London Film Festival 2015

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Evolution Evolution
Evolution and Office
11 Minutes (11 minut) (Country: Ireland, Poland; Year: 2015; Director: Jerzy Skolimowski; Writer: Jerzy Skolimowski; Stars: Richard Dormer, Agata Buzek, Andrzej Chyra, Dawid Ogrodnik, David L. Price, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Miroslaw Zbrojewicz, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Jan Nowicki, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Janusz Chabior, Piotr Glowacki, Paulina Chapko, Ryszard Ronczewski)
Thriller following the same 11 minutes in the life of various characters – young and old, affluent and poor.
Beasts Of No Nation (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Cary Fukunaga; Writer: Cary Fukunaga, Uzodinma Iweala; Stars: Idris Elba, Ama Abebrese, Abraham Attah, Richard Pepple, Opeyemi Fagbohungbe)
Based on the namesake novel by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation tells the story of the young Agu, recruited as soldier to fight in a civil war in an African country.
Cemetery Of Splendor (Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Malaysia, South Korea, Mexico, US, Norway; Year: 2015; Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Writer: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Stars: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram, Petcharat Chaiburi, Tawatchai Buawat, Sujittraporn Wongsrikeaw, Bhattaratorn Senkraigul, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Pongsadhorn Lertsukon, Sasipim Piwansenee, Apinya Unphanlam, Richard Abramson, Kammanit Sansuklerd, Boonyarak Bodlakorn, Wacharee Nagvichien)
A housewife tends to a soldier with a mysterious sleeping sickness and begins to experience strange dreams.
Chevalier (Country: Greece; Year: 2015; Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari; Writer: Efthymis Filippou, Athina Rachel Tsangari; Stars: Sakis Rouvas, Vangelis Mourikis, Giorgos Pyrpassopoulos)
Six men on a boat try to judge who is best.
The Daughter (Country: Australia; Year: 2015; Director: Simon Stone; Writer: Simon Stone; Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Anna Torv, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Paul Schneider, Sara West, Nicholas Hope, Kate Box, Ewen Leslie, Odessa Young, Robert Menzies, Steve Rodgers, Richard Sutherland, Wilson Moore, Eden Falk)
A man discovers a family secret.
Beasts Of No Nation Beasts Of No Nation
Beasts Of No Nation and Cemetery Of Splendor
Desierto (Country: Mexico, France; Year: 2015; Director: Jonás Cuarón; Writer: Jonás Cuarón, Mateo Garcia; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo, Diego Cataño, Marco Pérez, Oscar Flores, David Lorenzo, Butch McCain)
A group of would-be Mexican emigres run into trouble with a racist border patrol.
European premiere.
Evolution (Country: Belgium, Spain, France; Year: 2015; Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic; Writer: Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Alanté Kavaïté; Stars: Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Nissim Renard)
On a remote island inhabited solely by women and young boys, Nicolas and the other boys are subjected to mysterious and sinister medical treatments.
Office (Hua Li Shang Ban Zou, Design For Living, Gorgeous Office Workers) (Country: Hong Kong, China; Year: 2015; Director: Johnnie To; Writer: Sylvia Chang, Wai Ka-Fai ; Stars: Chow Yun-Fat, Sylvia Chang, Eason Chan, Wei Tang, Cheung Siu-Fai )
Musical set in the world of finance.
European premiere.
Room (Country: Ireland; Year: 2015; Director: Lenny Abrahamson; Writer: Emma Donoghue; Stars: Brie Larson, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Megan Park, Amanda Brugel, Sean Bridgers, Jacob Tremblay, Cas Anvar, Kate Drummond, Joe Pingue, Jack Fulton, Randal Edwards, Chantelle Chung, Brad Wietersen)
A five-year-old discovers there may be more to the world than the single room in which he has been raised.
Son Of Saul (Saul Fia) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2015; Director: László Nemes; Writer: László Nemes, Clara Royer; Stars: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn)
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people tries to save a body from the flames.
Tangerine Tangerine
Tangerine and Son Of Saul
Sunset Song (Country: UK, Luxembourg; Year: 2015; Director: Terence Davies; Writer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Terence Davies; Stars: Peter Mullan, Agyness Deyn, Kevin Guthrie, Niall Greig Fulton, Hugh Ross, Ian Pirie, Jamie Michie, Douglas Rankine, Jack Greenlees, Jim Sweeney, Julian Nest, Trish Mullin, Tom Duncan, Linda Duncan McLaughlin), Official Site, Trailer
The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.
Tangerine (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Sean Baker; Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch; Stars: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, James Ransone, Clu Gulager, Scott Krinsky, Katja Kassin, Josh Sussman, John Gulager, Ana Foxx, Jason Stuart, Anni Weisband, Frances Green, Scott Lyons, Richie Lillard, Mickey O'Hagan, Karren Karagulian, Tess Hunt)
A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
Very Big Shot (Country: Lebanon, Qatar; Year: 2015; Director: Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya; Writer: Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, Alain Saadeh; Stars: Wissam Fares, Alexandra Kahwagi, Alain Saadeh, Tarek Yaacoub, Fouad Yammine)
Black comedy about a Beirut drug dealer who is trying to go straight.
European premiere.

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