SCREEN GUIDE: Films in London this week [07 to 13 JUN 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 great films in London this week*.


FRI 07 // SAT 08 // SUN 09 // MON 10 // TUE 11 // WED 12 // THU 13


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Early Japanese Animation + Live Accompaniment by the Guildhall’s Electronic Music Studio + Live Benshi Narration by Tomoko Komura at Barbican (09 JUN 15:00):

  • “Very few of the earliest animated films from Japan survive – after being screened alongside live action features, films were often sold on from cinemas to smaller mobile venues where they would be broken down and sold as single frames. The films that have been preserved in archives offer a fascinating glimpse into the beginnings of a rich history of Japanese animation which continues to this day.”

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Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival - THE END OF THE TRACK at Close-Up (05 JUN).
Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival – THE END OF THE TRACK at Close-Up (05 JUN).
  • Mou Tun-fei’s rediscovered film THE END OF THE TRACK (1970) screened at Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival (04 to 13 JUN). Here’s our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup.
  • Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (07 to 15 JUN 2019) celebrates “inclusivity through film”. We took a look at the programme to make a few cheeky recommends.
  • We explored the 3 masters of Taiwanese New Cinema at the heart of Close-Up’s new season TAIPEI STORIES (01 to 30 JUN) (and announced an exclusive season discount!).
  • We chatted with artist Cristina Polop about her poster design for MIDNIGHT EXCESS #3, Ranjit S. Ruprai’s late night collab with Amos Levin (15 JUN 23:00+, Rio Cinema).
  • Pushing the frontiers of community cinema, Screen25 has announced LIFT OFF!, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing (use discount “CIRCUS19” to save!).

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


FILMS IN LONDON THIS WEEK

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

ONE-OFF MOVIE NIGHTS, FILM EVENTS & GALLERY SCREENINGS (by date/event)

FRI 07

Films in London this week: IN FABRIC at Curzon Soho (07 JUN).
Films in London this week: IN FABRIC at Curzon Soho (07 JUN).

IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (07 JUN 18:15):

  • “With BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO and THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, Peter Strickland has established himself as an essential voice in British cinema, and if you’re familiar with those films it will be no surprise that his latest feature is meticulous in its period detail. Laden with awareness of cult cinema, the film follows the life of a cursed dress in a department store as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.”

NUEVE REINAS aka Nine Queens d. Fabián Bielinsky, 2000 + Intro by Adam Feinstein at The Cinema Museum (07 JUN 19:30):

  • “In the first of this monthly season of Argentinian films especially selected for the Cinema Museum by Adam Feinstein – who is writing a book on the country’s cinema – we are screening Fabián Bielinsky’s delicious NUEVE REINAS, a clever, fast-moving thriller interlinking capitalism and criminality (it was made just as Argentina was entering economic freefall).”

ON THE VARIOUS NATURE OF THINGS 16mm d. Deborah Stratman, 16mm + Intro/Other works by the artist at Close-Up (07 JUN 20:15):

  • “Close-Up is thrilled to welcome Deborah Stratman to present a programme centred around her 1995 short, On the Various Nature of Things – presented here in its original 16mm format. Deborah will be in conversation with scholar and critic Erika Balsom following the screening.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ALASKA IS A DRAG d. Shaz Bennett, 2017 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (07 JUN 19:00). RED JOAN d. Trevor Nunn, 2018 at Watermans (07 JUN 15:15). XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (07 JUN 18:30 & 20:30).


SAT 08

Films in London this week: IN THE CLAWS OF A CENTURY WANTING at Deptford Cinema (08 JUN).
Films in London this week: IN THE CLAWS OF A CENTURY WANTING at Deptford Cinema (08 JUN).

EATING ANIMALS d. Christopher Quinn, 2017 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (08 JUN 15:00):

  • “Looking at the way we eat back though supply chains, via farming, back to its roots, the film explores the notion of stepping away from the practices of the past 40 years that have polluted our environment, endangered our health, and caused us all to be complicit in the inhumane treatment of animals.”

