London Film Festival 2017

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120 Beats Per Minute (120 Battements Par Minute, BPM (Beats Per Minute)) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Robin Campillo; Writer: Robin Campillo; Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Yves Heck, Emmanuel Ménard, Rahim-Silvioli Mehdi, Antoine Reinartz, Caroline Piette, Marco Horanieh, Pascal Tantot, François Rabette, Naelle Dariya, Ariel Borenstein, Coralie Russier, Saadia Bentaïeb)
Portrait of the ACT UP activist group, a direct action collective aiming to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
Angels Wear White (Jia Nuan Hua) (Country: China; Year: 2017; Director: Vivian Qu; Writer: Vivian Qu; Stars: Le Geng, Ke Shi, Yuexin Wang, Weiwei Liu, Zhou Meijun, Qi Wen, Mengnan Li, Jing Peng)
In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Wen, one of the victims, finds that her troubles have only just begun. Trapped in a world that offers them no safety, Mia and Wen will have to find their own way out.
Beyond The Clouds (Country: India; Year: 2017; Director: Majid Majidi; Writer: Majid Majidi; Stars: Malavika Mohanan, Ishaan Khattar, Shashank Shende)
A teenager sets out to save his sister.
The Breadwinner (Country: Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg; Year: 2017; Director: Nora Twomey; Writer: Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis; Stars: Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah, Noorin Gulamgaus, Kawa Ada, Soma Chhaya, Kanza Feris, Kane Mahon, Ali Kazmi, Reza Sholeh, Mran Volkhard)
A young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (Country: Brazil, France; Year: 2017; Director: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas; Writer: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas; Stars: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira, Andréa Marquee, Felipe Kenji, Nina Medeiros, Neusa Velasco, Gilda Nomacce, Eduardo Gomes, Hugo Villavicenzio, Adriana Mendonça, Germano Melo, Naloana Lima, Clara de Cápua)
A lonely nurse is hired by a wealthy woman as a nanny for her unborn child, but one night has unexpected consequences.
Loveless Loveless
Loveless and The Lovers
The Guardians (Zashchitniki) (Country: Russia; Year: 2017; Director: Sarik Andreasyan; Writer: Andrey Gavrilov; Stars: Anton Pampushnyy, Sanjar Madi, Sebastien Sisak, Alina Lanina, Stanislav Shirin, Valeriya Shkirando, Vyacheslav Razbegaev, Nikolay Shestak, Anna Kravtsova, Mila Maksimova, Marusya Klimova, Vladimir Butenko, Yuliya Titarenko, Evgeniy Venediktov, Aleksandr Semyonov)
Soviet superheroes take on a mad scientist in charge of an army of drones.
Lean On Pete (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Andrew Haigh; Writer: Andrew Haigh, Willy Vlautin; Stars: Travis Fimmel, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Steve Zahn, Thomas Mann, Amy Seimetz, Charlie Plummer, Rachael Perrell Fosket, Justin Rain, Ayanna Berkshire, Lewis Pullman, Dana Millican, Curtis McGann, Frank Gallegos, Craig Kennedy)
A homeless teenager, whose only friend is a failing racehorse, sets out on a trek to find his only known relative.
Loveless (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev; Writer: Oleg Negin; Stars: Maryana Spivak, Alexei Rozin)
A couple go looking for their young son after he disappears during one of their bitter rows.
The Lovers (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Azazel Jacobs; Writer: Azazel Jacobs; Stars: Jessica Sula, Debra Winger, Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters, Tracy Letts, Tyler Ross, Lesley Fera, Eric Satterberg, Janine Mitchell)
Years into a dispassionate marriage, a long-married couple, both seriously involved with other people, resolve to call it quits. To their surprise, their decision reignites a dormant spark that leads to an impulsive affair.
Sweet Country (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Warwick Thornton; Writer: Steven McGregor, David Tranter; Stars: Sam Neill, Ewen Leslie, Thomas M. Wright, Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Anni Finsterer, Hamilton Morris, Tremayne Trevorn Doolan, Natassia Gorey Furber, Gibson John)
Australian frontier drama, told from an Aboriginal perspective.
Thoroughbred (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Cory Finley; Writer: Cory Finley; Stars: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift, Kaili Vernoff)
Two teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. In the process, they learn that neither is what she seems to be — and that a murder might solve both of their problems.
Wajib (Country: Occupied Palestinian Territory; Year: 2017; Director: Annemarie Jacir; Writer: Annemarie Jacir; Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Maria Zreik)
A father and his estranged son have to come together to deliver wedding invitations.
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