2013 BFI London Film Festivalby guyldn | created - 01 Aug 2014 | updated - 02 Aug 2014 | Public
A listing of the films shown at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival.
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1. Captain Phillips (2013)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Votes: 367,606 | Gross: $107.10M
2. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 132,303 | Gross: $83.30M
3. Philomena (2013)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Votes: 85,348 | Gross: $37.71M
4. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Votes: 536,956 | Gross: $56.67M
5. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
R | 104 min | Drama, Music
A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
Votes: 115,329 | Gross: $13.24M
6. Labor Day (2013)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Votes: 36,519 | Gross: $13.36M
7. The Invisible Woman (2013)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.
Votes: 8,244 | Gross: $1.23M
8. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Votes: 114,226 | Gross: $2.20M
9. The Epic of Everest (1924)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, History
The official record of Mallory and Irvine's 1924 expedition.
10. Night Moves (2013)
R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Votes: 11,858 | Gross: $0.25M
11. Don Jon (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.
Votes: 208,685 | Gross: $24.48M
LAUGH Gala screening
12. Mystery Road (2013)
Not Rated | 121 min | Mystery, Thriller
An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.
13. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A depressed musician reunites with his lover. Though their romance, which has already endured several centuries, is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.
Votes: 75,134 | Gross: $1.88M
14. Nebraska (2013)
R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
Votes: 101,246 | Gross: $17.65M
15. L'inconnu du lac (2013)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Votes: 10,861 | Gross: $0.32M
16. As I Lay Dying (2013)
R | 110 min | Drama
Based on the classic novel by William Faulkner, first published in 1930, "As I Lay Dying" is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her last wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
Votes: 3,429 | Gross: $0.02M
17. Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama
Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
Votes: 2,625 | Gross: $0.02M
18. Eastern Boys (2013)
Unrated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A businessman makes a regular arrangement with a Ukrainian prostitute, despite the youngster's involvement in a controlling street gang.
Votes: 2,632 | Gross: $0.02M
19. Epizoda u zivotu beraca zeljeza (2013)
75 min | Drama
A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer. The mother Senada keeps the house tidy, ... See full summary »
20. Exhibition (2013)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home.
22. La jaula de oro (2013)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.
23. Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.
Votes: 1,480 | Gross: $0.05M
24. Uroki garmonii (2013)
120 min | Drama
Lonely Kazakh teenager Aslan is bullied at his new school. He prepares himself for a bloody revenge on the school bully Bolat.
25. Young & Beautiful (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance
After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes.
Votes: 27,045 | Gross: $0.05M
26. Kalpana (2012)
165 min | Comedy, Horror
Raghava is a fun-loving youngster who enjoys playing cricket with his friends. But at night he is afraid of ghosts and is always confined to his home under the care of his mother (Umashri).... See full summary »
27. Le-ba-non kam-jeong (2013)
106 min | Drama
There is a man who is in deep sorrow after the death of his mom. He even tries to commit suicide. There is a woman who just got out of prison but no one comes to meet her. When a woman ... See full summary »
Director: Young-heon Jung
28. Let the Fire Burn (2013)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
A history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.
Votes: 1,101 | Gross: $0.06M
29. Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan (2013)
TV-MA | 250 min | Crime, Drama
An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption.
30. Rumah dan Musim Hujan (2012)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
Meticulous family story set in an old Javan house. Outside, it's raining incessantly. The story's three parts, each with a relative as protagonist, reveal contradictions between faith, ... See full summary »
31. La Paz (2013)
Not Rated | 73 min
Liso, an upper middle class young man, has just finished a stay at a psychiatric institute. He goes to live at his parent's house where he is treated as if he were a child. He begins a ... See full summary »
32. Portrait of Jason (1967)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography
Black gay prostitute Jason Holliday is rigorously interviewed on his story and character, revealing nuanced truths about life and art.
33. Styd (2013)
90 min | Drama
Set against the serene frozen tundras of the Arctic, a group of desperate sailor's wives wait patiently for their husbands return from sea. As bad news knock on their door, one woman finds ... See full summary »
34. Història de la meva mort (2013)
148 min | Drama
Famous lover Casanova now long past his prime, meets Count Dracula during a journey to Transylvania.
35. A Touch of Sin (2013)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama
Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.
Votes: 8,338 | Gross: $0.09M
36. Victim (1961)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against a number of gay men in 1960s London.
37. Violette (2013)
Not Rated | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Then begins an intense relationship between the ... See full summary »
38. La por (2013)
Manuel is 16 years old, a good friend and student. His best friend is Javi e Laura is his girlfriend and all three of them go to school together. Even though he has his professors' and ... See full summary »
39. Afternoon Delight (2013)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable stay-at-home mom. Frustrated with the realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life and career that's gone kaput, Rachel visits a strip club to... See full summary »
Votes: 8,463 | Gross: $0.17M
40. The Best Medicine (2012)
3 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
A young desperate girl goes in to an old apothecary in search of a solution to what she considers to be her stupid laugh. The cure is presented by the mysterious woman behind the counter in... See full summary »
41. Borgman (2013)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.
Votes: 13,621 | Gross: $0.06M
42. Love & Air Sex (2013)
TV-MA | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
When brokenhearted Stan flies to Austin for the weekend in hopes of "accidentally" running into his ex-girlfriend Cathy, he arrives to find their best friends Jeff and Kara in the middle of... See full summary »
Votes: 828 | Gross: $0.01M
43. Casse-tête chinois (2013)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well.
Votes: 11,656 | Gross: $0.34M
46. Drinking Buddies (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Luke and Kate are coworkers at a brewery who spend their nights drinking and flirting heavily. One weekend away together with their significant others proves who really belongs together and who doesn't.
Votes: 51,423 | Gross: $0.34M
47. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary
The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité.
Votes: 827 | Gross: $0.30M
48. Enough Said (2013)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.
Votes: 53,788 | Gross: $17.54M
49. Glückskinder (1936)
93 min | Comedy, Musical
Journalist Gil Taylor has to write a report about the night court, when Ann Gardens case is heard. The young lady seems to be homeless. Gil tries to help her. Thats when trouble starts.
50. Gone Too Far (2013)
88 min | Comedy, Drama