London Film Festival 2016

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Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth and The Giant
Chameleon (Camaleón) (Country: Chile; Year: 2016; Director: Jorge Riquelme Serrano; Writer: Jorge Riquelme Serrano; Stars: Alejandro Goic, Gastón Salgado, Paulina Urrutia, Paula Zúñiga)
Two women are terrorised by an unexpected guest.
A Date For Mad Mary (Country: Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Darren Thornton; Writer: Colin Thornton, Darren Thornton; Stars: Fionnuala Murphy, Seána Kerslake, Denise McCormack, Kelly Byrne, Chris Newman, Kyle Bradley Donaldson, Barbara Brennan, Siobhan Shanahan, Susie Power, Terry O'Neill, Charleigh Bailey, Shauna Higgins, Lisa Hickey, Carolyn Bracken, Darren Creaven)
Mary is looking for a date for her best friend’s wedding. But she can’t get her head round it: Maybe she’s not looking for a boy at all, and maybe it was much more than just a friendship.
Divines (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Houda Benyamina; Writer: Houda Benyamina, Romain Compingt, Malik Rumeau; Stars: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda, Yasin Houicha, Majdouline Idrissi, Bass Dhem)
Story of an Arabic drug dealer in a Parisian ghetto.
The Giant (Jätten) (Country: Sweden, Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Johannes Nyholm; Writer: Johannes Nyholm; Stars: Christian Andrén, Johan Kylén, Anna Bjelkerud, Linda Faith, Moa Malan, Niclas Fransson, Gun Larsson, Bengt Carlsson, Stina Rangmar, Stina Elinderson, Pia Edlund, Leif Edlund, Bo Melin, Martin McFaul, Martin Högdahl)
Rikard is a 30-year-old man, severely deformed and suffering from autism, haunted by the loss of his mother. From time to time, he escapes from reality into an imaginary world where he is a 50m tall giant.
Hedi (Inhebbek Hedi) (Country: Tunisia, Belgium, France; Year: 2016; Director: Mohamed Ben Attia; Stars: Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita, Hakim Boumessoudi, Omnia Ben Ghali)
A young Tunisian man is mistaken in thinking that there can be no more surprises in his life.
Divines Divines
Divines and My Life As A Courgette
Lady Macbeth (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: William Oldroyd; Writer: Alice Birch, based on the novel by Nikolai Leskov; Stars: Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie, Paul Hilton, Golda Rosheuvel, Anton Palmer)
A woman sold into a loveless marriage develops a mind for murder after starting an affair.
The Levelling (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Hope Dickson Leach; Writer: Hope Dickson Leach; Stars: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden, Joe Blakemore)
A woman returns to her family farm after her brother's suicide.
My Life As A Courgette (Ma Vie De Courgette) (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 2016; Director: Claude Barras; Writer: Gilles Paris, Morgan Navarro, Céline Sciamma, Germano Zullo; Stars: Voices of: Michel Vuillermoz, Natacha Koutchoumov, Paulin Jaccoud, Brigitte Rosset, Adrien Barazzone, Véronique Montel, Monica Budde, Anne-Laure Brasey, Estelle Hennard, Jean-Claude Issenmann, Sixtine Murat, Raul Ribera, Elliot Sanchez, Gaspard Schlatter, Lou Wick)
Stop-motion story of a boy, who is sent to a group home for orphans after the death of his mum.
Playground (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Bartosz M Kowalski)
Two ordinary boys seek entertainment on a dull, summer afternoon... and alas they find it.
Porto (Country: US, France, Portugal; Year: 2016; Director: Gabe Klinger; Writer: Larry Gross, Gabe Klinger; Stars: Anton Yelchin, Lucie Lucas, Françoise Lebrun, Paulo Calatré, Chantal Akerman, Florie Auclerc-Vialens, Aude Pépin, Filomena Gigante, Rita Pinheiro, Diana de Sousa)
Jake and Mati are two outsiders in Porto who once experienced a brief connection. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through memories, they relive the depths of a night uninhibited by the consequences of time.
The Levelling The Levelling
The Levelling and Raw
Raw (Grave) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Julia Ducournau; Writer: Julia Ducournau; Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Bouli Lanners, Joana Preiss, Marion Vernoux, )
A girl from a family of vegetarians decides to eat raw meat for the first time with unexpected consequences.
What's In The Darkness (Hei chu you shen me) (Country: China; Year: 2015; Director: Wang Yichun ; Writer: Wang Yichun)
A killer is on the loose in a small town at the same time as a teenage girl is coming of age.
Wùlu (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Daouda Coulibaly; Writer: Daouda Coulibaly; Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Dembele Habib, Ndiaye Ismaël, Ibrahim Koma, Ndiaye Mariame, Inna Modja, Olivier Rabourdin, Jean-Marie Traoré)
A Malian bus driver faces a stark choice when he discovers crime pays more than honesty.

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