London Film Festival 2018

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Eldorado Eldorado
Eldorado and Roma
Arctic (Country: Iceland; Year: 2017; Director: Joe Penna; Writer: Joe Penna, Ryan Morrison; Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir)
A tragic accident leaves a man stranded in the Arctic with no hope of rescue.
Ash Is Purest White (Jiang Hu Er Nv) (Country: China, France, Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Zhangke Jia; Writer: Zhangke Jia; Stars: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Xiaogang Feng)
A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.
Celeste (Country: Australia; Year: 2018; Director: Ben Hackworth; Writer: Bille Brown; Stars: Radha Mitchell, Thomas Cocquerel, Nadine Garner, Odessa Young, Emm Wiseman, Bryan Probets, Kevin Spink, Aaron Davison, Kai Lewins, Ron Kelly, Danielle Aquilina, Jacy Lewis, Jason Klarwein, Radha Mitchell, Thomas Cocquerel)
Drama about the troubled relationship between a retired opera singer and her adult stepson.
Dovlatov (Country: Russia, Poland, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Aleksey German; Writer: Aleksey German; Stars: Milan Marić, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka, Artur Beschastny, Elena Lyadova)
A few days in the life of the Russian-Jewish writer Sergei Dovlatov, whose brilliantly ironic texts were forbidden from being printed in the Soviet Union under Brezhnev, provide a portrait of an era of stagnation and its destructive effects.
Eldorado (Country: Switzerland, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Markus Imhoof; Writer: Markus Imhoof)
The economic vicious circle that traps refugees.
Winter Flies Winter Flies
Winter Flies and They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
Etangs Noirs (Country: Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Timeau De Keyser, Pieter Dumoulin)
A man becomes obsessed with delivering a parcel for his neighbour that he received in error.
The Fight (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Jessica Hynes; Writer: Jessica Hynes; Stars: Russell Brand, Jessica Hynes, Alice Lowe, Christopher Fairbank, Shaun Parkes, Anita Dobson, Liv Hill, Kevin Matadeen, Kas Meghani, Russell Brand, Jessica Hynes, Alice Lowe, Christopher Fairbank, Shaun Parkes, Anita Dobson)
An under-pressure mum takes up boxing in a bid to ease her anxieties.
Holy Tour (La Grande Messe) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2018; Director: Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, Valéry Rosier; Writer: Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, Valéry Rosier)
Documentary about elderly fans of the Tour De France.
Keep Going (Continuer) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2018; Director: Joachim Lafosse; Writer: Joachim Lafosse, Laurent Mauvignier; Stars: Virginie Efira, Kacey Mottet Klein, Diego Martín, Virginie Efira, Kacey Mottet Klein, Diego Martín)
A mother and son take a horseback journey in Kyrgyzstan in a bid to improve their relationship.
The Load (Teret) (Country: Serbia, France, Croatia, Iran, Qatar; Year: 2018; Director: Ognjen Glavonic; Writer: Ognjen Glavonic; Stars: Leon Lucev, Pavle Cemerikic, Tamara Krcunovic, Ivan Lucev, Igor Bencina, Kosta Bekric, Novak Bilbija, Tadija Calukovic, Branislav Ciric, Radoje Cupic, Mateja Dimitrijevic, Olga Dimitrijevic, Sara Dinic, Milos Gasevic, Marko Grba Singh)
Yomeddine Yomeddine
Yomeddine and Ash Is Purest White
Long Day's Journey Into Night (Country: China; Year: 2018; Director: Bi Gan; Writer: Bi Gan; Stars: Sylvia Chang, Chen Yongzhong Chen, Jue Huang)
A man is haunted by regret as the past and present weave together.
Maki'la (Country: The Democratic Republic Of Congo, France; Year: 2018; Director: Machérie Ekwa Bahango; Stars: Amour Lombi, Amour Lombi)
Documenting homelessness in Kinshasa.
Maya (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve; Stars: Suzan Anbeh, Judith Chemla, Roman Kolinka, Alex Descas, Aarshi Banerjee, Pascal Hintablian, Pathy Aiyar)
A war reporter with PTSD heads home to India in a bid to find peace.
