London Film Festival 2017

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Mountain Mountain
Mountain and Blade Of The Immortal
1% (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Stephen McCallum)
When the violent leader of an Australian motorcycle gang gets out of prison, his deputy has to choose between loyalty and family.
1745 (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Gordon Napier; Writer: Morayo Akandé; Stars: Moyo Akandé, Morayo Akandé, Clive Russell)
Two slave sisters flee their master in the Highlands of Scotland.
Showing as part of short film showcase: The Thrill Of The Chase
6 Days (Country: New Zealand, UK; Year: 2017; Director: Toa Fraser; Writer: Glenn Sandring; Stars: Mark Strong, Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Ben Turner)
A dramatisation of the Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980.
Bad Genius (Country: Thailand; Year: 2017; Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya; Writer: Tanida Hantaweewatana, Vasudhorn Piyaromna, Nattawut Poonpiriya; Stars: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan, Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Chanon Santinatornkul, Thaneth Warakulnukroh, Sarinrat Thomas, Ego Mikitas, Pasin Kuansataporn, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Kanjana Vinaipanid, Yuthapong Varanukrohchoke, Nopawat Likitwong, Vittawin Veeravidhayanant, Suwijak Mahatthanachotwanich, Narwin Rathlertkarn)
A genius student who makes cash from helping classmates cheat on tests embarks on her biggest plan yet.
Blade Of The Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (Country: Japan, UK; Year: 2017; Director: Takashi Miike; Writer: Hiroaki Samura, Tetsuya Oishi; Stars: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Kazuki Kitamura, Chiaki Kuriyama, Shin'nosuke Mitsushima, Ken Kaneko, Yôko Yamamoto, Ebizô Ichikawa, Min Tanaka, Tsutomu Yamazaki)
Manga tale of an immortal warrior, who cannot be released from his torment until he has killed 10000 evil-doers.
Strand gala
Racer And The Jailbird Racer And The Jailbird
Racer And The Jailbird and Good Time
The Brawler (Mukkabaaz) (Country: India; Year: 2017; Director: Anurag Kashyap; Writer: KD Satyam)
A lower caste boxer struggles to make his mark on the boxing world.
Darling (Country: Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Birgitte Stærmose; Writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson, Kim Fupz Aakeson, Birgitte Stærmose; Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Danica Curcic, Ulrich Thomsen, Astrid Grarup Elbo)
How much is a prima ballerina willing to sacrifice for her art?
Five Fingers For Marseilles (Country: South Africa; Year: 2017; Director: Michael Matthews; Writer: Sean Drummond, Sean Drummond; Stars: Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Fok, Warren Masemola, Garth Breytenbach, Anthony Oseyemi, Vuyo Dabula, Mduduzi Mabaso, Kenneth Nkosi, Brendon Daniels, Jerry Mofokeng, Dean Fourie, Aubrey Poolo, Hamilton Dhlamini, Lizwi Vilakazi)
Lives change forever when a young man kills two corrupt cops.
Gemini (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Aaron Katz; Writer: Aaron Katz; Stars: Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee, Ricki Lake, Michelle Forbes, Nelson Franklin, Reeve Carney, Jessica Parker Kennedy, James Ransone, Todd Louiso, Marianne Rendón, Abraham Lim, Gabriela Flores, Ted Stavros)
Neo noir sees a personal assistant turn amateur detective.
Good Time (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie; Writer: Ronald Bronstein, Joshua Safdie; Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi, Ben Safdie, Taliah Webster, Marcos A. Gonzalez, Cliff Moylan, Rose Gregorio, Shaun Rey, Souleymane Sy Savane, Buddy Duress, Phil Cappadora, Mahadeo Shivraj, Ratnesh Dubey, Jibril Goodman, Laurence Blum)
Crime caper sees a bank robber try to evade capture.
1745 1745
1745 and Mildred Pierce
Jailbreak (Country: Cambodia; Year: 2017; Director: Jimmy Henderson; Writer: Jimmy Henderson, Michael Hodgson; Stars: Celine Tran, Jean-Paul Ly, Laurent Plancel, Sok Visal, Tharoth Sam, Chiva Pech, Dara Our, Kong Ka Chan, Lida Duch, Sisowath Siriwudd, Rous Mony, Dy Sonita, Savin Phillip, Sovann Rapha, Tara Vy)
A police officer escorting a prisoner finds himself caught up in a prison riot.
Manhunt (Country: Hong Kong, China; Year: 2017; Director: John Woo; Writer: Jukô Nishimura, John Woo; Stars: Hanyu Zhang, Masaharu Fukuyama, Stephy Qi, Ji-won Ha, Jun Kunimura, Angeles Woo, Naoto Takenaka, Yasuaki Kurata, Takumi Saitô, Nanami Sakuraba, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Tao Okamoto, Kohji Katoh)
A prosecutor tries to clear his name.
