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24 Snow (15)

Russian Film Week


24 Snow is the new documentary film of Egor Makarov, business partner of the Northern Forum. This is his fourth motion picture. This time the film is oriented to a Western viewer and is taking part in international film festivals. One thing that remained the same over the time is its protagonist – a Yakutian horse. Extreme climate of the Arctic Yakutia is an everyday survival challenge, forcing a human to struggle with nature and himself. This region attracts people who are looking for freedom and independence – everything here depends on a human; as there is no roads, electricity and hundreds of kilometres away from the nearest community. Our hero is a horse breeder living in a tundra and taking care of his cattle. He feels himself estranged in his own house, having no time to see his children grow ; and every year, Sergei spends more time away from his village, only meeting his family several times per year on horse breeders festivities and while bringing home horsemeat. A harassing living routine in the North shows who exactly is this human in reality.

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Monday 20 Nov 201718:00
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A Christmas Carol (U)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55s


On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife.

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Wednesday 6 Dec 201714:00
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A Christmas Story (PG)

Kids' Kino Club.
Tickets for children and accompanying adults just £1.75

In this hilarious, family Christmas classic, a young boy tries to convince everyone around him to buy him his perfect present, but thing don't always go to plan. 

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Saturday 23 Dec 201711:30
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A Dirty Carnival (18)

London Korean Film Festival


A fictional South Korean filmmaker taps the illicit life of a childhood friend for a successful gangster movie, and faces the consequences. The story of a low-level debt-collector who, faced with lack of funds and a sick mother, opportunistically murders his way up the greasy pole.


The film covers ground from land-development corruption to the protagonist’s fragile courtship of a girl who works in a bookshop and hates his gangster lifestyle. This is ultimately the story of a desperate man, trying and failing to understand himself. Like the karaoke that dots the narrative, he is always singing someone else’s song.

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Tuesday 7 Nov 201718:30
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A Marriage Story (12A)

Made in Prague Film Festival

Highlights of Czech Cinema


This excellent time-lapse documentary follows the 35 years of ups and downs of the married life of Vaclav and Ivana Strnad. From newlywed fresh-faced architectural students living in a cramped socialist-era flat in 1980, they become parents of five children, run a furniture business, build their own house and cope with Ivana’s fragile mental health. Their daily routine is played out against the dramatic backdrop of political and social change where moments of absolute harmony mix with dramatic fights and shocking revelations. A life affirming film.

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Saturday 18 Nov 201716:00
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A Matter of Life and Death (U)

Powell and Pressburger’s most moving film and a technical experiment in the hands of a young Jack Cardiff. A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.


“The opening scenes of A Matter of Life and Death are among the most audacious and moving ever confected by the cinematic magicians Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.” – The Guardian

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Sunday 31 Dec 201715:0017:00
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A Woman's Life (15)

French Film Festival UK


A moving, beautifully modulated adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s first novel, in which a young noblewoman copes with the loss of ideals. Stephane Brizé (The Measure of a Man) offers a dazzling mosaic of the trials and tribulations spanning 27 years in the life of Jeanne (Judith Chemla, Camille Rewinds).


Optimistic and bright-eyed, 20-year-old Jeanne is a noblewoman living in Normandy in 1819. When the handsome Viscount Julien de Lamare (Swann Arlaud) asks for her hand in marriage, she fantasises that the years to follow will be brimming with dreamy afternoons of flower beds bathed in dappled sunlight. Yet fate holds a very different destiny for this woman’s life. Betrayed by her husband, her son, and in many ways, her own idyllic youth, we follow Jeanne through the passing of time, as her dreams turn to disillusionments.


A revelation in the title role, Chemla effortlessly encapsulates an expansive range of emotions and character developments while exceptional camera work, production design and costumes recreate every detail of Jeanne’s world.


“Haunting and profound... there could never be too many movies like this one.” - The New York Times


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Sunday 10 Dec 201714:00
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About Love 2 (15)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


It’s summer in Moscow. People are preoccupied with their everyday lives, however, they don’t stop learning new things. Anyone can find numerous courses, lectures and workshops to their liking in Moscow. Yet the focus will be on the one and only lecture: the lecture about love. The characters are ordinary people, lost in a big city, their lives will intersect and each one of them will have a love story to tell.

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Friday 24 Nov 201715:00
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All Will End Soon (15)

Russian Film Week


Mikhail Nosov is an ordinary working man. His lonely life consists of operating the factory machinery, watching TV, surfing the net  in his tiny rented flat and dirty clubbing. One day Nosov meets a prostitute who calls herself Diana. She moves in with him and becomes his full-time escort. After getting to know the ‘real’ Diana, Nosov’s life, his habits and priorities are changed forever.

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Monday 20 Nov 201720:30
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Apocalypse Now (15)

Joseph Conrad on Film

Adapted from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
Extended and re-edited version of Coppola’s original 1979 film in which Martin Sheen plays a military intelligence officer ordered to assassinate a rogue colonel Kurtz (played by Marlon Brando), who has gone insane, murdered hundreds of innocent people, and constructed a kingdom for himself deep in the jungle.

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Wednesday 29 Nov 201719:30
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Bay of Angels (PG)

French Film Festival UK


A mild-mannered banker (Claude Mann) becoming obsessed with roulette. Along the way, he also becomes obsessed with an aloof platinum blonde (Jeanne Moreau) who seems to live at the roulette wheel. She returns his attentions until revealing that it was all a ruse, brought on simply because she thought he brought her good luck. It’s triumph of style, from Jean Rabier’s stunning camerawork amid sun-splashed Riviera locations  to Moreau, looking resplendently like Bette Davis, to her entrance flashing across a succession of mirrors in the penultimate shot.


“Of all the performances that have made Jeanne Moreau revered among actresses, her work in Bay of Angels is one of the most compelling and one of the least seen ... A mesmerising, compulsively watchable performance.” - LA Times

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Saturday 9 Dec 201714:30
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Before Summer Ends (12A)

French Film Festival UK


After five years in Paris, Arash has decided to return home to Iran, but his fellow Iranian natives Hossein and Ashkan convince him to take one last trip through the South of France. As the best friends drive, drink lots of beer, and meet a pair of female French musicians, the trio experiences the thrill of a road trip imbued with a wistful longing for home. This artfully photographed non-fiction comedy beautifully captures the expat experience. It’s definitely less about the destination than the journey, revealing three characters who are as lost in life as the rest of us can be at times. This short and sweet affair opened the Cannes Acid sidebar earlier this year.


“The feature debut of writer-director-cinematographer Maryam Goormaghtigh is quirky and warm-hearted all at once.” - Hollywood Reporter

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Saturday 9 Dec 201718:00
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Black Hair (18)

London Korean Film Festival


Yeon-shil is the loyal mistress of gang boss Dong-il. In trying to hide her shame of had been once raped by a violent drug addict, she only compounds her plight. One of Dong-il’s men shows him a compromising photo of her being again attacked by the man who was blackmailing her. Her punishment is to have a broken bottle slashed across her face. Disfigured and abandoned, Yeon-shil lives with her assailant and sells herself on the streets. A swirl of black hair pulled across her once lovely face struggles to mask the emblem of a shame she never deserved.


Introduced by Huh Moonyung


*This work has been approved for use in accordance with Article 50 of the Copyright Act (Court approval, 5 September 2017)


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Sunday 5 Nov 201712:00
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Blade Runner 2049 (15)

A visually stunning sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982). Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.


“the most spectacular, provocative blockbuster of our time” – Robbie Collin, The Telegraph


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Saturday 11 Nov 201713:30
Sunday 19 Nov 201715:30
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Buono Sera, Mrs Campbell

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55s


Three U.S. servicemen hold a 20 year reunion at an Italian village. They reminisce of local girl Carla who they discover has been telling each of them that they are the father of her daughter Gia, and that they have all been paying well for her upbringing. 

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Wednesday 8 Nov 201714:00
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Call Me By Your Name (15)

Written by James Ivory and based on a novel by Andre Aciman. Elio, a young Italian finds himself falling for Oliver, an American academic who has come to stay at his parents’ villa.


“In attaching sinuous style and casual sexiness to a universal ache, [Luca] Guadagnino has come away with real wisdom. Sweet and salty, his movie burns like a suntan.” - Time Out

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Monday 11 Dec 201720:30
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Call Me Madam (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


Sally Adams, a well-meaning but ill-informed socialite widow who is appointed United States Ambassador to the fictional European country of Lichtenburg, charms the local gentry, especially Cosmo Constantine, while her press attaché Kenneth Gibson falls in love with Princess Maria. A comedy satire. 

