Films in London today: LAKE MUNGO at BFI (29 NOV).

SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 29.11.18

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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: Terror Vision presents LAKE MUNGO at BFI Southbank (29 NOV 20:50): “This faux-documentary is a beautifully constructed meditation on grief, as tender as it is terrifying.” – BFI.


In the first of a new series of guest articles at RADIANT CIRCUS, Manila-based film writer & critic Richard Bolisay introduces John Torres’ debut feature TODO TODO TEROS (2006), Filikino’s next screening at Genesis Cinema (05 DEC 18:15).


In our continuing series with Close-Up Film Centre, RADIANT CIRCUS chats to curator Andrew Gutman about UP NORTH & UNDERGROUND, a programme of under-screened classics of the Canadian underground film scene (03 to 04 DEC).




Films in London today: TALES OF A FUTURE PAST, part of DISASTERS OF PEACE at The Whitechapel Gallery (29 NOV).
Films in London today: TALES OF A FUTURE PAST, part of DISASTERS OF PEACE at The Whitechapel Gallery (29 NOV).

DISASTERS OF PEACE + PANEL at The Whitechapel Gallery (29 NOV 19:00):

  • Major disasters seem to characterise our age: refugee crises, genocides of indigenous populations, Chernobyl and Fukushima, catastrophic hurricanes of increased intensity and the inexorable destruction of our habitable ecosystem. How can we represent these disasters to expose the slow violence their aftermaths continue to enact?

DISOBEDIENCE + SCREENTALK with Naomi Alderman at Barbican (29 NOV 18:30):

  • Sebastián Lelio (A FANTASTIC WOMAN) returns with a timely and emotionally powerful tale, set at the crossroads of tradition and modernity, of personal desires and the demands of faith. Based on a novel by Naomi Alderman, the author is in conversation after this preview.
  • Also DISOBEDIENCE + Q&A with director Sebastián Lelio & special guests at JW3 (29 NOV 19:30).

EVELYN + Q&A with director Orlando von Einsiedel at ICA (29 NOV 18:15):

  • When his brother, recently diagnosed with schizophrenia and suffering from intense depression, died by suicide at 22, Orlando and his other two siblings buried the trauma, rarely talking about it. Over a decade later, the remaining family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes his brother Evelyn had liked to walk, to reflect on his life and death.

LAKE MUNGO at BFI Southbank (29 NOV 20:50):

  • Terror Vision presents: Despite being one of this century’s most critically acclaimed horror films, Joel Anderson’s multi-layered faux-documentary remains criminally underseen. Following the sudden death of their 16-year-old daughter, the distraught Palmer family invite a psychic and a parapsychologist into their home to uncover the truth behind the tragedy.

More films in London today (A – Z):


Films in London today: CRIES AND WHISPERS at Close-Up (29 NOV).
Films in London today: CRIES AND WHISPERS at Close-Up (29 NOV).



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


Film festivals in London today include:


Films in London today: SHOPLIFTERS at Ciné Lumière (23 NOV to 03 JAN).
Films in London today: SHOPLIFTERS at Ciné Lumière (23 NOV to 03 JAN).

THE JUDGE at DocHouse (29 NOV 14:30 & 16:30):

  • Confronting institutionalised sexism within an established, traditional court of law is no easy task – especially in the Middle East. However the remarkably courageous, undeniably talented Judge Kholoud did it anyway – becoming the first woman judge to be appointed to the Shari’a law courts in Palestine.

NAE PASARAN! at ArtHouse (29 NOV 15:30):

  • Felipe Bustos Sierra’s feature charts the incredible true story of the Scots who managed to ground half of Chile’s Air Force, from the other side of the world, in the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.

SHOPLIFTERS at Ciné Lumière (29 NOV 20:40):

  • Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (NOBODY KNOWS) latest film SHOPLIFTERS is a profoundly moving drama about a poverty-stricken family petty thieving to make ends meet, when they come across a shivering little girl foraging for scraps in the cold winter night.

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

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