London Film Festival 2023

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The Royal Hotel and Fingernails
Baltimore (Country: Ireland, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy; Writer: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy; Stars: Imogen Poots, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Lewis Brophy, Jack Meade, Patrick Martins, Dermot Crowley, Andrea Irvine, John Kavanagh, Flynn Gray, Martha Breen, Carrie Crowley, Simon Coury, Vanessa Ifediora, Paul Ward, Fionnuala Murphy)
The real-life story of the self-radicalised Provisional IRA volunteer, who leads an art raid for principle not money.
Dear Jassi (Country: India, Canada, US; Year: 2023; Director: Tarsem Singh; Writer: Amit Rai; Stars: Pavia Sidhu, Yugam Sood, Gourav Sharma, Sukhwinder Chahal, Sunita Dhir, Baljinder Kaur, Vipin Sharma, Mahabir Bhullar, Balinder Johal, Inder Manuke, Bhavkhandan Singh Rakhra, Amanda Sullo, Honey Mattu, Gurman Gill, Rajinder Sharma Nanu)
Jassi, a well-to-do Canadian-Punjabi girl, falls in love with Mithoo while on a trip to India and all hell breaks loose.
Europa (Country: Austria, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Sudabeh Mortezai; Writer: Sudabeh Mortezai; Stars: Lilith Stangenberg, Jetnor Gorezi, Steljona Kadillari, Mirando Sylari, Jeff Ricketts, Tobias Winter)
Working for a mysterious company that abides by no governmental or civil boundaries, a woman's fierce ambition and corporate entitlement is tested when she encounters a proud and surefooted Albanian community.
Evil Does Not Exist (Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; Writer: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; Stars: Hitoshi Omika, Ayaka Shibutani, Ryûji Kosaka, Rei Nishikawa)
A rural village faces disruption from the construction of a glamping site for Tokyo tourists.
Fingernails (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Christos Nikou; Writer: Christos Nikou, Stavros Raptis, Sam Steiner; Stars: Jeremy Allen White, Annie Murphy, Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed, Luke Wilson, Katy Breier)
A woman who is increasingly unsure about her relationship secretly embarks on a new assignment working at a mysterious institute designed to incite and test the presence of romantic love in increasingly desperate couples.
Gasoline Rainbow (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Bill Ross, Turner Ross; Stars: Tony Acierto, Micah Bunch, Nicole Duke, Nathaly Garcia, Makai Garza)
Teen road trip.
I Am Sirat (Country: Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Deepa Mehta, Sirat Taneja; Stars: Sirat Taneja)
A documentary about a trans woman who must act as her mother’s son when at home in New Delhi, but can be the woman she really is with her friends and at work with the Government of India.
The Royal Hotel (Country: Australia, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Kitty Green; Writer: Kitty Green, Oscar Redding; Stars: Julia Garner, Jessica Henwick, Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Toby Wallace, Daniel Henshall, Herbert Nordrum, Ursula Yovich)
US backpackers Hanna and Liv take a job in a remote Australian pub for some extra cash and are confronted with a bunch of unruly locals and a situation that grows rapidly out of their control.
Self-Portrait: 47 KM 2020 (Country: China; Year: 2023; Director: Mengqi Zhang)
The eleventh instalment in Zhang Mengqi’s self-portrait series details the minutiae of daily life in the filmmaker’s ancestral village during 2020.
Starve Acre (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Daniel Kokotajlo; Writer: Andrew Michael Hurley, Daniel Kokotajlo; Stars: Matt Smith, Morfydd Clark, Erin Richards, Sean Gilder, Robert Emms, Roger Barclay, Matilda Firth, Rocco Haynes, Lewis Kayne, Arthur Shaw)
After relocating to their remote family estate Starve Acre, archaeologist Richard and his wife Juliette find their relationship tested when their young son starts exhibiting strange behaviour.
Together 99 (Tillsammens 99) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2023; Director: Lukas Moodysson; Writer: Lukas Moodysson; Stars: David Dencik, Jonas Karlsson, Henrik Lundström, Gustaf Hammeasten, Sten Ljunggren, Olle Sarri)
The only two remaining members of a once thriving commune decide to hold a reunion.

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