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British films at the BFI London Film Festival 2016.
The 60th BFI London Film Festival will take place 5-16 October 2016.
A DARK SONG – Directed by Liam Gavin & starring Steve Oram, Catherine Walker, Susan Loughnane – Ireland/UK
Friday 7 October 2016 21:00 - Curzon Soho Cinema, Screen 1
Saturday 8 October 2016 13:00 - BFI Southbank, NFT2
Sophie has a steely look in her eyes as she insists on renting an old house in the remote countryside. She gives the estate agent a little extra cash for no questions asked. Sophia collects a man at the nearby train station. Joseph Solomon is a northern, coarse man. And an occultist. She needs him to perform an ancient invocation ritual, the Abramelin, to summon up Sophiaʼs Guardian Angel so her wish can be granted. She wishes to talk to her murdered child; itʼs a desire that consumes her.
The ritual is an extremely arduous one. They seal themselves in the house, possibly having to stay there for months as it plays out. As they get deeper into the rite they run the risk of turning on each other and going mad. But when Solomon finds out that Sophia has not been truthful about her wish, a greater danger threatens them. In the dark, they find that they are no longer alone in the house. They are now in the world of real angels, and real demons.
The house is surrounded with a line of salt. It is the only protection they have. They must not cross it, no matter how bad it gets, no matter how much they want to run. A Dark Song is the story of two people risking hell to journey through the darkness of their souls and emotional space.
A MOVING IMAGE - Directed by Shola Amoo & starring Tanya Fear, Hussina Raja, Aki Omoshaybi – UK.
Saturday 8 October 2016 18:30 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 5
Friday 14 October 2016 18:30 - Ritzy Cinema, Screen 2
Sunday 16 October 2016 18:00 - Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 1
A Moving Image is a multimedia feature film about Gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art. We follow Nina, a young stifled artist, as she returns to her community after a long absence - she is soon painted as a symbol of gentrification. As she struggles with her own complicity, we follow her mission to create a piece of art that can bring her community together. On her journey we speak to real people affected by Gentrification in Brixton, blurring the line between reality and fiction.
A QUIET PASSION - Directed by Terence Davies & starring Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff - UK-Belgium
Monday 10 October 2016 18:00 - Embankment Garden Cinema
Wednesday 12 October 2016 11:30 - Embankment Garden Cinema
A Quiet Passion is the life story of celebrated American Poet Emily Dickinson, from her youth as a headstrong schoolgirl through to her reclusive adulthood where poetry was solace.
A UNITED KINGDOM – Directed by - Amma Asante & starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Terry Pheto, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Arnold Oceng – US/Czech Rep/UK.
Thursday 6 October 2016 11:30 - Odeon Leicester Square
Tuesday 11 October 2016 21:00 - Curzon Mayfair Cinema, Screen 1
A UNITED KINGDOM tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the king of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker that he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.
AMERICAN HONEY – Directed by Andrea Arnold starring Sasha Lane, Riley Keough, Shia LaBeouf – USA/UK
Friday 7 October 2016 21:15 - Odeon Leicester Square
Saturday 8 October 2016 20:00 - Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 1
Tuesday 11 October 2016 14:00 - Odeon Leicester Square
CITY OF TINY LIGHTS – Directed by Pete Travis & starring Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd – UK.
Thursday 13 October 2016 21:00 - Picturehouse Central, Screen 1
Friday 14 October 2016 14:00 - Odeon Leicester Square
CONFESSIONS TO THE MIRROR – Directed by Sarah Pucill & starring Kate Hart, Karen Leroy Harris, and the voices of Carolyn Saint-Pé, Louise Larchbourne, Lucy Briggs-Owen – UK
Sunday 09 October 2016 20:45 - BFI Southbank, NFT3
Funded by Arts Council of England
The title of the film is taken from the French Surrealist artist, Claude Cahun’s (1894-1954) incomplete memoir that was written before her death and which covers aspects of her personal life, her childhood and her political propaganda activity and imprisonment in Jersey with her partner Suzanne Malherbe during the Nazi occupation of the island during World War II. As a sequel to Magic Mirror, Confessions To The Mirror, which in many ways reads as a letter to Suzanne, re-stages many of Cahun’s photographs, both still life and (self) portraits into moving image and sound. The film juxtaposes Cahun’s photographic and written images with my own process of tracing also the couples anti-Nazi propaganda work, projecting into, translating, interpreting and re-interpreting with sound, movement and colour. The performance of following the trace of Cahun's and their life and work is etched into the texture of the film, projecting images from their home in Jersey into my own domestic setting. Questions are asked concerning the relationship between interpretation and creation, aesthetics and politics, art and life and the possibility of artists connecting across time.
