London Film Festival 2016

Split across two programmes, indicated below.

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Your Mother And I Your Mother And I
Your Mother And I and Pickle
9 Days: From My Window In Aleppo (Country: Netherlands, Syria; Year: 2016; Director: Floor van der Meulen, Thomas Vroege, Issa Touma; Writer: Issa Touma)
Recording the start of the city's uprising.
Short Film Award Programme 1
Candy Floss (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Jed Hart; Writer: Jed Hart; Stars: Barry Keoghan, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Dean Christie)
Jasmine is a troubled teenager on the run who is taken in by Shane, who works at a travelling fairground.
Short Film Award Programme 2
Ears, Nose And Throat (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Kevin Jerome Everson; Stars: Shadeena Brooks, Eric Mansfield, Heather Honeycutt)
A woman unburdens herself about a horrific event she witnessed.
Short Film Award Programme 2
The Girl Who Danced With The Devil (Country: Brazil; Year: 2016; Director: João Paulo Miranda Maria)
A girl from a very religious family seeks about her own paradise.
Short Film Award Programme 1
Import (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2016; Director: Ena Sendijarevic; Writer: Ena Sendijarevic; Stars: Annelies Appelhof, Ali Ben Horsting, Aya Crnic, Alena Dzebo, Esma Hrusto, Sjeng Kessels, Mario Knezovic, Felix Jan Kuipers, Timme Moorrees, Annemarie Prins, Wessel Spieker, Hiske van der Linden)
A young Bosnian refugee family ends up in a small village in the Netherlands. Absurd situations arise as they are trying to make this new world their home.
Short Film Award Programme 2
Love (Country: France, Hungary; Year: 2016; Director: Réka Bucsi)
Animated meditation on the nature of love.
Short Film Award Programme 1
Pickle (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Amy Nicholson)
Documentary celebrating man's capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted existence until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate demise.
Short Film Award Programme 2
The Send-off (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas)
Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with the hope of transcending their rural town.
Short Film Award Programme 1
The Silence (Il silenzio) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2016; Director: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi; Writer: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi; Stars: Valentina Carnelutti, Cahide Ozel, Fatma Alakus)
Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On a visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate for her mother.
Short Film Award Programme 2
There Is Land! (Há terra!) (Country: France, Brazil; Year: 2016; Director: Ana Vaz)
An encounter, a hunt, a tale of looking and becoming.
Short Film Award Programme 2
The Trembling Giant (Country: US, UK; Year: 2015; Director: Patrick Tarrant)
Nature documentary about America's threatened trees.
Short Film Award Programme 1
Your Mother And I (Country: UK, Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Anna Maguire; Writer: Julia Hart, Anna Maguire, based on a short story by Dave Eggers; Stars: Julia Sarah Stone, Don McKellar, Jayden Greig, Clive Walton)
Johnna's dad changed the world. Or so he says.
Short Film Award Programme 1
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