London Film Festival 2017

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The Prince Of Nothingwood The Prince Of Nothingwood
The Prince Of Nothingwood and Ex Libris: New York Public Library
Before Summer Ends (Avant La Fin De L’été) (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 2017; Director: Maryam Goormaghtigh)
Even after studying in France for five years, Arash hasn’t completely gotten used to the place, so he decides to return home to Iran. But friends Hossein and Ashkan are determined not to accept the loss of their closest pal.
Bobbi Jene (Country: Denmark, Israel, US; Year: 2016; Director: Elvira Lind)
Documentary follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she returns to the US, leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as a star dancer of the famous Israeli dance company Batsheva.
Chauka, Please Tell Us The time (Country: Australia, Netherlands; Year: 2017; Director: Behrouz Boochani, Arash Kamali Sarvestani; Writer: Behrouz Boochani, Arash Kamali Sarvestani; Stars: Behrouz Boochani)
Documentary about a detention centre for asylum seekers.
The Dead Nation (Tara moarta) (Country: Romania; Year: 2017; Director: Radu Jude; Writer: Emil Dorian, Radu Jude; Stars: Radu Jude)
Archive documentary about pre-Second World War Romania.
Distant Constellation (Country: US, Turkey; Year: 2017; Director: Shevaun Mizrahi)
Memories of the residents of a Turkish retirement home.
Faces, Places Faces, Places
Faces, Places and Bobbi Jene
Ex Libris: New York Public Library (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Frederick Wiseman)
Documentary about the library.
Faces, Places (Visages, Villages) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Agnès Varda, JR)
The director and photgrapher/muralist travel through France as their friendship blossoms.
Gray House (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Matthew Booth, Austin Jack Lynch; Stars: Denis Lavant, Aurore Clément, Dianna Molzan)
Hybrid of documentary and visual art.
Jane (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Brett Morgen; Writer: Brett Morgen)
Documentary about primatologist Jane Goodall.
Kingdom Of Us (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Lucy Cohen )
Documentary about a family's recovery after their father commits suicide.
Makala (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Emmanuel Gras; Stars: Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo)
A young peasant makes a dangerous journey in search of a better life for his loved ones.
The Prince Of Nothingwood (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Sonia Kronlund; Stars: Salim Shaheen)
The story of Salim Shaheen, the most prolific and popular actor-director-producer in Afghanistan.

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