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Rich Cline has covered the festival every year since 1996

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58th London Film Festival
8-19 OCTOBER 2014
at cinemas across London

Opening film:
THE IMITATION GAME
Closing film:
FURY
Centrepiece Gala:
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
Surprise FIlm:
BIRDMAN
2 0 1 4   A W A R D S
Best Film: LEVIATHAN
Doc (Grierson Award): SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELF-PORTRAIT
First Feature (Sutherland Award): THE TRIBE
British Newcomer: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed (CATCH ME DADDY)
BFI Fellowship: Stephen Frears
RICH'S BEST OF THE FEST 2014 (to date):
A L L   T H E   2 0 1 4   F I L M S
'71 (Demange, UK)
* 10,000 KM
1001 GRAMS (Hamer, Nor)
* 3 HEARTS
6 DESIRES: DH LAWRENCE AND SARDINIA
THE 78 PROJECT MOVIE
AFRICAN METROPOLIS
AFSAN'S LONG DAY
AFTER LAUGHER COMES TEARS
ALTMAN
ANOTHER YEAR
APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR (Akhavan, US)
AUGUST WINDS
AUSTIN TO BOSTON
THE BATTLES OF CORONEL AND FALKLAND ISLANDS
BETI AND AMARE
BETIBU
BIRDMAN
BJORK: BIOPHILIA LIVE (Fenton/Strickland, UK)
BLACK COAL, THIN ICE
BLACK SOULS
A BLAST
BLIND
BLOOD
BLOOD PULLS A GUN
THE BLUE ROOM
BORN YESTERDAY
THE BRIDE
BRIDES
BUG SPECIAL: FULL TIME HOBBY
BUTTER ON THE LATCH
* BYPASS
CAMP X-RAY
UNA CANZONE
CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMART
CASA GRANDE
* CATCH ME DADDY
CHARLIE'S COUNTRY (de Heer, Aus)
CHASING BERLUSCONI
THE COLOUR OF POMEGRANATES
THE CONTEST: TO THE STARS AND BACK
CORN ISLAND
COURT
THE CREATOR OF THE JUNGLE
CUB
* THE CUT
DAMN THE WAR!
DANCING ARABS
THE DAWN OF TECHNICOLOR
DAYTIMER
THE DEAD LANDS (Fraser, NZ)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
DEAREST
DECOR
DIFRET
THE DINNER
DOG PEOPLE
DRAGON INN
* THE DROP
THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (Strickland, Hun)
DUKHTAR
EDEN
ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS
ELECTRICITY (Higgins, UK)
ELLIE LUMME
EXCUSE MY FRENCH
EXIT
THE FACE OF AN ANGEL
FAIR PLAY
* THE FALLING
FAR FROM MEN
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
THE FILM THAT BUYS THE CINEMA
FINN
FISHING WITHOUT NETS
FLOW
* FOXCATCHER
* FREE FALL
FRENCH RIVIERA
FROM WHAT IS BEFORE
THE FURTHEST END AWAITS
FURY (Ayer, UK)
GENTE DE BIEN
GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS FACTUAL SURVEY
GERMANY PALE MOTHER
GETT - THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM
GIOVANNI'S ISLAND
* A GIRL AT MY DOOR
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT
GIRLHOOD
GLANCE ON A REVOLUTION
THE GODDESS
THE GOLD BUG
THE GOOB
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE
THE GREAT INVISIBLE
THE GREAT MUSEUM
THE GREEN PRINCE
GUEROS
GUIDELINES
A HARD DAY
HARD TO BE A GOD
HARD TO GET
HILL OF FREEDOM
HISTORY OF FEAR
* HOCKNEY
HONEYTRAP
HORSE MONEY
HUNGRY HEARTS
I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT
I, AFRIKANER
IF YOU DON'T, I WILL
THE IMITATION GAME (Tyldum, UK)
