London Film Festival 2020

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Notturno Notturno
Notturno and Nomadland
Another Round (Druk) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2020; Director: Thomas Vinterberg; Writer: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg; Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang, Maria Bonnevie, Susse Wold, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Frederik Winther Rasmussen, Ole Dupont, Martin Greis-Rosenthal, Diêm Camille G., Morten Thunbo, Christiane Gjellerup Koch, Michael Asmussen)
Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday.
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross; Stars: Peter Elwell, Michael Martin, Shay Walker, Peter Elwell, Michael Martin, Shay Walker)
In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it's last call for a beloved dive bar known as the Roaring 20s. A document of real people, in an unreal situation, facing an uncertain future: America at the end of 2016.
A Day-Off Of Kasumi Arimura (Arimura Kasumi No Satsukyu) (Country: Japan; Year: 2020; Director: Hirokazu Koreeda; Writer: Sakura Higa)
Playing a fictional version of herself, actor Kasumi Arimura enjoys a day off.
Genus Pan (Lahi Hayop) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2020; Director: Lav Diaz; Stars: Nanding Josef, Bart Guingona, Don Melvin Boongaling, Hazel Orencio, Noel Sto. Domingo, Joel Saracho, Lolita Carbon, Popo Diaz, Merly Bucong, Elvira Dayandante, Mar Tarquian, Nanding Josef, Bart Guingona, Don Melvin Boongaling, Hazel Orencio)
The director says of his film: "It has always been my desire to make a film about animals; but, man as animals, man honestly acting like one, an animal, as he has been acting like an animal all his life anyway".
Gold For Dogs (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Anna Cazenave Cambet; Writer: Anna Cazenave Cambet, Marie-Stéphane Imbert; Stars: Talullah Cassavetti, Julie Depardieu, Carole Franck, Cécile Morel, Ana Neborac, Talullah Cassavetti, Julie Depardieu, Carole Franck, Cécile Morel, Ana Neborac)
The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris.
The Reason I Jump The Reason I Jump
The Reason I Jump and Limbo
I Am Samuel (Country: Kenya, Canada, UK, US; Year: 2020; Director: Peter Murimi; Writer: Ricardo Acosta, Peter Murimi)
An intimate portrait of a gay Kenyan man balancing pressures of family loyalty, love, and safety and questioning the concept of conflicting identities.
Limbo (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Ben Sharrock; Writer: Ben Sharrock; Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Amir El-Masry, Kenneth Collard, Lewis Gribben, Kais Nashif, Vikash Bhai, Grace Chilton, Cameron Fulton, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah, Silvie Furneaux, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Amir El-Masry, Kenneth Collard, Lewis Gribben)
Omar is a promising young musician. Separated from his Syrian family, he is stuck on a remote Scottish island awaiting the fate of his asylum request. Due to the plaster-cast on his arm, he cannot play his oud and instead wanders the epic landscapes searching for answers to a complex past and daunting future.
Nomadland (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Chloé Zhao; Writer: Chloé Zhao, based on the book by Jessica Bruder; Stars: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Charlene Swankie, Bob Wells, Patricia Grier, Cat Clifford, Tay Strathairn, Peter Spears)
A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything following the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, lives as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Notturno (Nocturne) (Country: Italy, France, Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Gianfranco Rosi; Writer: Gianfranco Rosi)
Documentary about the everyday life in the Middle East that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and interference, up to the murderous apocalypse of ISIS.
The Reason I Jump (Country: US, UK; Year: 2020; Director: Jerry Rothwell; Writer: Naoki Higashida; Stars: Narrated by, Jordan O'Donegan)
Based on the book by Naoki Higashida this immersive film explores the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people around the world.
I Am Samuel I Am Samuel
I Am Samuel and Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
The Salt In Our Waters (Nonajoler Kabbo) (Country: Bangladesh; Year: 2020; Director: Rezwan Shahriar Sumit; Writer: Rezwan Shahriar Sumit)
A young artist relocates to coastal Bangladesh to practice his art, but in doing so up-turns the local community’s age-old customs and taboos.
Stray (Country: Turkey, Hong Kong; Year: 2020; Director: Elizabeth Lo)
The world of Zeytin, a stray dog living life on the streets of Istanbul.
This Is My Desire (Eyimofe) (Country: Nigeria, United States; Year: 2020; Director: Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri; Writer: Chuko Esiri; Stars: Emmanuel Adeji, Mary Agholor, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Lala Akindoju, Kalibe Akinkugbe, Ivy Akinyode, Jude Akuwudike, Jacob Alexander, Temiloluwa Ami-Williams, Ashia, Ejike Asiegbu, Chiemela Azurunwa, Sadiq Daba, Derby, Cynthia Ebijie)
The struggles of two people in modern Lagos.

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

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The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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