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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival

16 Oct 200922 Oct 2009

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

All bookings via BFI Box Office 020 7928 3232 (9.30am-8.30pm daily) or the BFI website. Public booking opens 26 September, ICA Members receive priority booking online from 25 September

  • Headhunter, dir Rumle Hammerich, Denmark 2009

    Headhunter

    16 Oct 200918 Oct 2009

    A stylish corporate thriller. A journalist turned headhunter becomes entangled in a multinational power.

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  • Kinatay, dir Brillante Mendoza, Philippines/France 2009

    Kinatay

    16 Oct 2009

    Brillante Mendoza's Cannes prize-winner (Best Director) chronicles a young police cadet's horrified realisation that he's about to become an accessory to murder.

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  • Little Indi, dir Marc Recha, Spain/France 2009

    Little Indi

    16 Oct 2009

    Marc Recha's latest feature is a contemporary fable of a teenager caught between a dying way of life in the country and the possibilities offered by the laws and social conventions of a more wily city existence.

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  • Burning Down The House: The Story of CBGB

    16 Oct 200917 Oct 2009

    Mandy Stein's brilliantly realised documentary presents the history of CBGB, featuring contributions from employees, punters and the artists who played there.

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  • Elementary Training for Actors, Martín Rejtman/Federico León, Argentina 2009

    Elementary Training for Actors

    17 Oct 2009

    Argentine filmmakers Martín Rejtman and Federico León cast their caustic eye on a child acting coach who shares the secrets of his successes.

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  • Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly, dir Edwin, Indonesia 2008

    Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly

    17 Oct 200918 Oct 2009

    The Chinese are the only pork-eaters in Muslim Indonesia, and a pig provides the central metaphor in a kaleidoscopic account of the fraught Chinese-Indonesian experience.

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  • Trimpin: The Sound of Invention, dir Peter Esmonde, USA/UK 2009

    Trimpin: The Sound of Invention

    17 Oct 2009

    A portrait of the artist known simply as Trimpin, a sonic experimenter, a combination of inventor, engineer and composer.

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  • Wah Do Dem, Fleischner/Ben Chace, USA/Jamaica 2009

    Wah Do Dem

    18 Oct 2009

    A daring and inventive slice of slacker cinema, a fish-out-of-water story that will leave you unsure whether to laugh or despair...

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  • Like You Know It All, dir Hong Sang-Soo, South Korea 2009

    Like You Know It All

    18 Oct 200919 Oct 2009

    Hong Sang-Soo's latest wry, comic bulletin from the sex-war centres on a middle-aged man who encounters two married women - and has two very different experiences.

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  • Double Take, dir Johan Grimonprez, Belgium/Germany/Netherlands 2009

    Double Take

    19 Oct 2009

    Hitchcock, doppelgangers, the Cold War and American TV: a complex, conceptual and very enjoyable brew from artist/film-maker Johan Grimonprez.

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  • still: Feast of Villains

    Feast of Villians

    19 Oct 200920 Oct 2009

    In Pan Jianlin's pugnacious indie feature a young deliveryman in Beijing, desperately trying to pay his father's hospital bills, decides to sell one of his own kidneys on the black market.

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  • still: The Search

    The Search

    19 Oct 200920 Oct 2009

    Pema Tseden's Tibetan road movie centres on the search for actors to star in a traditional Buddhist opera; a beautiful film about a rapidly changing society, about dying traditions, about spiritual confusions... and about fragile hearts.

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  • still: Oil City Confidential

    Oil City Confidential

    20 Oct 2009

    Julien Temple's latest conceptual rock documentary puts the case for Dr Feelgood, as 'four estuarine John-the-Baptists to Johnny Rotten's anti-Christ'.

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  • still: At the End of Daybreak

    At the End of Daybreak

    20 Oct 2009

    Inspired by a tabloid news story, Ho Yuhang's tale of the illicit affair between a confused 23-year-old and an underage high-school girl is a kind of modern Malaysian film noir.

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  • still: The Ferrari Dino Girl

    The Ferrari Dino Girl

    21 Oct 2009

    Jan Němec's 'auto-documentary' recounts the story of how he filmed the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and smuggled the footage out of the country.

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  • still: Perestroika

    Perestroika

    21 Oct 2009

    Twenty years after the death of a dear friend, the filmmaker re-traces a ghostly journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway to investigate how images of the past can invade the present.

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  • still: The All Lie

    They All Lie

    21 Oct 200922 Oct 2009

    An inventive post-modern thriller from Argentina's new avant-garde wave weaves together a series of intricate plotlines in a tale of historical intrigue, forgery, political legacies and sexual liaisons where we can never be sure of who or what to believe.

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  • still: Butterflies Have No Memories

    Visitors

    21 Oct 2009

    A triptych of digitally-shot stories from East Asian directors, linked by the motif of the home-coming outsider. Hong Sang-Soo, Naomi Kawase and Lav Diaz contribute funny, touching and surreal episodes, respectively.

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  • still: Who's Afraid of the Wolf?

    Who\'s Afraid of the Wolf?

    22 Oct 2009

    Family relations and fairy stories become intertwined in a charming fantasy for ‘adults with children'.

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  • still: Adrift (Choi Voi)

    Adrift

    22 Oct 2009

    Almost a Vietnamese Les Liaisons dangereuses, Bui Thac Chuyen's elegant film about convoluted sexual relationships is a very grown-up song of innocence and experience.

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