NOW BOOKING: Films in London this month [FEBRUARY 2019]

RADIANT CIRCUS is your handcrafted guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our latest SCREEN GUIDE helps you find repertory seasons & film festivals in London this month.


Find films in London this month by: REPERTORY SEASONS // FILM FESTIVALS


Each month we look ahead to what we call London’s MUSEUM SHOWS, the places where you can find several attractions under one roof. Our listings are divided into repertory seasons and film festivals. We keep you updated on all London’s one-off screenings including film clubs, meet the talent Q&As and other special events in our weekly digests and daily updates.


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EARLY KOREAN CINEMA

EARLY KOREAN CINEMA: LOST FILMS FROM THE JAPANESE COLONIAL PERIOD at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • “It was once assumed that all pre-1945 Korean cinema had vanished from existence, but in the 2000s a series of remarkable archival discoveries revealed a diverse treasure trove of melodramas, propaganda films and newsreels from the colonial period. BFI presents them for the first time in the UK, thanks to the restoration work of the Korean Film Archive.” – BFI.

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Films in London: THE BITCH at Rio Cinema (16 FEB).


FILMS IN LONDON THIS MONTH

REPERTORY SEASONS (A–Z)

Films in London this month: DUNE 70mm at The Prince Charles (various dates).
Films in London this month: DUNE 70mm at The Prince Charles (various dates).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: ROMA 70mm d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2018 (08 FEB 20:45 / 09 FEB 11:30, 14:30 & 17:30 / 10 FEB 13:00, 16:00 & 19:00). READY PLAYER ONE 70mm d. Steven Spielberg, 2018 (13 FEB 20:30); and, DUNE 70mm d. David Lynch, 1984 (16 FEB 20:45 / 21 FEB 20:45 / 26 FEB 20:45).

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS at The Prince Charles (until 06 MAY):

  • Eight feature-length fiction and documentary films. Includes: JACQUOT DE NANTES d. Agnès Varda, 1991 (26 FEB 18:20).

AKIRA KUROSAWA: SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 13 APR):

ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • “Butt-numbing marathons” (their words…ED.) of cult, horror, themed & film franchises including: THE BEFORE TRILOGY 35mm+DCP d. Richard Linklater, 1995, 2004 & 2013 (15 FEB 18:20); and, TAIKA ALL-NIGHTER (23 FEB 21:20).

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

BEST OF 2018 at Ciné Lumière (03 to 26 JAN):

  • “Wasn’t 2018 a great year for cinema? For those who missed some of the standout films or those who want to watch them again, a selection of 7 of the most acclaimed films of the year!” Includes: DOGMAN d. Matteo Garrone, 2018 (09 FEB 16:30 / 10 FEB 16:30 / 12 FEB 18:10); and, SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 (15 FEB 18:00 / 19 FEB 18:10 / 21 FEB 20:40).

BE THE COWBOY: THE CINEMA OF ULRICH KÖHLER at Deptford Cinema & Goethe-Institut (18 to 27 FEB):

  • “Deptford Cinema and the Goethe-Institut have joined forces to present the four features films by Ulrich Köhler: an underrepresented, underrated figure in the so-called Berliner Schule group of filmmakers.” Includes: BUNGALOW d. Ulrich Köhler, 2002 (18 FEB 20:00, Deptford Cinema); WINDOWS ON MONDAY d. Ulrich Köhler, 2006 (20 FEB 20:00, Deptford Cinema); SLEEPING SICKNESS d. Ulrich Köhler, 2011 (25 FEB 19:00, Goethe-Institut); and, IN MY ROOM d. Ulrich Köhler, 2018 (27 FEB 19:00, Goethe-Institut).
Films in London this month: DO THE RIGHT THING at BFI (various dates).
Films in London this month: DO THE RIGHT THING, part of BIG SCREEN CLASSICS at BFI (various dates).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN at The Prince Charles (until 15 JUL):

CLOSE-UP ON LUIS BUÑUEL at Close-Up (01 to 27 FEB):

Films in London this month: TRAPS, part of VERA CHYTILOVÁ at Close-Up (21 FEB).
Films in London this month: TRAPS, part of VERA CHYTILOVÁ at Close-Up (21 FEB).

