London Film Festival 2020

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Lovers Rock Lovers Rock
Lovers Rock and Farewell Amor
After Love (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Aleem Khan; Writer: Aleem Khan; Stars: Joanna Scanlan, Nasser Memarzia, Nathalie Richard, Seema Morar, Talid Ariss, David Hecter, Joanna Scanlan, Nasser Memarzia, Nathalie Richard, Seema Morar, Talid Ariss, David Hecter)
After the unexpected death of her husband, a woman discovers he had another secret life.
Ammonite (Country: UK, Australia, US; Year: 2020; Director: Francis Lee; Writer: Francis Lee; Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Kate Winslet, Sarah White, Liam Thomas, Sam Parks)
In 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Cicada (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Matthew Fifer, Kieran Mulcare; Writer: Matthew Fifer; Stars: Sheldon D Brown, Matthew Fifer, Cobie Smulders)
A young man is forced to face past traumas when he embarks on a new relationship.
Days (Rizi) (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2020; Director: Tsai Ming-liang; Stars: Lee Kang-sheng, Anong Houngheuangsy)
Kang lives alone in a big house, Non in a small apartment in town. They meet, and then part, their days flowing on as before.
Farewell Amor (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Ekwa Msangi; Writer: Ekwa Msangi; Stars: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah, Jayme Lawson, Joie Lee, Marcus Scribner, Nana Mensah)
Reunited after a 17-year separation, Walter, an Angolan immigrant, is joined in the US by his wife and teenage daughter. Now absolute strangers sharing a one-bedroom apartment, they discover a shared love of dance that may help overcome the emotional distance between them.
Herself Herself
Herself and Supernova
Herself (Country: Ireland, UK; Year: 2020; Director: Phyllida Lloyd; Writer: Malcolm Campbell, Clare Dunne; Stars: Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill)
Struggling to provide her daughters with a safe, happy home, Sandra decides to build one - from scratch. Using all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality, Sandra draws together a community to lend a helping hand to build her house and ultimately recover her own sense of self.
If It Were Love (Si c’était de l’amour) (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Patric Chiha; Stars: Philip Berlin, Marine Chesnais, Kerstin Daley-Baradel, Sylvain Decloitre, Sophie Demeyer, Vincent Dupuy, Massimo Fusco, Núria Guiu, Rehin Hollant, Georges Labbat, Oskar Landström, Theo Livesey, Louise Perming, Katya Petrowick, Anja Röttgerkamp)
Documentary charting the creation and performance of Gisèle Vienne’s dance piece Crowd.
Lovers Rock (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Steve McQueen; Writer: Steve McQueen, Courttia Newland; Stars: Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Micheal Ward, Shaniqua Okwok, Dennis Bovell, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Ellis George, Alexander James-Blake, Kadeem Ramsay, Francis Lovehall, Daniel Francis-Swaby, Saffron Coomber, Frankie Fox, Marcus Fraser, Jermaine Freeman, Romario Simpson)
A story set in London's West Indian community in the early 1980s.
Supernova (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Harry Macqueen; Writer: Harry Macqueen; Stars: Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, James Dreyfus, Pippa Haywood, Sarah Woodward, Tina Louise Owens, Julie Hannan, John Alan Roberts, Ian Drysdale, Lori Campbell, Daneka Etchells, Peter MacQueen, Nina Marlin, Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth)
Old friends Sam and Tusker go on a road trip to make the most of their time together two years after Tusker was diagnosed with early-onset dementia.
Undine (Country: Germany, France; Year: 2020; Director: Christian Petzold; Writer: Christian Petzold; Stars: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz, Anne Ratte-Polle, Rafael Stachowiak, José Barros, Julia Franz Richter, Gloria Endres de Oliveira, Enno Trebs, Christoph Zrenner, Stefan Walz, Bita Steinjan, Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski)
Undine is a museum guide in Berlin, the “place by the swamp”. When her boyfriend leaves her, she vows to kill the faithless man but soon meets another.
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