London Film Festival 2011

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The Kid With A Bike The Kid With A Bike
The Kid With A Bike and We Have a Pope
360 (Country: UK, Austria, France, Brazil; Year: 2011; Director: Fernando Meirelles; Writer: Peter Morgan; Stars: Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jamel Debbouze, Dinara Drukarova)
A dynamic, star-studded study of love in the 21st century.
Anonymous (Country: UK, Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Roland Emmerich; Writer: John Orloff; Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis)
A star-studded British cast graces Roland Emmerich's exploration of the contested authorship of Shakespeare's works.
The Artist (Country: France, US, Belgium; Year: 2011; Director: Michel Hazanavicius; Writer: Michel Hazanavicius; Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Uggie, Malcolm McDowell, John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller)
A silent film star fears the advent of the 'talkies' will end his career.
Coriolanus (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Ralph Fiennes; Writer: John Logan, from the play by William Shakespeare; Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain, James Nesbit)
Contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's play of political power and intrigue.
A Dangerous Method (Country: France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Canada; Year: 2011; Director: David Cronenberg; Writer: Christopher Hampton; Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel)
Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and Keira Knightley star in David Cronenberg's look at the early days of psychoanalysis.
The Deep Blue Sea The Deep Blue Sea
The Deep Blue Sea and Anonymous
The Deep Blue Sea (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Terence Davies; Writer: Terence Davies, based on the play by Terence Rattigan; Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Ann Mitchell, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sarah Kants, Jolyon Coy, Elisha Stimson), Trailer
A married woman faces emotional turmoil after she falls for another man.
The Descendants (Country: USA; Year: 2011; Director: Alexander Payne; Writer: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash; Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer)
A father is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future.
The First Born (Country: UK; Year: 1928; Director: Miles Mander; Writer: Alma Reville, Miles Mander; Stars: Miles Mander, Madeleine Carroll, John Loder, Margot Armand, Ella Atherton)
The sex lives of the upper classes come under scrutiny in this tour de force of late silent British cinema.
The Ides Of March (Country: USA; Year: 2011; Director: George Clooney; Writer: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, based on the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon; Stars: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti)
Exploration of dirty politics on the campaign trail.
The Kid With A Bike (Le gamin au vélo) (Country: Belgium, France, Italy; Year: 2011; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Writer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Stars: Thomas Doret, Ccile de France, Jrmie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione), Official Site
A young boy searches for his father and his bike.
Trishna Trishna
Trishna and The Descendants
Shame (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Steve McQueen; Writer: Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan; Stars: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Hannah Ware, Elizabeth Masucci, Amy Hargreaves, Lucy Walters, Robert Montano, Jake Richard Siciliano, Anna Rose Hopkins, Alexandra Vino, Frank Harts, Briana Marin, Alex Manette)
A thirtysomething finds his life spiral out of control after his sister moves into his apartment.
Tales Of The Night (Princes And Princesses) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Michel Ocelot; Writer: Michel Ocelot; Stars: Julien Bramis, Marine Griset, Michel Elias)
Enchanting, magical tales told using silhouette animation and screened in 3D.
Trishna (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Michael Winterbottom; Writer: Michael Winterbottom; Stars: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Roshan Seth), Trailer
A young woman falls prey to a fatal attraction in this reworking of Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, transposed to modern day India.
W.E. (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Madonna; Writer: Madonna, Alek Keshishian; Stars: Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac, James D'Arcy)
Madonna directs this rich, elegantly structured story of two women, decades apart, confronting the consequences of desire.
We Have a Pope (Habemus Papam) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2011; Director: Nanni Moretti; Writer: Nanni Moretti, Francesco Piccolo, Frederica Pontremoli; Stars: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Margherita Buy, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa)
Tragi-comic depiction of events surrounding the election of a new Pope in Nanni Moretti's searching, satirical sideswipe at the Catholic Church in Italy.
360 360
360 and Shame
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Country: UK, USA; Year: 2011; Director: Lynne Ramsay; Writer: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Stewart Kinnear, based on the novel by Lionel Schriver; Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Rock Duer, Ashley Gerasimovich), Trailer
The much-anticipated film based on Lionel Shriver's Orange Prize-winning novel about a mother at odds with her dangerous son.

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