2019 London Film Festival (LFF), Oct 2-13by allthumbs | created - 1 month ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
First up is entries into The Official Competition. There are 10 this year and they make up the first ten on this list. Next is Time Out-London, which has 20 recs with none of The Official Competition movies duplicated. The Official Competition (Best Picture) fliks are listed alphabeticall (except the winner.) Time Out-London (TOL) recs are listed chronologically and make up the recs 11-30 by their showing at the Festival...Oct 7, I added The Standard's picks. They repeated eight movies, #'s 5, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 21, & 30 and added seven pics, #31-37. Next was The Telegraph which added 3 fliks and repeated 10, #'s 10, 11, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 25, 30 & 34. The Telegraph included the Surprise Night feature and an assortment of short films as two of their 15 picks. Their adds were #'s 38-40...Oct 20, Monos was selected as The Official Competition winner and now appears as first on this list. Now that the LFF is over, most films will be released before Jan 1, 2020. However, a few will get their first showing well after the first of the new year.
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2. Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019)
112 min | Drama, History, Thriller
Set on an isolated farm in Shropshire in 1657. The story of Fanny Lye, a woman who learns to transcend her oppressive marriage and discover a new world of possibility - albeit at great ... See full summary »
4. The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.
Votes: 26,093 | Gross: $54.73M
Listed by LFF as La Llorona
5. Lingua Franca (2019)
89 min | Drama
Olivia (Isabel Sandoval), an undocumented Filipino transwoman, works as a caregiver to Olga (Lynn Cohen), an elderly Russian woman, in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. When Olivia runs out of ... See full summary »
6. Moffie (2019)
99 min | Drama, Romance, War
Nicholas has long known he is different, that there is something shameful and unacceptable in him that must stay hidden, denied even. But South Africa's minority government are embroiled in... See full summary »
8. The Perfect Candidate (2019)
101 min | Drama
A determined young Saudi doctor's surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town's first female candidate.
12. Workforce (2019)
82 min | Drama
After the death of one of his co-workers, Francisco and a group of builders will seek justice not only for the null compensation received by the owner of the house, but also for a life full of worries, contrasts and oppression.
13. The King (I) (2019)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History
Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.
14. Our Ladies (2019)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
In 1990s Scotland, a group of Catholic school girls get an opportunity to go into Edinburgh for a choir competition, but they're more interested in drinking, partying and hooking up than winning the competition.
LFF lists this flik as Our Ladies
15. Abominable (I) (2019)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs.
Votes: 6,701 | Gross: $20.61M
16. The Lighthouse (I) (2019)
R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Votes: 13,260 | Gross: $0.43M
20. Atlantics (2019)
104 min | Drama
In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.
22. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
R | 121 min | Drama, Romance
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
23. The Two Popes (2019)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama
Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
24. The Aeronauts (2019)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon.
25. Ford v Ferrari (2019)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Biography, Drama
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
LFF shows this as Le Mans '66.
29. Harriet (I) (2019)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
31. Little Joe (2019)
105 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe.
33. Bacurau (2019)
131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.
35. Babyteeth (2019)
120 min | Comedy, Drama
When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for ... See full summary »
36. Beanpole (2019)
130 min | Drama
1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.
37. Instinct (III) (2019)
108 min | Drama, Thriller
In spite of her expertise and experience, a seasoned psychologist is completely infatuated by the sex offender she is treating in a penal institution.
38. I Lost My Body (2019)
81 min | Animation, Drama
A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.
40. The Cordillera of Dreams (2019)
84 min | Documentary
Patricio Guzmán left Chile more than 40 years ago when the military dictatorship took over the democratically-elected government, but he never stopped thinking about a country, a culture, ... See full summary »