Alexey German)
A team of scientists is sent out to the planet Arkanar (still stuck in the Middle Ages) in order to set the local population on the right path to future development – but they are not to use violence.
History Of Fear (Historia del Miedo) (Country: Argentina, France, Germany, Uruguay; Year: 2014; Director: Benjamín Naishtat; Writer: Benjamín Naishtat; Stars: Jonathan Da Rosa, Tatiana Giménez, Mirella Pascual, Claudia Cantero, Francisco Lumerman, César Bordón, Valeria Lois, Elsa Bois, Edgardo Castro, Mara Bestelli, Daniel Leguizamón)
A hot summer. A private district with an enormous park. An abandoned plot of land in the suburbs and an uncontrollable wave of smoke spark uncertainty and chaos.
White Bird In A Blizzard White Bird In A Blizzard
White Bird In A Blizzard and Party Girl
Honeytrap (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Rebecca Johnson; Writer: Rebecca Johnson; Stars: Jessica Sula, Lucien Laviscount, Ntonga Mwanza, Naomi Ryan, Danielle Vitalis, Lauren Johns, Tosin Cole, Savannah Gordon-Liburd, Modupe Adeyeye, Jerome Holder, Anjela Lauren Smith, Charles Mnene, Shane Hart, Javine Hylton, Ryan Calais Cameron)
A 15-year-old girl's desperate need for acceptance leads her to take part in a tragic act of violence.
The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (Country: Israel, France; Year: 2014; Director: Nadav Lapid)
A teacher is determined to protect and support a young child with a gift for poetry.
The Lamb (Kuzu) (Country: Germany, Turkey; Year: 2014; Director: Kutluğ Ataman; Writer: Kutluğ Ataman; Stars: Nesrin Cavadzade, Cahit Gök, Mert Taştan, Sıla Lara Cantürk, Nursel Köse)
A mother's fatal joke turns a quiet village into a nightmare.
Mommy (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Xavier Dolan; Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément)
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor insinuates herself into their household.
Dare gala
Métamorphoses (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Christophe Honoré; Writer: Christophe Honoré, based on the stories by Ovid; Stars: Amira Akili, Sébastien Hirel, Mélodie Richard, Damien Chapelle, George Babluani, Matthis Lebrun, Samantha Avrillaud, Coralie Rouet, Nadir Sonmez, Vincent Massimino, Olivier Müller, Myriam Guizani, Gabrielle Chuiton, Jean Courte, Rachid O.), Official Site
Modern-day version of the Ovid tales of transformation.
The Colour Of Pomegranates The Colour Of Pomegranates
The Colour Of Pomegranates and Bypass
Nagima (Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2013; Director: Zhanna Issabayeva; Writer: Zhanna Issabayeva; Stars: Aidar Mukhametzhanov, Galina Pyanova, Dina Tukubayeva)
The life of a young woman in post-socialist Kazakhstan.
Near Death Experience (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern; Writer: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern; Stars: Michel Houellebecq, Marius Bertram, Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern, Manon Chancé)
Blackly comic tale of a man who wants to commit suicide.
Party Girl (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis; Writer: Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis; Stars: Angélique Litzenburger, Joseph Bour, Mario Theis, Samuel Theis, Séverine Litzenburger, Cynthia Litzenburger, Chantal Dechuet, Alyssia Litzenburger, Nathanaël Litzenburger, Meresia Litzenburger, Sébastien Roussel, Vincenza Vespa, Jenny Bussi, Zaina Benhabouche, Marguerite Duval)
A nightclub hostess decides to settle down.
Pasolini (Country: France, Italy, Belgium; Year: 2014; Director: Abel Ferrara; Writer: Abel Ferrara, Maurizio Braucci, Nicola Tranquillino; Stars: Willem Dafoe, Maria de Medeiros, Riccardo Scamarcio, Giada Colagrande, Salvatore Ruocco, Adriana Asti, Valerio Mastandrea, Roberto Zibetti, Tatiana Luter, Guillaume Rumiel Braun, Diego Pagotto)
A look at the final day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.
