This is a film still from: DANTE IS NOT ONLY SEVERE dir Jacinto Esteva & Joaquim Jorda, 1967 showing at Close-Up Film Centre (Sunday 27 November 2022).
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SUNDAY: What’s on in London today [27/11/22]

SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER 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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TOKEN HOMO presents a second season of BAR TRASH – TRASH PLANET – a celebration of 70s eco-horror at Genesis Cinema & Rule Zero. Tickets £1 / Double-bill £5 – Booking now!

Never On Sunday: DANTE IS NOT ONLY SEVERE d. Jacinto Esteva & Joaquim Jordà, 1967 + Intro by Ehsan Khoshbakht at Close-Up (27 NOV 20:15).

“The ‘manifesto’ movie of the ‘Barcelona School’ [is a] crazily freewheeling, pre-post-modern affair in which a wife tells her husband various jokes, stories and non-sequiturs, most of which are then ‘illustrated’ via dramatisations, stills and pre-pop-video sequences (owing as much to Godard as Buñuel.) The husband is played by none other than Pasolini’s Christ, Enrique Irazoqui, the picture looks terrific, and the anything-goes flow of ideas and images is more often arresting than not – quite remarkable that such a loosey-goosey affair should have been made under Franco’s dictatorship (but typical of Barcelona’s anti-establishment traditions). By far the best sequence is the extended pre-credits opening, in which various trendy young folk (everyone in the film is beautiful or the next best thing) sit around listening to jukebox music in an open air cafe: looks like it was shot and cut yesterday. Remainder never quite matches the insouciant, rebellious charm of this prologue, but at 78 minutes Dante certainly doesn’t outstay its welcome.” – Neil Young

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

IMAX PRESENTATIONS at BFI IMAX

ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Everyman Belsize Park

BFI’S 100 BBC TV GAMECHANGERS at BFI Southbank

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up

THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles 

FRAMES OF MIND: THE FILMS OF PETER GREENAWAY at BFI Southbank 

IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS at BFI Southbank 

MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles

PARALLEL LIVES: THE CINEMA OF MATÍAS PIÑEIRO at ICA

  • TODOS MIENTEN + ROSALINDA d. Matías Piñeiro, 2009 + 2010 (27 NOV 16:30).
  • Curated by Daniel Turner in partnership with NFTS.

TRINTIGNANT: THE NON-CONFORMIST at Ciné Lumière

UNGENTLE SCREENING SERIES at Studio Voltaire

WOMEN’S RIGHTS NOW at Ciné Lumière

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY dir Rian Johnson, 2022:

WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? aka Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt? dir Aleksandre Koberidze, 2021:

Also 25 NOV to 01 DEC (various venues / dates / times):

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