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Ciné Lumière

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Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2DT
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Atlantique (Atlantics)

Atlantique (Atlantics)
  • 2019
  • France / Senegal / Belgium
  • Directed by: Mati Diop
  • Cast: Mama Bineta Sane, Traore

Ada (Sane) and Souleiman (Traore) are young and in love, but when he and his co-workers on a Dakar building site take to the sea in an open boat, she is inconsolable. Incredibly accomplished supernatural horror about the refugee crisis from Diop, confronting major themes with humanity and raw emotion.

Sat 14 Dec

La belle époque

La belle époque
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicolas Bedos
  • Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier

Nicolas Bedos' film follows a couple in crisis.

Mon 16 Dec
Tue 17 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec

Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne)

Peau D'ane (The Magic Donkey)
  • 1970
  • France
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jacques Demy
  • Written by: Jacques Demy, Charles Perrault
  • Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Delphine Seyrig

Bizarre musical fantasy about a king (Marais) who promises his dying wife (Deneuve) he will only re-marry someone more beautiful than her. But when he settles on his own daughter (also Deneuve), the fairy godmother descends and whisks the girl away, hiding her in a forest cottage and cloaking her in animal hide.

Sun 15 Dec
Tue 17 Dec

Frozen 2

Frozen II
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Elsa (Menzel) and Anna (Bell) head off on a dangerous journey after Elsa hears voices calling her to a distant land. The plot is less involving than the character interaction, but Olaf (Gad) is the comedic highlight and while it may be less compelling than the original, it's got all the ingredients for a hit.

Sat 14 Dec
Sun 15 Dec

The Irishman

The Irishman
  • 2019
  • US
  • 3h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin

The story of mob enforcer and union official Frank Sheeran (De Niro) and his relationship with Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino) and Mafia string-puller Russell Bufalino (Pesci). The de-aging technology is easy to forgive thanks to the masterly filmmaking, and although there’s no room for a complex female character it’s gripping, sombre and builds to a shattering conclusion.

Sat 14 Dec
Sun 15 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec

Lola

  • 1981
Sun 15 Dec

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain
  • 1950
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • U
  • Directed by: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
  • Written by: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
  • Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell

Hollywood undergoes the transition from the silent era to the talkies and reputations rise and fall. Absolutely wonderful musical entertainment, with the slickest of snappy dialogue, enduringly catchy numbers, a cast of genuine charisma, and an engaging picture of the industry in transition into the bargain. Quite splendid.

Sun 15 Dec
Tue 17 Dec

The Two Popes

The Two Popes
  • 2019
  • UK / Italy / Argentina / USA
  • 2h 5min
  • Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
  • Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín

Pope Benedict XVI (Hopkins) hangs out with the man who will become his successor, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pryce). Set against the backdrop of the church’s sex abuse scandals, the story is more about the difficulty of being Pope. A buoyant film with Hopkins and Pryce on award-worthy form.

Sat 14 Dec
Sun 15 Dec
Mon 16 Dec
Tue 17 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec

The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg
  • 1964
  • France
  • 1h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jacques Demy
  • Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Anne Vernon, Nino Castelnuovo.

Romance between a shopgirl and a garage attendant is rekindled when they meet again after years apart. Delightful screen operetta using only sung dialogue, with deftness of camera movement and delicious production design maintaining the interest when the plot creaks.

Sat 14 Dec
Sun 15 Dec
Mon 16 Dec

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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