London Film Festival 2019

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On A Magical Night On A Magical Night
On A Magical Night and Lara
And Then We Danced (Country: Sweden, Georgia; Year: 2019; Director: Levan Akin; Writer: Levan Akin; Stars: Ana Javakishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli, Tamar Bukhnikashvili, Marika Gogichaishvili, Kakha Gogidze, Levan Gabrava, Ana Makharadze, Nino Gabisonia, Mate Khidasheli, Aleko Begalishvili, Nia Gvatua, Lucas Hesling, Ketie Danelia, Giorgi Aladashvili, Soso Abramishvili)
A dancer falls in love with his fiercest rival.
La Belle Epoque (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Nicolas Bedos; Writer: Nicolas Bedos; Stars: Fanny Ardent, Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier)
Victor, sixtysomething, decides to relive the most memorable week of his existence, 40 years earlier, when he met the love of his life.
Death Will Come And Shall Have Your Eyes (Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2008; Director: Daniel Farriol; Writer: Daniel Farriol; Stars: Beatriz Díaz, Daniel Guerra, Daniel Farriol, Beatriz Díaz, Daniel Guerra, Daniel Farriol)
Two women who have spent their whole lives together must deal with the illness affecting one of them.
The Disappearance Of My Mother (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Beniamino Barrese)
An ageing fashion model strives to escape the world of images and disappear for good, but her son's determination to make a final film about her sparks an unexpected collaboration and confrontation with the camera's gaze.
End Of The Century (Country: Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Lucio Castro)
An Argentinian man from New York and a Spanish man from Berlin hook up by chance while in Barcelona. What seems like a one-night encounter between two strangers becomes an epic, decades-spanning relationship.
La Belle Epoque La Belle Epoque
La Belle Epoque and And Then We Danced
Happy Birthday (Fete de famille) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Cédric Kahn; Writer: Cédric Kahn; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Bercot, Vincent Macaigne, Cédric Kahn, Luàna Bajrami, Laetitia Colombani, Isabel Aimé González-Sola, Alain Artur, Joshua Rosinet, Milan Hatala, Solal Ferreira Dayan, Colin Bates, Satya Dusaugey, M. Vincent, Catherine Deneuve)
Family ructions break out during a matriarch's birthday celebrations.
Heart (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Jeong Ga-young; Stars: Jeong Ga-young, Lee Suck-hyeong, Choi Tae-hwan)
A filmmaker seeks out a man she had an affair with on the night of the birth of his first child, to ask advice on another affair.
Lara (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Jan-Ole Gerster; Writer: Blaz Kutin; Stars: Tom Schilling, Corinna Harfouch, Hildegard Schroedter, Susanne Bredehöft, Steffen Jürgens, Tina Pfurr, Stephan Taubert)
Lara has just turned 60; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing.
Lost Lives (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2019; Director: Dermot Lavery Michael Hewitt)
Documentary about the lives lost to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Maternal (Country: Italy, Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Maura Delpero; Writer: Maura Delpero; Stars: Lidiya Liberman, Denise Carrizo, Agustina Malale, Isabella Cilia, Alan Rivas, Livia Fernán, Marta Lubos, Renata Palminiello, Lidiya Liberman, Denise Carrizo, Agustina Malale, Isabella Cilia, Alan Rivas, Livia Fernán, Marta Lubos)
A teenage mum in a refuge goes missing after the arrival of a sympathetic nun who takes a shine to the teen's daughter.
So Long, My Son So Long, My Son
So Long, My Son and Matthias And Maxime
Matthias And Maxime (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Xavier Dolan; Stars: Harris Dickinson, Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval)
The story of two friends.
On A Magical Night (Chambre 212) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Christophe Honoré; Writer: Christophe Honoré; Stars: Carole Bouquet, Chiara Mastroianni, Camille Cottin, Vincent Lacoste, Benjamin Biolay)
After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave her husband. She moves into room 212 at the hotel across the street, with a bird’s-eye view of her apartment, her husband and the life she shared with him.
