London Film Festival 2012

The Sutherland Award recognises the most original and imaginative directorial debut.

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My Brother The Devil My Brother The Devil
My Brother The Devil and Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Beasts Of The Southern Wild (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Benh Zeitlin; Writer: Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin; Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry), Official Site
Waters gonna rise up, wild animals gonna return from the grave, and everything south of the levee is goin’ under, in this tale of a six-year-old named Hushpuppy, who lives with her daddy at the edge of the world.
Clip (Klipp, Klip) (Country: Serbia; Year: 2012; Director: Maja Milos; Writer: Maja Milos; Stars: Isidora Simijonovic, Vukasin Jasnic, Dimitrije Arandjelovic, Nikola Dragutinovic, Vladimir Gvojic, Sonja Janicic, Jovo Maksic, Zoran Maksimovic, Sanja Mikitisin, Katarina Pesic, Mihajlo Pleskonjic, Monja Savic, Jovana Stojiljkovic, Dobrila Stojnic, David Tasic)
A young girl goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying, constantly filming with her mobile phone.
The Comedian (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Tom Shkolnik; Writer: Tom Shkolnik; Stars: Edward Hogg, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Elisa Lasowski, Steven Robertson)
Trials and tribulations of a wannabe comic.
Eat Sleep Die (Äta sova dö) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2012; Director: Gabriela Pichler; Writer: Gabriela Pichler; Stars: Milan Dragisic, Jonathan Lampinen, Peter Fält, Ruzica Pichler, Nils Addo, Britt Ahlberg, Mikael Andersson, Bujar Bala, Elin Berg, Urban Berggren, Julia Biserka Kovacevic, Per Blomberg, Kent Dahl, Ronald Dordevic, Andreas Duvsund)
A warm and unique tale of “the new Sweden” seen through the eyes of Raša, a feisty but loveable 21-year-old tomboy.
My Brother The Devil (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Sally El Hosaini; Writer: Sally El Hosaini, Aymen Hamdouchi; Stars: James Floyd, Fady Elsayed, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elarica Gallacher, Nasser Memarzia, Letitia Wright, Nicola Harrison, Ashley Bashy Thomas, Anthony Welsh, Frieda Thiel, Arnold Oceng, Aymen Hamdouchi, Malachi Kirby, Leemore Marrett Jr., Michael-Joel David Stuart)
A pair of British Arab brothers trying to get by in gangland London learn the extraordinary courage it takes to be yourself.
Wadjda Wadjda
Wadjda and Shell
Neighbouring Sounds (O som ao redor) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2012; Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho; Stars: Irma Brown, Sebastião Formiga, Gustavo Jahn, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, W.J. Solha, Lula Terra)
A tense portrait of urban life in modern-day Brazil.
The Samurai That Night (Sono yoru no samurai) (Country: Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Masaaki Akahori; Writer: Masaaki Akahori, Masaaki Akahori; Stars: Sakai Masato, Yamada Takayuki, Arai Hirofumi, Ando Sakura, Ayano Go, Sakai Maki, Taguhi Tomorowo, Tanimura Mitsuki, Takahashi Tsutomu, Yamada Kinuwo)
A man obsessed with avenging his late wife, mown down by a hit-and-run driver, threatens to kill the guilty driver... but will he find his inner samurai to act on the threat?
Shell (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Scott Graham; Writer: Scott Graham; Stars: Chloe Pirrie, Joseph Mawle, Iain de Caestecker, Paul Hickey, Kate Dickie, Michael Smiley)
An intense story of two people who struggle to keep their longings for freedom under control, set against a beautiful and remote landscape that reflects their isolation back at them.
Ship Of Theseus (Country: India; Year: 2012; Director: Anand Gandhi; Writer: Anand Gandhi, Anand Gandhi, Pankaj Kumar, Khushboo Ranka; Stars: Aida El-Kashef, Sohum Shah, Neeraj Kabi, Vinay Shukla, Sameer Khurana, Manoj Shah, Faraz Khan, Vipul Binjola, Ramnik Parekh, Sunip Sen)
A documentary style drama, set in contemporary Mumbai, about three separate philosophical stories, which converge at a single point of illumination.
Sleeper's Wake (Country: South Africa; Year: 2012; Director: Barry Berk; Writer: Barry Berk; Stars: Lionel Newton, Deon Lotz, Jay Anstey, Luke Tyler)
A grieving man embarks on a relationship with a young teenager.
The Comedian The Comedian
The Comedian and Tomorrow
Tomorrow (Zavtra) (Country: Russian Federation; Year: 2012; Director: Andrey Gryazev; Writer: Andrei Gryazev; Stars: Natalia Sokol, Kasper Vorotnikov, Oleg Vorotnikov, Leonid Nikolaev )
Documentary about Russian artists' group Voina.
Wadjda (Country: Saudi Arabia, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour; Writer: Haifaa Al-Mansour; Stars: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf, Dana Abdullilah, Rehab Ahmed, Rafa Al Sanea, Mohammed Albahry, Mariam Alghamdi, Ali Algorbani, Sara Aljaber, Mohammed Alkhozain, Maram Alkohzaim, Mariam Alkohzaim)
A young Saudi girl who will stop at nothing to earn enough money to buy the bicycle she craves.

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