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Time Out's picks of the smaller films at this year's London Film Festival

Having trouble picking a film to see at this year's festival? Here are just a few of the smaller gems that Time Out can give their coveted seal of approval to...

1. Momma's Man (Dir Azazel Jacobs, US, 2008)

Superb US indie about a guy takes some time out with the folks.Playing Thu 16 at NFT 1 & Sun 19 at ICA.
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2. Afterschool (Dir Antonio Campos, US, 2008)

Low budget, semi-experimental drama from the US.Playing Sat 25 at NFT1 & Mon 27 at OWE1.
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3. Il Divo (Dir Paulo Sorentino, Italy, 2008)

The great white hope of Italian cinema's wonderful latest.Playing Tue 21 at OWE2 & Thu 23 at OWE1.
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4. Tony Manero (Dir Pablo Larrain, Chilie/Brazil, 2008)

Black comedy about a 'Saturday Night Fever' obsessive in Pinochet's Santiago.Playing Sat 18 at NFT1 & Mon 20 at Greenwich Picturehouse.
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5. Flame

Seriously good Dutch resistance thriller set in wartorn Copenhagen.Playing Thu 16 at NFT1 & Sat 18 at Curzon Mayfair.
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6. 24 City (Dir Jia Zhangke, China, 2008)

The latest doc/drama mix-up from one of China's finest filmmakers.Playing Mon 20 at OWE1 & Wed 22 at NFT2.
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7. Citizen Havel (Dirs Pavel Koutecky, Miroslav Janek, Czech, 2008)

An intimate portrait of ex Czech president, Václav Havel.Playing Wed 22 at NFT2 & Sun 26 at Tricycle.
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8. The Silence Before Bach (Dir Pere Portabella, Spain, 2007)

The latest feature from experimental Catalan director Portabella is a beautiful and bonkers.Playing Mon 20 at ICA & Thu 23 at NFT2.
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9. La Belle Personne (Dir Christophe Honoré, Fr, 2008)

The French mischief maker is back on track after the woeful 'Chansons d'amour'.Playing Thu 16 at OWE1 & Fri 17 at Curzon Mayfair.
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10. The Market (Dir Ben Hopkins, Ger/Kaz/GB/Tur, 2008)

Hopkins’s engaging follow-up to his prize-winning documentary ’37 Uses for a Dead Sheep’.Playing Wed 29 & Thu 30 at NFT3
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