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Ciné Lumière

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Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2DT
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Cinema Made in Italy

Cinema Made in Italy

Annual five day Italian film festival. Catch the latest cinematic gems from Italy, and go behind the scenes with a series of lively Q&A sessions.

Wed 7 Mar
Thu 8 Mar
Fri 9 Mar
Sat 10 Mar
Sun 11 Mar

Loveless

Loveless
  • 2017
  • Russia
  • 2h 7min
  • Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Cast: Maryana Spivak, Alexei Rozin, Matvey Novikov

Zhenya (Spivak) and Borisi (Rozin) can no longer stand the sight of each other, but then their 12-year-old son goes missing; even then it takes a while before they notice. Despairing portrait of modern Russia, in which people are so preoccupied with their own desires that everyone else is irrelevant.

Thu 22 Feb

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer

In 1962 Baltimore, Eliza (Hawkins) is a mute who works as a cleaner in a secret government facility alongside the chatty Zelda (Spencer); there she makes a connection with a mysterious monster (Jones). A wondrous tale of underwater love, with an apt and refreshing approach to female sexuality; from screenplay through casting, score and production, it all gels superbly.

Thu 22 Feb

Ciné lumière was founded in 1998 by Catherine Deneuve to promote the best in French and world cinema. Films screened are in their original language with English subtitles.

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