London Film Festival 2018

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Widows Widows
Widows and Beautiful Boy
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen; Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen; Stars: Bill Heck, Aesop Aquarian, Charles Ash, E.E. Bell, Katy Bodenhamer, Brian Brown, Richard Bucher, Jackamoe Buzzell, Tyne Daly, Tim DeZarn, Sam Dillon, Ethan Dubin, Stephen R. Estler, Bill Foster, James Franco)
An anthology of short films based on a fictional book of “western tales”.
Beautiful Boy (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Felix Van Groeningen; Writer: Luke Davies, Felix Van Groeningen, David Sheff, Nic Sheff; Stars: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull, Kaitlyn Dever, Amy Ryan, Stefanie Scott, Julian Works, Kue Lawrence, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ricky Low, Marypat Farrell, Amy Forsyth, Andre Royo)
A father tries to help his son break his cycle of drug addiction.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Marielle Heller; Writer: Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty; Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Gregory Korostishevsky, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella, Christian Navarro, Pun Bandhu, Erik LaRay Harvey, Brandon Scott Jones, Shae D'lyn, Rosal Colon, Anna Deavere Smith, Marc Evan Jackson)
True story of Lee Hepburn who became a literary forger.
Colette (Country: UK, US, Hungary; Year: 2018; Director: Wash Westmoreland; Writer: Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Wash Westmoreland; Stars: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Arabella Weir, Aiysha Hart, Robert Pugh, Ray Panthaki, Eleanor Tomlinson, Caroline Boulton, Shannon Tarbet, Karen Gagnon, Attila C. Arpa, Janine Harouni, Máté Haumann)
The story of author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette's rise to fame.
The Favourite (Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, United States; Year: 2018; Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Writer: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara; Stars: Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss, Timothy Innes, John Locke, Isaura Barbé-Brown, Jenny Rainsford, James Smith, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, Basil Eidenbenz, James Melville, Jack Veal)
Two of Queen Anne's acolytes jockey for position.
Colette Colette
Colette and The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
The Front Runner (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jason Reitman; Writer: Matt Bai, Jay Carson, Jason Reitman, Matt Bai; Stars: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Sara Paxton, Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, J.K. Simmons, Courtney Ford, Ari Graynor, Kevin Pollak, Alfred Molina, Bill Burr, Daniel Kang, Jennifer Landon, Chris Coy, Mike Judge)
The story of Gary Hart, whose presidential campaign was rocked by scandal.
Life Itself (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Dan Fogelman; Writer: Dan Fogelman; Stars: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin, Jean Smart, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Antonio Banderas, Laia Costa, Àlex Monner, Isabel Durant, Lorenza Izzo, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Robinson, Adrian Marrero)
Multi-generational saga.
Outlaw King (Country: UK, US; Year: 2018; Director: David Mackenzie; Writer: Mark Bomback, Bathsheba Doran, David Harrower, James MacInnes, David Mackenzie; Stars: Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Stephen Dillane, Tony Curran, James Cosmo, Callan Mulvey, Matt Stokoe, Duncan Lacroix, Billy Howle, Alastair Mackenzie, Sam Spruell, Steven Cree, Jamie Sives, Lorne MacFadyen)
Historical drama about Robert The Bruce.
A Private War (Country: UK, US; Year: 2018; Director: Matthew Heineman; Writer: Arash Amel, Marie Brenner; Stars: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander, Alexandra Moen, Corey Johnson, Raad Rawi, Hilton McRae, Jérémie Laheurte, Fady Elsayed, Manoj Anand, Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Michèle Belgrand, Imogen King, Pano Masti)
Biopic of The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin while on assignment in Syria.
Stan & Ollie (Country: UK, US, Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Jon S Baird; Writer: Jeff Pope; Stars: John C Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Stephanie Hyam, Rufus Jones, Susy Kane, Ella Kenion, Sanjeev Kohli, Bentley Kalu, Joseph Balderrama, Swaylee Loughnane, Paul Riddell, Daniel Fearn)
True story of the comedy double-act.
Closing night
Suspiria Suspiria
Suspiria and The Favourite
Suspiria (Country: Italy, US; Year: 2018; Director: Luca Guadagnino; Writer: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi, David Kajganich; Stars: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf, Angela Winkler, Ingrid Caven, Elena Fokina, Sylvie Testud, Renée Soutendijk, Christine Leboutte, Fabrizia Sacchi, Malgorzata Bela, Jessica Harper, Chloë Grace Moretz, Vanda Capriolo)
A nightmare brews in a dance company.
Widows (Country: UK, US; Year: 2018; Director: Steve McQueen; Writer: Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen, Lynda La Plante; Stars: Carrie Coon, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Jon Bernthal, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert Duvall, Garret Dillahunt, Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas, Jacki Weaver, Brian Tyree Henry, Kevin J. O'Connor, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo)
Women left in debt by their dead husbands' crimes conspire to pull off a heist.
Opening night
Wild Rose (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Tom Harper; Writer: Nicole Taylor; Stars: Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo, Jamie Sives, Gemma McElhinney, James Harkness, Ashley Shelton, Daniel Campbell, Vanya Eadie, Tracy Wiles, J. Thomas Bailey, James McElvar, Janey Godley, Robin Daugherty, Jeffrey Wilkerson)
A Glasgwegian single mum tries to make it in the world of country music.
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