London Film Festival 2016

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The Bait (Year: 2016; Director: Buddhadev Dasgupta; Writer: Buddhadev Dasgupta; Stars: Sudipto Chaterjee, Kajal Kumari, Paoli Dam)
Three people's lives intertwine in a tale of power games.
Daughters Of The Dust (Country: US, UK; Year: 1991; Director: Julie Dash; Writer: Julie Dash; Stars: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier, Umar Abdurrahamn, Adisa Anderson, Kaycee Moore, Bahni Turpin, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Tommy Redmond Hicks, Tony King, Cornell Royal, Vertamae Grosvenor, Sherry Jackson, Ervin Green)
Portrait of Gullah family on the brink of migration.
Don't Blink - Robert Frank (Country: Canada, France, US; Year: 2015; Director: Laura Israel; Writer: Laura Israel, Melinda Shopsin; Stars: Robert Frank, June Leaf)
Documentary about the photographer.
Don't Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2016; Director: Anna Muylaert; Writer: Anna Muylaert; Stars: Naomi Nero, Daniel Botelho, Daniela Nefussi, Matheus Nachtergaele, Lais Dias, Luciana Paes, Helena Albergaria, Luciano Bortoluzzi, June Dantas, Renan Tenca, Marat Descartes, Douglas Luckiys, Ulisses Sakurai)
A teenager discovers the woman he thought was his mother abducted him at birth.
George Best: All By Himself (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Daniel Gordon)
Portrait of the Manchester United and Northern Irish footballer.
Daughters Of The Dust Daughters Of The Dust
Daughters Of The Dust and Letters From Baghdad
The Innocents (Les Innocentes, Agnus Dei) (Country: France, Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Anne Fontaine; Writer: Pascal Bonitzer, Anne Fontaine, Sabrina B. Karine, Alice Vial; Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne, Joanna Kulig, Anna Próchniak, Dorota Kuduk, Eliza Rycembel, Katarzyna Dabrowska, Klara Bielawka, Helena Sujecka)
A young doctor becomes the soul hope for traumatised nuns.
Letters From Baghdad (Country: US, UK, France; Year: 2016; Director: Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum; Stars: Ammar Haj Ahmad, Adam Astill, Tom Chadbon, Simon Chandler, Joanna David, Anthony Edridge, Michelle Eugene, Ahmed Hashimi, Andrew Havill, Michael Higgs, Jasper Jacob, Jürgen Kalwa, Hayat Kamille, Zaydum Khalad, Eric Loscheider)
The story of Gertrude Bell, who shaped the destiny of Iraq after the First World War.
Lupe Under The Sun (Lupe Bajo El Sol) (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2015; Director: Rodrigo Reyes; Writer: Rodrigo Reyes; Stars: Daniel Muratalla)
Portrait of a Mexican migrant who spent his life working in California, away from his family back home.
Magnus (Country: Norway; Year: 2016; Director: Benjamin Ree; Writer: Linn-Jeanethe Kyed, Benjamin Ree; Stars: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand)
Documenting the 'Mozart of Chess'.
The Red Turtle The Red Turtle
The Red Turtle and Lupe Under The Sun
Mercenary (Mercenaire) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Sacha Wolff; Writer: Sacha Wolff; Stars: Toki Pilioko, Iliana Zabeth, Laurent Pakihivatau, Mikaele Tuugahala, Petalo Sealeu)
Story of a migrant who joins a French rugby team.
Mimosas (Country: France, Spain, Morocco; Year: 2016; Director: Oliver Laxe; Writer: Oliver Laxe, Santiago Fillol ; Stars: Abdelatif Hwidar, Ilham Oujri, Shakib Ben Omar, Ahmed Hammoud, Hamid Farjad, Said Agli, Margarita Albores, Laaziza Ikram, Moe Mohamed Oummad, Ahmed El Othmani)
Faust meets Arabic myth in the Moroccan desert.
Orange Sunshine (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: William A Kirkley; Writer: William A Kirkley; Stars: Austin Arnold, Tyler Mauro, Francesca Galassi, Douglas M. Eames, Taylor Bottles, Michael Delgado, Gunner Greyson, Michael John Wagner, Dan D.W. McCann, Gavyn Straus, Sam Johnson)
The story of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a spiritual group of surfers and hippies in Southern California that became the largest suppliers of psychedelic drugs in the world during the 1960s and early 1970s.
The Ornithologist (O Ornitólogo) (Country: Portugal, France, Brazil; Year: 2016; Director: João Pedro Rodrigues; Writer: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata; Stars: Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, João Pedro Rodrigues, Han Wen, Chan Suan, Juliane Elting )
An ornithologist searching for black storks is swept away by rapids and awakens in a mysterious, dark forest.
Paterson (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jim Jarmusch; Writer: Jim Jarmusch; Stars: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Kara Hayward, Sterling Jerins, Jared Gilman, Luis Da Silva Jr., Frank Harts, Rizwan Manji, Jorge Vega, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagase, Jaden Michael, Trevor Parham, Brian McCarthy, Troy T. Parham)
Story of a bus driver and a poet and a maker of cup cakes and a dog walker and a week in New Jersey where small things happen
Journey gala
Don't Blink - Robert Frank Don't Blink - Robert Frank
Don't Blink - Robert Frank and Magnus
The Red Turtle (La Tortue Rouge) (Country: France, Japan; Year: 2016; Director: Michael Dudok de Wit; Writer: Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran; Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy)
The life of a castaway on a desert island.