CLOSE-UP ON VERA CHYTILOVÁ at Close-Up (13 FEB to 01 MAR):

  • “Former philosophy student, fashion model, and script-girl, Vera Chytilová became one of Europe’s most innovative filmmakers in the 1960s.” Includes: A BAGFUL OF FLEAS + CEILING d. Vera Chytilová, 1962 & 1963 (13 FEB 20:30); FRUIT OF PARADISE d. Vera Chytilová, 1970 (14 FEB 20:15 / 23 FEB 18:00); SOMETHING DIFFERENT d. Vera Chytilová, 1963 (18 FEB 20:15); DAISIES d. Vera Chytilová, 1966 (19 FEB 20:45 / 01 MAR 20:15); and, TRAPS d. Vera Chytilová, 1998 (21 FEB 20:15).

DEREK JARMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 16 APR):

  • Includes: BLUE d. Derek Jarman, 1993 (28 FEB 18:30).
  • Read our RADIANT CIRCUS guide to the season, HERE.

EARLY KOREAN CINEMA: LOST FILMS FROM THE JAPANESE COLONIAL PERIOD at BFI Southbank (FEB):

FEELGOOD FILMS at House Of Vans (25 JAN to 17 FEB – FREE! No booking required):

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles (until 24 JUN):

FORGOTTEN BLACK TV DRAMA at BFI Southbank (FEB):

FRENCH CLASSICS SPECIAL CÉSAR AWARDS at Ciné Lumière (03 to 24 FEB):

  • “This season of French classics is a selection of films awarded by the Académie des César”. Includes: AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS d. Louis Malle, 1987 (03 FEB 14:00); DELICATESSEN d. Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1991 (10 FEB 14:00); TCHAO PANTIN d. Claude Berri, 1983 (17 FEB 14:00); and, SMOKING / NO SMOKING d. Alain Resnais, 1993 (24 FEB 14:00).

HAPPY FAMILIES at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (FEB):

  • “These stories relate sibling rivalry, marital strife, and kinship between parents and their offspring.” Includes: MY LIFE AS A DOG d. Lasse Hallstrom, 1985 (01 FEB 19:30); THREE MONKEYS d. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2008 (08 FEB 19:30); QUADROPHENIA d. Franc Roddam, 1979 (15 FEB 19:30); and, A DAY IN THE COUNTRY d. Jean Renoir, 1936 (22 FEB 19:30).

HORROR SEASON at Austrian Cultural Forum (until 21 MAR):

  • Austrian Cultural Forum is dedicating their 2019 CineClub screenings to an investigation of the relationship between Austrian cinema and genres of all flavours, starting with horror. Includes: THE DARK d. Justin P. Lange, 2018 (05 FEB 19:00); and, HAGAZUSSA d. Lukas Feigelfeld, 2017 (21 FEB 19:00).

INGMAR BERGMAN SEASON at Deptford Cinema (17 FEB to 02 MAY):

Films in London this month: TONIGHT, AT THE MOVIES/COLOUR ME TRUE part of JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME at ICA (09 FEB).
Films in London this month: TONIGHT, AT THE MOVIES/COLOUR ME TRUE part of JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME at ICA (09 FEB).

JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME: PEOPLE STILL CALL IT LOVE at ICA & Curzon Soho (02 to 21 FEB):

JOHN CARPENTER RETROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 31 JUL):

  • Includes: THE FOG d. John Carpenter, 1980 (19 FEB 20:45).

