London Film Festival 2016

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David Lynch: The Art Life David Lynch: The Art Life
David Lynch: The Art Life and Tower
All This Panic (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jenny Gage; Stars: Dusty Rose Ryan, Delia Cunningham, Lena M, Ginger Leigh Ryan, Olivia Cucinotta, Sage Adams, Nichole R. Thompson-Adams, Kevin Ryan, Tanya Ryan, Ivy Blackshire, Gabriel Sommer, Tess Neau)
What is it like to come of age in New York City? First-time director Jenny Gage follows vivacious sisters, Ginger and Dusty, and their high school friends over the course of their crucial teen years.
An Insignificant Man (Country: India, Netherlands; Year: 2016; Director: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla; Writer: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla; Stars: Arvind Kejriwal, Santosh Koli, Manish Sisodia, Yogendra Yadav)
The rise of Inidan activist Arvind Kejriwal and the birth of The Common Man's Party.
Chasing Asylum (Country: Australia, Iran, Indonesia, Lebanon, Cambodia, Afghanistan; Year: 2016; Director: Eva Orner)
Documentary investigates Australia's treatement of asylum seekers and refugees.
David Lynch: The Art Life (Country: US, Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm; Stars: David Lynch)
Documentary about the American filmmaker.
The Graduation (Le Concours) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Claire Simon)
A documentary about selection procedures at cinema school La Fémis in Paris.
The Graduation The Graduation
The Graduation and All This Panic
LoveTrue (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Alma Har'el; Stars: TerriAnn Peters)
From an Alaskan strip club, a Hawaiian island, and the streets of NYC — revelatory stories emerge about a deeper definition of love. S
On Call (La Permanence) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Alice Diop)
A documentary about a suburban Parisian doctor’s office where free consulting services are offered to immigrants from around the world.
Safari (Country: Austria; Year: 2016; Director: Ulrich Seidl; Writer: Veronika Franz, Ulrich Seidl)
A look at Austrians hunting in Namibia.
The Space In Between: Marina Abramovic and Brazil (Country: Brazil; Year: 2016; Director: Marco Del Fiol, Gustavo Almeida; Writer: Marina Abramovic, Fabiana Werneck Barcinski, Marco Del Fiol, Jasmin Pinho; Stars: Marina Abramovic, Dorothy W. Cooke, Narcisa Cândido da Conceição, Itamir Damião, João de Deus, Aldaci Dos Santos, Florentina Pereira Dos Santos, Maya Parvati Bastos Duarte, Zezito Duarte, Andy Grace, Rudá Iandé, Denise Maia, Matheus Miranda Mattos)
The Serbian artist travels to Brazil in search of emotional healing and inspiration.
Starless Dreams (Country: Iran; Year: 2016; Director: Mehrdad Oskouei; Writer: Mehrdad Oskouei)
Portrait of juvenile delinquent women at the extreme margins of Iranian society.
Tower (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Keith Maitland; Stars: Violett Beane, Louie Arnette, Blair Jackson, Monty Muir, Chris Doubek, Reece Everett Ryan, Josephine McAdam, Aldo Ordoñez, Vicky Illk, John Fitch, Karen Davidson, Jeremy Brown, Séamus Bolivar-Ochoa, Cole Bresnehen, Timothy Lucas)
A rotoscope reconstruction of the first mediatised school massacre in the United States.
The War Show (Country: Germany, Denmark, Syria; Year: 2016; Director: Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon; Writer: Oqba Bouzian, Andreas Dalsgaard, Alaa Hassan, Miriam Nørgaard, Spencer Osberg, Obaidah Zytoon)
The Arab Spring aftermath from a Syrian perspective.

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

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

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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