London Film Festival 2014

Also screening short film showcase The Meaning Of Love.

View other London Film Festival Films by strand: Cult, Dare, Debate, Documentary Competition, Experimenta, Family, First Feature Competition, Galas, Journey, Laugh, Official competition, Sonic, Thrill

Love Is Strange Love Is Strange
Love Is Strange and The Way He Looks
10,000 Km (10,000 Kilometres) (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet; Writer: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet, Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer; Stars: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer)
Technology rather than love threatens a long-distance relationship.
Altman (Country: Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Ron Mann; Writer: Len Blum; Stars: Robin Williams, Bruce Willis, Julianne Moore, James Caan, Paul Thomas Anderson, Keith Carradine, Elliott Gould, Lily Tomlin, Robert Altman, Philip Baker Hall, Sally Kellerman, Lyle Lovett, Michael Murphy)
A look at the life and work of the US filmmaker.
Another Year (Eshche odin god) (Country: Russia; Year: 2014; Director: Oksana Bychkova; Writer: Natalya Meshchaninova, Lubov Mulmenko; Stars: Aleksey Filimonov, Nadya Lumpova)
A young married couple in Moscow grapples with doubts about the future and divergent career paths.
The Blue Room (La Chambre Bleue) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Mathieu Amalric; Writer: Mathieu Amalric and Stéphanie Cléau, based on the book by Georges Simenon; Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Mona Jaffart, Laurent Poitrenaux)
Psychological thriller about a couple's torrid affair.
Brides (Patardzlebi) (Country: France, Georgia; Year: 2014; Director: Tinatin Kajrishvili; Writer: Dato Chubinishvili, Tinatin Kajrishvili; Stars: Sergo Buiglishvili, Anuka Grigolia, Nita Kalichava, Mari Kitia, Giorgi Makharadze, Tamar Mamulashvili, Giorgi Maskharashvili, Beka Samadbegishvili)
Exploration of a woman's life with the convict she married.
Next To Her Next To Her
Next To Her and Guys And Dolls
Casa Grande (Country: Brazil; Year: 2014; Director: Fellipe Barbosa; Writer: Fellipe Barbosa, Karen Sztajnberg; Stars: Thales Cavalcanti, Marcello Novaes, Suzana Pires, Alice Melo, Bruna Amaya, Clarissa Pinheiro)
The emotional journey of a middle-class Rio teenager.
Come Back to the 5 And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean) (Country: US; Year: 1982; Director: Robert Altman; Writer: Ed Graczyk; Stars: Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black, Sudie Bond, Kathy Bates, Marta Heflin, Mark Patton, Caroline Aaron, Ruth Miller, Gena Ramsel, Ann Risley, Dianne Travis)
Newly restored film about a group of women holding a James Dean fan club reunion.
Decor (Country: Egypt; Year: 2014; Director: Ahmad Abdalla; Writer: Mohamed Diab; Stars: Khaled Abol Naga, Maged El Kedwany, Horeya Farghaly)
A successful film set designer finds herself inexplicably transported into the persona of a married housewife while working on a new production.
Far From The Madding Crowd (Country: UK; Year: 1967; Director: John Schlesinger; Writer: Frederic Raphael, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy; Stars: Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Fiona Walker, Prunella Ransome, Alison Leggatt, Paul Dawkins, Julian Somers, John Barrett, Freddie Jones, Andrew Robertson, Brian Rawlinson, Vincent Harding, Victor Stone)
In 19th century Wessex, a young woman inherits a farm and attracts the attention of three contrasting suitors.
Guys And Dolls (Country: US; Year: 1955; Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz; Writer: Joseph L Mankiewicz, Ben Hecht, based on the story The Idyll Of Miss Sarah Brown by Damon Runyon and the book for the musical play by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling; Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith, Stubby Kaye, B S Pulley, Johnny Silver, Sheldon Leonard, Regis Toomey)
The Broadway musical of crooks, gamblers and a Sally Army sergeant, called Sarah.