IN THE CLAWS OF A CENTURY WANTING d. Jewel Maranan, 2017 + Intro by Richard Bolisay + Anna de Guia-Eriksson at Deptford Cinema (08 JUN 13:45):

  • Filikino x Wavelength Docs present: “A filmic symphony of increasing everyday violence in the aspiration for a global city. Four families live in the seams of Manila’s busiest international port, where they see the wealth of different nations passing them by. Soon, the port expands and panic starts.”

South Social Celebrates SPAIN at Moving Pictures Cinema (08 JUN 18:00):

  • South Social Film Festival presents: “Celebrating Spain’s rich film culture, the evening includes a film screening, flamenco dancing, tapas and discussion. The film is by talented filmmaker, Arantxa Echevarria: CARMEN Y LOLA (2018) explores genres and genders as it highlights the issues faced by the LGBTQ community in modern society.”
  • All RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers can unlock a juicy discount for this event at patreon.com/radiantcircus.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ALASKA IS A DRAG d. Shaz Bennett, 2017 at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (08 JUN 19:00). AMAZING GRACE d. Allan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (08 JUN 16:30). ASH IS PUREST WHITE d. Jia Zhang-Ke, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (08 JUN 20:20). Euro Slash And Stalk Double Bill: PIECES d. Juan Piquer Simón, 1983 + TORSO d. Sergio Martino, 1973 presented by World Wide Weird! at The King & Queen (08 JUN 18:00). FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 at ICA (08 JUN 14:00). GHOSTBUSTERS d. Ivan Reitman, 1984 at The Prince Charles (08 JUN 20:45). GREMLINS d. Joe Dante, 1984 at The Prince Charles (08 JUN 12:45). HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (08 JUN 13:30, 15:50, 18:10 & 20:25). INLAND EMPIRE d. David Lynch, 2006 at Deptford Cinema (08 JUN 20:00).


SUN 09

Films in London this week: ALL THIS PANIC at Genesis Cinema (09 JUN).
Films in London this week: ALL THIS PANIC at Genesis Cinema (09 JUN).

ALL THIS PANIC d. Jenny Gage, 2016 + Intro at Rio Cinema (09 JUN 15:30):

  • DISPATCH FMI presents: “ALL THIS PANIC celebrates the highs and lows of girlhood and manages to include a multitude of experiences: grief, financial strife, mental illness, divorce, racial politics, sexual realisations, romantic rejection, first love, the perils of intense teenage friendships, hedonism, the feeling of being lost and trying to figure life out.”

Early Japanese Animation + Live Accompaniment by the Guildhall’s Electronic Music Studio + Live Benshi Narration by Tomoko Komura at Barbican (09 JUN 15:00):

  • “Very few of the earliest animated films from Japan survive – after being screened alongside live action features, films were often sold on from cinemas to smaller mobile venues where they would be broken down and sold as single frames. The films that have been preserved in archives offer a fascinating glimpse into the beginnings of a rich history of Japanese animation which continues to this day.”

FORCE OF NATURE NATALIA d. Gerry Fox, 2019 + Q&A with the director & Natalia Ospinova at Curzon Mayfair (09 JUN 15:00):

  • “Follows a season in the life dance superstar Natalia Osipova. With unique access to Natalia’s personal archive, we follow her preparations for a fifth season as a principal of the Royal Ballet as she continues to champion contemporary dance with some of the world’s greatest choreographers.”

Nick Macdonald: Anarchist Films + Intro/Discussion with the director + Gareth Evans at Close-Up (09 JUN 18:30):

