Previously at the ICA - Seasons

The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival

The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival

19 Oct 200725 Oct 2007

The ICA is delighted to host a week of screenings as part of The London Film Festival. A film about Chinese fashion, Japanese black comedy, a quietly brilliant Bulgarian documentary and a suicidal South Korean road trip - all part of the LFF at the ICA.

  • Still: La Zona

    La Zona

    19 Oct 2007

    A taut social thriller about a teenager from the wrong side of the tracks who enters the 'Zone' of a wealthy residential estate, and the violence that ensues.

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  • Still: Mutum

    Mutum

    19 Oct 200720 Oct 2007

    A sensitive ten-year-old, Thiago is loved deeply by his mother, but her implied infidelity sees him unwillingly drawn into a secret.

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  • Still: Foster Child

    Foster Child

    19 Oct 200722 Oct 2007

    An exceptionally timely film about a couple in Manila who foster orphans ready to be placed with wealthy foreign families.

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  • Still: Opium: Diary of a Madwoman

    Opium: Diary of a Madwoman

    19 Oct 200722 Oct 2007

    Based on the autobiography of the Hungarian psychiatrist and writer Géza Csáth, a work of disturbing power.

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  • Still: Wu Yong

    Wu Yong (Useless)

    20 Oct 2007

    A portrait of Ma Ke, a Chinese fashion designer, her struggle against haute couture, leading to a paradoxical success in Paris Fashion Week.

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  • Still: Thieves

    Thieves (Ladrones)

    20 Oct 2007

    Alex, a petty pick-pocket, meets Sara and together they embark upon something altogether more dangerous, in this poetic examination of marginality and delinquency.

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  • Still: Let's Finish!!!

    Let's Finish!!! (Woori, Jjongnaeja!)

    20 Oct 200722 Oct 2007

    Three mismatched strangers meet on an online suicide website and begin a strange road journey together.

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  • Still: Shotgun Stories

    Shotgun Stories

    21 Oct 2007

    A Southern Gothic-tinged tale of a family feud, and three brothers who don't even have proper names.

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  • Still: Vexille

    Vexille

    21 Oct 2007

    In this stunningly realised science-fiction anime, an elite team of US commandos infiltrate an an isolated Japan to investigate its bio-robotics programme.

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  • Still: Milky Way

    Milky Way (Tejút)

    21 Oct 2007

    Ten vignettes of mystery, suspense, sadness and humour: this may be Fliegauf's most experimantal work yet, but it's also both accessible and mesmerisingly beautiful.

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  • Still: Ma Wu Jia

    Ma Wu Jia

    21 Oct 200724 Oct 2007

    Though Ma Wu-Jia would sacrifice almost anything for his brother, some still see him as a borderline delinquent: he has tough choices to make in this engrossing and morally challenging film.

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  • Still: The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories

    The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories

    22 Oct 200723 Oct 2007

    A witty and engaging documentary about anti-mosquito measures in the town of Belene, and the related problems of life in post-Communist Bulgaria.

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  • Still: No Mercy for the Rude

    No Mercy for the Rude (Yae ui Upneun Gutdeul)

    23 Oct 2007

    The story of a man who thinks he's on a straight road but finds - too late? - that it's actually quite crooked.

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  • Still: The Matsugane Potshot Affair

    The Matsugane Potshot Affair (Matsugane Ransha Jiken)

    23 Oct 2007

    No-good Nishioka and his slovenly girlfriend Miyuki shatter the peace of Matsugane with their hunt for hidden treasure, but they have to reckon with local cop Kotaro in this wonderful wonderful Japanese black comedy.

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  • Still: Mid-Afternoon Barks

    Mid-Afternoon Barks (Xiawu Gou Jiao)

    24 Oct 2007

    Three individuals each search for the thing they are missing, in this quietly rapturous debut feature from China.

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  • Still: The Unpolished

    The Unpolished (Die Unerzogenen)

    24 Oct 200725 Oct 2007

    Wayward adolescent Stevie has to find find her own way through the wreckage of her parents' lives.

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  • Still: Back to Normandy

    Back to Normandy (Retour en Normandie)

    25 Oct 2007

    Nicolas Philibert catches up with the villagers he cast thirty years ago, in his first film since Être et avoir... warm, wise, funny and philosophical filmmaking.

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  • Still: Jellyfish

    Jellyfish (Meduzot)

    25 Oct 2007

    A hypnotically cinematic meditation on life and all its absurdities from Israeli writers Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen.

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  • Still: The Unforeseen

    The Unforeseen

    25 Oct 2007

    Laura Dunn's debut doc takes a refreshingly lyrical approach to the environmental devastation caused by rampant real estate and industrial planning.

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