LOVE? at Deptford Cinema (09 to 23 FEB):

  • “With Valentine’s Day making its imposing presence known in February, we are celebrating, commiserating, ridiculing and generally contemplating all types of Love with our month long season.” Includes: MY NIGHT AT MAUD’S d. Eric Rohmer, 1969 (09 FEB 19:30); LA REINE MARGOT d. Patrice Chereau, 1994 (12 FEB 19:00); THE WAY HE LOOKS d. Daniel Ribeiro, 2014 (14 FEB 20:00); THE ECLIPSE d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962 (19 FEB); BUFFALO’66 d. Vincent Gallo, 1998 (23 FEB).

LOVE IS IN THE AIR at The Prince Charles (08 to 17 FEB):

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

MIRANDA JULY at Deptford Cinema (02 to 03 FEB):

OSCAR®️ WEEK at Barbican (21 to 28 FEB):

  • “The most glamorous place to watch the year’s best film and decide who deserves to win big in showbiz’s night of nights.” Includes: CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 (22 to 28 FEB); BLACKkKLANSMAN d.Spike Lee, 2018 (22 FEB 20:25); THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 (23 FEB 17:55); A STAR IS BORN d. Bradley Cooper, 2018 (23 FEB 20:25); SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 (24 FEB 17:55); BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY d. Bryan Singer, 2018 (24 FEB 20:25); GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 (25 FEB 18:00); VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 (25 FEB 20:25); ROMA d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2018  (26 FEB 20:25); COLD WAR d. Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018 (27 FEB 18:10); BLACK PANTHER d. Ryan Coogler, 2018 (27 FEB 20:25); and, Oscar® Nominated Shorts: Animation (28 FEB 18:30).

SCENES at Deptford Cinema (17 FEB to 16 MAR):

  • Inspired by a project by Caroline Jupp to interview local audiences about their personally significant movie scenes, this season is celebrating a selection of these films from the iconic to the obscure. Includes: POSSESSION d. Andrzej Zulawski, 1981 (17 FEB 19:30).

SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (until 26 MAY):

  • An afternoon movie and a little something extra on the last Sunday of the month. Includes: ARRIVAL + Film Quiz d. Denis Villeneuve, 2016 (24 FEB 15:30).

SOHO 60 at Curzon Soho (until 17 FEB):

Films in London this month: ALL I DESIRE, part of STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI (24 & 27 FEB).
Films in London this month: ALL I DESIRE, part of STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI (24 & 27 FEB).

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

UNSEEN IN 2018 at Deptford Cinema (01 FEB 19:00):

  • Includes: BEAST d. Michael Pearce, 2017 (01 FEB 19:00); THE RIDER d. Chloe Zhao, 2018 (11 FEB 19:30); and, APOSTASY d. Daniel Kokotajlo, 2017 (28 FEB 19:00).

WALT DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 23 MAR):

  • Includes: PETER PAN d. Clyde Geronimi & Wilfred Jackson, 1953 (23 FEB 13:15).

WE LOVE GILDA! at Phoenix Cinema (until 24 FEB):

  • Following last year’s UK premiere of LOVE, GILDA (09 DEC),The Celluloid Sorceress presents a season of Gilda Radner’s films. Includes: THE WOMAN IN RED 35mm d. Gene Wilder, 1984 (10 FEB 14:00); HAUNTED HONEYMOON 35mm d. Gene Wilder (24 FEB 14:00). All screenings will be introduced by Rebecca Nicole Williams.

ZUMBIS at Deptford Cinema (until 12 APR):

  • “A season of zombie films from around the world.” Includes: DEAD SNOW d. Tommy Wirkola, 2009 (08 FEB 20:00).


FILM FESTIVALS (A–Z)

Films in London this month: EUPHORIA at Ciné Lumière, part of CINEMA MADE IN ITALY (27 FEB).
Films in London this month: EUPHORIA at Ciné Lumière, part of CINEMA MADE IN ITALY (27 FEB).

Film festivals in London this month include:


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