Our RADIANT CIRCUS guide to what’s on in London this week across DIY, indie & alternative cinema, including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & new releases.
From 27 JAN, face coverings are no longer a legal requirement in England in shops, restaurants and public transport but are still required by TFL. Screen venues too continue to operate their own individual rules, but the number of socially distanced screenings is on the decline, and the frequency of screenings is on the up (for example, the Rio is now offering a more extensive daily programme than in recent months). For what it’s worth, I’ve gotten used to my fabric face hugger, and after my own recent brush with Omicron, will be keeping my mask on for the time being (when I’m not consuming something from the concession stand of course…).
In other venue news, The Prince Charles has installed a shiny new 4K projector in their downstairs bowl and will be screening crystal clear images in this space. We’ve adjusted our format listings accordingly (see SEASONS for full listings) and look forward to sampling their wondrous moving pictures soon.
In film clubs, sadly, Talkies Community Cinema’s 200th screening – due to be THE BLUES BROTHERS with a live band – has been postponed (was 29 JAN). Let’s hope their projection bulbs are re-lit soon. Looking to the rest of the week ahead, The Gothique Film Society kicks everything off with a double bill of adaptations of Nikolai Gogol’s short story Viy at The Cinema Museum, including Maria Bava’s “liberal” version BLACK SUNDAY, starring the immortal Barbara Steele, and Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov’s more “faithful” version, VIY (both 28 JAN). Newham Community Cinema celebrates Chinese New Year with a free screening of SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS on the same day (28 JAN).
Chinese New Year celebrations continue the next day at Genesis Cinema with a double bill of Stephen Chow’s A CHINESE ODYSSEY presented by Focus Hong Kong (29 JAN). Irish Film London start their St. Brigid’s Day celebrations the same weekend with events at both Kiln Cinema (HERE BEFORE, 29 JAN) and Rio Cinema (MAEVE, 30 JAN). You could also spend your Saturday with our friends at The Twelve30 Collective for Perry Henzell’s THE HARDER THEY COME at Riverside, or take another horror deep dive for the re-arranged World Wide Weird All-Dayer 4! featuring that hitherto elusive North Korean kaiju, PULGASARI (both 29 JAN)
On Sunday, Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club looks to be sold out for their final screening of Peter Bogdanovich’s PAPER MOON at The Castle (30 JAN), but there’s still room at time of posting for Only True Cinema‘s screening of THE STREET at Whirled Cinema (also 30 JAN). Never on Sunday is a new series of screenings of “rare classics, archive masterpieces, obscure delights and forgotten gems” curated by Ehsan Khoshbakht and taking place the last Sunday of each month at Close-Up. The series starts with Mikko Niskanen’s 1966 film UNDER YOUR SKIN from 35mm in collab with Finnish Institute in London and Finland’s National Audiovisual Institute (also 30 JAN).
Deeper Into Movies have one of their ‘double Mondays’ with AMERICAN MOVIE at Moth Club and LAST NIGHT IN SOHO at Farr’s Dalston (both 31 JAN). Tuesday sees Tufnell Park Film Club screening Jim Sheridan’s THE BOXER at The Lord Palmerston, and Sands Films Cinema Club presenting James Ivory’s SHAKESPEARE WALLAH online and in their venue (both 01 FEB). Kennington Bioscope gives you great midweek cinema with a 35mm BFI Archive Print of Michael Curtiz’ A SOUL IN TORMENT at The Cinema Museum, and Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema celebrates LGBT History Month with THE ICE KING about out gay Olympian, John Curry (both 02 FEB). Busy Newham Community Cinema – this time in collab with Women Over 50 Film Festival – ends your week with a free LGBT History Month screening of REBEL DYKES (03 FEB), and Hitchcock Film Club gives you the master’s ‘single shot’, queer inflected psychodrama ROPE at Fontaines (also 03 FEB, also FREE!).
