London Film Festival 2013

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The Witches The Witches
The Witches and Jodorowsky’s Dune
All Cheerleaders Die (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson; Writer: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson; Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Amanda Grace Cooper, Reanin Johannink, Tom Williamson, Chris Petrovski, Leigh Parker, Nicholas S. Morrison, Jordan Wilson, Felisha Cooper, Sidney Allison, Nadia Boceski, Simon Patrick Brown, Nathaniel Derrico)
A gang of cheerleaders embark on a supernatural path of vengeance.
Blackwood (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Adam Wimpenny; Writer: JS Hill; Stars: Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles, Isaac Andrews, Russell Tovey, Paul Kaye, Greg Wise, Joanna Vanderham, Sebastian Dunn)
A college professor finds himself plagued by spectral visions.
The Congress (Le congrès) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Ari Folman; Writer: Ari Folman, Stanislaw Lem; Stars: Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Harvey Keitel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Fisher, Danny Huston, Sami Gayle, Michael Landes, Michael Stahl-David, Don McManus, Christopher B. Duncan, Cooper Thornton, Ed Corbin, Kevin Thompson, Matthew Wolf)
An ageing actress gets more than she bargains for when she accepts one last job.
Grand Piano (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Eugenio Mira; Writer: Damien Chazelle; Stars: John Cusack, Elijah Wood, Tamsin Egerton, Allen Leech, Kerry Bishé, Alex Winter, Dee Wallace, Don McManus, Stephanie Garvin, Don Kress, Mino Mackic, Christopher Kahler, Benjamin Nathan-Serio, Jose Mellinas, Beth Trollan)
A classical pianist finds himself under threat from a homicidal maniac.
Jodorowsky’s Dune (Country: US, France, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Frank Pavich; Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky)
A documentary about Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's famous science fition novel Dune for the big screen.
Only Lovers Left Alive Only Lovers Left Alive
Only Lovers Left Alive and All Cheerleaders Die
Only Lovers Left Alive (Country: Germany, US, UK, France, Cyprus; Year: 2013; Director: Jim Jarmusch; Writer: Jim Jarmusch; Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, Slimane Dazi, Wayne Brinston, Aurelie Thepaut)
A vampire couple contemplate a changing world.
Rigor Mortis (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2013; Director: Juno Mak; Writer: Jill Leung, Philip Yung; Stars: Anthony Chan, Siu-hou Chin, Kara Hui, Hoi-Pang Lo, Richard Ng, Hee Ching Paw)
A down-on-his-luck movie star finds a suicide bid has supernatural consequences.
The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears (L’étrange Couleur Des Larmes De Ton Corps, The Strange Color Of Your Body's Tears) (Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg; Year: 2013; Director: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani; Writer: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani; Stars: Klaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camarda, Sam Louwyck, Anna D’annunzio, Manon Beuchot)
A woman's disappearance forms the central mystery in this visually stylish neo-giallo.
SX_tape (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Bernard Rose; Writer: Eric Reese; Stars: Caitlyn Folley, Ian Duncan, Daniel Faraldo, Diana García, Eric Neil Gutierrez, Julie Marcus)
A couple get more than they bargained for when they break into an abandoned hospital.
Why Don't You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui) (Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Shion Sono; Writer: Shion Sono; Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Gen Hoshino, Akihiro Kitamura, Jun Kunimura, Fumi Nikaidô, Tak Sakaguchi, Tomochika, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi)
A renegade film crew becomes embroiled in a yakuza clan feud.
Blackwood Blackwood
Blackwood and The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears
The Witches (The Devil's Own) (Country: UK; Year: 1966; Director: Cyril Frankel; Writer: Nigel Kneale, based on the book by Norah Lofts.; Stars: Joan Fontaine, Kay Walsh, Alec McCowen, Ann Bell, Ingrid Boulting, Ingrid Boulting, Michele Dotrice, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies), Trailer
A teacher starting a new job in a quaint English town begins to suspect that something is seriously amiss.
The Zero Theorem (Country: UK, Romania; Year: 2013; Director: Terry Gilliam; Writer: Pat Rushin; Stars: Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, Peter Stormare, Dana Rogoz, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Emil Hostina, Naomi Everson, Tudor Istodor, George Remes, Olivia Nita)
A reclusive computer genius, plagued with existential angst, works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the meaning of life.

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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