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Wednesday 18 Oct 201714:00
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Christmas in Connecticut

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55s


A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

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Wednesday 27 Dec 201714:00
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CinemaItaliaUK

CinemaItaliaUK present the best contemporary and classic Italian films on the silver screen for the Italy-addicted and film lovers in London. Film to be announced.

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Tuesday 14 Nov 201719:30
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Closeness (15)

Russian Film Week


1998, Nalchik, North Caucasus. A Jewish family is in trouble: the youngest son and his bride do not come home, and in the morning, a ransom note arrives from the local tribesmen. The ransom is so high that the family is forced to sell its small business and then seek help from their community.

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Thursday 23 Nov 201718:00
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Corniche Kennedy (15)

French Film Festival UK


Sensual, edgy, relentlessly honest and tender, Corniche Kennedy, directed by Dominique Cabrera, focusses on young people, their lives, dreams, and relationships. Taken from the eponymous novel by Maylis de Kerangal, Cabrera’s film is set in Marseilles. The title refers to the Corniche du Président-John-Fitzgerald-Kennedy, a boulevard along the coast, and at its heart is a group of contemporary teens who defy the laws of gravity by plunging into the water from a height. A police chief, tasked with keeping an eye on this stretch of the coastline, observes them from behind her binoculars. The kids are caught between a zero-tolerance policy and their taste for the forbidden, and things are about to go awry…


“A powerful, subtle and sensual film on this moment where anything is possible: adolescence.” - Les Fiches du Cinéma


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Monday 4 Dec 201720:15
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Dead Again (15)

Presented by The Badlands Collective


Audiences who only know Kenneth Branagh from his majestic Shakespeare adaptations and elegant studio movies won't know what's hit them with Dead Again. Compared by Roger Ebert to the films of Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock, it’s a wild, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink oddity that remains a true anomaly in the director's filmography. Paying tribute to classical Hollywood filmmaking and careening through a variety of genres and eras, from contemporary L.A. to 1940s Vienna, this is film noir through the looking glass, with Branagh starring as a Philip Marlowe-style private eye investigating the case of a mute amnesiac who shows up at an orphanage out of the blue.



Branagh proves himself to be an adroit noir stylist, mixing references to classics of the genre with more outlandish ideas of his own, like the brilliantly theatrical and flamboyant Austrian flashbacks, shot in highly stylised black and white. It's a splendidly entertaining and over-the-top picture, with many unexpected plot twists and game turns from the outstanding cast, including Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi, Robin Williams, Andy Garcia and, of course, Branagh himself. A big box office hit in 1991 but largely overlooked today, now is the time to rediscover this true original on a beautiful 35mm print.


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Sunday 10 Dec 201719:00
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Diamonds of the Night (15)

Made in Prague Film Festival

Jan Nemec Retrospective


Jan Němec’s stunning feature debut depicts two boys running away from the certain death awaiting them at a Nazi concentration camp. Emaciated and lost in hostile territory they try to escape both people and nature and stay alive. Almost devoid of dialogue, with flashbacks from their previous life and hallucinatory images, the film provides an immersive experience of  the inner world of fugitives based on an autobiographical  story by holocaust survivor Arnošt Lustig. A groundbreaking masterpiece.


Playing with the short film

A Loaf of Bread


Based on an Arnost Lustig story, Nemec’s graduation film follows young  prisoners trying to steal bread from a Nazi train before  escaping. A winner at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival and a prelude to Diamonds of the Night.


Jan Němec, Czechoslovakia 1960, 12‘

Cast: Ivan Renc, Jan Bartusek, Oldrich Blaha

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Saturday 11 Nov 201718:35
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Die Bad (18)

London Korean Film Festival


Action-maestro Ryoo Seung-wan launched onto the Korean cinema scene in 2000 with this sensational debut that was made on a budget of just 65 million won (£45,000) over a period of three years as four short films that were then woven together.


In these four different parts, the film follows the lives of two young men - Suk-hwan (played by Ryoo) and Sung-bin (Park Sung-bin) - when Sung-bin accidentally kills another student in a brawl in a billiard room. Sung-bin spends seven years in jail, and is then sucked into the criminal underworld, while Suk-whan becomes a cop.

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Friday 3 Nov 201720:50
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Dream-fish (15)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


Roman is a proofreader, a real intellectual from St. Petersburg, who comes to a small Estonian spa town, to find tranquility and inspiration. He does the proofreading of the encyclopedia of the Baltic Sea Fishes, compiled in the same location by professor Polyanski, a Nobel prize winner. This work is very important for Roman. He would have accomplished his task, but once he swims too far in the sea and it is there and then he meets Helena, who is about to change his life and his perception of the world forever.


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Friday 24 Nov 201718:00
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Eyes of Laura Mars (15)

Presented by The Celluloid Sorceress

In celebration of the world premiere Blu-ray release by Indicator films, Rebecca Nicole Williams, author of the essay Disco Giallo, introduces a rare theatrical screening of the cult horror classic.

From an original concept by John Carpenter, producer Jon Peters and director Irvin Kershner present a kaleidoscope of fashion and murder in late '70s New York City. Faye Dunaway stars as Laura Mars, a controversial fashion photographer haunted by the terrifying psychic visions of a serial killer stalking the fashion community and picking off Laura’s models one by one. In an early role, Tommy Lee Jones is the police lieutenant investigating these vicious crimes.

Jon Peters imagined a glamourous star vehicle with a hit disco soundtrack featuring KC & The Sunshine Band and Odyssey, for Irvin Kershner it was a prescient examination of the effects of sexualised violence in advertising that remains relevant today. Also showcasing the controversial photography of Rebecca Blake and Helmut Newton, Eyes of Laura Mars is a unique vision of a city in crisis that maintains an enduring legacy among fans of horror and fashion alike.

“The kind of eerie, lavish dreamland that could exist only in the idle noodlings of the very, very hip.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times

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Wednesday 15 Nov 201719:30
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Film 1: Blue Velvet (18)

David Lynch’s hallucinogenic masterpiece probes beneath the surface of suburban America to find violence, corruption, drug abuse and perversion.

When Jeffrey Beaumont takes a severed ear to the police he is shocked by their indifference. Deciding to investigate himself, he is drawn into the town’s murky underbelly.

"Shocking, visionary, rapturously controlled, its images of innocence and a dark, bruising sexuality drop straight into our unconscious where they rest like depth charges."

LA Times

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Wednesday 18 Oct 201718:30
Saturday 21 Oct 201714:00
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Film 1: Bunker77 (18)

London Surf / Film Festival

UK Premiere


Chronicling the wild life of a controversial 1970's surf star, libertine and international playboy, Bunker77 is the true story of an extraordinary young American rebel.


Bunker Spreckels, Clark Gable's stepson and heir to a multi million dollar sugar fortune turned his back on expectations, becoming a self styled ‘player’ and unconventional surf legend. He pushed the limits in the waves from Hawaii to South Africa and in an attempt to earn immortality he hired counter culture chronicler Craig Stecyk, and photographer Art Brewer to document his life lived large.


Accompanied by Q&A with Director Takuji Masuda


"Bunker77 is a riveting ride.” - Surfline


"A doco you want to see. If surfing ever had a rockstar, it was Bunker Speckles." - Stab Magazine


"Takuji Masuda’s captivating documentary traces the steep arc of enigmatic ’70s surf punk.” - Salon Magazine


PLUS

Shorties shortlisted film

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Thursday 19 Oct 201719:00 (Sold Out)
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Film 1: Endless Winter 2: Surfing Europe (15)

London Surf / Film Festival

UK Premiere


Europe is, and always has been, a traveling surfers dream. Diverse coastlines, curious cultures and perfect waves awaited those who first explored the continent for surf and adventure in the 1960s. 50 years later, British surf explorer Mark Harris is taking the coastal road south, tracing the classic European surf trail from Cornwall to Morocco.


The result is a beautiful, quirky documentary with pioneering stories, archive footage and perfect surf, from Europe’s most iconic surf spots, told by the surfing world’s finest storytellers. A must see for surfers and travellers alike.


Accompanied by Q&A with Directors Matt Crocker and James Dean


PLUS

UK Premiere: COLD LINES Dir: Claudia Lederer

Up and coming female charger Lee-Ann Curren finds cold and isolated waves in Iceland.

SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)


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Friday 20 Oct 201719:00 (Sold Out)
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Film 1: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (12A)

Matthew Broderick plays the smart-talking kid who decides to take the day off school, borrow a Ferrari and run riot through Chicago. Enduring John Hughes classic.


