London Film Festival 2015

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Partisan Partisan
Partisan and The Wait
3000 Nights (Country: Occupied Palestinian Territory, France, Jordan, Lebanon; Year: 2015; Director: Mai Masri; Writer: Mai Masri; Stars: Yussuf Abu-Warda, Raida Adon, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Haifa Al-Agha, Hana Chamoun, Khitam Edelbi, Nour Chamoun, Laura Hawa, Hanan Dawwas, George Khleifi, Nadira Omran, Ahmed El-Omari, Anaheed Fayyad, Eman Hayel, Annemarie Jacir)
Drama about a young Palestinian who discovers she is pregant shortly after being jailed by Israel.
European premiere
Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (Bang Gang (une histoire d'amour moderne)) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Eva Husson; Writer: Eva Husson; Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Daisy Broom, Marilyn Lima, Fred Hotier, Lorenzo Lefèbvre)
A group of 16-year-olds engage in a summer of sex.
The Here After (Country: France, Poland, Sweden; Year: 2015; Director: Magnus von Horn; Writer: Magnus von Horn; Stars: Mats Blomgren, Ulrik Munther, Loa Ek)
After having served time for murdering his girlfriend, John discovers that the real pain he needs to experience has not yet begun.
Krisha (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Trey Edward Shults; Writer: Trey Edward Shults; Stars: Olivia Grace Applegate, Bryan Casserly, Alex Dobrenko, Chris Doubek, Billie Fairchild, Krisha Fairchild, Robyn Fairchild, Victoria Fairchild, Atheena Frizzell, Augustine Frizzell, Chase Joliet, Rose Nelson, Bill Wise)
When Krisha returns for a holiday gathering, the only things standing in her way are family, dogs and turkey.
Lamb (Country: Ethiopia, France, Germany, Norway, Qatar; Year: 2015; Director: Yared Zeleke; Writer: Yared Zeleke; Stars: Rediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Wolela Assefa, Rahel Teshome, Bitania Aberaham, Rohama Demise)
A boy's bond with his pet sheep strengthens after the loss of his mother... but trouble with his relatives brews.
The Witch The Witch
The Witch and Lamb
Light Years (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Esther Campbell; Writer: Esther Campbell, Paul Welsh; Stars: James Stuckey)
Rose reckons a family is like a constellation – all connected, hanging up there, in the infinite. Rose's family long to reconnect.
Partisan (Country: Australia; Year: 2015; Director: Ariel Kleiman; Writer: Sarah Cyngler, Ariel Kleiman; Stars: Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Florence Mezzara, Sapidah Kian, Samuel Eydlish, Wietse Cocu)
A boy grows up in a commune, trained to become an assassin, and begins to doubt its leader.
Paula (Country: Argentina; Year: 2015; Director: Eugenio Canevari; Writer: Eugenio Canevari; Stars: Carolina Herrera, Bernardo Calabia, Meme Santoro, Nazareno Gerde, Amelia Carricart, Pablo Bocanera, Denise Labbate, Justo Carricart, Maria Jose Sharry, Estefania Blaiotta)
Young Paula lives and works for middle-class family caring for their children. Her life takes an unexpected turn on discovering that she's pregnant by a young man who refuses to accept his fatherhood.
Tanna (Country: Australia; Year: 2015; Director: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean; Writer: Martin Butler, John Collee, Bentley Dean)
In a traditional tribal society in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal.
The Wait (L'Attesa) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2015; Director: Piero Messina; Writer: Giacomo Bendotti, Ilaria Macchia, Andrea Paolo Massara, Piero Messina, Luigi Pirandello; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Lou de Laâge, Razor Rizzotti, Domenico Diele, Giovanni Anzaldo, Giorgio Colangeli, Antonio Folletto, Corinna Locastro)
A mother unexpectedly meets her son's fiancée at a villa in Sicily and gets to know her as she waits for her son to arrive.
The Here After The Here After
The Here After and Krisha
Wedding Doll (Hatuna MeNiyar) (Country: Israel; Year: 2015; Director: Nitzan Giladi; Writer: Nitzan Giladi; Stars: Roy Assaf, Aryeh Cherner, Aviv Elkabeth, Aviva Ger, Itzik Giuli, Ilan Hazan, Tomer Kapon, Oded Leopold, Assi Levy, Ofir Nahari, Yehuda Nahari, Udi Persi, Moran Rosenblatt)
A woman with mild mental disabilities tries to forge a romance in a society filled with social stigma.
European premiere
The Witch (Country: Canada, US; Year: 2015; Director: Robert Eggers; Writer: Robert Eggers; Stars: Anya Taylor Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Lucas Dawson, Ellie Grainger)
A family of New England settlers find their faith tested when their son disappears... possibly snatched by something evil in the woods.
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