The Princess of France (La Princesa de francia) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2014; Director: Matías Piñeiro; Stars: Julián Larquier Tellarini, Agustina Muñoz, Alessio Rigo de Righi, María Villar, Romina Paula, Laura Paredes, Elisa Carricajo, Gabi Saidón, Pablo Sigal, Julián Tello, Juan Chacón )
A year after his father’s death, Victor returns to Buenos Aires in order to reconquer the life he was forced to abandon. He brings a new project with him for his former theater company: a radio-play of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.
Showing as a double bill with Ellie Lumme
Thou Wast Mild And Lovely Thou Wast Mild And Lovely
Thou Wast Mild And Lovely and Métamorphoses
La Sapienza (Country: France, Italy; Year: 2014; Director: Eugène Green; Writer: Eugène Green; Stars: Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio, Arianna Nastro, Hervé Compagne, Sabine Ponte, Gilles Tonnelé, Nathalie Chazeau, Irene Fittabile, Michele Franco, Jon Firman, Mario Bois, Clément Cogitore, Maria Chiara Malta, Sébastien Laudenbach)
A couple whose relationship is in crisis strike up a friendship with two teenagers.
A Second Chance (En Chance Til) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Susanne Bier; Writer: Anders Thomas Jensen; Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Thomas Bo Larsen, Maria Bonnevie, Peter Haber, Molly Blixt Egelind, Ewa Fröling, Roland Møller, Charlotte Fich, Bodil Jørgensen, May Andersen, Mille Lehfeldt, Sarah Juel Werner, Frederik Meldal Nørgaard)
How far are decent people willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust?
Shadow Days (Gui ri zi) (Country: China; Year: 2014; Director: Zhao Dayong; Writer: Zhao Dayong; Stars: Li Ziqian)
Trouble brews for a man and his pregnant girlfriend when they return to his remote birthplace.
The Strange Familiar (Country: Sri Lanka; Year: 2014; Director: Malith Hegoda; Writer: Boopathy Nalin Wickramage; Stars: Samadhi Laksiri, Bimal Jayakodi, Jagath Manuwarna, Lakshman Mendis, Chamila Peiris, Kaushalaya Fernando, Dayadewa Edirisinghe, Prasanna Mahagamage, Kushenya Sayumi Fonseka, Dilshani Perera, Athula Pathirana, Nadee Kammellaweera, Ananda Premalal, Chaminda Sampath Jayaweera, Samanalee Fonseka)
A Singhalese couple and their families struggle to come to terms with the emotional wreckage caused by an extra-marital affair.
Thou Wast Mild And Lovely (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Josephine Decker; Writer: David Barker, Josephine Decker, Josephine Decker; Stars: Joe Swanberg, Sophie Traub, Robert Longstreet, Kristin Slaysman, Matt Orme)
Romance - and trouble - brew on a farm in Kentucky.
Exit Exit
Exit and Ellie Lumme
Titli (Country: India; Year: 2014; Director: Kanu Behl; Writer: Kanu Behl, Sharat Katariya; Stars: Ranvir Shorey, Shashank Arora, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Amit Sial, Prashant Singh, Lalit Behl)
The youngest of a car-jacking gang plots to escape the business.
Two Shots Fired (Dos Disparos, Two Gunshots) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2014; Director: Martín Rejtman; Writer: Martín Rejtman)
After a teenager shoots himself and survives, those around him must live with the consequences.
White Bird In A Blizzard (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Gregg Araki; Writer: Gregg Araki, based on the novel by Laura Kasischke; Stars: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Angela Bassett, Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe, Jacob Artist, Shiloh Fernandez, Dale Dickey, Sheryl Lee, Ava Acres, Mark Indelicato, Brenda Koo, Michael Patrick McGill, Colette Stone, Brandy Futch)
A teenager's life is thrown into turmoil when her mother disappears.
The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) (Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Tetsuya Nakashima; Writer: Akio Fukamachi, Nobuhiro Monma, Tetsuya Nakashima, Miako Tadano; Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Jô Odagiri, Fumi Nikaidô, Ai Hashimoto, Jun Kunimura, Hiroya Shimizu, Miki Nakatani, Munetaka Aoki, Emma, Kanji Furutachi, Megumi Hataraya, Shôno Hayama, Jin Hoshino)
A wayward ex-detective investigates his daughter’s disappearance.
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