Regent Street Cinema
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Kathaah@8 (PG)

UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A

Preceded by a reception

Kathaah@8 (Stories@8) is an award-winning anthology of 8 stories in 8 different Indian languages - all happening at 8:00 pm. The films explore themes around love, loss and longing, of tears and fears, hopes and dreams. Stories strewn across a town, a city, a country, all happening in the expanse of a few hours one night.

Book Tickets

Saturday 4 Apr 202014:15 (Closed)
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LGBTQ Short Film Showcase (18)

UK Asian Film Festival

5:30pm Reception

6pm Short Film Screenings

7:10pm Q&A

Daaravtha 2015

Dir Nishat Roy Bombarde | Marathi with English Subtitles | 30 min

An adolescent Pankaj is discovering his sexuality. Torn between a patriarchal Indian upbringing full of gender-stereotypes and his natural urge to identify with the opposite gender, he finds an opportunity to express his desires within the bounds of cultural ethos

Birds of Paradise 2018

Dir MM Rahul | Malayalam with English Subtitles | 10 min

The film travels through a day in the life of three transgender people set amidst the binary morality of society.

Shaadi Ke Kapde 2019

Dir Sonal Giani | Hindi with English Subtitles | 10 min 30 seconds

A wedding in the family is a happy occasion, a time for celebration buy is Sunny hassled?

Monsoon Date 2018

Dir Tanuja Chandra | Hindi/English with English Subtitles | 20 min

On uneventful rainy evening a young woman on her way to her date experiences bittersweet moments with a series of strangers even as a storm brews inside her

Book Tickets

Friday 3 Apr 202018:00 (Closed)
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Lihaaf (18)

UK Asian Film Festival

Closing Film / UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A

A period drama, the film is based on Ismat Chugtai's most celebrated story Lihaaf (published 1942). The film interweaves the plot of same sex relationship between Begum and her masseuse and the trial that Ismat underwent after being slapped with a case of obscenity on publishing the story. The film raises themes of homosexuality and freedom of speech that our society is grappling with even today.

Book Tickets

Saturday 4 Apr 202019:30 (Closed)
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Pyaasa (U)

UK Asian Film Festival

Vijay (Guru Dutt) writes unpopular poems about the destitute and poor. Ridiculed by his brothers and scorned by publishers, Vijay finds encouragement in a sweet prostitute, Gulabo (Waheeda Rehman). When a homeless man wearing a coat Vijay gave him is killed, Gulabo convinces a publisher to print his poems, believing Vijay to be dead. The poems are wildly popular, thanks to the myth conjured around Vijay's supposed death. When he reappears, he finds that few friends can be trusted.

Book Tickets

Saturday 4 Apr 202016:40 (Closed)
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Sons and Fathers (U)

UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A with the director

Reception from 6.30pm

Sons and Fathers turns the creative lens upon the history of the film industry in Sri Lanka and its chequered path, by narrating the story of two generations of musicians who are caught in the whirlpool of political turbulence, the Tamil separatist war in the north and growing anti-Tamil sentiments in the country.

Book Tickets

Thursday 2 Apr 202019:00 (Closed)
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The 14th February & Beyond (18)

UK Asian Film Festival

The first ever closest look into the Valentine's Day that unveils the bizarre shades of this global love fest and its ripple effect on society. The filmmaker explores the shocking ground facts about Valentine's Day that have been overlooked until now; as well as brings forth a comprehensive view of the subject through experts from various fields into this eye-opening documentary film.

Followed by a Q&A with the director Utpal Kalal

Book Tickets

Friday 3 Apr 202020:00 (Closed)
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The Tale of Princess Kaguya (U)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults

Found inside a stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into a charming young woman.

Book Tickets

Saturday 4 Apr 202011:30 (Closed)