London Film Festival 2017

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Princess Cyd Princess Cyd
Princess Cyd and Stronger
Ana, Mon Amour (Country: Romania; Year: 2017; Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer; Writer: Cãlin Peter Netzer, Cezar Paul Badescu, Iulia Lumânare; Stars: Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Carmen Tanase, Vasile Muraru, Adrian Titieni, Tania Popa, Igor Caras-Romanov, Ionut Caras, Ioana Flora, Vlad Ivanov, Razvan Vasilescu, Elena Voineag, Irina Noaptes, Meda Andreea Victor, Catalina Moga)
A man's endurance is pushed to the limit by his romance with a woman who suffers mental health issues.
Anchor And Hope (Tierra firme) (Country: Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet; Writer: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Jules Nurrish; Stars: Natalia Tena, Oona Chaplin, Geraldine Chaplin, Lara Rossi, Trevor White, Charlotte Atkinson, David Verdaguer, Philip Arditti, Meghan Treadway, Faith Edwards, Laraine Dix, Rogers Leona, Becky Bullman, Kimberly J Forbes, Peyton Jowers)
A lesbian couple's relationship comes under strain when a friend comes to visit.
The Boy Downstairs (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Sophie Brooks; Writer: Sophie Brooks; Stars: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell, Sarah Ramos, Diana Irvine)
A woman finds a jewel of a home in New York until realising her downstairs neighbour is her ex whose heart she broke. Like a true New Yorker, she keeps the apartment.
Close-knit (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa) (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Naoko Ogigami; Writer: Naoko Ogigami; Stars: Tôma Ikuta, Eiko Koike, Kenta Kiritani, Mugi Kadowaki, Misako Tanaka, Lily, Mimura, Rin Kakihara)
When her mother leaves, Tomo is taken in by her uncle and his transsexual partner. Before long, the members of this new family find themselves confronted with social conventions.
Going West (Country: Norway; Year: 2017; Director: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken; Writer: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken; Stars: Henrik Mestad, Ingar Helge Gimle, Benjamin Helstad, Iben Akerlie, Bjørn Myrene, Inga Ibsdotter Lilleaas, Marte Germaine Christensen, Anne Krigsvoll, Ine F. Jansen, Reidar Sørensen, Trine Wiggen, Bente Børsum, Per Schaanning, Birgitte Victoria Svendsen, Tuva Børgedotter Larsen)
A man takes his estranged transsexual dad on a road trip.
A Matter Of Life And Death A Matter Of Life And Death
A Matter Of Life And Death and Saturday Church
Golden Exits (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Alex Ross Perry; Writer: Alex Ross Perry; Stars: Emily Browning, Analeigh Tipton, Chloë Sevigny, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe, Jason Schwartzman, Adam Horovitz, Craig Butta)
The arrival of a young foreign girl disrupts the lives and emotional balances of two Brooklyn families.
The Grown-Ups (Los Niños) (Country: Chile; Year: 2016; Director: Maite Alberdi; Writer: Maite Alberdi)
For almost their entire lives a group of forty-something classmates with Down's syndrome, have grown up together and are reaching the age of 50 with varying degrees of frustration.
How To Talk To Girls At Parties (Country: UK, US; Year: 2017; Director: John Cameron Mitchell; Writer: Neil Gaiman, Philippa Goslett, John Cameron Mitchell; Stars: Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas, Eloise Smyth, Stephen Campbell Moore, Joanna Scanlan, Elarica Johnson, Hebe Beardsall, Joey Ansah, Alex Sharp, Lara Peake, Ethan Lawrence, Abraham Lewis, Ross Tomlinson)
A couple of teenagers get more than they bargained for when they try to chat up some 'unusual' exchange students.
Israfil (Country: Iran; Year: 2017; Director: Ida Panahandeh; Writer: Arsalan Amiri, Ida Panahandeh; Stars: Merila Zare'i, Hediyeh Tehrani, Pejman Bazeghi, Soheyla Razavi, Hoda Zeinolabedin, Ali Omrani, Pouria Rahimi, Yousef Bakhtiari, Farimah Hoseinipour, Soudabeh Jafarzadeh, Ali Sheidayifar)
An unexpected reunion stirs up a painful past.
Journeyman (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Paddy Considine; Writer: Paddy Considine; Stars: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell, Tony Pitts, Anthony Welsh, Craig Thomas Lambert, Paul Donnelly, Jonny Masters, Richard Varley, Emelia Spencer, Shamir Masri, Kris Athey, Jonathan Cheetham, Nigel Passey, Jacob Smyth)
After a boxer suffers a head injury in a fight, it has a major impact on his family life.
Ana, Mon Amour Ana, Mon Amour
Ana, Mon Amour and How To Talk To Girls At Parties
Let The Sunshine In (Dark Glasses, Un Beau Soleil Interieur, Bright Sunshine In) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Claire Denis; Writer: Christine Angot, Claire Denis; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Gérard Depardieu, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Josiane Balasko, Claire Tran, Xavier Beauvois, Alex Descas, Bruno Podalydès, Paul Blain)
Isabelle, single mom, divorced artist with one child, is looking for love. True love at last.