“a dream as old as adolescence” – TIME Magazine


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Sunday 22 Oct 201718:00
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Film 1: In a Lonely Place (PG)

Dixon Steele, a moody, volatile Hollywood screenwriter who's had his heyday, is accused of murdering a coat check girl from a showbiz restaurant. Laurel, an actress who lives in Dixon's apartment complex, provides an alibi for her neighbour when questioned by the police, and the pair start a relationship. But the chief of police is unconvinced of Dixon's innocence and, after learning of his violent past, Laurel begins to question if she is putting herself in danger by staying with him.

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Saturday 16 Dec 201714:0018:30
Sunday 17 Dec 201714:0018:30
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Film 1: Mise-en-Scene Shorts Selection 1 (15)

London Korean Film Festival


Tombstone Refugee

Director: Han Ka-ram

Writer: Han Ka-ram

Producer: Yu Young-sik

Cast: Lee Jae-in, Jang Jun-whee

International Sales: Korean Film Council

Drama / 2017 / 24 min / Cert. 15 / Bluray / Colour


Living is expensive, but death isn’t much cheaper. Da-bin’s dad couldn’t afford to look after her mother properly, let alone to pay to have her cremated in a proper manner. So he decides to take matters into his own hands, and takes Da-bin and her younger sister Han-sol along for the ride. Attempts at ‘alternative’ burials, dining and dashing, and their father’s ineptitude make for a tiresome day, and all end badly. But this leads the girls to some pretty big philosophical questions, and memories come flooding back. Da-bin and Han-sol must teach each other, and themselves, how to say good-bye.



Home Without Me

Director: Kim Hyun-jung

Writer: Kim Hyun-jung

Producer: Oh Seong-ho

Cast: Kim Min-seo, Park Ji-hoo, Im Ho-joon

Rights Holder: Kim Hyun-jung

Drama, Romance / 2017 / 33 min / Cert. 12A / Bluray / Colour


Sae-young seems a typical young girl - smart, sweet, a bit precocious - and craves the love and attention of her older sister, Sun-young. Their mother works long and late hours, their father is all but absent, and Sun-young is now a teenager and doesn’t want to be burdened with her sister’s care. More than anything Sae-young wants to be a Girl Scout, like her older sister. In her desperation to escape from lonely nights alone and to find some familial love and friendship, Sae-young might have to sneak behind her sister’s back to make her dreams come true.



Thirsty

Director: You Su-min

Writer: You Su-min

Producer: You Su-min, Kim Min-sung

Cast: Oh Hee-jun, Lee Hae-woon, Oh Dong-min

International Sales: Korean Film Council

Action, Drama / 2017 / 29 min / Cert. 15 / Bluray / Colour


Blackie is just trying to do his job. It’s not much of a job, delivering food to mostly ungrateful people, but it’s something, and he can skim a little off the top now and then. But then he runs into his old classmate, Sung-yong; Sung-yong might be a criminal, but he drives a fancy car and seems to be happy. Does it matter that he drives his car to secluded locations in the middle of the night with strange baggage? Blackie just needs to know how to make a little more money, and show Sung-yong what it really takes to survive.

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Sunday 5 Nov 201718:30
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Film 1: Nervous Laughter (15)

London Surf / Film Festival

UK Premiere


Albee Layer is one of the most relevant and exciting surfers on the planet. This mind-blowing documentary lifts the curtain on Albee and friends - the tight-knit group of surfers who are redefining not only the big wave genre but the very bounds of surfing possibilities.


Childhood friends Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Dege O’Connell, Billy Kemper, Kai Lenny and Torrey Meister followed each other into the daunting line-up of Jaws on Maui as teenagers. Through peer pressure and rivalries, they have pushed each other to unprecedented performances, challenging the very limits of paddle-in big wave surfing.


Follow the crew for an inside look at a season rife with nerves, injury, triumph and friendship. An inspiring documentary exploring the heart and soul of big wave charging with fearless surfing and breathtaking cinematography.


Accompanied by Q&A with Director Dan Norkunas & Albee Layer


“A humanising documentary about a special time when a levy exploded open and created a wave that’ll surge into the future of big-wave surfing.” - Stab


PLUS

UK Premiere: THE BROTHERHOOD Dir: Chris Case

From the award winning director comes an inspiring look at the big wave crew that shape their worlds around Ireland’s most terrifying waves.


Shorties shortlisted film


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Saturday 21 Oct 201719:00
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Film 1: Outcast of the Island (PG)

Joseph Conrad on Film


After his financial improprieties are discovered at an eastern trading company, Peter Willems flees the criminal charges and persuades Tom Lingard, a captain of a merchant ship, to find him a trading post on a remote Indonesian island. He finds refuge in a hidden native village, only to betray his benefactors again over lust for the tribal chief's daughter.

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Thursday 30 Nov 201718:30
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Film 1: Psycho (15)

Alfred Hitchcock changed the world of film when he released the original ‘slasher’, Psycho, in 1960. Marion Crane seizes the opportunity to start a new life when she is entrusted with $40,000 in cash. 36 hours after fleeing town she stops at a motel to recuperate, where she meets the friendly but odd proprietor, Norman Bates. The rest is history.


“After half a century of terror, Psycho is still ensuring that no one feels safe in the shower.” – Mark Kermode

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Saturday 25 Nov 201714:15
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Film 1: The Breakfast Club (15)

A diverse group of high schoolers, forced to spend detention in the library, find that they have more in common than they thought. A seminal film for many who came of age in the 1980s and the best of the so called “Brat Pack.”

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Monday 30 Oct 201718:30
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Film 1: The Red Shoes (U)

The tragic and romantic story of Vicky Page (Moira Shearer), the brilliant young dancer who must give up everything if she is to become a great ballerina. Once seen, never forgotten.

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Saturday 23 Dec 201713:30
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Film 2: 78/52 (15)

An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the 'Man Behind the Curtain', and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema. 78/52 references the number of set-ups (78) and the number of cuts (52) in the shower scene. One entire week out of the four weeks scheduled to shoot Psycho -- a full quarter of the film’s production schedule -- was dedicated to the infamous shower scene.

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Saturday 25 Nov 201716:35
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Film 2: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15)

A film based on the true story of the love affair between Gloria Graham and a young aspiring actor Peter Turner played to perfection by its two stars.


“First rate performances from the two leads, and a fine supporting cast, confirms this as an awards season contender.” – Screen International

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Saturday 16 Dec 201716:0020:30
Sunday 17 Dec 201716:0020:30
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Film 2: Mise-en-Scene Shorts Selection 2 (15)

London Korean Film Festival


Between You and Me

Director: Lee Dae-young

Writer: Lee Dae-young

Producer: Lee Dae-young

Cast: Lim Sun-woo, Moon Hye-in, Lee Seung-won

Rights Holder: Lee Dae-young

Comedy / 2017 / 14 min / Cert. 12A / Bluray / Colour


Movie audiences see the glamour and spectacle of a film. But from the other side, it can be frustrating and time-consuming, with anger and egos clashing over the smallest things. Min-gyeong is trying to film the simplest of scenes, sitting in a car and eating kimbap. But arguments with the director over costume and script, lack of pay, no lunch break, and a very complicated sandwich wrap make the scene almost impossible. But who is the director, and who is the actress? Identities and roles shift in an on-set power struggle and the need to film the perfect take.


Dive

Director: Lee Seung-hwan

Writer: Lee Seung-hwan

Producer: Sin Gi-chun

Cast: Yang Ji-il, Kwon Ki-ha, Kim Jong-tae

International Sales: Indiestory

Horror, Fantasy / 2017 / 24 min / Cert. 15 / Bluray / Colour


Woo-jin loves water. He is alone and at peace when he swims, either in competition, or alone at night in the school swimming pool, some of the few moments he gets to himself. He is expected to take care of his handicapped brother: dinner, bathing, changing diapers. Woo-jin loves his brother, but does everything for him, and even then, his father asks him to do more. But suddenly, Woo-jin has the opportunity to break free of these constraints, to fulfill a dream and escape from the tyranny of his father and the monotony of looking after his brother. But how far will his guilt let him go?



The Insect Woman

Director: Kim Hyun

Writer: Kim Hyun

Producer: Lee Woo-suk

Cast: Lim Ye-eun, Kim Do-yun, Moon Woo-bin

International Sales: Central Park Films

Horror, Fantasy / 2017 / 20 min / Cert. 15 / Bluray / Colour


Hui-eun has two obsessions: becoming class president, and former classmate So-hyun. It seems that Hui-eun has a problem with bullying her fellow classmates, and is trying to mend her ways. She’ll even go so far as to pay So-hyun to stand by her as she makes her campaign speech. But Hui-eun is also forming a fascination with insects: the ants that crawl on the ground, those strange, tiny creatures that eschew pretensions and strive to achieve their goal at any cost. As Hui-eun’s obsessions with the ants grow, so does her desire to emulate them - perhaps a bit too much.


