London Film Festival 2015

Competing for the Grierson Award.

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Frame By Frame and The Pearl Button
(Be)longing (Volta à Terra) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2014; Director: João Pedro Plácido; Writer: Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, João Pedro Plácido)
Life for a youngster in a rural town where tradition rules the roost.
Censored Voices (Country: Israel, Germany; Year: 2015; Director: Mor Loushy; Writer: Mor Loushy)
One week after the 1967 Six-Day War, renowned author Amos Oz and editor Avraham Shapira recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The Israeli army censored the recordings, allowing only a fragment of the conversations to be published. Censored Voices reveals these recordings for the first time.
The Fear Of 13 (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: David Sington)
After 23 years on Death Row, convicted murderer Nick Yarris petitions the court for his execution.
World premiere.
Frame By Frame (Country: Afghanistan; Year: 2015; Director: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli; Stars: Massoud Hossaini, Wakil Kohsar, Najibullah Musafer, Farzana Wahidy)
A documentary about Afghan photojournalists.
European premiere.
Francofonia (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2015; Director: Aleksandr Sokurov; Writer: Aleksandr Sokurov; Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Vincent Nemeth, Benjamin Utzerath, Johanna Korthals Altes)
Dramatised story of the two men who tried to preserve the treasures of the Louvre in the face of war.
Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang
Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang and Francofonia
In Jackson Heights (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Frederick Wiseman)
Documentary about the district in New York's Queens.
Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang (Country: Brazil; Year: 2014; Director: Walter Salles; Writer: Walter Salles, Jean-Michel Frodon; Stars: Jia Zhangke)
Documentary about the Chinese director.
Mr. Gaga (Country: Sweden, Israel; Year: 2015; Director: Tomer Heymann; Writer: Tomer Heymann)
Documentary about Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin.
International premiere.
The Pearl Button (Le Bouton de Nacre) (Country: Chile, France, Spain; Year: 2015; Director: Patricio Guzmán; Writer: Patricio Guzmán)
Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of two mysterious buttons which were found on its ocean floor.
Public House (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Sarah Turner)
This genre-blending documentary turns community action to save a pub into a participatory opera.
World premiere.
Sherpa (Country: Australia, Nepal; Year: 2015; Director: Jennifer Peedom; Writer: Jennifer Peedom)
Conflict between Sherpas and westerners in the wake of tragedy on Everest.
European premiere.
Something Better To Come (Country: Russia, Poland; Year: 2015; Director: Hanna Polak; Writer: Hanna Polak)
A 14-year account of the life of a young Russian girl.
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