Directed by Steven Cantor – UK/USA/Russia
Saturday 08 October 2016 18:00 - Haymarket Cinema, Screen 1
Sunday 09 October 2016 12:30 - Curzon Mayfair Cinema, Screen 1
A documentary about ‘The bad boy of ballet,’ Ukrainian prodigy Sergei Polunin.
EGLANTINE – Directed by Margaret Salmon & starring Eglantine Salmon-Wiand, Kristen MacBeth, Philomena Salmon-Wiand, Ulysses Salmon-Wiand – UK.
Sunday 09 October 2016 18:15 - BFI Southbank, NFT3
ETHEL AND ERNEST – Directed by Roger Mainwood & starring Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Luke Treadaway - UK/Luxembourg
Saturday 15 October 2016 15:15 - Curzon Mayfair Cinema, Screen 1
Sunday 16 October 2016 18:00 - Haymarket Cinema, Screen 1
An animated feature film version of Raymond Briggs' classic novel and tribute to his parents, Ethel & Ernest.
FREE FIRE – Directed by Ben Wheatley & starring Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Noah Taylor– UK/France.
Closing Night Gala - 16 October 2016 19:00 - Odean Leicester Square
Closing Night Parallel Screening – Sunday 16 October 2016 20:00 - Embankment Garden Cinema
Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.
GEORGE BEST: ALL BY HIMSELF – Directed by Daniel Gordon.
Friday 14 October 2016 18:00 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 7
Sunday 16 October 2016 17:45 - Embankment Garden Cinema
George Best: All By Himself is a feature documentary on the life of soccer star, George Best. The Fine Point Films production (Bobby Sands: 66 Days), funded by BBC and ESPN, will recount how a polite and reserved young prodigy from Northern Ireland became a global sporting icon, visualising his story through a mix of actuality, archive, and original interviews. Fine Point Films, Directed by Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough), Exec-Produced by John Battsek (Searching for Sugarman, The Imposter), will ‘unpack’ what made Best a legend, why and how he is still remembered today on both sides of the Atlantic.
HELL DRIVERS (1957) Directed by Cy Endfield & Starring Stanley Baker, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan, Sid James.
Restoration by the BFI National Archive, supported by Simon W. Hessel
Tuesday 11 October 2016 18:15 - BFI Southbank, NFT1
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER - Dir Billy O’Brien & starring Max Records, Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser. Irl/UK
Tuesday 11 October 2016 21:00 - Prince Charles Cinema
Wednesday 12 October 2016 21:00 - Ritzy Cinema, Screen 2
John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous and he knows it. He is 16 and helps his Mum and Aunt at the family Mortuary. John is obsessed with serial killers but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake and the safety of those around him he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. When somebody starts murdering people in John’s small Mid-West town, he has to investigate and risk letting his own dark side out in order to stop the killer. But without his rules to keep him in check he might be more dangerous than the monster he is stalking. As the icy winter tightens its grip on the community a deadly supernatural game of cat and mouse ensues...
IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY - Directed by - Tamer El Said & starring Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef. Egypt/UK/Germany.
Sunday 09 October 2016 20:45 - Picturehouse Central, Screen 1
Tuesday 11 October 2016 15:30 - BFI Southbank, NFT2
Downtown Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35 year old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. With the help of his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he finds the strength to keep going through the difficulty and beauty of living In the Last Days of the City.
LADY MACBETH - Directed by William Oldroyd & starring Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie, Paul Hilton, Christopher Fairbank.
Friday 14 October 2016 18:30 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 5
Saturday 15 October 2016 12:15 - Picturehouse Central, Screen 1
Sunday 16 October 2016 14:30 - Curzon Mayfair Cinema, Screen 1
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Lady Macbeth is a tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman seizing her independence in a world dominated by men.
LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD - Directed by Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum with the voices of Tilda Swinton, Rose Leslie, Andrew Havill. UK-USA-France.
Sunday 09 October 2016 15:30 - Haymarket Cinema, Screen 1
Monday 10 October 2016 20:45 - BFI Southbank, NFT2
Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the destiny of Iraq after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, why has she been written out of the history she helped make?
