London Film Festival 2018

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Jonathan Jonathan
Jonathan and Assassination Nation
All The Gods In The Sky (Tous Les Dieux Du Ciel) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Quarxx; Writer: Quarxx; Stars: Jean-Luc Couchard, Melanie Gaydos, Thierry Frémont, Laurent Borel, Jean-Luc Couchard, Melanie Gaydos, Thierry Frémont, Laurent Borel)
A factory worker whose sister was disfigured in childhood looks to otherworldly forces to liberate them both.
Assassination Nation (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Sam Levinson; Writer: Sam Levinson; Stars: Bella Thorne, Bill Skarsgård, Suki Waterhouse, Susan Misner, Maude Apatow, Joel McHale, Cody Christian, Anika Noni Rose, Joe Chrest, Noah Galvin, Colman Domingo, Odessa Young, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Danny Ramirez, Lucy Faust)
This is a 1000 percent a true story about how the quiet, all-American town of Salem, absolutely lost its mind.
Cult Gala
Cam (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Daniel Goldhaber; Writer: Isa Mazzei; Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Devin Druid, Samantha Robinson, Melora Walters)
A sex cam worker finds that her identity has been appropriated by a mysterious doppelgänger.
The Cannibal Club (O Clube Dos Cannibals) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: Guto Parente; Writer: Guto Parente; Stars: Tavinho Teixeira, Ana Luiza Rios, Pedro Domingues, Zé Maria, Breno Baptista, Rodrigo Capistrano, Juliana Carvalho, Alcântra Costa, Rodrigo Fernandes, Lc Galetto, Karita Gardenia, Marco Goulart, Luis Henriques, Gustavo Lopes, Júnior Martins)
A rich couple have a habit of eating their employees, but when one of them discovers a secret about the head of the cannibal club where they're members, they find themselves potentially on the menu.
Dragged Across Concrete (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: S Craig Zahler; Writer: S Craig Zahler; Stars: Mel Gibson, Jennifer Carpenter, Vince Vaughn, Laurie Holden, Don Johnson, Michael Jai White, Thomas Kretschmann, Udo Kier, Tory Kittles, Andrew Dunbar, Fred Melamed, Giacomo Baessato, Myles Truitt, Trezzo Mahoro, Adam Tsekhman)
A pair of cops suspended for strong-arm tactics descend into the criminal underworld.
Mandy Mandy
Mandy and Knife + Heart
Jonathan (Duplicate) (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Bill Oliver; Writer: Gregory Davis, Peter Nickowitz; Stars: Ansel Elgort, Suki Waterhouse, Patricia Clarkson, Matt Bomer, Douglas Hodge)
Jonathan is a young man with a strange condition that only his brother understands. But when he begins to yearn for a different life, their unique bond becomes increasingly tested.
Knife + Heart (Un Couteau Dans Le Cour) (Country: France, Mexico; Year: 2018; Director: Yann Gonzalez; Writer: Yann Gonzalez, Cristiano Mangione; Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Nicolas Maury, Noé Hernández, Pierre Emö, Pierre Pirol, Thibault Servière, Naëlle Dariya, Salim Torki, Jeremy Flaum, Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Nicolas Maury, Noé Hernández, Pierre Emö, Félix Maritaud)
Paris, Summer 1979. Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald... then one of her actors is brutally murdered.
Lords Of Chaos (Country: UK, Sweden; Year: 2018; Director: Jonas Åkerlund; Writer: Dennis Magnusson, Michael Moynihan, Didrik Søderlind, Jonas Åkerlund; Stars: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Valter Skarsgård, Sky Ferreira, Jack Kilmer, Jonathan Barnwell, Anthony De La Torre, Sam Coleman, Wilson Gonzalez, Jon Øigarden, Lucian Charles Collier, Anette Martinsen, Andrew Lavelle, Adrian Mills, James Edwin)
True story of the Norwegian black metal scene, which saw a teenager mount increasingly shocking publicity stunts to put a band's name on the map.
Mandy (Country: Belgium, US; Year: 2018; Director: Panos Cosmatos; Writer: Panos Cosmatos, Aaron Stewart-Ahn; Stars: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Bill Duke, Richard Brake, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouere, Hayley Saywell)
Pacific Northwest. 1983. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their haven is savagely destroyed by a cult, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance.
May The Devil Take You (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2018; Director: Timo Tjahjanto; Writer: Timo Tjahjanto; Stars: Chelsea Islan, Pevita Pearce, Ray Sahetapy, Karina Suwandhi, Samo Rafael, Hadijah Shahab, Ruth Marini, Kinaryosih, Clara Bernadeth, Nicole Rossi, Chelsea Islan, Pevita Pearce, Ray Sahetapy, Karina Suwandhi, Samo Rafael)
When a young woman returns to see her estranged ill father, she finds the causes of his illness may have an other worldly cause.
Tumbbad Tumbbad
Tumbbad and Dragged Across Concrete
The Nightshifter (Morto Não Fala) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: Dennison Ramalho; Writer: Claudia Jouvin, Dennison Ramalho; Stars: Daniel De Oliveira, Bianca Comparato, Cauã Martins, Annalara Prates, Marco Ricca, Fabíula Nascimento)
A morgue worker is used to hearing the voices of the dead but when one day he decides to use the secrets they tell him for his own ends, he brings down a terrible curse upon his family.
School's Out (L’Heure De La Sortie) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Sébastien Marnier; Writer: Sébastien Marnier; Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Emmanuelle Bercot, Gringe)
A group of six classmates harbour a dark and dangerous secret.
Tumbbad (Country: India; Year: 2018; Director: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi, Adesh Prasad; Writer: Mitesh Shah, Adesh Prasad, Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi; Stars: Sohum Shah, Harish Khannaa, Anita Date, Mohd Samad, Jyoti Malshe, Deepak Damle, Dhundiraj Prabhakar Jogalekar, Sohum Shah, Harish Khannaa, Anita Date, Mohd Samad, Jyoti Malshe, Deepak Damle, Dhundiraj Prabhakar Jogalekar)
A greedy boy seeks out hidden riches in the dungeon beneath an ancestral house guarded by a terrifying deity.

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