SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 05.02.20

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Find films in London today by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

IMPERIAL BLUE d. Dan Moss, 2019 + Q&A with the director & cinematographer Ezequiel Romero at Rio Cinema (05 FEB 18:30):

  • “The future is not for sale. With stunning cinematography and a highly-original narrative that spans three continents director Dan Moss’s IMPERIAL BLUE is a fantasy-thriller tale of greed, betrayal, and self-fulfilling prophecies – and a triumph of ambitious independent filmmaking.”

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Films in London this month: HOTEL, part of THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (FEB).
Films in London this month: HOTEL, part of THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (FEB).

We’ve posted our epic roundup of February’s rep seasons & fests.

Films in London: TEN DARK WOMEN, part of the Japan Foundation's Touring Film Programme at ICA (01 FEB 2020).
SCREEN DIARY: TEN DARK WOMEN, part of the Japan Foundation’s Touring Film Programme at ICA (01 FEB 2020).

Read our in-depth guide to the Japan Foundation’s Touring Film Programme at ICA (31 JAN to 16 FEB). We’ve also posted the first of our event writeups: TEN DARK WOMEN (01 FEB 2020).


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE MOUNTAIN at Regent Street Cinema (05 FEB).
Films in London today: THE MOUNTAIN at Regent Street Cinema (05 FEB).

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A HIDDEN LIFE d. Terrence Malick, 2020 at Phoenix Cinema (05 FEB 19:30).
  • THE APOLLO OF GAZA d. Nicolas Wadimoff, 2018 + Talk/Q&A with the director at SOAS (05 FEB 18:45).
  • BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2018 at ICA (05 FEB 16:30).
  • BAIT + Short: THE MAN WHO NEEDED A TRAFFIC LIGHT  d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 presented by Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (05 FEB 19:45).
  • BLITHE SPIRIT d. David Lean, 1945 presented by Twickenham Film Club at The Exchange (05 FEB 19:30).
  • BLOOD RAIN d. Jorge Navas, 2009 part of Latin America Cinema Night at Deptford Cinema (05 FEB 20:00).
  • BUTTERFLY d. Alessandro Cassigoli & Casey Kauffman, 2018 at DocHouse (05 FEB 14:00).
  • DARKNESS VISIBLE d. Neil Biswas, 2019 + Q&A presented by Tongues On Fire at Harrow Arts Centre (05 FEB 19:00).
  • JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (05 FEB 20:50).
  • JUDY d. Rupert Goold, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (05 FEB 18:30).
  • THE KINGMAKER d. Lauren Greenfield, 2019 at DocHouse (05 FEB 20:30).
  • THE MOUNTAIN d. Edward Dmytryk, 1956 at Regent Street Cinema (05 FEB 12:00 & 15:30).
  • THE TWO LIVES OF LI ERMAO d. Jia Yuchuan, 2019 + Q&A with Dr Yu and Dr Libby Saxton at Queen Mary University (05 FEB 15:15 – FREE!).
  • XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2019 at Frontline Club (05 FEB 19:00).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: SOUTH, part of BIG SCREEN CLASSICS at BFI Southbank (05 FEB).
Films in London today: SOUTH, part of BIG SCREEN CLASSICS at BFI Southbank (05 FEB).

ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

BEST OF 2019 at Ciné Lumière (FEB to MAR):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (FEB):

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to FEB):

  • LA STRADA d. Federico Fellini, 1954 (05 FEB 20:15).

FIND YOUR MUSE at Catford Mews (FEB):

HAPPINESS IS A STATE OF MIND: JOY & DESPAIR IN JAPANESE CINEMA at ICA (31 JAN to 16 FEB):

THE OSCARS – AND THE NOMINEES ARE… at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):

THE SAFDIE BROTHERS at The Prince Charles (JAN):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: THE LAST MERMAID, part of Women Over Fifty Film Festival On Tour (05 FEB).
Films in London today: THE LAST MERMAID, part of Women Over Fifty Film Festival On Tour (05 FEB).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: BAIT at BFI Southbank (31 JAN to 06 FEB).
Films in London today: BAIT at BFI Southbank (31 JAN to 12 FEB).

BAIT d Mark Jenkin, 2019 + Short: TRAVELOGUE (1920s Archival Footage) at BFI Southbank (05 FEB 18:30 & 20:40):

  • “Martin (Edward Rowe) is a fisherman without a boat since his brother repurposed their father’s vessel for tourist trips. As he struggles to buy his own boat he must also cope with family rivalry and the influx of London money, stag parties and holiday homes in his picturesque Cornish harbour village. Summer brings simmering tensions to a head, with tragic consequences.”

THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 FEB 13:00, 15:30, 18:15 & 20:45):

  • “Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson play Victorian lightkeepers sticking out a four-week stint on a jagged windswept island. Thomas is the grizzled, demonic older man who is supposed to be training the younger Ephraim. Yet there is little guidance in their increasingly drunken meals or in Thomas’ flinty banter. As these sea dogs’ grog runs low and phantoms begin to beset the island, this deliciously gothic thriller becomes ever-more distinctive, compelling, and wild.”

QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (05 FEB 12:40, 15:15, 18:10 & 20:50):

  • “While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman, are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defence. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defence lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.”

More films in London this week (A – Z):

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