London Film Festival 2008

Celebrating the best in home-grown talent, there will also be a British Film Boom! event to talk about up-and-coming directors.

View other London Film Festival Films by strand: Cinema Europa, Experimenta, Film On The Square, French Revolutions, Galas And Special Screenings, Short Cuts And Animation, Treasures from the Archives, World Cinema

Shifty Shifty
Shifty and Love Live Long
1234 (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Giles Borg; Writer: Giles Borg; Stars: Ian Bonar, Lyndsey Marshal, Kieran Bew, Mathew Baynton), Official Site
Wry comedy drama about an indie musician's dreams of success and romance.
Awaydays (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Pat Holden; Writer: Kevin Sampson; Stars: Stephen Graham, Nicky Bell, Liam Boyle, Oliver Lee, Lee Battle, Sean Ward, Michael Ryan, Ian Puleston-Davies, Holly Grainger, Sacha Parkinson, Samantha McCarthy), Official Site, Trailer
Tragic romance, based on Kevin Sampson's book about Tranmere Rovers hooligans in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Better Things (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Duane Hopkins; Writer: Duane Hopkins; Stars: Liam McIlfatrick, Che Corr, Tara Ballard, Megan Palmer, Kurt Taylor, Rachel McIntyre, Patricia Loveland)
Award-winning short filmmaker makes his feature debut with a story of fractured relationships.
Broken Lines (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Sallie Aprahamian; Stars: Paul Bettany, Olivia Williams, Dan Fredenburgh, Doraly Rosa, Harriet Walter, Rita Tushingham, Nathan Constance, Nicholas Le Prevost, Steve Toussaint, Sidney Kean, Jay Fuller)
Family tragedies lead to two people facing a crossroads in their lives.
Bronson (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Nicolas Winding Refn; Writer: Brock Norman Brock; Stars: Tom Hardy, Matt King, Terry Stone, Amanda Burton, Jonathan Phillips, Hugh Ross, Kelly Adams, China-Black, Joe Tucker, Edward Bennett-Coles, Katy Barker), Official Site, Trailer
Examination of the life of Britain's self-titled "most dangerous criminal". Out on re-release.
Helen Helen
Helen and Better Things
Franklyn (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Gerald McMorrow; Writer: Gerald McMorrow; Stars: Sam Riley, Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe, Bernard Hill, Susannah York, Art Malik, Chris Wilson, Mark Wingett, Kika Markham, Jay Fuller, Gary Pillai)
Futurisic thriller which paints a picture of London in which there is no separation between Church and State.
Helen (Country: UK/Ireland; Year: 2008; Director: Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor; Writer: Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor; Stars: Annie Townsend, Sandie Malia, Dennis Jobling, Sonia Saville, Danny Groenland)
A missing girl's police reconstruction prompts her proxy to fill in the psychological gaps in herself.
I Know You Know (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Justin Kerrigan; Writer: Justin Kerrigan; Stars: Robert Carlyle, Arron Fuller, David Bradley, Valerie Lilley, Karl Johnson, Tayne Sweetman, Aaron Lamprey, Daniel Flynn, Ryan Spriggs, John Welson, Nick Stringer, Christian Patterson, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Howard Marks, Claire Gage, Noni Lewis, Ross O'Hennessey, Dyfan Dwyfor)
A young boy harbours suspicions that his father is a spy.
Love Live Long (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Mike Figgis; Writer: Mike Figgis; Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Sophie Winkleman, Rosey Chan)
A Gumball Rally driver forms a potentially dangerous relationship with a mysterious woman.
New Town Killers (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Richard Jobson; Writer: Richard Jobson; Stars: James Anthony Pearson, Dougray Scott, Alastair Mackenzie, Liz White, Charles Mnene)
A skint teenager realises his life may be on the line after entering into a deadly game of hide and seek.
Franklyn Franklyn
Franklyn and 1234
The Posters Came From The Walls (Year: 2007; Director: Jeremy Deller, Nicholas Abraham)
Documentary about Depeche Mode fans across the globe.
Shifty (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Eran Creevy; Writer: Eran Creevy; Stars: Riz Ahmed, Daniel Mays, Jason Flemyng, Nitin Caanatra, Francesca Annis, Kate Groombridge, Rory Jennings, Jason Maza, Enoch Frost, Tim Plester, Danielle Brent, Nathaniel Gleed, Simon Paul Sutton, Heronimo Sehmi, Gracie Fitch), Official Site, Trailer
Twenty-four hours in the life of a Muslim crack dealer and a friend from his past.
Telstar (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Nick Moran; Writer: James Hicks, James Hicks, Nick Moran; Stars: Kevin Spacey, Nick Moran, James Corden, Pam Ferris, JJ Feild, Ralf Little, Tom Burke, Chris Wilson, Shaun Evans, Jon Lee, Nigel Harman)
You hear nothing of Joe Meek for years, and then two films come along at the same time. While A Life In The Death Of Joe Meek takes a documentary look at the life of the flamboyant music presenter, Nick Moran's cinema directorial debut explores his life through biopic.
Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Kieran Evans)
Documentary about the enigmatic artist who has recently re-emerged on the pop scene after a 30-year absence.
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