London Film Festival 2019

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Cold Case Hammarskjöld and Mystify: Michael Hutchence
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Mads Brügger; Writer: Mads Brügger; Stars: Göran Björkdahl, Mads Brügger, Göran Björkdahl, Mads Brügger)
Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime far worse than killing the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Coup 53 (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Taghi Amirani; Writer: Taghi Amirani, Walter Murch; Stars: Walter Murch, Taghi Amirani, David Talbot, Stephen Kinzer, Malcolm Byrne, Ervand Abrahamian, Walter Murch, Taghi Amirani, David Talbot, Stephen Kinzer, Malcolm Byrne, Ervand Abrahamian)
Investigation into the 1953 CIA/MI6-led coup that overthrew Iran’s democratic Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.
Cunningham (Country: Germany, France, US; Year: 2019; Director: Alla Kovgan; Writer: Alla Kovgan)
Profile of choreographer Merce Cunningham.
I Am (Not) A Monster (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Nelly Ben Hayoun; Writer: Nelly Ben Hayoun; Stars: Noam Chomsky, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Magid Magid, Hisa Uzawa, Leon Botstein, Novmichi Tosa, Brewster Kahle, Takayuki Takahashi, Adrienn Almásy, Efrem Amare, Kanjuro Kiritake II, Richard Bernstein, Shishido Hiroyuki)
Documentary about the thinking processes of activism and mechanisms of our risky thoughts.
The Kingmaker (Country: United States; Year: 2019; Director: Lauren Greenfield; Writer: Lauren Greenfield; Stars: Imelda Marcos)
Documentary about the Marcos family and Imelda's continued influence on politics in the Philippines.
Mystify: Michael Hutchence (Country: Australia; Year: 2019; Director: Richard Lowenstein; Writer: Richard Lowenstein; Stars: Michael Hutchence)
Michael Hutchence was flying high as the lead singer of the legendary rock band INXS until his untimely death in 1997. Richard Lowenstein’s kinetic yet intimate documentary examines Hutchence’s deeply felt life through his many loves and demons.
Overseas (Country: Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Sung-a Yoon; Writer: Sung-a Yoon)
Documentary about a learning centre where women hoping to find domestic work abroad prepare themselves what for what lies ahead - including homesickness and potential abuse.
A Pleasure, Comrades! (Prazer, Camaradas!) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2019; Director: José Filipe Costa; Writer: José Filipe Costa; Stars: José Avelino, João Azevedo, Amanda Booth, Mick Greer, Joaquim Lopes, Filomena Matos, António Rodrigues, Cecília Rodrigues, Eduarda Rosa, Celia Williams, Celia Williams, José Avelino, João Azevedo, Amanda Booth, Mick Greer)
The older generation re-enact the social and sexual interactions in the wake of the 1975 Carnation Revolution.
White Riot (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Rubika Shah; Writer: Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah)
Profiling punk reggae protest movement Rock Against Racism.
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