London Film Festival 2016

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Staying Vertical Staying Vertical
Staying Vertical and The Handmaiden
Apprentice (Country: France, Germany, Singapore; Year: 2016; Director: Boo Junfeng ; Writer: Boo Junfeng ; Stars: Wan Hanafi Su, Firdaus Rahman, Gerald Chew, Crispian Chan, Boon Pin Koh, Mastura Ahmad, Sean Tobin, Nickson Cheng, Ong Chao Hong)
Prison drama about a young warden who befriends the jail's executioner.
By The Time It Gets Dark (Dao Khanong) (Country: Thailand, Netherlands, France, Qatar; Year: 2016; Director: Anocha Suwichakornpong)
A film director and her muse who was a student activist in the 1970s, a waitress who keeps changing jobs, an actor and an actress are all connected to each other in hidden ways.
Christine (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Antonio Campos; Writer: Craig Shilowich; Stars: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Maria Dizzia, J. Smith-Cameron, Kim Shaw, Timothy Simons, Tracy Letts, Rachel Hendrix, John Cullum, Morgan Spector, Susan Pourfar, Kimberley Drummond, Ritchie Montgomery, Jayson Warner Smith, Masey McLain)
True story of a driven but troubled TV news reporter.
Dearest Sister (Nong Hak) (Country: Laos; Year: 2016; Director: Mattie Do; Writer: Christopher Larsen; Stars: Amphaiphun Phommapunya, Vilouna Phetmany, Tambet Tuisk, Manivanh Boulom, Yannawoutthi Chanthalungsy, Maluly Chanthalangsy, Brandon Hashimoto, Naliphone Siviengxay, Douangmany Soliphanh, Maneevone Chanthalungsy, Danouphonh Chanthakoummane, Oudomphone Pholsena, Namsoke Xayluesa, Latsamy Inoudome, Sivin Simala)
A girl goes to the city to help care for her cousin, who is going blind, only to discover that the woman can now communicate with spirits.
The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV, Last Days Of Louis XIV) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Albert Serra; Writer: Thierry Lounas, Albert Serra; Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Filipe Duarte, Patrick d'Assumçao, José Wallenstein, Bernard Belin, Irène Silvagni, Philippe Crespeau, Marc Susini)
Drama about the final days of the Sun King.
Wild Wild
Wild and Personal Shopper
The Handmaiden (Agassi) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2016; Director: Park Chan-wook; Writer: Based on Sarah Waters' Fingersmith; Stars: Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, Jo Jin-woong, Kim Tae Ri)
A handmaiden sets out to swindle an heiress but things don't go to plan.
Dare gala.
Hema Hema: Sing Me A Song While I Wait (Country: Bhutan, Hong Kong; Year: 2016; Director: Khyentse Norbu; Writer: Khyentse Norbu; Stars: Tshering Dorji, Sadon Lhamo, Thinley Dorji, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Xun Zhou, Tshewang Dendup, Tenzin Dolma, Jamyang Dorji, Jigme Drukpa, Xin Liang, Rinchen Namgayel, Pema Namtruel, Gomchen Pema, Tandin Sonam, Kelsang Tobgay)
Masked campers go wild in the jungle at a gathering which only happens once every dozen years.
Junoon (Country: India; Year: 1979; Director: Shyam Benegal; Writer: Shyam Benegal, Ruskin Bond, Ismat Chughtai, Satyadev Dubey; Stars: Jalal Agha, Nafisa Ali, Tom Alter, Shabana Azmi, Ismat Chughtai, Benjamin Gilani, Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Geoffrey Kendal, Jennifer Kendal, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Deepti Naval, Pearl Padamsee)
An obsessed Indian Nawab falls for an Anglo-Indian woman against the backdrop of the 1857 Indian Mutiny.
King Cobra (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Justin Kelly; Writer: Justin Kelly; Stars: James Franco, Molly Ringwald, Alicia Silverstone, Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton, Keegan Allen, Spencer Lofranco, Sean Grandillo, Cabrina Collesides, Rosemary Howard, Edward Crawford, Ron Simons, James Kelley, Daniel Sinasohn, Joseph Baird)
This ripped-from-the-headlines drama covers the early rise of gay porn headliner Sean Paul Lockhart, aka Brent Corrigan, before his falling out with the producer who made him famous. When Sean decides he’d be better off a free agent, a cash-strapped pair of rival producers aim to cash in by any means possible.
La Noche (Country: Argentina; Year: 2016; Director: Eduardo Castro; Writer: Eduardo Castro; Stars: Edgardo Castro, Federico Figari, Paula Ituriza, Luis Leiva, Dolores Guadalupe Olivares, William Prociuk)
A journey through the sexual underworld of Buenos Aires.
Zoology Zoology
Zoology and The Small World Of Sammy Lee
On The Milky Road (Na Mlecnom Putu) (Country: Serbia, Mexico, US, UK; Year: 2016; Director: Emir Kusturica; Writer: Emir Kusturica; Stars: Monica Bellucci, Emir Kusturica, Sergej Trifunovic, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Maria Darkina, Bajram Severdzan, Davor Janjic, Zoran Cvijanovic, Sloboda Micalovic, Petar Mircevski, Ratka Radmanovic, Branislav Fistric, Darko Kurtovic)
Story of a milkman's blossoming love against the backdrop of war.
