This is a film still from: MEKONG HOTEL d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2012
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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [23/01/22]

SUNDAY 23 JANUARY 2022 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today across DIY, indie & alternative cinema including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & our selection of new releases.

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MEKONG HOTEL d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2012 (23 JAN 17:00) / Part of 3+3: A PROJECT CURATED BY APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL at ICA.

“Chosen by director Apichatpong Weerasethakul for his specially curated 3+3 season at the ICA, MEKONG HOTEL is a typically unique creation – a confluence of fiction and documentary that seeks to capture the essence of a rural riverside hotel in north-east Thailand.

The hotel at the centre of this rarely-seen film sits on the Mekong River, which marks the border between Thailand and Laos, and is where Apichatpong had previously rehearsed with his crew for a movie called ECSTASY GARDEN he had written years earlier. Shuffling between different realms as it expresses the bonds between a vampire-like mother and her daughter, and between the young lovers and the river, MEKONG HOTEL was shot at the time of the heavy flooding in Thailand – and also weaves politics, destruction and a drifting dream of the future into its compellingly elusive narrative.” (ICA)


  • THE 400 BLOWS 4K Restoration aka Les Quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 at Riverside Studios (23 JAN 14:00 / 26 JAN 14:40).
  • THE 400 BLOWS 4K Restoration aka Les Quatre cents coups d. François Truffaut, 1959 at Olympic Studios (23 JAN 14:20 / 25 JAN 18:30 / 27 JAN 13:00).
  • Sidney Poitier Double Bill: GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER + IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT d. Stanley Kramer, 1967 + Norman Jewison, 1967 at Kino Bermondsey (23 JAN 15:30).
  • GYPSY d. Mervyn LeRoy, 1962 presented by Musical Sunday at The Cinema Museum (23 JAN 14:00).
  • HOSTILE d. Sonita Gale, 2021 + Q&A with the director at Rio Cinema (23 JAN 17:45).
  • JAWS d. Steven Sielberg, 1975 + Q&A with Ian Shaw, writer of The Shark Is Broken & son of Robert Shaw (Quint) at Picturehouse Central (23 JAN 17:30).
  • THE KING OF LAUGHTER d. Mario Martone, 2021 presented by CinemaItaliaUK at Riverside Studios (23 JAN 15:00).
  • NIGHTMARE ALLEY d. Guillermo del Toro, 2021 immersive cinema experience at Everyman Screen On The Green (23 JAN 19:00).
  • PAPER MOON 16mm d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1973 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (23 JAN 13:00 – socially distanced / 26 JAN 19:30 / 30 JAN 14:00).
  • PARALLEL MOTHERS aka Madres paralelas d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2021 preview at ICA (23 JAN 18:30).
  • SUPERNOVA d. Harry Macqueen, 2020 at Whirled Cinema (23 JAN 17:00).

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

3+3: A PROJECT CURATED BY APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL at ICA

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MEKONG HOTEL d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2012 (23 JAN 17:00).

BEFORE THE NIGHT at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings)THE LIGHTHOUSE aka Mayak d. Maria Saakyan, 2006 (23 JAN 15:45).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE FILMS IN TRUFFAUT’S LIFE at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): CASQUE D’OR d. Jacques Becker, 1953 (23 JAN 13:10).

BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LA HAINE d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (23 JAN 18:10).

BOWIE: STARMAN & THE SILVER SCREEN at BFI Southbank 

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): Hooked to the Silver Screen: Bowie at the Movies: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 (23 JAN 15:00); 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY d. Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (23 JAN 18:00).

CONCERT FILMS at Riverside Studios

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): AMAZING GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 (23 JAN 19:00).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LICORICE PIZZA 35mm d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021 (21 JAN to 10 FEB).

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT: FOR THE LOVE OF FILMS at BFI Southbank

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT REVISITED at Ciné Lumière

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): LOVE ON THE RUN aka L’Amour en fuite d. François Truffaut, 1979 (23 JAN 14:00).

JONAS MEKAS 100! at Close-Up

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH at BFI Southbank

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): 2046 4K d. Wong Kar Wai, 2004 (21 to 27 JAN various)IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 (23 JAN 18:25).


CICADA d. Matthew Fifer & Kieran Mulcare, 2020.



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