London Film Festival Interest List 2017

by Col Needham | created - 31 Aug 2017 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

This is a list of films from The London Film Festival 2017 which I want to see.

I already have tickets for everything through to the closing night film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) (in viewing order below) and then everything after it (alphabetical order) are ones I will try to catch at the press & industry screenings or afterwards.

Once seen, I move titles over my LFF 2017 Seen list.

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1. Abracadabra (2017)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A housewife struggles with her husband after he is possessed by a ghost.

Director: Pablo Berger | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Antonio de la Torre, Priscilla Delgado, Javier Antón

Votes: 2,142 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Anchor and Hope (2017)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

Two women, Eva and Kat, and the best friend of one of them, Roger. A boat in the canals of London and a question: Is it possible to live love, family, and life in such different ways and yet remain united?

Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Natalia Tena, Oona Chaplin, Lara Rossi

Votes: 672

3. Ava (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

13-year-old Ava learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected, and she confronts the problem in her own way.

Director: Léa Mysius | Stars: Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano

Votes: 1,607

4. Beauty and the Dogs (2017)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her ... See full summary »

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania | Stars: Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomen Hamda, Mohamed Akkari

Votes: 1,119 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Beyond the Clouds (2017)

120 min | Drama, Family

55 Metascore

When on the run from the cops , Amir finds his estranged sister Tara, who in a bid to protect her brother lands up in jail. Their entire lives have been clouded by despair as unexpectedly the light shines on them from Beyond the Clouds.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Ishaan Khattar, Malavika Mohanan, Goutam Ghose, Sharada

Votes: 1,624

6. The Brawler (2017)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Drama, Sport

A boxer struggles to make his mark in the boxing world.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Viineet Kumar, Jimmy Sheirgill, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan

Votes: 5,503 | Gross: $0.08M

7. The Cakemaker (2017)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.

Director: Ofir Raul Graizer | Stars: Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller, Zohar Shtrauss

Votes: 3,379 | Gross: $0.88M

8. Cargo (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Simone Landers, Martin Freeman, Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins, Lily Anne McPherson-Dobbins

Votes: 29,926

9. Chateau (2017)

81 min | Drama

An agile and colorful comedy about the lives of African immigrants in Paris. Charles is the most skilled and elegant among the sellers used by hairdressers in the populated district of ... See full summary »

Directors: Modi Barry, Cédric Ido | Stars: Jacky Ido, Tatiana Rojo, Jean-Baptiste Anoumon, Zirek

Votes: 54

10. The Drummer and the Keeper (2017)

94 min | Drama

An unlikely friendship develops between the bipolar drummer of a rock band and an institutionalized teen suffering from Asperger's syndrome.

Director: Nick Kelly | Stars: Dermot Murphy, Jacob McCarthy, Peter Coonan, Charlie Kelly

Votes: 259

11. The Cured (2017)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A disease that turns people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.

Director: David Freyne | Stars: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Stuart Graham

Votes: 6,228 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Equilibrium (2017)

90 min | Drama

A former missionary in Africa, Giuseppe works in a small Roman diocese, but is transferred to a small town in Naples. He will face the harsh local reality.

Director: Vincenzo Marra | Stars: Mimmo Borrelli, Roberto del Gaudio, Lucio Giannetti, Giuseppe D'Ambrosio

Votes: 72

13. Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017)

197 min | Documentary

91 Metascore

A look within the walls of the New York Public Library.

Director: Frederick Wiseman | Stars: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elvis Costello, Richard Dawkins, Edmund de Waal

Votes: 894 | Gross: $0.16M

14. Félicité (2017)

129 min | Drama, Music

75 Metascore

Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.

Director: Alain Gomis | Stars: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo

Votes: 796 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017)

120 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

73 Metascore

Lives change forever when Tau, the young lion, kills two corrupt policemen in a South African shanty town.

Director: Michael Matthews | Stars: Vuyo Dabula, Zethu Dlomo, Hamilton Dhlamini, Kenneth Nkosi

Votes: 638

16. The Forgiven (2017)

R | 115 min | Thriller

41 Metascore

After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Eric Bana, Jeff Gum, Morné Visser

Votes: 1,572

17. Funny Cow (2017)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England's working men's clubs.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Maxine Peake, Macy Shackleton, Ashton Steele, Michael Hughes

Votes: 1,136

18. Gemini (II) (2017)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth and celebrity.

Director: Aaron Katz | Stars: Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee

Votes: 3,864 | Gross: $0.20M

19. The Guardians (2017)

R | 138 min | Drama, War

81 Metascore

Women are left behind to work a family farm during the Great War.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry, Cyril Descours

Votes: 1,434 | Gross: $0.18M

20. The Hungry (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

An adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus set in contemporary New Delhi. The Hungry is a contemporary retelling of Shakespearian tragedy Titus Andronicus, set in the ... See full summary »

Director: Bornila Chatterjee | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Tisca Chopra, Neeraj Kabi, Antonio Aakeel

