SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 05.12.18

RADIANT CIRCUS is your handcrafted guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our DAILY UPDATE helps you find great films in London today*.

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: Filikino presents TODO TODO TEROS + INTRO at Genesis Cinema (05 DEC 18:15): “Love and terror are the subjects of this intimate, videodiary-esque film. Using a mix of found footage and personal videos, documentation of his trip to Berlin and life as an adolescent in Manila, John Torres poetically spins narratives that fold in on themselves.”


New at RADIANT CIRCUS:

Read guest contributor Manila-based film writer & critic Richard Bolisay’s introduction to John Torres’ TODO TODO TEROS before tonight’s screening at Genesis Cinema (05 DEC 18:15) > HERE.

In the third of a new series of posts with our friends at Close-Up Film Centre, RADIANT CIRCUS interviewed guest curator Eleonora Pesci about THE PURSUIT OF WHOLENESS, a programme which pays tribute to avant-garde filmmaker Gregory Markopoulos (07 to 09 DEC) > HERE.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE VIRGIN OF STAMBOUL at The Cinema Museum (05 DEC).
Films in London today: THE VIRGIN OF STAMBOUL at The Cinema Museum (05 DEC).

MUG + INTRO with director Malgorzata Szumowska & actor Mateusz Kosciukiewicz at BFI Southbank (05 DEC 20:50):

  • Jacek (Kos´ciukiewicz) lives in a small, stuffy town. He loves his dog, his girlfriend Dagmara and heavy metal. After suffering a terrible accident that completely disfigures his face, Jacek gains unwilling national notoriety in Poland. While trying to deal with the trappings of fame, Jacek struggles with his identity as he can no longer recognise himself in the mirror.

RBG + PANEL at Picturehouse Central (05 DEC 18:45):

  • This new documentary follows the impressive life of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from her legal career to her becoming an unexpected pop-culture icon (nicknamed the ‘Notorious RBG’).

TODO TODO TEROS + INTRO at Genesis Cinema (05 DEC 18:15):

  • Filikino presents: Love and terror are the subjects of this intimate, videodiary-esque film. Using a mix of found footage and personal videos, documentation of his trip to Berlin and life as an adolescent in Manila, John Torres poetically spins narratives that fold in on themselves. An exercise in form, TODO TODO TEROS marked the arrival of a new, singular voice in Philippine independent cinema.
  • Read Richard Bolisay’s article about the film at RADIANT CIRCUS.

THE VIRGIN OF STAMBOUL 35mm + INTRO by Kevin Brownlow + LIVE SCORE by Cyrus Gabrysch at The Cinema Museum (05 DEC 19:30):

  • The main feature is directed by Tod Browning and stars Priscilla Dean, Wheeler Oakman and Wallace Beery. Also includes lost British feature MARIA MARTEN 16mm with intro by Michael Pointon and live score by John Sweeney.

More films in London today (A – Z): 


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: YOU ARE HERE at The Horse Hospital (05 DEC).
Films in London today: YOU ARE HERE at The Horse Hospital (05 DEC).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

A CINEMA OF FORKING PATHS – FILMS INSPIRED BY BORGES! at The Horse Hospital & Curzon Bloomsbury (05 to 11 DEC):

CHRISTMAS AT THE PCC at The Prince Charles (30 NOV to 27 DEC):

THE CHRISTMAS LABYRINTH at Backyard Cinema (until 22 DEC):

COMEDIES MADE IN FRANCE at Ciné Lumière (02 DEC to 16 JAN):

COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: Slow Short Film Festival at Close-Up (05 DEC).
Films in London today: Slow Short Film Festival at Close-Up (05 DEC).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE WILD PEAR TREE at ArtHouse Crouch End (30 NOV to 06 DEC).
Films in London today: THE WILD PEAR TREE at ArtHouse Crouch End (30 NOV to 06 DEC).

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS at Phoenix Cinema (05 DEC 20:45):

  • The astonishing story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of 19, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio’s joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret.

WARU at Rio Cinema (05 DEC 18:15):

  • A groundbreaking production from eight female Māori filmmakers, WARU is the story of a small New Zealand town coming to terms with a bitter tragedy – the death of a small boy, Waru, at the hands of his carer.

THE WILD PEAR TREE at ArtHouse Crouch End (05 DEC 12:30, 16:15 & 20:00):

  • Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest feature is ingrained with literary references that touch on existential and philosophical questions, such as the place of religion in our lives, while also rendering a sensitive and distinctive portrait of young people in contemporary Turkey.

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


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