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The 53rd London Film Festival ran from Wednesday 14 October to Thursday 29 October 2009.

The Festival opened with Fantastic Mr. Fox and closed with Nowhere Boy.

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Little Indi
Little Indi
Living on the outskirts of Barcelona, Arnau raises a menagerie of songbirds and tries to accumulate the funds to hire a lawyer for his imprisoned mother.
Multi-textual examination of a mass-murder
American: The Bill Hicks Story
American: The Bill Hicks Story
Documentary examining the life and legacy of the controversial comic.
Plan B
Plan B
When a man is dumped by his girlfriend, he determines to win her back... even if he has to get her new man out of the way.
The French Kissers
The French Kissers
A geeky underachiever finds his life turning around when the prettiest girl in his class declares an interest in him - but both are nervous, and they soon discover that relationships are fragile things.
Trash Humpers
Trash Humpers
A group of elderly people film themselves fornicating with the debris of society.
Enter The Void
Enter The Void
A psychedelic journey into the afterlife.
When You're Strange
When You're Strange
Documentary tracking the rise of The Doors, featuring rare footage of the band and Jim Morrison.
Wah Do Dem
Wah Do Dem
A young American tourist is robbed in Jamaica and his attempts to reach the American Embassy in Kingston turn into a surreal odyssey.
Cherry On The Cake
Cherry On The Cake
A young girl is disappointed on her birthday.
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London Film Festival Features

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Claudia Llosa talks about Peru's history and the themes in her magic realist Golden Bear winning film.

London Film Festival News

A Prophet wins best film title at London Film Festival
French film takes top gong, while Defamation named top documentary.
London Film Festival announces new awards
Star Of London trophies to be given to Best Film and Best British Newcomer
London Film Festival line-up announced
Men Who Stare At Goats, Micmacs and A Serious Man among films screening.
Nowhere Boy to close London Film Festival
John Lennon biopic marks feature debut by artist Sam Taylor-Wood.
London Film Festival awarded £1.8 million
Capital arts event gets UK Film Council funding boost.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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