London Film Festival 2018

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Madeline's Madeline Madeline's Madeline
Madeline's Madeline and Dogman
Akasha (Country: Sudan, South Africa, Qatar, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: hajooj kuka; Writer: hajooj kuka; Stars: Ekram Marcus, Kamal Ramadan, Ganja Chakado)
A revolutionary soldier on the run hatches a plot to retrieve his beloved gun.
Border (Country: Sweden, Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Ali Abbasi; Writer: John Ajvide Lindqvist, Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, based on a story by John Ajvide Lindqvist; Stars: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Viktor Åkerblom, Jörgen Thorsson)
When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, their relationship forces her to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
Dare Gala
Chained For Life (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Aaron Schimberg; Writer: Aaron Schimberg; Stars: Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett, Charlie Korsmo, Sari Lennick)
A starlet finds herself in unfamiliar territory when she appears in a film about disfigurement that features real disabled people.
Consequences (Country: Slovenia; Year: 2018; Director: Darko Stante; Writer: Darko Stante; Stars: Matej Zemljic, Timon Sturbej, Gasper Markun, Lovro Zafred, Lea Cok, Rosana Hribar, Dejan Spasic, Blaz Setnikar, Iztok Drabik Jug, Matjaz Pikalo, Igor Matijevic, Maja Sever, Jette Ostan Vejrup, Urban Kuntaric, Dominik Vodopivec)
A teenager is forced to choose between a charismatic young man he meets in a detention centre and his own sense of moral integrity.
The Dead And the Others (Chuva E Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos) (Director: Rene Nader Messora, Joao Salaviza)
An indigenous teen runs away to the city to avoid becoming a shaman.
The Image Book The Image Book
The Image Book and Border
Dogman (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2018; Director: Matteo Garrone; Writer: Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti; Stars: Adamo Dionisi, Francesco Acquaroli, Edoardo Pesce, Gianluca Gobbi, Marcello Fonte)
A dog groomer finds himself groomed to commit crime.
The Flower (La Flor) (Year: 2018; Director: Mariano Llinás)
Episodic drama telling six stories.
The Green Fog (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, Guy Maddin)
Compiles bits from 98 films and 3 TV shows set in San Francisco and re-imagines a post-modern version of Hitchcock’s classic Vertigo.
The Image Book (Le Livre D’Image, The Picture Book) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Jean-Luc Godard; Writer: Jean-Luc Godard)
Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand.
Ladyworld (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Amanda Kramer; Writer: Amanda Kramer, Benjamin Shearn; Stars: Ariela Barer, Annalise Basso, Ryan Simpkins, Odessa Adlon, Maya Hawke, Tatsumi Romano, Zora Casebere, Atheena Frizzell, Noel David Taylor, Ariela Barer, Annalise Basso, Ryan Simpkins, Odessa Adlon, Maya Hawke, Tatsumi Romano)
Eight teenage girls find themselves trapped in an endless birthday party after an earthquake.
Lizzie Lizzie
Lizzie and Chained For Life
Lizzie (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Craig William Macneill; Writer: Bryce Kass; Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Kim Dickens, Denis O'Hare, Fiona Shaw, Jeff Perry, Jamey Sheridan, Jay Huguley, Jeremy Sykes, Tara Ochs, Darin Cooper, Tom Thon, Zachary Kyle Musten, Jody Matzer, Thomas Mark Higgins)
Lays bare the legend of Lizzie Borden to reveal the much more complex, poignant and truly terrifying woman within — and her intimate bond with the family’s young Irish housemaid, Bridget Sullivan.
Madeline's Madeline (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Josephine Decker; Writer: Josephine Decker; Stars: Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July, Curtiss Cook)
A young woman with mental health issues finds herself pushed to the limit by the demands of a theatre group.
Nancy (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Christina Choe; Writer: Christina Choe; Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo, J. Smith-Cameron, Owen Campbell, Virginia Kull, René Ifrah, Samrat Chakrabarti, Olli Haaskivi, Lorenzo Beronilla, Ann Lucente, T. Sahara Meer)
A woman becomes increasingly convinced that she was kidnapped as a child.
Petra (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2018; Director: Jaime Rosales; Writer: Michel Gaztambide, Clara Roquet, Jaime Rosales; Stars: Bárbara Lennie, Alex Brendemühl, Joan Botey, Marisa Paredes, Petra Martínez, Carme Pla, Oriol Pla, Chema del Barco, Natalie Madueño, Bárbara Lennie, Alex Brendemühl, Joan Botey, Marisa Paredes, Petra Martínez, Carme Pla)
Quién Te Cantará (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2018; Director: Carlos Vermut; Writer: Carlos Vermut; Stars: Najwa Nimri, Inma Cuevas, Natalia de Molina, Julián Villagrán, Carme Elias, Vicenta N'Dongo, Eva Llorach, Ignacio Mateos, Catalina Sopelana, Najwa Nimri, Inma Cuevas, Natalia de Molina, Julián Villagrán, Carme Elias, Vicenta N'Dongo)
Lila Cassen was the most successful Spanish singer of the nineties until she mysteriously vanished from one day to the next. Ten years later Lila is preparing her triumphant stage comeback; however, shortly before the long-awaited date she is involved in an accident and loses her memory.
Nancy Nancy
Nancy and Ladyworld
Savage (Sauvage, Full Frontal) (Year: 2017; Director: Camille Vidal-Naquet; Stars: Félix Maritaud)
A young male sex worker searches for love and companionship.
Sticks And Stones (Country: Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Martin Skovbjerg; Writer: Christian Gamst Miller-Harris; Stars: Natalia Reyes, Patricia Schumann, Peder Thomas Pedersen, Benjamin Kitter, Uffe Rørbæk Madsen, Laufey Elíasdóttir, Emma Sehested Høeg, Jonas Bjerril, Sophia Andersen Martinussen, Vilmer Trier Brøgger, Natalia Reyes, Patricia Schumann, Peder Thomas Pedersen, Benjamin Kitter, Uffe Rørbæk Madsen)
A youngster who is new in town embarks on a toxic friendship with a charismatic rich kid.
Suburban Birds (Country: China; Year: 2018; Director: Qui Sheng; Writer: Qui Sheng; Stars: Gong Zihan, Huang Lu, Mason Lee)
When an engineer finds the diary of a schoolboy, he discovers startling parallels within its pages.
Thunder Road (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jim Cummings; Writer: Jim Cummings; Stars: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer, Chelsea Edmundson, Macon Blair, Ammie Leonards, Bill Wise, Jordan Ray Fox, Frank Mosley, Jacqueline Doke, Chris Doubek, William Kevin Olliff, Tristan Riggs, Marshall Allman)
The life of an emotionally unstable cop begins to unravel when his mum dies.
United Skates (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler; Writer: Dyana Winkler)
Documentary about activists protesting about skating rink closures.
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