London Film Festival 2016

The feature films in this strand are below. There is also an additional programme of short film showcases.

View other London Film Festival Films by strand: Cult, Dare, Debate, Documentary Competition, Family, First Feature Competition, Headline Galas, Journey, Laugh, Love, Official Competition, Short Film Competition, Sonic, Special Presentations, Thrill, Treasures

Ascent (Country: Japan, Netherlands; Year: 2016; Director: Fiona Tan; Writer: Fiona Tan; Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa)
Experimental journey to Mount Fuji.
Experimenta gala
Born In Flames (Country: US; Year: 1983; Director: Lizzie Borden; Writer: Lizzie Borden, Ed Bowes; Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy, Becky Johnston, Pat Murphy, Kathryn Bigelow, Hillary Hurst, Sheila McLaughlin, Marty Pottenger, Lynne Jones, Ron Vawter, John Coplans, John Rudolph, Warner Schreiner)
In a futuristic US feminist groups try to challenge male power.
Confessions To The Mirror (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Sarah Pucill; Stars: Kate Hart, Karen Leroy Harris, and the voices of Carolyn Saint-Pé, Louise Larchbourne, Lucy Briggs-Owen)
A re-imagination of the life and work of the surrealist Claude Cahun.
Dawson City: Frozen Time (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Bill Morrison)
A history in still and moving images charting the transformation of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in fishing camp at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers.
Eglantine (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Margaret Salmon; Writer: Margaret Salmon)
A young girl has a fantastical adventure in a forest one night.
Exprmntl (Country: France, Germany, Belgium, Austria; Year: 2016; Director: Brecht Debackere; Writer: Debackere Brecht, Brecht Debackere; Stars: Gabrielle Claes, Eric De Kuyper, Harun Farocki, Birgit Hein, Peter Kubelka, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Jacques Ledoux, Boris Lehman, Roland Lethem, Jonas Mekas, Werner Nekes, Godfried Willem Raes, Robert Stéphane, Agnès Varda)
Documentary about the word's first festival dedicated to avant-garde cinema.
Further Beyond (Country: Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy; Writer: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy; Stars: Denise Gough, Alan Howley, Jose Miguel Jimenez)
Tracing the footsteps of Ambrose O'Higgins from Ireland to Chile in the 18th Century.
Have You Seen My Movie? (Country: UK, Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Anton Smith)
Montage of moments from cinema-going.
The Illinois Parables (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Deborah Stratman; Writer: Deborah Stratman; Stars: Raven Wolf C Felton Jennings II, Joshua Frieman, Anna Toborg, Jose Oubrerie, Daniel Verdier, David Gatten, Chris Bournea, Riley Cruttenden, Joshua Finnell, Paul Hill)
Experimental documentary. Eleven parables recount events from the history of the state of Illinois: regional vignettes about faith, force, technology and exodus.
Showing with Machine Space
I Had Nowhere To Go (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Douglas Gordon; Writer: Douglas Gordon, Ninon Liotet; Stars: Jonas Mekas)
Portrait of US avant-garde pioneer Jonas Mekas.
Machine Space (Country: UK, US; Year: 2016; Director: Stephen Connolly)
Essay film about Detroit.
Showing with The Illinois Parables
Moderation (Country: UK, Greece; Year: 2016; Director: Anja Kirschner; Writer: Anja Kirschner, Maya Lubinsky, Anna De Filippi; Stars: Maya Lubinsky, Anna De Filippi, Aida Elkashef, Michele Valley, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Adham Zidan, Pauline Huguet, Stavroula Siamou, Areti Seidaridou, Giorgos Valais, Laura Riccioli, Adriano Saleri, Lida Dalla)
A horror film production begins to disintegrate.

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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