London Film Festival 2018

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Won't You Be My Neighbor? Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Won't You Be My Neighbor? and Daughter Of Mine
Amin (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Philippe Faucon; Writer: Philippe Faucon, Mustapha Kharmoudi, Yasmina Nini-Faucon; Stars: Ouidad Elma, Fantine Harduin, Emmanuelle Devos, Loubna Abidar, Moustapha Mbengue, Ouidad Elma, Fantine Harduin, Emmanuelle Devos, Loubna Abidar, Moustapha Mbengue)
Asako I & II (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; Writer: Tomoka Shibasaki; Stars: Masahiro Higashide, Erika Karata, Kôji Seto)
Asako is a 21-year-old woman, living in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku who has a free spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and she meets Ryohei. He looks just like her ex-boyfriend Baku, but he has a completely different personality.
Carmen And Lola (Country: Spain; Year: 2018; Director: Arantxa Echevarria; Writer: Arantxa Echevarria; Stars: Moreno Borja, Rafaela León, Zaira Morales, Rosy Rodriguez, Carolina Yuste, Moreno Borja, Rafaela León, Zaira Morales, Rosy Rodriguez, Carolina Yuste)
Daughter Of Mine (Figlia Mia) (Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Laura Bispuri; Writer: Laura Bispuri, Francesca Manieri; Stars: Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Udo Kier, Michele Carboni)
Vittoria is growing up in a remote Sardinian village. One day she meets the wildly independent Angelica who is so very different to her own caring mother Tina. The young girl has no knowledge of the secret that connects these two women.
If Beale Street Could Talk (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Barry Jenkins; Writer: Barry Jenkins, based on the novel by James Baldwin; Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis, Ebony Obsidian, Dominique Thorne, Diego Luna, Finn Wittrock, Ed Skrein, Emily Rios, Pedro Pascal, Brian Tyree Henry)
A pregnant woman tries to prove her lover's innocence.
Love Gala
Asako I & II Asako I & II
Asako I & II and Papi Chulo
In The Aisles (In Den Gangen) (Country: Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Thomas Stuber; Writer: Clemens Meyer, Thomas Stuber; Stars: Franz Rogowski, Sandra Hüller, Peter Kurth, Andreas Leupold, Michael Specht)
Christian is new to the warehouse. He falls in love with Marion, but she’s married. Magical realism in the east German provinces.
Irene's Ghost (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Iain Cunningham; Writer: David Arthur, Iain Cunningham)
The filmmaker goes in search of his mum, whose existence was a family secret.
I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (Country: Australia, US; Year: 2018; Director: Jessica Leski)
Documentary about four women whose lives have been changed by their love of boy bands - Backstreet Boys, One Direction, Take That and The Beatles.
Jinn (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Nijla Mumin; Writer: Nijla Mumin; Stars: Simone Missick, Zoe Renee, Hisham Tawfiq, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Dorian Missick, Kelly Jenrette, Ashlei Foushee, Maya Morales, Upasana Beharee, Damien D. Smith, Horace Dodd, John Zderko, Emily Adams, Melissa Kay Anderson, Brian Carroll)
A teenager finds herself torn between Islam and notoriety.
Last Child (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Shin Dong-seok; Writer: Shin Dong-seok; Stars: Choi Moo-seong, Kim Yeo-jin, Seong Yu-bin)
A family struggling with grief step in to help a young man their son lost his life saving, only to find there is more to him than first appears.
If Beale Street Could Talk If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk and Jinn
Little Forest (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Yim Soon-rye; Writer: Hwang Seong-gu Hwang, Daisuke Igarashi; Stars: Kim Tae-ri, Ryu Jun-yeol, Moon So-ri, Jin Ki-joo)
No job, bad romance, and terrible grades... Nothing's going to plan in young Hye-won's big-city life. On impulse, she puts her unsolved issues behind her and returns to her hometown, where she begins to experience the pleasures of a simple life.
Of Love And Law (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Hikaru Toda)
Two gay lawyers living in Osaka pioneer the first LGBTQ+ law firm in Japan.
Ordinary Time (Country: Portugal; Year: 2018; Director: Susana Nobre; Writer: Susana Nobre; Stars: Marta Lança, Clara Castanheira, Pedro Castanheira, Marta Lança, Clara Castanheira, Pedro Castanheira)
Documentary charting a couple's adjustment to becoming new parents.
Papi Chulo (Country: Ireland; Year: 2018; Director: John Butler; Writer: John Butler; Stars: Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Michael Shepperd, Tommie Earl Jenkins, Shaughn Buchholz, Tom Beyer, Irene White, Caitlin Kimball, Marisa Szczepan, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Blaine Swen, Martin Morales, Nick Bush)
A TV weatherman in an emotional crisis strikes up a platonic friendship with a married migrant worker.
A Paris Education (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac; Writer: Jean-Paul Civeyrac; Stars: Swann Arlaud, Andranic Manet, Diane Rouxel, Jenna Thiam)
A farmer’s desperately tries to save his cows from a deadly epidemic.
Little Forest Little Forest
Little Forest and Tehran: City Of Love
Ramja Chawal (Country: India; Year: 2018; Director: Leena Yadav; Writer: Leena Yadav, Manurishi Chadha, Vivek Anchalia; Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Anirudh Tanwar, Amyra Dastur)
A dad tries to get his son's attention by posing as a teenage girl on social media.
Tehran: City Of Love (Country: Iran, UK, Netherlands; Year: 2018; Director: Ali Jaberansari; Writer: Ali Jaberansari, Maryam Najafi; Stars: Forough Ghajabagli, Mehdi Saki, Amir Hessam Bakhtiari, Behnaz Jafari, Forough Ghajabagli, Mehdi Saki, Amir Hessam Bakhtiari, Behnaz Jafari)
Triptych of romance and the trials of modern life.
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Morgan Neville; Stars: Fred Rogers)
Documentary about the US public TV children's show host who had a lasting influence.

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