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Featured attraction: LFS: CHOCOLAT + INTRO by Sophie Monks Kaufman at Lexi Cinema (04 JUN 18:30): “A beautiful, poetic film dealing with harsh subjects: racism, power and the loss of innocence.”
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
LFS: CHOCOLAT + INTRO by Sophie Monks Kaufman at Lexi Cinema (04 JUN 18:30):
- French filmmaker Claire Denis’s debut follows a French family whose lives are thrown into disarray by the arrival of a mysterious African American drifter.
SHORTS NIGHT at Catford Film (04 JUN 20:00):
- An evening of cutting edge UK and international short films. A selection of creative shorts showcasing some of the latest top talents, mixed with some home grown creativity from local film makers. Part of Catford Fringe Festival 2018.
WELCOME TO CURIOSITY + Q&A with the cast at The Prince Charles (04 JUN 18:30):
- A heist followed by betrayal, a serial killer on the loose, a lunatic out of the asylum, a girl stepping out with a very bad man and a salesman with a vivid imagination: five people whose lives are interconnected without them knowing it but all sharing one thing in common: curiosity kills…
More films in London today (A – Z): BONJOUR TRISTESSE at BFI (04 JUN 20:40). CLUELESS at Rooftop Film Club, Shoreditch (04 JUN 21:00). HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES at Regent Street Cinema (04 JUN 19:30). New Writings: Hitchcock & The Spy Film talk at BFI (04 JUN 18:30). PICCADILLY at BFI (04 JUN 18:20). SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER at The Prince Charles (04 JUN 20:45). STAND BY ME at The Prince Charles (04 JUN 18:25).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AGNÈS VARDA: VISION OF AN ARTIST at BFI Southbank (JUN to JUL).
- CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (04 JUN 20:45).
IDA LUPINO: ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, STAR at BFI Southbank (JUN).
- THE GAY DESPERADO 35mm (04 JUN 18:15).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
British Urban Film Festival (04 to 10 JUN)
- LIVE SCRIPT READINGS (04 JUN 12:00, Bernie Grant Arts Centre).
- BUFF AWARDS AFTER PARTY (04 JUN 22:00, Genesis Cinema).
CONCEALED at The Castle Cinema (04 JUN 16:30 – £5 Mondays):
- A thriller like no other. Set in the underbelly of Sydney’s inner city suburbs where Max (Simon Lyndon) and his mate Richard (Paul Tassone) are desperately trying to find Sallie, Max’s partner who’s disappeared. Their search takes them deep into the criminal heartland of the city and even deeper inside the secrets and lies of family.
ISMAEL’S GHOSTS at Ciné Lumière (04 JUN 18:30):
- Film director Ismaël Vuillard (Mathieu Amalric) still mourns the death of his wife Carlotta, twenty years earlier, even though he has started his life over again with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg). When Carlotta (Marion Cotillard) returns from the dead, their whole world is turned upside-down.
PANDORA’S BOX at Barbican (04 JUN 18:00):
- G.W. Pabst’s tragic portrait of sexual obsession, following the rise and fall of Lulu (Louise Brooks), a femme fatale who unleashes uncontrollable desires in the men and women she encounters.
- Also at BFI Southbank where the screening on 04 JUN 18:00 has a live accompaniment by Cyrus Gabrysch.
More films in London this week (A – Z): ENTEBBE at JW3 (01 JUN to 05 JUL). FILMWORKER at Watermans (01 to 07 JUN). MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PARTat Genesis (01 to 05 JUN). MARY & THE WITCH’S FLOWER at The Prince Charles (01 to 07 JUN). MY FRIEND DAHMER at The Institute Of Light (01 to 07 JUN). WESTERNat Whirled Cinema (04 to 10 JUN). ZAMA at ICA (01 to 07 JUN).
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