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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival

17 Oct 200823 Oct 2008

The ICA is proud to be part of the London Film Festival, showcasing the best new films from around the world.

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  • Still: Birdsong

    Birdsong (El cant dels ocells)

    17 Oct 2008

    A Catalan retelling of the three wise men's journey to see the newborn baby Jesus.

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  • Still: Beirut Open City

    Beirut Open City

    17 Oct 200818 Oct 2008

    A voyage through a Lebanese underworld, named for Rossellini's Rome Open City.

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  • Still: Under the Tree

    Under the Tree (Di Bawah Pohon)

    17 Oct 200820 Oct 2008

    Indonesian master Garin Nugroho interweaves three stories about women, births and deaths in Bali.

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  • Still: Parc

    Parc

    18 Oct 2008

    Stylish and unsettling, a French adaptation of John Cheever's suburban-dystopia novel Bullet Park, starring Jean-Marc Barr.

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  • Still: Love Live Long

    Love Live Long

    18 Oct 2008

    Mike Figgis' latest digital experiment, a study of desire and moral boundaries set against the backdrop of the Gumball 3000 rally.

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  • Still: Uprise

    Uprise (A Zona)

    18 Oct 200820 Oct 2008

    Sandro Aguilar's haunting, formally ambitious debut immerses the viewer in a series of uncanny scenes and signals the arrival of a striking new talent.

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  • Still: Quick Gun Murugan

    Quick Gun Murugan

    19 Oct 2008

    A Western spoof from India: the tale of a cowboy from south India who fights to protect the lives of cows and comes up against McDosa, a no-good fast-food chain.

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  • Still: Momma's Man

    Momma's Man

    19 Oct 2008

    Already a huge sleeper hit in the US, a beautifully nuanced story of a thirtysomething finally coming of age, and a personal and poetic tribute to New York bohemia.

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  • Still: Captive

    Captive (Plennyy)

    19 Oct 2008

    Two Russian soldiers capture a Chechen in this adaptation of Vladimir Makanin's unusual story of war in the Caucasus.

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  • Still: Shultes

    Shultes

    19 Oct 2008

    A bleak and poetic tale of a Moscow pickpocket and his friendship with a 12-year-old accomplice.

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  • Still: Beautiful Losers

    Beautiful Losers

    20 Oct 200821 Oct 2008

    A suitably slack and airy-cool documentary about the Lower East Side artists of early-90s New York – Harmony Korine now the best-known among them – before they got pulled into the mainstream.

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  • Photo: Aaron Rose

    LFF Masterclass with Aaron Rose

    20 Oct 2008

    Beautiful Losers director discusses the themes of artistic vision and integrity raised in his film.

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  • Still: The Silence Before Bach

    The Silence before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach)

    20 Oct 2008

    Part-fiction, part-documentary, this beguiling film from seventysomething Spanish director Pere Portabella offers an intelligent and witty treatment of Bach's legacy.

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  • Still: German + Rain

    German + Rain (German + Ame)

    20 Oct 200821 Oct 2008

    Satoko Yokohama's debut stars the misfit of the year: an 16-year-old girl nicknamed Gorilla Man grappling with an unsympathetic boss, a singing contest and her dying father.

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  • Still: Jay

    Jay

    21 Oct 2008

    Francis Pasion's debut feature, sparked by a real-life murder, combines a lacerating satire of the ethics of reality TV with a cautionary account of the marketability of images of third world poverty.

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  • Still: All Around Us

    All Around Us (Gururi no Koto)

    21 Oct 2008

    Wise and deliciously witty, Ryosuke Hashiguchi's film chronicles eight years of a marriage: a husband becomes a courtroom artist while his wife nearly has a breakdown.

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  • Still: Loose Rope

    Loose Rope (Rismane Baz)

    22 Oct 2008

    Two friends from the countryside set off to the big city with an injured cow for company in this Iranian road movie.

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  • Still: Still Walking

    Still Walking (Aruitemo Aruitemo)

    22 Oct 200823 Oct 2008

    Hirokazu Kore-eda's great new film is what the Japanese call a home drama, revealing everything that unites and divides one particular family in one 24-hour time-frame without a shred of melodrama or sentimentality.

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  • Still: Un Lac

    A Lake (Un Lac)

    22 Oct 200823 Oct 2008

    Philippe Grandrieux presents a haunting new work, a snowbound landscape drama set in a world of stillness and near-silence.

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  • Still: Delta

    Delta

    23 Oct 2008

    A brother and sister build a house in a remote section of the Danube in this superbly photographed tale of incestuous passions.

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  • Still: Wonderful Town

    Wonderful Town

    23 Oct 2008

    Set in the aftermath of 2004's tsunami on Thailand's south coast: an architect from Bangkok has an affair with a hotel manager and offends the still-grieving locals.

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