As this week tips into a new calendar month (full epic roundup coming soon!), we will also see some new rep seasons illuminating London’s indie screens, including THE ABC OF ASTA NIELSEN, EXPERIMENTA FOCUS: STEPHEN DWOSKIN and SEEN & HEARD at BFI. The Southbank venue also devotes their BIG SCREEN CLASSICS to LGBT History Month and shifts their focus on FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT to examine how Hitchcock influenced his career. Also of considerable note this week is HOMELAND: FILMS BY AUSTRALIAN FIRST NATIONS DIRECTORS at Barbican and The Prince Charles takes a fresh look at the multifaceted career of MARTIN SCORSESE. Apologies to student programmer Galya Stepanova and NFTS for not spotting the ATLAS OF BELONGING season earlier, which concludes this weekend at ICA.
In new releases, Pedro Almodóvar’s latest, PARALLEL MOTHERS, is the all-conquering heroine of the indie scene, but we also love the look of restored silent epic SOUTH complete with new score by Neil Brand, and Salomé Jashi’s doc, TAMING THE GARDEN. See our GRIND SHOWS section for full venue-by-venue listings.
For my Featured Attraction of the Week I’ve chosen Irish Film London and Birds’ Eye View’s joint presentation of Pat Murphy’s 1981 film MAEVE at the Rio (30 JAN): “a powerful take on the issues of feminism and nationalism, a film rich in debate and disruption, and a landmark of 1980s independent filmmaking.”
See you in the darkness, and stay safe.
Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS
MAEVE d. Pat Murphy, 1981 + Q&A with Birds’ Eye View presented by Irish Film London at Rio Cinema for St. Brigid’s Day (30 JAN 14:30).
“Widely regarded as Ireland’s first feminist feature, it was also the first film to be cast and shot in Belfast. In the film, Maeve (Mary Jackson) returns to Belfast after being away for several years, and she stays in the family home with her sister and father. Being back in Belfast allows Maeve to comment on the state of things around her with a perspective all of her own – the Troubles, Irish nationalism and much more are dissected through her in the film.
Pat Murphy describes her film as being ‘composed of a series of episodes in conversation with each other’. Formally adventurous, it borrows from Brecht and Godard to present a modernist polemic on a difficult period of recent Irish history.” (Irish Film London)
The Q&A will include host Melanie Iredale (director, Birds Eye View) and panelists Christine Molloy (director, Desperate Optimists), Selina Robertson (researcher and curator at Club Des Femmes) and Dr Emmie McFadden (academic at Sheffield Hallam Uni, contributor to notes for MAEVE’s recent BFI DVD re-release).
FRIDAY 28 JAN
- THE 400 BLOWS 4K Restoration aka Les Quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 at Watermans (28 JAN 16:00 / 31 JAN 16:00 / 02 FEB 16:00).
- AMULET d. Romola Garai, 2020 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Central (28 JAN 18:20).
- BATMAN: THE MOVIE d. Leslie H. Martinson, 1966 at The Prince Charles (28 JAN 20:45).
- BLACK SUNDAY + VIY d. Mario Bava, 1960 + Konstantin Ershov & Georgiy Kropachyov, 1967 presented by The Gothique Society at The Cinema Museum (28 JAN 19:00).
- BREAKFAST CLUB d. John Hughes, 1985 presented by Crofton Park Pictures at Rivoli Ballroom (28 JAN 19:30).
- LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE d. Abdallah Al-Khatib, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Bertha DocHouse (28 JAN 18:20).
- Chinese New Year: SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS d. Destin Daniel Cretton, 2021 + Q&A presented by Newham Community Cinema at Stratford Library (28 JAN 17:00 – FREE!).
- Sing-A-Long-A ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW d. Jim Sharman, 1975 at The Prince Charles (28 JAN 20:30).
