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Ciné Lumière

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Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2DT
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Alphaville

Alphaville
  • 1965
  • France
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
  • Written by: Jean-Luc Godard
  • Cast: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Howard Vernon

Enjoyable mid-60s Godard caper which turns contemporary Paris into Alpha 60, a chilly city of the future from which such concepts as love and tenderness have been banned. Enter Constantine's grizzled gumshoe Lemmy Caution and we're set for an extended and highly idiosyncratic homage to comic strip heroism.

Wed 29 Jan

L'homme a mangé la terre

  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h 39min
  • Directed by: Jean-Robert Viallet

French documentary directed by Jean-Robert Viallet.

Tue 28 Jan

Little Joe

Little Joe
  • 2019
  • Austria / UK / Germany
  • Directed by: Jessica Hausner
  • Cast: Emily Beecham, Kit Connor, Kerry Fox, Ben Whishaw

Alice (Beecham) is a single mum and scientist struggling with guilt for wanting to spend more time at the lab than with her teenage son (Connor). Eye-catching sci-fi from Austrian director Hausner, concerning familial bonds, companionship and mental health; a confrontational and chilling brainteaser.

Wed 29 Jan

Little Women

Little Women
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • U
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper

Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel about a group of sisters growing up after the American Civil War. Gerwig’s affection and respect for the book is obvious but she boldly captures the transition from childhood to womanhood by playing with structure; an outstanding cast and skilful filmmaking make it a beautifully crafted tale of sisterhood, memory and authorship.

Wed 29 Jan

Nostalgia for the Light

Nostalgia for the Light
  • 2010
  • France / Germany / Chile
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patricio Guzman

Patricio Guzman's Chilean docu-drama depicts the lives of astronomers and relatives of political prisoners killed in concentration camps in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Sensitive and with a focus on discovery, this film is a marvellously intelligent work of historical feeling and cosmic enquiry.

Tue 28 Jan

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives
  • 2010
  • Thailand
  • 1h 54min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Written by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Cast: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee

Palme D'Or winning fantasy drama about an old man on his deathbed, looking back over his many lives.

Tue 28 Jan

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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