SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [01/08/21]

SUNDAY 01 AUGUST 2021 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today including one-off events, limited runs, film clubs, repertory seasons, film festivals, outdoor events, & our selection of new releases.

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Double Bill: DEATH IN VENICE d. Luchino Visconti, 1971 + THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD d. Kristina Lindström & Kristian Petri, 2021 at Rio Cinema (01 AUG 14:00 & 16:30 – discount applies at checkout!).

  • DEATH IN VENICE // “After 50 years, Luchino Visconti’s adaptation of a Thomas Mann novel still arouses both passion and praise. Is it one of cinema’s most exalted literary adaptations, as sensually rich as it is allegorically resonant or, a corrupted and distorted gay reading of Mann’s original novella?”
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD // “In 1971 at the world premiere of DEATH IN VENICE in London, its director, Luchino Visconti proclaimed Björn Andrésen, the teenage star of his latest film, “The most beautiful boy in the world.” Now 50 years later, Andrésen, once a dazzling international icon and even a Japanese pop star and Manga prototype, looks back on a life that went down many a dark road in what could be a last attempt to finally get his life back on track.”


  • CASABLANCA d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (01 AUG 21:00).
  • THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL d. Wes Anderson, 2014 at Archlight Cinema (01 AUG 20:30).
  • KNIVES OUT d. Rian Johnson, 2019 at The Luna Cinema at Wimbledon Park (01 AUG 21:00); 
  • THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU d. Wes Anderson, 2004 at Archlight Cinema (01 AUG 17:30).
  • MOULIN ROUGE! d. Baz Luhrmann, 2001 at Bar Elba SE1 (01 AUG 21:00).
  • NOTTING HILL d. Roger Michell, 1999 at The Luna Cinema at Westminster Abbey (01 AUG 21:00).
  • NOTTING HILL d. Roger Michell, 1999 at The Luna Cinema (01 AUG 20:50).

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD d. Kristina Lindström & Kristian Petri, 2021

  • Also (30 JUL to 05 AUG various)HIGHLANDER d. Russell Mulcahy, 1986 at The Prince Charles // I WAS AT HOME, BUT… d. Angela Schanelec, 2019 at ICA (until 04 AUG).


*THE SMALL PRINT: Opinions author’s own. // As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version only. // Event dates/times/formats are subject to change by the venue/organiser. Events may already be sold out at the time of posting, so please click quickly. // We try to list as many original format screenings as we can (8 to 70MM), but sometimes formats change due to age of the print, availability, logistics etc, so please check ahead with your venue if the format is your thing. // All images are used in the spirit of fair use for reporting & review – no ownership is implied or intended / unless otherwise credited to RADIANT CIRCUS as the original rights holder. We will remove any images immediately upon request – just get in touch. // We don’t filter our listings by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should therefore be 18+. // Finally, we always try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game”, but everyone can make mistakes… If something does go wrong, we will always do our best to put it right. //.