SATURDAY 29 JAN
- A CHINESE ODYSSEY: A DOUBLE-BILL presented by Focus Hong Kong at Genesis Cinema for Chinese New Year: PANDORA’S BOX d. Jeffrey Lau, 1995 (29 JAN 14:00) + CINDERELLA d. Jeffrey Lau, 1995 (29 JAN 15:50).
- GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER(S) d. David Wilkinson, 2021 at The David Lean (29 JAN 13:30).
- THE HARDER THEY COME d. Perry Henzell, 1972 + Intro by The Twelve30 Collective at Riverside Studios (29 JAN 14:15).
- HERE BEFORE d. Stacey Gregg, 2022 presented by Irish Film London at Kiln Cinema for St. Brigid’s Day (29 JAN 18:00).
- World Wide Weird All-Dayer 4! featuring Sang-ok Shin’s PULGASARI (1985), Wei Tung’s MAGIC COP (1990), Norman J Warren’s PREY (1977) + intros, VJ set, Mystery Film & raffle at The King & Queen W1W (29 JAN 12:00 – Entry £5 raffle ticket, all proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support).
SUNDAY 30 JAN
- THE BREADWINNER d. Nora Twomey, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (30 JAN 17:00).
- KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY d. Posy Dixon, 2019 at Electric Cinemas (30 JAN 14:00).
- MAEVE d. Pat Murphy, 1981 + Q&A with Birds’ Eye View presented by Irish Film London at Rio Cinema for St. Brigid’s Day (30 JAN 14:30).
- PAPER MOON 16mm d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1973 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (30 JAN 14:00).
- THE STREET d. Zed Nelson, 2019 presented by Only True Cinema at Whirled Cinema (30 JAN 19:00).
- Never on Sunday: UNDER YOUR SKIN 35mm d. Mikko Niskanen, 1966 + Intro by Ehsan Khoshbakht at Close-Up (30 JAN 20:15).
- VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at Riverside Studios (30 JAN 15:30 / 02 FEB 12:30).
MONDAY 31 JAN
- THE 400 BLOWS 4K Restoration aka Les Quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 at Watermans (31 JAN 16:00 / 02 FEB 16:00).
- Film & Tapas: ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER aka Todo sobre mi madre d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 presented by Spanish Marks at India Club Lounge-Bar (31 JAN 19:00).
- AMERICAN MOVIE d. Chris Smith, 1999 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (31 JAN 19:30).
- LAST NIGHT IN SOHO d. Edgar Wright, 2021 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Farr’s Dalston (31 JAN 19:30).
- THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (31 JAN 20:00 / 01 FEB 20:00 / 02 FEB 20:00 / 06 FEB 17:00).
TUESDAY 01 FEB
- THE BOXER d. Jim Sheridan, 1997 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (01 FEB 20:00).
- C’MON C’MON d. Mike Mills, 2021 at The David Lean Cinema (01 FEB 14:30 & 19:30).
- SHAKESPEARE WALLAH d. James Ivory, 1965 presented in-venue and online by Sands Films Cinema Club at Sands Films Studio (01 FEB 20:00 – Donation requested).
- THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (01 FEB 20:00 / 02 FEB 20:00 / 06 FEB 17:00).
WEDNESDAY 02 FEB
- THE 400 BLOWS 4K Restoration aka Les Quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 at Watermans (02 FEB 16:00).
- A HERO d. Asghar Farhadi, 2021 at The David Lean (02 FEB 19:30 / 03 FEB 14:30 & 19:30).
- A SOUL IN TORMENT 35mm d. Michael Curtiz, 1921 with live piano accompaniment from Costas Fotopoulos & full supporting programme presented by Kennington Bioscope at The Cinema Museum (02 FEB 19:30).
- AMULET d. Romola Garai, 2020 + Q&A with the director at Rio Cinema (02 FEB 18:30).
- BATTLE ROYALE aka Batoru rowaiaru d. Kinji Fukasaku, 2000 at The Prince Charles (02 FEB 20:45).