LONDON TOWN - Directed by Derrick Borte & starring Daniel Huttlestone, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dougray Scott. US/UK
Tuesday 11 October 2016 18:30 - Haymarket Cinema, Screen 1
Thursday 13 October 2016 15:15 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 5
Sunday 16 October 2016 20:15 - Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 1
Its England, 1979 and unemployment has hit the working class suburbs of London, particularly hard. 14 year old SHAY BAKER has had to grow up quickly, as his family is struggling to stay afloat, he takes care of his 6 year old sister ALICE while his father NIGEL works two jobs. One day,
Shay receives a package from his estranged mother, SANDRINE. Inside is a cassette tape featuring the newest music from London. Shay is captured by the raw energy of The Clash's WHITE RIOT as it pounds through his ears, opens his mind and he loses himself in it until the reality of his responsibilities pull him away.
On a day trip into London to run an errand for his dad, Shay meets VIVIAN, a 15 year old punk girl, who introduces him to the music of The Clash and invites him to a show. He's immediately taken by her beauty, wit, and bold confidence.
MINDHORN - Directed by Sean Foley & starring Julian Barratt, Andrea Riseborough, Essie Davis, Russell Tovey, Simon Farnaby, Richard McCabe, David Schofield, Nicholas Farrell, Jessica Barden, Robin Morrissey, Harriet Walter, Simon Callow, Steve Coogan.
Sunday 09 October 2016 14:30 - Odeon Leicester Square
Wednesday 12 October 2016 14:15 - Odeon Leicester Square
When MI5 Special Operative Bruce Mindhorn was captured in the late 1980s, his eye was replaced by a super-advanced optical lie detector, which meant he could literally “see the truth.” He escaped and fled to the Isle of Man, to recuperate in the island’s temperate microclimate, and today has become the best plain-clothes detective the island has ever seen.
MINUTE BODIES: THE INTIMATE WORLD OF F. PERCY SMITH - Directed by Stuart A Staples.
Tuesday 11 October 2016 21:00 - BFI Southbank, NFT1
MODERATION – Directed by Anja Kirschner & starring Maya Lubinsky, Anna De Filippi, Aida El Kashef. Greece/Italy/UK/Egypt.
Saturday 15 October 2016 20:15 - BFI Southbank, NFT3
Moderation, set in Egypt, Greece and Italy, revolves around a female horror director (Maya Lubinsky) and a screenwriter (Anna De Filippi), whose latest collaboration is haunted by encounters with its ‘raw material’ and the escalation of conflicting desires. Faced with the disintegration of their project, the director becomes more and more drawn into conversations with the actors she has cast (Aida El Kashef, Michele Valley and Giovanni Lombardo Radice), which reflect on the way horror traverses the affective and material realities of their lives on and off screen.
ON THE MILKY ROAD - Directed by Emir Kusturica & starring Monica Bellucci, Emir Kusturica, Sloboda Mićalović. Serbia/UK/USA.
Saturday 15 October 2016 20:45 - Haymarket Cinema, Screen 1
Sunday 16 October 2016 15:15 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 5
Spring in wartime. Each day a milkman crosses the frontline on a donkey, dodging bullets to bring his precious wares to the soldiers. Blessed with good fortune on his mission, loved by a beautiful villager, a peaceful future seems to await him… until the arrival of a mysterious Italian woman turns his life upside down. Thus begins a story of passionate, forbidden love that will plunge them both into a series of fantastic and dangerous adventures. They have been joined by fate, and nothing and no one seems able to stop them… Two-times Palme D'Or winner Emir Kusturica directs and stars in this story of love and war, rich in emotion, comedy and adventure.
PREVENGE - Directed by Alice Lowe & starring Alice Lowe, Gemma Whelan, Kate Dickie.
Thursday 13 October 2016 18:30 - Haymarket Cinema, Screen 1
Sunday 16 October 2016 12:15 - Picturehouse Central, Screen 1
Ruthless Ruth is a pregnant woman on a killing spree that is as funny as it is vicious. She adopts different identities in order to lull her victims into a false sense of security, taking people from different walks of life and putting them to trial over their selfishness. Then, she pitilessly condemns them to death. But there is method in her madness. Her unborn baby is speaking to her: urging her to take revenge. The father of her child is dead, and the misanthropic baby holds society responsible. Her victims are all somehow tied together. As Ruth moves anonymously amongst the city, her only confidant is a kindly midwife, who takes pity on her and urges her to leave the past behind. And become the enlightened and love-radiating mother that society expects. Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a VERY demanding child, will motherhood bring Ruth redemption, or destruction? A blackly comic British drama from the mind of Alice Lowe, who writes, stars and directs, all whilst genuinely 8 months pregnant.
SPACESHIP - Directed by Alex Taylor & starring Antti Rein, Alexa Davies, Lara Peake.
