East End Film Festival 2016

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Sonita Sonita
Sonita and The Lure
Adult Life Skills (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Rachel Tunnard; Writer: Rachel Tunnard; Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Edward Hogg, Lorraine Ashbourne, Alice Lowe, Brett Goldstein, Andrew Buckley, Christian Contreras, Eileen Davies, David Anderson, Rachael Deering, Ozzy Myers)
Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living in her mother’s shed, and spending her time making movies with her thumbs. Her mom wants her to move out; she just wants to be left alone.
Aloys (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 2016; Director: Tobias Nölle; Writer: Tobias Nölle; Stars: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck, Kamil Krejcí, Yufei Li, Koi Lee, Sebastian Krähenbühl, Karl Friedrich, Peter Zumstein, Agnes Lampkin, Rahel Hubacher, Haroldo Simao, Tobias Bienz, Aaron Hitz, Barblin Leggio-Hänseler, Benjamin Merz)
A private investigator is drawn into a mind game by a mysterious woman.
As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (Country: France, Belgium, Tunisia; Year: 2015; Director: Leyla Bouzid; Writer: Leyla Bouzid, Marie-Sophie Chambon; Stars: Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali)
Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't have the same idea.
Chasing Robert Barker (Country: UK, Iceland, Brazil; Year: 2015; Director: Daniel Florencio)
A paparazzi photographer finds his past catching up with him when he's commissioned to dig up dirt on a famous actor.
The Childhood Of A Leader (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Brady Corbet; Writer: Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold; Stars: Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo, Caroline Boulton, Sophie Curtis, Rebecca Dayan, Luca Bercovici, Michael Epp, Jeremy Wheeler, Scott Alexander Young, Roderick Hill, Patrick McCullough, Andrew Osterreicher)
Fable about the rise of fascism set in post-First World War Europe.
Dead Slow Ahead Dead Slow Ahead
Dead Slow Ahead and Aloys
The Darkest Universe (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Tom Kingsley, Will Sharpe)
A tale of troubled sibling relationships, alienation and aliens.
Dead Slow Ahead (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2015; Director: Mauro Herce; Writer: Mauro Herce, Manuel Muñoz Rivas)
Essay film mixing documentary and more abstract explorations onboard a freight ship.
Frenzy (Abluka) (Country: France, Qatar, Turkey; Year: 2015; Director: Emin Alper; Writer: Emin Alper; Stars: Mehmet Ozgur, Berkay Ates, Tülin Özen, Müfit Kayacan, Ozan Akbaba)
A political prisoner is released from jail on the grounds that he joins an intelligence unit of garbage collectors.
Gary Numan: Android In La La Land (Country: US, UK; Year: 2016; Director: Steve Read, Rob Alexander; Stars: Gary Numan)
Documentary into the synth-pop star.
The Guv'nor (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Paul Van Carter)
A documentary portrait of bareknuckle boxer, bouncer, enforcer, and doorman Lenny McLean.
Adult Life Skills Adult Life Skills
Adult Life Skills and We Are The Flesh
The Hard Stop (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: George Amponsah; Writer: George Amponsah, Dionne Walker; Stars: Marcus Knox Hooke, Kurtis Henville)
Documentary about the death of Mark Duggan and the difficulty of finding work for young black men in Tottenham
Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) Part 1: Before The Fall (Country: Iraq, France; Year: 2015; Director: Abbas Fahdel; Writer: Abbas Fahdel)
A portrait of everyday life as Iraq prepared for war in 2002.
Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) Part 2: After The Battle (Country: Iraq, France; Year: 2015; Director: Abbas Fahdel; Writer: Abbas Fahdel)
A documentary about the ordinary people trying to get by day to day in Iraq in 2003, after the collapse of the state.
Love Is Thicker Than Water (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Emily Harris, Ate de Jong; Writer: Ate de Jong)
Family loyalties are tested when a rich girl falls for a humble bike messenger.
The Lure (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska; Writer: Robert Bolesto; Stars: Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska, Jakub Gierszal, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka, Zygmunt Malanowicz)
A pair of mermaid sisters run into trouble when one of them falls for a human.
The Hard Stop The Hard Stop
The Hard Stop and The Childhood Of A Leader
National Bird (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Sonia Kennebeck)
Sonia Kennebeck takes on the controversial tactic of drone warfare, and demands accountability through the personal accounts—recollections, traumas, and responses—of three American military veterans whose lives have been shaken by the roles they played in this controversial method of attack.
Native (Country: UK, US; Year: 2016; Director: Daniel Fitzsimmons)
When a signal is received from the other side of the universe, Cane and Eva are dispatched to colonise a distant world.
Notes On Blindness (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Pete Middleton, James Spinney; Writer: Pete Middleton, James Spinney; Stars: Rafe Beckley, Ellie Bindman, Anoushska Bruce, Celia Henebury, Stanley Pemberton-Warbrick, Lorelei Winterfrost)
Adaptation of John Hull's audio diary about the experience of losing his sight.
Operation Avalanche (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Matt Johnson; Writer: Josh Boles, Matt Johnson; Stars: Sharon Belle, Matt Johnson, Krista Madison, Samantha Michelle, Owen Williams, Josh Boles, Emilie Paquet, Tom Bolton, Chris Gonsalves, Joe Anastasio, Madeleine Sims-Fewer)
In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.
A Punter's Prayer (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Savvas D Michael; Stars: Tommy O’Neill, Dexter Fletcher)
A man who has run out of luck decides to risk everything on one bet against the odds.
Notes On Blindness Notes On Blindness
Notes On Blindness and Operation Avalanche
Sonita (Country: Germany, Iran, Switzerland; Year: 2016; Director: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami)
The story of an aspirational young Afghan rapper whose family plan to sell her into marriage.
Transit Havana (Country: Germany, Netherlands, Cuba; Year: 2016; Director: Daniel Abma)
A documentary about three trans women awaiting surgery from a European specialist as part of a special medical programme of support.
We Are The Flesh (Country: Mexico; Year: 2016; Director: Emiliano Rocha Minter; Writer: Emiliano Rocha Minter; Stars: Noé Hernández, María Evoli, Diego Gamaliel, Gabino Rodríguez, María Cid)
Wandering through a ruined city, a young brother and sister discover a building inhabited by a mysterious hermit who offers them sanctuary.
Win Win (Country: Austria; Year: 2016; Director: Daniel Hoesl)
A satire about the global economic crisis follows three unscrupulous investors.

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