This is a film still from BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE aka Avec amour et acharnement dir Claire Denis, 2022

THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [01/09/22]

THURSDAY 01 SEPTEMBER 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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#QueerHorrorNights continues with Stewart Thorndike’s LYLE starring Gaby Hoffman at Genesis Cinema (14 SEP 18:30).

BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE aka Avec amour et acharnement d. Claire Denis, 2022 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Bloomsbury (01 SEP 18:00).

“Claire Denis’ piercing exploration of married life features a trio of powerful performances by Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon and Grégoire Colin.”

“Sara (Binoche) and Jean (Lindon) have been together for ten years. Happy in their relationship, the couple first met when Sara was living with François (Colin), Jean’s best friend. Now, years after she last saw him, Sara catches a glimpse of François on the street. He doesn’t see her, but shortly after the encounter, he reconnects with Jean. Slowly, François’s presence starts to threaten the stability of the couple’s world.”

“One of contemporary French cinema’s most provocative filmmakers, whose work includes Beau Travail (1999), White Material (2009) and Trouble Every Day (2001), Both Sides of the Blade sees Denis working again with her Let the Sunshine In (2017) co-writer Christine Angot. But where that film adopted a playful approach to personal relationships, the existential threat posed by François in this one sees the drama unfold in a more intense emotional register, powerfully conveyed by Binoche, Lindon and Colin.”

#QueerHorrorNights announces a very special event at the historic Rio Cinema – our Halloween Monsters Ball: NIGHTBREED (28 OCT 22:00+).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

BADASS B-MOVIES at The Prince Charles


BLACK & WHITE MOVIES at The Prince Charles




LONG-ASS MOVIES at The Prince Charles

  • RRR d. S. S. Rajamouli, 2022 (01 SEP 14:30 – 180mins).
  • YI YI d. Edward Yang, 2000 (01 SEP 20:20 – 173mins).


THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Bussey Building, Peckham

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB at Roof East, Stratford

BOB SPIT: WE DO NOT LIKE PEOPLE dir. Cesar Cabral, 2019

  • Exclusively at: ICA

OFFICIAL COMPETITION aka Competencia Oficial dir. Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat, 2021

QUEEN OF GLORY dir. Nana Mensah, 2021

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