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24 Weeks

Face to Face with German Talent: The German Film Weekend


A stand-up comedian called Astrid learns mid-pregnancy that her foetus has both Down’s syndrome and a heart defect. She must wrestle with whether or not to have a late-term abortion, in a tense, hot-button drama powered by anguished work from Julia Jentsch.


Join award-winning lead actress Julia Jentsch (Sophie Scholl - The Final Days, The Edukators) who will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening which will be moderated by The Telegraph’s film critic Tim Robey.


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Saturday 22 Sep 201818:00
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Adulthood (12A)

London Korean Film Festival


Kim Inseon has won prizes for her short films, and this debut feature gets so many things right that her future seems assured. Coming home from her father’s funeral, 14-year-old Kyung-un finds her life invaded by her feckless uncle Jae-min, a gigolo who preys on lonely, middle-aged women. No sooner has he manoeuvred himself into position as her legal guardian (her mother walked out when she was an infant) than he’s made off with her father’s life-insurance pay-out. Kyung-un goes on the warpath for restitution, but is inexorably drawn into Jae-min’s plan to scam Jum-hee, the unmarried owner of a pharmacy. The plot turns on a girl in high-school being more ‘adult’ than a grown man (Jae-min has never quite shaken his glory days as a member of a boy band), but it hinges on the fact that all three protagonists are deeply lonely, and trying to fill gaps in their lives. Kim’s aim is true.

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Monday 12 Nov 201820:45
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Alive (18)

London Korean Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A with the director


Jungchul labours to survive. He works at a construction site, but his co-worker steals his salary; he cuts trees in a forest to sell to a factory; he makes fermented soybean paste on a production line; he butchers a chicken for his boss’s party. However hard Jungchul strives to make ends meet for himself and his family - his severely depressed sister and her daughter - he cannot seem to escape from a series of calamities. “Why can I never have anything?” he screams in despair.


Following The Journals of Musan (shown at this year’s festival), Park Jungbum returns with his second feature, in which he again stars as the main protagonist. Mostly composed of long takes, this film intends to “portray being alive”, to borrow Park’s words. The many spectacular locations in the film are the fruits of Park’s endeavour to find perfect spots in rural Kangwon province to provide a fitting background against which his characters’ exasperated physicality and exhausting struggles play out.

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Tuesday 13 Nov 201819:00
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Anchor and Hope (15)

In their mid-30s, Eva and Kat’s humble, yet carefree, lifestyle in their London canal boat gets turned upside down when Eva presents Kat with an ultimatum: she wants a child. Kat resists, knowing that it will end the bohemian lifestyle she’s always envisaged with Eva. When Kat’s best friend, Roger, drops in from Barcelona to party with the ladies, however, the three of them toy around with the idea of creating a baby together. “A touching film about love, friendship and loss. Brilliantly acted, funny, heart-breaking and moving” - Closer Magazine


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Monday 15 Oct 201818:30
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Ang Larawan (PG)

In a musical tale about standing together against materialism, two impoverished sisters anguish over whether or not to sell a painting, the final masterpiece by their recluse father.  This story, set in Intramuros, Philippines before World War II, tells of sisters Candida and Paula Marasigan, daughters of high-profile painter Don Lorenzo Marasigan whose lack of productivity has left the family in dire financial states. Unwed at 40, the sisters blame their father for their situation. But when he paints a final masterpiece, the offers begin to come in.


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Sunday 28 Oct 201814:3017:0019:30
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Bell, Book and Candle (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancée, so she enchants him to love her instead, only to fall in love with him for real.

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Wednesday 31 Oct 201812:0015:30
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BlacKkKlansman (15)

Spike Lee’s latest is based on Ron Stallworth’s autobiography Black Klansman which detailed how a black cop became a celebrated member of the Colorado branch of the Ku Klux Klan in 1976


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Tuesday 9 Oct 201819:30
Sunday 14 Oct 201820:20
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Bleak Night (15)

London Korean Film Festival


Cutting backwards in time, the film follows three high-school boys as their relationships incrementally turn sour when minor slights escalate into major rifts. The problems start when charismatic Ji-tae (Lee Je-hoon) and introspective ‘Becky’ fall out as each of them inadvertently wounds the other’s pride. As the scheming Ji-tae’s anger turns to cruel bullying, the self-assured Dong-yoon (Seo Jun-young) gets involved, earning his former buddy’s ire in equal measure.


Expertly capturing the slowly mounting tensions and violent consequences that result when stubborn male pride gets in the way of emotional understanding, the film posits a bleak future for young men similarly trapped in silence.

