London Film Festival 2021

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Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy
Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy and What Do We See When We Look At The Sky?
Bantú Mama (Country: Dominican Republic; Year: 2021; Director: Ivan Herrera; Writer: Clarisse Albrecht, Ivan Herrera; Stars: Clarisse Albrecht, Euris Javiel, Arturo Perez, Scarlet Reyes, Donis Taveras)
A French-Cameroonian woman running from a drug deal gone wrong in the Dominican Republic finds shelter with three young siblings.
Cannon Arm And The Arcade Quest (Country: Denmark; Year: 2021; Director: Mads Hedegaard; Writer: Mads Hedegaard; Stars: Kim Cannon Arm, Walter Day, Shigeru Miyamoto)
Portrait of friendship between unconventional heroes within the world of arcade gaming.
Compartment No 6 (Hytti Nro 6) (Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany, Russia; Year: 2021; Director: Juho Kuosmanen; Writer: Andris Feldmanis, Juho Kuosmanen and Livia Ulman, based on the book by Rosa Liksom; Stars: Yuriy Borisov, Dinara Drukarova, Seidi Haarla, Vladimir Lysenko, Dmitriy Belenikhin)
A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk, but is forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a Russian miner.
The Gravedigger's Wife (La Femme du fossoyeur) (Country: Finland, Germany, France; Year: 2021; Director: Khadar Ahmed; Writer: Khadar Ahmed; Stars: Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim, Samaleh Ali Obsieh, Hamdi Ahmed Omar, Awa Ali Nour, Amina Ayanleh)
Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living in the outskirts of Djibouti city with their teenage son Mahad. However they are facing difficult times: Nasra urgently needs an expensive operation to treat chronic kidney disease. Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet: how will they find the money to save Nasra and can they keep the family together?
Language Lessons (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Natalie Morales; Writer: Mark Duplass, Natalie Morales; Stars: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass, Desean Terry, Christine Quesada)
A Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship.
Petite Maman Petite Maman
Petite Maman and Bantú Mama
Our Men (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2021; Director: Rachel Lang; Writer: Rachel Lang; Stars: Louis Garrel, Camille Cottin, Ina Marija Bartaité, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Naidra Ayadi, Léo Lévy, Jean Michelangeli, Vladimir Ignat, Simona Trocan, Mowei-Jeannine Leroux, Alice Coulibaly-Chateaux, Wilfried Ranaivo, Lukas De Wolf, Edwin Gaffney, Paul De Bronde)
They come from all over the world but they have one thing in common: The Foreign Legion, their new family. This film tells their stories.
The Outlaws (Country: Norway; Year: 2021; Director: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken; Writer: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken; Stars: Filip Berg, Lia Boysen, Samuel Fröler, Benjamin Helstad, Ingar Helge Gimle, Cecilie A. Mosli, Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes, Mattis Herman Nyquist, Kai Kolstad Rødseth, Oskar Sandven Lundevold, Åsmund Høeg, Hadrian Libell, Stein Winge, Geir Kaspersen)
An older drifter and younger man forge a partnership.
Petite Maman (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Céline Sciamma; Writer: Céline Sciamma; Stars: Gabrielle Sanz, Joséphine Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne, Margot Abascal,)
Something magical happens to a young girl after the death of her grandma.
Ride The Wave (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Martyn Robertson; Writer: Martyn Robertson)
A teenage Scottish surfing champ prepares to ride a dangerous Irish big wave.
A Tale Of Love And Desire (Une histoire d’amour et de désir) (Country: France, Tunisia; Year: 2021; Director: Leyla Bouzid; Writer: Leyla Bouzid; Stars: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Aurélia Petit, Mahia Zrouki, Bellamine Abdelmalek, Mathilde Lamusse, Samir El Hakim, Khemissa Zarouel, Sofia Lesaffre, Baptiste Carrion-Weiss, Charles Poitevin, Omar Khasb, Zaineb Bouzid, Céline Rotard)
Ahmed’s world is thrown off-balance when he encounters Farah, newly-arrived from Tunis, who challenges everything he thought he knew.
Cannon Arm And The Arcade Quest Cannon Arm And The Arcade Quest
Cannon Arm And The Arcade Quest and When A Farm Goes Aflame
The Tender Bar (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: George Clooney; Writer: J.R. Moehringer, William Monahan; Stars: Ben Affleck, Christopher Lloyd, Lily Rabe, Tye Sheridan, Max Casella, Max Martini, Sondra James, Rhenzy Feliz, Kimberly Howe, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Caroline Bergwall, Shannon Collis, Michael Braun, Briana Middleton, Daniel Washington)
A young man gets taken under the wing of his bar-owning uncle.
Two Friends (Dostojee) (Country: India; Year: 2021; Director: Prasun Chatterjee; Writer: Prasun Chatterjee; Stars: Jayati Chakraborty, Asik Shaikh, Swatilekha Kundu, Arif Shaikh, Anujoy Chattopadhyay)
Two eight-year-old boys navigate a growing religious divide.
What Do We See When We Look At The Sky? (Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?) (Country: Germany, Georgia; Year: 2021; Director: Aleksandre Koberidze; Stars: Irina Chelidze, Giorgi Bochorishvili, Ani Karseladze, Giorgi Ambroladze)
A couple who fall in love at first sight, wake the next day with different appearances and struggle to find one another.
Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy (Guzen to sozo) (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi; Writer: Ryusuke Hamaguchi; Stars: Kotone Furukawa, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Fusako Urabe)
An unexpected love triangle, a failed honey trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding are the three episodes, told in three movements to depict three female characters and trace the trajectories between their choices and regrets.
When A Farm Goes Aflame (Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Jide Tom Akinleminu; Writer: Jide Tom Akinleminu)
Documentary about his family's history between Nigeria and Denmark.
The Worst Person In The World The Worst Person In The World
The Worst Person In The World and Compartment No 6
The Worst Person In The World (Verdens Verste Menneske) (Country: Norway, France, Sweden; Year: 2021; Director: Joachim Trier; Writer: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt; Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Renate Reinsve, Herbert Nordrum)
Four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.

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