Memoir Of A Murderer (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Won Shin-yeon ; Writer: Hwang Jo-yun, Kim Young-ha ; Stars: Sul Kyoung-gu, Kim Nam-gil, Kim Seol-Hyun)
A retired serial killer with Alzheimer's starts to recall his youth in a diary.
Mildred Pierce (Country: US; Year: 1945; Director: Michael Curtiz; Writer: Ranald MacDougall, from the book by James M. Cain.; Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett)
When a murdered man gasps out her name, is our heroine's remarkable survival story finally at an end?
Mountain (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Jennifer Peedom; Writer: Robert Macfarlane, Jennifer Peedom; Stars: Willem Dafoe)
Documentary about the world's highest peaks.
Strangled Strangled
Strangled and 6 Days
The Nile Hilton Incident (Country: Germany, Denmark, Sweden; Year: 2016; Director: Tarik Saleh; Writer: Tarik Saleh; Stars: Fares Fares, Ger Duany, Slimane Dazi, Mohamed Yousry, Hichem Yacoubi, Hania Amar, Yasser Ali Maher, Mari Malek, Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny, Nael Ali, Ahmed Selim, Tareq Abdalla)
In Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a murdered singer. He soon realises that the investigation concerns the power elite, close to the President’s inner circle.
A Prayer Before Dawn (Country: UK, France; Year: 2017; Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire; Writer: Jonathan Hirschbein, Nick Saltrese; Stars: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Nicolas Shake, Billy Moore, Panya Yimmumphai, Somlock Kamsing, Pornchanok Mabklang, Sura Sirmalai, Sakda Niamhom, Komsan Polsan, Chaloemporn Sawatsuk)
The true story who survived life in a Thai prison by becoming a Muay Thai champ.
Racer And The Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (Country: Belgium, Netherlands, France; Year: 2017; Director: Michaël R Roskam; Writer: Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré, Michaël R. Roskam; Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Kerem Can, Sam Louwyck, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Igor van Dessel, Stefaan Degand, Corentin Lobet, Gaël Maleux, Guray Nalbant, Dimitry Loubry, Charley Pasteleurs)
In the Belgian underworld, a secret threatens a couple's romance.
Scarface (Country: US; Year: 1932; Director: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson; Writer: Armitage Trail, Ben Hecht, Seton I. Miller, John Lee Mahin, W.R. Burnett, Seton I. Miller, John Lee Mahin, W.R. Burnett, Howard Hawks; Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, C. Henry Gordon, George Raft, Vince Barnett, Boris Karloff, Purnell Pratt, Tully Marshall, Inez Palange, Edwin Maxwell, Henry Armetta, Gus Arnheim, Eugenie Besserer)
A gangster ruthlessly pursues the American Dream.
Small Town Crime (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms; Writer: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms; Stars: John Hawkes, Octavia Spencer, Robert Forster, Anthony Anderson, Clifton Collins Jr., Michael Vartan, Daniel Sunjata, James Lafferty, Jeremy Ratchford, Don Harvey, Dale Dickey, Caity Lotz, Michelle Lang, Robyn Lively, Bart Johnson)
An alcoholic ex-cop gets a shot at redemption.
The Nile Hilton Incident The Nile Hilton Incident
The Nile Hilton Incident and Jailbreak
Strangled (A martfüi rém) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2016; Director: Árpád Sopsits; Writer: Árpád Sopsits; Stars: Károly Hajduk, Gábor Jászberényi, Zsolt Anger, Péter Bárnai, Zsolt Trill, Zsófia Szamosi, Mónika Balsai, András Réthelyi, Piroska Móga, Valentin Venczel, Dóra Sztarenki, Péter Barbinek, Eszter Csépai, Zsolt Dér, Gergely Kaszás)
Seven years after a killer is jailed, a murder occurs in town - is it a copycat or has the wrong man been jailed?
The Summit (La Cordillera) (Country: Argentina, France, Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Santiago Mitre; Writer: Mariano Llinás, Santiago Mitre; Stars: Ricardo Darín, Dolores Fonzi, Erica Rivas, Christian Slater, Elena Anaya, Paulina García, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Gerardo Romano, Alfredo Castro, Rafael Alfaro, Marcelo Longobardi, Gabriela Pastor, Manuel Trotta)
At a Summit for Latin American presidents in Chile, Argentine president Hernán Blanco endures a political and family drama that will force him to face his own demons.
Take Every Wave (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Rory Kennedy)
This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores the fear, courage and ambition that push a man to greatness — and the cost that comes with it.
Wrath Of Silence (Bao lie wu sheng) (Country: China; Year: 2017; Director: Yukun Xin; Writer: Yukun Xin; Stars: Wu Jiang, Yang Song, Wenkang Yuan)
Thriller sees a mute man search for his missing son.

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