This is a film still from COME AND SEE dir Elem Klimov, 1985, screening at The Prince Charles Cinema (30 April 2022).

SATURDAY: What’s on in London today [30/04/22]

SATURDAY 30 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.

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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).

COME AND SEE d. Elem Klimov, 1985 at The Prince Charles (30 APR 14:45 / 04 MAY 12:40).

“This widely acclaimed film from Soviet director Elem Klimov is a stunning, senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in present-day Belarus, teenage Flyora (Aleksei Kravchenko, in one of the screen’s most searing depictions of anguish since Renée Falconetti’s Joan of Arc) eagerly joins the Soviet resistance. Rather than the adventure and glory he envisioned, what he finds is a waking nightmare of unimaginable carnage and cruelty—rendered with a feverish, otherworldly intensity by Klimov’s subjective camerawork and expressionistic sound design. Nearly suppressed by Soviet censors who took eight years to approve its script, Come and See is perhaps the most visceral, impossible-to-forget antiwar film ever made.” (The PCC).

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

Check venues for full listings…

007 SEASON at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière


BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles


FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA at The Prince Charles

GENESIS 23RD BIRTHDAY at Genesis Cinema

  • FREE SOLO d. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018 (30 APR 15:40).
  • FISH TANK d. Andrea Arnold, 2009 (30 APR 18:05).
  • HUNGER 35mm d. Steve McQueen, 2008 (30 APR 20:50).


MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

PAUL VERHOEVEN 35MM at Everyman Screen On The Green

Check venues for full listings…

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

CASABLANCA BEATS aka Haut et fort dir. Nabil Ayouch, 2021:

THE VELVET QUEEN aka La panthère des neiges dir. Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier, 2021:

WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR dir. Jane Schoenbrun, 2021:

  • Also 29 APR to 05 MAY (various dates/times): ARCHIPELAGO aka Archipel dir. Félix Dufour-Laperrière, 2021 at: ICA // THE CASE dir. Nina Guseva, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // THE SWIMMER dir. Adam Kalderon, 2021 at: JW3 (from 05 MAY) // YOUR MUM AND DAD: A DEVASTATING TRUTH dir. Klaartje Quirijns, 2019 at: JW3 (from 01 MAY).

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