2 Nights 3 Days

Director: Cho Eun-ji

Writer: Cho Eun-ji

Producer: Lee Chi-bum

Cast: Jeong Soo-ji, Song Ji-hyuk, Yu Chang-suk

Production Company: Brother Pictures

International Sales: Film Dabin

Drama, Romance / 2017 / 29 min / Cert. 12A / Bluray / Colour


Ji-eun loves boyfriend Min-gyu, and can’t wait to meet up with him for their anniversary. Unfortunately, he has little interest in any kind of celebration, and leaves Jin-eun at his apartment with his useless brother, angry father, and sleeping grandmother. Ji-eun waits for him, and then refuses to leave the apartment. Inextricably entwined with his family, whose inner turmoil boils to the surface, the young girl finds herself caught between sadness and anger, trying to reconcile her attachment to Min-gyu with his dismissive attitude, and her own desire for a little bit of love and happiness, which might manifest in unusual ways.

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Sunday 5 Nov 201720:30
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Film 2: Perilous Sea (15)

London Surf / Film Festival

UK Premiere


A trans-continental cold water surfing odyssey capturing the raw spirit, glorious landscapes and pure perfection that arises when conditions conspire creating moments of cold water nirvana that rival any across the globe.


Inspired by the storytelling style of classic ocean-faring novels, Perilous Sea follows a group of surfers as they explore the landscapes and waves of the North Atlantic fringes, from the Canadian Maritimes, across to Iceland and beyond the wave rich coast of Ireland. A beautiful travelogues to stir the wanderlust.


"Set to light the cold water surf exploration bug deep in your stomach, Perilous Sea chronicles a trans-continental odyssey to document the waves that lash these coastlines." - Backwash Surf Anthology


PLUS

UK Premiere: POINT OF CHANGE Dir: Rebecca Coley (17mins)

An inspirational story of a young woman who blazed her own trail and threw off the constraints of society to become an Indonesian Women's Surfing Champion and inspire a new generation of female surfers.


UK Premiere: I KNEW JACK O’NEILL Dir: Peter Hamblin

Surfer Poll winning director of Let’s Be Frank returns with this ode to the late great Jack O’Neill, pioneer of the wetsuit and a man who single handedly changed surfing forever.

Accompanied by Q&A with director Peter Hamblin


UK Premiere: AWEN Dir: Anders Melchior

More and more young Chinese pursue their own dreams and seek a higher degree of personal freedom. Awen's mom wants him to become a fisherman like his ancestors. Awen just wants to surf...


SHORTIES Shortlisted film (5mins)


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Saturday 21 Oct 201721:15
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Film 2: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (15)

En route to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family, businessman Neal Page (Steve Martin) finds his first-class plane ticket has been demoted to coach, and he must share his flight with obnoxious salesman Del Griffith (John Candy). A sudden snowstorm in Chicago forces the plane to land in Wichita and reluctantly Neal agrees to pair up with Del to complete the journey, through whatever means of transport they can find.


“The movies that last, the ones we return to, don't always have lofty themes or Byzantine complexities. Sometimes they last because they are arrows straight to the heart.” – Roger Ebert


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Monday 30 Oct 201720:30
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Film 2: Pretty in Pink (15)

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy; in the world of high school politics, that’s no easy decision.

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Sunday 22 Oct 201720:30
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Film 2: The Church of the Open Sky (15)

London Surf / Film Festival

UK Premiere


Award winning Director Nathan Oldfield serves up a beautiful and highly anticipated cinematic masterpiece - the imagery is crisp, the surfing is loose, the locations lush and the sentiments true. The title reflects a quote by surf visionary Tom Blake, and the film revolves around how surf culture and the waveriding lifestyle affects the lives of a number of central characters.


Shot on location in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka, it is a sea soaked celebration. The cinematography is beautiful, the themes run deep and at the end you just want to grab your board and hit the waves.  


"A must watch. Not only does it explore the relationship between surfer and sea and is stunningly shot, but it also peels back the veneer of a squeaky clean surf lifestyle through provocative monologues.” - Magicseaweed


PLUS

UK Premiere: THE MAN AND THE SEA Dir: Andrew Kaineder

Inspiring look into the fins free world of groundbreaking pioneer Derek Hynd.

UK Premiere: MAURICE COLE: THE FIRST WAVE Dir: Peter Baker

Insightful and beautifully shot short featuring surf legend Maurice Cole.

Shorties shortlisted film


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Thursday 19 Oct 201721:20
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Film 2: The Duellists (PG)

Joseph Conrad on Film


The feature directorial debut of Ridley Scott in which during the Napoleonic Wars, a Hussar lieutenant (Harvey Keitel) challenges a fellow officer (Keith Carradine) to a duel over an insult to his character. The two men then spend the next 15 years jousting with each other whenever they meet, even though the reason for their dispute has receded into absurdity.

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Thursday 30 Nov 201720:30
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Film 2: The Sea Wolf (15)

London Surf / Film Festival

UK Premiere


Multi-award filmmaker Ben Gulliver presents a tour of duty through the very best cold water surf spots on the globe. The surfing is cutting edge, the back-drops are jaw dropping and the cinematography is crisp. One of the most highly anticipated surf films to land this year. Everyone from Stab to Surfer Magazine to What Youth has been talking about it – you won’t want to miss this.


“The Sea Wolf is going to blow you away!” - The Inertia


PLUS

AN AUDIENCE WITH: ANDREW COTTON

UK Big wave surfer Andrew Cotton talks about last season’s endeavours and how he is preparing for the coming big winter swells.


UK Premiere: BEZERKE Dir: Andrew Kaineder (16m)

Russell Bierke is one of the hardest charging big wave riders in the world and he’s only 18. Combining stunning cinematography and nail-biting surfing, this film will leave you inspired and amazed.


World Premiere: THE OCEAN DOESN’T CARE Dir: Mikey DeTemple (7m)

Award winning filmmaker and style master DeTemple introduces us to a cross section of surfers from his native New York, brave souls who wash away the stress of life in the Big Apple in the cold and challenging waves of Long Island and New Jersey.


PLUS

Shorties shortlisted film

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Friday 20 Oct 201721:15 (Sold Out)
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Film 2: The Tales of Hoffman (U)


Based on the 1881 opera by Jaques Offenbach. An anthology of fantastic and romantic adventures recounted by the fabelist Hoffman. Martin Scorsese has singled this film out as a major influence on his craft.


"As a work of pure, imaginitive cinema, it comes close to genius" - Time Out

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Saturday 23 Dec 201716:15
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Film 2: Wild at Heart (18)

Based on Barry Clifford’s novel of the same name. Sailor Ripley (Cage) and Lula Pace (Dern), a young couple from Cape Fear, North Carolina, find themselves on the run from Lula’s domineering mother and the gangsters she hired to kill Sailor


“Joltingly violent, wickedly funny and rivetingly erotic” - Variety

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Wednesday 18 Oct 201720:45
Saturday 21 Oct 201716:20
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Follies (12A)

National Theatre Live


Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production.


Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.


"Imelda Staunton and Janie Dee are perfect leads for this huge, stunning Sondheim revival" - Time Out

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Tuesday 28 Nov 201719:00
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Golden Years (18)

French Film Festival UK


A deserter disguises himself as a woman to escape the fields of battle during the First World War in veteran André Techiné’s new film, adapted from Fabrice Virgili and Daniele Voldman's non-fiction book The Flapper and the Killer / La garconne et l'assassin. It is the story of Paul and Louise Grappe, a young couple living their golden years before the Great War breaks out. When Paul (Stranger By The Lake star Pierre Deladonchamps) is sent to the front he blows off his own finger to buy a reprieve. The night before he’s due back in the trench, he makes a run for it and, with a little help from his wife (Céline Sallette), reinvents himself as Suzanne. After the government offered a blanket amnesty for all deserters, he would go on to tell his story in a popular vaudeville review.


“Made with typical sensitivity and craft … it is a film that allows events of the past to speak directly to the present.” - Screen Daily

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Wednesday 6 Dec 201718:00
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Green Fish (18)

London Korean Film Festival


In 1997 Lee Chang-dong wrote and directed Green Fish. At the time, it was simply the debut film of an established novelist, but we now know that it also heralded the arrival of a very significant film-maker.


