London Film Festival 2023

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Maestro Maestro
Maestro and May December
All Of Us Strangers (Country: US, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Andrew Haigh; Writer: Andrew Haigh, Taichi Yamada; Stars: Jamie Bell, Paul Mescal, Andrew Scott, Claire Foy, Cameron Ashplant, Guy Robbins, Zachary Timmis, Jack Cronin, Christian Di Sciullo, Jack Pallister, Victoria Walker, Oliver Franks, Carolina Van Wyhe, Lincoln R. Beckett, Gsus Lopez)
A screenwriter embarks on a relationship with a neighbour at the same time as making a journey into his troubled past.
The Bikeriders (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jeff Nichols; Writer: Jeff Nichols, Danny Lyon; Stars: Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, Boyd Holbrook, Damon Herriman, Beau Knapp, Emory Cohen, Karl Glusman, Toby Wallace, Norman Reedus, Happy Anderson, Paul Sparks, Will Oldham)
Following the lives of a Chicago motorcycle gang through the Sixties and Seventies.
The Book Of Clarence (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jeymes Samuel; Writer: Jeymes Samuel; Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, David Oyelowo, Babs Olusanmokun, Alfre Woodard, Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, Anna Diop, Teyana Taylor, Omar Sy, Tom Glynn-Carney, Micheal Ward, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Caleb McLaughlin, Chase Dillon, RJ Cyler)
A man tries to turn the rising celebrity of Christ to his own advantage.
Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget (Country: UK, US, France; Year: 2023; Director: Sam Fell; Writer: Karey Kirkpatrick, John O'Farrell, Rachel Tunnard; Stars: Voiced by, Zachary Levi, Bella Ramsey, Thandiwe Newton, David Bradley, Nick Mohammed, Imelda Staunton, Daniel Mays, Jane Horrocks, Romesh Ranganathan, Lynn Ferguson, Josie Sedgwick-Davies)
The chickens are forced to leave their idyllic haven when one of their young runs off to a high-security chicken funland.
Grime Kids (Year: 2023; Director: Theresa Ikoko; Writer: Theresa Ikoko; Stars: Jordie Leany, Ryan McParland, Goldy Notay, Moziah Pinder, Jadesola Odunjo, Layo-Christina Akinlude, Steven Murphy, Ross Hatt, Dominic Garfield, Jola Olajide, Kashif O'Connor, Djamel Turner, Emma Bakare, Immy Porter, William Barnor)
Drama series set during the early years of the East London grime scene.
Saltburn Saltburn
Saltburn and Killers Of The Flower Moon
The Killer (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: David Fincher; Writer: Alexis Nolent, Andrew Kevin Walker; Stars: Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Monique Ganderton, Anthony Louis, Kerry O'Malley, Sala Baker, Monika Gossmann, Lacey Dover, Kellan Rhude, Endre Hules, Avant Strangel, Elisha Davis, Leroy Edwards III)
After a fateful near miss, an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.
Killers Of The Flower Moon (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Martin Scorsese; Writer: Eric Roth, Martin Scorsese, David Grann; Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow, Brendan Fraser, Cara Jade Myers)
Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major FBI investigation involving J Edgar Hoover.
The Kitchen (Country: UK, US; Year: 2023; Director: Daniel Kaluuya, Kibwe Tavares; Writer: Rob Hayes, Daniel Kaluuya, Joe Murtagh; Stars: Kano, Harvey Quinn, Dani Moseley, Henry Lawfull, Hope Ikpoku Jnr, Pierre Bergman, Lola-Rose Maxwell, Demmy Ladipo, Fiona Marr, Richie Lawrie, Alan Asaad, Rasaq Kukoyi, Richard Sutar, Caroline Vanier, Teija Kabs)
Science-fiction drama set in a near-future where only one social housing estate, The Kitchen, remains in London.
Maestro (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Bradley Cooper; Writer: Bradley Cooper, Josh Singer; Stars: Bradley Cooper, Maya Hawke, Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer, Miriam Shor, Sarah Silverman, Michael Urie, Alexa Swinton, Gideon Glick, Sam Nivola, Kate Eastman, Eric Parkinson, William Hill, Oraldo Austin, Gabe Fazio)
Biopic of Leonard and Felicia Bernstein.
May December (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Todd Haynes; Writer: Samy Burch, Alex Mechanik; Stars: Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Cory Michael Smith, Charles Melton, Piper Curda, Drew Scheid, Kelvin Han Lee)
20 years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under the pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past.
The Killer The Killer
The Killer and Poor Things
Nyad (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi; Writer: Julia Cox; Stars: Jodie Foster, Annette Bening, Rhys Ifans, Ethan Jones Romero, Johnny Solo)
The remarkable true story of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, who, at the age of 60, set out to become the first person to complete the 'Everest of swims', a 53-hour, 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida through dangerous open ocean without a shark cage.
One Life (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: James Hawes; Writer: Lucinda Coxon, Nick Drake; Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonathan Pryce, Lena Olin, Romola Garai, Johnny Flynn, Adrian Rawlins, Samantha Spiro, Marthe Keller, Alex Sharp, Ziggy Heath, Tom Glenister, Tim Steed, Julia Westcott-Hutton, Samuel Finzi)
Biopic of Nicholas Winton, who was responsible for the Kindertransport project.
Poor Things (Country: US, Ireland, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Writer: Tony McNamara, based on the novel by Alasdair Gray; Stars: Cast: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott, Jerrod Carmichael, Hanna Schygulla , Kathrin Hunter)
The story of a young woman who has been brought back to life.
Saltburn (Country: US, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Emerald Fennell; Writer: Emerald Fennell; Stars: Barry Keoghan, Rosamund Pike, Carey Mulligan, Archie Madekwe, Jacob Elordi, Richard E. Grant, Reece Shearsmith, Lolly Adefope, Alison Oliver, Paul Rhys, Sadie Soverall, Pierre Bergman, Aleah Aberdeen, Michelle Thomas, Millie Kent)
Struggling to fit in at Oxford University, Oliver Quick finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton, who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

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