- THE ICE KING d. James Erskine, 2018 presented by Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema at Leytonstone Library for LGBT History Month (02 FEB 19:45).
- VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at Riverside Studios (02 FEB 12:30).
- THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (02 FEB 20:00 / 06 FEB 17:00).
THURSDAY 03 FEB
- A HERO d. Asghar Farhadi, 2021 at The David Lean (03 FEB 14:30 & 19:30).
- A VIOLENT MAN d. Ross McCall, 2022 + Q&A with actors Craig Fairbrass & Stephen Odubola at Genesis Cinema (03 FEB 18:00).
- BRIAN WILSON: LONG PROMISED ROAD d. Brent Wilson, 2021 at Everyman Cinemas (03 FEB various).
- HOSTILE d. Sonita Gale, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Bertha DocHouse (03 FEB 18:20).
- REBEL DYKES d. Harri Shanahan & Sîan A. Williams, 2021 + Short: OLDER THAN WHAT? d. Steen Starr, 2017 + Q&A presented by Newham Community Cinema & WOFFF at Stratford East Picturehouse (03 FEB 20:00 – FREE!).
- ROPE d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1948 presented by Hitchcock Film Club at Fontaine’s (03 FEB 20:00 – FREE! Email to reserve a seat).
4K PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): DUNE 4K d. Denis Villeneuve, 2021 (28 JAN 17:15 / 30 JAN 20:30 / 31 JAN 14:45); THE LIGHTHOUSE 4K d. Robert Eggers, 2019 (29 JAN 13:00); GOLDFINGER 4K d. Guy Hamilton, 1964 (29 JAN 15:30 / 03 FEB 15:30); APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT 4K d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1979 (01 FEB 19:30); GROUNDHOG DAY 4K d. Harold Ramis, 1993 (02 FEB 18:15); PETITE MAMAN 4K d. Céline Sciamma, 2021 (03 FEB 18:10).
35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (until 03 MAR); MIMIC 35mm d. Guillermo del Toro, 1997 (30 JAN 20:30); AMERICAN GRAFFITI 35mm d. George Lucas, 1973 (31 JAN 18:00 – £1 Members’ Film).
70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 ‘unrestored version’ (30 JAN 16:40).
- Includes (check venue for full listings): CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR aka Rat Ti Khon Kaen d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2015 (29 JAN 19:00); UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES 35mm aka Lung Boonmee Raleuk Chat d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010 (30 JAN 16:20); PURE BLOOD aka Pura sangre d. Luis Ospina, 1982 (30 JAN 18:45).
- MEMORIA d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2021 continues at the same venue (until 03 FEB).
007 SEASON at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): GOLDFINGER 4K d. Guy Hamilton, 1964 (29 JAN 15:30 / 03 FEB 15:30).
THE ABC OF ASTA NIELSEN at BFI Southbank
- Includes (check venue for full listings): The ABC of Asta Nielsen lecture + discussion (03 FEB 18:20); THE ABYSS + THE ABC OF LOVE d. Urban Gad, 1910 + d. Magnus Stifter, 1916 + Intro by season curator Pamela Hutchinson & Live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne (03 FEB 20:30).
ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): MIMIC 35mm d. Guillermo del Toro, 1997 (30 JAN 20:30); PRINCESS MONONOKE d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1997 (02 FEB 15:15).
ATLAS OF BELONGING at ICA
- Includes (check venue for full listings): Double Bill: The Films of Taus Makhacheva + Live video Q&A (29 JAN 14:45); WHEN THE PERSIMMONS GREW d. Hilal Baydarov, 2019 + Recorded Q&A (29 JAN 15:45).
- Presented by Galya Stepanova in partnership with the NFTS.