26 year-old Makdong (Han Suk-kyu) is a young man discharged from the military, who becomes involved in the grubby life of a Seoul gangster.


The nearest thing the director ever did to a genre film, Lee’s rare and sophisticated sensibility is already in evidence, as is his ability to find a striking image, deploy a fluid use of camera, and, most of all, get the best performances possible out of his actors. There are many who regard Lee as South Korea’s greatest living director, and since this is a relatively rare screening in the UK, you should run, not walk, to see it.

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Monday 6 Nov 201721:10
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Guardians (12)

Russian Film Week


During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members from all the Soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in difficult times they must reveal themselves again.

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Tuesday 21 Nov 201720:30
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Guppy (15)

Russian Film Week


"Gupeshka" - is a derivative of a guppy fish and the nickname of the main character of the film, Tamara, given to her by her husband. Guppy is a small aquarium fish that can survive in any conditions, even in the sewage system…


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Wednesday 22 Nov 201718:00
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Gypsy (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55s


Mama Rose lives to see her daughter June succeed on Broadway by way of Vaudeville. When June marries and leaves, Rose turns her hope and attention to her elder, less obviously talented, daughter Louise.

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Wednesday 15 Nov 201714:00
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Hamlet (12A)

National Theatre Encore


Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.


As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.


"One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever." - Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out


"Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet" - Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph


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Sunday 19 Nov 201719:00
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Happy End

A drama focusing on a well-off French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France, oblivious to the human suffering unfolding in migrant camps in Calais, a few miles from their home.


“a satirical nightmare of haute-bourgeois European prosperity: as stark, brilliant and unforgiving as a halogen light” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Friday 29 Dec 201718:3020:40
Saturday 30 Dec 201718:3020:40
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (PG)

Kids' Kino Club
Tickets just £1.75 for children and accompanying adults

On his 11th birthday Harry Potter learns that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had.

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Saturday 25 Nov 201711:30
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INXS: Live Baby Live

In celebration of INXS’s 40th birthday #INXS40 and the 30th anniversary of the KICK album, this is a live recording of their 1991 concert at Wembley Stadium in front of over 72,000 adoring fans.


Digitally remastered in 5.1 surround sound, this screening will be the best way to relive the event or experience the magic for the first time. Filmed with 16 of the most high-tech cameras available, including one in a helicopter. This concert is Michael Hutchence and the rest of INXS in their prime, performing all of the best-loved hits. An event not to be missed for any 80/90s music fans.


Screened in conjunction with the London Australian Film Society & OZ Film Festival. The team are in talks to have a special guest introduce the screening.


Come wearing your favourite INXS shirt for a chance to win one of 10 door prizes.


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Sunday 22 Oct 201715:00
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Ice Mother (12A)

Made in Prague Film Festival

Highlights of Czech Cinema


Widowed Hana carries the groceries, looks after her grandchildren and cooks dinners for her self-centred sons. Never thinking about herself she carries on until she meets light-hearted Broňa, an ice swimmer, who lives in a camper van with his best friend Adele, a hen. Absorbed into Broňa’s swimming team, Hana gradually overcomes her fear of both life and icy water shocking her family and proving that it is never too late to change. Full of loveable characters, this heart-warming tragicomedy was nominated for both the European and the Academy Film Awards.


Followed by a Q&A with actor Pavel Novy

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Saturday 18 Nov 201720:20
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In The Good Old... (U)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55s


Based on the film The Shop Around The Corner this musical tells the story of a woman and a man, working together, who have no idea they are each others secret pen pal. A glorious classic. 

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Wednesday 1 Nov 201714:00
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Initiation - Halloween (18)

Cigarette Burns Cinema returns with another Halloween all nighter.


The line-up:

- Dario Argento's Suspiria

- Filipino lunacy Killing of Satan

- Classic 80s slasher The Boogey Man

A mega mega rare screening of an imported Sony archive print of 70s Satanic Panic shocker The Brotherhood of Satan

- Classic 80s schlock The Re-Animator


All films will play from 35mm.


Musical accompaniment will be provided by Pentagram Home Video.

Costume contest - Competition is tough, so bring your game face.

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Saturday 28 Oct 201723:00
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Ismael's Ghosts (15)

French Film Festival UK


Just before he is about to start shooting his new film, a filmmaker's life is turned upside down when a woman he had loved and who had disappeared, reappears. Ismael (Mathieu Amalric, in his seventh outing with director Arnaud Desplechin), plays the filmmaker, who describes himself as a widower. He married Carlotta (Marion Cotillard) when she was just 20 years-old. A few years later she vanished without a trace. No body or evidence of foul play was ever found. Ismael has been grieving her loss for two decades, finally obliged to have the authorities legally classify Carlotta as “missing,” as he was reluctant to have her declared “dead.” Then she seems to reappear - but how could that be?


Opening choice at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.


"A jubilantly complex tale within a tale — possibly within yet another tale. Told with daring and panache." - Screen Daily

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Monday 4 Dec 201718:00
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It's A Wonderful Life (U)

The enduring Christmas film. George Bailey (James Stewart) is saved from suicide by his guardian angel and begins to re-evaluate his life. Once seen never forgotten.

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Wednesday 20 Dec 201714:00
Saturday 23 Dec 201719:30
Sunday 24 Dec 201713:0016:00
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Jamsil (15)

London Korean Film Festival


Thirty-something Mihee (Lee Sanghee) repeatedly fails the bar exam, gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend, and moves into a tiny, rundown flat, feeling completely lonely and failed. One day she arrives at the house of forty-something Sungsook (Hong Seungyi) and claims that the two were once best friends in high school in spite of the obvious ten-year age gap between them. Having never set eyes on Mihee before, Sungsook invites her into the home she shares with live-in boyfriend and teenage sweetheart Ikju (Im Hyeong-gook) and behaves as if she and Mihee really were long lost friends.


Lee Wanmin’s debut is a dreamlike tribute to the depth and immediacy of female friendship both past and present.


Followed by a Q&A with the Director Lee Wanmin and Actress Kim Saebyuk

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Thursday 2 Nov 201718:30
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Jane

London East Asia Film Festival


A young homeless girl, So-Hyun, is alone in the streets, only to be found by Jane, an eccentric transgender woman. For a brief moment they are happy, but alas, it is not to last… Director Hyun-Hoon Cho examines complex, marginalised characters who walk in the valley between dream and reality. The film, set against the backdrop of lonely streets, poses the question: “Why do we need to live on?”


Followed by a Q&A with Director Cho Hyun-hoon


See the full festival programme here


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Monday 23 Oct 201720:30
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Jawbone (15)

This screening will be followed by a Q&A


Jawbone is the screenwriting debut of BAFTA nominated actor Johnny Harris, and is helmed by first time director Thomas Napper. The film opened to huge critical acclaim on it's release in September 2017.


In a career defining performance Johnny Harris (This is England '86, Snow White and the Huntsman, London to Brighton) plays Jimmy McCabe, a former junior boxing champion who's life is undone by an addiction to alcohol. Desperate and alone, Jimmy returns to his childhood boxing club and the men who run it: Bill, played by Ray Winstone, Eddie played by Michael Smiley, and Joe, played by Ian McShane. The performances are powerful, and the stakes are high in this poignant tale of friendship, forgiveness, and a man seeking salvation.


The film has an original soundtrack composed and performed by songwriting legend Paul Weller, with former World Boxing Champion Barry McGuigan and Shane McGuigan serving as boxing consultants on the movie, helping to create some truly breathtaking and groundbreaking fight scenes.


Followed by a Q&A with Johnny Harris, Michael Smiley, hosted by Danny Leigh


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Wednesday 1 Nov 201719:30
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Kilimanjaro (18)

London Korean Film Festival


Released in 2000 when many renowned Korean directors such as Park Chan-wook and Ryoo Seung-wan began to make their mark, Oh Seung-uk’s Kilimanjaro remains a little-seen but highly accomplished feature debut.


Set in the seaside town of Jumunjin on Korea’s East coast, it stars Park Shin-yang both as the detective Hae-shik, and as his identical twin brother, the gangster Hae-chul. Suspended for not properly investigating the killing of Hae-chul’s wife and child, Hae-shik returns to his hometown with the ashes of his brother. There, mistaken for the late Hae-chul, he is sought after by a local gang...


Followed by a Q&A with the Director Oh Seung-uk

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Saturday 4 Nov 201717:30
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LS/FF17 Evening Pass 3 (15)

London Surf / Film Festival Evening Pass 3

Saturday October 21st

1 ticket for the 2 films below is just £17


Nervous Laughter

Albee Layer is one of the most relevant and exciting surfers on the planet. This mind-blowing documentary lifts the curtain on Albee and friends – the tight-knit group of surfers who are redefining not only the big wave genre but the very bounds of surfing possibilities.