  • “In the early to mid 1970s, Nick Macdonald made several political essay films in and around his New York apartment. Influenced by anarchism, the films are unique, personal projects that eschew traditional documentary footage in favour of a sort of bricolage technique. Followed by a screening of LA GRANDE ILLUSION d. Jean Renoir, 1937 + Intro by Nick (09 JUN 20:30).”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at BFI (09 JUN 20:00). THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT d. Stephan Elliott, 1994 + Intro by the director at The Prince Charles (09 JUN 20:45). AMAZING GRACE d. Allan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (09 JUN 13:00). CLUELESS d. Amy Heckerling, 1995 + Discussion presented by DC Film & Book Club at Deptford Cinema (09 JUN 14:30). DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 at Picturehouse Central (09 JUN 18:00 – Other Picturehouses available!). DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE d. John S. Robertson, 1920 + Live Piano Accompaniment by Tony Berchmans at The Cinema Museum (09 JUN 19:30). EASY TO LOVE d. Charles Walters, 1953 presented by Kennington Vintage at The Cinema Museum (09 JUN 14:30). EATING ANIMALS d. Christopher Quinn, 2017 at ArtHouse Crouch End (09 JUN 15:00). F FOR FAKE d. Orson Welles, 1973 at Deptford Cinema (09 JUN 18:30). FOXTROT d. Samuel Maoz, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (09 JUN 18:00). IN FABRIC d. Peter Strickland, 2019 previews at BFI (09 JUN 17:40). JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY d. Bert Stern Aram Avakian, 1959 at Picturehouse Central (09 JUN 15:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). O LUCKY MAN d. Lindsay Anderson, 1973 + Q&A with editor David Gladwell & author Jonathan Coe at Regent Street Cinema (09 JUN 14:00). PHILIP GLASS: SOLO PIANO + KOYAANISQATSI d. Godfrey Reggio, 1982 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (09 JUN 19:00). RASHOMON d. Akira Kurosawa, 1950 at The Prince Charles (09 JUN 12:50). Slavoj Žižek Screenings presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (09 JUN 19:00). THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD d. Morgan Neville, 2018 at Deptford Cinema (09 JUN 20:30 – FREE!).


MON 10

Films in London this week: ETERNITY AND A DAY at Close-Up (10 JUN).
Films in London this week: ETERNITY AND A DAY at Close-Up (10 JUN).

ETERNITY AND A DAY 35mm d. Theo Angelopoulos, 1998 + Intro by Gareth Evans at Close-Up (10 JUN 20:15):

  • A Tribute to Bruno Ganz: “”Angelopoulos’ death-haunted border trilogy ends with this chilling look at the failure of poetry in the face of human trafficking. Ganz stars as a celebrated writer, a terminally ill widower whose daughter has married a feckless yuppie. He becomes obsessed with saving a little boy from living on the street or being sold to wealthy Western Europeans who want to adopt children.”

NEWS FROM HOME d. Chantal Akerman, 1977 + Intro by Moselle Kleiner at DocHouse (10 JUN 18:30):

  • “Part of the UCL Urban Laboratory series City, Essay, Film this screening takes us through a meditation on urban alienation and personal and familial disconnection, in Chantal Akerman’s NEWS FROM HOME, with an introduction and screening notes by Moselle Kleiner (Courtauld Institute of Art).”

RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 + Discussion at Moving Pictures Cinema (10 JUN 18:00):

  • Black Creators Matter presents: “Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, part of a strong cohort of Kenyan female filmmakers, RAFIKI was the first Kenyan film to be included in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes in 2018 and was then controversially banned from being shown in Kenya by the Kenya Film Classification Board.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


TUE 11

Films in London this week: Early Women Filmmakers Collection at BFI (11 JUN).
Films in London this week: Early Women Filmmakers Collection at BFI (11 JUN).

Early Women Filmmakers Collection Blu-Ray Launch + Panel at BFI Southbank (11 JUN 18:20):

  • “Join us to celebrate the work of women filmmaker pioneers, including Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber, Germaine Dulac and many more. This special evening will include screenings of selected short films and extracts illustrating the innovative and boundary-pushing nature of their work, plus a discussion of their individual approaches to filmmaking and contributions to the history of cinema.”

THE GREATEST GIFT d. Juan Manuel Cotelo, 2018 + Intro/Q&A with the director at The Prince Charles (11 JUN 18:15):

  • “The last sequence of a Western is ready to be shot. In the blink of an eye, the Director modifies the classical happy ending, because revenge is not happy – and it is never the end of the conflict. He travels the world, horseback riding, seeking a better solution for any war. And he finds out that FORGIVENESS has been tested all over the world, with the best results.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • THE BIG SLEEP 35mm d. Howard Hawkes, 1946 at The Prince Charles (11 JUN 20:45). LORO d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 at The David Lean (11 JUN 19:00). THE OLD MAN & THE GUN d. David Lowery, 2018 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (11 JUN 20:00). STAR WARS Theatrical Cut d. George Lucas, 1977 in tribute to Peter Mayhew presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (11 JUN 20:00).