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Friday 9 Nov 201818:20
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Bones of Contention (PG)

London Spanish Film Festival


The number of victims of the Franco regime buried anonimously along the roads and in the fields of Spain is still uncertain, but it is well over a hundred twenty thousand. Among them are the remainings of Federico García Lorca, who has become the symbol for the recovery of the historical memory movement. Weiss, who has lived in Spain, explores in this film, not only testimonies of the war atrocities but also LGBT oppression during the fascist regime.


Followed by a Q&A with the director and Prof. Maria Delgado (Royal School of Speech and Drama) (tbc)

Special preview courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures


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Friday 28 Sep 201818:30
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Breath

The London Australian Film Society and OZ Film Festival are proud to present the UK premiere of Breath.


Simon Baker brings to life Tim Winton's bestselling novel for his directorial debut with this stunning coming-of-age story set on the wild coast of Western Australia.

Two very different boys on the brink of adolescence bond over their new-found love of surfing. When they meet an enigmatic older surfer and his beautiful but damaged girlfriend, they are taken under his wing and challenged in ways that will set their paths for the rest of their lives.


With spectacular cinematography and powerful performances from Simon Baker (The Mentalist, Devil Wears Prada), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, The Kettering Incident) and newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence, this is a film made for the big screen and London’s first chance to see it in its full glory.


A glass of sparkling wine for each ticket holder upon arrival, generously sponsored by Pan Macmillan, publishers of Breath, by Tim Winton

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Friday 19 Oct 201819:30
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Camel(s) (18)

London Korean Film Festival


Park’s first indie feature is essentially a two-hander. A man in a borrowed SUV picks up a woman outside Seoul’s domestic airport and drives her to a small enclave of restaurants, nightclubs and motels on the west coast. Both are middle-aged and married to other people, and know little about each other’s lives. After a seafood dinner and a visit to a karaoke lounge, they go to bed together for the first (and maybe last) time. The film offers cool, delicately nuanced observation of these two averagely careworn individuals as they try to escape the routine which has ground them down. Park asked his superb actors Lee Daeyeon and Park Myungshin to improvise within parameters they discussed in advance; he likens the method to that of a jazz ensemble and says he tried not to follow convention. Why camels? They can survive well in adverse conditions and, it’s said, their eyes are always moist.

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Sunday 11 Nov 201812:00
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Chantal Akerman

The inaugural event of the CREAM Screens series, presented with A Nos Amours, is in memory of Chantal Akerman.

Hanging Out Yonkers is a recently restored Akerman documentary from 1973, and Les années 80 was originally put together by Akerman as a show reel towards what would become her musical Golden Eighties.


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Wednesday 3 Oct 201819:30 (Closed)
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Clean and Sober (15)

Presented on 35mm by The Celluloid Sorceress


Daryl Poynter (Michael Keaton) is a successful real estate agent, embezzler of $92,000 and cocaine addict. An investigation into Daryl’s life starts when his girlfriend dies of an overdose in his bed. Unable to leave the country Daryl, checks into a rehab centre to hide from the police behind the anonymity he is guaranteed.


A powerful drama about drug addiction and rehabilitation, Clean and Sober contains some of its impressive cast’s finest work. Morgan Freeman is Craig, Daryl’s guidance counsellor, M. Emmet Walsh is Richard, recovering addict and Daryl’s sponsor and Kathy Baker is Charlie, a fellow addict in an abusive relationship who Daryl becomes attached to.


Michael Keaton, known then strictly for comedies, was awarded the 1988 Best Actor prize by the National Society of Film Critics jointly for his work in Clean and Sober and Beetlejuice as a testament to an acting range that would not be fully appreciated for many years.


Clean and Sober only received a small cinema release in the UK a year after the success of Batman. The “full frame” VHS and DVD releases are long out of print.


The Celluloid Sorceress is thrilled to present Michael Keaton’s (joint) finest early performance from 35mm. Introduced by Rebecca Nicole Williams with a selection of vintage 35mm trailers before the feature.

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Tuesday 11 Dec 201819:30
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Cold War (15)

Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with the stunning Cold War, an epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. Sumptuously shot in luminous black and white, it spans decades and nations to tell a love story that is as tragic as it is moving, and as transportive as it is honest.


Winner of the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Pawlikowski melds the personal with the political to exquisite effect. Set to a soundtrack that takes you from the rustic folk songs of rural Poland to the sultry jazz of a Paris basement bar, it’s a wistful and dreamlike journey through a divided continent – and a heartbreaking portrait of ill-fated love.