Thursday 06 October 2016 18:00 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 7
Saturday 08 October 2016 13:00 - Ritzy Cinema, Screen 2
Sunday 16 October 2016 15:30 - Prince Charles Cinema
Lucidia is a teenage cyber-goth whose mother died mysteriously seven years ago in the family swimming pool. Her father Gabriel is an archaeologist who can’t move on. When Lucidia suddenly disappears in an apparent alien abduction, Gabriel is forced to confront her strange outsider friends and meets Tegan, a girl obsessed with unicorns and black holes. Told from multiple points of view, the film navigates a kaleidoscopic journey through a constellation of characters who are pulled together by teenage gravity, surrounded by adults who also feel the same irresistible pull as they orbit their own elusive identities, all looking for a universe to call their own.
STOCKHOLM MY LOVE - Directed by Mark Cousins & starring Neneh Cherry. Sweden/UK.
Tuesday 11 October 2016 21:15 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 5
Wednesday 12 October 2016 21:00 - ICA Cinema, Screen 1
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS - Directed by Otto Bell. UK/Mongolia/US
Thursday 06 October 2016 12:30 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 5
Sunday 09 October 2016 12:00 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 7
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholopan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.
THE GHOUL - Director Gareth Tunley & starring Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Geoffrey McGivern.
Friday 14 October 2016 21:00 - Haymarket Cinema, Screen 1
Sunday 16 October 2016 15:00 - Picturehouse Central, Screen 1
An undercover detective poses as a patient to investigate a murder but is drawn into a vortex of magic and madness. The lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur until he is forced to question his own identity and sanity.
THE INFORMER (1929), Directed by Arthur Robison & starring Lars Hanson, Lya de Putti, Carl Harbord, Warwick Ward.
Print source BFI National Archive
Friday 14 October 2016 18:30 - BFI Southbank, NFT1
"Liam O’Flaherty’s 1925 novel of the same name was adapted twice for the screen, famously in 1935 by John Ford. This earlier version produced in sound and silent versions is arguably better. One of the finest films produced in a British studio in the 20s, on the surface it can scarcely claim to be British at all. With a German director and cinematographer, a Hungarian leading lady and Swedish leading man this is a truly European effort. But in fact this level of international collaboration was typical of the late silent period, particularly in Europe. Films of these years, now known as ‘international’ films by film historians were made specifically to appeal to multiple markets in different languages and drawing on talent from all over the world.
THE LEVELLING - Director Hope Dickson Leach & starring Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden.
Friday 07 October 2016 18:30 - Picturehouse Central, Screen 1
Saturday 08 October 2016 15:00 - Haymarket Cinema, Screen 1
When Clover Catto (25) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Charlie is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn’t spoken to in years: her father Aubrey. She is shocked to discover her home changed forever by the devastating floods that destroyed the area six months earlier, and Aubrey a tormented shadow of his former self. As she learns what has been going on in her long absence she and her father forge a new understanding, but can it withstand the troubles that they face on the ravaged farm as well as the truth of what drove Charlie to take his own life?
THE MAN FROM MO’WAX - Directed by Matthew Jones & featuring James Lavelle, DJ Shadow
Friday 14 October 2016 20:45 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 7
Saturday 15 October 2016 17:45 - Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 1
The story of musician and record label-owner James Lavelle,
THE PASS - Directed by Ben A Williams & starring Russell Tovey, Arinze Kene, Lisa McGrillis, Nico Mirallegro.
Wednesday 12 October 2016 21:00 - Haymarket Cinema, Screen 1
Friday 14 October 2016 14:45 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 7
Two young, straight, Premier League footballers share a hotel room the night before a key match. Out of nowhere, one kisses the other. The emotional impact of this ‘pass’ plays out through the next ten years of their lives – a decade of success and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.
THE SMALL WORLD OF SAMMY LEE (1963), Directed by Ken Hughes & starring Anthony Newley, Julia Foster, Robert Stephens, Wilfres Brambell.
Wednesday 12 October 2016 18:00 - Picturehouse Central, Screen 1
Soho wide by and strip club owner Sammy 'Lee' Leeman does all he can to keep out of the reach of the bookies henchman who are after him for unpaid debts.
THEIR FINEST - Directed by Lone Scherfig & starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Caflin, Bill Nighy.
Thursday 13 October 2016 19:15 - Odeon Leicester Square
Friday 14 October 2016 11:15 - Odeon Leicester Square
Saturday 15 October 2016 13:00 - Cine Lumiere
With London emptied of men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole lands herself a job writing copy for propaganda films that need "a woman’s touch". Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime.
