London Film Festival 2017

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Adriana's Pact (El Pacto de Adriana) (Country: Chile; Year: 2017; Director: Lissette Orozco; Stars: Adriana Rivas, Lissette Orozco)
When beloved Aunt Adriana is suddenly charged with having worked for the Chilean secret police under Pinochet, her niece picks up her camera and searches for answers.
Azmaish: A Journey Through The Subcontinent (Country: Pakistan; Year: 2017; Director: Sabiha Sumar; Stars: Kalki Koechlin)
A transnational journey through India and Pakistan.
Beauty And The Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (Country: Tunisia, France, Sweden; Year: 2017; Director: Kaouther Ben Hania; Writer: Kaouther Ben Hania; Stars: Neder Ghouati)
A woman meets a mysterious stranger at a party and leaves with him... it's the beginning of a long night in which she will have to fight for her rights and her dignity.
Birds Are Singing In Kigali ( Ptaki śpiewają W Kigali) (Country: Poland; Year: 2017; Director: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze)
We meet ornithologist Anna in 1994 just as genocide is raging in Rwanda, perpetrated by the majority Hutus against the Tutsis. Anna manages to save the daughter of a colleague whose family has been murdered, and she takes her to Poland. But the woman returns to Rwanda to visit the graves of her loved ones.
The Climb (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Michael Woodward)
Documentary about six women who illegally climbed the tallest building in Europe.
No Stone Unturned No Stone Unturned
No Stone Unturned and A Sort Of Family
Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (Year: 2017; Director: Xavier Legrand; Writer: Xavier Legrand; Stars: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux, Mathieu Saikaly, Florence Janas, Saadia Bentaïeb, Coralie Russier, Sophie Pincemaille, Emilie Incerti-Formentini, Jérome Care-Aulanier, Jenny Bellay, Martine Vandeville, Jean-Marie Winling, Martine Schambacher)
A couple embark on a bitter custody battle for their son.
Devil's Freedom (La libertad del diablo) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2017; Director: Everardo González)
Stories behind the news headlines about those who have lost their lives in Mexico's drug wars.
Dolores (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Peter Bratt)
Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by co-founding the country’s first farmworkers' union. Wrestling with raising 11 children, gender bias, union defeat and victory, and nearly dying after a San Francisco Police beating, Dolores emerges with a vision that connects her newfound feminism with racial and class justice.
The Dumb Girl Of Portici (A Muda de Portici) (Country: US; Year: 1916; Director: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber; Writer: Germain Delavigne, Eugène Scribe, Lois Weber; Stars: Anna Pavlova, Rupert Julian, Wadsworth Harris, Douglas Gerrard, Jack Holt, Betty Schade, Edna Maison, Jack Hoxie, William Wolbert, Laura Oakley, Nigel De Brulier, George A. Williams, Lois Wilson, Lina Basquette)
A poor girl falls in love with a nobleman.
The Forgiven (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Roland Joffé; Writer: Michael Ashton; Stars: Forest Whitaker, Eric Bana, Jeff Gum, Vince Vaughn, Morné Visser, Terry Norton, Rob Gough, Debbie Sherman, Warrick Grier, David Butler, Michael MacKenzie, Dominika Jablonska, Shane John Kruger, Robert Hobbs)
Story of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's post-Apartheid meeting with Piet Blomfield.
Dolores Dolores
Dolores and Beauty And The Dogs
Foxtrot (Country: Israel, France, Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Samuel Maoz; Writer: Samuel Maoz; Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Dekel Adin, Yehuda Almagor, Shaul Amir, Gefen Barkai, Ran Buxenbaum, Rami Buzaglo, Aryeh Cherner, Eden Daniel, Yaakov Zada Daniel, Yael Eisenberg, Itay Exlroad, Eden Gmliel, Ilia Grosz)
A family's world is rocked when they are told about the death of their son.
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Island (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Steven Eastwood)
Documentary about terminally ill cancer patients.
The Light Of The Moon (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jessica M Thompson; Writer: Jessica M Thompson; Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Stahl-David, Catherine Curtin, Conrad Ricamora, Cindy Cheung, Susan Heyward, Craig Walker, Olga Merediz, Heather Simms, Jessica M. Thompson, Mike Ivers, Katie Kopajtic, Christian Barber, Michael Cuomo, Cara Loften)
After being assaulted, a young New Yorker struggles to regain control of her life.