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Friday 28 Sep 201820:30
Saturday 29 Sep 201814:0016:00
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E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, he is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott and taken into his family home, Elliott introduces E.T. to his brother and sister, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. But when E.T. falls ill, the goverment intervene resulting in a race to get E.T. home.

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Saturday 27 Oct 201811:30
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Film 1: A Face in the Crowd (PG)

An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

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Sunday 23 Sep 201813:00
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Film 1: Faces Places (12A)

Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: their passion for images in general and more particularly questioning the places where they are showed, how they are shared, exposed. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open-air photographic galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, shoot a film in France, far from the cities. Random encounters or prepared projects, they will go towards the others and get them to follow them on their trip with JR’s photographic truck. Faces Places is also about their friendship that grows during the shooting, between surprises and malice, laughing of their differences. "A movie about itself: the subjects are so warm and wonderful" - Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian


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Monday 22 Oct 201818:30
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Film 1: La Pointe Courte (PG)

Anticipating the style and attitude of the New Wave, Agnès Varda’s directorial debut remains as fresh and original as the day it was made.


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Sunday 14 Oct 201814:30
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Film 1: The Bad and The Beautiful (PG)

An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. Winner of 5 Oscars.

"Hollywood here looks diabolically seductive" - The Guardian

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Sunday 21 Oct 201814:00
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Film 2: Cleo From 5 to 7 (PG)

Agnès Varda's skilfully captures Paris at the height of the ‘60s in this intriguing tale expertly presented in real time about a singer whose life is in turmoil as she awaits a test result from a biopsy. As Cléo readies herself to meet with her doctor she meets several friends and strangers, and grapples with her idea of her own mortality.


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Monday 22 Oct 201820:30
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Film 2: Faces Places (12A)

Agnès Varda and JR share a passion for images in general and more particularly questioning the places where they are showed, how they are shared, exposed. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open-air photographic galleries. Faces Places is about their friendship that grew during a collaborative project.


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Sunday 14 Oct 201816:30
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Film 2: Splendor in the Grass (15)

A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town’s most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

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Sunday 23 Sep 201815:30
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Film 2: Two Weeks In Another Town

After spending three years in an asylum, a washed-up actor views a minor assignment from his old director in Rome as a chance for personal and professional redemption.

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Sunday 21 Oct 201816:15
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Gold Diggers of 1933 (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

Amazing Busby Berkeley dance routines feature in this Pre-Code feature following four aspiring actresses: Polly the ingenue (Ruby Keeler), Carol the torch singer (Joan Blondell), Trixie the comedienne (Aline MacMahon), and Fay the glamour puss (Ginger Rogers).

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Wednesday 26 Sep 201812:0015:30
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Grain in Ear (18)

London Korean Film Festival


The summer heat shimmers over the plains of Northeast China when the grain is in ear, as the locals put it. Korean minority woman Cui’s husband is in jail. She survives by illegally selling kimchi from a flatbed tricycle, while the sex workers in the flat next door keep an eye on her little son, Chang-ho. A sympathetic Chinese cop offers to help her get a licence, and a male customer befriends her when they discover they are both from the Korean minority. But relying on the kindness of strangers is always a risky business.

Korean Chinese director Zhang Lu’s remarkable second feature pioneered the making of independent films in China about minority people by minority directors. Sleekly minimal, his perfectly controlled visual design makes you feel Cui’s restraint as she suffers in silence. But when betrayal pushes her beyond the limit, it suddenly shifts gears and the release is like a summer thunderstorm.


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Saturday 10 Nov 201818:40
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Heart Blackened (15)

London Korean Film Festival


Writer/director Jung Ji-woo translocates Fei Xing's courtroom drama Silent Witness (2013) to Seoul's élite. After celebrated singer Park Yu-na (Lee-Ha-nui) is killed, her fiancé, the older, super-rich CEO Yim Tae-san (Choi Min-sik, OldBoy), hires lawyer and family friend Choi Hee-jung (Park Shin-hye) to clear his daughter Mi-ra (Lee Soo-kyung) of murder, even though there is evidence that seems to place the spoilt party girl - who had no love for her future stepmother - drunk and aggressive at the scene. "Money is everything," declares Chairman Yim, who believes that he can pay his way out of any problem - but Heart Blackened establishes a twisty dialectic between money and love, upending our expectations of its characters. Here the legal system is exposed to be an institution - not unlike cinema itself - of smoke and mirrors, where the right budget can manipulate anyone.

