London Film Festival 2015

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Dog Lady Dog Lady
Dog Lady and Aferim!
Aferim! (Country: Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France; Year: 2015; Director: Radu Jude; Writer: Radu Jude; Stars: Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Dabija, Luminita Gheorghiu, Victor Rebengiuc, Alberto Dinache, Alexandru Bindea, Mihaela Sirbu, Adina Cristescu, Serban Pavlu, Gabriel Spahiu, Puiu Mircea Lascus, Daniel Visan)
A policeman and his son hunt a runaway gypsy slave.
The Assassin (Nie Yin Niang) (Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong; Year: 2015; Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien ; Writer: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Chu T'ien-wen, Hsieh Hai-meng; Stars: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Sheu Fang-yi, Hsieh Hsin-ying, Zhou Yun, Juan Ching-tian, Tsumabuki Satoshi)
Action, drama and romance set during the Tang Dynasty.
Black Girl (La noire de...) (Country: France, Senegal; Year: 1966; Director: Ousmane Sembene; Writer: Ousmane Sembene; Stars: Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene, Ibrahima Boy, Bernard Delbard, Nicole Donati, Raymond Lemeri, Suzanne Lemeri, Philippe, Sophie, Damien, Toto Bissainthe, Robert Marcy, Sophie Leclerc)
A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France.
The Cowboys (Les Cowboys) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Thomas Bidegain; Writer: Noé Debré; Stars: John C. Reilly, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, François Damiens, Ellora Torchia)
A father sets out to find his missing daughter with the help of his son.
Dog Lady (La Mujer De Los Perros) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2015; Director: Laura Citarella, Verónica Llinás; Writer: Laura Citarella, Verónica Llinás; Stars: Verónica Llinás)
The story of a nameless woman living in the wilds with a pack of dogs.
The End Of The Tour The End Of The Tour
The End Of The Tour and Listen To Me Marlon
Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina; Year: 2015; Director: Ciro Guerra; Writer: Ciro Guerra, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal; Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis, Yauenkü Miguee, Nicolás Cancino, Luigi Sciamanna)
The story of the relationship between an Amazonian shaman and two scientists who, decades apart, search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
The End Of The Tour (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: James Ponsoldt; Writer: Donald Margulies, based on the book by David ; Stars: Anna Chlumsky, Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Mamie Gummer, Joan Cusack, Ron Livingston, Mickey Sumner, Lindsey Elizabeth, Dan John Miller, Noel Fletcher, LaTrallo Presley, Stephanie Cotton, Gina Ferwerda, Joel Thingvall, Ken Price)
The story of a five-day interview between a Rolling Stone journalist and David Foster Wallace.
Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (Exotica, Erotica Inc) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Evangelia Kranioti; Writer: Evangelia Kranioti)
“Sailors are like terrorists. They arrive in ports with a bomb called love and throw it,” says former prostitute Sandy, protagonist of this documentary.
Gold Coast (Guldkysten) (Country: Denmark, Sweden, Ghana; Year: 2015; Director: Daniel Dencik; Writer: Daniel Dencik, Sara Isabella Jønsson Vedde; Stars: Jakob Oftebro, Danica Curcic, John Aggrey, Luise Skov, Anders Heinrichsen, Adam Ild Rohweder, Wakefield Ackuaku, Sophia Adegnika, Fred Nii Amugi, Prince De-Graft Asante, Akofa Edjeani Asiedu, Dominic Demordzi, Mikkel Hilgart, Morten Holst, Ziggy Netteyson)
Young anti-colonial idealist Wulff leaves for Danish Guinea to set up a coffee plantation but not everything goes according to plan.
Ixcanul (Ixcanul Volcano) (Country: France, Guatemala; Year: 2015; Director: Jayro Bustamante; Writer: Jayro Bustamante; Stars: María Mercedes Croy, María Telón, Manuel Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo, Marvin Coroy)
Story of a teenage girl living in the foothills of a volcano, who faces an arranged marriage but is won over by the charms of a plantation worker.
Mountains May Depart Mountains May Depart
Mountains May Depart and Embrace Of The Serpent
King Jack (Year: 2015; Director: Felix Thompson; Writer: Felix Thompson; Stars: Charlie Plummer, Cory Nichols, Christian Madsen, Danny Flaherty, Erin Davie, Chloe Levine, Melvin Mogoli, Yainis Ynoa, Richardson Elijah, Elijah Richardson, Keith Leonard, Meeko, Scott LeRoy, William Rubel)
Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened 15-year-old discovers the importance of friendship, family and looking for happiness even in the most desolate of circumstances.
Land Of Mine (Country: Germany, Denmark; Year: 2015; Director: Martin Zandvliet; Writer: Martin Zandvliet; Stars: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Emil Belton, Oskar Belton, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Laura Bro, Oskar Bökelmann, Leon Seidel, Karl Alexander Seidel, Maximilian Beck, August Carter, Time Bülow, Alexander Rasch, Julius Kochinke)
In the aftermath of World War Two, the Allies used German prisoners of war to defuse and clear landmines from the Danish coastline.
Listen To Me Marlon (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Stevan Riley; Writer: Stevan Riley, Peter Ettedgui)
Documentary uses first-person tapes to explore the life and career of Brando.
