This is a film still from THE DEER (1974), showing today at Close-Up Film Centre (02 OCT 2021).

SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [02/10/21]

SATURDAY 02 OCTOBER 2021 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today including one-off events, limited runs, film clubs, repertory seasons, film festivals, outdoor events, & our selection of new releases.

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THE DEER d. Masoud Kimiai, 1974 + Intro by Ehsan Khoshbakht at Close-Up (02 OCT 20:15).

  • “For two consecutive decades and in various Iranian critics’ poll, THE DEER has occupied the very top place as ‘the best Iranian film ever made.’ Premiered at Tehran International Film Festival in November 1974 but opened in Tehran cinemas with a year-long gap (on 28 January 1976), the film severely suffered from censorship. Almost unseen outside Iran, this is a rare chance to see a poignant and essential moment in film history when cinema and politics clash.”
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  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY d. Bryan Singer, 2018 at The Luna Cinema at Wandsworth Park (02 OCT 19:30).

BELLY OF THE BEAST d. Erika Cohn, 2020.

EMA d. Pablo Larraín, 2019.

  • Various venues inc: ICA

OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE d. Ric Burns, 2019.

  • Also (01 to 07 OCT various dates/times): FAUCI d. John Hoffman & Janet Tobias, 2021 at: JW3 // FRIDA – VIVA LA VIDA d. Giovanni Troilo, 2019 at: Bertha DocHouse // MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY d. Julie Coleman, 2021 at: Watermans // SONG WITHOUT A NAME aka Canción sin nombre d. Melina León, 2019 at: ICA.

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