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Friday 9 Nov 201820:50
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Hotel Gagarin

CinemaItaliaUK


Nicola is a teacher with a passion for cinema whose long-nurtured screenplay is finally pitched by a producer to become a movie set in Armenia. He travels there with an unlikely cast and crew, unaware that it is only just a scam to get some EU fundings. This strange bunch of people will find themselves locked inside Hotel Gagarin when a civil war breaks out in the country. How are they going to get away with it? A lovely comedy with a message about the cinema as a factory of dreams featuring Claudio Amendola, Luca Argentero and Giuseppe Battiston.

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Tuesday 25 Sep 201819:30
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Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


Deciding that he is lonely, Dracula and his family take a summer cruise vacation where he meets the woman of his dreams, not realising she is in fact deadly! Hilarious family comedy.

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Saturday 13 Oct 201811:30
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Hotel by the River (18)

London Korean Film Festival


Is Hong Sangsoo thinking about death? This wintery comedy-drama conjures together five characters – all in search of outcomes. A famous poet is staying in a riverside hotel, for free, and summons his two semi-estranged adult sons (they rarely see each other either) to discuss his death. He thinks he’ll die soon, though there’s no evidence to support it. Meanwhile Sanghee checks in for a few days, on the rebound from a failed relationship; she and her friend Yeonju are both fans of the poet’s writing and are thrilled to find him there. Between the enthusiasm of the women and the awkward embarrassments of the men, Hong weaves a conundrum to die for. Ki Joobong as the poet (Best Actor, Locarno 2018; and star of last year’s Merry Christmas Mr Mo) heads a perfect cast of Hong Sangsoo regulars – including his muse Kim Minhee and the ever-charming Yu Junsang.

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Thursday 8 Nov 201821:00
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Julie - National Theatre (15)

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.


Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.


This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.


Please note that Julie will contain strobe lighting.


This is an 'Encore' screening - a recording of a performance captured live on September 6th 2018.

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Tuesday 2 Oct 201819:00
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King Lear - NT Live

National Theatre Live


Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.


Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.


Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.


"Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production." - ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

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Thursday 27 Sep 201819:00
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La Chana (PG)

London Spanish Film Festival


She was one of the greatest stars in the flamenco world, captivating audiences worldwide with her innovative style and breath-taking use of rhythm in the 1960s and ‘70s. Peter Sellers, with whom she features in The Bobo, invited her to Hollywood. Instead, at the peak of her career, she disappeared from the scene.


Stojevic looks at the clashes between La Chana's artistic career and her private life, as well as the position of women in Gypsy culture, as this talented woman prepares for a phenomenal final seated performance.

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Saturday 29 Sep 201818:30
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Les Stances à Sophie

Soul Jazz Records presents a lost classic Les Stances à Sophie (1970), featuring The Art Ensemble of Chicago.


Les Stances à Sophie  is a tour-de-force Nouvelle Vague/ French New Wave film that has amazingly been lost to the world for nearly fifty years!

Driven by a narrative full of the post-1968 ideals of Paris radicalism, hip dialogue, sharp clothes and fast cars, the film features the infamous soundtrack by The Art Ensemble of Chicago, including ‘Theme de Yoyo’ featuring legendary soul singer Fontella Bass.


Céline is a free-spirited, sexually liberated woman who embarks upon a relationship with the bourgeois Philippe that is doomed from the start. Céline struggles to live within her newly found confines, before reasserting her freedom through writing (a text on ‘female sexuality’), art and love affairs.

A car crash starts and ends this prophetic film, which was made in Paris in 1970. An excellent cast led by Bernadette Lafont (as Céline) and Michel Duchaussoy (as Philippe) seamlessly weave the themes of sexuality, art, truth, love and music throughout the film.


With the stunning soundtrack by The Art Ensemble of Chicago (who also make an appearance in the film), a superb sophisticated narrative based on the powerful, feminist novel by Christiane Rochefort (who also co-wrote the script) and Moshe Mozrahi’s excellent direction - with all the energy of the youthful French New Wave movement - makes this film an instant essential addition to French cinema.


French/Israeli-based Moshe Mizrahi is the Oscar-winning director of over twenty feature films and has worked with everyone from Simone Signoret to Rita Tushingham, from Jean Rochefort to Tom Hanks.


Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) will introduce the film and Soul Jazz Records will be playing music in the bar before and after the screening.