Mountains May Depart (Shan He Gu Ren) (Country: China, Japan; Year: 2015; Director: Jia Zhangke; Writer: Jia Zhangke; Stars: Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Dong Jing, Dong Zijian)
A young woman chooses between two men as China is torn between its traditional values and a capitalist future.
The Mud Woman (La mujer de barro) (Country: Argentina, Chile; Year: 2015; Director: Sergio Castro San Martín; Writer: Sergio Castro San Martín; Stars: Daniel Antivilo, Angel Lattus, Paola Lattus, Maite Neira, Tiare Pino, Elsa Poblete, Catalina Saavedra)
Drama examining the plight of Chile's migrant workforce.
Sworn Virgin Sworn Virgin
Sworn Virgin and Rocco And His Brothers
Murmur Of The Hearts (Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan; Year: 2015; Director: Sylvia Chang; Stars: Hsiao-chuan Chang, Lawrence Ko, Angelica Lee, Isabella Leong)
An artist reunites with her brother.
Necktie Youth (Country: Netherlands, South Africa; Year: 2015; Director: Sibs Shongwe-La Mer; Writer: Sibs Shongwe-La Mer)
Jabz and September are two twenty-something suburbanites drifting through a day of drugs, sex, and philosophising in their privileged Johannesburg neighborhood, ill-equipped to handle a tragedy that has interrupted the hollowness of their daily lives.
The New Classmate (Country: India; Year: 2015; Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari; Writer: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Nitesh Tiwari, Neeraj Singh, Pranjal Chowdhary; Stars: Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Pankaj Tripathi)
A poor single mum hatches a plan to convince her rebellious daughter to study.
Petting Zoo (Country: Germany, Greece, US; Year: 2015; Director: Micah Magee; Writer: Micah Magee, David Barker, Kyle Henry, Wesley A. Oliver, Rene Penaloza Galvan, Cooky Ziesche; Stars: Devon Keller, Deztiny Gonzales, Jocko Sims, Kiowa Tucker, Adrienne Harrell, Emily Lape, Cory Criswell, Nicholas Jacobs, Jennifer Lauray, Chris Olson)
A working-class Texan teenager struggles to stay afloat.
Raging Moon (Raging Moon) (Country: UK; Year: 1971; Director: Bryan Forbes; Writer: Bryan Forbes, Peter Marshall; Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Nanette Newman, Georgia Brown, Bernard Lee, Gerald Sim, Michael Flanders, Margery Mason, Barry Jackson, Geoffrey Whitehead, Chris Chittell, Jack Woolgar, Norman Bird, Constance Chapman, Michael Lees, Geoffrey Bayldon)
Two disabled youngsters fall in love.
The Assassin The Assassin
The Assassin and Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Red Leaves (Alim adumim) (Country: Israel; Year: 2014; Director: Bazi Gete; Writer: Bazi Gete, Bazi Gete; Stars: Ruti Asarsai, Meir Dassa, Debebe Eshetu, David Getahun, Hanna Haiela, Molla Megistu, Solomon Mersha, Shula Moli, Yuval Yaacov, Adiel Zamro)
An ageing patriarch forces himself on his family after the death of his wife only to realise that their modern ways don’t chime with his worldview.
Right Now, Wrong Then (Jigeumeun Matgo Geuttaeneun Teullida) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2015; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Min-hee Kim, Yeo-jeong Yoon, Ju-bong Gi, Hwa-Jeong Choi)
A middle-aged art-film director and a fledgling artist meet - she knows he’s famous but doesn’t know his films, he’d like to see her paintings.
Rocco And His Brothers (Rocco e i suoi fratelli) (Country: Italy/France; Year: 1960; Director: Luchino Visconti; Writer: Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti; Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Katina Paxinou, Max Cartier, Spiros Focas, Rocco Vidolazzi, Claudia Cardinale, Roger Hanin, Paola Stoppa, Suzy Delair)
A family from the rural south fight for unity and purpose in post-war Milan.
Sailing A Sinking Sea (Country: Thailand, Myanmar; Year: 2015; Director: Olivia Wyatt; Writer: Olivia Wyatt)
Experimental documentary about the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand.
Sembene! (Country: US, Senegal; Year: 2015; Director: Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman)
In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. This true story celebrates how the “father of African cinema,” against enormous odds, fought a monumental, 50-year-long battle to give Africans a voice.
Youth Youth
Youth and Ixcanul
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Chloé Zhao; Writer: Chloé Zhao; Stars: Irene Bedard, Eleonore Hendricks, Taysha Fuller, Travis Lone Hill, Dakota Brown, John Reddy, Lauren Janis, Cat Clifford, Kevin Hunter, Keanna Rowland, Jorge Dullknife, Gabby Montileaux, Derrick Janis, Allen Reddy, Jashaun St. John)
Life for siblings on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata) (Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo; Year: 2015; Director: Laura Bispuri; Writer: Laura Bispuri, Francesca Manieri, inspired by the book by Elvira Dones; Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Emily Ferratello, Lars Eidinger, Flonja Kodheli, Luan Jaha, Bruno Shllaku, Ilire Vinca Celaj)
A woman who has taken an oath to live as a man rediscovers her sexuality.
Youth (La Giovinezza, The Early Years) (Country: Italy, France, Switzerland, UK; Year: 2015; Director: Paolo Sorrentino; Writer: Paolo Sorrentino; Stars: Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano, Harvey Keitel, Neve Gachev)
A composer and a film director staying in an Alpine hotel find themselves under unexpected pressure.

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