IT FELT LIKE LOVE d. Eliza Hittman, 2013

WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [16/02/22]

WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 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

IT FELT LIKE LOVE d. Eliza Hittman, 2013 (16 FEB 20:30) / Part of SEEN & HEARD at BFI Southbank.

“Lila is a shy and awkward 14-year-old who’s desperate to have her first sexual experience. While third-wheeling with her pretty, sexually active friend Chiara and Chiara’s new boyfriend, Lila determinedly decides that this will be the summer she loses her virginity. The debut film from Eliza Hittman – the talented director behind cinematic coming-of-age tales NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS and BEACH RATS – is a sensitive and startlingly authentic portrait of sexual awakening.” (BFI)

4K PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles


  • Includes (check venue for full listings): DESERT HEARTS d. Donna Deitch, 1985 + Intro by BFI Head Librarian Emma Smart (16 FEB 18:20); ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER aka Todo sobre mi madre d. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999 (16 FEB 21:00).

CHER ON SCREEN at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): MASK d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1985 (16 FEB 18:20).


LOVE STORIES at Genesis Cinema

SEEN & HEARD at BFI Southbank

  • Includes (check venue for full listings): IT FELT LIKE LOVE d. Eliza Hittman, 2013 (16 FEB 20:30).

STUDIO GHIBLI at Picturehouse Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): PONYO d. Hayao Miyazaki, 2008 (from 12 FEB); KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1989 (from 12 FEB).


  • Includes (check venue for listings): SPIRITED AWAY d. Hayao Miyazaki, 2001 (16 FEB 20:45).

THREE BY F. GARY GRAY at The Prince Charles

  • Includes (check venue for listings): SET IT OFF d. F. Gary Gray, 1996 (16 FEB 21:00).


VALENTINES at Everyman Cinemas

  • Includes (check venue for listings): CASABLANCA 35mm d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 by 69 Colebrooke Row at Everyman Screen On The Green (16 FEB 17:30).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

We’ve got nothing… what did we miss?

PETROV’S FLU d. Kirill Serebrennikov, 2021:

WHEEL OF FORTUNE & FANTASY aka Guzen to sozo d. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2021:

  • Also 11 to 17 FEB (various dates/times): DOWNFALL: THE CASE AGAINST BOEING d. Rory Kennedy, 2022 at: Everyman Broadgate // THE FORGOTTEN ONES d. Michale Boganim, 2021 at: Bertha DocHouse // THE POWER OF THE DOG 35mm d. Jane Campion, 2021 at: The Prince Charles (from 17 FEB to 03 MAR).

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