With the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, Buckley and a colourful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin discovers there is as much drama, comedy and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.
TICKLING GIANTS - Directed by Sara Taksler & starring Bassem Youssef, Jon Stewart. USA/Egypt/UK.
Wednesday 12 October 2016 18:00 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 7
Saturday 15 October 2016 18:15 - BFI Southbank, NFT2
In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that’s every mother’s worst nightmare... He leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian.
Dubbed, “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem creates the satirical show, Al Bernameg. The weekly program quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart averaged two million viewers.
In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem’s show becomes as controversial as it popular. He and his staff must endure physical threats, protests, and legal action, all because of jokes. As Bassem attempts to remain on the air, keep his staff safe, and not get arrested, he continues to let those in power know they’re being held accountable. Despite increasing danger, the team at Al Bernameg employ comedy, not violence, to comment on hypocrisy in media, politics, and religion.
Tickling Giants follows the team of Al Bernameg as they discover democracy is not easily won. The young women and men working on Bassem’s show are fearless revolutionaries, who just happen to be really, really funny.
TRESPASS AGAINST US - Directed by Adam Smith & starring Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Rory Kinnear.
Friday 14 October 2016 21:15 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 5
Saturday 15 October 2016 14:45 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 7
Sunday 16 October 2016 15:15 - Haymarket Cinema, Screen 1
Torn between loyalty to his father and hope for his children, a man struggles to reassess his criminal life. Starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson.
Three generations of the Cutler family live as notorious outlaws among some of the wealthiest lands in Britain. They spend their time hunting, raiding large estates and tormenting the police. In the midst of it all, Chad (Michael Fassbender) finds himself torn between respect for his father (Brendan Gleeson) and a desire for a better life for his children. The law is cracking down on his clan, and the decision might not be his to make...
UNA - Directed by Benedict Andrews & starring Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed.Sunday 09 October 2016 20:45 - Embankment Garden Cinema
Monday 10 October 2016 14:15 - Embankment Garden Cinema
Thursday 13 October 2016 21:00 - Curzon Mayfair Cinema, Screen 1
When a young woman unexpectedly arrives at an older man’s workplace, looking for answers, the secrets of the past threaten to unravel his new life. Their confrontation will uncover buried memories and unspeakable desires. It will shake them both to the core.
WE ARE X - Directed by Stephen Kijak & featuring Yoshiki, Toshi, Hide, Taiji, Pata, Sugizo, Heath. UK/USA/Japan.
Saturday 08 October 2016 21:00 - Prince Charles Cinema
Sunday 09 October 2016 18:00 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 7
X Japan was formed by childhood friends, Yoshiki and Toshi who ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late 80’s with their melodic metal and flamboyant fashion. Their unique appearance and style created a Japanese cultural rock phenomenon known as “Visual-Kei,” a movement that spread globally. X Japan’s success was unprecedented, including 18 sold out nights at the Tokyo Dome (55,000 seats).
With more than 30 million albums sold worldwide, X is the most successful rock band in Japanese history. However, their success never translated to the West, despite influencing many popular American bands. In the fall of 1997, at the height of their success, X broke up - devastating millions of fans and leaving enigmatic leader Yoshiki to battle physical and spiritual demons in a solitary campaign to bring their music to the world.
Twenty years after the tragedy-fueled split, Director Stephen Kijak’s exacting approach traces the arc of X -- from phenomenal origins through tumultuous super-stardom and premature dissolution up to present day, as the band prepares to reunite for a show at the legendary Madison Square Garden while struggling to reconcile a past haunted by suicide, injury and cultish extremism with the insatiable thirst for perfection that has made them legendary.
WE ARE X is the story of the most influential band in the world that you've never heard of…yet..
WHITE COLOUR BLACK - Directed by Joseph a. Adesunloye & starring Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Wale Ojo.
Saturday 15 October 2016 20:45 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 7
Sunday 16 October 2016 21:00 - Ritzy Cinema, Screen 2
Leke, a young successful photographer living a hedonistic lifestyle in London, has been estranged from his father for many years. He hasn't returned to Senegal since his childhood. When his father becomes ill and suddenly dies, Leke has to make the journey back to bury his father and to rediscover a culture he has long forgotten.
WHO’S GONNA LOVE ME NOW? - Directed by Tomer Heymann, Barak Heymann. Israel/UK
Saturday 08 October 2016 17:15 - Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 1
Sunday 09 October 2016 21:15 - Vue West End Cinema, Screen 5
The 60th BFI London Film Festival will take place 5-16 October 2016.
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