This is a film still from THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE aka La maman et la putain dir Jean Eustache, 1973.
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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [20/04/22]

WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL 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

Book now for the next screening event supported by #ReviveTheDark, RADIANT CIRCUS’ audience-backed campaign for distinctive/DIY cinema! Sonic Cinema presents AUSTRIAN SYNAESTHETIC CINEMA at Cafe OTO (06 MAY 20:00).

THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE 35mm aka La maman et la putain d. Jean Eustache, 1973 + Intro by Françoise Lebrun + Intermission at Picturehouse Central (20 APR 19:00):

“In the midst of the sexual revolution, a twenty-something Parisian finds himself in a bizarre love triangle: Alexandre (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is an unemployed young radical who finds himself intertwined with his live-in girlfriend Marie (Bernadette Lafont) and the promiscuous Polish nurse Veronika (Françoise Lebrun).”

“Considered a crowning achievement of the French New Wave, director Jean Eustache’s epic masterpiece won the Grand Prix at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, and remains enviably hard to see.”

“We are delighted to welcome Françoise Lebrun to introduce the film in person, ahead of the release of Gaspar Noé’s new film VORTEX, in which she stars.” (Picturehouse)



Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles

ANIME at BFI Southbank

ANIME at The Prince Charles

BEST OF CÉSAR at Ciné Lumière

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: A QUESTION OF FAITH at BFI Southbank

  • I CONFESS 35mm d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1953 + Recorded intro by Christina Newland (20 APR 18:00).
  • LOURDES 35mm d. Jessica Hausner, 2009 (20 APR 20:50).

CELEBRATING MARLON BRANDO at The Garden Cinema

FROM THE MIND OF PAUL SCHRADER at The Prince Charles 

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at ICA 

JOACHIM TRIER’S OSLO TRILOGY at The Prince Charles 

LIV ULLMANN: FACE TO FACE at BFI Southbank

PAUL VERHOEVEN 35MM LATE NIGHTS at Everyman Screen On The Green



This is a film still from: BENEDETTA dir Paul Verhoeven, 2021.

BENEDETTA d. Paul Verhoeven, 2021:

THE GREAT MOVEMENT aka El Gran movimiento d. Kiro Russo, 2021 at:

PLAYGROUND d. Laura Wandel, 2021:

  • Various venues, inc: BFI / ICA


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