This is a film still from HOMEWARD dir Nariman Aliev, 2019.
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MONDAY: What’s on in London today [25/04/22]

MONDAY 25 APRIL 2022 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today across DIY, indie & alternative cinema including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & our selection of new releases.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus

Book now for the next screening event supported by #ReviveTheDark, RADIANT CIRCUS’ audience-backed campaign for distinctive/DIY cinema! Sonic Cinema presents AUSTRIAN SYNAESTHETIC CINEMA at Cafe OTO (06 MAY 20:00).

Ukraine Fundraiser: HOMEWARD d. Nariman Aliev, 2019 at The Lexi Cinema (25 APR 18:15).

“Mustafa (Akhtem Seitablayev) and his college-aged son, Alim (Remzi Bilyalov) have set out to a morgue in Kyiv to recover the body of Alim’s older brother, Nazim, yet another casualty of the war with Russia. Although Nazim had been living in Kyiv with his Orthodox wife, Olesya, Mustafa is insistent that his son is given a traditional Muslim burial beside his mother’s grave in Crimea, and excludes Olesya from the road-trip.”

“Mustafa is a hot-tempered and severe. There is also tension between father and son as city-life has exacerbated the generational gap between Mustafa and Alim. However, one commonality unites them – their shared language of Crimean Tatar. Along the way, they face many obstacles, not least of which is a decomposing cadaver, and Alim is hard-pressed to accept his father’s determination to uphold tradition at all costs. However, the on-going challenges encourage the pair to better understand each other and profoundly impacts their relationship.” (The Lexi)

Proceeds from the screening will be donated to The Ukrainian Red Cross to support fundraising efforts for Ukrainian refugees.

#QueerHorrorNights returns with David Freyne’s THE CURED (2017) at The Castle Cinema (15 MAY 14:00) / Booking now!

TALKS etc.


Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO at The Garden Cinema

  • THE MEN d. Fred Zinnemann, 1950 (25 APR 20:50).

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at The Prince Charles 

LIV ULLMANN: FACE TO FACE at BFI Southbank

SEASCAPES: OUR OCEANS ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière

  • MURINA d. Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, 2021 (25 APR 20:15).


HAPPENING dir. Audrey Diwan, 2021:

SAINT-NARCISSE dir. Bruce LaBruce, 2020:

  • Various venues, inc: ICA


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