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Odeon Leicester Square

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24–26 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7JY
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6th Russian Film Week: Red-Carpet Opening and the UK Premiere

6th Russian Film Week: Red-Carpet Opening and the UK Premiere

The Russian Film Week committee is happy to host the UK premiere of Natalia Merkulova's and Alexey Chupov's mystical thriller "Captain Volkonogov Escaped" at the iconic Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on the night of the 28th November 2021. The Red Carpet premiere will be followed by the RFW Kaspersky Opening Party at the W Hotel. The movie: This energetic deadpan thriller is set in 1930s Leningrad, where Stalin’s purges are in full swing and everyone is a suspect. It tells a story of an obedient law enforcer on the run: in his attempt to escape purges Volkonogov tries to find a way to repent, but his time is running out. The film received high praise by critics during its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year. The event: this opening gripping thriller is one of 42 movies on the festival line up (23 feature films and 19 short films) that will screen in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh. Audiences will have access to both in-person and digital programming: for the duration of the RFW 2021, short films will be available to watch via the RFW online platform. All movies of the RFW2021 will be shown in their original language with English subtitles. The majority of screenings will be held at Cine Lumiere (South Kensington).

Sun 28 Nov

£35–£175

Dune

Dune
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen

The director of Blade Runner 2049 takes a crack at Frank Herbert's notoriously unfilmable sci-fi epic. The story is to be split across two films.

Fri 26 Nov
Sat 27 Nov
Mon 29 Nov
Tue 30 Nov

Encanto

Encanto
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Byron Howard, Jared Bush
  • Cast: Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo, María Cecilia Botero, Diane Guerrero, Jessica Darrow, Angie Cepeda, Wilmer Valderrama

A Colombian girl is frustrated at being the only member of her family without magic powers.

Fri 26 Nov
Sat 27 Nov
Sun 28 Nov
Mon 29 Nov
Tue 30 Nov
Thu 2 Dec

Eternals

The Eternals
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Chloé Zhao
  • Cast: Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Dong-seok Ma, Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff

Another team of superhumans from the pages of Marvel comic books.

Fri 26 Nov
Sat 27 Nov
Sun 28 Nov
Mon 29 Nov
Tue 30 Nov
Thu 2 Dec

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jason Reitman
  • Cast: Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Celeste O'Connor, Logan Kim

Another instalment for the ever popular Ghostbusters franchise. This is a sequel to the first two films and is directed by Jason Reitman, son of their director, Ivan Reitman.

Fri 26 Nov
Sat 27 Nov
Sun 28 Nov
Mon 29 Nov
Captioned
Tue 30 Nov
Thu 2 Dec

House of Gucci

House of Gucci
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, Al Pacino

The turbulent marriage and divorce of Patrizia and Maurizio Gucci, the head of the Gucci fashion house, leads to murder.

Fri 26 Nov
Sat 27 Nov
Sun 28 Nov
Captioned
Mon 29 Nov
Tue 30 Nov
Thu 2 Dec

No Time to Die

No Time to Die
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 2h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen

The 25th James Bond film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and sees Daniel Craig in the lead for one last time.

Fri 26 Nov
Sat 27 Nov
Sun 28 Nov
Mon 29 Nov
Thu 2 Dec

Russian Film Week

Russian Film Week

Explore Russian cinema with feature and short films, Q&As and red carpet events.

Sun 28 Nov

£35–£175

Spencer

Spencer
  • 2021
  • UK / US / Germany / Chile
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Pablo Larraín
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins

Pablo Larraín’s sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.

As played with intoxicating perfection by Kristen Stewart, who dominates almost every scene of Spencer, Diana is dying on the vine, showing only flashes of her former effervescence. Hers is the world’s most scrutinised persona since she began living the fairy-tale life of a girl who grew up to marry a prince; in reality, her husband rather publicly loves someone else. She’s also suffocating under the expectations of total subservience to Royal protocol. Working from a beautiful script by Steven Knight, Larraín (Jackie) ingeniously depicts a world in which every polished spoon and heavy curtain, every steely stare from staff, even a seemingly ‘jolly’ Christmas tradition, expresses Her Majesty’s disapproval of the young princess. The exquisite craft of Spencer makes you want to freeze every moment. director of photography Claire Mathon (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) shoots in 4:3 ratio with a micro-universe of colour emerging from the muted environments designed by Guy Hendrix Dyas. And Jonny Greenwood illuminates Diana’s internal tussle with solo piano and strings. It’s oppressive, until it isn’t anymore. Stewart and Larraín deliver a finale that will break your heart and make it skip all at once.

Fri 26 Nov
Sat 27 Nov
Sun 28 Nov
Mon 29 Nov
Tue 30 Nov
Thu 2 Dec

The Odeon Leicester Square bills itself as 'Europe's premiere cinema' and it's true in more than one way; the largest single-screen cinema in the UK is also the flagship of the entire Odeon chain, and the venue for numerous European and world film premieres. A towering monument of polished black granite dating from 1937, it dominates Leicester Square and its 1683-seat auditorium is fully equipped to show 35mm, 70mm and digital films. A refubishment was completed in 2018.

Next door are the Odeon Studios, five much smaller screens. All the screens have wheelchair spaces although, paradoxically, studios 2–5 don't have wheelchair access. Audio description and subtitled performances are available for selected screenings.

Leicester Square is a pedestrian space and the nearest car parks are in Whitcomb Street or Chinatown Car Park in Newport Place. Tube: Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. Rail: Charing Cross Station is about 10 minutes away on foot.

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