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Forty years after its original release, audiences will get the chance to experience Apocalypse Now Final Cut, a never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded.
Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola’s most realized version of his multi-awarded classic - a haunting journey into madness that fascinated generations of movie lovers.
Screening on a stunning 4K restoration.
London Korean Film Festival 2019 - Final Teaser Screening
Garnering universal praise at the 2018 Busan International Film Festival as well as Berlinale 2019, Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels blends theatre, traditional Korean music (gugak) and film in a heartwarming narrative of loss and redemption from award winning director Kim Tae-yong.
The film follows two children, Sun-min (Train to Busan) and her younger brother Dong-min as they are mistakenly sent to the underworld whilst retrieving their grandmother’s shoes from a junkyard, originally lost in a faustian style trade-off. Unaware of their predicament, the children continue their search accompanied by a mischievous band of kokdu; guardians that guide departed souls in the afterlife, represented by wooden figurines that decorate traditional funeral biers. The kokdu, each one carrying out a unique duty, must console the children and help them complete their journey to the underworld.
Melding fantasy and reality, Kokdu meanders between cinematic action and impressively staged theatre, creating a uniquely captivating experience. The film deftly explores the meaning and impact of death whilst maintaining an unbridled sense of joy and innocence, resonating with audiences of all ages. Traditional gugak music compliments the transcendental themes, originally performed live at the National Gugak Center in Seoul, generating record ticket sales.
Director Kim Tae-yong’s past films include the groundbreaking Memento Mori (1999) and captivating box office hit Late Autumn (2011). He now returns once more to the LKFF after his innovative recreation of Korea’s oldest silent film, Crossroads of Youth (1934), opened their Early Korean Cinema: Lost Films from the Japanese Colonial Period season in February.
Heavenly Films presents…
The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Phil Spector
plus Q&A with director Vikram Jayanti
An Arena classic, winner of the Royal Television Society award for the Best Arts Film of 2008, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector presents a portrait of the troubled, and deeply troubling, genius of the Wall of Sound. Filmed just before and during his trial for the killing of Lana Clarkson, Spector, notoriously resistant to speaking on camera, talks rivetingly of his life his work, his views on the world, the music business and civil rights and his fears for the impending court case.
Featuring classic performances from Ike and Tina Turner, The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers, The Crystals and John Lennon, it is a film that makes us wonder about the darkness behind some of pop's brightest hits. A unique and defining portrait of one of the greatest producers in the history of popular music but a man who is also currently serving an 19-year prison sentence for Clarkson's murder.
Produced by Anthony Wall and Vikram Jayanti
Edited by Emma Matthews,
Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75
Wagon train survivors of an Apache attack entrust the sheriff's prisoner, scout Comanche Todd, with their lives despite his wanted-for-murder status.
L'uomo che comprò la luna
The Italian intelligence agency obtains intelligence too hard to believe: An unidentified man living in Sardinia is the real owner of the moon. The news is instantly relayed to all intelligence agencies in the world, and with each government claiming that they have the rights to the moon, they decide to dispatch a Sardinia-born secret agent into the island. Though the agent really was born in Sardinia, he has since lost all characteristics of a Sardinian, and must get private lessons to learn what it is to be a Sardinian.
Following the screening there will be a reception with free Italian food and wine.