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE FILMS IN TRUFFAUT’S LIFE at BFI Southbank
- Includes (check venue for full listings): TWELVE ANGRY MEN d. Sidney Lumet, 1957 (28 JAN 18:20); ROME, OPEN CITY aka Rome, città aperta d. Roberto Rossellini, 1945 (29 JAN 13:00); LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES d. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1949 (30 JAN 15:15); LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN d. Max Ophuls, 1948 (31 JAN 20:45).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: LGBT HISTORY MONTH at BFI Southbank
- Includes (check venue for full listings): TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR d. Beeban Kidron, 1995 (01 FEB 18:20 / 25 FEB 20:45); YOUNG SOUL REBELS d. Isaac Julien, 1991 + Intro by BFI Race Equality Lead Rico Johnson-Sinclair (02 FEB 18:20); ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER aka Todo sobre mi madre d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (02 FEB 20:45 / 16 FEB 21:00); BEAUTIFUL THING d. Hettie Macdonald, 1996 (03 FEB 20:45 / 14 FEB 20:30).
BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH d. Joel Coen, 2021 (until 09 FEB); THE LIGHTHOUSE 4K d. Robert Eggers, 2019 (29 JAN 13:00); METROPOLIS d. Fritz Lang, 1927 (29 JAN 18:05).
BOWIE: STARMAN & THE SILVER SCREEN at BFI Southbank
- Includes (check venue for full listings): ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS d. Julien Temple, 1986 (28 JAN 20:45); THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH 4K d. Nicolas Roeg, 1976 (30 JAN 18:10). Hooked to the Silver Screen: Bowie at the Movies: METROPOLIS d. Fritz Lang, 1927 (30 JAN 12:00 + Live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos).
BRENDAN FRASER at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): AIRHEADS d. Michael Lehmann, 1994 (31 JAN 18:15).
DENIS VILLENEUVE: IN REVERSE at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): DUNE 4K d. Denis Villeneuve, 2021 (28 JAN 17:15 / 30 JAN 20:30 / 31 JAN 14:45); ARRIVAL d. Denis Villeneuve, 2016 (03 FEB 20:45).
EXPERIMENTA FOCUS: STEPHEN DWOSKIN at BFI Southbank
- Includes (check venue for full listings): TIMES FOR d. Stephen Dwoskin, 1970 + Discussion with actor Jenny Runacre & writer Dr Sophia Satchell-Baeza (01 FEB 18:10).
THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (until 03 MAR).
FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT: FOR THE LOVE OF FILMS at BFI Southbank
- Includes (check venue for full listings): The Renoir Truffaut: POCKET MONEY aka L’ Argent de poche d. François Truffaut, 1976 (29 JAN 18:00); The Antoine Doinel cycle: LOVE ON THE RUN 4K aka L’Amour en fuite d. François Truffaut, 1979 (31 JAN 20:40); Relaxed screening: L’ENFANT SAUVAGE aka The Wild Child d. François Truffaut, 1970 + Intro & discussion (31 JAN 18:10 – NFT3 + Blue Room). The Hitchcock Truffaut: SHOOT THE PIANIST aka Tirez sur le pianiste d. François Truffaut, 1960 (01 FEB 20:50 / 11 FEB 18:30 / 26 FEB 13:20).
- Talks and events: François Truffaut’s Cinematic and Literary Influences (29 JAN 12:00).
FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT REVISITED at Ciné Lumière
- Includes (check venue for full listings): THE 400 BLOWS aka Les Quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 (29 JAN 16:10); DAY FOR NIGHT aka La Nuit américaine d. François Truffaut, 1973 (30 JAN 14:00 + Extended intro by film curator Sonali Joshi / 02 FEB 15:50); L’ENFANT SAUVAGE aka The Wild Child d. François Truffaut, 1970 (30 JAN 17:20 + Intro by curator Sonali Joshi / 01 FEB 18:20).
- Includes (check venue for full listings): THE DROVER’S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON d. Leah Purcell, 2021 + Live video Q&A with the director (02 FEB 19:00); SPEAR d. Stephen Page, 2015 + Live video Q&A with the director (03 FEB 18:10).
