London Film Festival 2016

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Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World
Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World and Kate Plays Christine
Adieu Bonaparte (Country: Egypt, France; Year: 1985; Director: Youssef Chahine; Writer: Youssef Chahine, Yousry Nasrallah; Stars: Michel Piccoli, Mohsen Mohieddin, Patrice Chéreau, Mohsena Tewfik, Christian Patey, Gamil Ratib, Taheya Cariocca, Claude Cernay, Mohamad Dardiri, Hassan El Adl, Tewfik El Dekn, Seif El Dine, Hassan Husseiny, Farid Mahmoud, Hoda Soltan)
Hsitorical drama set during the French occupation of Egypt.
The Bacchus Lady (Jug-yeo-ju-neun Yeo-ja) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2016; Director: Lee Je-yong ; Writer: Lee Je-yong ; Stars: Youn Yuh-jung, Chon Mu-song, Yoon Kye-sang)
A sex worker solicits older men in public parks by offering them bottles of Bacchus energy drink.
A Billion Colour Story (Country: India; Year: 2016; Director: N Padmakumar; Writer: N Padmakumar; Stars: Gaurav Sharma, Vasuki, Dhruva Padmakumar)
A schoolboy aims to restore his parents’ belief in themselves and in the Indian nation.
Boundaries (Pays) (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Chloé Robichaud; Writer: Chloé Robichaud; Stars: Emily VanCamp, Serge Houde, Macha Grenon, Rémy Girard, Max Laferriere, Alexandre Landry, Carlo Mestroni, Yves Jacques, Micheline Lanctôt, Michael Rudder, Nathalie Doummar, Sophie Faucher, Karl Werleman, Jean-Guy Bouchard, Jules Philip)
The lives of three women intersect on a small island.
Close Relations ( Rodnye) (Country: Germany, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine; Year: 2016; Director: Vitaly Mansky)
A documentarian who became Russian because he was living in Moscow when the Soviet Union broke down examines his relationship with his Ukrainian family and the complex relationship between the two countries.
The Student The Student
The Student and The Salesman
A Day For Women (Yom Lel Setat) (Country: Egypt; Year: 2016; Director: Kamla Abouzekri; Writer: Hanaa Attia; Stars: Elham Shahin, Mahmoud Hemeda, Nelly Karim, Ayad Nassar, Farouk El Fishawy, Ahmed El Fishawy, Ahmed Dawood, Nahed El Sebaee, Hala Sedki, Ragaa Hussein)
Worlds collide when Sunday is decreed a day for women at the local swimming pool.
The Day Will Come (Der kommer en dag) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Jesper W Nielsen; Writer: Søren Sveistrup; Stars: Lars Mikkelsen, Sofie Gråbøl, Harald Kaiser Hermann, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Laurids Skovgaard Andersen, Lars Ranthe, Søren Sætter-Lassen, David Dencik, Sonja Richter, Solbjørg Højfeldt, Jens Jørn Spottag, Mads Wille, Rasmus Lind Rubin, Ulla Vejby, Paw Henriksen)
Story of two brothers in a brutal children's home.
Farouk, Besieged Like Me (Farouk, un assiégé comme moi) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Hala Abdallah; Writer: Hala Abdallah; Stars: Farouk Hardam-Bey)
Reflections on Syria and identity.
Graduation (Bacalaureat, Family Photos) (Country: Romania, France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Cristian Mungiu; Writer: Cristian Mungiu; Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Ioachim Ciobanu, Adrian Titieni, Gheorghe Ifrim, Emanuel Parvu, Valeriu Andriuta, Claudia Susanu, Adrian Vancica, Liliana Mocanu, Lia Bugnar, Tudor Smoleanu, Andrei Morariu, Rares Andrici, Constantin Cojocaru)
Story of a small town doctor who is faced with a stark choice after his daughter is assaulted.
Hissen Habré, A Chadian Tragedy (Hissein Habré, une tragédie tchadienne) (Country: Chad, Senegal, France; Year: 2016; Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
Documentary about the victims of the Hissein Habré regime in Chad.
The Pass The Pass
The Pass and Graduation
Hospital (Country: US; Year: 1970; Director: Frederick Wiseman; Stars: Eugene Friedman, Stanley Friedman, Robert Schwartz)
Restored documentary about the Metropolitan Hospital in NYC.
In the Last Days Of The City (Country: Egypt, Germany, UK, United Arab Emirates; Year: 2016; Director: Tamer El Said; Writer: Tamer El Said, Rasha Salti; Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef, Mariam Saleh Saad, Hayder Helo, Basim Hajar, Bassem Fayad, Aly Sobhy, Islam Kamal, Mohamed Gaber, Etimad Ali Hassan, Zeinab Mostafa, Fadila Tawfik, Elsit Ikram, Mohamed Adel)
A filmmaker in Cairo attempts to capture the zeitgeist of his city as the world changes around him - from personal love and loss to the fall of the Mubarak regime.
Kate Plays Christine (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Robert Greene; Writer: Robert Greene; Stars: Kate Lyn Shiel)
An actress prepares to play Christine Chubbuck, who died by suicide live on air in 1974.
Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Werner Herzog)
A documentary about the internet and its impact on human experience.
Ma’ Rosa (Year: 2016; Director: Brillante Mendoza)
A husband and wife who sell narcotics to help make ends meet. After Rosa is arrested, her family are willing to do anything to buy her freedom from the corrupt police.
