Ten Sight & Sound London Selections

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The Times bfi London Film Festival

The Child/L'Enfant
A petty thief sells his girlfriend's new baby in the Dardenne brothers' agonising suspense story
A Cock and Bull Story
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are on top self-mocking form in Winterbottom's in-joke adaptation of Tristram Shandy
Friday, or Another Day/ Vendredi ou un autre jour
Belgian director Yvan Le Moine gives eccentric, visionary life to a reworked Robinson Crusoe
A bourgeois couple are being stalked, but why? Michael Haneke's Cannes triumph wrings out guilt drop by drop
Clean, Shaven director Lodge Kerrigan's harrowing study of a father broken by the loss of his young daughter
Lower City/Cidade Baixa
Two itinerant boat crew fall for the same feisty prostitute in this steamer from Brazil
A Perfect Day
Artists-turned-film-makers Joanna Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige dreamily capture a post-civil war Lebanon still haunted by its past
Shanghai Dreams/Qinghong
A gorgeous, poignant epic of displaced urban youth in rural China from Wang Xiaoshuai
Three Times/Zuihaode Shiguang
Hou Hsiao-Hsien's exquisite triptych of love stories puts the same beautiful pair of actors in three contrasting eras
Walk the Line
The Johnny Cash biopic makes us hurt in all the right places, with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon (as June Carter) stepping up to the microphone for real

The Times bfi London Film Festival runs from 19 October to 3 November. For details see the festival website

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2012