SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 10.12.19

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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).


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ALICE IN WONDERLAND d. Jonathan Miller, 1966 Tribute Screening at The Lord Palmerston (10 DEC 20:00):

  • Tufnell Park Film Club presents: “Jonathan Miller’s BBC adaptation of Lewis Carol’s classic novel is unique among Alice films in that not only was it intended for an adult audience, but most of the Wonderland characters are played by actors in standard Victorian dress (including a real cat used to represent the Cheshire Cat). Miller justified his approach as an attempt to return to what he perceived as the essence of the story.”

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Films in London this month: WEST INDIES: THE FUGITIVE SLAVES OF LIBERTY 35mm, part of MED HONDO: AFRICA FROM THE SEINE at BFI (05 DEC).

We’ve posted our epic monthly roundup of London’s rep seasons & film festivals for DECEMBER to help you plan ahead.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: PARASITE at Picturehouse Hackney (10 DEC).
Films in London today: PARASITE at Picturehouse Hackney (10 DEC).

PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Hackney (10 DEC 18:00):

  • “A tense and satirical thriller from director Bong Joon-ho, winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2019. PARASITE follows the Kim family, all four live in a tiny basement flat and all four are unemployed. One day they get a stroke of luck when their son, Ki-woo – though unqualified – manages to secure a lucrative tutoring job for the wealthy Park family. Slowly, the Kim family begin to infiltrate the Park household, but as their deception unravels events begin to get increasingly out of hand.”

THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (10 DEC 18:15):

  • “A young, quietly ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) embarks on her first serious love affair with a charismatic and mysterious man (Tom Burke). She tries to disentangle fact from fiction as she surrenders to the relationship, which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: SARRAOUNIA, part of MED HONDO: AFRICA FROM THE SEINE at BFI Southbank (10 DEC).
Films in London today: SARRAOUNIA, part of MED HONDO: AFRICA FROM THE SEINE at BFI Southbank (10 DEC).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: GETTING TOGETHER at BFI Southbank (DEC):

  • AFTER LIFE aka Wandafuru Raifu d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 1998 (10 DEC 18:15).

CHRISTMAS AT GENESIS at Genesis Cinema (08 to 17 DEC):

  • GREMLINS 30th Anniversary Restoration d. Joe Dante, 1984 presented by Truman’s (10 DEC 18:20 + Free pint of something Truman’s).

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

DELEUZE’S CINEMA: MOVEMENTS IN TIME at Close-Up (01 to 10 DEC):

DIRECTOR DEBUTS at Deptford Cinema (until 15 DEC):

MED HONDO: AFRICA FROM THE SEINE at BFI Southbank (DEC):

MUSICALS! THE GREATEST SHOW ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):

TRIBUTE TO DELPHINE SEYRIG – ACTRESS, DIRECTOR AND ACTIVIST at Ciné Lumière (01 DEC 2019 to 04 FEB 2020):

  • INDIA SONG d. Marguerite Duras, 1975 (10 DEC 19:45 + Intro by Professor Richard Dyer).


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: THE SALAMANDER, part of French Film Festival at Regent Street Cinema (10 DEC).
Films in London today: THE SALAMANDER, part of French Film Festival at Regent Street Cinema (10 DEC).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG at Ciné Lumière (06 DEC to 07 JAN).

BUDDIES d. Arthur J. Bressan Jr, 1985 at ICA (10 DEC 21:15):

  • “Written, produced and directed by the late filmmaker Arthur J. Bressan Jr., BUDDIES (1985) was the first narrative feature film about the AIDS epidemic. Recently restored in 2k from its original 16 mm negative, this landmark film is now screening widely for the first time following its brief theatrical release in 1985.”

HONEY BOY d. Alma Har’el, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (10 DEC 15:10 & 20:50):

  • “From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalising his childhood’s ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, LaBeouf takes on the therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon.”

SO LONG, MY SON d. Wang Xiaoshuai, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (10 DEC 19:40):

  • “Packing a powerful emotional punch, SO LONG, MY SON traces the lives of two families over three decades of social, political and human upheaval in China. Following the loss of a child in a tragic accident,paths separate, destinies ebb and flow, and fortunes are transformed under the impact of a country’s changing face. Yet even as their lives diverge, a common search for truth and reconciliation around the tragedy remains. But sometimes it can take a lifetime to say farewell…”

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG aka Les Parapluies de Cherbourg d. Jacques Demy, 1964 at Ciné Lumière (10 DEC 18:20):

  • “Guy, an auto mechanic, has fallen in love with Geneviève, who works in her mother’s chic umbrella shop. Before Guy is to leave for a tour of combat, the two share a passionate night. Winner of the Palme d’Or in Cannes 1964, Jacques Demy’s visually intoxicating ‘film in song’ pays homage to the Hollywood musical and is a major influence on directors including Damien Chazelle and Wes Anderson.”

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

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