London Film Festival 2023

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Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World
Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World and Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell
Animalia (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Sofia Alaoui; Writer: Sofia Alaoui; Stars: Oumaïma Barid, Mehdi Dehbi, Fouad Oughaou)
A young, pregnant woman finds emancipation as aliens land in Morocco.
Behind The Moutains (Oura El Jbel) (Country: Tunisia, Belgium, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Qatar; Year: 2023; Director: Mohamed Ben Attia; Writer: Mohamed Ben Attia; Stars: Majd Mastoura, Walid Bouchhioua, Samer Bisharat, Selma Zghidi, Helmi Dridi, Wissem Belgharak, Ayoub Hedhili, Mondher Chouchen, Amel Karray, Ammar Chikha, Rania Agrebi, Mahmoud Said, Walid Bel Haj Ammar, Jasser Oueslati, Yosra Rebai)
After spending four years in jail, Rafik has only one plan, to take his son behind the mountains and show him his amazing discovery.
Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World (Nu aștepta prea mult de la sfârșitul lumii) (Country: Romania, Luxembourg, France, Croatia; Year: 2023; Director: Radu Jude; Writer: Radu Jude; Stars: Ilinca Manolache, Ovidiu Pîrșan, Nina Hoss, Dorina Lazăr, László Miske, Katia Pascariu)
Overworked and underpaid, Angela drives around the city of Bucharest to film the casting for a 'safety at work video' commissioned by a multinational company. When one of the interviewees reveals the company’s liability in his accident, a scandal erupts.
Eileen (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: William Oldroyd; Writer: Luke Goebel, Ottessa Moshfegh, based on the novel by Ottessa Moshfegh; Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham, Marin Ireland, Owen Teague)
Set during a bitter 1964 Massachusetts winter, young secretary Eileen becomes enchanted by the glamorous new counsellor at the prison where she works. Their budding friendship takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret — throwing Eileen onto a sinister path.
Foremost By Night (Sobre Todo De Noche) (Country: Spain, Portugal, France; Year: 2023; Director: Víctor Iriarte; Writer: Isa Campo, Víctor Iriarte, Andrea Queralt; Stars: Lola Dueñas, Manuel Egozkue, Ana Torrent, María Vázquez)
When Vera was young, she wasn’t able to take care of her son and had to give him up for adoption. Years later, when she tried to find him, the institutions told her that her file did not exist. She has continued to look for him ever since. When Cora was young, her doctor told her that she could not have children and that only by adopting could she start a family. Cora has dedicated her life to teaching piano lessons and caring for her adopted son, Egoz, about to turn 18. Now, the paths of these three characters are about to cross.
The Peasants The Peasants
The Peasants and Red Island
Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell (Country: Vietnam; Year: 2023; Director: Thien An Pham; Writer: Thien An Pham; Stars: Nguyen Thi Truc Quynh, Le Phong Vu, Nguyen Thinh, Vu Ngoc Manh)
A man has to return his sister-in-law's body to her hometown after an accident while, along with his nephew, he searches for his long-lost brother.
Last Summer (L'été Dernier) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Catherine Breillat; Writer: Catherine Breillat, Maren Louise Käehne, May el-Toukhy; Stars: Léa Drucker, Olivier Rabourdin, Clotilde Courau, Samuel Kircher)
A brilliant lawyer embarks on a passionate relationship with her stepson, putting her career and family life in danger.
Music (Country: Germany, France, Serbia; Year: 2023; Director: Angela Schanelec; Writer: Angela Schanelec; Stars: Aliocha Schneider, Agathe Bonitzer, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Argyris Xafis)
A cinematic riddle, mirror, dream or puzzle in which the Oedipus myth is transposed to a period from the 1980s to the present, from the beaches of Greece to the lakes of Berlin.
Omen (Augure) (Country: DRC; Year: 2023; Director: Baloji Tshiani; Writer: Baloji Tshiani)
When a man who was cast out as a child after being considered a sorceror returns home, he faces prejudice.
The Peasants (Country: Poland, Serbia, Lithuania; Year: 2023; Director: DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman; Writer: Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman; Stars: Kamila Urzedowska, Robert Gulaczyk, Miroslaw Baka, Sonia Mietielica)
A hand-painted animated film about an early 20th Century Polish peasant woman who creates havoc by marrying an older rich man.
Eileen Eileen
Eileen and Animalia
Power Alley (Levante) (Country: Brazil, France, Ururguay; Year: 2023; Director: Lillah Halla)
A teenage volleyball champion finds her whole future in jeopardy after discovering that she's pregnant, and struggles to access an abortion.
A Prince (Un Prince) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Pierre Creton)
Drama about a gardening apprentice.
Red Island (L'ile Rouge) (Country: France, Belgium, Madagascar; Year: 2023; Director: Robin Campillo; Writer: Robin Campillo, Gilles Marchand, Jean-Luc Raharimanana; Stars: Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Quim Gutiérrez, Charlie Vauselle, Amely Rakotoarimalala, Hugues Delamarlière, Sophie Guillemin, David Serero, Luna Carpiaux, Mitia Ralaivita, Cathy Pham, Mathis Piberne, Sacha Cosar-Accaoui, Lucille Bernier, Mathilde de Sampaio, Franck Mercadal)
Set in Madagascar in the early 1970s, on one of the last air bases of the French army, where military families live the last throes of colonialism. Influenced by his reading of the intrepid comic book heroine Fantômette, ten-year-old Thomas sweeps with a curious glance what surrounds him, while the world gradually opens up to a different reality.
Samsara (Country: Spain; Year: 2023; Director: Lois Patiño; Stars: Amid Keomany, Toumor Xiong, Simone Milavanh, Mariam Vuaa Mtego, Juwairiya Idrisa Uwesu)
Samsara is the Buddhist cycle of death and reincarnation. From the temples of Laos, alongside with teenage monks, we will accompany a soul in its transit from one body to another through the bardo.

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