Little Veronika (Innocence) (Die Kleine Veronika (Unshculd)) (Country: Austria, Germany; Year: 1929; Director: Robert Land; Writer: Felix Salten, Max Jungk, Robert Land; Stars: Käthe von Nagy, Maly Delschaft, Mizzi Zwerenz, Harry Hardt, Karl Forest, Gustl Werner, Artur Ranzenhofer, Anny Ranzenhofer, Gaby Gilles, Otto Hartmann, Anita Muthsam, Lizzi Natzler, Otto Schmöle, Richard Waldemar)
A young girl encounters the seamier side of Vienna.
A Matter Of Life And Death (Country: UK; Year: 1946; Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger; Writer: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger; Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron, Richard Attenborough, Bonar Colleano, Joan Maude, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Robert Atkins, Bob Roberts)
A wartime aviator begs a celestial court to let him escape death so he can be with the woman he loves. Out on re-issue in cinemas.
A Moment In The Reeds (Tämä hetki kaislikossa) (Country: UK, Finland; Year: 2017; Director: Mikko Makela; Writer: Mikko Makela; Stars: Janne Puustinen, Boodi Kabbani, Mika Melender, Virpi Rautsiala)
Romance blossoms between a Finnish man and a Syrian immigrant.
On Chesil Beach (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Dominic Cooke; Writer: Ian McEwan; Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, Billy Howle, Adrian Scarborough, Bebe Cave, Jonjo O'Neill, Christopher Bowen, Bernardo Santos, David Olawale Ayinde, Philip Labey, Oliver Johnstone, Christian Wolf-La'Moy, Ty Hurley)
A honeymooning couple struggle to physically connect.
Strand gala
The Boy Downstairs The Boy Downstairs
The Boy Downstairs and Golden Exits
On The Beach At Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Kim Minhee, Seo Younghwa, Jung Jaeyoung, Moon Sungkeun, Kwon Haehyo, Song Seonmi, Ahn Jaehong, Park Yeaju)
After an affair, an actress decides to travel to a far-flung destination to consider her life.
Princess Cyd (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Stephen Cone; Writer: Stephen Cone; Stars: Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick, Malic White, James Vincent Meredith, Tyler Ross, Matthew Quattrocki, Roz Alexander, Jerre Dye, Jessica Ervin, Max Fabian, Paul Fagen, Mitchell Fain, Oksana Fedunyszyn, Laura T. Fisher, Bryce Gangel)
A teenager escapes life with her depressive dad for a summer with her novelist aunt.
The Prince Of Adventurers (Country: France, Germany; Year: 1927; Director: Alexandre Volkoff; Writer: Norbert Falk, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Alexandre Volkoff; Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Suzanne Bianchetti, Diana Karenne, Jenny Jugo, Rina De Liguoro, Nina Koshetz, Aslanoff, Bondineff, Raymond Bouamerane, Olga Day, Albert Decoeur, Devars, Dimitri Dimitriev, Paul Franceschi, Paul Guidé)
Story of Casanova.
Resurrecting Hassan (Country: Canada, Chile; Year: 2016; Director: Carlo Guillermo Proto; Writer: Carlo Guillermo Proto; Stars: Denis Harting, Lauviah Harting, Peggy Roux, Steve Kinniburgh, Donna Kinniburgh, Yelena Loginova, Phillippe Dall'ava)
A family of three blind buskers come to terms with grief.
Roller Dreams (Country: US, Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Kate Hickey; Stars: Mad, Sara Messenger, Terrell Ferguson, Duval J. Stowers, Larry Pitts, Jimmy Rich)
Story of the pop culture of roller-dancing on Venice Beach.
Saturday Church (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Damon Cardasis; Writer: Damon Cardasis; Stars: Regina Taylor, Margot Bingham, Peter Y. Kim, Evander Duck Jr., José Báez, Mj Rodriguez, Jaylin Fletcher, Marquis Rodriguez, Jarrett Austin Brown, Luka Kain, Alexia Garcia, Indya Moore)
A teenager explores issues around gender identity and sexuality in a seemingly hostile world, finding support from a church group.
Stronger (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: David Gordon Green; Writer: John Pollono, based on the book by Jeff Bauman, Bret Witter; Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr, Nate Richman, Frankie Shaw, Clancy Brown, Lenny Clarke, Patty O'Neal, Michelle Forziati)
Story of Jeff Bauman, who became a symbol of hope after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Tenerezza - Holding Hands (Country: Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Gianni Amelio; Writer: Lorenzo Marone, Gianni Amelio, Alberto Taraglio, Chiara Valerio; Stars: Elio Germano, Micaela Ramazzotti, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Renato Carpentieri, Greta Scacchi, Maria Nazionale, Giuseppe Zeno, Arturo Muselli, Hieb Khili, Valerio Comparelli, Enzo Casertano, Hedy Krissane, Fabio Cocifoglia, Bianca Panicci, Giovanni Esposito)
An old man is forced to confront his past after tragedy strikes.
Three Peaks (Country: Italy, Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Jan Zabeil; Writer: Jan Zabeil; Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Alexander Fehling, Arian Montgomery)
A man trying to win over the son of his girlfriend finds himself in a dangerous power struggle.

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