London Film Festival 2019

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The Bears' Famous Invasion The Bears' Famous Invasion
The Bears' Famous Invasion and Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom
Abominable (Country: China, US; Year: 2019; Director: Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman; Writer: Jill Culton; Stars: Albert Tsai, Chloe Bennet, Sarah Paulson, Eddie Izzard, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Michelle Wong)
A girl and her yeti friend face a race against time.
The Bears' Famous Invasion (La Famosa Invasione Degli Orsi In Sicilia) (Country: France, Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Lorenzo Mattotti; Writer: Thomas Bidegain, Dino Buzzati, Jean-Luc Fromental, Lorenzo Mattotti; Stars: Leïla Bekhti, Arthur Dupont, Jean-Claude Carrière, Thomas Bidegain, Thierry Hancisse, Leïla Bekhti, Arthur Dupont, Jean-Claude Carrière, Thomas Bidegain, Thierry Hancisse)
A bear king decides to invade the land of men after his son is kidnapped.
Jacob, Mimmi And The Talking Dogs (Country: Latvia, Poland; Year: 2019; Director: Edmunds Jansons; Writer: Liga Gaisa, Luize Pastore)
When a boy spends summer in the suburbs with his dad, he makes new friends and finds himself joining a fight to save a park from development.
Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom (Country: Bhutan; Year: 2019; Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji; Writer: Pawo Choyning Dorji; Stars: Sherab Dorji, Tshering Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Sonam Tashi, Kelden Lhamo Gurung, Pem Zam, Sherab Dorji, Tshering Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Sonam Tashi, Kelden Lhamo Gurung, Pem Zam)
A young teacher is sent to the most remote school in the world, where he finds himself undergoing a transformation.
My Extraordinary Summer With Tess (Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2019; Director: Steven Wouterlood; Writer: Anna Woltz, Laura van Dijk; Stars: Jennifer Hoffman, Hans Dagelet, Julian Ras, Guido Pollemans, Terence Schreurs, Tjebbo Gerritsma, Sonny Coops Van Utteren, Johannes Kienast, Suzan Boogaerdt, Josephine Arendsen, Jennifer Hoffman, Hans Dagelet, Julian Ras, Guido Pollemans, Terence Schreurs)
As the youngest of the family, Sam’s afraid of dying last. Which explains his peculiar obsession with practicing being alone while on summer vacation. Then along comes unconventional Tess! She’s got a secret plan and needs Sam’s help to pull it off.
My Extraordinary Summer With Tess My Extraordinary Summer With Tess
My Extraordinary Summer With Tess and The Prince's Voyage
The Prince's Voyage (Le voyage du prince) (Country: Luxembourg, France; Year: 2019; Director: Jean-François Laguionie; Writer: Jean-François Laguionie, Anik Leray)
A boy goes on an adventure with a prince.
White Snake (Bai She: Yuan Qi) (Country: China, US; Year: 2019; Director: Amp Wong, Ji Zhao; Writer: Damao; Stars: Zhe Zhang, Tianxiang Yang)
A love story between a snake spirit and a snake hunter.
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