London Film Festival 2012

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The Red And The Blue The Red And The Blue
The Red And The Blue and Here And There
Beyond The Hills (Dupa dealuri) (Country: Romania, France, Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Cristian Mungiu; Writer: Cristian Mungiu, Tatiana Niculescu Bran; Stars: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, Dana Tapalaga, Catalina Harabagiu, Gina Tandura, Vica Agache, Nora Covali, Dionisie Vitcu, Ionut Ghinea, Liliana Mocanu, Doru Ana, Costache Babii, Luminita Gheorghiu, Alina Berzunteanu)
The story of two female orphans and their friendship in a remote Romanian monastery.
Captive (Captured) (Country: France, Germany, Philippines; Year: 2012; Director: Brillante Mendoza; Writer: Boots Agbayani Pastor, Patrick Bancarel, Arlyn dela Cruz, Brillante Mendoza; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Joel Torre, Maria Isabel Lopez, Mercedes Cabral, Kristoffer King, Ronnie Lazaro, Sid Lucero, Madeleine Nicolas, Raymond Bagatsing, Baron Geisler, Mon Confiado, Rustica Carpio, Bernard Palanca, Perry Dizon, Evelyn Vargas), Official Site
Unlikely relationships form between hostages and captors as they trek through the Philippine jungle.
Dead Europe (Country: Australia, UK; Year: 2012; Director: Tony Krawitz; Writer: Louise Fox, based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas.; Stars: Ewen Leslie, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit McPhee)
Travelling to Greece to scatter his deceased father's ashes, an Australian is gradually convinced by tales of an ancient curse on his family.
Dreams For Sale (Yume Uru Futari) (Country: Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Miwa Nishikawa; Writer: Miwa Nishikawa; Stars: Sadawo Abe, Takako Matsu, Lena Tanaka)
In desperate financial straits, a young woman persuades her husband to romance other women, propose to them and persuade them to part with their savings.
Here And There (Aquí y allá) (Country: US, Spain, Mexico; Year: 2012; Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza; Writer: Antonio Méndez Esparza; Stars: Pedro Santos De los, Teresa Ramírez Aguirre, Lorena Guadalupe Pantaleón Vázquez, Heidi Laura Solano Espinoza, Néstor Tepetate Medina, Carolina Prado Ángel.)
After years in the US, Pedro returns home to his family in Mexico, but the lure of the north remains as strong as ever.
Captive Captive
Captive and Thursday Till Sunday
Horses Of God (Les Chevaux De Dieu) (Country: Morocco, France, Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Nabil Ayouch; Writer: Jamal Belmahi; Stars: Abdelhakim Rachid, Abdelilah Rachid, Hamza Souidek)
Two brothers growing up in the slums gradually change, on their way to becoming suicide bombers.
House With A Turret (Dom C Bashenkoy) (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2011; Director: Eva Neymann; Writer: Eva Neymann; Stars: Dmitriy Kobetskoy, Katerina Golubeva, Mikhail Veksler)
A nine year old boy and his mother travel to Kiev in the early years of the Second World War.
Imagine (Country: Poland, France, Portugal; Year: 2012; Director: Andrzej Jakimowski; Writer: Andrzej Jakimowski; Stars: Edward Hogg, Alexandra Maria Lara, Melchior Derouet)
A blind teacher, who helps his blind students to navigate more confidently using sound, forms an unspoken attachment to a shy young woman.
The Interval (L’Intervallo) (Country: Italy, Switzerland; Year: 2012; Director: Leonardo di Costanzo; Writer: Leonardo di Costanzo, Mariangela Barbanente, Maurizio Braucci; Stars: Francesca Riso, Alessio Gallo, Carmine Paternoster)
A captive girl and the boy who is guarding her in an abandoned building gradually overcome mistrust and form a tentative bond.
I Carried You Home (Country: Thailand; Year: 2011; Director: Tongpong Chantarangkul; Writer: Pramett Chankrasae, Piyakara Bootprasert, Tongpong Chantarangkul; Stars: Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Akumsiri Suwannasak, Torpong Kul-on)
Two sisters bond as they accompany their mother's body on the long journey to her home town, where her funeral will be held.
