London Film Festival 2016

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Neruda Neruda
Neruda and Frantz
Brimstone (Country: Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, UK; Year: 2016; Director: Martin Koolhoven; Writer: Martin Koolhoven, Martin Koolhoven; Stars: Kit Harington, Dakota Fanning, Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce, Paul Anderson, Emilia Jones, Carla Juri, William Houston, Bill Tangradi, Naomi Battrick, Ivy George, Jack Roth, Vera Vitali, Justin Salinger, Frederick Schmidt)
Revenge tale about a mute midwife in the American West.
Certain Women (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Kelly Reichardt; Writer: Kelly Reichardt, based on stories by Maile Meloy; Stars: Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Rosanna Arquette, Laura Dern, Jared Harris, James Le Gros, Rene Auberjonois, John Getz, Ashlie Atkinson, James Jordan, Matt McTighe, Sara Rodier, Edelen McWilliams, Lily Gladstone, Gabriel Clark)
Triptych of stories about women in small-town America.
Clash (Eshtebak) (Year: 2016; Director: Mohamed Diab; Writer: Khaled Diab, Mohamed Diab; Stars: Nelly Karim, Mohamed El Sebaii)
Drama set in a crowded police truck holding pro and anti-Muslim Brotherhood members in the wake of a 2013 protest.
Elle (Country: France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Paul Verhoeven; Writer: David Birke, based on the book by Philippe Djian; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Alice Isaaz, Christian Berkel, Virginie Efira, Anne Consigny, Laurent Lafitte, Jonas Bloquet, Charles Berling, Vimala Pons, Raphaël Lenglet, Olivia Gotanègre, Lucas Prisor, Judith Magre, Arthur Mazet, Stéphane Bak)
A successful video game boss aims to track down her attacker after a home invasion.
Frantz (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo; Stars: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bülow, Anton von Lucke, Cyrielle Clair, Alice de Lencquesaing, Axel Wandtke, Rainer Egger, Rainer Silberschneider, Merlin Rose, Ralf Dittrich, Michael Witte, Lutz Blochberger)
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
Moonlight Moonlight
Moonlight and Certain Women
Goldstone (Country: Australia; Year: 2016; Director: Ivan Sen; Writer: Ivan Sen; Stars: Kate Beahan, Pei-Pei Cheng, Linda Chien, Max Cullen, Michelle Lim Davidson, Michael Dorman, Aaron Fa'aoso, David Gulpilil, Lark Lee, Tommy Lewis, Aaron Pedersen, Steve Rodgers, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham)
An indigenous detective arrives in a frontier town on the hunt for a missing person.
Layla M (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2016; Director: Mijke de Jong; Writer: Mijke de Jong, Jan Eilander; Stars: Ilias Addab, Nora El Koussour)
A young girl begins to be radicalised in Amsterdam.
Moonlight (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Barry Jenkins; Writer: Barry Jenkins, based on the play by Tarell McCraney; Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan'Sandy' Sanderson, Alex R. Hibbert, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, Jaden Piner, Herman 'Caheei McGloun, Kamal Ani-Bellow, Keomi Givens, Eddie Blanchard, Rudi Goblin, Ashton Sanders, Edson Jean, Patrick Decile)
Three-part narrative about the life of a gay African-American.
Neruda (Country: France, Spain, Argentina, Chile; Year: 2016; Director: Pablo Larraín; Writer: Guillermo Calderón; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, Pablo Derqui, Mercedes Morán, Marcelo Alonso, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell, Francisco Reyes, Diego Muñoz, Michael Silva)
Story of the Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his homeland.
A Quiet Passion (Country: UK, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Terence Davies; Writer: Terence Davies; Stars: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May, Joanna Bacon, Catherine Bailey, Emma Bell, Benjamin Wainwright, Annette Badland, Rose Williams, Noémie Schellens, Miles Richardson, Eric Loren, Stefan Menaul)
The story of American poet Emily Dickinson.
Elle Elle
Elle and A Quiet Passion
Una (Country: UK, US, Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Benedict Andrews; Writer: David Harrower; Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed, Rooney Mara, Indira Varma, Tara Fitzgerald, Tobias Menzies, Natasha Little, Isobelle Molloy, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Ciarán McMenamin, Erand Hoxha, Lasco Atkins, Sydney Wade, Sophie Stanton, Darren Morfitt)
When a woman arrives at a man's workplace, secrets from the past begin to surface.
Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa) (Country: Japan; Year: 2016; Director: Makoto Shinkai; Writer: Makoto Shinkai; Stars: Etsuko Ichihara, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa, Ryô Narita, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kanon Tani, Aoi Yuki)
Two high school kids who've never met - city boy Taki and country girl Mitsuha - are united through their dreams.
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