London Film Festival 2023

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The Boy And The Heron The Boy And The Heron
The Boy And The Heron and Priscilla
The Boy And The Heron (Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Writer: Hayao Miyazaki, Genzaburô Yoshino; Stars: Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Takuya Kimura, Aimyon, Kô Shibasaki, Yoshino Kimura, Shôhei Hino, Jun Kunimura, Kaoru Kobayashi, Keiko Takeshita, Jun Fubuki, Sawako Agawa, Karen Takizawa, Shinobu Ôtake)
A teenager, haunted by his mother’s tragic death, is relocated from Tokyo to the serene rural home of his new stepmother Natsuko, who bears a striking resemblance to his mum. His strange new world grows even stranger following the appearance of a persistent gray heron, who dubs him the “long-awaited one.”
Cobweb (Country: South Korea; Year: 2023; Director: Kim Jee-Woon; Writer: Shin Yeon-Shick; Stars: Song Kang-ho, Jeon Yeo-binJung, Woo-sung, Kim Min-jae)
An experimental and genre-defying drama shot entirely on sound stages in support of a film-within-a-film narrative.
The End We Start From (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Mahalia Belo; Writer: Alice Birch, Megan Hunter; Stars: Jodie Comer, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong. Nina Sosanya, Katherine Waterston)
A woman who along with her newborn try to find their way home as environmental crisis that submerges London in flood waters and sees a young family torn apart in the chaos.
Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet Lehdet) (Country: Finland; Year: 2023; Director: Aki Kaurismäki; Writer: Aki Kaurismäki; Stars: Alma Pöysti, Jussi Vatanen)
The course of potential love does not run smooth for shelf-stacker and a metal worker.
Foe (Country: US, Australia, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Garth Davis; Writer: Garth Davis, Iain Reid; Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal, Aaron Pierre, Goran D. Kleut, Jeriya Benn, JJ Pantano, Yesse Spence, Tanith Martin, Michael M. Foster, Kwame N. Kamara, Nick Downing, Shamita Siva, Jordan Chodziesner, William Freeman)
A stranger makes a surprising proposal to a couple, offering them the chance to change their own futures and perhaps alter the course of human existence.
Housekeeping For Beginners Housekeeping For Beginners
Housekeeping For Beginners and Fallen Leaves
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.
Hit Man (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Richard Linklater; Writer: Skip Hollandsworth, Richard Linklater, Glen Powell; Stars: Adria Arjona, Glen Powell, Retta, Austin Amelio, Molly Bernard, Jo-Ann Robinson, Ritchie Montgomery, Morgana Shaw, Richard Robichaux, Roxy Rivera, Mike Markoff, Jordan Salloum, Kate Adair, Bryant Carroll, Nathalie J. Alarcon)
Based on the true story of an undercover cop who posed as a hitman.
Housekeeping For Beginners (Domakinstvo za Pocetnici) (Country: North Macedonia, Sweden, Kosovo, Poland, Serbia, Croatia; Year: 2023; Director: Goran Stolevski; Writer: Goran Stolevski; Stars: Rozafa Celaj, Sara Klimoska, Anamaria Marinca, Mia Mustafi, Aleksandra Pesevska, Samson Selim, Alina Serban, Vladimir Tintor, Ajse Useini)
A lesbian suddenly finds herself responsible for her partner’s two daughters.
Les Indésirables (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Ladj Ly; Writer: Giordano Gederlini, Ladj Ly; Stars: Alexis Manenti, Jeanne Balibar, Steve Tientcheu, Valentin Pradier, Anta Diaw, Aristote Luyindula)
A local activist and a budding young mayor clash over the best path forward for their impoverished suburb.
Memory (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2023; Director: Michel Franco; Writer: Michel Franco; Stars: Jessica Chastain, Peter Sarsgaard, Elsie Fisher, Merritt Wever, Josh Charles, Jessica Harper, Blake Baumgartner, Rand Faris, Davis Duffield, Brooke Timber, Elizabeth Loyacano, Billy Griffith, Ross Brodar, Johnny Vorsteg, Thomas Vorsteg)
A love-struck couple (attempt to build a relationship while dealing with trauma and dementia.
Occupied City (Country: UK, Netherlands; Year: 2023; Director: Steve McQueen; Writer: Bianca Stigter)
A documentary about Amsterdam under Nazi occupation during World War II, between the years 1940 and 1945.
Priscilla (Country: US, UK, Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Sofia Coppola; Writer: Sofia Coppola, based on the book by Priscilla Presley; Stars: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Kamilla Kowal, Jorja Cadence, Emily Mitchell, Dan Beirne, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll, Deanna Jarvis, Ari Cohen, Luke Humphrey, Tim Post, Josette Halpert, Stephanie Moran, Gwynne Phillips, Dagmara Dominczyk)
A Priscilla Presley biopic based on her memoir Elvis And Me.
The Zone Of Interest (Country: UK, Poland, US; Year: 2023; Director: Jonathan Glazer; Writer: Jonathan Glazer, based on the book by Martin Amis; Stars: Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel, Ralph Herforth, Max Beck, Stephanie Petrowitz, Marie Rose Tietjen)
The daily lives of the Höss family outside the walls of Auschwitz.

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