Miriam Lies (Miriam miente) (Country: Dominican Republic, Spain; Year: 2018; Director: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada; Writer: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada; Stars: Frank Perozo, Margaux Da Silva, Roger Wasserman, Pachy Méndez, Georgina Duluc, Manuel Chapuseaux, Isabel Cristina Polanco, Uxio Lis, Cristobalina Morel, Cecile van Welie, Vicente Santos, Ana Maria Arias, Maria Castillo, Alexander Bergés, Carolina Rohana)
Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things.
Monrovia, Indiana (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Frederick Wiseman)
Documentary look at the small town of the title.
Miriam Lies Miriam Lies
Miriam Lies and Long Day's Journey Into Night
Namdev Bhau In Search Of Silence (Country: India; Year: 2018; Director: Dar Gai; Writer: Dar Gai; Stars: Zoya Hussain, Arya Dave, Namdev Gurav, Zoya Hussain, Arya Dave, Namdev Gurav)
An elderly chauffeur quits noisy Mumbai in search of a Himalayan 'silent valley'.
Roma (Country: Mexico, United States; Year: 2018; Director: Alfonso Cuarón; Writer: Alfonso Cuarón; Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Nancy García García, Verónica García, Andy Cortés, Fernando Grediaga, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza, Latin Lover, Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano, José Luis López Gómez)
Chronicle of a middle-class family in the 1970s.
Journey Gala
The Sisters Brothers (Country: France, Spain, Romania, US; Year: 2018; Director: Jacques Audiard; Writer: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Patrick Dewitt; Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly, Rutger Hauer, Riz Ahmed, Carol Kane, Creed Bratton, Duncan Lacroix, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Niels Arestrup, Rebecca Root, Aldo Maland, Ian Reddington, Philip Rosch, Lexie Benbow-Hart)
Charlie and Eli Sisters live in a wild and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: the blood of criminals and innocent people alike... They have no scruples about killing. It's their job. Charlie, the younger brother, was born to kill. Eli, however, dreams of living a normal life. They are hired by the Commodore to find and kill a man. From Oregon to California, a ruthless hunt begins, an initiatory journey that will test this insane bond between the two brothers. A path that leads to their humanity?
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Morgan Neville; Stars: Orson Welles, Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall, Oja Kodar, Beatrice Welles, Joseph McBride, Steve Ecclesine)
Documentary about Orson Welles unfinished film, The Other Side Of The Wind.
Three Faces (Country: Iran; Year: 2018; Director: Jafar Panahi)
The interwoven stories of three Iranian actresses.
Three Faces Three Faces
Three Faces and The Wild Pear Tree
Twin Flower (Fiore Gemello) (Country: Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Laura Luchetti; Writer: Laura Luchetti; Stars: Giorgio Colangeli, Aniello Arena, Fausto Verginelli, Giorgio Colangeli, Aniello Arena, Fausto Verginelli)
The unlikely friendship between a traumatised woman and an illegal immigrant.
The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci) (Country: Turkey, Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sweden; Year: 2018; Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Writer: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Stars: Serkan Keskin, Hazar Ergüçlü, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Ercüment Balakoglu, Tamer Levent, Öner Erkan, Bennu Yildirimlar, Kadir Çermik, Özay Fecht, Asena Keskinci, Kubilay Tunçer, Sencar Sagdic, Serkan Keskin)
Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him...
Winter Flies (Všechno bude) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia; Year: 2018; Director: Olmo Omerzu; Writer: Petr Pýcha; Stars: Tomás Mrvík, Jan Frantisek Uher, Eliska Krenková, Lenka Vlasáková, Martin Pechlát, Tomás Mrvík, Jan Frantisek Uher, Eliska Krenková, Lenka Vlasáková, Martin Pechlát)
Mischievously self-assured Mára and somewhat eccentric Heduš set out into the frozen wastes in search of adventure – by car, naturally. After all, Mára's turning 15 soon.
Yomeddine (Country: Egypt, US, Austria; Year: 2018; Director: AB Shawky; Writer: AB Shawky; Stars: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz, Shahira Fahmy)
A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.
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