Accompanied by Q&A with Director Dan Norkunas & Albee Layer


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Perilous Sea

A trans-continental cold water surfing odyssey capturing the raw spirit, glorious landscapes and pure perfection that arises when conditions conspire creating moments of cold water nirvana that rival any across the globe.


Full Details


Part of the London Surf / Film Festival

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Saturday 21 Oct 201718:59 (Sold Out)
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Late Night Talks With Mother (15)

Made in Prague Film Festival

Jan Nemec Retrospective


Stylized semi-autobiographical reflections based on Nemec‘s imaginary dialogue with his mother and inspired by Kafka’s A Letter to his Father. Casting Karel Roden as his alter ego Němec contemplates the major events of the 20th century and his personal life while travelling by tram around Prague. With a star-studded cast including president Václav Havel, Eric Clapton, Marta Kubišová and Saul Zaents, this is a film full of originality and poetry. Winner at the 2001 Locarno Film Festival.


Screening with the short film

Mother and Son


A short film about complicity and violence exploring the idea that everybody needs love. Nemec focuses on the relationship between a doting mother and her unloveable son, a cop. Grand Prix at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.


Jan Nemec, G/NDL 1967, 11‘

Cast: Peter Straub, Carla de la Carança, Miroslav Dohnal, Eduard Hrubes

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Friday 10 Nov 201718:30
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Laurel & Hardy - Silent Magic (PG)

The magic of Laurel and Hardy, back on the big screen for Christmas. These silent comedies will be accompanied by a live soundtrack from Donald MacKenzie on our original 1936 cinema Compton organ.


Tickets just £5 for chilren under 16


The films played will be:

- Two Tars

- You’re Darn Tooting

- Putting Pants on Philip

- Big Business


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Thursday 21 Dec 201719:30
Friday 22 Dec 201719:30
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Loving Vincent

The world’s first fully painted animated feature, which took 5 years in the making, brings to life a stellar cast and a true tribute to the Dutch master.

On 29th July 1890, a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world.

"showcases van Gogh’s craft in a way that has never been done before" - The Hollywood Reporter

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Saturday 28 Oct 201714:0016:0018:0020:00
Sunday 29 Oct 201715:0017:0019:00
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Marshall

Join us for our usual monthly joyous Kush Film Boutique film club night; which includes an hour of music & networking in the bar prior to the film, live guest performances and exclusive and premiere urban films.


Kush Films celebrating UK Black History Month presents a special screening of the new true-story civil rights film Marshall.


In the year 1941, as the nation teeters on the brink of entering WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends its only lawyer, thirty-two year old Thurgood Marshall, to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against charges of rape and attempted murder brought by his wealthy socialite employer.  It was a trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a high profile victory, but muzzled by the trial court, Marshall is joined by Samuel Friedman, a young Jewish lawyer who has never before tried a criminal case. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the sensationalized trial which helped set the groundwork for a career that ultimately made Thurgood Marshall America’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice.


Marshall stars hot property Chadwick Boseman who is about to star in Marvel Comics 2018 blockbuster film Black Panther.


7.30pm: Networking/Music in bar

8.30pm: Film Club introductions/Welcomes followed by film


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Wednesday 25 Oct 201720:30
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Martyrs of Love (15)

Made in Prague Film Festival

Jan Nemec Retrospective


In this triptych of mournful comedies characterised by love turning sour we meet a young office worker who fantasises about erotic encounters, a girl dreaming of working as a maid being wooed by aristocrats and an orphan who stumbles across a family of wealthy eccentrics who welcome him as a long lost relative. A surreal trio of stories inspired by silent films in which frustration is replaced by daydreaming and music stands in for dialogue creating a world independent of reality.


Playing with the short film

The Czech Connection


The discovery of the dead body of Jan Nemec with a suitcase, a dagger, and covered by newspapers on a dump is the beginning of this short experimental film conceived by the director as a metaphor for his own death.


Jan Nemec, Germany, 1975, 36’

Cast: Gene Moskowitz


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Saturday 11 Nov 201716:30
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Master (15)

London Korean Film Festival


Lee Byung-hun plays the charismatic orchestrator of an elaborate ponzi scheme whose livelihood is threatened when Gang Dong-won’s ambitious investigator goes after him. The financial crimes unit attempts to turn the conman’s right hand man (Kim Woo-bin) in the organisation, but as they close in, cronyism and evasive maneuvers keep him out of handcuffs.


Just as capture seems imminent, the conman scampers away with his loot to the Philippines. An explosive chase ensues far outside the investigator’s jurisdiction when the crook’s political connections and the investigator’s rulebook must be traded in for good old guns, brawn and street smarts.

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Monday 6 Nov 201718:30
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Mercenary (12A)

French Film Festival UK

Followed by a Q&A


The odyssey of Soane, a young Polynesian, who leaves everything behind to try his luck in France as a rugby player. French, although not considered such, Soane has a thirst for freedom, but struggles to get the recognition that he deserves. The local rugby team official takes one look at him, deems him too short and 20 kilos too light and advises Soane to fly right back to where he came from. That’s not an option, however. Writer-director Sacha Wolff elicits effective performances from an almost entirely non-professional cast in this eventful tale of standing up for yourself in tricky circumstances.


“A tough-as-nails French thriller about a Polynesian rugby player who tries to go pro and nearly gets killed in the process.” - Hollywood Reporter


Followed by a Q&A with director Sacha Wolff

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Friday 8 Dec 201719:30
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Nearest and Dearest (15)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


A family living on the outskirts of Moscow are mired in quarrels, discomfort and mutual oppression. They spit negative emotions at each other, forgetting about love, compassion and God. A tragedy will take them through a belated catharsis.

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Friday 24 Nov 201720:30
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Nowhere to Hide (12A)

London Korean Film Festival


A detective investigates the murder of a drug boss in this highly stylised violent actioner that saw director Lee Myung-Se, in America at least, marketed as Seoul’s answer to Hong Kong’s John Woo. It has been cited as an influence on The Matrix.


Taking place over 72 days often in the pouring rain, this is a police procedural with an all-too familiar cop duo, taking a prime Western slab of noir and slathering it with gochujang.

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Saturday 4 Nov 201720:30
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Pagans (12A)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


Set inside the confines of an apartment, a drama is played out between family members, mixed with a hidden blind faith in a miracle, following a visit of a devout grandmother. Amongst this family madness, a tragic love story of a teenage girl unfolds.

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Thursday 23 Nov 201720:30
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Pat and Mat in a Movie (PG)

Made in Prague Film Festival

Highlights of Czech Cinema


The popular film series about two clumsy friends and neighbours constantly trying to improve their homes celebrates its 40th anniversary by returning to the screen with brand new DIY adventures in this hilarious stop motion animation. Sitting down with a movie projector they relive their achievements, whether fixing the bathroom, cutting down a tree or moving a cactus. No job is too big, no task too small; they tackle everything with an unending enthusiasm finishing their jobs with their favourite catchphrase “That’s it!”


Followed by an art workshop for children.

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Sunday 12 Nov 201714:00
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Sella Turcica (15)

Russian Film Week


The main character, Ilyich, can’t seem to figure out what is wrong with him. Ilyich is a former KGB and FSB agent. He had years of experience, but is now retired. Lonely and bored, he continues to spy on those who spark interest in him. A doctor diagnoses him with sella turcica, the Turkish Seat Syndrome, which poses no threat to those around him...

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Wednesday 22 Nov 201720:30
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Small Talk

London East Asia Film Festival


Director Hui-Chen Huang lays her heart out in her latest film, Small Talk, which revolves around conversations with her hard-working mother that she has found himself distanced from over time.  In this feature length, Huang sets a camera down and films her conversation with her mother, trying to work out what has happened that has driven them apart and left only silence in their house. Will she find that the answers give him satisfaction or only more questions?


Followed by a Q&A with Director Huang Hui-chen


See the full festival programme here


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Tuesday 24 Oct 201718:00
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Special Focus: Korean Noir Forum (U)

London Korean Film Festival


Panel One: Talking Noir

The first panel brings together two exciting guests. We will begin with Eddie Muller, the ‘Czar of Noir’, who will first sketch out the history and key elements of film noir; Muller will also discuss the origin of noir-ish conventions in Hollywood films of the 1940s, and how they have subsequently appeared in films produced in different cultural settings around the world. Next up, renowned film critic and programmer Huh Moonyung will present a number of key Korean films whose 'noirness' has generated critical debate; Huh will illustrate how he understands the term 'Korean noir' as a distinct type of film which pays homage to the canon of 'film noir' whilst at the same time remaining within the particular conventions of Korean cinema. Following on from these introductions, curator, critic and filmmaker Ehsan Khoshbakht will moderate the discussion, interrogating the relationship between film noir and ‘Korean noir’.


