London Film Festival 2010

Classic films brought back to the big screen especially for the festival audience.

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Boudu Saved from Drowning Boudu Saved from Drowning
Boudu Saved from Drowning and Pandora's Box
Boudu Saved from Drowning (Country: France; Year: 1932; Director: Jean Renoir; Writer: Jean Renoirand Albert Valentin, based on the play by René Fauchois.; Stars: Michel Simon, Charles Granval, Marcelle Hainia, Sévérine Lerczinska)
A suicidal tramp rescued from the Seine seduces his middle class saviour's wife and maid.
The Bridge On The River Kwai (Country: UK; Year: 1957; Director: David Lean; Writer: Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman, Calder Willingham, Pierre Boulle; Stars: Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa)
An exhausted group of prisoners of war are forced to build a bridge, yet keep their spirits high.
A Brighter Summer Day (Country: Taiwan; Year: 1991; Director: Edward Yang; Writer: Edward Yang, Yan Hangya, Yang Shunqing, Lai Mingtang; Stars: Zhang Zhen,Lisa Yang, Zhang Guozhu, Elaine Jin, Wang Juan)
Schoolboy gangs in Sixties Taiwan become obsessed by US culture.
Gunnar Hedes Saga (Country: Sweden; Year: 1923; Director: Mauritz Stiller; Writer: Mauritz Stiller and Alma Söderhjelm, based on the book by Selma Lagerlöf.; Stars: Einar Hanson, Mary Johnson, Pauline Brunius, Hugo Björne, Stina Berg)
A sensitive young man obsessed with love, music and reindeer rejects his duty to the family business.
Man With A Movie Camera (Country: Russia; Year: 1929; Director: Dziga Vertov)
A montage exploring great Soviet cities in the early years of Communism. Read our review of the Michael Nyman accompanied version.
The Match King (Country: US; Year: 1932; Director: William Keighley, Howard Bretherton; Writer: Houston Branch, Sidney Sutherland; Stars: Warren William, Lili Damita, Glenda Farrell, Alan Hale)
Financial corruption develops as a swindler takes control of the match industry.
The Mayor Of Hell (Country: US; Year: 1933; Director: Archie Mayo; Writer: Edward Chodorov; Stars: James Cagney,Frankie Darro, Madge Evans, Dudley Digges)
An ex-con's connections get him a job as supervisor at a reform school, but he soon bonds with the kids whose troubled backgrounds he can relate to.
Picnic (Country: US; Year: 1955; Director: Joshua Logan; Writer: Daniel Taradash, based on the play by William Inge.; Stars: William Holden, Kim Novak, Susan Strasberg, Rosalind Russell, Cliff Robertson)
A handsome yet caddish drifter stirs up trouble in small town America.
Pandora's Box (Die Büchse Der Pandora) (Country: Germany; Year: 1929; Director: GW Pabst; Writer: Ladislaus Vajda, based on the plays of Frank Wedekind; Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer, Gustav Diessl, Alice Roberts)
A beautiful young woman exploits her sexuality to enjoy freedom and power in 1880s London.
Rite Of Spring (Country: Portugal; Year: 1963; Director: Manoel de Oliveira; Writer: Manoel de Oliveira; Stars: Nicolau Nunes da Silva, Ermelinda Pires, Maria Madalena, Amélia Chaves)
A group of farmers set out to produce their annual Passion Play.
Sunny Side Up (Country: US; Year: 1929; Director: David Butler; Writer: David Butler, Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson; Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, El Brendel, Marjorie White, Joe Brown)
A musical about a poor New York City girl who falls in love with a rich Long Island boy.
Turnabout (Country: US; Year: 1940; Director: Hal Roach; Writer: Mickell Novak, Berne Giler and John McClain, based on the novel by Thorne Smith.; Stars: John Hubbard, Carole Landis, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Astor, William Gargan)
A husband and wife, always at odds, accidentally have their personalities swapped by a mysterious Hindu idol.
Wild River (Country: US; Year: 1960; Director: Elia Kazan; Writer: Paul Osborn; Stars: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi)
An old woman battles to stay in her home when politicians want her to move so a dam can be built.
Word Is Out (Country: US; Year: 1977; Director: Peter Adair, Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein)
A documentary about the developing gay rights movement in the US, the first to be made by gay people themselves.
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