Ovarian Psycos (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle)
Meet the Ovarian Psycos: an East L.A bold and unapologetic Riot-Grrrl-meets-Zapatista bike brigade of women of colour.
Personal Shopper (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Olivier Assayas; Writer: Olivier Assayas; Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Nora von Waldstätten, Anders Danielsen Lie, Pamela Betsy Cooper, David Bowles, Sigrid Bouaziz, Ty Olwin, Fabrice Reeves, Benoit Peverelli, Abigail Millar)
Ghost story set against the backdrop of the Paris fashion world.
Planetarium (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Rebecca Zlotowski; Writer: Rebecca Zlotowski, Robin Campillo; Stars: Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Amira Casar, Pierre Salvadori, Louis Garrel, David Bennent, Damien Chapelle, Jerzy Rogulski, Camille Lellouche, Christophe Odent, Kamel Abdelli, Michel Zlotowski, Talina Boyaci, Benoît Forgeard)
Two psychic sisters cross paths with a French producer while performing in 1930s Paris.
Private Property (Country: US; Year: 1960; Director: Leslie Stevens; Writer: Leslie Stevens; Stars: Kate Manx, Corey Allen, Warren Oates, Robert Ward, Jerome Cowan, Jules Maitland)
Two drifters follow a rich housewife to her home and try to insinuate themselves into her house.
Christine Christine
Christine and King Cobra
The Rehearsal (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2016; Director: Alison Maclean; Writer: Alison Maclean, Emily Perkins; Stars: James Rolleston, Kerry Fox, Ella Edward, Alice Englert, Kieran Charnock, Scott Cotter, Evan Fenemor, Miranda Harcourt, Michelle Ny, Rachel Roberts, Erroll Shand, Marlon Williams, Tandi Wright)
Coming-of-age story about a young actor searching for the truth of a character he’s playing onstage and the resulting moral dilemma in his personal life.
Scarred Hearts (Country: Romania, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Radu Jude; Writer: M Blecher, Radu Jude; Stars: Gabriel Spahiu, Serban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Florin Magureanu, Ivana Mladenovic, Lucian Teodor Rus, Iulian Marinescu, Eduard Vacariu, Dana Voicu, Ilinca Harnut, Mihai Comanoiu, Catalin Anchidin, Alexandru Dabija, Marius Damian, Fernando Klabin)
A young writer in a sanotorium falls in love with a fellow patient.
The Small World Of Sammy Lee (Country: UK; Year: 1963; Director: Ken Hughes; Writer: Ken Hughes; Stars: Anthony Newley, Julia Foster, Robert Stephens, Wilfrid Brambell, Warren Mitchell, Miriam Karlin, Kenneth J. Warren, Clive Colin Bowler, Toni Palmer, Harry Locke, Al Mulock, Cyril Shaps, Roy Kinnear, Derek Nimmo, Harry Baird)
A seedy strip club compere tries to stay one step ahead of heavies out to collect his gambling debts.
Spaceship (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Alex Taylor; Writer: Alex Taylor; Stars: Alexa Davies, Tallulah Rose Haddon, Antti Reini, Steven Elder, Harry Jarvis, Lara Peake, Lucian Charles Collier, Kristof Gerega)
A girl fakes her own alien abduction, leaving her dad to search for her.
Staying Vertical (Rester Vertical) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Alain Guiraudie; Writer: Alain Guiraudie; Stars: Laure Calamy, Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Christian Bouillette, Raphaël Thierry)
A man is seduced by a free-spirited shepherdess and finds himself left holding the baby.
Planetarium Planetarium
Planetarium and Wolf And Sheep
The Untamed (La región salvaje) (Country: Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland; Year: 2016; Director: Amat Escalante; Writer: Amat Escalante, Gibrán Portela; Stars: Kenny Johnston)
A mysterious young woman is convinced that something otherworldly could be the answer to all of her family's problems.
Wild (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Nicolette Krebitz; Writer: Nicolette Krebitz; Stars: Lilith Stangenberg, Georg Friedrich, Silke Bodenbender, Saskia Rosendahl, Pit Bukowski, Tamer Yigit, Joy Maria Bay, Kotti Yun)
A woman begins to disconnect with civilisation after an encounter with a wolf.
Wolf And Sheep (Country: Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat)
Story of Afghan shepherds set against the backdrop of war.
The Worthy (Country: United Arab Emirates; Year: 2016; Director: Ali F Mostafa; Writer: Nidal Morra, Vikram Weet; Stars: Ali Suliman, Samer Ismail, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Rakeen Saad, Ruba Blal, Habib Ghuloom, Samer Al Masry, Rashed Malhas, Mohammed Mostafa, Mohammad Al Ibrahimi, Mahmoud Al Atrash, Nabeel Ahmad Alkoni, Manal Shomaly, Salah Hanoun)
In a Dystopian world, a man becomes involved in a deadly game of survival.
Zoology (Zoologiya) (Country: Russia, France, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Ivan I Tverdovsky; Writer: Ivan I Tverdovskiy; Stars: Masha Tokareva, Natalya Pavlenkova, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Dmitriy Groshev, Anna Astashkina, Irina Chipizhenko, Zhanetta Demikhova, Yulia Pimkina, Anastasiya Baklanova, Katya Alexandrina, Ella Sanko, Nelly Vasilyeva, Valentina Popova, Ludmila Shestakova, Yuriy Vnukov)
A quiet, middle-aged zoo employee wakes up to discover that she has grown a tail.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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