London Film Festival 2021

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Natural Light and Users
4 Feet High (Country: Argentina, France; Year: 2020; Director: María Belén Poncio, Rosario Perazolo Masjoan; Writer: Javier Correa Cáceres, Javier Correa Cáceres, Ezequiel Lenardon; Stars: Natalia di Cienzo, Marisol Agostina Irigoyen, Florencia Licera, Marcio Ramses, Melissa Romero, Francisca Spinotti, Adrián Azaceta, Beto Bernuez, Eva Bianco, Hernán Sevilla)
Argentinian web series about a 17-year-old wheelchair user who aims to explore her sexuality but who is ashamed of her body.
All Is Vanity (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Marcos Mereles; Writer: Marcos Mereles; Stars: Sid Phoenix, Yaseen Aroussi, Isabelle Bonfrer, Rosie Steel, Christopher Sherwood, David Sayers, Sam Halpenny, Jonathan Harden)
A fashion shoot takes a turn for the bizarre.
As In Heaven (Country: Denmark; Year: 2021; Director: Tea Lindeburg; Writer: Marie Bregendahl, Tea Lindeburg; Stars: Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl, Ida Cæcilie Rasmussen, Palma Lindeburg Leth, Anna-Olivia Øster Coakley, Flora Augusta, Kirsten Olesen, Lisbet Dahl, Stine Fischer Christensen, Thure Lindhardt, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Emil Hornemann Juel, Alfred Røssel Læsø, Ingrid Thunbo Ilskov, Ida Hornemann Juel, Villads Røygaard)
One day at the end of the 1800s, 14-year-old Lise’s life is changed forever after her mother experiences problems in labour.
The Box (La Caja) (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2021; Director: Lorenzo Vigas; Writer: Paula Markovitch, Lorenzo Vigas; Stars: Hernán Mendoza, Cristina Zulueta, Hatzín Navarrete, Hernán Mendoza, Cristina Zulueta, Hatzín Navarrete)
Hatzin, a young teenager from Mexico City, travels to collect the remains of his father, which have been found in a communal grave. But a casual encounter with a man who shares a physical resemblance with his father fills him with doubts and hope about his parent’s true whereabouts.
Clara Sola (Country: Sweden, Belgium, Costa Rica, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén; Writer: Maria Camila Arias, Nathalie Álvarez Mesén)
In a remote village in Costa Rica, a withdrawn 40-year-old woman experiences a sexual and mystical awakening as she begins a journey to free herself from the repressive religious and social conventions which have dominated her life.
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Curse Of The Chippendales and History Ni Ha
Curse Of The Chippendales (Country: UK, US, Norway, Sweden Denmark; Year: 2021; Director: Jesse Vile; Writer: Jesse Vile, Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn; Stars: Richard Charles Barsh, Eric Gilbert, Candace Mayeron, Roger Menache, Bruce Nahin, Michael Rapp, Peterson Dan)
Documentary about the true crime plot that played out behind the scenes of the Chippendales' international fame.
Earwig (Country: UK, France, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic; Writer: Brian Catling, Geoff Cox, Lucile Hadzihalilovic; Stars: Romola Garai, Alex Lawther, Paul Hilton, Martin Verset, Romola Garai, Alex Lawther, Paul Hilton, Martin Verset)
Somewhere in Europe, mid-20th century. Albert is employed to look after Mia, a girl with teeth of ice. Mia never leaves their apartment, where the shutters are always closed. The telephone rings regularly and the Master enquires after Mia’s wellbeing. Until the day Albert is instructed that he must prepare the child to leave...
Les Enfants Terribles (Country: Turkey, Germany, France; Year: 2021; Director: Ahmet Necdet Cupur; Writer: Ahmet Necdet Cupur; Stars: Mahmut Cupur, Nezahat Cupur, Zeynep Cupur, Ahmet Necdet Cupur)
Documentary about a Turkish family is on the brink of implosion after the younger generation lock horns with the older members.
The Fam (La Mif) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2021; Director: Fred Baillif; Writer: Fred Baillif; Stars: Charlie Areddy, Kassia Da Costa, Amandine Golay, Claudia Grob, Joyce Esther Ndayisenga, Amelie Tonsi, Sara Tulu, Anais Uldry)
Drama about seven teenage girls living in residential care in Geneva.
History Ni Ha (Country: Philippines; Year: 2021; Director: Lav Diaz; Writer: Lav Diaz; Stars: John Lloyd Cruz, Teroy Guzman, Mae Paner, Dolly De Leon, Jonathan O. Francisco, Hazel Orencio, Earl Ignacio, Gabuco Eliezl, Cesar Gabuco, Erwin Romulo, Jun Sabayton, Ceian Hazel Gabuco)
A ventriloquist who has returned home after a performing tour responds to personal turmoil by only communicating with the world through his puppet.
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Petrov’s Flu and Clara Sola
Memory Box (The Notebooks) (Country: France, Lebanon, Qatar, Canada; Year: 2021; Director: Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige; Writer: Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Gaëlle Macé; Stars: Manal Issa, Isabelle Zighondi, Rim Turkhi, Manal Issa, Isabelle Zighondi, Rim Turkhi)
Three generations of women in Canada, deal with memories of their homeland of Lebanon.
Natural Light (Természetes fény) (Country: Latvia, Germany, Hungary, France; Year: 2021; Director: Dénes Nagy; Writer: Dénes Nagy, Pál Závada; Stars: Ferenc Szabó, László Bajkó, Tamás Garbacz, Gyula Franczia, Stuhl Erno, Szilágyi Gyula, Mareks Lapeskis, Kozó Krisztián, Nánási Csaba, Fodor Zsolt, Mondovics Mihály, Barta József, Illés Pál, Szeverényi János, Besenyei Ferenc)
A company of soldiers hunt for partisans in occupied Soviet territory during the Second World War.
Pedro (Country: India; Year: 2021; Director: Natesh Hegde; Writer: Natesh Hegde; Stars: Gopal Hegde, Ramakrishna Bhat Dundi, Raj B. Shetty, Medini Kelmane)
When a man accidentally kills a cow he finds himself pitted against the community.
Petrov’s Flu (Country: Switzerland, France, Russia, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Kirill Serebrennikov; Writer: Kirill Serebrennikov, based on the book by Alexey Salnikov; Stars: Chulpan Khamatova, Semyon Serzin, Elene Mushkaeva, Ivan Ivashkin)
A day in the life of a comic book artist and his family in post-Soviet Russia. While suffering from the flu, Petrov is carried by his friend Igor on a long walk, drifting in and out of fantasy and reality.
The Tsugua Diaries (Diarios De Otsoga) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2021; Director: Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes; Writer: Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo; Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Carloto Cotta, João Nunes Monteiro)
Details of this film have yet to be released.
Pedro Pedro
Pedro and The Fam
Users (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2021; Director: Natalia Almada)
A mother wonders, will my children love their perfect machines more than they love me, their imperfect mother? She switches on a smart-crib lulling her crying baby to sleep. This perfect mother is everywhere. She watches over us, takes care of us. We listen to her. We trust her.
Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (Country: Singapore, Germany, Indonesia; Year: 2021; Director: Edwin; Writer: Edwin, Eka Kurniawan, Eka Kurniawan; Stars: Marthino Lio, Ladya Cheryl, Reza Rahadian, Ratu Felisha, Sal Priadi, Kevin Ardillova, Kiki Narendra, Djenar Maesa Ayu, Eduward Manalu, Lukman Sardi, Ayu Laksmi, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin, Piet Pagau, Elly D. Luthan, Cecep Arif Rahman)
Tale of an impotent aspiring assassin.
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