INGMAR BERGMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): A LESSON IN LOVE d. Ingmar Bergman, 1954 (30 JAN 14:25).
JONAS MEKAS 100! at Close-Up
- Includes (check venue for listings): GUNS OF THE TREES d. Jonas Mekas, 1962 (28 JAN 20:15); HE STANDS IN A DESERT COUNTING THE SECONDS OF HIS LIFE d. Jonas Mekas, 1969/85 (29 JAN 19:30 / 30 JAN 17:30).
MARTIN SCORSESE: DIRECTOR. WRITER. PRODUCER. ACTOR. at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for listings): THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 (28 JAN 18:00 / 01 FEB 14:20 / 03 FEB 18:00).
MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for listings): ROCKY MARATHON 6 Rocky Films, 1 Ticket (29 JAN 21:15); MYSTERY MOVIE MARATHON 5 Mystery Films, 1 Ticket (29 JAN 21:30).
ON SCREEN WITH MADONNA at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for full listings): DICK TRACY d. Warren Beatty, 1990 (31 JAN 20:30).
PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON 35MM LATE NIGHTS at Everyman Screen On The Green
- Includes (check venue for listings): PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002 (29 JAN 22:30).
SEEN & HEARD at BFI Southbank
- Includes (check venue for full listings): THIRTEEN 35mm d. Catherine Hardwicke, 2003 (02 FEB 20:40 / 11 FEB 18:10).
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for listings): GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES d. Isao Takahata, 1988 (30 JAN 12:15); PRINCESS MONONOKE d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1997 (02 FEB 15:15).
TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH at BFI Southbank
- Includes (check venue for full listings): SOUTH: SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON’S GLORIOUS EPIC OF THE ANTARCTIC d. Frank Hurley, 1919 (daily from 28 JAN to 10 FEB various); THE EPIC OF EVEREST d. JBL Noel, 1924 + Live score by Simon Fisher Turner (29 JAN 19:00); THE RED TENT aka Krasnaya palatka d. Mikhail Kalatozov, 1969 (30 JAN 18:00).
THE TWISTED TALES OF GUILLERMO DEL TORO at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for listings): MIMIC 35mm d. Guillermo del Toro, 1997 (30 JAN 20:30).
TWO BY RYÛSUKE HAMAGUCHI at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for listings): DRIVE MY CAR d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2021 (29 JAN 14:45 / 03 FEB 20:05).
THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles
- Includes (check venue for listings): CHUNGKING EXPRESS d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 (30 JAN 15:15 / 31 JAN 13:15); IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 (31 JAN 15:45 / 02 FEB 13:10 & 21:00).
- London International Mime Festival (25 JAN to 05 FEB).
- Syrian Arts & Cultural Festival (20 JAN to 04 FEB).
PARALLEL MOTHERS aka Madres paralelas d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2021.
- Various venues, inc: ActOne Cinema / ArtHouse Crouch End / Barbican / BFI / Catford Mews / Chiswick Cinema / Ciné Lumière / Curzon Cinemas / Electric Cinemas / Everyman Cinemas / Genesis Cinema / ICA / Olympic Studios / Peckhamplex / Phoenix Cinema / Picturehouse Cinemas / Regent Street Cinema / Rich Mix / Rio Cinema / Riverside Studios
- Also 28 JAN to 03 FEB (various dates/times): AMULET d. Romola Garai, 2020 at: Curzon Cinemas / Picturehouse Cinemas / Rio Cinema // FLAG DAY d. Sean Penn, 2021 at: Curzon Cinemas // GIEREK d. Michał Węgrzyn, 2021 at: Watermans // LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE d. Abdallah Al-Khatib, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // SHALOM TAIWAN d. Walter Tejblum, 2019 at: JW3 (from 01 FEB).
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