WED 12

Films in London this week: A SEASON IN FRANCE at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN).
Films in London this week: A SEASON IN FRANCE at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN).

A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 + Intro by the director at Ciné Lumière (12 JUN 20:00):

  • “A soul-searching film focusing on the plight of undocumented asylum seekers desperately trying to find sanctuary in Europe. A refugee from the Central African Republic, Abbas (Eriq Ebouaney) lives in France with his two young children. Traumatised by the loss of his wife during their flight, he finds solace with Carole (Sandrine Bonnaire).” MASTERCLASS WITH MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN precedes the film (12 JUN 18:20).

ROI SOLEIL d. Albert Serra, 2018 + Intro/discussion with the artist at Tate Modern (12 JUN 18:30):

  • “Winner of the Grand Prix of the 2018 FID Marseille International Competition, the film captures an hour-long staging of the slow agony leading up to French monarch Louis XIV’s death. The role is played by Serra’s frequent collaborator Lluís Serrat Masanellas and performed as a live installation for visitors to an art gallery.”

VARIETY 35mm + ANYBODY’S WOMAN Super8 d. Bette Gordon, 1983 + 1981 + Q&A with the director at ICA (12 JUN 18:45):

  • “Independent filmmaker Bette Gordon plays on taboo, sexual desire, power, and the cinematic and gendered gaze in VARIETY, co-written by Kathy Acker. Starring Sandy McLeod and Will Patton, VARIETY features cameos by Nan Goldin, Spalding Gray, and Cookie Mueller. Part of I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker.”

THE WALL d. Jürgen Böttcher, 1991 + Panel Discussion at Regent Street Cinema (12 JUN 19:30):

  • Open City Docs presents: “Filmed between 1989 and 1990, Böttcher’s impressionistic, painterly study traces the Wall in the days leading up to and during its destruction, as demolition machinery moves in and Berliners begin dismantling it by hand, chipping away at its edifice with small hammers and chisels.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BRITAIN ON FILM: PROTEST! presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (12 JUN 19:45 – Enter voucher code “CIRCUS19” when booking online to save!) .DIE TOMORROW d. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, 2017 previews at BFI (12 JUN 20:45). DOUBLE TAKE d. Johan Grimonprez, 2009 + Short: LOOKING FOR ALFRED + Q&A with Toby Jones at The London Review Bookshop (12 JUN 19:00). FORCE OF NATURE NATALIA d. Gerry Fox, 2019 + Q&A with the director at DocHouse (12 JUN 18:30). FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 + Recorded Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Hackney (12 JUN 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!). GIGI 35mm d. Vincente Minnelli, 1958 at Regent Street Cinema (12 JUN 12:00 & 15:30). HAMID d. Aijaz Khan, 2018 presented by Tongues On Fire at Wembley Park (12 JUN 19:00 – FREE!). PICKPOCKET 35mm d. Robert Bresson, 1959 at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 18:25). PRAYERS TO THE GODS OF GUERRILLA FILMMAKING d. Johanna Taylor, 2019 + Q&A with the filmmakers at The Prince Charles (12 JUN 18:00 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening). THE SCARLET HOUR 35mm d. Michael Curtiz, 1956 presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (12 JUN 19:30). TT: CLOSER TO THE EDGE d. Richard De Aragues, 2011 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (12 JUN 20:15).


THU 13

Films in London this week: POOL OF LONDON at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (13 JUN).
Films in London this week: POOL OF LONDON at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (13 JUN).

DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Intro by the director at DocHouse (13 JUN 18:30):

  • “The man and myth of Maradona is explored in this new documentary by Academy award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia (SENNA, AMY). In July 1984, Argentine football superstar Diego Maradona arrived in Naples to play for the ailing football giant SSC Napoli.”
  • Also: DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at BFI Southbank (13 JUN 20:15).