Ordinary Love (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn; Writer: Owen McCafferty; Stars: Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville, David Wilmot, Amit Shah, Melanie Clark Pullen, Lalor Roddy, Maggie Cronin, Geraldine McAlinden, Vivien Monory, Desmond Edwards, Esh Alladi, Stella McCusker, Matthew Sharpe, Fo Cullen, Mary Lindsay)
A long-married couple have to face dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.
The Peanut Butter Falcon (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz; Writer: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz; Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church, Bruce Dern, Jon Bernthal, Yelawolf, Jake Roberts, Mick Foley, Raquel Aurora, Michael Berthold, Deja Dee, Wayne Dehart, Karen B. Greer)
Adventure story about a youngster with Down's syndrome who runs away from the home where he lives in pursuit of his dreams of becoming a wrestler and who finds an unusual ally on the way.
Love gala
Pink Wall (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Tom Cullen; Writer: Tom Cullen; Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jay Duplass, Sarah Ovens, Tom Cullen, Nigel Goldsack, Kyle Lima, Joseph Ollman, Ruth Ollman, T.J. Richardson, Sule Rimi, Tatiana Maslany, Jay Duplass, Sarah Ovens, Tom Cullen, Nigel Goldsack)
A relationship revealed in snapshots.
The Disappearance Of My Mother The Disappearance Of My Mother
The Disappearance Of My Mother and Premature
Premature (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Rashaad Ernesto Green; Writer: Rashaad Ernesto Green, Zora Howard; Stars: Meeya Davis, Imani Lewis, Tashiana Washington, Ozzie Stewart, Carter Redwood, Joshua Boone, Myha'la Herrold, W. Tré Davis, Michelle Wilson, Ade Otukoya, Ratnesh Dubey, Zora Howard, Nile Bullock, Cecil Blutcher, Bobbi A Bordley)
The summer before she leaves for college, Ayanna meets handsome and mysterious outsider Isaiah; her entire world is turned upside down as she navigates the demanding terrain of young love against a changing Harlem landscape.
The Sky Is Pink (Country: India; Year: 2019; Director: Shonali Bose; Writer: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar; Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Zaira Wasim, Farhan Akhtar, Sammy John Heaney, Rohit Saraf, Brian Nathan, Priyanka Chopra, Zaira Wasim, Farhan Akhtar, Sammy John Heaney, Rohit Saraf, Brian Nathan)
Drama about a young couple who give up everything to try to save their sick child.
So Long, My Son (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Xiaoshuai Wang; Writer: Mei Ah, Xiaoshuai Wang; Stars: Liya Ai, Jiang Du, Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang, Jingjing Li, Xi Qi, Jingchun Wang, Roy Wang, Cheng Xu, Mei Yong, Liya Ai, Jiang Du, Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang, Jingjing Li, Xi Qi, Jingchun Wang)
Family saga set against the period that followed the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
Trigonometry (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Stella Corradi; Writer: Duncan Macmillan, Effie Woods; Stars: Gary Carr, Anne Consigny, Rebecca Humphries, Ariane Labed, Vihaan Patel, Thalissa Teixeira, Bridget Benstead, Jacqui-Lee Pryce, Aquabatix, Nathalie Barclay, Paul Boichat, Isabella Laughland, Hiftu Quasem, Deborah Rock, Lucy Russell)
BBC TV love story about three people who are made for each other. LFF is screening two episodes
Two Of Us (Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Filippo Meneghetti; Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker, Jérôme Varanfrain, Daniel Trubert, Hervé Sogne, Tara Klassen, Eugénie Anselin, Véronique Fauconnet, Aude-Laurence Clermont Biver, Denis Jousselin, Alice Lagarde, Éric Gigout, Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier)
Two retired women, who have been in a secret relationship for decades, find their relationship turned upside down when the truth begins to come out.
End Of The Century End Of The Century
End Of The Century and Death Will Come And Shall Have Your Eyes
Walking With Shadows (Country: UK, Nigeria; Year: 2019; Director: Aoife O'Kelly; Writer: Aoife O'Kelly, based on the novel by Jude Dibia; Stars: Funlola Aofiyebi, Zainab Balogun, Wale Ojo, Ade Laoye, Ozzy Agu, Funlola Aofiyebi, Zainab Balogun, Wale Ojo, Ade Laoye, Ozzy Agu)
A man who has reinvented himself finds his past start to catch up with him.
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