London Film Festival 2013

Collection of experimental work, also includes shorts programmes.

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Anak Araw (Country: Philippines; Year: 2012; Director: Gym Lumbera; Writer: Gym Lumbera; Stars: Jay G De La Vega)
Magic realism in the Philippines as an albino boy muses on his supposed American father through a journey into language and identity.
From Gulf To Gulf To Gulf (Country: United Arab Emirates, India, Yemen, Somalia, Qatar, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait, Kenya, Iraq, Iran; Year: 2013; Director: Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran)
Mobile phone video from the sailors who brave the routes between India and the Persian Gulf is used for this documentary.
Pays Barbare (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi)
A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness (Country: France, Germany, Estonia; Year: 2013; Director: Ben Rivers, Ben Russell; Writer: Ben Rivers, Ben Russell; Stars: Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe)
A journey of the spirit across northern landscapes towards transcendence.
Ta┼čkafa, Stories Of The Street (Country: Turkey, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Andrea Luka Zimmerman; Writer: Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Gulen Guler; Stars: John Berger)
The erosion of an Istanbul community by vested economic interests is told through the eyes of the street dogs that have always been welcome there.

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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