Richard Linklater - Dream Is destiny (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Louis Black, Karen Bernstein)
This is an unconventional look at a fiercely independent style of filmmaking that arose in the 1990s from Austin, Texas, outside the studio system. The film blends rare archival footage with journals, exclusive interviews with Linklater on and off set, and clips from Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, and more.
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Kevin Macdonald)
Having reached the pinnacle of the global art world with his signature explosion events and gunpowder drawings, Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang is still seeking more. We trace his rise from childhood in Mao’s China and his journey to attempt to realise his lifelong obsession, Sky Ladder.
Stockholm My Love (Year: 2016; Director: Mark Cousins, Anita Oxburgh; Writer: Mark Cousins, Anita Oxburgh; Stars: Neneh Cherry)
A love letter to the Swedish city.
Sweet Dreams (Fai Bei Sogni) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2016; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Massimo Gramellini; Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Valerio Mastandrea, Fabrizio Gifuni, Guido Caprino, Barbara Ronchi, Linda Messerklinger, Ferdinando Vetere, Lorenzo Monti)
A journalist struggles to cope with the death of his mum, who passed away when he was only nine years old.
The Innocents The Innocents
The Innocents and Paterson
Those Who Jump (Country: Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Abou Bakar Sidibé, Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner; Writer: Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner)
First-hand account of an African migrant trying to reach Europe.
Tramontane (Country: France, Lebanon; Year: 2016; Director: Vatche Boulghourjian; Writer: Vatche Boulghourjian; Stars: Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Odette Makhlouf, Michel Adabachi, Toufic Barakat, Sajed Amer, Nassim Khodr, Raymond Haddouni, Georges Diab, Abido Bacha)
A young blind man is forced to make a road trip after discovering his ID document is a forgery.
Two Lovers And A Bear (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Kim Nguyen; Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dane DeHaan, Gordon Pinsent, John Ralston, Joel Gagne, Ash Catherwood, Joseph Nakogee, Yvonne E. Davidson, Chip Chuipka, Denis Lapalme, Johnny Issaluk, Jennifer Soucie, Brady Power, Phoenix Wilson, Justin Edward Seale)
A lonely man and woman look for love in a small town near the North Pole.
Voyage Of Time: Life's Journey (Country: France, Germany, US; Year: 2016; Director: Terrence Malick; Writer: Terrence Malick; Stars: Cate Blanchett, Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi, Daryl James Harris II, Sebastian Jackson, Abraham Kosgei, Runa Lucienne, Theo Bongani Ndyalvane, Jejuan Plair, Gabi Rojas, Shaun Ross, Mechelle Tunstall, Sanetra Stewart, Blane E. Warrior II)
An exploration of the universe and humanity's place within it.
White Colour Black (Country: UK, Senegal; Year: 2016; Director: Joseph A Adesunloye; Writer: Joseph A Adesunloye; Stars: Dudley O'Shaughnessy, Wale Ojo, Alassane Sy, Damola Adelaja, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Guetan Calvin Elito, Lily Dodsworth-Evans, Jamey May, Ayvianna Snow, Lynne Anne Rodgers, Yumiko Hanasaka, Tommy Roca, Daniel Eghan, Prince Marfo)
A hedonistic photographer questions his life after he learns his estranged father has died in Senegal.
Voyage Of Time: Life's Journey Voyage Of Time: Life's Journey
Voyage Of Time: Life's Journey and The Ornithologist
Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (Mi yohav otti akhshav?) (Country: Israel, UK; Year: 2016; Director: Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann, Alexander Bodin Saphir; Writer: Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann)
When an Israeli living in London discovers he is HIV positive, he embarks on a journey of reconciliation with his religious family back home.
A Woman's Life (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Stéphane Brizé; Writer: Stéphane Brizé, Guy de Maupassant, Florence Vignon; Stars: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse, Olivier Perrier, Clotilde Hesme, Alain Beigel, Finnegan Oldfield, Lucette Beudin, Jérôme Lanne, Mélie Deneuve, Père François-Xavier Ledoux, Lise Lamétrie, Marc Olry)
The harsh realities of a woman's life in 19th century France.
A Woman Of The World (Country: US; Year: 1925; Director: Malcolm St Clair; Writer: Pierre Collings, Carl Van Vechten; Stars: Pola Negri, Charles Emmett Mack, Holmes Herbert, Blanche Mehaffey, Chester Conklin, Lucille Ward, Guy Oliver, Dot Farley, May Foster, Dorothea Wolbert, Robert Dudley, Anthony Jowitt)
A moral crusader from small town America meets a tattooed countess.
The Woman Who Left (Country: Philippines; Year: 2016; Director: Lav Diaz; Writer: Lav Diaz, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy; Stars: Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Nonie Buencamino, Shamaine Buencamino, Mae Paner, Mayen Estanero, Marjorie Lorico, Lao Rodriguez, Kakai Bautista, Jo-Ann Requiestas)
A woman plans revenge on her former lover.
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