London Film Festival 2019

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Atlantics (Atlantique, Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story) (Country: Senegal; Year: 2019; Director: Mati Diop)
Drama about a love triangle set against the backdrop of a construction site.
Babyteeth (Country: Australia; Year: 2019; Director: Shannon Murphy; Writer: Based on the play by Rita Kalnejais; Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Andrea Demetriades, Emily Barclay, Charles Grounds, Justin Smith, Arka Das, Priscilla Doueihy, Georgina Symes, Zack Grech, Eugene Gilfedder, Quentin Yung, Jack Yabsley)
Comedy, sees a family whose seriously ill daughter falls for a drug dealer discover that it might not be such a terrible thing after all.
Calm With Horses (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Nick Rowland; Writer: Joe Murtagh; Stars: Barry Keoghan, Ned Dennehy, Niamh Algar, Anthony Welsh, David Wilmot, Cosmo Jarvis, Simone Kirby, Toni O'Rourke, Ryan McParland, Hazel Doupe, Roisin O'Neill, Lee Byford, John Paul O'Driscoll, Matt Tyzack, Stephen McGowan)
Thriller about a crime enforcer for a clan of drug dealers, while also trying to be a good father to his autistic son.
House Of Hummingbird (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Bora Kim; Writer: Bora Kim; Stars: Jeong In-gi, Kim Sae-byeok, ParkJi-hu, Lee Seung-Yeon)
She roams the neighbourhood with her best friend, attempts to fall in love, is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. Untethered from the wider world, 14-year-old Eunhee floats through Seoul.
Instinct (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2019; Director: Halina Reijn; Writer: Esther Gerritsen, Halina Reijn; Stars: Carice van Houten, Marwan Kenzari, Marie-Mae van Zuilen, Pieter Embrechts, Ariane Schluter, Betty Schuurman, Abdelkarim El Baz, Tamar van den Dop, Robert de Hoog, Kuno Bakker, Juda Goslinga, Barry Emond, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Maria Kraakman, Matijs Jansen)
A prison psychologist finds herself in a game of powerplay with a narcissistic inmate.
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House Of Hummingbird and The Last Black Man In San Francisco
The Last Black Man In San Francisco (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Joe Talbot; Writer: Jimmie Fails, Joe Talbot; Stars: Thora Birch, Finn Wittrock, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps, Tonya Glanz, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Majors, John Ozuna, Cassie Hendry, Leah Shesky, Michael J Gwynn, Javier Chavarin, Mari Kearney, Jimmie Fails)
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.
Relativity (Mein Ende. Dein Anfang.) (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Mariko Minoguchi; Writer: Mariko Minoguchi; Stars: Saskia Rosendahl, Jeanette Hain, Edin Hasanovic, Julius Feldmeier, Nathalie J. Cerny, David Baalcke, Leonard Hohm, Lilly Forgach, Andrea Sihler, Sebastian Griegel, Thomas Kress, Claudia Helene Hinterecker, Emanuela von Frankenberg, Isabell Stern, Stefan Pfau)
Thriller about a romance plays with the idea of chance.
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