LFF 2016 Previews Part iii:

The Intriguing Stuff

We like the look of these..

Houston, We Have a Problem (Ziga Virc)

So, Yugoslavia had a space programme, yeah? Yeah? Well, apparently it did and this is the 'incredible story' of it. Is it a documentary or is it fiction? Well, we're not exactly sure but it definitely looks interesting. If not downright hilarious.

Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (Khyentse Norbu)

We love The Cup. Easily one of our (well, let's be honest, Si's) favourite movies of all time, we've somehow managed to miss Norbu's intervening output but now he is back at the LFF and his latest looks.... well, to be honest, we're not sure but we're damn well going to give it a go.

Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas)

Kristen Stewart continues to break away from whatever image everyone had of her previously. Here starring as Maureen, a medium / personal shopper who's twin brother dies, leaving her with all kinds of unresolved conflict / spooky happenings. Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria) writes and directs.

City of Tiny Lights (Pete Travis)

Dredd director Pete Travis returns to more grounded topics with this Riz Ahmed thriller. Ahmed takes the role of Tommy, a private eye on the hunt for a missing girl in London. As current as tomorrow's newspaper, this looks like a powerful noir.

Creepy (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)

No subtitled trailer available for this slice of Japanese unease but even without the language, this has a definite Grudge feel about it. Which is a very good thing. It has all the hallmarks of a classic psycho-thriller. A cop retired after narrowly avoiding death, a missing person, old colleagues seeking help... We're betting this won't end well.

Richard Linklater - dream is destiny

You won't need reminding of our love of Richard Linklater but needless to say, a documentary following his ascendence from Slacker to Boyhood is an absolute can't miss. Featuring interviews with everyone, awesome.

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