A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot (Country: Ireland, UK; Year: 2017; Director: Sinéad O’Shea)
Documentary about present-day paramilitary activity in Ireland.
No Stone Unturned (Country: Northern Ireland, US; Year: 2017; Director: Alex Gibney)
Investigation of a pub massacre in 1994, when six men were gunned down and five wounded while watching a World Cup soccer match in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland.
Oh, Sun (Soleil O) (Country: France, Mauritania; Year: 1970; Director: Med Hondo; Writer: Med Hondo; Stars: Robert Liensol, Théo Légitimus, Gabriel Glissant, Mabousso Lo, Bernard Fresson, Gilles Ségal, Yane Barry, Greg Germain, Armand Meffre)
A Mauritanian encounters little but prejudice when he tries to build a better life for himself in Paris.
Razzia (Country: France, Belgium, Morocco; Year: 2017; Director: Nabil Ayouch; Writer: Nabil Ayouch, Maryam Touzani; Stars: Maryam Touzani, Arieh Worthalter, Amine Ennaji, Abdelilah Rachid, Dounia Binebine, Abdellah Didane, Saadia Ladib, Younes Bouab, Maha Boukhari, Nezha Tebbai, David El Baz, Marwa Tiyane, Fatim-Zahra Lahouitar, Dejjiti El Housseine, Aïcha Laghchim)
The streets of Casablanca provide the centerpiece for five separate narratives that all collide.
The Song Of Scorpions (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 2017; Director: Anup Singh; Writer: Juhi Chaturvedi, Anup Singh; Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Irrfan Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Shashank Arora, Tillotama Shome, Sara Arjun, Shefali Bhushan, Kritika Pande)
Revenge fantasy sees a camel driver fall for a woman who can heal scorpion stings.
A Sort Of Family (Una especie de familia) (Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Poland, Germany, Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Diego Lerman; Writer: Diego Lerman, María Meira; Stars: Bárbara Lennie, Daniel Aráoz, Claudio Tolcachir, Yanina Ávila, Paula Cohen)
An phone call about the imminent birth of a baby takes a doctor on an uncertain physical and emotionally journey.
Spoor (Pokot) (Country: Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia; Year: 2017; Director: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik; Writer: Agnieszka Holland, Stepán Hulík, Olga Tokarczuk; Stars: Agnieszka Mandat-Grabka, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patrycja Volny, Miroslav Krobot, Borys Szyc, Tomasz Kot, Andrzej Grabowski, Katarzyna Herman, Marcin Bosak, Andrzej Konopka, Sebastian Pawlak, Katarzyna Skarzanka, Monika Anna Wojtyllo, David Ali Hamade)
An elderly woman is convinced she knows what lies behind a spate of mysterious crimes... but nobody will believe her.
This Is Our Land (Chez Nous) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Lucas Belvaux; Writer: Lucas Belvaux, Jérôme Leroy; Stars: Émilie Dequenne, André Dussollier, Guillaume Gouix, Catherine Jacob, Anne Marivin, Patrick Descamps, Charlotte Talpaert, Mateo Debaets, Coline Marcourt, Corentin Lobet, Thibault Roux, Michel Ferracci, Stéphane Caillard, Cyril Descours, Julien Roy)
Political drama about a woman who becomes involved with the far right.
The Truth (La verite) (Country: France, Italy; Year: 1960; Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot; Writer: Henri-Georges Clouzot, Simone Drieu, Michèle Perrein, Jérôme Géronimi, Christiane Rochefort, Véra Clouzot; Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, Sami Frey, Marie-José Nat, Jean-Loup Reynold, André Oumansky, Claude Berri, Jacques Perrin, Barbara Sommers, Louis Seigner, Raymond Meunier, René Blancard, Paul Bonifas, Hubert de Lapparent)
Drama follows a woman on trial for murder
The Venerable W (Le vénérable W.) (Country: France, Switzerland; Year: 2017; Director: Barbet Schroeder; Writer: Barbet Schroeder; Stars: U. Zanitar, Kyaw Zayar Htun, U. Kaylar Sa, Matthew Smith, Abdul Rasheed, Carlos Sardiña-Galache, U. Galonni, Bulle Ogier, Barbet Schroeder, Ashin Wirathu)
Portrait of Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, leader of an anti-Muslim movement.
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