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A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.
Antonio and Agostino are two childhood friends who haven't met in quite a long time. They will be reunited by a long journey across Europe on Agostino's truck, heading back to their hometown. It will be the occasion to confront each other on their own past, the secrets that separated them and the possibility to start from scratch a new friendship.
Vinicio Marchioni (Quanto basta, Romanzo Criminale) and Marco D'Amore (Ciro Di Marzio in the tv series Gomorrah) deliver two "extraordinary performances in this small gem" (CineEuropa) which is a captivating road movie, a funny comedy and an intimate drama at the same time.
Director Simone Catania will attend the Q&A.
Federico Fellini’s exquisite tale of celebrity casts an adoring yet critical eye towards post-war Rome. Set over seven decadent days, the film follows Marcello Mastroianni’s philandering journalist, pursuing a happiness that’s always just out of reach.
A new 4K restoration marks the film’s 60th anniversary and screens as part of the official 2020 celebrations for the centenary of Federico Fellini.
“Probably the greatest film ever made” - Nicolas Winding Refn
One of cinema’s most achingly poignant romances, based on Stefan Zweig’s novella set in fin de siècle Vienna. About to leave the city in order to avoid a duel, concert pianist Stefan Brand receives a letter from a woman he can no longer remember. A wry meditation on memory and misplaced desire.
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) directs this new adaptation of the novel by Louisa May Alcott following the lives of four sisters in 19th Century America.
“If this isn't the Little Women you remember, either on page or screen, that's understandable. But it's likely the one you felt, and that's more important” - Time Out.
Saoirse Ronan - Best Actress
Florence Pugh - Best Supporting Actress
Best Adapted Screenplay
Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults
Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora, begin to question the complex family ties that bind them, as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and new dark forces at play.
The Photographers' Gallery
Introduced by Julian Rodriguez, curator of Shot in Soho
Inspired by Shot in Soho at The Photographers’ Gallery, take a closer look at London’s famed neighbourhood in this silent drama featuring famed actor Anna May Wong in an opulent tale of love and betrayal.
"Piccadilly, restored to its original glory, was a genuine revelation to me. It's a bold, beautifully crafted, completely modern picture... One of the truly great films of the silent era." - Martin Scorsese
Followed by a Q&A with the director
The Genius and the Opera Singer is an intimate documentary set in a claustrophobic penthouse in New York’s West Village. Here, Ruth and her daughter Jessica have shared uneasy quarters for over half a century. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, the film mines the fraught emotional territory of a parental relationship that is stuck cycling between past and present.
Once an aspiring opera singer, Ruth is now housebound and reliant on 55-year-old Jessica. Intelligent, hot-tempered, and confrontational, Jessica’s life has not unfolded quite as she planned. She claims that her mother spent her formative years neglecting her, in favour of superficial glamour. Jessica is therefore determined to unravel their shared history and analyse its minute details. Declaring her ‘incompetent’, New York City authorities relegated Ruth to a nursing home. Following a long legal battle, we meet Jessica as she has successfully returned her 92-year-old mother to their decaying apartment. The homecoming victory is short-lived, however: the duo immediately lock into old, acerbic, high-volume patterns - alternating inspired cabaret duets with down-the-rabbit-hole screaming matches about hypothetical end days scenarios - as they try to sort out who has hurt whom, and how.
Shot over the course of a year by director Vanessa Stockley, The Genius and the Opera Singer is a starkly observed, warts-and-all glimpse into the stories we tell ourselves in order to live.
“It’s a revelation.” - Indiewire
Tickets just £1.75 for the over 55's
A woman and her daughter come home to find that her actor boyfriend has left for an out of town job with no warning subletting the apartment to another actor, who did not know they would be there. A heartwarming classic.
Centred on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda’s present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family’s history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch’s extravagant love for her country. In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda’s comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale.
"The former first lady of the Philippines is revealed as a monstrous, loathsome, absurdly queenly figure in Lauren Greenfield’s superb documentary" - The Guardian