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What’s on London Film Festival 2016: 6 Foreign Films To Watch Out For!

What’s on London Film Festival 2016: 6 Foreign Films To Watch Out For!

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    Oct 09, 2016   Author : admin

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The biggest Film Festival in London is back and we are extremely excited about what it has in store. The most-awaited Hollywood releases are amongst the line-up - from La la Land, Queen of Katwe to Snowden starring Joseph Gordon Levitt. However, we have our eyes fixed on the super-exciting foreign films making their UK entry during the festival. Exemplary cinema is made around the world, and this is your chance to catch up with them.

Here are some of MYC’s picks that certainly should not be missed at this year’s London Film Festival!

Nocturama from Belgium 

Filmmaker Bertrand Bonello’s take on terrorism feels very relevant in the wake of recent events - even as it brushes upon controversial. The provocative film is set in an imaginary apocalyptic Paris and recounts the plight of a group of youngsters who elaborately plan a bomb attack. 


Frantz from France 

The film by François Ozon is an exquisite example of both a gorgeous period film and a beautiful love story. Set in the the aftermath of the World War I and shot predominantly in monochrome, it geniusly transports one to a yesteryears German town. 


Handmaiden from South Korea 

Celebrated South Korean director Park Chan Wook, who has previously made classics like Oldboy, brings to life on screen the adaptation of the most talked about novel - Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

It’s a never seen before kind of a psychological thriller that has already won a few accolades  at Cannes earlier this year.  Brilliantly dark and poignant - this hard hitting tale is bound to leave a mark in your mind. 


Barakah Meets Barakah from Saudi Arabia 

Catching up on the attention brigade is the Saudi Arabian film Barakah meets Barakah. It is the quirky heartwarming never seen before romantic comedy that attempts to brilliantly portray the nuances of a strict Saudi Arabian culture. The film is also one of the first entries from the country and definitely should not be missed. 


Aquarius from France 

The account of one woman’s determination to thwart powerful property developers, Aquarius deals with how properties and building can be a storehouse for memories not meant to be equated with wealth. With a brilliant performance by lead actress Sonia Braga, it qualifies as a interesting drama about vulnerabilities and will. 


The Student from Russia 

An adaptation of Marius von Mayenburg’s controversial play “The Martyr” and set in modern day Russia, the film is a disturbing account of one student and his fanatic obsession with the Bible and the conflicts that it leads to with those around him. 


All Images by BFI London Film Festival    || MYC Culture: Soma Dutta

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