CHINA’S VAN GOGHS

BFI + CHINESE VISUAL FESTIVAL present: CHINA’S VAN GOGHS – A heart-warming and inspirational portrait of a Chinese peasant-turned-painter.

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TWENTY TWO

TWENTY TWO screens at BFI Southbank (24 FEB 15:30): This award-winning film on the subject of Chinese ‘comfort women’ during WWII became a box-office phenomenon and China’s highest-grossing and most-popular documentary of all time.

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SHAFT + Intro

BFI presents: SHAFT + Intro by Kunle Olulode, Director Voice4Change — Don’t miss one of the earliest and most important blaxploitation films ever made.

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THE SONG OF COTTON

THE SONG OF COTTON screens at BFI Southbank (19 FEB 18:20): This thoughtful and moving tale follows a young woman who takes on a job as carer of an ageing boxer suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE

MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE screens at BFI Southbank (18 FEB 20:20): Based on Sir Laurens van der Post’s experiences as a POW in WWII Japan, MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE depicts a battle of wills between an imprisoned officer and his Japanese counterpart who pushes him to a point of no return.

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KNIFE IN THE WATER

BFI presents: KNIFE IN THE WATER – Roman Polanski’s debut derives a wealth of drama and insights from the simplest situation: a couple are joined by a young hitchhiker on their yacht for a sailing weekend. Absurd male rivalries arise, and events threaten to turn nasty.

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