London Film Festival 2011

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Les Enfants du Paradis Les Enfants du Paradis
Les Enfants du Paradis and We Can't Go Home Again
America, America (Country: USA; Year: 1963; Director: Elia Kazan; Writer: Elia Kazan; Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Harry Davis, Elena Karam, John Marley)
Kazan's personal but epic paean to the thousands of Old World immigrants who dreamed of passage to their promised land, America.
Bye Bye Birdie (Country: USA; Year: 1963; Director: George Sidney; Writer: Irving Brecher; Stars: Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell)
A young Ann-Margret bursts on to the screen in this beautifully restored musical satire on 50s rock 'n' roll and Elvis-worship.
The Caine Mutiny (Country: USA; Year: 1954; Director: Edward Dmytryk; Writer: Stanley Roberts, Michael Blankfort; Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Jos Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis)
Edward Dmytryk's handsome screen version of Herman Wouk's epic novel about a naval officer (Humphrey Bogart) cracking under the strain of command in WW2.
Cry Danger (Country: USA; Year: 1954; Director: Robert Parrish; Writer: William Bowers; Stars: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad, Regis Toomey)
Neglected film noir gem, feature debut of director Robert Parrish, starring tough Dick Powell as a wronged ex-convict with revenge on his mind.
Les Enfants du Paradis (Children Of Paradise) (Country: France; Year: 1945; Director: Marcel Carne; Writer: Jacques Prvert; Stars: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Maria Casars, Marcel Herrand)
Four men compete for the affections of Garance, a free spirited courtesan.
Wonderful London Wonderful London
Wonderful London and Law of the Border
The Goose Woman (Country: USA; Year: 1925; Director: Clarence Brown; Writer: Melville Brown, Charles Furthman; Stars: Louise Dresser, Jack Pickford, Constance Bennett, Gustav von Seyffertitz)
Rediscovered silent melodrama based on a notorious contemporary murder case, directed by reliable Hollywood veteran Clarence Brown and starring Louise Dresser.
Law of the Border (Country: Turkey; Year: 1966; Director: Lüfti Akad; Writer: Lüfti Akad, Yilmaz G Üney; Stars: Yilmaz Güney, Pervin Par, Hikmet Olgun, Erol Tas, Tuncel Kurtiz)
Powerful and radical smuggling drama from Turkey, starring the great Yilmaz Güney, rescued and restored by Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation.
The Machine That Kills Bad People (Country: Italy; Year: 1952; Director: Roberto Rossellini; Writer: Sergio Amidei, Giancarlo Vigorelli, Franco Brusati, Liana Ferri, Roberto Rossellini; Stars: Gennaro Pisano, Marilyn Buferd, William Tubbs, Helen Tubbs, Giovanni Amato)
Rossellini's rarely-seen satirical fantasy, now restored, about a photographer whose magic camera has the power to kill the greedy and the corrupt.
Point of Order! (Country: USA; Year: 1964; Director: Emile de Antonio, Dan Talbot; Writer: Robert Duncan)
Searing expose of the controversial 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings in a landmark political documentary edited from live TV recordings.
Rainbow Over Texas + Under Western Stars (Country: USA; Year: 1947; Director: Frank MacDonald; Writer: Max Brand, Gerald Geraghty; Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Sheldon Leonard, Emmett Keane)
Timely centenary tribute to popular singing cowboy Roy Rogers, with newly-restored revivals of two of his best sagebrush sagas.
Shin-Heike Monogatari Shin-Heike Monogatari
Shin-Heike Monogatari and Wanda
Shin-Heike Monogatari (Country: Japan; Year: 1955; Director: Kenji Mizoguchi; Writer: Yoshikata Yoda, Masashige Narusawa, Hisakazu Tsuji; Stars: Raiz Ichikawa, Michiyo Kogure, Eijir Yanagi, Ichijir Oya, Yoshiko Kuga)
A sumptuous samurai period drama in colour from Japanese master stylist Mizoguchi, newly restored by Tokyo's Museum of Modern Art.
Wanda (Country: USA; Year: 1970; Director: Barbara Loden; Writer: Barbara Loden; Stars: Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Frank Jourdano, Valerie Manches, Dorothy Shupenes)
Barabara Loden's brilliant one-off, independent, classic road-movie, in which heroine Wanda embarks on an odyssey of petty crime across seedy middle America.
We Can't Go Home Again (Country: USA; Year: 1976; Director: Nicholas Ray; Writer: Nicholas Ray, Susan Schwartz; Stars: Nicholas Ray, Tom Farrell, Leslie Levinson, Richie Bock)
A companion piece to Don't Expect Too Much, We Can't Go Home Again is an experimental vision of disillusioned American youth in the Seventies.
Wonderful London (Country: UK; Year: 1924; Director: Harry B Parkinson, Frank Miller)
From Hackney to Chelsea in the company of the great 1920s British travelogue.

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