London Film Festival 2014

Short film showcase After Laughter Comes Tears will also screen.

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

Listen Up Philip Listen Up Philip
Listen Up Philip and I Can Quit Whenever I Want
1001 Grams (Country: Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Bent Hamer; Writer: Bent Hamer; Stars: Ane Dahl Torp, Peter Hudson, Per Christian Ellefsen, Laurent Stocker, Stein Winge, Hildegun Riise)
Marie likes things to be safe and quantifiable. But can you measure happiness or even the weight of a life?
Appropriate Behavior (Appropriate Behaviour) (Country: US, UK; Year: 2014; Director: Desiree Akhavan; Writer: Desiree Akhavan; Stars: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Scott Adsit, Halley Feiffer, Anh Duong, Hooman Majd, Arian Moayed, Aimee Mullins, Christopher Baker, Robyn Rikoon, Justine Cotsonas, Jake Katzman, Maryann Urbano, Daniella Rabbani, James Claude Bristow)
A young New Yorker struggles to understand herself in the aftermath of a break-up.
Born Yesterday (Country: US; Year: 1950; Director: George Cukor; Writer: Garson Kanin, Albert Mannheimer, Garson Kanin; Stars: Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John, Frank Otto, Larry Oliver, Barbara Brown, Grandon Rhodes, Claire Carleton, Charles Cane, Helen Eby-Rock, Mike Mahoney, Paul Marion, William Mays, John Morley)
A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover etiquette.
Chasing Berlusconi (Jakten på Berlusconi) (Country: Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Ole Endresen; Writer: Ole Endresen; Stars: Edward Schultheiss, Morten Ramm, Henriette Steenstrup, Jon Øigarden, Veslemøy Mørkrid, Atle Antonsen, Arthur Berning, Bjørn Floberg, Hege Schøyen, Odd Magnus Williamson)
A veteran harness-racing horse driver hatches a ‘fail-safe’ plan to turn his fortunes around.
Dear White People (Year: 2014; Director: Justin Simien; Writer: Justin Simien)
Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in postracial America while weaving a story about forging one's unique path in the world.
Appropriate Behavior Appropriate Behavior
Appropriate Behavior and Spanish Affair
Excuse My French (Lamoakhza) (Country: Egypt; Year: 2014; Director: Amr Salama; Writer: Amr Salama; Stars: Ahmed Helmy, Hani Adel, Kinda Allouch, Ahmed Dash)
A Christian boy in Egypt is forced to swap his elite education for state school, where he is believed to be a Muslim.
Free Fall (Szabadesés) (Country: Hungary, France, South Korea; Year: 2014; Director: György Pálfi)
An old woman flies past six floors after jumping from the roof of her apartment block. Six stories on the poor state of humanity.
The Gold Bug (El escarabajo de oro) (Country: Sweden, Denmark, Argentina; Year: 2014; Director: Alejo Moguillansky, Fia-Stina Sandlund; Writer: Mariano Llinás, Alejo Moguillansky, Fia-Stina Sandlund; Stars: Luciana Acuña, Walter Jakob, Matthieu Perpoint, Rafael Spregelburd, Georg Tielmann)
Film-within-a-film lampoons contemporary filmmaking.
Hill Of Freedom (Country: South Korea; Year: 2014; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Ryô Kase, Moon So-ri, Seo Young-hwa, Kim Eui-sung, Yoon Yeo-jeong, Gi Ju-bong, Lee Min-woo, Jeong Eun-Chae)
A man travels to Seoul in a bid to win back a woman he still cares for.
If You Don't, I Will (Arrête ou je continue) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Sophie Fillières; Writer: Sophie Fillières; Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Joséphine de La Baume, Emmanuelle Devos)
A couple on a hike, debate their relationship.
Land Ho! Land Ho!
Land Ho! and Li’l Quinquin
I Can Quit Whenever I Want (Country: Italy; Year: 2014; Director: Sydney Sibilia; Writer: Valerio Attanasio, Andrea Garello, Sydney Sibilia; Stars: Edoardo Leo, Valeria Solarino, Valerio Aprea, Paolo Calabresi, Libero De Rienzo, Stefano Fresi, Lorenzo Lavia, Pietro Sermonti, Sergio Solli, Majlinda Agaj, Neri Marcorè, Guglielmo Poggi, Katsiaryna Shulha, Nadir Caselli, Luca Vecchi)
A bunch of broke academics decide to enter the drug manufacture and dealing business.
Land Ho! (Country: Iceland, US; Year: 2014; Director: Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens; Writer: Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens; Stars: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson, Alice Olivia Clarke, Karrie Crouse, Elizabeth McKee, Emmsjé Gauti, Magnús Kr. Guðmundsson, Þrúður Kristjánsdóttir)
Two old friends take a trip to Iceland.
Li’l Quinquin (P'tit Quinquin) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Alane Delhaye, Lucy Caron, Bernard Pruvost, Philippe Jore, Philippe Peuvion, Lisa Hartmann, Jason Cirot, Julien Bodard, Corentin Carpentier, Pascal Fresch, Baptiste Anquez, Stéphane Boutillier, Frédéric Castagno, Andrée Peuvion, Lucien Chaussoy, Cindy Louguet, Céline Sauvage, Bruno Darras, Sébastien Liss, Yacine Kellal, Didier Hennuyer, Cédric Lemaire, Stéphane Gallais, Raphaël Mourgues)