GALSEN d. Sergio Aparicio, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Deptford Cinema (13 JUN 19:00):

  • “GALSEN is the way in which Senegalese young people designate their country in slang but, for the protagonist of this story, the mixed-race musician Sergio Aparicio (OKOBE aka Creisy Lyon), it is his goal and, at the same time, his point of departure.”

POOL OF LONDON d. Basil Dearden, 1951 + Intro by Tara Brown at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (13 JUN 19:00):

  • “Released three years after Windrush arrived in Tilsbury Docks, film legend Earl Cameron broke through the colour bar landing a lead role in the gritty melodrama heist movie POOL OF LONDON. Playing a shy, sensitive outsider to his cocky shipmate, Earl Cameron’s character Danny gets unwittingly involved in a diamond heist gone wrong.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Allan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (13 JUN 20:40). AVENGEMENT d. Jesse V. Johnson, 2019 + Q&A with the cast at Picturehouse Stratford (13 JUN 19:00). BEAT STREET 35mm d. Stan Lathan, 1984 at The Prince Charles (13 JUN 18:10 – £1 PCC Members’ Screening). BLACK ORPHEUS 35mm d. Marcel Camus, 1959 presented by Soul Jazz Records Cinema Club at Regent Street Cinema (13 JUN 19:30). FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF d. Tom Piper, 2017 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Central (13 JUN 18:30). FORCE OF NATURE NATALIA d. Gerry Fox, 2019 at DocHouse (13 JUN 16:30). FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 at ICA (13 JUN 14:20). MOULIN ROUGE! d. Baz Luhrmann, 2001 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (13 JUN 20:00). ROSEWOOD d. John Singleton, 1997 + Discussion presented by Sidestreet Cinema at Whirled Cinema (13 JUN 19:15). ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS d. Michael Curtiz, 1948 presented by Kennington Talkies at The Cinema Museum (13 JUN 19:30). RUDEBOY – THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS d. Nicolas Jack Davies, 2018 presented by Doc’n Roll at Picturehouse Crouch End (13 JUN 20:30). SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT d. Ingmar Bergman, 1955 at The David Lean (13 JUN 14:30 & 19:30). SUPPORT THE GIRLS d. Andrew Bujalski, 2018 + Discussion with Black Girls Book Club at Picturehouse Stratford East (13 JUN 20:30). TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 at Lexi Cinema (13 JUN 20:50). WOMAN AT WAR d. Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018 at Curzon Aldgate (13 JUN 18:30 – Other Curzons available!).


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 1

SEASONS (by event/venue)

Films in London this week: SAAWARIYA, part of LEXI FILM SCHOOL at Lexi Cinema (10 JUN).
Films in London this week: SAAWARIYA, part of LEXI FILM SCHOOL at Lexi Cinema (10 JUN).

00S ACTION at House Of Vans (06 to 30 JUN – FREE!/No booking required):

  • “Some of our favourite action movies from the era of the long black trench coats and wrap around shades.” Includes: KILL BILL VOL. 1. (08 JUN 15:00 & 17:30); and, KILL BILL VOL 2. (09 JUN 13:00 & 15:30).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • Bringing regular 70mm presentations back to the West End with: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (09 JUN 17:25 / 12 JUN 20:20.

AFTER THE WAVE: YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA IN THE 1970S at Barbican (06 JUN to 25 JUL):

  • “After the French New Wave and the tumultuous political events of May 1968, a younger and more progressive generation of directors emerged. This season explores the work of these bold new directors.” Includes: MY LITTLE LOVES 35mm d. Jean Eustache, 1974 (13 JUN 18:30).

BEBOP NEW YORK: BIRTH OF AMERICAN INDIE CINEMA at Barbican (23 MAY to 25 JUN):

  • “Late-50s New York. In Greenwich Village bars and Times Square burger joints painters, writers, critics, musicians were making a new world. Filmmakers were right there too.” Includes: Women Independents + Intro by Helen de Witt (12 JUN 19:00).

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PAULINE KAEL at BFI Southbank (MAY):

CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS at Deptford Cinema (11 JUN to 29 JUL 2019):

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

JOHN WATERS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles  (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019):

  • Includes: PECKER 35mm d. John Waters, 1998 (10 JUN 18:30).

