BFI London Film Festival

The 60th BFI London Film Festival will be held this year from 5 to 16 October 2016. This year 193 feature films, 52 documentaries and 144 short films were selected. Of the selected films, Film Factory is proud to present 11 of its post-production :

  • On the Milky Road by Emir Kusturica 

During wartime, a dairy farmer, played by Emir Kusturica himself, braves every day the military front on a donkey to supply goods to soldiers. Carrying out its mission and being loved by a beautiful villager, the dairy is promised to a bright future. That's not counting on the appearance of a mysterious Italian girl that will change completely his life.

  • La Mort de Louis XIV by Albert Serra 

Played by French cinema legend Jean-Pierre Léaud, the king Louis XIV is declining. After returning from a walk the sovereign feels a sharp pain in his leg. Follows a long agony behind closed doors in his room.

  • La Région Salvaje by Amat Escalante 

A meteor falls on a mountain in Mexico. By falling the meteor completely changes the course of the life of a couple living in nearby plains. This fourth feature film signed by Amat Escalante, wants to be the sequel of his previous film, Heli, rewarded by Best Director price at Cannes Film Festival.

  • Neruda by Pablo Larrain

This is a national emblem that the Chilean director decides to pay tribute to : the writer, poet and politician Pablo Neruda. When in 1948 the Cold War spreads in Chile, Neruda violently criticized his government. President Videla Peluchonneau requests his arrest. Follows a real manhunt; The young inspector in charge of his arrest is hoping to build a reputation by capturing the famous fugitive.

  • L'Ornithologue by João Pedro Rodrigues 

João Pedro Rodrigues delivers us in his latest feature film the journey of an ornithologist in the rivers of northern Portugal. Hoping to spot rare specimens, the young man falls in rapids before being found unconscious by two Chinese pilgrims.

  • Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas  

After Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart and director Olivier Assayas reunite for a new project. Kristen Stewart plays this time a personal shopper in charge of the wardrobe of a celebrity in Paris. The young woman, also is a medium, desperately trying to get in touch with the spirit of his deceased twin brother. She starts receiving strange anonymous messages on her phone.

  • Porto by Gabe Klinger

For his first feature fiction film, Gabe Klinger chose as subject a love story in Porto, the story of a night spent together by a man and a woman, played by Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas. The film is a triptych narrated by Chantal Akerman, presenting in three different narrative and visual approaches.

  • Scribe by Thomas Kruithof  

Duval, in his fifties, has been unemployed for two years when he is contacted by a mysterious employer who requests his services. His mission is to transcribe wiretaps. Plagued by financial difficulties, Duval accepts, unaware he will find himself at the heart of political conspiracy.

  • Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu 

Following the death of his father, Lary, in his forties, spends a Saturday in Bucharest with his family to commemorate the deceased. On the occasion of the reunion, tensions are rekindled, hidden truths burst. This is a human fresco that delivers Cristi Puiu through this family drama.

  • Le fils de Joseph by Eugène Green  

Vincent is an adolescent disturbed by the fact of not having a father. After research, he discovers that he is a distinguished editor, certainly acknowledged but mostly selfish. He plans a revenge against him but didn’t have time to run it. His meeting with Joseph calms him, changing his daily life.

  • Tramontane by Vatche Boulghourjian  

Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. On the occasion of a passport application, he realizes that his documents were falsified. Discovering that he was adopted, Rabih begins a quest for his identity in a nation struggling to tell his own story.