London Film Festival 2019

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Muscle Muscle
Muscle and The Whistlers
The Cave (Thailand) (Country: Thailand, Ireland; Year: 2019; Director: Tom Waller; Writer: Tom Waller; Stars: Jim Warny, Ekawat Niratworapanya, James Edward Holley)
Dramatisation of the rescue of a young football team from a flooded cave.
Earthquake Bird (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Wash Westmoreland; Writer: Susanna Jones, Wash Westmoreland; Stars: Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Kiki Sukezane, Jack Huston, Ken Yamamura, Crystal Kay, Akiko Iwase, Yurino, Naoki Kobayashi, Yoshiko Sakuma, Kazuhiro Muroyama, Niclas Ericsson, Burger Hasegawa, Yaeko Kimura)
A murder suspect finds herself at centre of a love triangle.
Guest Of Honour (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Atom Egoyan; Writer: Atom Egoyan; Stars: David Thewlis, Luke Wilson, Sima Fisher, Rossif Sutherland, Tennille Read, Gage Munroe, Alexandre Bourgeois, Laysla De Oliveira, Sugith Varughese, Tamara Podemski, John Bourgeois, Isabelle Franca, Juan Carlos Velis, Sochi Fried, Joyce Rivera)
Psychological drama about a father and his relationship with his daughter who is in jail, accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
Incitement (Country: Israel; Year: 2019; Director: Yaron Zilberman; Writer: Ron Leshem, Yaron Zilberman; Stars: Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Amitai Yaish, Anat Ravnitzki, Yoav Levi, Daniella Kertesz, Sivan Mast, Dolev Ohana, Raanan Paz, Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Amitai Yaish, Anat Ravnitzki, Yoav Levi, Daniella Kertesz, Sivan Mast, Dolev Ohana)
Thriller following the year leading to the assassination of Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin, from the point of view of his assassin.
Jallikattu (Country: India; Year: 2019; Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery; Stars: Antony Varghese, Antony Varghese)
A village of people increasingly addicted to meet join a hunt for an escaped buffalo.
The Traitor The Traitor
The Traitor and Piranhas
Muscle (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Gerard Johnson; Writer: Gerard Johnson; Stars: Craig Fairbrass, Polly Maberly, Sinead Matthews, Lorraine Burroughs, Peter Ferdinando, Cavan Clerkin, Mark Stobbart, Niall Greig Fulton, Gordon Brown, Ali Cook, Alfie Dobson, Mark Mooney, Damian Edward Shanahan, Amanda Dryden Walker, Paul Fitzpatrick)
A directionless call centre salesman gets more than he bargained for when he joins a local gym
Nighthawk (Bacurau) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho; Writer: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho; Stars: Udo Kier, Sônia Braga, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek)
Details for this film have yet to be released.
Thrill gala
Only The Animals (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Dominik Moll; Writer: Gilles Marchand, Dominik Moll, Colin Niel; Stars: Damien Bonnard, Bastien Bouillon, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Laure Calamy, Denis Ménochet, Nadia Tereszkiewicz)
Thriller centring on the disappearance of a woman.
Piranhas (La Paranza Dei Bambini) (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Claudio Giovannesi; Writer: Roberto Saviano, Claudio Giovannesi, Roberto Saviano, Maurizio Braucci; Stars: Francesco Di Napoli, Viviana Aprea, Ar Tem, Pasquale Marotta, Francesco Di Napoli, Viviana Aprea, Ar Tem, Pasquale Marotta)
Criminal children seize power in a world without a future.
Savage (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2019; Director: Sam Kelly; Writer: Sam Kelly; Stars: Jake Ryan, John Tui, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Olly Presling, Erroll Shand, Dominic Ona-Ariki, Seth Flynn, Cameron Brown, Jack Parker, Creedence Phillips, Jake Ryan, John Tui, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Olly Presling, Erroll Shand)
Thriller tracks the three decades that shaped the feared leader of a biker gang.
The Traitor (Il Traditore) (Country: Italy, France, Brazil, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella; Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Maria Fernanda Cândido)
The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called 'boss of the two worlds' and the first mafia informant in Sicily in the Eighties.
The Warden (Country: Iran; Year: 2019; Director: Nima Javidi; Writer: Nima Javidi; Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Setareh Pesyani, Mani Haghighi, Habib Rezaei, Atila Pesiani, Yadollah Shademani, Ali Mardaneh, Ismaeel Pourreza, Amir Keyvan Masoumi)
When a prisoner goes missing during a whole prison transfer, the warden begins a frantic manhunt.
The Whistlers (La Gomera, The Passenger) (Country: Romania, France, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Corneliu Porumboiu; Writer: Corneliu Porumboiu; Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar)
Cristi, a Romanian police officer who is a whistle blower for mafia, is going to La Gomera Island to learn an ancestral whistling language. In Romania he is under police surveillance and by using this coded language he will continue to communicate with the mobsters to get Zsolt out of prison.
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