London Film Festival 2019

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The Cave (Syria) The Cave (Syria)
The Cave (Syria) and Bad Education
Bad Education (La Mala Educación) (Country: Spain; Year: 2004; Director: Pedro Almodovar; Writer: Pedro Almodovar; Stars: Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez, Javier Camara, Daniel Gimenez-Cacho, Lluis Homar, Francisco Boira, Ignacio Perez, Raul Garcia Forneiro)
Two young school friends meet after 16 years, with tragic consequences.
Blackbird (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Roger Michell; Writer: Christian Torpe; Stars: Kate Winslet, Sam Neill, Susan Sarandon, Rainn Wilson, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Mia Wasikowska, Lindsay Duncan, Anson Boon, Kate Winslet, Sam Neill, Susan Sarandon, Rainn Wilson, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Mia Wasikowska, Lindsay Duncan)
A family gather to say goodbye to their ill matriarch.
Bombay Rose (Country: India, UK, France, Qatar; Year: 2019; Director: Gitanjali Rao; Writer: Gitanjali Rao; Stars: Anurag Kashyap, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Makrand Deshpande, Shishir Sharma, Virendra Saxena, Amardeep Jha, Cyli Khare, Amit Deondi, Rajeev Raj, Gargi Shitole, Anurag Kashyap, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Makrand Deshpande, Shishir Sharma, Virendra Saxena)
Animation tracks romance on the streets of Mumbai.
The Cave (Syria) (Country: Syria, Denmark, Germany, Qatar, USA; Year: 2019; Director: Feras Fayyad; Writer: Alisar Hasan, Feras Fayyad; Stars: Amani Ballour, Salim Namour)
Documentary about an underground Syrian hospital and its staff
First Love (Hatsukoi) (Country: Japan, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Takashi Miike; Writer: Masaru Nakamura; Stars: Masataka Kubota, Nao Omori, Shota Sometani, Sakurako Konishi, Becky, Jun Murakami, Sansei Shiomi, Seiyo Uchino)
Set over one night in Tokyo, we follow Leo, a young boxer down on his luck as he meets his ‘first love’ Monica, a call girl and an addict but still an innocent. Little does Leo know, Monica is unwittingly caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, his nemesis, and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads.
Rocks Rocks
Rocks and Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Krabi, 2562 (Country: UK, Thailand; Year: 2019; Director: Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong; Stars: Arak Amornsupasiri, Nuttawat Attasawat, Primrin Puarat, Achtara Suwan, Siraphan Wattanajinda, Arak Amornsupasiri, Nuttawat Attasawat, Primrin Puarat, Achtara Suwan, Siraphan Wattanajinda)
Portrait of the Thai tourist town.
Love, Life And Laughter (Country: UK; Year: 1923; Director: George Pearson; Writer: George Pearson; Stars: Betty Balfour, Harry Jonas, Frank Stanmore, Annie Esmond, Nancy Price, Sydney Fairbrother, Eric Smith, A. Harding Steerman, Audrey Ridgewell, Gordon Hopkirk, Dacia Deane, Betty Balfour, Harry Jonas, Frank Stanmore, Annie Esmond)
A chorus girl with big dreams meets a young boy who wants to be a writer and they agree to meet in two years to see which of their dreams have come true.
Our Ladies (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Michael Caton-Jones; Stars: Eve Austin, Tallulah Greive, Abigail Lawrie, Sally Messham, Rona Morison, Marli Siu)
Comedy drama sees a group of choirgirls on a day trip to Edinburgh.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Portrait De La Jeune Fille En Feu) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Céline Sciamma; Writer: Céline Sciamma; Stars: Valeria Golino, Adèle Haenel, Noémie Merlant, Luàna Bajrami, Cécile Morel)
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
Rocks (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Sarah Gavron; Writer: Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson; Stars: Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes, Tawheda Begum, Afi Okaidja, Anastasia Dymitrow, Sarah Niles, Layo-Christina Akinlude, Sharon D. Clarke, Islah Abdur-Rahman, Shola Adewusi, Mohammad Amiri, Brie-Morgan Appleton)
A young girl is determined to keep the fact that there mother has left her and her younger brother alone from the authorities, through fear of being separated from him.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

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