London Film Festival 2014

Also showing are short films showcases London Calling and Summer Days Drifting Away.

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

My Friend Victoria My Friend Victoria
My Friend Victoria and My Darling Clementine
6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Mark Cousins; Writer: Mark Cousins, Laura Marcellino)
Mark Cousins follows in the footsteps of the author.
African Metropolis (Country: South Africa, Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, Ivory Coast; Year: 2013; Director: Jim Chuchu, Ahmed Ghoneimy, Folasakin Iwajomo, Marie Ka, Philippe Lacôte, Vincent Moloi; Writer: Kemi Adesoye, Jim Chuchu, Ahmed Ghoneimy, Marie Ka, Philippe Lacôte, Makgano Mamabolo, Lodi Matsetela)
Portmanteau of six short films.
Charlie's Country (Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: Rolf de Heer; Writer: Rolf de Heer, David Gulpilil; Stars: Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Jennifer Budukpuduk Gaykamangu, David Gulpilil, Peter Minygululu, Ritchie Singer)
An aboriginal elder who takes a stand on behalf of his community.
The Cut (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Fatih Akin; Writer: Fatih Akin, Mardik Martin; Stars: Tahar Rahim, George Georgiou, Makram Khoury, Akin Gazi, Lara Heller, Numan Acar, Alejandro Rae, Dustin MacDougall, Shubham Saraf, Joel Jackshaw, Anna Savva, Korkmaz Arslan, Sesede Terziyan, Aida Adele Golghazi, Arevik Martirosyan)
A man survives the Armenian genocide and goes in search of his lost daughters.
Dukhtar (Country: Pakistan; Year: 2014; Director: Afia Nathaniel; Writer: Afia Nathaniel; Stars: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref, Asif Khan, Ajab Gul, Adnan Shah, Abdullah Jan, Samina Ahmad, Omair Rana, Zeeshan Shafa)
A mother takes the potentially deadly decision to save her 10-year-old daughter from an arranged marriage.
Winter Sleep Winter Sleep
Winter Sleep and Jauja
Electricity (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Bryn Higgins; Writer: Joe Fisher, Ray Robinson; Stars: Agyness Deyn, Lenora Crichlow, Christian Cooke, Paul Anderson, Tom Georgeson, Alice Lowe, Ben Batt, Saffron Coomber, Millie Taylforth, Jake Gibbons, Peter-Hugo Daly, Julian Firth, Seamus O'Neill, Jimmy Roussounis, Dean Bone)
A journey seen through the eyes of a young woman with epilepsy.
Fair Play (Country: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Andrea Sedláčková; Stars: Judit Bárdos, Anna Geislerová, Eva Josefíková, Roman Luknár, Roman Zach)
Teenage Anna’s background may be altogether unsuitable for the communist regime, but her talent as a sprinter will help her into the state-run doping program regardless.
Far From Men (Loin des hommes) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: David Oelhoffen; Writer: David Oelhoffen; Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Jérémie Vigot)
Two men batle to survive against the backdrop of the Algerian War.
Flowers (Loreak) (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga )
The tale of three women - three lives changed by nothing but a few bunches of flowers.
The Furthest End Awaits (Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Chiang Hsiu Chiung; Writer: Nako Kakinoki; Stars: Hiromi Nagasaku, Nozomi Sasaki, Hiyori Sakurada, Masatoshi Nagase)
Story of the transformational friendship that grows between two women.
The Wonders The Wonders
The Wonders and Fair Play
Germany, Pale Mother (Deutschland bleiche Mutter) (Country: West Germany; Year: 1980; Director: Helma Sanders-Brahms; Writer: Helma Sanders-Brahms; Stars: Hanne Hiob, Eva Mattes, Ernst Jacobi, Elisabeth Stepanek, Angelika Thomas, Rainer Friedrichsen, Gisela Stein, Fritz Lichtenhahn, Anna Sanders, Sonja Lauer, Miriam Lauer, Gabriele John, Johanna Karl-Lory, Ursula Ludwig, Lisa Örter)
Story of a couple who marry on the day before war breaks out.
Güeros (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios; Writer: Alonso Ruizpalacios, Gibrán Portela; Stars: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris, Raúl Briones, Laura Almela, Adrian Ladron, Camila Lora, Alfonso Charpener)
Coming of age comedy.
Jauja (Land Of Plenty) (Country: Argentina, Denmark, US, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France; Year: 2014; Director: Lisandro Alonso; Writer: Lisandro Alonso, Fabian Casas; Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby)
A dad and daughter's odyssey into a desert.
The Lost Aviator (Country: Australia, UK, US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Andrew Lancaster; Writer: Andrew Lancaster; Stars: Ewen Leslie, Kipan Rothbury)
The true-life story of pioneering aviator Bill Lancaster.
