This is a film still from THE RUNNER dir Amir Naderi 1984.
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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [27/03/22]

SUNDAY 27 MARCH 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.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus


Never On A Sunday: THE RUNNER d. Amir Naderi, 1984 UK premiere of the restored version + Intro by Ehsan Khoshbakht at Close-Up (27 MAR 20:15):

“Amir Naderi’s autobiographical masterpiece about Amiro, an orphaned teenager trying to better his life by learning to read, was the first post-revolutionary Iranian film to be seen internationally and mark the beginning of a steady wave of great films to emerge from that country in the 80s and 90s. Breathtakingly edited by Iranian New Wave pioneer, director and writer Bahram Beyzaie, the film remains both open – as its Persian Gulf landscapes – and abstract, as its protagonist’s struggle to understand and conquer a world full of hostility and indifference.” – Ehsan Khoshbakht



35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

1982 SEASON at The Prince Charles

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO at The Garden Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): THE GODFATHER d. Francis Ford Coppola, 1972 (27 MAR 17:15); THE WILD ONEd. László Benedek, 1953 (27 MAR 21:00).

DENIS VILLENEUVE: IN REVERSE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): BLADE RUNNER 2049 4K d. Denis Villeneuve, 2017 (27 MAR 19:45).

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT REVISITED at Ciné Lumière

INGMAR BERGMAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (27 MAR 15:00).

MARA MATTUSCHKA: DIFFERENT FACES OF AN ANTI-DIVA at Close-Up

ONE AND DONE at Genesis Cinema

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): ROPE d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1948 (27 MAR 16:35).

OSCAR BEST PICTURE WINNERS at Everyman Belsize Park

OSCAR NOMINEES at The Prince Charles

OSCAR® WEEK at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings):  ENCANTO d. Jared Bush & Byron Howard, 2021 (27 MAR 11:15); WEST SIDE STORY d. Steven Spielberg, 2021 (27 MAR 16:00); DRIVE MY CAR d. Ryusuke Hamaguchi, 2021 (27 MAR 19:10).

OTHER MODERNISMS, OTHER FUTURES: GLOBAL ART CINEMA 1960-80 at Barbican

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): FAD’JAL d. Safi Faye, 1979 (27 MAR 15:00).

RADICAL FILMS / RADICAL FORMS at The Yellow

STUDIO GHIBLI at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): SPIRITED AWAY d. Hayao Miyazaki, 2001 (from 26 MAR).


Ukraine Fundraiser: CHERNOBYL: THE LOST TAPES d. James Jones, 2022:

THE TINDERBOX d. Gillian Mosely, 2020:

  • Also 25 to 31 MAR (various dates/times): CHOPPER: 20th Anniversary d. Andrew Dominik, 2000 at: Genesis Cinemas / Prince Charles Cinema // ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU d. Seung-wan Ryu, 2021: Curzon Cinemas // SIN LA HABANA d. Kaveh Nabatian, 2021 at: JW3 // VALLEY OF SOULS aka Tantas almas d. Nicolás Rincón Gille, 2019 at: ICA // XUETA ISLAND d. Ofer Laszewicki, Dani Rotstein & Felipe Wolokita, 2021 at: JW3 (from 29 MAR).


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