London Film Festival 2012

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Simon Killer Simon Killer
Simon Killer and Kelly And Victor
3 (Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Chile; Year: 2012; Director: Pablo Stoll Ward; Writer: Gonzalo Delgado Galiana, Pablo Stoll Ward; Stars: Humberto de Vargas, Sara Bessio, Anaclara Ferreyra Palfy)
As a rebellious girl faces expulsion from school, her father, since remarried, is trying to worm his way back into her mother's affections.
Accession (Country: South Africa; Year: 2012; Director: Michael J Rix; Writer: Michael J Rix; Stars: Pethro Themba Mbole, Vusumuzi Ndumo, Nomsa Msiza)
An angry young man with HIV believes he can cure himself by having sex with a virgin.
Bayou Blue (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Alix Lambert, David McMahon)
A documentary about serial rapist and murderer Ronald Dominique, focusing on the way he affected relative, investigators and the Louisiana community.
Boy Eating The Bird's Food (To Agori Troi To Fagito Tou Pouliou) (Country: Greece; Year: 2012; Director: Ektoras Lygizos; Writer: Ektoras Lygizos; Stars: Yannis Papadopoulos, Lila Baklesi, Kleopatra Peraki)
A desperately poor boy in modern Athens resorts to eating birdseed and scavenging for scraps.
The Dead Man And Being Happy (El muerto y ser feliz) (Country: Spain, France, Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Javier Rebollo; Writer: Lola Mayo, Javier Rebollo, Salvador Roselli; Stars: José Sacristán, Valeria Alonso, Vicky Peña, Fermí Reixach, Roxana Blanco, Jorge Jellinek, Lisa Caligaris, Carlos Lecuona)
An ageing hitman goes on a darkly comic journey to nowhere.
Paradise: Love Paradise: Love
Paradise: Love and The Dead Man And Being Happy
Francine (Country: USA / Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky; Writer: Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky; Stars: Melissa Leo, Victoria Charkut, Keith Leonard)
After serving time in prison, Francine settles down in small-town North America, trying to regain a foothold in society.
Helter Skelter (Herutâ Sukerutâ) (Country: Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Mika Ninagawa; Writer: Arisa Kaneko; Stars: Erika Sawajiri, Nao Omori, Kaori Momoi)
A melodramatic journey into the disintegrating world of a teen idol supermodel with a secret.
A Hijacking (Kapringen) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2012; Director: Tobias Lindholm; Writer: Tobias Lindholm; Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim)
A brutal drama about a ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean and the subsequent struggles for survival and freedom.
In The Fog (V Tumane) (Country: Germany, Russia, Latvia, Netherlands, Belarus; Year: 2012; Director: Sergei Loznitsa; Writer: Sergei Loznitsa; Stars: Vladimir Svirski, Vlad Abashin, Sergei Kolesov)
Two men in Nazi-occupied Belarus take a third off into the forest, believing he betrayed their murdered friends.
Just The Wind (Csak A Szél) (Country: Hungary, Germany, France; Year: 2012; Director: Benedek Fliegauf; Writer: Benedek Fliegauf; Stars: Lajos Sárkány, Katalin Toldi, Gyöngyi Lendvai, Géza Jungwirth)
Drama inspired by real-life attacks against Roma communities.
A Hijacking A Hijacking
A Hijacking and Tall As The Baobab Tree
Kelly And Victor (Kelly + Victor) (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Kieran Evans; Writer: Kieran Evans, based on the book by Niall Griffiths.; Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Julian Morris, Stephen Walters)
Two people trying to survive in difficult circumstances embark on a passionate affair
Living (Zhit) (Country: Russia; Year: 2011; Director: Vasili Sigarev; Writer: Vasili Sigarev; Stars: Yana Troyanova, Olga Lapshina, Alexei Filimonov)
An exploration of reactions to ragedy in impoverished Yekaterinburg.
