London Film Festival 2021

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Cop Secret Cop Secret
Cop Secret and Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn
7 Days (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Roshan Sethi; Writer: Karan Soni, Roshan Sethi; Stars: Karan Soni, Geraldine Viswanathan, Mark Duplass, Zenobia Shroff, Aparna Nancherla, Gita Reddy, Jeffrey Self)
As if their pre-arranged date, organised by their traditional Indian parents, wasn’t uncomfortable enough, Ravi and Rita are forced to shelter in place together as Covid-19’s reach intensifies. Hopefully for their sake, opposites do indeed attract.
All My Friends Hate Me (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Andrew Gaynord; Writer: Tom Palmer, Tom Stourton; Stars: Tom Stourton, Charly Clive, Georgina Campbell, Joshua Mcguire, Antonia Clarke)
Genuine but increasingly insecure Pete is cautiously excited about reuniting with his college crew for a birthday weekend of memories, partying and earnest reconnection at a picturesque English manor. Best laid plans, go awry.
Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn (Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc) (Country: Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg; Year: 2021; Director: Radu Jude; Writer: Radu Jude; Stars: Tudorel Filimon, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Malai, Ilinca Manolache, Daniela Ionita Marcu, Katia Pascariu, Alexandru Potocean, Nicodim Ungureanu, Andi Vasluianu, Dana Voicu)
Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet.
Cop Secret (Country: Iceland; Year: 2021; Director: Hannes Þór Halldórsson; Writer: Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Hannes Þór Halldórsson, Hannes Þór Halldórsson, Nína Pedersen, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson; Stars: Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, Vivian Ólafsdóttir, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Júlíana Sara Gunnarsdóttir, Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gunnar Hansson, Jón Gnarr, Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, Vivian Ólafsdóttir, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson)
Mismatched buddy cop spoof.
The Divide (La Fracture) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Catherine Corsini; Writer: Catherine Corsini, Agnès Feuvre, Laurette Polmanss; Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marina Foïs, Pio Marmaï, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h)
Two women on the verge of a breakup, in a hospital, are further stressed on the night of a big demonstration by the overwhelmed staff and by angry, injured protestors who land up besieging the building.
The Divide The Divide
The Divide and The Odd-Job Men
The Good Boss (El buen patrón) (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Fernando León de Aranoa; Writer: Fernando León de Aranoa; Stars: Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, María de Nati, Fernando Albizu, Sonia Almarcha, Almudena Amor, Celso Bugallo, Óscar de la Fuente, Mara Guil, Dalit Streett Tejeda, Daniel Chamorro, Yaël Belicha, Tarik Rmili, Martín Páez, Rafa Castejón)
Trouble brews at a factory after a boss finds himself in line for an award for excellence.
Humidity Alert (Country: South Korea; Year: 2021; Director: Bong Soo Ko; Writer: Bong Soo Ko; Stars: Baek Seung-hwan, Lee Hee-joon, Joo Hwan Ko)
Satire of the indie film scene.
The Odd-Job Men (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Neus Ballús; Writer: Neus Ballús, Margarita Melgar; Stars: Mohamed Mellali, Oriol Cervera, Valero Escolar, Youssef Ouhadi, Pau Ferran, Christian Ramírez, Pere Codorniu, Pep Sarrà, Judith Vizcarra Puig, Mauricio Barriga, Yuan Jing, Juan Ramón Sánchez, Paqui Becerra, Alfredo Aloisio, Hamid Minoucha)
In order to get through his one-week probationary contract, a young Moroccan plumber has to deal with equally eccentric colleagues and customers.
Queen of Glory (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Nana Mensah; Writer: Nana Mensah; Stars: Nana Mensah, Meeko Gattuso, Oberon KA Adjepong, Adam Leon)
Ghanaian-American Sarah is all set to abandon her Ivy League doctoral program to follow her married lover across the country. Her plans are derailed, however when her mother’s sudden death leaves her the owner of a neighborhood bookshop in the Bronx.
Red Rocket (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Sean Baker; Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch; Stars: Simon Rex, Suzanna Son, Bree Elrod, Ethan Darbone)
Finding himself down and out in Los Angeles, ex porn star Mikey Saber decides to crawl back to his hometown of Texas City, Texas, where his estranged wife and mother-in-law are living. Just as this dysfunctional family seems to be making things work, Mikey meets a young woman working the cash register at a local doughnut shop. He falls right back into his old habits.

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