Presenters:

Eddie Muller is Founder and President of The Film Noir Foundation whose work is dedicated to research, preserve and promote film noir. Muller’s books include Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir (1998), Dark City Dames: The Wicked Women of Film Noir (2001), and The Art of Noir: Posters and Graphics from the Classic Film Noir Era (2004).

Huh Moonyung, currently Programme Director of The Busan Cinema Center has been a journalist for Joong-ang Monthly and journalist and the editor-in-chief (2002-2003) for one of the most important film magazines, Cine 21 and film programmer for Busan International Film Festival. He has published two collections of essays and reviews, Secular Cinema, Secular Criticism (2010) and Invisible Cinema (2014).


Moderator:

Ehsan Khoshbakht is a curator, critic and filmmaker who has curated for various cinematheques internationally and is a member of the programming committee for Il Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna. His books, published in Persian, include Celluloid Architecture, The Art of Movie Posters and Westerns.



Panel Two: Representing Korean Noir

In the second panel we will hear more from two Korean film directors whose work was included in the special noir programme this year: Lee Doo-yong and Oh Seung-uk. Since beginning his career in the early 1970s, Lee has directed over 60 films in a wide array of genres and was the subject of a special retrospective at last year’s Busan International Film Festival. The Last Witness (1980), recently restored by the Korean Film Archive and showing in our programme this year is an acute work of social realism, and has also received critical acclaim for its masterful treatment of crime / noir genre conventions. Lee will talk us through his understanding of how Korea’s complex history relates to Korean noir film-making. Oh is a well-known scriptwriter, film critic, and director. The two films directed by Oh, Kilimanjaro (2000) and The Shameless (2015), as well as his screenplay Green Fish, make use of familiar noir archetypes and find their protagonists lonely and vulnerable in the face of the harsh reality of Korean society.  We look forward to deepening our knowledge of Korean noir through sharing a conversation with two directors who have lived through different eras of Korean cinema. The discussion will be moderated by film critic Huh Moonyung.


Participants


Lee Doo-yong’s selected filmography:

Arirang (2002)

Mulberry (1986)

Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women (1983)

The Hut (1980)

The Last Witness (1980)

Returned a Single-legged Man (1974)

Manchurian Tiger (1974)

The Lost Wedding Veil (1970)


Oh Seung-uk’s selected filmography:

The Shameless (2015)

My Love, Korean Cinema (2008)

Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary (screenplay, 2004)

H (screenplay, 2002)

Kilimanjaro (2000)

The Uprising (screenplay, 1999)

Christmas in August (screenplay, 1998)

Green Fish (screenplay, 1997)


Moderator

Huh Moonyung (see panel one)


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Sunday 5 Nov 201714:30
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Stronger

The real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.


“It's a film about heroes and what we require from them, and why that often leads to wounds that may never heal. For Gyllenhaal, that amounts to a riveting and raw performance that never hits a false note.” - indieWire

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Wednesday 27 Dec 201718:3020:45
Thursday 28 Dec 201718:3020:45
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That's Entertain... (U)

Matinee Classics
Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55s

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

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Wednesday 29 Nov 201714:00
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Thawed Carp (12)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


Elena Mikhailovna, having worked all her life in the only school of a provincial town, lives modestly in retirement. She is diagnosed with a fatal illness, that could end her life at any moment. Instead of an unbearable anticipation, she resolutely begins the preparation for her own funeral, in order to simplify the procedure for her only son, whom she hasn’t seen for over five years. Unexpectedly Elena Mikhailovna receives as a gift a huge carp, which changes her life.

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Tuesday 21 Nov 201718:00
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The Corpse Bride (PG)

Kids' Kino Club
Tickets just £1.75 for children and accompanying adults

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

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Saturday 4 Nov 201711:30
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The Firemen (15)

French Film Festival UK


With a summer heatwave raging in the south of France the fire brigade have their work out dealing with outbreaks of fires all over the terrain, some of them the deliberate work of criminal gangs. Pierre Jolivet examines how the firemen cope in the face of overwhelming odds, not least because of internal conflicts between two of the officers in charge. An uncanny prelude to the blazes that caused such devastation this year on the Côte d'Azur.


“It deserves credit for the documentary way it captures the daily round of a squad of firefighters.” - Hollywood Reporter


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Wednesday 6 Dec 201720:00
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The First Lap (12A)

London Korean Film Festival

Closing Night Gala


Twenty-somethings Su-hyeon (Cho Hyun-chul) and Ji-young (Kim Saebyuk) live together in financial and emotional insecurity. They seem somehow stuck in life. When Ji-young tells Su-hyeon that she may be pregnant, pressure mounts on them either to commit or split up.


The couple embark on road trips to their respective parents’ homes. Ji-young’s middle-class parents are frustrated by her seeming inability to follow a conventional family life. Su-hyeon’s barely existent relationship with his alcoholic father and embittered mother is even more strained. Their parents live in opposition to each other, love at best a distant memory. Is this the future facing Sy-hyeon and Ji-young?

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Wednesday 8 Nov 201718:30
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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

The goalkeeper Josef Bloch (Arthur Brauss) is sent off after committing a foul during an away game. This causes him to completely lose his bearings. He wanders aimlessly through the unfamiliar town and spends the night with the box-office attendant of a movie theatre (Erika Pluhar).


As Wenders himself has stated, the visual idiom of Hitchcock’s films provided the model for his debut film. With his cameraman Robby Müller and his editor Peter Przygodda - both of whom had already worked with him on his film thesis - Wenders set forth a collaboration that would weld this team together for years.


Screening from a new 4K restoration supervised by Wenders himself.


“His technique of using images to keep the plot intact makes The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick a milestone in young German cinema.” - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


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Tuesday 31 Oct 201719:30
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The Jungle Bunch (U)

Kids' Kino Club

Tickets for children and accompanying adults just £1.75


Maurice may look like a penguin - but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all.

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Saturday 11 Nov 201711:30
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Steven (Colin Farrell), an eminent cardiothoracic surgeon is married to Anna (Nicole Kidman), a respected ophthalmologist. They are well off and live a happy and healthy family life with their two children. Steven has formed a friendship with Martin, a fatherless 16 year-old boy whom he has taken under his wing. Things take a sinister turn when Steven introduces Martin to his family, gradually throwing their world into turmoil and forcing Steven to make a shocking sacrifice or run the risk of losing everything.


“a wildly uncomfortable, venomously funny Greek tragedy” - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

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Tuesday 12 Dec 201718:3020:50
Thursday 14 Dec 201720:15
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The Last Witness (18)

London Korean Film Festival


Detective Oh Byeong-ho goes searching for the murderer of small-time brewer Yang Dal-su, bludgeoned to death by a quiet riverside: no witnesses, no apparent motive. As lone-wolf Oh wanders about the winter landscape of South Jeolla Province and Seoul, he finds himself caught in a story of treachery, rape and murder. It all goes back to Yang’s role as leader of an anti-Communist militia that hunted down a desperate band of northern guerrillas in the final days of the Korean War.


Followed by a Q&A with the Director Lee Doo-yong


*This work has been approved for use in accordance with Article 50 of the Copyright Act (Court approval, 5 September 2017)

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Saturday 4 Nov 201714:00
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The Lego Ninjago Movie (U)

Kids' Kino Club

Tickets just £1.75 for children and accompanying adults


Six young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they're gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they're ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.

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Saturday 18 Nov 201711:30
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The Merciless (18)

London Korean Film Festival


Opening with a conversation about food followed by sudden, murderous violence, and fracturing its chronology into separate timelines, this latest feature from Byun Sung-hyun owes a certain debt to Quentin Tarantino, but is also a moody neo-noir, all existential musings, rain-swept treachery and savagery just out of shot.


Whether inside prison or out, ruthless gangster Jae-ho (Sul Kyung-gu) and his new young protégé Hyun-su (Yim Si-wan) struggle to trust each other in a world of endless double-dealing and betrayal.

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Friday 3 Nov 201718:30
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The Mimic (15)

London Korean Film Festival


After opening 2013's London Korean Film Festival with his feature debut Hide and Seek, writer/director Huh Jung is back with K-horror The Mimic.