L For Leisure (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Whitney Horn, Lev Kalman; Writer: Whitney Horn, Lev Kalman; Stars: Gabriel Abrantes, Melissa Barrera, Bene Coopersmith, Benjamin Crotty, Mati Diop, Bro Estes, Libby Gery, Trevor Haav, Marianna McClellan, Kyle Williams)
Arthouse comedy set in the Nineties following graduates on vacation.
The Furthest End Awaits The Furthest End Awaits
The Furthest End Awaits and Charlie's Country
Marc Quinn - Making Waves (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Gerry Fox)
Fly-on-the-wall documentary about the artist.
My Darling Clementine (Country: US; Year: 1946; Director: John Ford; Writer: Samuel G Engel, Winston Miller; Stars: Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Linda Darnell, Walter Brennan, Cathy Downs, Tim Holt, Ward Bond, Alan Mowbray, John Ireland, Jane Darwell)
The story of Wyatt Earp and the gunfight at the OK Corral.
My Friend Victoria (Mon amie Victoria) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac; Writer: Jean-Paul Civeyrac, based on the novel by Doris Lessing; Stars: Guslagie Malanga, Nadia Moussa, Keylia Achie Beguie, Keemyah Omolongo, Catherine Mouchet, Pascal Greggory, Pierre Andrau, Alexis Loret, Tony Harrisson, Moussa Sylla, Aurore Broutin)
The story of two young Parisiennes and their different destinies
My Old Lady (Country: US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Israel Horovitz; Writer: Israel Horovitz, Israel Horovitz; Stars: Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kevin Kline, Dominique Pinon, Francis Dumaurier, Anouk Dutruit)
An American inherits an apartment... and an unexpected resident.
The Narrow Frame Of Midnight (Country: Morocco, UK, US, Qatar, France; Year: 2014; Director: Tala Hadid; Writer: Tala Hadid; Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Hocine Choutri, Majdouline Idrissi, Hindi Zahra, Fadwa Boujouane)
An orphaned girl in Morocco finds herself at the mercy of a criminal and his girlfriend.
L For Leisure L For Leisure
L For Leisure and Villa Touma
Return To Ithaca (Retour à Ithaque) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Laurent Cantet; Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Pedro Julio Díaz Ferran, Fernando Hechevarria, Alberto Pujols, Isabel Santos)
A terrace overlooking Havana, the sunset. Five friends gather to celebrate the return of Amadeo after 16 years of exile. From dusk to dawn, they reminisce about their youth, the group they used to form, the faith they had in the future... but also their disillusionment.
The Turning (Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Anthony Lucas, Claire McCarthy, Ian Meadows, Ashlee Page, Stephen Page, Simon Stone, Warwick Thornton, Marieka Walsh, Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham; Writer: Tim Winton; Stars: Rose Byrne, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Matt Nable, Callan Mulvey, Harrison Gilbertson, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Colin Friels, Brenna Harding, Susie Porter, Mirrah Foulkes, Kate Mulvany)
A collection of short films based on stories by Tim Winton.
The Vanquishing Of The Witch Baba Yaga (Country: US, Ukraine, Russia, Poland; Year: 2013; Director: Jessica Oreck; Writer: Jessica Oreck)
Combines animation, traditional storytelling, and contemporary nonfiction filmmaking styles to recount the Slavic folktale of the frightful Baba Yaga, a witch said to live in a woodland hut perched on chicken legs who roasts her guests for dinner.
Villa Touma (Country: Occupied Palestinian Territory; Year: 2014; Director: Suha Arraf; Writer: Suha Arraf; Stars: Nisreen Faour, Ula Tabari, Cherien Dabis, Maria Zreik, Nicholas Jacob, Hussein Yassin Mahajne, Evelyn Kaplun, Eli Rezik, Doraid Liddawi, Diana Zreik, Jawaher Shoufani, Oriette Zaknun, Maria Zriek)
An orphaned teenager goes to stay with her three spinster aunts, who embark on an obsessive quest to find her a husband.
Walking Under Water (Country: Poland, UK, Germany, Indonesia; Year: 2014; Director: Eliza Kubarska; Writer: Eliza Kubarska, Eliza Kubarska)
Documentary about the last compressor divers from the Badjao tribe in the Borneo sea.
The Narrow Frame Of Midnight The Narrow Frame Of Midnight
The Narrow Frame Of Midnight and Güeros
Winter Sleep (Kis Uykusu) (Country: Turkey, France, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Writer: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag)
A hotel owner gradually has his delusions stripped away from him.
Journey gala
The Wonders (Le meraviglie) (Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Alice Rohrwacher; Writer: Alice Rohrwacher; Stars: Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo, Agnese Graziani, Monica Bellucci, )
Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters.
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