London Film Festival 2019

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Jojo Rabbit Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit and Knives Out
The Aeronauts (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Tom Harper; Writer: Tom Harper, Jack Thorne; Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Himesh Patel, Anne Reid, Tim McInnerny, Phoebe Fox, Tom Courtenay, Rebecca Front, Vincent Perez, Robert Glenister, Julian Ferro, Kamil Lemieszewski, Gianni Calchetti, Thomas Arnold, Lewin Lloyd)
In 1862, daredevil pilot joins up with a meteorologist in a bid to fly higher than any human in history and they find themselves on an adventure.
A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood (Country: US, China; Year: 2019; Director: Marielle Heller; Writer: Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster; Stars: Tom Hanks, Enrico Colantoni, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Wendy Makkena, Tammy Blanchard, Susan Kelechi Watson, Sakina Jaffrey, Maddie Corman, Maryann Plunkett, Kitty Crystal, Phil Nardozzi, Mike Ancas, Carmen Cusack, Kevin L. Johnson)
Biopic of US kids' TV favourite Mister Rogers.
Greed (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Michael Winterbottom; Writer: Sean Gray, Michael Winterbottom; Stars: Steve Coogan, Asa Butterfield, Isla Fisher, Sophie Cookson, Shirley Henderson, Stephen Fry, Sarah Solemani, David Mitchell, Jamie Blackley, Pearl Mackie, Shanina Shaik, Asim Chaudhry, Christophe de Choisy, Jonny Sweet, Joe Tucker)
Satire about corporate excess sees a high street king's empire begin to crumble.
Hope Gap (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: William Nicholson; Writer: William Nicholson; Stars: Annette Bening, Bill Nighy, Josh O'Connor, Aiysha Hart, Nicholas Burns, Rose Keegan, Derren Litten, Nicholas Blane, Steven Pacey, Sally Rogers, Joel MacCormack, Ninette Finch, Finn Bennett, Ryan McKen, Anne Bryson)
Divorce drama sees a couple's marriage going down in flames after 29 years.
The Irishman (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Martin Scorsese; Writer: Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt; Stars: Robert De Niro, Anna Paquin, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel, Jesse Plemons, Bobby Cannavale, Aleksa Palladino, Kathrine Narducci, Craig DiFrancia, Jake Hoffman, Jack Huston, Sebastian Maniscalco, Ray Romano, Domenick Lombardozzi)
Story of the union official with mob ties, Frank Sheeran, and the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.
Closing night gala
The Aeronauts The Aeronauts
The Aeronauts and The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2019; Director: Taika Waititi; Writer: Taika Waititi, based on the novel Caging Skies by Christine Leunens; Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Sitara Attaie, Luke Brandon Field, Victoria Hogan, Brian Caspe, James McVan, Judith Georgi, Bethany Adams)
Satire following a lonely boy and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, whose nationalistic views are challenged when he discovers his mum is hiding a young Jewish girl.
The King (Country: Australia, US; Year: 2019; Director: David Michôd; Writer: Joel Edgerton, David Michôd, based on the plays by Shakespeare; Stars: Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Dean-Charles Chapman, Lily-Rose Depp, Sean Harris, Thomasin McKenzie, Tom Glynn-Carney, Ivan Kaye, Andrew Havill, Edward Ashley, Steven Elder, Peter Sztojanov Jr., Tom Lawrence)
Shakespearean adaptation, based on Henry IV, parts I and II and Henry V.
Knives Out (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Rian Johnson; Writer: Rian Johnson; Stars: Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Edi Patterson, Katherine Langford, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Jaeden Martell, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer, Don Johnson, Riki Lindhome, Frank Oz, M. Emmet Walsh)
A detective is called into investigate the mysterious death of a renowned crime writer.
Le Mans '66 (Ford v Ferrari) (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: James Mangold; Writer: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller; Stars: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas, Ray McKinnon, Noah Jupe, JJ Feild, Tracy Letts, Wyatt Nash, Wallace Langham, Ian Harding, Jonathan LaPaglia, Hélène Cardona, Lachlan Buchanan)
Dramatisation of a friendship that shaped motor racing in the Sixties.
Marriage Story (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Noah Baumbach; Writer: Noah Baumbach; Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Ray Liotta, Merritt Wever, Mark O'Brien, Alan Alda, Julie Hagerty, Kyle Bornheimer, Mickey Sumner, Ayden Mayeri, Matthew Maher, Brooke Bloom, Azhy Robertson, Mary Hollis Inboden)
A couple going through divorce find themselves in a custody battle.
Le Mans '66 Le Mans '66
Le Mans '66 and The Personal History Of David Copperfield
The Personal History Of David Copperfield (Country: UK, US; Year: 2019; Director: Armando Iannucci; Writer: Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, based on the novel by Charles Dickens; Stars: Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Rosalind Eleazar, Hugh Laurie, Gwendoline Christie, Dev Patel, Aneurin Barnard, Sophie McShera, Peter Capaldi, Benedict Wong, Bronagh Gallagher, Aimée Kelly, Anthony Welsh, Ruby Bentall, Nikki Amuka-Bird)
Retelling of the Dickens classic.
Opening night gala
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