Our Children (À Perdre La Raison) (Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland; Year: 2012; Director: Joachim Lafosse; Writer: Thomas Bidegain, Joachim Lafosse, Matthieu Reynaert; Stars: Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Émilie Dequenne, Stéphane Bissot, Mounia Raoui, Redouane Behache, Baya Belal, Nathalie Boutefeu, Yannick Renier, Claire Bodson, Jean-Charles Hautera, Daniel Feis, Joé Michels, Eléa Gillard, Charlie Hoscheck)
A couple's relationship becomes strained under pressure from one of their adoptive parents.
Paradise: Love (Paradies: Liebe) (Country: Austria; Year: 2012; Director: Ulrich Seidl; Writer: Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz; Stars: Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux)
A cautionary tale about European female sex tourists on the beaches of Kenya.
Peddlers (Country: India; Year: 2012; Director: Vasan Bala; Writer: Vasan Bala; Stars: Gulshan Devaiah, Siddharth Mennon)
A troubled narcotics officer encounters a young woman desperate to make a big drugs score so she can afford cancer surgery.
Post Tenebras Lux Post Tenebras Lux
Post Tenebras Lux and The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Post Tenebras Lux (Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Carlos Reygadas; Writer: Carlos Reygadas; Stars: Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Nathalia Acevedo, Willebaldo Torres)
Juan and his family live in a country house, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. No one knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.
Punk (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, based on the book by Boris Bergmann.; Writer: Camille Vizzavona, Georgina Tacou, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, Béatrice Dalle; Stars: Paul Bartel, Béatrice Dalle, Marie-Ange Casta)
A troubled young man finds camaraderie and an outlet for his anger in the hardcore punk scene.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Country: US, India, Pakistan; Year: 2012; Director: Mira Nair; Writer: William Wheeler, Mohsin Hamid, Ami Boghani; Stars: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland)
A successful stockbroker finds his glittering career shattered after the Twin Towers fall, and is drawn back to the conflict in his homeland of Pakistan.
Simon Killer (Country: France, US; Year: 2011; Director: Antonio Campos; Writer: Antonio Campos; Stars: Brady Corbet, Mati Diop, Michaël Abiteboul, Alex Desjoux, Marc Gaviard, Alexandra Neil, Nicolas Ronchi, Etienne Rotha Moeng, Constance Rousseau, Lila Salet, Solo), Trailer
A recent college graduate goes to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. Once there, he falls in love with a young prostitute and their fateful journey begins.
The Stoning Of Saint Stephen (La Lapidation De Saint Étienne) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2012; Director: Pere Vilà Barceló; Writer: Pere Vilà Barceló, Laura Merino; Stars: Lou Castel, Marie Payen, Luis Rego)
A portrait of the broken relationship between an elderly furniture restorer and the daughter who is trying to get him evicted.
Our Children Our Children
Our Children and The Wall
Tall As The Baobab Tree (Grand Comme Le Baobab) (Country: Senegal, US; Year: 2012; Director: Jeremy Teicher; Writer: Jeremy Teicher, Alexi Pappas; Stars: Dior Kâ, Oumoul Kâ, Cheikh Dia)
After her brother has an accident, her father is forced to sell her younger sister into an arranged marriage, but Coumba hatches a plan to save her.
Tey (Country: France, Senegal; Year: 2012; Director: Alain Gomis; Writer: Alain Gomis, Djolof Mbengue, Marc Wels; Stars: Saul Williams, Djolof Mbengue, Anisia Uzeyman)
A man who is going to be killed at the end of the day visits the places he has known.
The Wall (Die Wand) (Country: Austria / Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Julian Roman Pölsler; Stars: Martina Gedeck)
A woman chronicles her time after becoming separated from the rest of humanity.
Winter Of Discontent (El Sheita Elli Fat) (Country: Egypt; Year: 2012; Director: Ibrahim El Batout; Writer: Ibrahim El Batout, Habi Seoud, Yasser Naim, Ahmed Amer; Stars: Amr Waked, Farah Youssef, Salah Al Hanafy)
A political thriller charting the experiences of an opposition activist in the run-up to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu) (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Alain Resnais; Writer: Laurent Herbiet, Alex Réval)
A group of actors watch a recorded version of a play be a friend who has recently died.
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