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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [04/12/21]

SATURDAY 04 DECEMBER 2021 (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.

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ESCAPE ROUTE TO MARSEILLE aka Fluchtweg nach Marseille d. Ingemo Engström & Gerhard Theuring, 1977 + Discussion presented by BIMI/Essay Film Festival at Goethe-Institut London (04 DEC – Part 1: 14:00 / Part 2: 16:00 / Discussion: 18:00).

  • “In 1977 directors Ingemo Engström and Gerhard Theuring embarked on a journey through France to prepare their adaptation of Anna Segher’s exile novel Transit, making a ‘working journal with images’, as they described it. Their essayistic approach to film adaptation follows the escape route of German emigration from Nazi Germany (and Seghers’s own route), documenting the places, talking to witnesses, layering the past and the present. The result is a film in two parts, mixing fictional and documentary elements, and performing a thorough investigation of exile and cultural resistance against fascism during World War Two.”
  • The screening will be followed by a discussion with Helen Hughes, Senior Lecturer in German and Film Studies, University of Surrey,  Laura Mulvey, Professor of Film Studies, Birkbeck, University of London,  and Michael Temple, Reader in Film & Media Studies, Birkbeck University of London.


35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

A CLASS OF HIS OWN: THE FILMS OF JACK CLAYTON at BFI Southbank

ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS… at Picturehouse Cinemas

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: CHRISTMAS ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank

BUSTING THE BIAS at BFI Southbank

  • LOVE d. Jane Ashmore, 2021 + Q&A (04 DEC 13:30).
  • IT’S PERSONAL d. Kyla Harris & Lou Macnamara, 2021 + Q&A (04 DEC 15:15).

CHRISTMAS at The Prince Charles

CHRISTMAS ON 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

CLOSE-UP ON RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI at Close-Up

CULT CLASSIC FILM POP UP at Design District

JAPAN 2021 at BFI Southbank

JAPAN 2021: ANOTHER GAZE at BFI Southbank

  • 0.5MM aka 0.5 miri d. Momoko Andô, 2014 (04 DEC 18:30).

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles



ENCOUNTER d. Michael Pearce, 2021.
THE HAND OF GOD aka È stata la mano di Dio d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2021.
THERE IS NO EVIL d. Mohammad Rasoulof, 2020.


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