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.
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.”
- 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70MM d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 ‘unrestored print’ at The Prince Charles (22 AUG 17:15).
- CENSOR d. Prano Bailey-Bond, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Riverside Studios (22 AUG 17:30).
- CHUNGKING EXPRESS aka Chung Hing sam lam d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 at Picturehouse Cinemas (daily 20 to 26 AUG various).
- FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE 4K aka Per qualche dollaro in più d. Sergio Leone, 1965 at BFI (22 AUG 12:10).
- THE HATEFUL EIGHT d. Quentin Tarantino, 2015 at BFI (22 AUG 18:00).
- THE LAST PICTURE SHOW d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1971 at Riverside Studios (22 AUG 14:00).
- THE LAST PICTURE SHOW d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1971 at ICA (22 AUG 20:45).
- MANDABI d. Ousmane Sembene, 1968 at Electric Cinema Portobello (22 AUG 14:00).
- MATTHEW BARNEY’S CREMASTER CYCLE: CREMASTER 3 at Picturehouse Cinemas (22 AUG various).
- THE NEW WORLD [Director’s Cut] d. Terrence Malick, 2005 at BFI (22 AUG 12:00).
- NOSTALGHIA d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983 at The Prince Charles (22 AUG 14:30).
- NOW, VOYAGER d. Irving Rapper, 1942 at Genesis Cinema (22 AUG 14:00).
- NOW, VOYAGER d. Irving Rapper, 1942 at BFI (daily until 26 AUG various times).
- OLD ACQUAINTANCE 35MM d. Vincent Sherman, 1943 at BFI (22 AUG 15:30).
- PULP FICTION 16MM d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (22 AUG 13:45).
- QUO VADIS, AIDA? d. Jasmila Zbanic, 2020 at Electric Cinema White City (22 AUG 14:30).
- SHORT FILM FEELING HOPEFUL short film programme at Rio Cinema (22 AUG 15:45).
- SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972 at ICA (22 AUG 13:30).
- SPIRITED AWAY d. Hayao Miyazaki, 2001 at The Prince Charles (22 AUG 11:30 – SUB).
- THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL aka Les Hirondelles de Kaboul d. Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mevellec, 2019 at ICA (22 AUG 18:45).
- THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS 35MM d. John Hough, 1980 at BFI (22 AUG 13:00).
- WHERE DOES A BODY END? d. Marco Porsia, 2019 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (22 AUG 19:30).
- WHITE ON WHITE d. Viera Čákanyová, 2020 at Bertha DocHouse (22 AUG 16:00).
- WOLF AND SHEEP d. Shahrbanoo Sadat, 2016 at ICA (22 AUG 16:45).
- 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).
- Also (20 to 26 AUG various dates/times): NEW ORDER aka Nuevo orden d. Michel Franco, 2020 at ArtHouse Crouch End / The Castle Cinema / Ciné Lumière (from 25 AUG) / ICA // THE NIGHT HOUSE d. David Bruckner, 2020 at Curzon Cinemas / Everyman Cinemas / Peckhamplex / Picturehouse Cinemas / Regent Street Cinema // SABAYA d. Hogir Hirori, 2021 at ArtHouse Crouch End / Picturehouse Cinemas // UNDERGROUND aka Souterrain d. Sophie Dupuis, 2020 at Curzon Cinemas.
- Not Like Us? Female misfits on screen at Genesis Cinema & online (20 to 26 SEP 2021)
- Sonic Cinema presents The Films of Peter Tscherkassky at Cafe Oto (24 OCT 2021)
- NOW BOOKING: Disability On Screen – EFN Short Film Festival (27 SEP 2021)
- Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival is back for a 12th year [09 to 19 SEP 2021]
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