London Film Festival 2010

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127 Hours 127 Hours
127 Hours and Africa United
127 Hours (Country: US, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Danny Boyle; Writer: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Aron Ralston; Stars: James Franco, Clémence Poésy, Amber Tambyln, Kate Mara), Official Site, Trailer
The truer story of Aron Ralston, a climber who had to resort to desperate measures when trapped by a boulder.
Another Year (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Mike Leigh; Writer: Mike Leigh; Stars: Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Oliver Maltman, Peter Wight, David Bradley, Martin Savage, Karina Fernandez, Michele Austin, Philip Davis, Imelda Staunton, Stuart McQuarrie, Eileen Davies, Mary Jo Randle, Ben Roberts), Official Site, Trailer
Mike Leigh drama about family, friendship and ageing.
Africa United (Country: UK, Rwanda, South Africa; Year: 2010; Director: Debs Gardner-Paterson; Writer: Rhidian Brook; Stars: Roger Nsengiyumva, Sherrie Silver, Eriya Ndayambaje, Yves Dusenge, Sanyu Joanita Kintu)
A group of children try to reach South Africa in time for the World Cup.
Biutiful (Country: Spain, Mexico; Year: 2009; Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu; Writer: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone; Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernández, Cheikh Ndiaye, Diaryatou Daff, Cheng Tai Shen, Luo Jin, George Chibuikwem Chukwuma, Lang Sofia Lin, Yodian Yang, Tuo Lin, Xueheng Chen, Xiaoyan Zhang), Official Site
Barcelona's underworld as seen through the eyes of a hustling single dad.
Black Swan (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Darren Aronofsky; Writer: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin; Stars: Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Janet Montgomery, Sebastian Stan, Barbara Hershey, Ksenia Solo, Toby Hemingway, Kristina Anapau, Christopher Gartin, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Adriene Couvillion, Deborah Offner, Shaun O'Hagan), Official Site
A psychological thriller set in the world of the New York City ballet.
NEDS and Conviction
Conviction (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Tony Goldwyn; Writer: Pamela Gray; Stars: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher, Ari Graynor, Loren Dean, Clea Duvall, Juliette Lewis)
Based on a true story, this drama tells of a sister's struggle to prove her brother's innocence.
The First Grader (Country: UK, Kenya; Year: 2010; Director: Justin Chadwick; Writer: Ann Peacock; Stars: Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Sam Feuer, Nick Reding, Oliver Litondo, Vusi Kunene, Dan 'Churchill' Ndambuki, John Sibi-Okumu, Israel Makoe, Lydia Gitachu, Lwanda Jawar, Agnes Simaloi, Shoki Mokgapa, Melvin Alusa, Peter Marias), Official Site
The story of an 84-year-old Kenyan man's fight for education and equality.
The Great White Silence (Country: UK; Year: 1924; Director: Herbert Ponting)
The official record of Captain Scott's legendary expedition to the South Pole restored by the BFI.
The Kids Are All Right (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Lisa Cholodenko; Writer: Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg; Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Yaya DaCosta, Kunal Sharma, Eddie Hassell, Zosia Mamet, Joaquin Garrido, Rebecca Lawrence, Lisa Eisner, Eric Eisner, Sasha Spielberg, James MacDonald, Margo Victor), Official Site
The children of a lesbian couple hunt down their biological dad with comic results.
The King's Speech (Country: UK, Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Tom Hooper; Writer: David Seidler; Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon), Trailer
The relationship between King George VI and an unconventional Australian speech therapist.
Never Let Me Go Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go and Biutiful
Miral (Year: 2010; Director: Julian Schnabel; Writer: Rula Jebreal; Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Willem Dafoe, Freida Pinto, Alexander Siddig, Omar Metwally, Hiam Abbass, Yasmine Elmasri, Stella Schnabel, Makram Khoury, Shredi Jabarin, Jamil Khoury, Ruba Blal, Doraid Liddawi), Official Site
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict seen through the eyes of one woman.
Never Let Me Go (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Mark Romanek; Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro, Alex Garland; Stars: Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, Izzy Meikle-Small, Charlie Rowe, Ella Purnell, Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins, Kate Bowes Renna, Hannah Sharp, Christina Carrafiell, Oliver Parsons, Luke Bryant, Fidelis Morgan, Damien Thomas), Official Site
Adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's best-selling novel about love and loss.
NEDS (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Peter Mullan; Writer: Peter Mullan; Stars: Connor McCarron, Gregg Forest, Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Marianna Palka, Peter Mullan, Gary Lewis, Joe Szula, David McKay, Steven Robertson)
Story of a boy who finds growing up in Glasgow in the Seventies is tough.
Of Gods And Men (Des hommes et des dieux) (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Xavier Beauvois; Writer: Xavier Beauvois, Etienne Comar; Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, Jacques Herlin, Loïc Pichon, Xavier Maly, Jean-Marie Frin, Abdelhafid Metalsi, Sabrina Ouazani, Abdellah Moundy, Olivier Perrier, Farid Larbi, Adel Bencherif, Benhaïssa Ahouari), Official Site
Based on a true incident, the film is set in a Cistercian monastery in North Africa in the 1990s, where eight French monks live in cordial harmony with the local population... and what happens when violence encroaches.
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Loong Boonmee raleuk chat) (Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Writer: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Stars: Sakda Kaewbuadee, Jenjira Pongpas, Thanapat Saisaymar)
Palme d'Or winner uses a gathering of humans and ghosts around a dying man as the springboard for memories and fantasies.
West Is West West Is West
West Is West and The Kids Are All Right
West Is West (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Andy DeEmmony; Writer: Ayub Khan-Din; Stars: Jimi Mistry, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Vanessa Hehir, Emil Marwa, Lesley Nicol, Vijay Raaz, Aqib Khan, Ila Arun, Zita Sattar)
Sequel to East is East, in which the family return to their roots in Pakistan.

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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