Hee-yeon (Yum Jung-ah) moves to the foot of Mount Jang, Busan with her husband, daughter and demented mother-in-law, but is still haunted by the disappearance of her son five years earlier. Eventually, Hee-yeon is drawn to the local legend of a monstrous tiger that lures people into its cave by imitating the voices of their loved ones.


Taking his cues equally from the popular Korean folktale 'The Sun and the Moon', and Hideo Nakata's J-horror Dark Water (2002), Huh's chiller is a melancholic study of maternity and loss, while using echoes, mirrors and recurring scenes to reveal cinema itself as the medium of mimicry.

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Tuesday 7 Nov 201721:10
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The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

Kids' Kino Club
Tickets for children and accompanying adults just £1.75

Retelling of Dickens’ classic Christmas story - with Muppets! Michael Caine plays the crotchety Ebeneezer Scrooge, with all your favourite muppets filling in roles, including of course, the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

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Saturday 16 Dec 201711:30
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

Kids' Kino Club

Tickets for children and accompanying adults just £1.75


Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.

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Saturday 9 Dec 201711:30
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The Party and the Guests (15)

Made in Prague Film Festival

Jan Nemec Retrospective


A friendly picnic in the forest turns into a nightmare awaking the instinct for self-preservation and revealing the true characters of all those threatened. This brilliant, absurdist parable paints a chilling picture of the tactics used to coerce individuals into adopting the dominant political ideology and the destruction of those who don’t. Considered to be an attack on the political system, it was “ banned forever‘ by the Czechoslovak government. Full of astute observation of human nature and sharp satire, this is another timeless masterpiece.

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Saturday 11 Nov 201720:15
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The Receptionist

London East Asia Film Festival


A young girl takes a job as a receptionist at an illegal massage parlour in London. The longer she stays, the more attached she feels to the humanity of her surroundings, but she finds herself at a crossroads as she questions where her morality lies. Director Jenny Lu wanted to explore a society commanded by money where many people are forced to sell themselves to get by. She also wanted to tell the stories of East Asian immigrants in the UK as well as the special bonds between women of all lands.


Followed by a Q&A with Director Jenny Lu, Producer/Actress Shuang Teng


See the full festival programme here


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Tuesday 24 Oct 201720:45
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The Robe (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.

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Wednesday 25 Oct 201714:00
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The Secret Life of Pets (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £1.75


The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

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Saturday 21 Oct 201711:30
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The Star

Kids' Kino Club

Tickets for children and accompanying adults just £1.75


Meet lovable donkey Bo and his friends as they became the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.

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Saturday 2 Dec 201711:30
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The Table

London East Asia Film Festival


A series of conversations unfold between four pairs of people over table in a cafe; stories between ex-lovers, new lovers and strangers connect over one day in an examination of human relationships in the modern world. Director Kim Jong-kwan is renowned for his exploration of women and his ability to pull fantastic performance from his cast. A low budget film, The Table is a fantastic insight to love, relationships and memories.


Followed by a Q&A with Director Kim Jong-kwan, Actress Lim Soo-jung and Actress Jung Eun-chae


See the full festival programme here


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Monday 23 Oct 201718:30
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The Teacher (12A)

Made in Prague Film Festival

Highlights of Czech Cinema


It’s 1983 and a new teacher arrives at a school. Soon life turns upside down with rumours of her corrupt behaviour. When a  meeting is called, parents must decide whether they dare to risk  opposing the well-connected teacher or continue to provide favours in return for good grades for their offspring. A beautifully crafted study of the corrosive force of corruption nominated for the European Film Academy Award. Winner of the Best Actress Prize at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

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Saturday 18 Nov 201718:15
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (18)

Made in Prague Film Festival

Jan Nemec Retrospective


In this successful adaptation of Milan Kundera‘s tragi-comic novel the narrative follows the high-flying surgeon and womaniser Tomáš, his artist lover Sabina and wife Teresa living happily in 1968 Prague. The arrival of the Soviet tanks shatter their illusions and change their lives forever. With Kundera being persona non grata in Czechoslovakia and Kaufman denied filming access, the authentic looking locations and atmosphere are down to Jan Němec who provided his own footage of the invasion and recreated Prague in his role as special consultant.


Screening with the short film

Oratorio for Prague


This was the first filmed record of the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia the world saw. Having film stock and a camera ready for his documentary about the Prague Spring, Nemec turned it on the invaders and then smuggled the footage abroad. A unique documentary about resistence.


Jan Nemec, Czechoslovakia, 1968, 29'

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Sunday 12 Nov 201718:00
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The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street (15)

Made in Prague Film Festival

Jan Nemec Retrospective


Karel Roden as Němec’s alter ego opens the film with remarks on a life spent in pursuit of fame, glory and women, indicating the exhilarating ride the eternal rebel and lonely wolf will provide in a dramatisation of key moments from his life. These include the fateful 1968 Cannes Festival,  Prague with Soviet tanks, his move to the USA, meeting Ivanka Trump and securing a visa to return home to attend ‘the funeral of communism’. Incredibly rich and funny this is a settling of scores and a testament to Němec‘s joie de vivre.


Followed by a Q&A with dramaturg and producer Jakub Felcman

and a party with Czech beer and DJ Music

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Friday 10 Nov 201720:30
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This is Our Land (18)

French Film Festival UK


This timely drama follows a young nurse and mother named Pauline (Émilie Dequenne), who is recruited by a right-wing politician resembling Marine Le Pen (Catherine Jacob) to be the approachable face of the National Front. Although Pauline is not particularly concerned with politics, she is seduced by the promise of an increased salary to support her family and the opportunity to make her country a safer place. As she becomes more embroiled in political theater, Pauline begins to realise that the message she’s endorsing conflicts with her own beliefs.


Also starring André Dussollier, This Is Our Land offers a compelling look at the tensions leading up to the recent French election.


“Visually the film is in keeping with Belvaux’s solid, handsomely crafted style.” - Variety

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Sunday 10 Dec 201716:30
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Toyen (15)

Made in Prague Film Festival

Jan Nemec Retrospective


Forging links between reality and imagination, this is a lyrical portrait of Toyen, a great Czech Surrealist who broke into the male-dominated art world. It reconstructs her life in wartime Prague, when she was hiding her Jewish lover, fellow artist Jindřich Heisler. Linking fragments and details and mixing archive footage, stylized sequences and re-enactments with natural sounds, Němec creates a collage of multi-layered images evoking the spirit of the avant-garde and a true sense of the era. A film full of visual poetry.

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Sunday 12 Nov 201716:30
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Trolls (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £1.75


After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

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Saturday 28 Oct 201711:30
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Vashti Bunyan: From Here The Before

Presented by Heavenly Films

Followed by a Q&A with Vashti Bunyan


Folk singer Vashti Bunyan’s story of exploitation, resignation, exile and rediscovery is one of this century's most enduring musical legends.

BAFTA winner Kieran Evans' gorgeously shot, achingly intimate portrait retraces Bunyan's infamous voyage by gyspy caravan, from Inner London to the Outer Hebrides, during which she wrote her stunning, commercially disastrous 1970 album 'Just Another Diamond Day’.

The film explores a slice of Bunyan's life in loving detail, pausing only to wonder at the enduring charm and mystery of this prodigious, prodigal talent.


This is the first London screening since 2009 and will be followed by a rare Q&A session with Vasthi Bunyan hosted by Travis Elborough.


Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before is presented as the October edition of the Heavenly Films Night.

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Friday 27 Oct 201719:30
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Wasteland

Made in Prague Film Festival

Highlights of Czech Cinema


A thrilling HBO drama series in the mould of The Killing and The Bridge. In a small coal mining village the residents face the difficult choice of whether to sell their homes and land to a powerful coal company and move on or stay put and face an uncertain future. When strange events start occurring and the mayor’s daughter Míša goes missing, the whole village embarks on a search only to find long-buried truths and secrets.


Beautifully shot and impeccably acted, particularly by Stivínová in the role of an ambitious mayor, this was the pinnacle of 2016 Czech filmmaking.

Three episodes to be screened at an exclusive UK Premiere.

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Friday 17 Nov 201719:00
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White Christmas (U)

Bing Crosby stars in this Christmas classic. A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

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Wednesday 13 Dec 201714:00
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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (U)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55s


Rockwell Hunter is not exactly thriving in his TV company,  that is, until he finds the perfect spokes model for Stay-Put lipstick, the famous actress with the oh-so-kissable lips, Rita Marlowe. Unfortunately, in exchange, Rock has to act publicly as Rita's lover.

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Wednesday 22 Nov 201714:00
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Young Marx (12A)

National Theatre Live


1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.


Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.


Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

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Thursday 7 Dec 201719:00