London Film Festival 2012

Classic films brought back to the big screen in style.

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Richard III and What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?
After The Curfew (Lewat Djam Malam) (Country: Indonesia; Year: 1954; Director: Usmar Ismail; Writer: Usmar Ismail, Asrul Sani; Stars: AN Alcaff, Netty Herawaty, RD Ismail)
A drama set in the aftermath of Dutch rule in Indonesia.
The Battle Of The Ancre And The Advance Of The Tanks (Country: UK; Year: 1917; Director: Geoffrey H Malins)
Archive footage from the First World War, when tanks were seen for the first time.
The Big Gundown (La Resa Dei Conti) (Country: Italy, Spain; Year: 1966; Director: Sergio Sollima; Writer: Sergio Donati, Sergio Sollima; Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Luisa Rivelli)
An influential early western about a lone gunman on the trail of an alleged child killer.
Bonjour Tristesse (Country: US; Year: 1958; Director: Otto Preminger; Writer: Arthur Laurents; Stars: Jean Seberg, David Niven, Deborah Kerr)
A spoiled teenager plots to destroy her father's relationship with his mistress - at any cost.
The Boys From Syracuse (Country: US; Year: 1940; Director: A Edward Sutherland; Writer: Charles Grayson, Paul Gerard Smith, Leonard Spigelgass; Stars: Allan Jones, Joe Penner, Martha Raye)
The Comedy Of Errors relocated to Ancient Roman and performed as a musical.
The Loves Of Pharaoh The Loves Of Pharaoh
The Loves Of Pharaoh and Lawrence Of Arabia
Gipsy Anne (Fante-Anne) (Country: Norway; Year: 1920; Director: Rasmus Breistein; Writer: Rasmus Breistein; Stars: Aasta Nielsen, Einar Tveito, Lars Tvinde)
A tragic love triangle forms between Anne, her step-brother and a farmhand.
In The Year Of The Pig (Country: US; Year: 1968; Director: Emile de Antonio; Writer: Emile de Antonio)
A highly influential documentary condemning US military activity in Vietnam.
Journey To Italy (Viaggio In Italia, The Lonely Woman) (Country: Italy/France; Year: 1953; Director: Roberto Rossellini; Writer: Roberto Rossellini, Vitaliano Brancati; Stars: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Paul Muller, Anna Proclemer, Maria Mauban, Leslie Daniels, Natalia Ray)
A seminal film about a marriage in crisis.
Lawrence Of Arabia (Country: UK; Year: 1962; Director: David Lean; Writer: Robert Bolt, based on Seven Pillars Of Wisdom by T E Lawrence; Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quale, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Wolfit)
A biopic of TE Lawrence focused on role in the Arab/Turkish conflict during the First World War.
The Loves Of Pharaoh (Country: Germany; Year: 1922; Director: Ernst Lubitsch; Stars: Emil Jannings, Dagny Servaes, Harry Liedtke)
A dramatic tale of life and love in Ancient Egypt.
Mahanagar (The Big City) (Country: India; Year: 1963; Director: Satyajit Ray; Writer: Satyajit Ray; Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Haren Chatterjee)
A wife scandalises her husband by going out to work as a sales clerk, finding her independence as India is coming to terms with its.
The Manxman (Country: UK; Year: 1929; Director: Alfred Hitchcock; Writer: Eliot Stannard; Stars: Carl Brisson, Anny Ondra, Malcolm Keen)
Friendship is tested when two men fall for the same woman.
Richard III (Country: UK; Year: 1955; Director: Laurence Olivier; Writer: Colley Cibber, Laurence Olivier, based on the play by William Shakespeare; Stars: Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Kerridge, Alec Clunes, Pamela Brown, Andrew Cruickshank, Laurence Naismith, Douglas Wilmer, Clive Morton, Paul Huson, Nicholas Hannen, Norman Wooland, Stanley Baker, Patrick Troughton, Richard Bennett, Michael Gough, Andy Shine)
Shakespeare's 15th century horror comic.
Something Wild (Country: US; Year: 1961; Director: Jack Garfein; Writer: Jack Garfein, Alex Karmel; Stars: Carroll Baker, Ralph Meeker, Mildred Dunnock)
A suicidal rape victim is imprisoned by an angry man who tries to help her.
The Spanish Dancer (Country: US; Year: 1923; Director: Herbert Brenon; Writer: Beulah Marie Dix, June Mathis; Stars: Pola Negri, Antonio Moreno, Wallace Beery)
A Spanish gypsy singer, caught in a love triangle, attempts to resolve intrigues in the royal court.
Tess (Country: France; Year: 1979; Director: Roman Polanski; Writer: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn, based on the book Tess Of The D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.; Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson)
An adaptation of Tess Of The D'Urbervilles.
The War Of The Volcanoes (Country: Italy; Year: 2012; Director: Francesco Patierno; Stars: Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani)
The true story of a jealous lover's decision to challenge her cheating partner by creating a rival to his film.
Wings (Country: US; Year: 1927; Director: William A Wellman; Writer: Hope Loring, Louis D Lighton; Stars: Clara Bow, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, Richard Arlen)
Early airmen engage in spectacular aerial combat and fall for a beautiful Red Cross nurse.
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?) (Country: US; Year: 1962; Director: Robert Aldrich; Writer: Lukas Heller, based on the book by Henry Farrell.; Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono)
Two sisters, a former child star and a now disabled Hollywood actress, are bound together by co-dependency and mutual resentment.

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