THE IMMORTALISTS
IN DARKNESS WE FALL
IN THE BASEMENT
IT FOLLOWS
* JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD
JAUJA
KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON
* THE KEEPING ROOM
KELLY & CAL
KILL ME THREE TIMES
THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
KRISTY
KUNG FU JUNGLE
L FOR LEISURE
LABOUR OF LOVE
THE LAMB
LAND HO!
LEOPARDI
LETTERS TO MAX
LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX
LEVIATHAN
LISTEN UP PHILIP
* A LITTLE CHAOS
THE LITTLE DEATH
LI'L QUINQUIN
LONDON CALLING
LOREAK
THE LOST AVIATOR
LOVE IS STRANGE (Sachs, US)
MACONDO
MADAME BOVARY
MAIDAN
THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET
MARC QUINN - MAKING WAVES
MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW
THE MEANING OF LOVE
MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN (Reitman, US)
METAMORPHOSES (Honore, Fr)
* MOMMY
MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT
MOOMINS ON THE RIVIERA
MR KAPLAN
MR TURNER (Leigh, UK)
THE MULE
MY FRIEND VICTORIA
MY OLD LADY (Horovitz, UK)
NAGIMA
THE NARROW FRAME OF MIDNIGHT
NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC
NATIONAL DIPLOMA
NATIONAL GALLERY
NE ME QUITTE PAS
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE
THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
NEXT TO HER (Korman, Isr)
NIGHT BUS
* EL NINO
NO MAN'S LAND
ON WITH THE DANCE
ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS
OXI: AN ACT OF RESISTANCE
PARTY GIRL
* PASOLINI
PHOENIX
PING PONG SUMMER
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
PRESIDENT (Makhmalbaf, Geo)
PRINCESS OF FRANCE
QUEEN & COUNTRY (Boorman, UK)
RADIATOR
* RETURN TO ITHACA
ROBOT OVERLORDS
ROSEWATER (Stewart, US)
THE SALVATION (Levring, Den)
LA SAPIENZA
THE SATELLITE GIRL AND MILK COW
A SECOND CHANCE
SECOND COMING (Tucker Green, UK)
SELF MADE
SERENA (Bier, US)
SHADOW DAYS
SHREW'S NEST
SILENT STORM
SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELF-PORTRAIT
SNOW IN PARADISE
SOMETHING MUST BREAK
* SON OF A GUN
SONG FROM THE FOREST
SONG OF THE SEA
SPANISH AFFAIR
SPRING
STEREO
STILL THE WATER
THE STRANGE FAMILIAR
STRAY DOG
SUNDAY BALL
TALES
THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
TENDER
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (Kent, UK)
THEEB
THOU WAST MILD & LOVELY
TIMBUKTU
TITLI
TOKYO TRIBE
TOMORROW IS ALWAYS TOO LONG
THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN
THE TRIBE
THE TURNING
TWO SHOTS FIRED
THE VANQUISHING OF THE WITCH BABA YAGA
VENUSVILLE
VIKTORIA
VILLA TOUMA
WAITING FOR AUGUST
WALKING UNDER WATER
WAR BOOK
THE WAY HE LOOKS (Ribeiro, Br)
THE WAY OUT
WE COME AS FRIENDS
WHEN ANIMALS DREAM
WHEN YOU FALL INTO A TRANCE
* WHIPLASH
WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD
WHITE GOD
THE WHITE HAIRED WITCH OF LUNAR KINGDOM (Cheung, Chn)
WHY BE GOOD?
WILD (Vallee, US)
* WILD LIFE
WILD TALES
* WINTER SLEEP
THE WONDERS
THE WORLD OF KANAKO
X+Y
YELLOWBIRD
ZERO MOTIVATION
lff site
57th London Film Festival
9-20 OCTOBER 2013
at cinemas across London



