London Film Festival 2018

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The White Crow The White Crow
The White Crow and Mari
After The Screaming Stops (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Joe Pearlman, David Soutar; Stars: Luke Goss, Matt Goss, Luke Goss, Matt Goss)
Documentary about the Goss brothers 28 years after they found international fame as Bros.
Bad Reputation (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Kevin Kerslake; Writer: Joel Marcus)
A look at the life of Joan Jett, from her early years as the founder of The Runaways and first meeting collaborator Kenny Laguna in 1980 to her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Steve Sullivan; Stars: Johnny Vegas, Ross Noble, John Cooper Clarke, Frank Sidebottom, Mark Radcliffe, John Thomson, Mike Joyce, Gaz Whelan, Bruce Mitchell, Mike Doherty, Johnny Vegas, Ross Noble, John Cooper Clarke, Frank Sidebottom, Mark Radcliffe)
Documentary about the life of eccentric comic Chris Sievey, who was a hit with his alter ego Frank Sidebottom.
Bergman - A Year In A Life (Country: Sweden, Norway; Year: 2018; Director: Jane Magnusson; Stars: Ingmar Bergman, Lena Endre, Thorsten Flinck, Elliott Gould, Jane Magnusson, Barbra Streisand, Liv Ullmann, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Lena Endre, Thorsten Flinck, Elliott Gould, Jane Magnusson, Barbra Streisand, Liv Ullmann)
Documentary about the director.
Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blaché (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Pamela B Green; Writer: Pamela B Green, Joan Simon; Stars: Alice Guy, Evan Rachel Wood, Jodie Foster, Andy Samberg, Geena Davis, Ben Kingsley, Lake Bell, Janeane Garofalo, Cheryl Hines, Diablo Cody, Julie Delpy, Peter Billingsley, Ava DuVernay, Patty Jenkins, Elsie Fisher)
Documentary about the first woman director, producer and director of a studio in the history of cinema.
Shut Up And Play The Piano Shut Up And Play The Piano
Shut Up And Play The Piano and Blaze
Blaze (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Ethan Hawke; Writer: Ethan Hawke, Sybil Rosen; Stars: Alia Shawkat, Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Richard Linklater, Kris Kristofferson, Didi Costine, Josh Hamilton, Ritchie Montgomery, Kevin Wayne, David Kallaway, Charlie Sexton, Jeff Caperton, Mitch Craft, Jency Griffin Hogan)
A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.
Five Men And A Caravaggio (Country: UK, China; Year: 2018; Director: Xiaolu Guo)
A treatise of reproduction and the flow of capital.
Manto (Country: India; Year: 2018; Director: Nandita Das; Writer: Nandita Das; Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Purab Kohli, Rasika Dugal, Vijay Varma)
A biopic of the writer Saadat Hasan Manto.
Mari (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Georgia Parris)
A dancer faces trouble on the home front.
Mr Soul! (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Melissa Haizlip, Samuel D Pollard; Writer: Melissa Haizlip; Stars: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Blair Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Anna Maria Horsford, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Bill Withers, Novella Nelson, Earth Wind & Fire, Stan Lathan, Al Green, Carmen De Lavallade)
Documentary about Ellis Haizlip.
Bad Reputation Bad Reputation
Bad Reputation and The Queen Of Fear
No Ifs Or Buts (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Sarah Lewis, Nic Tuft)
Documentary aout trend-setting Soho hair salon Cuts.
The Queen Of Fear (Country: Argentina, Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Valeria Bertuccelli, Fabiana Tiscornia; Writer: Valeria Bertuccelli; Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Diego Velázquez, Gabriel Eduardo "Puma" Goity, Darío Grandinetti)
Only one month left until the premiere of The Golden Time, the long-awaited solo show by acclaimed actress Robertina. Far from focused on the preparations for this new production, Robertina lives in a state of continuous anxiety that turns her privileged life into an absurd and tumultuous landscape.
Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Nicolas Jack Davies)
Documentary about the iconic ska, reggae and rock-steady label .
Shut Up And Play The Piano (Country: Germany, France, United Kingdom; Year: 2018; Director: Philipp Jedicke; Writer: Philipp Jedicke; Stars: Gonzales, Sibylle Berg, Jarvis Cocker, Leslie Feist, Peaches, Puppetmastaz, Gonzales, Sibylle Berg, Jarvis Cocker, Leslie Feist, Peaches, Puppetmastaz)
Traces the musical journey of one of the most original musicians of the indie music world, Chilly Gonzales–a Grammy-winning composer, virtuoso pianist, and entertainer.
Summer (Leto) (Country: Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Kiril Serebrennikov; Writer: Lily Idov, Mikhail Idov; Stars: Irina Starshenbaum, Teo Yoo, Roman Bilyk)
Love blossoms in Russia's underground alternative rock scene.
Mr Soul! Mr Soul!
Mr Soul! and No Ifs Or Buts
Vs (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Ed Lilly)
Documentary about battle rap.
The White Crow (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Ralph Fiennes; Writer: David Hare, inspired by the novel by Julie Kavanagh; Stars: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sergei Polunin, Olivier Rabourdin, Raphaël Personnaz, Chulpan Khamatova, Zach Avery, Mar Sodupe, Calypso Valois, Aleksey Morozov, Nebojsa Dugalic, Igor Filipovic, Yves Heck)
Dramatisation of the early life of Rudolf Nureyev and his defection to the West.
Women Making Films: A New Road Movie Through CInema (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Mark Cousins; Stars: Mania Akbari, Clio Barnard, Antonia Bird, Jane Campion, Maya Deren, Safi Faye, Pirjo Honkasalo, Ann Hui, Angelina Jolie, Marva Nabili, Sumitra Peries, Sally Potter, Lynne Ramsay, Tilda Swinton, Kinuyo Tanaka)
Celebration of female filmmakers.

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