This is a film still from THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL.
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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [22/08/21]

SUNDAY 22 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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THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL aka Les Hirondelles de Kaboul d. Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mevellec, 2019 at ICA (22 AUG 18:45) / Part of AFGHANISTAN ON SCREEN.

  • “Summer 1998 – Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn. French duo Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mevellec’s acclaimed work sadly feels more relevant than ever, and works as a reminder of the restrictions and arbitrary rules imposed by the Taliban.”


  • CHEF d. Jon Favreau, 2014 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (22 AUG 20:30).
  • INTERSTELLAR d. Christopher Nolan, 2014 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (22 AUG 20:15).
  • MISBEHAVIOUR d. Philippa Lowthorpe, 2020 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Pimp Hall Park, Chingford E4 (22 AUG 18:30+ – FREE!/No booking required).
  • MOULIN ROUGE! d. Baz Luhrmann, 2001 at The Luna Cinema at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (22 AUG 20:15).
  • SECRET GARDEN d. Agnieszka Holland, 1993 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Pimp Hall Park, Chingford E4 (22 AUG 15:30+ – FREE!/No booking required).


A SONG CALLED HATE d. Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (daily 20 to 26 AUG).

This is a film still from CENSOR at The Prince Charles (19 AUG 2021).

CENSOR d. Prano Bailey-Bond, 2021 (daily 20 to 26 AUG).

PIG d. Michael Sarnoski, 2021 (daily 20 to 26 AUG).



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