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SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [05/02/22]

SATURDAY 05 FEBRUARY 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


HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD aka Beolsae d. Kim Bora, 2018 (05 FEB 20:20) / Part of SEEN & HEARD at BFI Southbank.

“In Seoul in 1994, 14-year-old Eun-Hee sits quietly in the background of her dysfunctional family. She has a close best friend and a secret boyfriend, yet still somehow feels like an outsider. Until she meets her new, free-spirited Chinese tutor, who seems truly to see her. Kim Bora’s semi-autobiographical directorial debut is a grand, beautiful introspective story of a summer when everything changes.” (BFI)


  • African Odysseys: AFRICAN REDEMPTION: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MARCUS GARVEY d. Roy T Anderson, 2021 UK Premiere + Panel discussion at BFI Southbank (05 FEB 14:00).
  • THE BIG LEBOWSKI d. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 1998 at The Prince Charles (05 FEB 17:45).
  • MEMORIA d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2021 + Book launch + Recorded interview with Apichatpong Weerasethakul & Giovanni Marchini Camia at Close-Up (05 FEB 20:00).
  • THE ROOM d. Tommy Wiseau, 2003 at The Prince Charles (05 FEB 21:00 – “NO SPOONS (of any kind) and NO SHOUTING ALLOWED!”).
  • THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (05 FEB 14:45).
  • THE SOUVENIR PART II d. Joanna Hogg, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Central (05 FEB 15:00).
  • STALKER d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 at The Prince Charles (05 FEB 14:40).
  • STREETS OF FIRE d. Walter Hill, 1984 at The Prince Charles (05 FEB 20:45).

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

THE ABC OF ASTA NIELSEN at BFI Southbank

ANIME at The Prince Charles

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: LGBT HISTORY MONTH at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): RENT 35mm d. Chris Columbus, 2005 (05 FEB 12:30).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE RETURN d. Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003 (05 FEB 18:00).

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT: FOR THE LOVE OF FILMS at BFI Southbank

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT REVISITED at Ciné Lumière

HOMELAND: FILMS BY AUSTRALIAN FIRST NATIONS DIRECTORS at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): FIRESTARTER – THE STORY OF BANGARRA d. Wayne Blair & Nel Minchin, 2020 + Live video Q&A with Frances Rings, Associate Artistic Director, Bangarra Dance Theatre (05 FEB 18:00).

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON 35MM LATE NIGHTS at Everyman Screen On The Green

SEEN & HEARD at BFI Southbank

STUDIO GHIBLI at Picturehouse Cinemas

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles

WHAT LIES BENEATH: THE INTRICATE REPRESENTATIONS OF A ‘DARK MIND’ IN JAPANESE CINEMA at ICA 

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles



BELLE aka Ryû to sobakasu no hime d. Mamoru Hosoda, 2021.

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE d. Michael Showalter, 2021.

  • Also 04 to 10 FEB (various dates/times): JULES ET JIM aka Jules and Jim d. François Truffaut, 1962 at: BFI / ICA / Picturehouse Cinemas // KISS ME KOSHER d. Shirel Peleg, 2020 at: JW3 (from 10 FEB) // LINGUI, THE SACRED BONDS d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2021 at: Barbican / Curzon Cinemas / ICA // NIGHTMARE ALLEY: VISIONS OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT d. Guillermo del Toro, 2021 at: Picturehouse Cinemas // THE ROSSELINIS d. Alessandro Rossellini, 2020 at: Bertha DocHouse.


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*THE SMALL PRINT: Opinions author’s own. // As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version only. // Event dates/times/formats are subject to change by the venue/organiser. Events may already be sold out at the time of posting, so please click quickly. // We try to list as many original format screenings as we can (8 to 70MM), but sometimes formats change due to age of the print, availability, logistics etc, so please check ahead with your venue if the format is your thing. // All images are used in the spirit of fair use for reporting & review – no ownership is implied or intended / unless otherwise credited to RADIANT CIRCUS as the original rights holder. We will remove any images immediately upon request – just get in touch. // We don’t filter our listings by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should therefore be 18+. // Finally, we always try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game”, but everyone can make mistakes… If something does go wrong, we will always do our best to put it right. //.