A blackly comic murder mystery develops in a small town in northern France.
Listen Up Philip (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Alex Ross Perry; Writer: Alex Ross Perry; Stars: Krysten Ritter, Elisabeth Moss, Jason Schwartzman, Jonathan Pryce, Dree Hemingway, Joséphine de La Baume, Kate Lyn Sheil, Jennifer Kim, Daniel London, Joanne Tucker, Lee Wilkof, Rob Yang, Keith Poulson, Francis Benhamou, Miriam Weisbecker)
An angry writer and his relationships.
The Little Death (Country: Australia; Year: 2014; Director: Josh Lawson; Writer: Josh Lawson; Stars: Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Josh Lawson, Ben Lawson, Lisa McCune, Lachy Hulme, Patrick Brammall, Tasneem Roc, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box, Stephanie May, T.J. Power, Darren Gallagher, Zoe Carides, Paul Gleeson)
A group of suburban Sydney couples explore their taboo sexual predilections, causing havoc with their relationships.
Hill Of Freedom Hill Of Freedom
Hill Of Freedom and Queen And Country
Mr. Kaplan (Country: Uruguay; Year: 2014; Director: Álvaro Brechner; Writer: Álvaro Brechner; Stars: Héctor Noguera, Néstor Guzzini, Rolf Becker, Nidia Telles, Nuria Fló, Leonor Svarcas, Gustavo Saffores, Hugo Piccinini, Cesar Jourdan, Jorge Bolani, Augusto Mazzarelli, Adela Dubrá, Roberto Suárez, Anouk Ogueta)
A downtrodden seventy-something Jewish man attempts to restore his pride by unmasking an elderly German beach bar owner as a Nazi war criminal.
Night Bus (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Simon Baker; Writer: Simon Baker; Stars: Kunjue Li, Stacha Hicks, Ruaraidh Murray, Keeley-Jo Jupp, Tony Walker, Sophie Anderson, Matthew Jure, Mark Drake, Kyri Saphiris, Debra Baker, Alicia Grace Turrell, Waleed Akhtar, Amy Strange, Athene Parker, Nicholas A. Newman)
Stories on a London night bus.
Ping Pong Summer (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Michael Tully; Writer: Michael Tully, Michael Tully; Stars: Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah, Amy Sedaris, Judah Friedlander, Robert Longstreet, Quinn McColgan, Logan Bennett, Maddie Howard, Emmi Shockley, Chelsea Reba, Helena May Seabrook, Joseph McCaughtry, Terry McConnaughey, Myles Massey)
1985. Ocean City, Maryland. Summer vacation. Rap music. Parachute pants. Ping pong. First crushes. Best friends. Mean bullies. Weird mentors. That awkward, momentous time in your life when you're treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know deep down you're as funky fresh as it gets.
Queen And Country (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: John Boorman; Writer: John Boorman; Stars: Tamsin Egerton, David Thewlis, Caleb Landry Jones, Richard E Grant, Vanessa Kirby, Sinead Cusack)
An Englishman signs up to fight in the Korean War.
The Smuggler (The Mule) (Country: Australia; Year: 2014; Director: Angus Sampson, Tony Mahony; Writer: Jaime Browne, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell; Stars: Hugo Weaving, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morrell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst, John Noble, Nick Farnell, Chris Pang, Lasarus Ratuere, Marsha Vassilevskaia)
A naïve drug mule in police custody who’s swallowed heroin pellets fights the urge to expel the evidence as mobsters and corrupt cops close in.
The Smuggler The Smuggler
The Smuggler and Wild Tales
Spanish Affair (Ocho apellidos vascos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Emilio Martínez Lázaro; Writer: Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José; Stars: Clara Lago, Dani Rovira, Carmen Machi, Karra Elejalde, Alberto López, Alfonso Sánchez, Aitor Mazo, Abel Mora, Aitziber Garmendia, Miriam Cabeza, Iñaki Beraetxe, Egoitz Lasa, Lander Otaola, Mikel Roman, Santi Ugalde)
In order to help the only woman resistant to his charms, a man from Seville must pass as her Basque fiancé for three days in the Basque Country.
Wild Tales (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Damián Szifron; Writer: Damián Szifron; Stars: Rita Cortese, Ricardo Darín, Nancy Dupláa, Darío Grandinetti, Oscar Martínez, Osmar Núñez, María Onetto, Erica Rivas, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Julieta Zylberberg)
Vulnerable before a reality that can suddenly be modified and become unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization from brutality.
Laugh gala
Zero Motivation (Country: Israel; Year: 2014; Director: Talya Lavie)
Dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters, who bide their time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper, and counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life.
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