London Film Week presents the preview screening of Christophe Honoré’s Winter Boy, a poignant and very impressive work formally centred on a teenager in the midst of a grief crisis. Starring Paul Kircher, Juliette Binoche and Vincent Lacoste.
Preview | Ali Abbasi, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, France, 2022
Female journalist Rahimi (Zar Amir Ebrahimi) travels to the Iranian holy city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer who believes he is doing the work of God, cleansing the streets of sinners by murdering sex workers. Based on the horrific true story of serial killer Saeed Hanaei, acclaimed writer-director Ali Abbasi (Border) unveils a gripping crime thriller, and a daring indictment of a society in which rough justice is routinely a fact of life.
Screening with short film Uprooted (3 min)
Uyra: The Rising Forest
Preview | Juliana Curi, Brazil, 2022
Uýra, a trans-indigenous artist travels through the Amazon forest on a journey of self-discovery using performance art and ancestral messages to teach indigenous youth and confront structural racism and transphobia in Brazil. Screening in partnership with Cine Brazil.
Screening with short film Sandstorm (19 min)
Love is not an Orange
UK Premiere | Otilia Babara, Belgium, Moldova, Netherlands, 2022
In the early 90’s, women left Moldova in large numbers to provide for their families. Unable to return home, they found a peculiar way to stay in touch: sending large cardboard boxes filled with gifts and food you could only dream about in those days. In return, their children would send videotapes. This exchange became a ritual among thousands of families. Video cameras and presents allowed these mothers and children to share glimpses of their realities while being apart.
Screening with short film Revelations (17 min)
Preview | Lukas Dhont, Belgium, France, Netherlands, 2022
The intense friendship between two thirteen-year old boys, Leo and Remi, suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Leo approaches Sophie, Remi’s mother. Close is a film about friendship and responsibility. Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Screening with short film The Electricity in Me (10 min)
Preview | Christophe Honoré, France, 2022
Lucas is 17 when his teenage world is suddenly shattered. He views his life as a wild animal in need of taming. Between a brother settled in Paris and a mother with whom he now lives alone, Lucas will have to fight to rediscover hope and love. Starring Paul Kircher, Juliette Binoche and Vincent Lacoste.
Screening with the short film Flowers (6 min)
Too Close to the Sun
UK Premiere | Brieuc Carnaille, France, 2022
After his release from a psychiatric hospital, Basile takes refuge with his sister Sarah. She is his only family and his greatest ally in rebuilding his life. As flamboyant as he is unstable, Basile manages to find a job and meets Élodie, a young single mother: he begins to dream of a “normal” life…
Screening with short film Lovely Creature (15 min)