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Tuesday 16 Oct 201819:30
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Look a Little More. Katja Novitskova’s Art in Six Episodes

UK Premiere


The creative documentary by Piibe Kolka offers a rare close-up look into the world of internationally-rising contemporary artist Katja Novitskova (b. 1984, Estonia). The film’s two-year shooting period coincided with the time when the artist prepared and presented several major projects from her career, including solo shows in Europe, North America and Asia: Dawn Mission at Hamburg Art Hall, Earth Potential at City Hall Park in New York and Loki's Castle at CC Foundation in Shanghai.


The documentary provides a visual journey into Katja Novitskova’s striking environments containing alien lifeforms and luminous settings. Over the course of two years Piibe Kolka was following her shows, looking for alternative perspectives to the 17 seconds measured to be the average time spent with a work of art.

Look a Little More explores how installations and sculptures relate to the physical and conceptual contexts in which they’re placed. What are the relations between the works and with other bodies - mechanical, animal, human, cyborgian?


Evening Programme

8:00pm – Doors Open

8.15pm – Film Screening

9pm – Q&A

9.15pm – Reception


Panellists

Piibe Kolka – Filmmaker

Shama Khanna – Curator, Flatness

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Thursday 4 Oct 201820:15
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Love+Sling (15)

London Korean Film Festival


“Free yourself!” shouts widowed father and ex-wrestler Gui-bo (Yoo Hae-jin, 1987: When The Day Comes, 2018; The Unfair, 2015) to his 19-year-old son Seong-woong (Kim Min-jae, The Great Seducer, 2018, Hit The Top, 2017) during a wrestling bout. Thick as thieves, father and son need to free themselves from one another’s emotional grip. Complications, and a solution, will come when Seong-woong, about to declare his love to his best friend and neighbour Ga-young (Lee Sung-kyung), realises that in fact she has long been infatuated not with him, but more improbably with his much older father instead - something which forces both men to grow up, face some home truths and learn to live their own lives. Writer/director Kim Dae-woong's feature debut is at first a breezily funny, charmingly performed love triangle, before slowly letting more Oedipal emotions loose.

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Saturday 10 Nov 201821:00
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Lucky

Lucky follows the spiritual journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s character ‘Lucky’, a cantankerous, self-reliant 90 year old atheist, and the quirky characters that inhabit the Arizona town where he lives. Having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.


On the big screen, director John Carroll Lynch has worked with such legendary filmmakers as the Coen Brothers (Fargo), David Fincher (Zodiac), Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino) and Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island). Now, with Lucky, Lynch has moved behind the camera to make his directorial debut. The cast also features director David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet), Ron Livingston (The Conjuring, Swingers, Office Space), Ed Begley Jr.(St. Elsewhere), and Tom Skerritt (Alien, Top Gun, Contact).


Lucky has received rave reviews following its US release just days after his death at age 91, including Variety’s Joe Leydon who described the film as “an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important.”

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Saturday 20 Oct 201814:0016:0018:0020:00
Sunday 21 Oct 201818:3020:20
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Luis & The Aliens (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


An 11-year-old boy makes friends with three loveable little aliens, who crash their UFO into his house. In return for Luis' help in finding the home-shopping channel stuff they came for, they save Luis from boarding school - and an exciting adventure follows.

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Saturday 20 Oct 201811:30
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Miss Sadie Thompson (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


At a lonely military outpost on American Samoa, a ship quarantine strands Miss Sadie Thompson, a "breezy dame" who sets the Marines afire... and self-righteous Mr. Davidson, powerful head of the Mission Board, who suspects Sadie is a fugitive from the notorious Emerald Club of Honolulu.

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Wednesday 24 Oct 201812:0515:30
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Mother Wore Tights (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


Frank Burt is a vaudeville performer who drafts Myrtle McKinley for a theatrical production where they fall in love, later marry and have two children. Myrtle goes into semi-retirement, but is later lured back to the spotlight. But when one of their daughters grows unhappy with her mother's ongoing performance schedule, the family must deal with the hard feelings.

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Wednesday 10 Oct 201812:0015:30
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Noel McKoy: South of the River

Noel Mckoy launches his “South of the River” Review – featuring songs spanning 4 musical genres – Soul, Reggae, Northern Soul and Dance.  As well as Featured Artists from his “Foundation Recordings” Independent Label, there will also be a short documentary screening.


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Friday 26 Oct 201819:30
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Oh Boy

Face to Face with German Talent: The German Film Weekend


Niko (played by award-winning Tom Schilling from the 2017 Face to Face with German Film celebration) is a feckless college dropout, living off his father’s allowance, who mooches his way around Berlin one average day, dodging every commitment he can. This slacker’s odyssey, full of tart comic encounters, has a Jarmuschian hipster melancholy.


