London Film Festival 2014

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The Imitation Game The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game and A Little Chaos
The Battles of Coronel And Falkland Islands (Country: UK; Year: 1927; Director: Walter Summers; Writer: Frank Bowden, John Buchan, Merritt Crawford, Harry Engholm; Stars: Roger Maxwell, Craighall Sherry)
Silent-era econstruction of two decisive naval battles from the First World War.
Archive gala
Björk: Biophilia Live (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Nick Fenton, Peter Strickland; Stars: Björk)
Concert film.
Sonic gala
Foxcatcher (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Bennett Miller; Writer: E Max Frye, Dan Futterman; Stars: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Anthony Michael Hall)
The story of wrestling stars Mark and Dave Schultz and their poisonous relationship with John du Pont.
Fury (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: David Ayer; Writer: David Ayer; Stars: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Scott Eastwood, Jim Parrack, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Xavier Samuel, Michael Peña, Christina Ulfsparre, Kevin Vance, Brad William Henke, Eugenia Kuzmina, Anamaria Marinca, Branko Tomovic)
A battle-hardened sergeant takes a crew on a deadly mission in the last days of the Second World War.
The Imitation Game (Country: UK, US; Year: 2014; Director: Morten Tyldum; Writer: Andrew Hodges, Graham Moore; Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Tuppence Middleton, Rory Kinnear, Hayley Joanne Bacon, Steven Waddington, Tom Goodman-Hill, Matthew Beard, Hannah Flynn, Leigh Dent, Victoria Wicks)
Alan Turing helps crack the Enigma code.
Opening night
Foxcatcher Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher and Whiplash
A Little Chaos (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Alan Rickman; Writer: Alison Deegan, Jeremy Brock, Alan Rickman; Stars: Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Helen McCrory, Jennifer Ehle, Steven Waddington)
A landscape gardener is employed by King Louis XIV to transform the gardens at Versailles.
Love gala
Men, Women And Children (Men, Women & Children) (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Jason Reitman; Writer: Jason Reitman, Erin Cressida Wilson; Stars: Adam Sandler, Ansel Elgort, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer)
The way the modern technologies both enhance and hinder our lives and relationships.
Mommy (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Xavier Dolan; Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément)
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor insinuates herself into their household.
Dare gala
Mr. Turner (Mr Turner) (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Mike Leigh; Writer: Mike Leigh; Stars: Tom Wlaschiha, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville)
A biopic of artist J.M.W Turner
Festival gala
Rosewater (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Jon Stewart; Writer: Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, Jason Jones, Andrew Gower, Haluk Bilginer, Nasser Faris, Nazanin Nour, Numan Acar, Arian Moayed, Amir El-Masry, Zarif Kabier, Arash Mokhtar)
The story of Maziar Bahari, the journalist who was detained for 188 days in Iran.
Debate gala
Wild Wild
Wild and Wild Tales
The Salvation (Country: Denmark, UK, South Africa; Year: 2014; Director: Kristian Levring; Writer: Anders Thomas Jensen, Kristian Levring; Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Douglas Henshall, Jonathan Pryce, Michael Persbrandt, Michael Raymond-James, Sean Cameron Michael)
A man who kills his family's murderer faces the wrath of a violent gang - with nobody to help him.
Thrill gala
Song Of The Sea (Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France; Year: 2014; Director: Tomm Moore; Writer: Will Collins, based on a story by Tomm Moore; Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt, David Rawle, Jon Kenny, Lisa Hannigan)
A brother and sister find themselves on a magical adventure.
Family gala
Testament Of Youth (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: James Kent; Writer: Vera Brittain, Juliette Towhidi; Stars: Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, Alicia Vikander, Colin Morgan, Anna Chancellor, Taron Egerton, Charlotte Hope, Joanna Scanlan, Emily Bevan, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Jonathan Bailey, Xavier Atkins)
A woman's coming of age during the First World War.
Centrepiece gala
Whiplash (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Damien Chazelle; Writer: Damien Chazelle; Stars: Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, JK Simmons, Austin Stowell, Kavita Patil, Michael D. Cohen, Tian Wang, Kofi Siriboe, Tarik Lowe, Marcus Henderson, C.J. Vana, Calvin C. Winbush, Rogelio Douglas Jr., Adrian Burks, Charlie Ian)
Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom (Country: China; Year: 2014; Director: Zhang Zhiliang; Writer: Yusheng Liang; Stars: Fan Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming, Vincent Zhao)
A new vision of Liang Yusheng’s classic novel Baifa Monü Zhuan.
Cult gala
Song Of The Sea Song Of The Sea
Song Of The Sea and Fury
Wild (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Jean-Marc Vallée; Writer: Nick Hornby, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed; Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman, Charles Baker, W. Earl Brown, Kevin Rankin, Brian Van Holt, Thomas Sadoski, J.D. Evermore, Nick Eversman, Leigh Parker, Mo McRae, Beth Hall, Cathryn de Prume)
Adaptation of the best-selling memoir of Cheryl Strayed, a young woman attempts the gruelling 1,100-mile hike across the Pacific Crest Trail.
Wild Tales (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Damián Szifron; Writer: Damián Szifron; Stars: Rita Cortese, Ricardo Darín, Nancy Dupláa, Darío Grandinetti, Oscar Martínez, Osmar Núñez, María Onetto, Erica Rivas, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Julieta Zylberberg)
Vulnerable before a reality that can suddenly be modified and become unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization from brutality.
Laugh gala
Winter Sleep (Kis Uykusu) (Country: Turkey, France, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Writer: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag)
A hotel owner gradually has his delusions stripped away from him.
Journey gala

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