London Film Festival 2019

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The Climb The Climb
The Climb and The Unknown Saint
Arab Blues (Un Divan A Tunis) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Manele Labidi; Writer: Manele Labidi, Maud Ameline; Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Hichem Yacoubi, Moncef Ajengui, Ramla Ayari, Amen Arbi, Feryel Chammari, Aïsha Ben Miled, Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Hichem Yacoubi, Moncef Ajengui, Ramla Ayari, Amen Arbi, Feryel Chammari)
A Parisian psychoanalyst tries to set up a practice in a post-Arab Spring Tunis.
Axone (Country: India; Year: 2019; Director: Nicholas Kharkongor; Stars: Sayani Gupta, Vinay Pathak, Dolly Ahluwalia, Lin Laishram, Sayani Gupta, Vinay Pathak, Dolly Ahluwalia, Lin Laishram)
Comic complications ensue when a group of immigrants try to organise a wedding in Delhi
The Climb (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Michael Angelo Covino; Writer: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin; Stars: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Zina Wilde, Talia Balsam, Gayle Rankin, George Wendt, Judith Godrèche)
A look at the friendship between two guys that spans many years.
Days Of The Bagnold Summer (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Simon Bird; Writer: Lisa Owens, Joff Winterhart; Stars: Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Alice Lowe, Monica Dolan, Nathanael Saleh, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Earl Cave, Lesley Harcourt, Elliot Speller-Gillott, Stuart Whelan, Patrick Holly, Olivia Buckland, George Wilkins, George Mizen, Alex Ashman)
A single librarian tries to reconnect with her introverted son.
The Dude In Me (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Kang Hyo-jin)
A teenager and a gangster inadvertently swap bodies.
Laugh gala
The Father The Father
The Father and Arab Blues
The Father (Bashtata) (Country: Bulgaria; Year: 2019; Director: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov; Writer: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Decho Taralezhkov; Stars: Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov, Tanya Shahova, Hristofor Nedkov, Margita Gosheva, Maria Bakalova, Ana Bratoeva, Georgi Damianov, Boyan Doychinov, Elena Mosholova, Petra Oplatkova, Martina Peneva, Nikolay Todorov, Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov)
After losing his wife Ivanka, Vasil believes that she is using his phone to reach him from beyond the grave, so he enlists the services of a psychic to try to make contact with her, much to the concern of his son.
It Must Be Heaven (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Elia Suleiman; Writer: Elia Suleiman; Stars: Ali Suliman, Elia Suleiman, Holden Wong)
Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.
The Lost Okoroshi (Country: Nigeria; Year: 2019; Director: Abba Makama; Stars: Chiwetalu Agu, Tope Tedela, Ifu Ennada, Seun Ajayi, Judith Audu, Chiwetalu Agu, Tope Tedela, Ifu Ennada, Seun Ajayi, Judith Audu)
A man who undergoes a Kafkaesque transformation, finds himself torn between two worlds.
Lucky Grandma (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Sasie Sealy; Writer: Angela Cheng; Stars: Tsai Chin, Corey Ha, Michael Tow, Woody Fu, Wai Ching Ho, Clem Cheung)
Set in New York City’s Chinatown, the film follows an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma who goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck… and in the middle of a gang war.
Maggie (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Yi Okseop; Writer: Gyo-hwan Koo, Yi Okseop; Stars: Gyo-hwan Koo)
A woman explores the nature of trust and the breakdown of relationships.
It Must Be Heaven It Must Be Heaven
It Must Be Heaven and Lucky Grandma
Rare Beasts (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Billie Piper; Writer: Billie Piper; Stars: Lily James, David Thewlis, Billie Piper, Kerry Fox, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Leo Bill, Montserrat Lombard, Jonjo O'Neill, Trevor White, Emily Taaffe, Mariah Gale, Christopher Sciueref, Rosa Coduri, Michael Elwyn, Toby Woolf)
Anti-romcom centring on a single mum.
The Unknown Saint (Le Miracle du Saint Inconnu) (Country: Morocco, France, Qatar, Germany, Lebanon; Year: 2019; Director: Alaa Eddine Aljem; Writer: Alaa Eddine Aljem; Stars: Younes Bouab, Salah Ben Saleh, Bouchaib Semmak, Mohammed Nouaimane, Anas El Baz, Abdelghani Kitab, Hassan Ben Badida, Ahmed Yarziz, Younes Bouab, Salah Ben Saleh, Bouchaib Semmak, Mohammed Nouaimane, Anas El Baz, Abdelghani Kitab, Hassan Ben Badida)
Moments before his capture by police, a thief digs a grave to hide a bag of money. Released from prison years later he returns to retrieve the bag, only to find a shrine to an Unknown Saint build directly over his loot, and a brand new village constructed all around it.

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