London Film Festival 2021

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Small Body and Azor
The Alleys (Country: Jordan; Year: 2021; Director: Bassel Ghandour; Writer: Bassel Ghandour; Stars: Emad Azmi, Baraka Rahmani, Monzer Reyahnah, Nadira Omran, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadeem Rimawi, Eslam Al-Awadi, Faisal Al-Bdour, Majd Eid, Mohammad Ghassan, Ibrahim Nawabneh, Jaber Nedal, Munther Rayahnah)
When a mother enlists the help of a local gangster to preserve her daughter's honour, trouble ensues.
Azor (Country: Argentina, Switzerland, France; Year: 2021; Director: Andreas Fontana; Writer: Andreas Fontana, Mariano Llinas; Stars: Fabrizio Rongione, Stéphanie Cléau, Juan Pablo Geretto, Elli Medeiros, Yvain Juillard, Gilles Privat, Carmen Iriondo, Pablo Torre Nilson, Juan Trench, Alexandre Trocki)
Thriller set in the world of high finance.
Costa Brava Lebanon (Country: Lebanon, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Qatar; Year: 2021; Director: Mounia Akl; Writer: Mounia Akl, Clara Roquet; Stars: Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri, Yumna Marwan, Nadia Charbel, François Nour, Geana Restom, Nadia Chancel, Liliane Chacar Khoury, Ceana Restom)
In a near-future Lebanon a family founds rifts developing after the government decides to put a landfill on their doorstep.
The Feast (Gwledd) (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Lee-Haven Jones; Writer: Roger Williams; Stars: Anne Elwy, Nia Roberts, Julian Lewis Jones, Steffan Cennydd, Sion Alun Davies, Lisa Palfrey, Rhodri Meilir)
Over an evening a wealthy family gathers for a sumptuous dinner with guests in their ostentatious house in the Welsh mountains. Served by a mysteriously disturbing young woman, the assembled party do not realise they are about to eat their last supper.
Playground (Un Monde) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Laura Wandel; Writer: Laura Wandel; Stars: Maya Vanderbeque, Günter Duret, Lena Girard Voss, Laura Verlinden, Karim Leklou)
A little girl faces a moral dilemma after she sees her brother being bullied.
Prayers For The Stolen Prayers For The Stolen
Prayers For The Stolen and Playground
Prayers For The Stolen (Noche De Fuego) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2021; Director: Tatiana Huezo; Writer: Tatiana Huezo; Stars: Mayra Batalla, Norma Pablo, Olivia Lagunas)
Life in a town at war seen through the eyes of three young girls on the path to adolescence.
Small Body (Piccolo Corpo) (Country: Italy, France, Slovenia; Year: 2021; Director: Laura Samani; Writer: Marco Borromei, Elisa Dondi, Laura Samani; Stars: Celeste Cescutti, Ondina Quadri)
Italy, 1900. Young Agata’s baby is stillborn and so condemned to Limbo. Agata hears about a place in the mountains, where infants can be brought back to life for just one breath, to baptise them and save their soul. She undertakes a voyage with her daughter’s small body hidden in a box and meets Lynx, a solitary boy who offers to help her.
White Building (Bodeng Sar) (Country: Cambodia, France, China, Qatar; Year: 2021; Director: Kavich Neang; Writer: Daniel Mattes, Kavich Neang; Stars: Piseth Chhun, Chinnaro Soem, Sovann Tho, Jany Min, Hout Sithorn, Ok Sokha, Piseth Chhun, Chinnaro Soem, Sovann Tho, Jany Min, Hout Sithorn, Ok Sokha)
A trio of friends find their lives changing after the building they live in is marked for demolition.

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