London Film Festival 2012

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Gimme The Loot Gimme The Loot
Gimme The Loot and Robot And Frank
Amour (Country: France, Germany, Austria; Year: 2012; Director: Michael Haneke; Writer: Michael Haneke; Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert)
An elderly couple deal with the ravages of old age.
Atomic Age (L'âge atomique) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Héléna Klotz; Writer: Héléna Klotz; Stars: Eliott Paquet, Dominik Wojcik)
Atomic Age invites us to take a closer look at objects and people during a pleasure-seeking journey into Parisian night life for Victor and Rainer which ends in abandonment and disillusionment in a remote forest at dawn.
Broken (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Rufus Norris; Writer: Mark O’Rowe; Stars: Eloise Laurence, Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Robert Emms, Zana Marjanovic, George Sergeant, Denis Lawson, Clare Burt)
A young girl’s life changes when she witnesses a brutal attack.
Crazy Eyes (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Adam Sherman; Writer: Adam Sherman, Rachel Hardisty, Dave Reeves; Stars: Lukas Haas, Madeline Zima, Tania Raymonde)
Alcohol is the third party in a troubled love triangle.
Epilogue (Hayuta Ve Berl) (Country: Israel; Year: 2012; Director: Amir Manor; Writer: Amir Manor; Stars: Yosef Carmon, Rivka Gur)
An elderly couple struggle to find hope in a world whose values they no longer recognise.
Sister Sister
Sister and Amour
A Few Hours Of Spring (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Stéphane Brizé; Writer: Stéphane Brizé, Florence Vignon; Stars: Vincent Lindon, Hélène Vincent, Emmanuelle Seigner)
An ex-con struggles to cope with his mother's failing health.
Four (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Joshua Sanchez; Writer: Joshua Sanchez; Stars: Wendell Pierce, Emory Cohen, Aja Naomi King, EJ Bonilla)
Secret affairs test the boundaries of race and sexuality issues one hot summer's night.
Gimme The Loot (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Adam Leon; Writer: Adam Leon; Stars: Tysheeb Hickson, Zoë Lescaze, Joshua Rivera, Tashiana R. Washington), Official Site
A pair of graffiti artists attempt to pull off a daring tagging mission
The Great Kilapy (Country: Portugal, Brazil, Angola; Year: 2012; Director: Zézé Gamboa; Writer: Luís Carlos Patraquim, Luís Alvarães; Stars: Lázaro Ramos, João Lagarto, Pedro Hossi)
The adventures of a young man keen to enjoy the Bohemian lifestyle promised by the Sixties but forced to contend with secret police.
Keep The Lights On (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Ira Sachs; Writer: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias; Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane, Paprika Steen), Official Site
An autobiographically inspired story of a passionate long-term relationship between two men driven by addiction and secrets but bound by love and hopefulness.
Like Someone In Love Like Someone In Love
Like Someone In Love and Laurence Anyways
Like Someone In Love (Country: France, Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Abbas Kiarostami; Writer: Abbas Kiarostami; Stars: Ryo Kase, Rin Takanashi, Denden, Tadashi Okuno, Ryota Nakanishi)
A drama centered on the relationship of a young woman and old man in Tokyo.
Laurence Anyways (Country: Canada, France; Year: 2012; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Xavier Dolan; Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye, Monia Chokri)
A teacher and aspiring writer in Nineties Montreal tells his girlfriend he wants to live as a woman.
Love In The Grave (Láska V Hrobě) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2011; Director: David Vondráček)
A documentary about the lives of a homeless couple who take refuge in a graveyard.
Love, Marilyn (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Liz Garbus; Stars: Marilyn Monroe)
A documentary about Marilyn Monroe.
Memories Look At Me (Ji yi wang zhe wo) (Country: China; Year: 2012; Director: Fang Song; Stars: Fang Song)
Song Fang’s remarkable first feature, in which she travels from Beijing to Nanjing for a visit with her family, perfectly captures the rhythms of brief sojourns home
Keep The Lights On Keep The Lights On
Keep The Lights On and A Few Hours Of Spring
My German Friend (El Amigo Alemán) (Country: Germany, Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Jeanine Meerapfel; Writer: Jeanine Meerapfel; Stars: Celeste Cid, Max Riemelt, Benjamin Sadler)
German immigrants in Argentina struggle with the legacy of Nazism.
Romance Joe (Lo-maen-seu Jo) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2011; Director: Kwang-kuk Lee; Stars: Young-Pil Kim, Dong Mi Shin, Chai-eu Lee, David Lee)
A waitress helps a man with writer's block.
Robot And Frank (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Jake Schreier; Writer: Christopher D Ford; Stars: Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, Liev Schreiber, Jeremy Strong, Katherine Waterston, Bonnie Bentley, Joshua Ormond, Dario Barosso, Rachael Ma, Dana Morgan, Hunter Reid, Jesse Newman)
A curmudgeonly OAP's kids install a robot as his caretaker.
Sister (L'enfant d'En Haut) (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 2012; Director: Ursula Meier; Stars: Léa Seydoux, Gillian Anderson, Martin Compston, Johan Libéreau, Jean-François Stévenin, Kacey Mottet Klein, Yann Trégouët, Magne-Håvard Brekke), Official Site
A snapshot of life for a 12-year-old, who steals from the rich at a local ski resort to support him and his sister.
Starlet (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Sean Baker; Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch; Stars: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve)
A young misfit befriends a cantankerous woman four times her age.
Tango Libre (Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg; Year: 2012; Director: Frédéric Fonteyne; Writer: Anne Paulicevich, Philippe Blasband; Stars: François Damiens, Sergi Lopez, Anne Paulicevich)
A prison guard gets away from it all by taking tango lessons but discovers that the dance partner he's falling for is married to a violent criminal in his charge.
Teddy Bear (Country: Denmark; Year: 2011; Director: Mads Matthiesen; Writer: Mads Matthiesen, Martin Zandvliet; Stars: Kim Kold, Elsebeth Steentoft, Lamaiporn Sangmanee Hougaard, David Winters, Allan Mogensen)
Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love.
Villegas (Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France; Year: 2012; Director: Gonzalo Tobal; Writer: Gonzalo Tobal; Stars: Esteban Lamothe, Esteban Bigliardi, Lucía Cavallotti)
Chalk and cheese cousins driving to a remote village for their grandfather's funeral prompt one another to rethink life.
What Is Love (Country: Austria; Year: 2012; Director: Ruth Mader)
Five documentary miniatures show different models for dealing with life, for shaping life and love.
With You, Without You (Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka) (Country: Sri Lanka, India; Year: 2012; Director: Prasanna Vithanage; Writer: Prasanna Vithanage; Stars: Anjali Patil, Shyam Fernando, Wasantha Moragoda)
Doomed love develops between a traumatised Tamil refugee and a Buddhist pawnbroker with a terrible secret.

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