Votes: 702

21. Jailbreak (2017)

TV-MA | 92 min | Action, Comedy

What started as a simple escort mission will soon turn to chaos as the prisoners of Koh Kla take over the prison grounds. A special task force [Jean-Paul Ly, Dara Our, Tharoth Sam] gets ... See full summary »

Director: Jimmy Henderson | Stars: Celine Tran, Jean-Paul Ly, Laurent Plancel, Tharoth Sam

Votes: 1,036

22. Let the Sunshine In (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko

Votes: 4,790 | Gross: $0.87M

23. Life Guidance (2017)

101 min | Sci-Fi

Life Guidance, the eponymous agency supports people in leading an optimal life. When Alexander lets the wrong thing slip out one day, Life Guidance arrives on the scene immediately.

Director: Ruth Mader | Stars: Fritz Karl, Katharina Lorenz, Florian Teichtmeister, Nicolas Jarosch

Votes: 147

24. The Light of the Moon (2017)

90 min | Drama

76 Metascore

After her world is irrevocably changed, a successful New York City architect struggles to regain intimacy and control in her life.

Director: Jessica M. Thompson | Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Stahl-David, Conrad Ricamora, Catherine Curtin

Votes: 673

25. Lucky (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

80 Metascore

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Director: John Carroll Lynch | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 15,920 | Gross: $0.96M

26. Manifesto (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

72 Metascore

Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

Director: Julian Rosefeldt | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante, Carl Dietrich

Votes: 5,096 | Gross: $0.14M

27. Memoir of a Murderer (2017)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A former serial killer with Alzheimer's fights to protect his daughter from her psychotic boyfriend.

Director: Shin-yeon Won | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Nam-gil Kim, Seol-Hyun Kim, Dal-su Oh

Votes: 4,279 | Gross: $0.09M

28. Jeune femme (2017)

97 min | Drama

76 Metascore

In her early thirties, broke, and in the wake of a humbling breakup, a spirited, yet rudderless young woman finds herself struggling to get by in the bustling Parisian metropolis; however, if she can make it there, she'll make it anywhere.

Director: Léonor Serraille | Stars: Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon, Jean-Christophe Folly

Votes: 1,969

29. Person to Person (2017)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.

Director: Dustin Guy Defa | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Bene Coopersmith

Votes: 1,257 | Gross: $0.05M

30. A Season in France (2017)

100 min | Drama

78 Metascore

An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family.

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys, Ibrahim Burama Darboe

Votes: 327

31. Sheikh Jackson (2017)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

63 Metascore

An Islamic cleric has a crisis of faith when he hears the news that his childhood idol, Michael Jackson, has died.

Director: Amr Salama | Stars: Ahmad El-Fishawi, Salma Abu-Deif, Omar Ayman Altounji, Basma

Votes: 1,964

32. Shiraz (1928)

97 min | Drama, History, Romance

A historical romance set in the Mughal Empire. Selima (Enakshi) is a princess-foundling raised by a potter and loved by her brother, Shiraz (Rai). She is abducted and sold as a slave to ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Osten | Stars: Himanshu Rai, Charu Roy, Seeta Devi, Enakashi Rama Rao

Votes: 111

33. Summer 1993 (2017)

97 min | Drama, Family

81 Metascore

After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Director: Carla Simón | Stars: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer

Votes: 5,066 | Gross: $0.18M

34. Three Peaks (2017)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

57 Metascore

Aaron wants to become a family with his girlfriend and her 8-year-old son, but high up in the Italian Dolomites, his attempts to win the boy's acceptance turn into a dangerous power game.

Director: Jan Zabeil | Stars: Alexander Fehling, Bérénice Bejo, Arian Montgomery

Votes: 344 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Wajib (2017)

96 min | Drama

A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom, in this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You).

Director: Annemarie Jacir | Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Tarik Kopty, Monera Shehadeh

Votes: 900

36. Winter Brothers (2017)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A brother odyssey set in a worker environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family.

Director: Hlynur Palmason | Stars: Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lars Mikkelsen

Votes: 1,080

37. The Endless (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 111 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

As kids, they escaped a UFO death cult. Now, two adult brothers seek answers after an old videotape surfaces and brings them back to where they began.

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | Stars: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Callie Hernandez, Tate Ellington

Votes: 25,069 | Gross: $0.27M

38. A Ciambra (2017)

Unrated | 118 min | Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

In A CIAMBRA, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region's factions - ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Carpignano | Stars: Pio Amato, Iolanda Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato

Votes: 1,792 | Gross: $0.03M

39. Small Town Crime (2017)

R | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

An alcoholic ex cop finds a woman on the roadside, left for dead. He offers to find the killer pro bono as P.I. Her granddad hires him. Things get nasty.

Directors: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms | Stars: John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson, Octavia Spencer, Robert Forster

Votes: 8,800

40. Bad Genius (2017)

TV-MA | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.

Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya | Stars: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan, Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Chanon Santinatornkul

Votes: 14,592



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