London Film Festival 2016

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Prevenge Prevenge
Prevenge and Don't Think Twice
Barakh Meets Barakh (Barakah yoqabil Barakah) (Country: Saudi Arabia; Year: 2016; Director: Mahmoud Sabbagh; Writer: Mahmoud Sabbagh; Stars: Hisham Fageeh, Fatima AlBanawi, Sami Hifny, Khairia Nazmi, Abdulmajeed Al-Ruhaidi, Turki Shaikh, Marian Bilal)
A government official embarks on a relationship with a vlogger against the backdrop of constraints of romance in Saudi Arabia.
Don't Think Twice (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Mike Birbiglia; Writer: Mike Birbiglia; Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, Seth Barrish, Erin Darke, Brian Edwards, Elise Edwards, DeWitt Fleming Jr., Sondra James, Brandon Scott Jones, Jordan Kenneth Kamp, Maggie Kemper)
Set in the world of New York improv comedy, where the members of a tight-knit troupe are thrown into disarray when one of their ranks lands a coveted spot on a top TV show.
Down Under (Country: Australia; Year: 2016; Director: Abe Forsythe; Writer: Abe Forsythe; Stars: Lincoln Younes, Rahel Romahn, Michael Denkha, Fayssal Bazzi, Alexander England, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Chris Bunton, Harriet Dyer, David Field, Marshall Napier, Josh McConville, Dylan Young, Christiaan Van Vuuren, Anthony Taufa)
Black comedy, set in the aftermath of race riots.
Houston, We Have A Problem! (Country: Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Czech Republic, Qatar; Year: 2016; Director: Žiga Virc; Writer: Žiga Virc, Boštjan Virc)
Creating the myth of a space-race power deal.
The Last Laugh (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Ferne Pearlstein; Writer: Robert Edwards, Ferne Pearlstein; Stars: Sarah Silverman, David Cross, Mel Brooks, Rob Reiner, Gilbert Gottfried, Carl Reiner, Harry Shearer, Larry Charles, Susie Essman, David Steinberg, Robert Clary, Jeffrey Ross, Judy Gold, Lisa Lampanelli, Hanala Sagal)
When is comedy not funny? Some would argue, when it’s about the Holocaust. Through interviews and performances featuring people on either side of the issue.
Tickling Giants Tickling Giants
Tickling Giants and Houston, We Have A Problem!
Lost In Paris (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon; Writer: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon; Stars: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva, Pierre Richard, Emmy Boissard Paumelle, Céline Laurentie, Charlotte Dubery, David Palatino, Frédéric Meert, Guillaume Delvingt, Philippe Martz, Olivier Parenty, Fabrice Milich, Jean Loison, Annabelle Cocollos)
Slapstick comedy sees a woman face a series of catastrophes after heading to Paris for the first time.
Mascots (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Christopher Guest; Writer: Christopher Guest, Jim Piddock; Stars: Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey, Sandra Rosko, Zach Woods, Christopher Guest, Jane Lynch, Fred Willard, John Michael Higgins, Tom Bennett, Bob Balaban, Oscar Nuñez, Ed Begley Jr., Sarah Baker, Don Lake, Harry Shearer)
Mockumentary about the world of competitive mascots.
Mindhorn (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Sean Foley; Writer: Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby; Stars: Essie Davis, Julian Barratt, Alex Wyndham, Alannah Olivia, Robin Morrissey, Jessye Romeo, Alec Nicholls)
A fading actor aims to redeem himself by turning private eye and catching a killer.
One Week And A Day (Country: Israel; Year: 2016; Director: Asaph Polonsky; Writer: Asaph Polonsky; Stars: Uri Gavriel, Tomer Kapon, Jenya Dodina, Shai Avivi, Sharon Alexander, Carmit Mesilati Kaplan)
In the span of a day, a grieving father steals medicinal marijuana from a hospice, skips work and hangs out with his estranged neighbor's son while his wife tries to get back to her daily routine as she fights off school teachers, stray kittens and dental clinic workers.
Prevenge (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Alice Lowe; Writer: Alice Lowe; Stars: Jo Hartley, Kate Dickie, Gemma Whelan, Alice Lowe, Tom Davis, Kayvan Novak, Mike Wozniak, Dan Renton Skinner, Tom Meeten, Eileen Davies, Leila Hoffman, Grace Calder, Sara Dee, Della Moon Synnott, Marc Bessant)
A pregnant serial killer is out for vengeance.
Mindhorn Mindhorn
Mindhorn and Toni Erdmann
Tickling Giants (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Sara Taksler; Writer: Sara Taksler; Stars: Bassem Youssef, Jon Stewart)
Charting Bassem Youssef’s rise as Egypt’s foremost on-screen satirist.
Toni Erdmann (Country: Germany, Austria; Year: 2016; Director: Maren Ade; Writer: Maren Ade; Stars: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Lucy Russell, Trystan Pütter, Hadewych Minis, Vlad Ivanov, Ingrid Bisu, John Keogh, Ingo Wimmer, Cosmin Padureanu, Anna Maria Bergold, Radu Banzaru, Alexandru Papadopol, Sava Lolov, Jürg Löw)
A father drops in on his daughter and poses as a stranger to her friends.
Laugh gala.
Women Who Kill (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Ingrid Jungermann; Writer: Ingrid Jungermann; Stars: Annette O'Toole, Sheila Vand, Deborah Rush, Grace Rex, Francis Benhamou, Tami Sagher, Shannon Patricia O'Neill, Rodrigo Lopresti, Terence Nance, Ingrid Jungermann, Doug Moe, Ann Carr, Keisha Zollar, Anna Orlova, Ngozi Jane Anyanwu)
Morgan and Jean work well together as true crime podcasters because they didn’t work well, at all, as a couple. When Morgan strikes up a new relationship with the mysterious Simone, their shared interest turns into suspicion, paranoia, and fear.
The Young Offenders (Country: Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Peter Foott; Writer: Peter Foott; Stars: Hilary Rose, Chris Walley, Ciaran Bermingham, Alex Murphy, Dominic MacHale, Pascal Scott, Judy Donovan, Shane Casey, Stephen O'Connor, Michael Sands, Frank Prendergast)
Two teenagers run into trouble when they try to steal cocaine washed up on an Irish beach.

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