Opening film:
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
Closing film:
SAVING MR BANKS
Surprise film:
THE GRANDMASTER

2 0 1 3   A W A R D S

Best Film: IDA
Doc (Grierson Award):
MY FATHERS, MY MOTHER AND ME
First Feature (Sutherland Award):
ILO ILO
British Newcomer:
Jonathan Asser (STARRED UP)
BFI Fellowship:
Christopher Lee

R E V I E W E D   2 0 1 3   F I L M S
1: LIFE ON THE LIMIT (Crowder, UK)
12 YEARS A SLAVE (McQueen, US)
ADORE (Fontaine, Aus)
AFTERNOON DELIGHT (Soloway, US)
ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE (McKee/Sivertson, US)
ALL IS LOST (Chandor, US)
THE ARMSTRONG LIE (Gibney, US)
AS I LAY DYING (Franco, US)
BLACKWOOD (Wimpenny, UK)
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (Kechiche, Fr)
CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 (Dumont, Fr)
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (Greengrass, US)
CHILD'S POSE (Netzer, Rom)
CHINESE PUZZLE (Klapisch, Fr)
CLOSED CURTAIN (Panahi/Partovi, Irn)
THE CONGRESS (Folman, Isr)
CUTIE AND THE BOXER (Heinzerling, US)
DON JON (Gordon-Levitt, US)
THE DOUBLE (Ayoade, UK)
DRINKING BUDDIES (Swanberg, US)
* EASTERN BOYS (Campillo, Fr)
ENOUGH SAID (Holofcener, US)
THE EPIC OF EVEREST (Noel, UK)
FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS (Wasilewski, Pol)
GARE DU NORD (Simon, Fr)
GLORIA (Lelio, Chl)
THE GOLDEN DREAM (Quemada-Diez, Gua)
GONE TOO FAR! (Ekaragha, UK)
GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA (Wrathall, US)
* THE GRANDMASTER (Wong, Chn)
GRAND PIANO (Mira, Sp)
GRAVITY (Cuaron, US)
HALF OF A YELLOW SUN (Bandele, Nig)
HELI (Escalante, Mex)
HELLO CARTER (Wilcox, UK)
HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES (Carbone, US)
IDA (Pawlikowski, Pol)
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Coen/Coen, US)
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (Fiennes, UK)
IT'S ALL SO QUIET (Leopold, Ned)
JEUNE & JOLIE (Ozon, Fr)
KILL YOUR DARLINGS (Krokidas, US)
KON-TIKI (Ronning/Sandberg, Nor)
LABOR DAY (Reitman, US)
THE LAST IMPRESARIO (Otto, Aus)
LEAVE TO REMAIN (Goodison, UK)
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (Kore-eda, Jpn)
LOCKE (Knight, UK)
LOVE ME TILL MONDAY (Hardy, UK)
LUTON (Konstantatos, Gr)
MILIUS (Knutson/Figueroa, US)
THE MISSING PICTURE (Panh, Cam)
MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS (Berninger, US)
MYSTERY ROAD (Sen, Aus)
NEBRASKA (Payne, US)
NIGHT MOVES (Reichardt, US)
NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY (Diaz, Ph)
OMAR (Abu-Assad, Pal)
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (Jarmusch, US)
PARKLAND (Landesman, US)
THE PAST (Farhadi, Fr)
PHILOMENA (Frears, UK)
PIONEER (Skjoldbjaerg, Nor)
THE PUNK SINGER (Anderson, US)
THE ROCKET (Mordaunt, Aus)
THE SACRAMENT (West, US)
SALVO (Grassadonia/Piazza, It)
* THE SARNOS: A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES (Ericsson, Swe)
SAVING MR BANKS (Hancock, Aus)
THE SELFISH GIANT (Barnard, UK)
SHORT TERM 12 (Cretton, US)
THE SPECTACULAR NOW (Ponsoldt, US)
STARRED UP (Mackenzie, UK)
THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS (Cattet/Forzani, Bel)
STRANGER BY THE LAKE (Guiraudie, Fr)
TEENAGE (Wolf, US)
TOM AT THE FARM (Dolan, Can)
TRACKS (Curran, Aus)
TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (Neville, US)
UNDER THE SKIN (Glazer, UK)
WE ARE THE BEST (Moodysson, Swe)
THE ZERO THEOREM (Gilliam, UK)

* reviews coming

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