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WEDNESDAY: What’s on in London today [21/07/21]

WEDNESDAY 21 JULY 2021 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today including one-off events, limited runs, film clubs, repertory seasons, film festivals, outdoor events, & our selection of new releases.

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FALLEN ANGELS 4K aka Do lok tin si d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995 at ICA (21 JUL 18:30) / Part of The World Of Wong Kar Wai.

  • “Initially developed as part of Chungking Express, Fallen Angels shares a similar freewheeling spirit but it’s a much darker and moodier affair, exploring the nocturnal lives of assassins, femme fatales and mute ex-cons. Shot with frenetic verve by Wong’s frequent cinematographer Christopher Doyle, it’s a stylish drama laced with quirky humour that glimmers with the neon magic of Hong Kong at night.”

  • AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 at The Prince Charles (21 JUL 13:00 – SUB).
  • ASHES OF TIME REDUX 35MM aka Dung che sai duk d. Wong Kar Wai, 2008 at BFI Southbank (21 JUL 20:45).
  • CHUNGKING EXPRESS 4K aka Chung Hing sam lam d. Wong Kar Wai, 1994 at BFI Southbank (21 JUL 18:15).
  • DON’T GO GENTLE : A FILM ABOUT IDLES d. Mark Archer, 2021 at The Prince Charles (21 JUL 21:00).
  • DUNE 70MM d. David Lynch, 1984 at The Prince Charles (21 JUL 17:25).
  • FALLEN ANGELS 4K aka Do lok tin si d. Wong Kar Wai, 1995 at ICA (21 JUL 18:30).
  • FOEDORA d. Judith Abensour, 2021 at ICA (21 JUL 16:40).
  • IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE 4K aka Fa yeung nin wah d. Wong Kar Wai, 2000 at BFI Southbank (21 JUL 14:30 & 14:45).
  • LOCAL HERO d. Bill Forsyth, 1983 at Catford Mews (21 JUL 20:30).
  • THE NAMESAKE 35MM d. Mira Nair, 2006 at BFI Southbank (21 JUL 20:40).
  • OLDBOY d. Chan-wook Park, 2004 at The Prince Charles (21 JUL 20:30).
  • QUEEN OF NIENDORF d. Joya Thome, 2017 at Goethe-Institut London (21 JUL 19:00).
  • RARE BEASTS d. Billie Piper, 2021 + Q&A at Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (21 JUL 19:45).
  • RESET d. Thierry Donard, 2021 at Picturehouse Cinemas (21 JUL various).
  • RIDDANCE 4K aka Szabad lélegzet d. Márta Mészáros, 1973 at BFI Southbank (21 JUL 21:00).
  • THE RULE OF SEVEN – FULL IMMERSION / THE RULE OF SEVEN at Rio Cinema (20 to 21 JUL various times/performances).
  • SEXY BEAST d. Jonathan Glazer, 2000 at Everyman Cinemas (21 JUL various).
  • SIMPLY BLACK aka Tout simplement noir d. John Wax & Jean-Pascal Zadi, 2020 at Ciné Lumière (21 JUL 20:35).
  • VAGABOND aka Sans toit ni loi d. Agnès Varda, 1985 at The Prince Charles (21 JUL 18:30).
  • WILD STRAWBERRIES aka Smultronstället d. Ingmar Bergman, 1957 + Recorded Intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-Large at BFI Southbank (21 JUL 18:00).

  • CINEMA PARADISO d. Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988 at The Luna Cinema at Kenwood House (21 JUL 21:15). 
  • THE DARK KNIGHT d. Christopher Hampton, 2008 at The Luna Cinema at Hampton Court Palace (21 JUL 21:15).
  • FERRIS BUELLERS DAY OFF d. John Hughes, 1986 at Archlight Outdoor Cinema on the Coaling Jetty, Battersea (21 JUL 17:30).
  • MAMMA MIA! d. Phyllida Lloyd, 2008 at Archlight Outdoor Cinema on the Coaling Jetty, Battersea (21 JUL 20:30);
  • QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (21 JUL 21:00).
  • SOUND OF METAL d. Darius Marder, 2019 at Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (21 JUL 21:00).
  • THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY d. Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly, 1998 at Bar Elba SE1 (21 JUL 21:00).


This is a film still from SUMMER OF SOUL (d. Questlove, 2021) which opens across London this week.

SUMMER OF SOUL (… OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) d. Questlove, 2021

This is a film still from THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT (2021) which screens at Bertha DocHouse today (14 July 2021).

THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT d. Julien Faraut, 2021



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