"A wry, unforced comedy. Inescapably brings to mind vintage Woody Allen. Tom Schilling is exceptionally appealing." - The Hollywood Reporter


"A crowd-pleaser. Poignant and funny. A love-letter to the city of Berlin." - Twitch Film

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Sunday 23 Sep 201820:30
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Old Love (18)

London Korean Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A with the director


After 15 years of running film schools and making documentaries, Park Kiyong returns to fiction with a movie that you could take as an ironic commentary on Motel Cactus and Camel(s). Jungsoo and Yoonhee dated when they were students, thirty-some years ago. They meet by chance at Incheon Airport as sadder and wiser adult smokers and agree to see each other again during the coming Lunar New Year holiday. There’s a lot of catching-up to do: between them they have the full range of grown-up problems, from a parent with Alzheimer’s to a bankrupt company and a terminally ill business partner. Both now find themselves alone in life, and one of them would like to turn the clock back … Made as a joint venture between Tokyo University of the Arts and Dankook University’s Graduate School, this is Park’s most sophisticated, touching and reflective film. It’s set in the winter of 2017, during the campaign to impeach President Park Geunhye.

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Monday 12 Nov 201818:30
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (18)

Psychology at the Movies


A convict simulates mental illness in the hope that a transfer to psychiatric hospital might ensure his early release. But he hasn’t bargained for the rigid regimen of Nurse Ratched who dislikes his disruptive - though he’d say liberating - effect on the ward.


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Thursday 25 Oct 201819:00
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Paris When It Sizzles (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.

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Wednesday 3 Oct 201812:0015:30
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Penelope (PG)

London Spanish Film Festival

UK Premiere


Vila's film is a poem reinterpreting the old myth of The Odyssey in a stunning rural Catalonia. An old dressmaker weaves and unweaves the clothes of an entire village, waiting with hope. But when Ramon returns to his birthplace, not even she recognises him.


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Sunday 30 Sep 201817:30
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Possible Faces

London Korean Film Festival


Lee Kang-hyun presents a nuanced, delightfully ordinary portrait of a young couple’s separation in Possible Faces (2017). Winner of the Citizen Critics’ Award at Busan International Film Festival, the film follows the now parallel lives of Kisun (Park Jong-hwan) and Hyejin (Kim Sae-byeok), two aimless souls who have parted ways after three years of living together.

Hyejin leaves her job and begins work on remodelling her mother’s restaurant, eating alone in cafes and pottering around her apartment. Kisun treads water as a high school administrator until he strikes up a friendship with Jinsoo (Yun Jong-seok), a student who plays on the school’s soccer team, that evolves into something deeper.  

Favouring small details in the everyday over high impact drama to drive his narrative, Lee allows his characters to intertwine subtly, complementing each other’s stories and presenting a gentle reflection of significant connections in a solitary city.

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Sunday 11 Nov 201819:00
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Sink

Followed by a Q&A with writer/director Mark Gillis and lead actor Martin Herdman


Micky Mason, a skilled manual worker who, since the crash, can find nothing but menial zero hours jobs. He takes a course of action that is completely out of character, but it’s the only way he can see of keeping his family together. Sink is about surviving, but it’s not all anguish and despair - it’s also warm and tender. It's about people finding their way through.


“Draws you in - this wonderful new film Sink” - Mark Rylance


Q&A on October 5th only

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Friday 5 Oct 201819:30
Sunday 14 Oct 201818:30
Monday 15 Oct 201820:45
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Soul (PG)

London Spanish Film Festival

UK premiere


If the 3 Michelin Star honour is the line between haute cuisine and the rest, in this class there are different ways to approach it. This film explores the philosophy, conception and experience in the approaches of the young Basque Eneko Atxa, and the Japanese master Jiro Ono.

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Sunday 30 Sep 201819:20
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Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


A villain's maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.

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Saturday 22 Sep 201811:30
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The Ancient Woods

Shot in one of the last remaining patches of old growth forest in Lithuania the film takes its viewers on a journey from the forest thickets to the wolves' caves and up to black stork's nest, and then deep into the water to the underwater forest, returning after to the human beings inhabiting the edge of the woodland. There's no commentary, only the rich, almost palpable sounds of the forest and the magical situations captured by the camera. Followed by a Q&A with the director.


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Tuesday 23 Oct 201819:30
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The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals, a Fox that thinks it's a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. Fun for all the family!

