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Phoenix Cinema East Finchley

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52 High Road, East Finchley, England, N2 9PJ

The BFG

The BFG
  • 2016
  • US/UK
  • U
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Written by: Roald Dahl (novel), Melissa Mathison (screenplay)
  • Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall

Eight year old Sophie (Barnhill) looks out her window one evening to discover something terrifying – the Big Friendly Giant (Rylance), who unlike his giant brothers doesn't actually want to eat her. Magical, funny and surprising stuff from Spielberg, lacking only some of the menace of Dahl's original, but genuinely heartwarming.

Fri 29 Jul
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Sun 31 Jul
Mon 1 Aug
Tue 2 Aug
Subtitled
Wed 3 Aug
Thu 4 Aug

Oliver!

Oliver!
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 153 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Carol Reed
  • Cast: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis

Lionel Bart's musical gets the big screen treatment courtesy of Carol Reed's exuberant, Oscar winning production.

Tue 2 Aug

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride
  • 1987
  • US
  • 99 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Reiner
  • Written by: William Goldman
  • Cast: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, André the Giant, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane

Princess Buttercup is chosen by the nasty Prince Humperdinck to be his bride but her heart belongs to the farm boy Westley. The princess' kidnapping prompts the return of Westley, now a pirate, and launches a series of swashbuckling adventures, after which true love can prevail. William Goldman's heavily ironic fairy tale is given a spirited treatment by the director of Stand By Me and an enthusiastic troupe.

Sat 30 Jul

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice
  • 1986
  • Sweden
  • 149 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Andrei Tarkovskij
  • Written by: Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Cast: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún S Gísladóttir, Sven Wollter, Valérie Mairesse, Filippa Franzen, Tommy Kjellqvist

Set on a remote island and focusing on a 24-hour period of action, Tarkovsky's final film concerns itself with one man's response to the oncoming apocalypse, as Josephson offers his life in a supreme act of atonement that the world be restored. An overwhelmingly poetic experience that forms a fitting testament to a remarkable career.

Sun 31 Jul

Currently run by a charitable trust, Phoenix Cinema sits beneath an unusual vaulted ceiling dating back to 1910. It screens a mix of independent, mainstream and foreign films with actors and directors often introducing their work.

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