London Film Festival 2015

Competing for the Grierson Award.

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The Pearl Button The Pearl Button
The Pearl Button and Frame By Frame
(Be)longing (Volta à Terra) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2014; Director: João Pedro Plácido; Writer: Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, João Pedro Plácido)
Life for a youngster in a rural town where tradition rules the roost.
Censored Voices (Country: Israel, Germany; Year: 2015; Director: Mor Loushy; Writer: Mor Loushy)
One week after the 1967 Six-Day War, renowned author Amos Oz and editor Avraham Shapira recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The Israeli army censored the recordings, allowing only a fragment of the conversations to be published. Censored Voices reveals these recordings for the first time.
The Fear Of 13 (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: David Sington)
After 23 years on Death Row, convicted murderer Nick Yarris petitions the court for his execution.
World premiere.
Frame By Frame (Country: Afghanistan; Year: 2015; Director: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli; Stars: Massoud Hossaini, Wakil Kohsar, Najibullah Musafer, Farzana Wahidy)
A documentary about Afghan photojournalists.
European premiere.
Francofonia (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2015; Director: Aleksandr Sokurov; Writer: Aleksandr Sokurov; Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Vincent Nemeth, Benjamin Utzerath, Johanna Korthals Altes)
Dramatised story of the two men who tried to preserve the treasures of the Louvre in the face of war.
Censored Voices Censored Voices
Censored Voices and Francofonia
In Jackson Heights (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Frederick Wiseman)
Documentary about the district in New York's Queens.
Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang (Country: Brazil; Year: 2014; Director: Walter Salles; Writer: Walter Salles, Jean-Michel Frodon; Stars: Jia Zhangke)
Documentary about the Chinese director.
Mr. Gaga (Country: Sweden, Israel; Year: 2015; Director: Tomer Heymann; Writer: Tomer Heymann)
Documentary about Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin.
International premiere.
The Pearl Button (Le Bouton de Nacre) (Country: Chile, France, Spain; Year: 2015; Director: Patricio Guzmán; Writer: Patricio Guzmán)
Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of two mysterious buttons which were found on its ocean floor.
Public House (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Sarah Turner)
This genre-blending documentary turns community action to save a pub into a participatory opera.
World premiere.
Sherpa (Country: Australia, Nepal; Year: 2015; Director: Jennifer Peedom; Writer: Jennifer Peedom)
Conflict between Sherpas and westerners in the wake of tragedy on Everest.
European premiere.
Something Better To Come (Country: Russia, Poland; Year: 2015; Director: Hanna Polak; Writer: Hanna Polak)
A 14-year account of the life of a young Russian girl.
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