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Saturday 6 Oct 201811:30
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The Captain

Face to Face with German Talent: The German Film Weekend


Coming to UK screens in September, courtesy of Signature Entertainment

London Premiere


You won’t want to miss the London premiere the chilling black & white drama The Captain. Chancing upon an abandoned uniform, a Wehrmacht deserter poses as a Nazi captain in the final weeks of the war, and finds himself disturbingly well-suited to the job. Robert Schwentke’s bristling, Mephisto-like parable has harsh lessons for the rank and file.


After working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood on such films as Flightplan, The Time Traveller's Wife, R.E.D., R.I.P.D., Divergent - Insurgent and Divergant - Allegiant, director Robert Schwentke returned to his native language for The Captain and casts a spotlight on some of the hottest German-speaking actors today like Alexander Fehling. The screening will be preceded by a short introduction to the historical events portrayed in the film.

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Sunday 23 Sep 201818:00
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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (18)

London Spanish Film Festival

Fifty years after its British release, Sergio Leone's last instalment of his “Dollars trilogy” is considered one of the most influential westerns and remains a lesson on style. Made by an Italian team with heavy US financial investment, the film was shot in Spain, as it happened with so many westerns, leaving some fascinating memories in the people and places where shooting took place. Ennio Morricone's distinctive original compositions are the perfect accompaniment to the stunning landscape, the long and captivating shots and the stylish image of Eastwood with hat, poncho and cigar remains forever an icon in popular culture.

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Sunday 30 Sep 201814:00
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The Journals of Musan (15)

London Korean Film Festival


Seong-chul rents a room with his friend Kyung-chul. Both are defectors from North Korea. While Kyung-chul is full of ambition and money-making schemes, honest Seong-chul struggles to hold down any job, even at the karaoke bar where the girl he has an eye on in church works. Befriending a stray dog – the metaphor is all too clear – life begins to look up when he hits rock bottom. After confessing his whole story at a prayer meeting, the girl from church takes pity on him. But how long will his luck last?

What’s worse than living in North Korea? Living in South Korea as a defector, suggests Park Jung-bum’s eye-opening debut. Park not only directs but also stars as Seong-chul, his own real-life friend who died a few years after making it to Seoul. Relentless and Bressonian, this extraordinary film lifted the lid on a reality that few South Koreans knew about before.

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Sunday 11 Nov 201816:00
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The Last Waltz (U)

An incredibly rare opportunity to see Martin Scorsese’s epic documentary about the farewell performance by The Band in 1976. The film will be accompanied by best-selling author John Niven reading extracts from his new book about the recording of The Bands first album.


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Wednesday 26 Sep 201819:30
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The Madness of George III - NT Live

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.


It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.


The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey).

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Monday 17 Dec 201819:00
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The Motive (PG)

London Spanish Film Festival

UK premiere


Badly off, rather clumsy and unimaginative, Álvaro works as an accountant while he searches for inspiration to write a book. When he discovers that his wife, who becomes famous after her first novel, has been unfaithful, he moves to a new building and writes insistently, dreaming of a great novel that will surpass the success of his wife's.


Adapted from Javier Cerca's novel The Motive, Martín Cuenca's film is darkly comic and insightful. Javier Gutiérrez won for his work in this film, not only the Best Actor Goya Award but several others.


Saturday

Followed by a Q&A with the director

Sunday

Introduced by the director


Book Tickets

Saturday 29 Sep 201820:40
Sunday 30 Sep 201811:45
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The Power of Kangwon Province (18)

London Korean Film Festival


Hong’s second feature foreshadowed his ongoing characteristically complex, allusive and minimalist exploration of the perceptive gap between men and women. Jisook (Oh Youn-hong), on a brief holiday in Kangwon with her girlfriends, has a fling with a married cop. Focus then shifts to a seemingly unconnected married professor Sangkwon (Paik Jong-hak), also visiting Kangwon with a friend. Gradually we realise the pair have a shared history which haunts both of them for different reasons. As Sangkwon moves through Jisook’s Kangwon, the film acts as a kind of palimpsest, gradually revealing the power these two ex-lovers continue to have over each other’s lives. A masterful, moving and audaciously structured exploration of subjectivity, memory and how men and women are perhaps at their most similar in their mutual inability to understand each other.

