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12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
  • Box office 020 7930 3647
  • Box office times Tue–Sun 11am–9pm.
  • Website www.ica.org.uk
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Amy

Amy
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Asif Kapadia

Documentary on Amy Winehouse, charting her career from her early days to superstar status and subsequent fall. Kapadai creates an incredibly intimate look at the singer, with clips of her lighter side underlining the gravity of her loss. Punchy, provocative and just plain sad.

Sat 29 Jun

Ash Is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White
  • 2018
  • China / France / Japan
  • 2h 16min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Zhangke Jia
  • Cast: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi'nan Diao

Zhao Qiao (Zhao Tao) is in love with mobster Guo Bin (Liao Fan) and is sentenced to prison after rescuing him from thugs; on her release, she goes to track him down. A poignant gangster story spanning almost 18 years, with a somewhat ponderous final act but a rock solid performance from Zhao.

Thu 27 Jun

Birds of Passage

  • 2018
  • Colombia / Denmark / Mexico
  • 2h 5min
  • Directed by: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
  • Cast: Natalia Reyes, Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta

Rapayet (Acosta) is a member of Colombia’s indigenous Wayuu people who becomes a drug lord. Rich in texture and atmosphere, and with strong performances, it’s full of intimate and observational moments as it bears witness to the birth of the narcotics industry which has decimated Colombian culture.

Thu 27 Jun
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Wed 3 Jul

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h 10min
  • Directed by: Asif Kapadia

Kapadia provides another documentary portrait of a fallen star, after Senna and Amy. If this one isn’t as moving or compelling as its predecessors, it still has enough emotional heft to make it more than a celebration of great goals.

Fri 28 Jun
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Sun 30 Jun
Tue 2 Jul
Wed 3 Jul
Thu 4 Jul

The Edge of Democracy

  • 2019
  • Brazil
  • 1h 53min
  • Directed by: Petra Costa

An exploration of the unravelling of two Brazilian presidencies.

Thu 27 Jun

Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell
  • 2018
  • Chile / US
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
  • Cast: Sean Astin, Julianne Moore, Alanna Ubach

Gloria (Moore) is a lovelorn independent woman in her 50s, seeking out new romance in the Los Angeles nightlife scene. Lelio, reworking his award-winning 2013 breakthrough, has an ideal lead in Moore but there are some strained touches; nevertheless, Moore gives one of her most sympathetic performances. Sensitive and rousing.

Fri 28 Jun
Sat 29 Jun
Sun 30 Jun
Tue 2 Jul

High Life

High Life
  • 2018
  • Germany / France / UK / Poland / US
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Claire Denis
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth,

Monte (Pattinson) is the last man alive on a space mission, left to care for a young baby; in flashbacks, we find out the unsettling truth of what happened to the others. Denis’s first movie in English is uncompromisingly weird, and in spite of some unforgettable images, it’s a bizarre and somewhat incoherent mind-bender.

Fri 28 Jun
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Tue 2 Jul
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Ordinary Time

  • 2018
  • Portugal
  • 1h 4min
  • Directed by: Susana Nobre
  • Cast: Marta Lança, Clara Castanheira, Pedro Castanheira

Portuguese drama.

Fri 28 Jun
Wed 3 Jul

Paterson

Paterson
  • 2016
  • US / Germany
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Paterson (Driver) is a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey. who lives with his partner Laura (Farahani). Jarmusch's latest film is an off-kilter ode to prose and poetry and a tribute to the titular city, presenting a unique and intricately crafted world.

Fri 28 Jun
Sun 30 Jun
Tue 2 Jul
Thu 4 Jul

Penny Slinger: Out Of The Shadows

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Richard Kovitch
  • Cast: Maria Blum, Tim Blum, Jack Bond

Untold story of the British artist Penny Slinger and the traumatic events that led to the creation of her masterpiece, the 1977 photo-romance, An Exorcism.

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Sat 29 Jun
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Tue 2 Jul
Thu 4 Jul

A Season in France

  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
  • Cast: Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys

Abbas (Ebouaney) and his brother Etienne (Tanga) fled violence in the Central African Republic, but find the grim realities of life in France wearing at their hopes. Predictable in places, but compassionate and sincere about lives that can all too easily remain invisible.

Thu 27 Jun
Fri 28 Jun
Tue 2 Jul
Wed 3 Jul
Thu 4 Jul

Sunset

  • 2018
  • Hungary / France
  • 2h 22min
  • Directed by: László Nemes
  • Cast: Susanne Wuest, Juli Jakab, Evelin Dobos

Írisz Leiter (Jakab) arrives in Budapest in 1913, seeking work at her parents’ old hat shop, but the new owner is none too pleased about it. Atmospheric mystery from Son of Saul director Nemes, gorgeously shot and sometimes disorienting, but the highly watchable Jakab and a good script make it fascinating, thrilling and intoxicating.

Thu 27 Jun
Sat 29 Jun
Sun 30 Jun

Too Late To Die Young

Too Late To Die Young
  • 2018
  • Chile / Brazil / Argentina
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Dominga Sotomayor Castillo
  • Cast: Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro

An isolated community in Chile, in the summer of 1990, is the home of three teens facing their first loves and fears, while the country welcomes democracy.

Sat 29 Jun
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Ica

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The Institute of Contemporary Arts is a centre of contemporary visual art and cinema.

The gallery space has a year round schedule of shows.

Its film programme includes arthouse classics, a slew of documentaries and then the artistically unusual.

The ICA charges for exhibitions though provides free entry for those under 18 or over 65, disabled people, job seekers and unwaged people, Westminster residents and education groups. And free for all on Tuesdays.

The ICA offers the Rochelle eatery.

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