London Film Festival 2017

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 Brawl in Cell Block 99
Brawl in Cell Block 99 and My Friend Dahmer
78/52 (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Alexandre O Philippe; Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, Guillermo del Toro, Danny Elfman, Leigh Whannell, Peter Bogdanovich, Oz Perkins, Neil Marshall, Karyn Kusama, Bret Easton Ellis, Richard Stanley, Walter Murch, Mali Elfman, Fred Raskin, Josh C Waller)
A documentary about the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: S Craig Zahler; Writer: S Craig Zahler; Stars: Jennifer Carpenter, Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, Marc Blucas, Tom Guiry, Udo Kier, Rob Morgan, Geno Segers, Dan Amboyer, Fred Melamed, Clark Johnson, Pooja Kumar, Michael Medeiros, Mustafa Shakir, Dion Mucciacito)
A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.
The Cured (Country: Ireland; Year: 2017; Director: David Freyne; Stars: Ellen Page, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Sam Keeley, Stuart Graham, Amy De Bhrún, Patrick Murphy, Frank Cannon, Peter Campion, Chelsea Debo, Dez McMahon, Natalia Kostrzewa, Tj O'Grady Peyton, Lesley Conroy, Tadhg Devery, Alan Moriarty)
After a zombie disease has been cured, former sufferers face discrimination in society.
The Endless (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead; Writer: Justin Benson; Stars: Callie Hernandez, Tate Ellington, Lew Temple, Emily Montague, Justin Benson, James Jordan, Ric Sarabia, Kira Powell, Aaron Moorhead, Shane Brady, Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, David Lawson Jr., Glen Roberts)
Years after escaping a cult as teenagers, brothers Aaron and Justin return to their former home after receiving a mysterious message. While Aaron is quickly drawn back into the fold, Justin remains uneasy.
Ghost Stories (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman; Writer: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman; Stars: Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Andy Nyman, Nicholas Burns, Paul Whitehouse, Daniel Hill, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Ryan Oliva, Samuel Bottomley, Lesley Harcourt, Jake Davies, Oliver Woollford, Maggie McCarthy, Paul Warren, Louise Atkins)
A trio of spooky tales.
Ghost Stories Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories and Thelma
Hagazussa - A Heathen's Curse (Country: Germany, Austria; Year: 2017; Director: Lukas Feigelfeld; Writer: Lukas Feigelfeld)
The line between fantasy and reality begins to blur for a woman in 15th Century Austria.
Let The Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani; Writer: Jean-Pierre Bastid, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette; Stars: Marc Barbé, Bernie Bonvoisin, Dorylia Calmel, Stéphane Ferrara, Bamba Forzani Ndiaye, Marilyn Jess, Elina Löwensohn, Michelangelo Marchese, Pierre Nisse, Marine Sainsily, Tristan Schotte, Hervé Sogne, Aline Stevens)
A woman's summer retreat becomes the scene for a showdown after a gang come looking for a hideout, pursued by the police.
My Friend Dahmer (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Marc Meyers; Writer: Marc Meyers, based on the graphic novel by John Backderf; Stars: Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser, Alex Wolff, Dallas Roberts, Ross Lynch, Cameron McKendry, Christopher Mele, Harrison Holzer, Carmen Gangale, Miles Robbins, Tommy Nelson, Amy Clark, Zachary Davis Brown, Jack DeVillers, Dontez James)
Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a teenage loner.
Rift (Rökkur) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2017; Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen; Writer: Erlingur Thoroddsen; Stars: Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Guðmundur Ólafsson, Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Anna Eva Steindórsdóttir, Böðvar Óttar Steindórsson)
Two men in a secluded cabin are haunted by their dead relationship.
Suspiria (Dario Argento's Suspiria) (Country: Italy; Year: 1977; Director: Dario Argento; Writer: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi; Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Alida Valli, Udo Kier)
A young ballet dancer uncovers a sinister conspiracy in this masterpiece of surrealist horror.
Suspiria Suspiria
Suspiria and 78/52
Thelma (Country: France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway; Year: 2017; Director: Joachim Trier; Writer: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt; Stars: Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vanessa Borgli, Stian Werme, Anders Mossling, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Ingrid Giæver, Peter Ekedahl, Steinar Klouman Hallert, Grethe Eltervåg, Jonas Jörgensen, Johannes Wike, Ian Twedmark)
Strange things happen to a religious young woman when she starts to fall in love.
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Veronica (Country: Mexico; Year: 2017; Director: Carlos Algara, Alejandro Martinez-Beltran; Stars: Olga Segura, Sofía Garza, Arcelia Ramírez, Horacio Castelo, Juan Salvador Fernandez)
A reclusive female psychologist who has stopped practicing medicine, decides against her better judgment to take the case of disturbed Veronica de la Serna, a young woman whose previous therapist has mysteriously disappeared.

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