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Sat28May

Feeling the Air

Venue: The Horse Hospital

28 May 2011 7:30 pm

Feeling the Air

UK Premiere Watch trailer
Manuele Cecconello | | 94 mins

Feeling the air is a journey through images and sounds into the secret bond between a boy and the solitude of the pastures, in search of a new identity. ...read more

Sat28May

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

Venue: Soho Hotel

28 May 2011 7:30 pm

Closing Night Gala Screening with Oscar-winning director Brigitte Berman If you wish to watch the film and join us immediately afterwards for the Festival closing night party at the nearby Groucho Club, please select the appropriate ticket option from the drop down list. ...read more

Hugh Hefner: Playboy Activist and Rebel

+ Panel Discussion UK Premiere Watch trailer
Brigitte Berman | | 124 mins

A revealing look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire. With humour and insight, the film captures Hefner’s fierce battles with the government, the religious right and militant feminists. Rare footage and compelling interviews with a remarkable who’s who of 20th Century American pop culture, present a brilliant and entertaining snapshot of the ...read more

Sat28May

Letter to Elia

Venue: Curzon Soho

28 May 2011 6:15 pm

Letter to Elia

+ Panel Discussion UK Premiere
Martin Scorsese, Kent Jones | | 60 mins

Written and directed by Scorsese and his long-time collaborator Kent Jones, is a deeply personal film, a frank portrait and self-portrait, and an equally frank acknowledgement of the closeness and the distance between artists and their art. ...read more

Sat28May

Certified Universal & A Screening at the Tatry Cinema & Filming: An Everyday Struggle

Venue: The Horse Hospital

28 May 2011 6:00 pm

Certified Universal

UK Premiere Watch trailer
Avijit Mukul Kishore | | 14 mins

The city of Bombay is a living film set that provides the backdrop for screen lives and real lives to unfold. ‘Certified Universal’ is a short film about the city’s engagement with image making, both of which have lived off and mirrored each other for over a hundred years. ...read more

A Screening at the Tatry Cinema

Igor Chojna | | 26 mins

Dariusz Ambroszczyk runs one of the oldest cinemas in Łódź – Tatry. He is boss of the cinema and its only employee at the same time, so among his duties are selling tickets, admitting people to the cinema and screening films. Although Dariusz waits for viewers every day, they seem to have totally forgotten about ...read more

Filming: An Everyday Struggle

World Premiere
Nicolas Ploumpidis | | 30 mins

The voice here is that of those who still try to create “cinema d’auteur” in Greece. ...read more

Fri27May

The Future Will Not Be Capitalist & Maids and Bosses

Venue: The Horse Hospital

27 May 2011 8:30 pm

The Future Will Not Be Capitalist

UK Premiere
Sasha Pirker | | 20 mins

The setting is Paris, seat of the Communist party headquarters in France. The building designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the 1980’s has long since been recognized as an architectural icon and symbol of what was at one time among the most powerful political movements in France. ...read more

Maids and Bosses

UK Premiere
Abner Benaim | | 65 mins

Through the very peculiar relations between several live-in housemaids and their employers, Maids and Bosses evaluates human relations between social classes in Latin America. Rich and poor, under the same roof, share a large amount of time together and very complex emotional relationships emerge. Despite their physical proximity, maids and bosses are separated by an ...read more

Fri27May

My Perestroika

Venue: Frontline Club

27 May 2011 7:30 pm

My Perestroika

Robin Hessman | | 87 mins

My Perestroika follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times - from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. Together, these childhood classmates paint a complex picture of the dreams and disillusionment of those raised behind the Iron ...read more

Fri27May

The Desert of Forbidden Art

Venue: Courthouse Hotel Cinema

27 May 2011 7:30 pm

The Desert of Forbidden Art

+ Panel Discussion UK Premiere
Tchavdor Georgiev, Amanda Pope | , , | 80 mins

How does art survive in a time of oppression? During the Soviet rule artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals ...read more

Fri27May

Brigitte Berman Workshop

Venue: The Horse Hospital

27 May 2011 6:30 pm

Academy Award®-winning director Brigtte Berman will hold a workshop in the intimate setting of The Horse Hospital. German born Brigitte is a producer/director/writer. She has worked in the film and television industry for over 20 years, producing and directing more than 100 documentaries, both independently and for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. A number of her documentaries have won major international awards. Her most recent film, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, closes the LIDF 2010, where it also has its UK premiere. ...read more

Fri27May

The Chilean Building (El edificio de los chilenos)

Venue: Europe House

27 May 2011 6:30 pm

Supported by the European Commission, UK Office ...read more

The Chilean Building

+ Panel Discussion UK Premiere Watch trailer
Macarena Aguiló | | 95 mins

It's the story of the Project Home, a piece of my life, a deep look into my childhood and its consequences. ...read more

Thu26May

One Day in Smara & High/Low

Venue: The Horse Hospital

26 May 2011 8:30 pm

One Day in Smara

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Fany de la Chica | | 24 mins

The story of one day in Smara, a refugee camp in the south of Algeria. A handmade symbolic token takes us through the lives of six characters and the reality of the situation in Sahara. ...read more

High/Low

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Jean-Louis Schuller, Sam Blai | | 53 mins

Four gamblers take us on a journey into the world of winners and losers created by a culture of speculation, addiction and debt ...read more

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