Only Angels Have Wings Only Angels Have Wings
Only Angels Have Wings and Far From The Madding Crowd
The Goddess (Country: China; Year: 1934; Director: Yonggang Wu; Writer: Yonggang Wu; Stars: Lingyu Ruan, Tian Jian, Zhizhi Zhang, Keng Li, Junpan Li, Huaiqiu Tang)
A mum who is forced into prostitution fights for her son's education. Newly restored.
The Great Museum (Das große Museum) (Country: Austria; Year: 2014; Director: Johannes Holzhausen; Writer: Johannes Holzhausen, Constantin Wulff)
A look behind the scenes of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
Hungry Hearts (Country: Italy; Year: 2014; Director: Saverio Costanzo; Writer: Marco Franzoso, Saverio Costanzo; Stars: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell, David Aaron Baker, Dennis Rees, Victoria Cartagena, Ginger Kearns, Natalie Gold, Cristina J. Huie, Katherine O'Sullivan, Toshiko Onizawa, Jason Selvig, Jake Weber, Victor Williams)
New York-set drama about a young couple who tear each other apart over the care of their child.
Kelly And Cal (Kelly & Cal) (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Jen McGowan; Writer: Amy Lowe Starbin; Stars: Juliette Lewis, Jonny Weston, Josh Hopkins, Cybill Shepherd, Lucy Owen, Ken Marks, Margaret Colin, Scarlett Giuliano, Serafina Giuliano, Victoria Barabas, Jennifer Grace, Chivonne Michelle, Alysia Reiner, Meghan Rafferty, Lusia Strus)
A bored housewife finds she has a lot in common with her much younger neighbour.
Leopardi (Il giovane favoloso) (Country: Italy; Year: 2014; Director: Mario Martone; Writer: Mario Martone, Ippolita Di Majo; Stars: Elio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popolizio, Anna Mouglalis, Valerio Binasco, Paolo Graziosi, Iaia Forte, Sandro Lombardi, Raffaella Giordano, Edoardo Natoli, Federica De Cola, Isabella Ragonese, Giovanni Ludeno, Giorgia Salari, Gloria Ghergo)
Period biopic of legendary Italian 19th century poet Giacomo Leopardi.
Hungry Hearts Hungry Hearts
Hungry Hearts and Radiator
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
Love Is Strange (Country: US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Ira Sachs; Writer: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias; Stars: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, Charlie Tahan, Eric Tabach, John Cullum)
The consequences of a gay marriage on family and friends.
Madame Bovary (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Sophie Barthes; Writer: Rose Barreneche, Sophie Barthes; Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Ezra Miller, Rhys Ifans, Laura Carmichael, Logan Marshall-Green, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Luke Tittensor, Richard Cordery, Olivier Gourmet, Morfydd Clark)
Story of a small town doctor's wife who tries to advance her social standing through a series of affairs.
Margarita, With A Straw (Country: India; Year: 2014; Director: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar; Writer: Shonali Bose, Atika Chohan; Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, Helen Abell, William Moseley, Doug Plaut, Marco Torriani, Hussain Dalal, Blair Wing, Jacob Berger, Vin Scialla, Reginald L. Wilson, Carlotta Summers, Asia Craft, Nicolette Dehi)
The struggles and sense of freedom experienced by a Delhi teenager with cerebral palsy when she wins a scholarship to NY.
Next To Her (Country: Israel; Year: 2014; Director: Asaf Korman; Writer: Liron Ben-Shlush; Stars: Liron Ben-Shlush, Jacob Daniel, Dana Ivgy)
A woman devoted to caring for her sister becomes involved in a complex relationship when their routine is broken.
Wild Life Wild Life
Wild Life and 10,000 Km
Only Angels Have Wings (Country: US; Year: 1939; Director: Howard Hawks; Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth)
An Andean adventure sees a bold young woman trying to cut it as a freight pilot and falling for her boss.
Radiator (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Tom Browne; Writer: Tom Browne, Daniel Cerqueira; Stars: Richard Johnson, Gemma Jones, Daniel Cerqueira)
Blackly comic drama about the strain of coping with ageing parents in a long troubled family.