Nocturama Nocturama
Nocturama and Memories Of Underdevelopment
Memories Of Underdevelopment (Memorias Del Subdesarrollo) (Country: Cuba; Year: 1968; Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea; Writer: Edmundo Desnoes, Edmundo Desnoes, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea; Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés, René de la Cruz, Yolanda Farr, Ofelia González, Jose Gil Abad, Daniel Jordan, Luis López)
Charting the life of an intellectual, who decides to stay in Cuba following the 1959 revolution.
A Moving Image (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Shola Amoo; Writer: Shola Amoo; Stars: Tanya Fear, Hussina Raja, Aki Omoshaybi, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Alex Austin, Yinka Oyewole, Joe Layton, James Hamilton, Okorie Chukwu, Lamin Tamba)
An artist returns to Brixton and starts to question whether she is part of the elite who are destroying its community.
Nocturama (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Bertrand Bonello; Writer: Bertrand Bonello; Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Meziani, Manal Issa, Martin Petit-Guyot, Jamil McCraven, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laure Valentinelli, Ilias Le Doré, Robin Goldbronn, Luis Rego, Hermine Karagheuz, Adèle Haenel)
One morning in Paris. A fistful of adolescents, from different backgrounds. Individually, they begin a strange dance through the labyrinth of the metro and the streets of the capital. They seem to be following a plan.
Debate gala.
On The Other Side (S one strane) (Country: Croatia, Serbia; Year: 2016; Director: Zrinko Ogresta; Writer: Mate Matisic, Zrinko Ogresta; Stars: Ksenija Marinkovic, Lazar Ristovski, Tihana Lazovic, Robert Budak, Toni Sestan, Tena Jeic Gajski, Vinko Kraljevic, Ivan Brkic, Alen Liveric, Mate Gulin, Iskra Jirsak, Ivana Legati, Marija Tadic, Ljerka Margitic Miholjevic, Mira Bosanac)
For twenty years Vesna has been trying to forget the past which nearly destroyed her family... but a phone call from her dad changes everything.
Park (Year: 2016; Director: Sofia Exarchou)
Ten years have passed, and the Olympic Village in Athens is in decay. Among the abandoned athletic facilities and new-money tourist resorts nearby, Dimitris, Anna, a retired athlete, and their friends traverse Greece's glorious past with the decadence of today, creating a portrait of a society unprepared for the brutal fall.
Ma’ Rosa Ma’ Rosa
Ma’ Rosa and The Unknown Girl
The Pass (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Ben A Williams ; Writer: John Donnelly; Stars: Russell Tovey, Arinze Kene, Lisa McGrillis)
The lives of two young premier league footballers are complicated by an impromptu kiss.
Patient (Country: Colombia; Year: 2015; Director: Jorge Caballero Ramos; Writer: Carol Ann Figueroa Rueda)
Documentary about a mum caring for her seriously ill daughter in hopsital.
The Revolution Won't Be Televised (Tej rewolucji nie bedzie w telewizji) (Country: Senegal; Year: 2016; Director: Rama Thiaw; Writer: Rama Thiaw)
Documentary charting political activism against an autocratic leader in Senegal.
The Salesman (Forushande) (Country: France, Iran; Year: 2016; Director: Asghar Farhadi; Writer: Asghar Farhadi; Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti)
Forced out of their apartment, Emad and Rana move into a new flat. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Sieranevada (Country: Romania, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia; Year: 2016; Director: Cristi Puiu; Writer: Cristi Puiu; Stars: Mimi Branescu, Bogdan Dumitrache)
Drama set at a family reunion to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the family patriarch.
Sieranevada Sieranevada
Sieranevada and In the Last Days Of The City
The Stopover (Voir du pays) (Country: France, Greece; Year: 2016; Director: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin; Writer: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin; Stars: Soko, Ariane Labed, Ginger Romàn, Karim Leklou, Andreas Konstantinou, Makis Papadimitriou, Alexis Manenti, Robin Barde, Sylvain Loreau, Jérémie Laheurte, Damien Bonnard, Jean-Yves Jouannais, Pierre Devérines, Kevin Delta, Yves Francillette)
Misongyny in the French military among soldiers stopping off in Cyprus after a tour of Afghanistan.
The Student (Uchenik) (Country: Russia; Year: 2016; Director: Kirill Serebrennikov; Writer: Kirill Serebrennikov, based on the play by Marius von Mayenburg; Stars: Yuliya Aug, Viktoriya Isakova, Pyotr Skvortsov, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Aleksandra Revenko)
A teenager becomes a religious zealot and mounts a campaign against his biology teacher.
Ten Years (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2015; Director: Jevons Au, Ng Ka-Leung, Chow Kwun-Wai, Fei-Pang Wong, Kwok Zune; Stars: Peter Chan, Lau Ho-Chi, Kin-Ping Leung, Kai Chi Liu, Siu Hin Ng, Tanzela Qoser, Ching Wong, Courtney Wu)
Short films set in a futuristic, dystopian Hong Kong.
The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Writer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Stars: Adèle Haenel, Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Fabrizio Rongione, Thomas Doret, Christelle Cornil)
A doctor tries to discover the identity of a patient who died after she refused to treat her.
Worldly Girl (La ragazza del mondo) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2016; Director: Marco Danieli; Writer: Marco Danieli, Antonio Manca; Stars: Sara Serraiocco, Michele Riondino, Eugenio Banella, Giorgio Careccia, Martina Cerroni, Martina Cerroni, Pippo Delbono, Maria Chiara Giannetta, Marco Leonardi, Lidiya Liberman, Lucia Mascino, Roberta Mattei, Andrea Mautone, Stefania Montorsi, Marika Murri)
A young Jehovah's Witness falls for a boy outside her community.
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