London Film Festival 2023

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The Eternal Memory The Eternal Memory
The Eternal Memory and Perfect Days
20,000 Species Of Bees (20.000 especies de abejas) (Country: Spain; Year: 2023; Director: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren; Writer: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren; Stars: Sofía Otero, Patricia López Arnaiz, Ane Gabarain, Itziar Lazkano, Sara Cózar)
An eight-year-old explores her identity over a summer in the Basque country.
Banel & Adama (Banel Et Adama) (Country: Mali, Senegal, France; Director: Ramata-Toulaye Sy; Writer: Ramata-Toulaye Sy; Stars: Khady Mane, Mamadou Diallo, Moussa Sow, Binta Racine Sy)
A young couple in Senegal must contend with the disapproval of their remote village.
Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry (Country: Georgia; Year: 2023; Director: Elene Naveriani; Writer: Elene Naveriani, Nikoloz Mdivani based on the novel by Tamta Melashvili; Stars: Eka Chavleishvili, Temiko Chinchinadze, Anka Khurtsidze)
The story of a 40something in a dead-end town who discovers love for the first time.
The Eternal Memory (Country: Chile; Year: 2023; Director: Maite Alberdi)
Augusto and Paulina have been together for 25 years. Eight years ago, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Both fear the day he no longer recognises her.
Fancy Dance (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Erica Tremblay; Writer: Erica Tremblay; Stars: Lily Gladstone, Isabel Deroy-Olson, Ryan Begay, Shea Whigham, Audrey Wasilewski)
Following her sister's disappearance, a Native American hustler kidnaps her niece from the child's white grandparents and sets out for the state powwow in hopes of keeping what is left of their family intact.
20,000 Species Of Bees 20,000 Species Of Bees
20,000 Species Of Bees and Robot Dreams
Girl (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Adura Onashile; Writer: Adura Onashile; Stars: Déborah Lukumuena, Danny Sapani, Le'Shantey Bonsu, Liana Turner)
Eleven-year-old Ama and her mother, Grace, take solace in the gentle but isolated world they obsessively create. Ama’s growing up threatens the boundaries of their tenderness and forces Grace to reckon with a past she struggles to forget.
Goodbye Julia (Country: Sudan, Egypt, Germany, France, KSA, Sweden; Year: 2023; Director: Mohamed Kordofani; Writer: Mohamed Kordofani; Stars: Eiman Yousif, Siran Riak, Nazar Goma, Ger Duany, Issraa Elkogali Häggström)
Wracked by guilt after covering up a murder, Mona — a northern Sudanese retired singer in a tense marriage — tries to make amends by taking in the deceased’s southern Sudanese widow, Julia, and her son, Daniel, into her home.
Àma Gloria (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Marie Amachoukeli; Writer: Marie Amachoukeli, Pauline Guéna; Stars: Arnaud Rebotini)
Six-year-old Cléo loves her nanny Gloria more than anything. When Gloria must return to Cape Verde to care for her own children, the two must make the most of their last summer together.
Monster (Kaibutsu) (Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Yûji Sakamoto; Stars: Sakura Ando, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa, Hinata Hiragi)
A mother is shocked when she learns what a teacher has said to her son, but the truth is more complicated.
Our Body (Notre Corps) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Claire Simon)
Documentary about life on a Parisian gynaecology ward.
Fancy Dance Fancy Dance
Fancy Dance and Monster
Perfect Days (Country: Japan, Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Wim Wenders; Writer: Takuma Takasaki, Wim Wenders; Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Tokio Emoto, Arisa Nakano, Aoi Yamada, Yumi Asô)
The story of an urban renewal project which involves the creation of 17 public toilets in key locations in the Japanese capital.
Robot Dreams (Country: Spain; Year: 2023; Director: Pablo Berger; Writer: Pablo Berger, Sara Varon)
A lonely dog decides to build himself a robot friend.
Silver Haze (Country: Netherlands, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Sacha Polak)
Franky comes from a gritty East London borough and works as a nurse. When she falls head over heels in love with her patient Florence, her life changes profoundly.
Slow (Country: Lithuania, Spain, Sweden; Year: 2023; Director: Marija Kavtaradze; Stars: Greta Grinevičiūtė, Kęstutis Cicėnas)
Dancer Elena and sign language interpreter Dovydas meet and form a beautiful bond. As they dive into a new relationship, they must navigate how to build their own kind of intimacy.
Tótem (Country: Mexico, Denmark, France; Year: 2023; Director: Lila Avilés; Writer: Lila Avilés; Stars: Naíma Sentíes, Monserrat Marañon, Marisol Gasé, Saori Gurza, Teresita Sánchez)
In a large house, friends and family meet for a dual ritual: it is the birthday of young father and painter Tona, but also a farewell ceremony.
Àma Gloria Àma Gloria
Àma Gloria and Tótem
Unicorns (Country: US, Sweden, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Sally El Hosaini, James Krishna Floyd; Writer: James Krishna Floyd; Stars: Ben Hardy, Michael Karim, Hannah Onslow, Nisha Nayar, Sagar Radia, Jason Patel, Ali Afzal)
A meeting between a queer South Asian nightclub performer living a double life and a young single father who works as a mechanic leads to an exploration of identity.
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