London Film Festival 2012

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Reality Reality
Reality and White Elephant
Children Of Sarajevo (Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Turkey; Year: 2012; Director: Aida Begić; Writer: Aida Begić; Stars: Marija Pikić, Ismir Gagula, Nikola Đuričko)
A devout young woman discovers that her younger brother is keeping worrying secrets in a country where neither have experienced any stability in their upbringing.
The Delay (La demora) (Country: Uruguay, Mexico, France; Year: 2012; Director: Rodrigo Plá; Writer: Laura Santullo; Stars: Carlos Vallarino, Roxana Blanco)
An overworked and underpaid, a forty-something mother of three is driven to abandon her senile father so she can take better care of her children.
Dormant Beauty (Bella Addormentata) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2012; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Marco Bellocchio, Veronica Raimo, Stefano Rulli; Stars: Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher)
Three stories explore Italian concerns in the context of a famous euthanasia case.
The Hunt (Country: Denmark; Year: 2012; Director: Thomas Vinterberg; Writer: Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm; Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp)
A much loved teacher's world is shattered when a pupil accuses him of sexual molestation.
Hold Back (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Rachid Djaïdani; Writer: Rachid Djaïdani; Stars: Slimane Dazi, Stéphane Soo Mongo, Sabrina Hamida)
Family tensions flare when an Arab Muslim woman falls in love with a black Christian man.
The Hunt The Hunt
The Hunt and Zaytoun
Made In Ash (Až Do Města Aš) (Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic; Year: 2012; Director: Iveta Grófová; Writer: Iveta Grófová, Marek Leščák; Stars: Dorota Bíllá, Silvia Halušicová, Robin Horký)
Following redundancy, a young woman is forced to accept whatever she can get - even in her love life.
Normal School (Escuela normal) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Celina Murga)
Documentary tracking student council elections at a school in Parana, Argentina.
The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Sophie Fiennes; Stars: Slavoj Žižek)
A documentary exploring the film criticism and philosophy of Slavoj Žižek.
Pilgrim Hill (Country: Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Gerard Barrett; Writer: Gerard Barrett; Stars: Joe Mullins, Muiris Crowley, Corina Gough)
A quiet, uneducated man who cares for the family farm and his ailing father is unprepared when his life undergoes a dramatic change.
The Pirogue (Country: Senegal, France; Year: 2012; Director: Moussa Touré; Writer: Eric Névé, David Bouchet; Stars: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Laïty Fall, Malamine Dramé ‘Yalenguen’)
A retired fisherman is persuaded to captain a wooden boat carrying 30 people across the Atlantic to Europe.
Dormant Beauty Dormant Beauty
Dormant Beauty and The Pervert's Guide To Ideology
Reality (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2012; Director: Matteo Garrone; Writer: Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso; Stars: Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone, Nello Iono, Nunzia Schione, Rosaria D'Urso, Giuseppina Cervizzi, Claudia Gerini, Raffaele Ferrante)
A fishmonger's fantasies of appearing on Big Brother threaten to ruin his life and that of his family.
The Repentant (Le Repenti) (Country: Algeria, France; Year: 2012; Director: Merzak Allouache; Writer: Merzak Allouache; Stars: Adila Bendimerad, Khaled Benaissa, Nabil Asli)
A former jihadist offered amnesty tries to reintegrate into society but finds that some secrets are impossible to hide forever.
A Respectable Family (Yek Khanévadéh-e Mohtaram) (Country: Iran, France; Year: 2012; Director: Massoud Bakhshi; Writer: Massoud Bakhshi; Stars: Babak Hamidian, Mehrdad Sedighian, Mehran Ahmadi)
A college professor returns to his troubled family after two decades abroad.
Solar Eclipse (Pod Sluncem Tma) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2011; Director: Martin Mareček; Writer: Martin Mareček)
A documentary examining the culture clash when two Czech engineers are sent to Zambia to fix a solar electric system.
Virgin Margarida (Virgem Margarida) (Country: Mozambique, Portugal, France, Angola; Year: 2012; Director: Licínio Azevedo; Writer: Licínio Azevedo, Jacques Akchoti; Stars: Sumeia Maculuva, Iva Mugalela, Hermelinda Cimela)
A group of women suspected of being sex workers are rounded up at the end of colonial rule in Mozambique.
What Richard Did What Richard Did
What Richard Did and The Delay
What Richard Did (Country: Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Lenny Abrahamson; Writer: Malcolm Campbell; Stars: Jack Reynor, Róisín Murphy, Sam Keeley, Lars Mikkelsen)
When a teenager does something shockingly out of character, his future is threatened.
White Elephant (Elefante blanco) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Pablo Trapero; Writer: Alejandro Fadel, Martín Mauregui, Santiago Mitre, Pablo Trapero; Stars: Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, Martina Gusman, Miguel Arancibia, Federico Barga, Esteban Díaz, Pablo Gatti, Walter Jacob, Raul Ramos, Susana Varela, Julio Zarza)
The story of the friendship between two priests who settle in a Buenos Aires slum area to carry out their ministry and social work.
Zaytoun (Country: UK, Israel; Year: 2012; Director: Eran Riklis; Writer: Nader Rizq; Stars: Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Ali Suliman)
An Israeli hostage and a Palestinian orphan form an uneasy bond as they flee Beirut militias.

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