London Film Festival 2017

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Britannia Britannia
Britannia and Loving Vincent
24 Frames (Country: France, Iran; Year: 2017; Director: Abbas Kiarostami)
Experimental project that was the director's final film.
AlphaGo (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Greg Kohs; Stars: Demis Hassabis, Ioannis Antonoglou, Martin Rees, Thore Graepel, Lee Sedol, Michael Redmond, John Holmes, Yoo Changhyuk, Aja Huang, Vedavyas Panneershelvam, Andrew Jackson, Jeong Yoojeong, Kim Seongryong, Janice Kim, Hyeyeon Cho)
Google's DeepMind team takes on one of the world's top Go players in a weeklong tournament.
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: James Crump; Writer: James Crump; Stars: Jessica Lange, Patti D'Arbanville, Grace Jones, Jerry Hall, Karl Lagerfeld, Joan Juliet Buck, Michael Chow, Tina Chow, Yves Saint-Laurent, Grace Coddington, Pat Cleveland, Bill Cunningham, Jane Forth, Bob Colacello, Corey Tippin)
Documentary about the fashion illustrator.
Arcadia (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Paul Wright)
Archive study of Britain's relationship to the land.
The Ballad Of Shirley Collins (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Rob Curry, Tim Plester; Stars: Hannah Arterton, Stewart Lee, Elle Osborne, Sam Amidon, David Tibet, Shirley Collins)
Documentary about the life and work of the folk musician.
Félicité Félicité
Félicité and AlphaGo
Bamseom Pirates Soul Inferno (Bam-Seom-Hae-Jeok-Dan Seo-ul Bul-Ba-Da) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Jung Yoon-suk)
Documentary about the Korean punk band.
Britannia (Country: UK; Year: 1993; Director: Joanna Quinn; Writer: Joanna Quinn; Stars: Christine Pritchard, Ben Heneghan)
Animation about British imperialism.
Showing as part of short programme: From Jealous Dolls To Brutish Bulldogs
David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Sally Aitken)
Documentary about the film critic.
Faithfull (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Sandrine Bonnaire)
Documentary about singer Marianne Faithfull.
Filmworker (Year: 2017; Director: Tony Zierra)
Documentary about the working relationship between actor Leon Vitali and Stanley Kubrick.
Professor Marston And The Wonder Women Professor Marston And The Wonder Women
Professor Marston And The Wonder Women and Redoubtable
Félicité (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Alain Gomis; Writer: Alain Gomis, Olivier Loustau, Delphine Zingg; Stars: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo, Elbas Manuana, Diplome Amekindra, Célestin Mokono, François Kasonga, Prince Mbasi, Ferdinand Minga, Aziza Kengumbe, José Lusala, Plaisir Mumbula, Nathan Mulumba, Claudine Lumbu)
Story of a singer who finds herself in desperate circumstances after her son has an accident.
G-Funk (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Karam Gill; Writer: Karam Gill, Warren G; Stars: Ice Cube, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boy, George Clinton, of Rage The Lady, Russell Simmons, Kurupt, Warren G., Gerald Webb, Chuck D., Too $hort, Chingy, Deion Sanders)
Story of the hip hop sub-genre.
Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits (Year: 2017; Director: William Badgley)
Documenting the influential British band.
Loving Vincent (Country: UK, Poland; Year: 2017; Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman; Writer: Jacek Dehnel, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman; Stars: Helen McCrory, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner, Chris O'Dowd, Eleanor Tomlinson, Douglas Booth, Holly Earl, Robert Gulaczyk, John Sessions, James Greene, Richard Banks, Bill Thomas, Josh Burdett, Martin Herdman)
The life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh.
Manifesto (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Julian Rosefeldt; Writer: Julian Rosefeldt; Stars: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Carl Dietrich, Marie Borkowski Foedrowitz, Ea-Ja Kim, Marina Michael, Hannelore Ohlendorf, Ottokar Sachse, Ralf Tempel, Jimmy Trash, Andrew Upton)
Can history’s art manifestos apply to contemporary society? An homage to the 20th Century’s most impassioned artistic statements and innovators, from Futurists and Dadaists to Pop Art, Fluxus, Lars von Trier and Jim Jarmusch, this series of reenactments performed by Cate Blanchett explores these declarations’ performative components and political significance.
Manifesto Manifesto
Manifesto and Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
Nico, 1988 (Country: Italy, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli; Writer: Susanna Nicchiarelli; Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Calvin Demba, Karina Fernandez, Sandor Funtek, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, Thomas Trabacchi)
Biopic of the German singer, who sang with the Velvet Underground
Professor Marston And The Wonder Women (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Angela Robinson; Writer: Angela Robinson; Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Connie Britton, JJ Feild, Bella Heathcote, Maggie Castle, Allie Gallerani, Allie Marshall, Christopher Paul Richards, Acei Martin, Pamela Figueiredo, Chris Conroy, Melissa Jalali, Shawn Contois, Frank Ridley)
The true story of the creator of Wonder Woman.
Redoubtable (Le Redoubtable) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Michel Hazanavicius; Writer: Michel Hazanavicius, based on the autobiography by Anne Wiazemsky; Stars: Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo, Louis Garrel, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Micha Lescot, Grégory Gadebois, Marc Brun Adryan', Lola Ingrid Le Roch, Tanya Lopert, Emmanuele Aita, Arthur Orcier, Eric Marcel, Eva Chico, Louise Legendre, Zina Esepciuc)
Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the leading filmmaker of his generation, is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. They are happy, attractive, in love, they marry. But the film’s reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc.
Strand gala
Reinventing Marvin (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Anne Fontaine; Writer: Anne Fontaine, Pierre Trividic; Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Isabelle Huppert, Charles Berling, Catherine Salée, Catherine Mouchet, Vincent Macaigne, Grégory Gadebois, Rebecca James, Joël Dupré La Tour, Philippe Ohrel, Ian McCamy, Jules)
A young man runs away from his family to become an actor.
Saturday Night Fever (Country: US; Year: 1977; Director: John Badham; Writer: Nik Cohn, Norman Wexler; Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape)
By day he's a nobody; by night he's king of the disco dancefloor.
David Stratton: A Cinematic Life David Stratton: A Cinematic Life
David Stratton: A Cinematic Life and Filmworker
Song Of Granite (Country: Ireland, Canada; Year: 2017; Director: Pat Collins)
A film about the traditional Irish singer Joe Heaney.

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