KOREAN FILM NIGHTS: HOME TRUTHS at Korean Cultural Centre (02 MAY to 20 JUN):

  • “Ventures into various on-screen Korean homes to explore how Korean domestic space shapes on-screen identities, and how its architectural structure can reflect the social mores of a time.” Includes: WOMAN OF FIRE d. Kim Ki-young, 1971 + Intro by Joel Whitaker (13 JUN 19:00).

LEXI FILM SCHOOL at The Lexi (29 APR to 24 JUN):

  • “Join us at your neighbourhood film school, where we bring you a programme of lost gems, under-rated masterpieces and world cinema classics. All are welcome!” Includes: SAAWARIYA d. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2007 Speaker: Ryan Lanji (10 JUN 18:30).

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

OF FLESH & BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at Close-Up (04 to 12 JUN):

  • “Reflecting on the legacy of Taiwanese luminaries Edward Yang and Hou Hsiao-Hsien – whose films can be seen in our Taipei Stories programme – we’re pleased to present four films by Hirokazu Kore-eda.” Includes: AFTER LIFE d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998 (08 JUN 18:15); NOBODY KNOWS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2003 (11 JUN 20:15); and, STILL WALKING d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008 (12 JUN 20:15).

THE ORIGINAL SIN OF CLAIRE DENIS at BFI Southbank (JUN):

PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):

REVENGE at Classic Cinema Club – Ealing (JUN to JUL):

  • “We launch into our next programme with a vengeance, looking at the theme that is the driving force behind many character motivations, narrative arches and a staple of genre films.” Includes: THE BIG HEAT d. Fritz Lang, 1953 (07 JUN 19:30).

THE STAGE ON SCREEN at Ciné Lumière (02 JUN to 21 JUL):

  • “Exploring how theatre has inspired the greatest filmmakers, from Bergman and Almodóvar, to Truffaut and Cassavetes, this season of classics centres on the stage, performance and the screen.” Includes: MOLIÈRE d. Ariane Mnouchkine, 1978 (09 JUN 14:00).

TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):

  • “A new programme of thirteen films, by three masters of Taiwanese New Cinema, set in & around Taipei throughout the 20th & 21st Century.” Includes: THE TERRORIZERS d. Edward Yang, 1986 (13 JUN 20:15).
  • All RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers get a juicy discount for the entire season at patreon.com/radiantcircus.

> Plan ahead with our monthly roundup of London’s rep seasons & film festivals.


MUSEUM SHOWS PART 2

FILM FESTIVALS (by date/duration)

Films in London this week: KNIFE + HEART, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (12 JUN).
Films in London this week: KNIFE + HEART, part of Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema (12 JUN).

Film festivals in London this week include:


> Read our guide to the inaugural Fragments Festival.


GRIND SHOWS

REGULAR RUNS & MAINSTREAM MARVELS (by title)

Films in London this week: THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS at ICA (07 to 13 JUN).
Films in London this week: THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS at ICA (07 to 13 JUN).

THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS d. João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora at ICA (07 to 13 JUN):

  • “A fictionalised portrait of tribal culture in Brazil. Drawing from the experiences of the filmmakers, who spent several months among the Krahô people of Pedra Branca, the film depicts a young man destined to become a shaman who attempts to resist his fate. Shot in 16mm, this meditative drama won the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.”
  • Read our RADIANT CIRCUS writeup from LFF2018.

DIRTY GOD d. Sacha Polak, 2019 at Rich Mix (07 to 13 JUN):

  • “Following a violent acid attack that left many scars, Jade, a young mother from London, attempts to reclaim her life and some sense of normality. DIRTY GOD is a portrait of a woman with incredible resilience. Jade is no passive victim; she makes her own choices – good or bad – and deals with the consequences.”

KIND HEARTS & CORONETS d. Robert Hamer, 1949 at Phoenix Cinema (07 to 13 JUN):

  • “Celebrating the 70th birthday of a jewel in the crown of both British cinema and the great Ealing Studios, this new 4K restoration confirms the fiendishly funny KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS as one of the most wickedly witty and acerbic comedies ever made.”

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


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