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Thursday 8 Nov 201818:30
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The Return (12A)

London Korean Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A with the actress


Karoline (Karoline Sofie Lee) visits South Korea for the first time since her adoption by a Danish family as a baby. Whilst staying in a guesthouse in Seoul, she meets other adoptees from Europe and the US who are there with a similar quest - to search for their birth families. Despite their different upbringings, what they seem to have in common is that each person is seeking to better grasp their ‘origin’, or at least allow themselves time to contemplate the issue of their identity.


This film is a hybrid, blurring  fact and fiction with both scripted and documentary elements. It draws from the director Malene Choi Jensen’s own experience as an adoptee and features two lead actors who are adoptees themselves. The power of the film lies in the fact that many of Karoline’s encounters and interactions in the guesthouse are captured for real. We are allowed to follow the emotional journey of the characters up-close, witnessing their everyday reality interspersed with carefully dramatised situations.

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Wednesday 14 Nov 201819:00
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The Rider (15)

Brady – a once rising star of the rodeo circuit - is warned that his competition days are over following a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.


“Comes as close to a spiritual experience as anything I've encountered in a movie theater this year.” – LA Times


Book Tickets

Saturday 27 Oct 201814:0016:1518:3020:40
Monday 29 Oct 201818:3020:40
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The Woman in the Window (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.

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Wednesday 17 Oct 201812:0015:30
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This Charming Girl (15)

London Korean Film Festival


What really goes on beneath the surface in other people’s lives? 20-something Jeong-hae (Kim Ji-soo) has an ordinary job in the local post office and is well liked among the staff but also remains something of an outsider. Typically quiet and efficient, perhaps the social ideal of graceful femininity, Jeong-hae’s days are filled with empty loneliness, performing the same monotonous tasks day in day out and spending evenings alone watching shopping TV. The decision to rescue a wounded kitten profoundly alters her sense of connection and even prompts her into pursuing a shy writer whose manuscripts she often mails, but her isolation shields a traumatic past that may prove difficult to escape. Lee’s debut feature is a masterful examination of hidden lives masked by a veneer of conventionality and of the various ways we each live privately, unknown even to those close to us.

Book Tickets

Saturday 10 Nov 201816:30
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Thomas & Friends - Big World! Big Adventures (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


Thomas leaves Sodor to fulfil his dream of seeing the world. This heroic quest takes Thomas across deserts, through jungles and over dangerous mountains as he travels across five continents seeing sights he has never seen before.

Book Tickets

Saturday 29 Sep 201811:30
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To Hell and Back

Join this year's Shorts On Tap Halloween special with a bunch of zombie friends!

Get out of your coffin and come down with your axe, chainsaw or vampire attire… it’s a fancy dress screening. Plus, there’ll be a free prosthetic make-up session!

As well as a selection of horror shorts, there will be Q&As with filmmakers and live performances.


Doors open 7.30pm.

Screenings start 8.00pm


Shorts On Tap is London's largest short film community, join the tribe on October 30.


Book Tickets

Tuesday 30 Oct 201820:00
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Tocate (15)

London Spanish Film Festival

UK Premiere


Tócate is a literary-erotic film based on the book by the same title, a collection of short erotic stories by a selection of authors that include film-makers and actors. In an exquisite and stylish way, Chapero Jackson delves into what Shakespeare defined as a “traffic with thyself alone”.


Book Tickets

Sunday 30 Sep 201820:50
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Under the Wire (15)

A powerful account of legendary Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy’s mission to Homs, Syria in February 2012. Their assignment was to cover the plight of trapped Syrian civilians under siege by their own government. Tragically, Colvin was killed when the international media centre was hit by Syrian Army artillery fire; despite being critically injured, Conroy had to a find way make it out alive.


Tuesday 18th

Followed by a Q&A with Paul Conroy and director Chris Martin


Book Tickets

Saturday 22 Sep 201815:00
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We Are Young. We Are Strong.

Face to Face with German Talent: The German Film Weekend


Afghan-German director Burhan Qurbani reconstructs the xenophobic violence that ripped through Rostock in 1992, when a 3,000-strong mob besieged and torched a high-rise full of Vietnamese immigrants. It’s a stark, La Haine-style docudrama speaking urgently to our moment.


Join award-winning director Burhan Qurbani from this year’s Face to Face campaign who will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening which will be moderated by The Telegraph’s film critic Tim Robey.



Book Tickets

Saturday 22 Sep 201820:30
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Yardie (15)

Based on Victor Headley’s novel.


Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread.D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox .Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. Before he can be convinced to abandon a life of crime and follow "the righteous path", he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham)

Book Tickets

Saturday 6 Oct 201814:0016:0018:0020:00
Sunday 7 Oct 201818:0020:00