London Film Festival 2023

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The Beast and Vincent Must Die
The Beast (La Bête) (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Bertrand Bonello; Stars: Léa Seydoux, George MacKay)
In the near future a woman decides to purify her DNA in a machine that takes her into her past lives. Then she meets Louis and feels a powerful connection, as if she had always known him.
Birth/Rebirth (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Laura Moss; Writer: Laura Moss; Stars: Marin Ireland, Judy Reyes, AJ Lister)
A single mother and a childless morgue technician are bound together by their relationship to a little girl they have reanimated from the dead.
Late Night With The Devil (Country: Australia, UAE; Year: 2023; Director: Colin Cairnes, Cameron Cairnes; Writer: Colin Cairnes, Cameron Cairnes; Stars: David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Fayssal Bazzi, Ian Bliss, Ingrid Torelli, Rhys Auteri, Josh Quong Tart, Georgina Haig)
October 31, 1977. Jack Delroy’s syndicated talk show Night Owls has long been a trusted companion to insomniacs around the country, but a year on from the tragic death of Jack’s wife, ratings have plummeted. Desperate to turn his fortunes around, Jack plans a Halloween special like no other, unaware he is about to unleash evil into the living rooms of America.
Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever (Nattevagten – Dæmoner går i arv) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2023; Director: Ole Bornedal; Writer: Ole Bornedal; Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Alex Høgh Andersen, Kim Bodnia, Paprika Steen, Sonja Richter, Fanny Leander Bornedal, Christopher Læssø, Ulf Pilgaard, Thomas Hou Mandsfeldt, Alexander Behrang Keshtkar, Torben Svendsen)
A woman sets off a gruesome chain of revenge.
Red Rooms (Les chambres rouges) (Country: Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Pascal Plante; Writer: Pascal Plante; Stars: Juliette Gariépy, Laurie Babin, Elisabeth Locas, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos)
A woman becomes obsessed with the trial of a murderer.
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Late Night With The Devil and Red Rooms
Scala! (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Jane Giles, Ali Catterall; Stars: John Waters, Adam Buxton, Mary Harron, Ben Wheatley, Stephen Woolley)
A documentary celebration of the Scala cinema in London.
Stopmotion (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Robert Morgan; Writer: Robin King, Robert Morgan; Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Tom York, Caoilinn Springall, Joshua J Parker)
About a stop-motion animator struggling to control her demons after the loss of her overbearing mother.
Vincent Must Die (Vincent Doit Mourir) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2023; Director: Stéphan Castang; Writer: Mathieu Naert; Stars: Karim Leklou, Vimala Pons, François Chattot, Karoline Rose Sun, Emmanuel Vérité)
Vincent finds himself under attack for no apparent reason overnight. When the phenomenon intensifies, he must run and change his way of life completely.

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