Beyond The Hills Beyond The Hills
Beyond The Hills and Silence
Journal De France (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret)
A photographic journey through France and the countries with which it has been connected, using historical footage collected since the early Sixties.
Lines Of Wellington (As Linhas De Torres) (Country: Portugal, France; Year: 2012; Director: Valeria Sarmiento; Writer: Carlos Saboga; Stars: Nuno Lopes, Soraia Chaves, Marisa Paredes, John Malkovich, Carloto Cotta, Victória Guerra, Marcello Urgeghe, Jemima West, José Afonso Pimentel, Miguel Borges, Mathieu Amalric, Melvil Poupaud, Filipe Vargas, Adriano Luz, João Arrais)
TV mini-series by the filmmaker Valeria Sarmiento. A reconstruction of Napoleon's attempts to invade Portugal.
Long Live The Family! (Rodina Je Základ Státu) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2011; Director: Robert Sedláček; Writer: Robert Sedláček; Stars: Igor Chmela, Eva Vrbková, Jiŕí Vyorálek)
A banker avoids police investigations by going on the run with his family, pretending it's a holiday, and in the process discovers the pleasures of a simpler life.
Museum Hours (Country: Austria, US; Year: 2012; Director: Jem Cohen; Writer: Jem Cohen; Stars: Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits)
A museum attendant shows a Canadian visitor the sights of Vienna and in the process falls in love with it all over again.
The Patience Stone (Syngué Sabour) (Country: France, Afghanistan, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Atiq Rahimi; Writer: Atiq Rahimi, Jean-Claude Carrière; Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamidreza Javdan, Massi Mrowat)
An Afghan woman tending to her comatose husband gradually finds the means to confound the patriarchal society around her and assert her own voice.
Museum Hours Museum Hours
Museum Hours and The Patience Stone
The Red And The Blue (Il Rosso E Il Blu) (Country: Italy; Year: 2012; Director: Giuseppe Piccione; Writer: Giuseppe Piccioni, Francesca Manieri; Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Margherita Buy, Roberto Hertlitzka)
Bittersweet personal stories interconnect in a high school in Rome.
The Road: A Story Of Life And Death (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Marc Isaacs; Writer: Marc Isaacs, Iqbal Ahmed)
An introduction to assorted people living along the A5 who have come to London as immigrants over the course of decades.
Silence (Country: Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Pat Collins; Writer: Pat Collins, Sharon Whooley, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde; Stars: Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Andrew Bennett, Michael Harding, Jens K. Müller, Tim Robinson, Hilary O'Shaughnessy)
A sound recordist returns home to Ireland to record locations away from man-made sound, and in the process finds himself inexorably drawn into his own past.
La Sirga (Country: Colombia, France, Mexico; Year: 2012; Director: William Vega; Writer: William Vega; Stars: Floralba Achicanoy, Joghis Seudin Arias, Julio César Roble)
This is the story of Alicia, a woman stripped of her belongings who seeks shelter at La Sirga, the boarding house belonging to her Uncle Oscar on La Cocha Lake.
Thursday Till Sunday (De Jueves A Domingo) (Country: Chile, Netherlands; Year: 2012; Director: Dominga Sotomayor; Writer: Dominga Sotomayor; Stars: Santi Ahumada, Emiliano Freifeld, Paola Giannini, Francisco Pérez-Bannen, Jorge Becker, Axel Dupré)
A ten-year-old becomes aware of the strains on her parents' marriage over the course of long car journey.
La Sirga La Sirga
La Sirga and Lines Of Wellington
The We And The I (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Michel Gondry; Writer: Michel Gondry, Jeff Grimshaw, Paul Proch; Stars: Michael Brodie, Teresa Lynn, Raymond Delgado)
A chance to get to know a diverse group of schoolkids on their bus home through the Bronx after the last day of school.
Winter Nomads (Hiver Nomade) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2012; Director: Manuel von Stürler)
Man, woman, sheep, adventure - the life of modern European shepherds.
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