Serena (Country: US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Susanne Bier; Writer: Christopher Kyle, Ron Rash; Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans, Sean Harris, Sam Reid, Toby Jones, Blake Ritson, Kim Bodnia, Ned Dennehy, Charity Wakefield, Ana Ularu, David Dencik, Michael Ryan, Mark O'Neal, Jim High)
Melodrama about a logging magnate who discovers his wife can't have children.
The Silent Storm (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Corinna McFarlane; Writer: Corinna McFarlane; Stars: Damian Lewis, Andrea Riseborough, Kate Dickie, John Sessions, Ross Anderson, Eric Robertson)
Story of a stormy marriage between an authoritarian minister and his mysterious wife whose lives are shaken by the unexpected arrival of a delinquent into their home.
Still The Water (Futatsume No Mado) (Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Naomi Kawase; Writer: Naomi Kawase; Stars: Makiko Watanabe, Hideo Sakaki, Jun Murakami, Miyuki Matsuda, Tetta Sugimoto)
A teenage couple investigate after a corpse is found floating in the sea during an island festival.
Serena Serena
Serena and X+Y
The Tales Of Hoffmann (Country: UK; Year: 1951; Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger; Writer: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Dennis Arundell; Stars: Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tchérina, Anne Ayars, Pamela Brown, Léonide Massine, Robert Helpmann, Frederick Ashton, Mogens Wieth, Robert Rounseville, Lionel Harris, Philip Leaver)
A poet recalls three doomed romances.
Three Hearts (3 coeurs, 3 Hearts) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Benoît Jacquot; Writer: Julien Boivent, Benoît Jacquot; Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Xavier Briere, Thomas Doret, Yvonne Gradelet, Joshua Heuzard Freche, André Marcon, Patrick Mille, Nicolas Simon, Elina Solomon, Cédric Vieira, Caroline Piette)
A woman is caught in a play of love, fate and narrative coincidence.
Viktoria (Country: Bulgaria, Romania; Year: 2014; Director: Maya Vitkova; Writer: Maya Vitkova; Stars: Irmena Chichikova, Daria Vitkova, Kalina Vitkova, Mariana Krumova, Dimo Dimov, Georgi Spassov)
Although determined not to have a child in Communist Bulgaria, Boryana gives birth to Viktoria, who despite being born with no umbilical cord, is proclaimed to be the baby of the decade. But political collapse and the hardships of the new time bind mother and daughter together.
Waiting for August (Country: Belgium; Year: 2014; Director: Teodora Ana Mihai)
A grim atemporality has infiltrated the lives of seven Romanian siblings. Their mother has gone to work in Italy, and the responsibility for caring for the household is placed entirely with 15-year-old Georgiana.
The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2014; Director: Daniel Ribeiro; Writer: Daniel Ribeiro; Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Eucir de Souza, Isabela Guasco, Selma Egrei, Júlio Machado, Naruna Costa, Lúcia Romano, Victor Filgueiras), Official Site, Trailer
Story of a blind teenager who yearns for independence.
The Blue Room The Blue Room
The Blue Room and The Tales Of Hoffmann
Why Be Good (Country: US; Year: 1929; Director: William A Seiter; Writer: Paul Perez, Carey Wilson, Carey Wilson; Stars: Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton, Bodil Rosing, John St. Polis, Edward Martindel, Eddie Clayton, Lincoln Stedman, Louis Natheaux, Collette Merton, Dixie Gay, Jean Harlow)
Silent romantic comedy.
Wild Life (Vie sauvage) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2014; Director: Cédric Kahn; Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Céline Sallette, David Gastou, Sofiane Neveu, Tara-Jay Bangalter, Romain Depret, Jules Ritmanic)
A father tries to raise his two sons away from civilisation.
X+Y (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Morgan Matthews; Writer: James Graham; Stars: Lewis Adams, Percelle Ascott, Edward Baker-Close, Lee Bolton, Jason Thomas Brown, Asa Butterfield, Tasha Connor, Colin Coombs, Alexa Davies, Jake Davies, Paul J. Dove, James Frost, Sally Hawkins, Alex Lawther, Orion Lee)
An autistic teenage prodigy travels from the English suburbs for a maths competition in Taipei, challenging his safely defined outlook.

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