London Film Festival 2011

Films I watched at the Festival
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1.
Bernie (2011)
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In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp. (99 mins.)
 
2.
Carnage (2011)
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Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos. (80 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
3.
Damsels in Distress (2011)
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A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind. (99 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
“ SURPRISE FILM ” - ianbrd
 
4.
Guilty (2011)
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A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime. (102 mins.)
Director: Vincent Garenq
 
5.
The Jewel (2011)
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Ernesto Bolta is the accountant of LEDA, a big agribusiness. Its founder, Amanzio Rastelli, appointed... (110 mins.)
Director: Andrea Molaioli
 
6.
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
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A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrea Segre
 
7.
Low Life (2011)
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Director: Nicolas Klotz
 
8.
Take Shelter (2011)
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Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. (121 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
9.
The Descendants (2011)
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A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
10.
The Ides of March (2011)
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An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (101 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
“ BEST FILM ” - ianbrd
 
11.
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
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Madrid, post-Spanish Civil War. Sisters Hortensia and Pepita are involved with an underground guerrilla movement... (128 mins.)
Director: Benito Zambrano
 
12.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
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A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences. (107 mins.)
 
13.
The Sun Beaten Path (2011)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Sonthar Gyal
 
14.
Trishna (2011)
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The story of the tragic relationship between the son of a property developer and the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner. (117 mins.)
 
15.
W.E. (2011)
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The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard. (119 mins.)
Director: Madonna
 
16.
Wreckers (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A married couple moves back to its childhood village to start a family, but a surprise visit from the... (85 mins.)
Director: D R Hood