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Ciné Lumière

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Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2DT
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Barry Douglas

SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Sonata in C minor BRAHMS (1833-1897) 3 intermezzi, 0p.117 TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) The Seasons, Op.37 (extracts) BRAHMS Variations on a theme by Paganini, Book 1 Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow. As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst maintaining a bustling international touring schedule. 8.30 pm - 8.50pm: solo performance by Julie Alcaraz (Paris Conservatoire) interval 9.00pm - 10.00pm: concert by Barry Douglas (Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Brahms)

Sat 1 Apr

£6–£12

Dancer

Dancer
  • 2016
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Steven Cantor
  • Cast: Jade Hale-Christofi, Sergei Polunin

A portrait of extraordinary dancer Sergei Polunin, the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal who walked away from dance age just 25.

Mon 3 Apr
Tue 4 Apr
Wed 5 Apr
Thu 6 Apr

Elle

Elle
  • 2016
  • France, Germany, Belgium
  • 130 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Christian Berkel, Anne Consigny

Michele (Huppert) is a successful, middle-aged video games producer who, when raped by a violent intruder, doesn't report the assault but behaves as though nothing has happened. Verhoeven's dark character drama features an astonishing, multi-layered central performance from Huppert and its treatment of sexual violence is challenging and audacious.

Thu 30 Mar

La Fille de l'eau

La Fille de l'eau
  • 1925
  • France
  • 71 min
  • Directed by: Jean Renoir
  • Cast: Pierre Lestringuez

Virginia is left alone and without resources after the untimely death of her father, and briefly turns to criminal mischief to get by before a case of mistaken identity exacerbates her troubles.

Sun 2 Apr

Ismael Margain & Guillaume Bellom Go Four Hands

SAINT-SAENS (1835-1921) Rouet d'Omphale SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Fantaisy SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Carnets d'orient BIZET (1838-1875) Jeux d'enfants (extracts) LA TOMBELLE (1854-1928) Orientale French rising artists Ismael Margain and Guillaume Bellom are used to sharing some of the most beautiful pieces in the 4 hands piano repertoire as they are both resident artists at the Singer Polignac foundation, where they have recorded their Schubert album. Performing at All About Piano! festival for the first time, they chose Saint-Saens, Schumann, Schubert, Bizet and La Tombelle to voice their musical friendship. 11.30am - 11.40am: 4 hands by students from Paris conservatoire (names TBA) 11.45am - 11.55am: 4 hands by students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (names TBA) interval 12.00pm - 1.00pm: 4 hands Guillaume Bellom - Ismael Margain (Saint-Saens, Schubert, Schumann, Bizet, La Tombelle) Part of All About Piano! Festival.

Sun 2 Apr

£6–£12

Jazz Improvisation With Yaron Herman

Yaron Herman is a world class pianist and composer widely regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. With a background of traditional Israeli music and the European concert hall music, a short stint at Berklee College School of Music and his current presence in the Parisian music scene, Yaron has developed an unparalleled style of 'real time composition' and a wild improvisational flare culminating in a rare music form which is playful, cinematic and stunning.

Fri 31 Mar

£6–£12

Marcela Roggeri & Francois Chaplin: Paris, Crazy Paris!

SAINT-SAENS (1835-1921) Danse Macabre POULENC (1899-1963) Elegie; L'Embarquement pour Cythere MILHAUD (1892-1974) Le Boeuf sur le Toit RAVEL (1875-1937) Pavane GERSHWIN (1898-1937) 3 Preludes DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Prelude a l'apres midi d'un Faune PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) Verano Porteno; Libertango From its opening, Le Boeuf sur le Toit (the Ox on the Roof) has been the icon of the Roaring Twenties. It quickly became the centre of Paris cabaret society and reigned throughout the twenties, with regulars such as Stravinsky, Coco Chanel, Charlie Chaplin, Francis Poulenc or Satie among others. Through their music, Marcela Roggeri & Francois Chaplin will recreate the effervescent spirit of this symbol of the avant-garde art scene between the wars. Part of All About Piano! Festival

Sun 2 Apr

£6–£12

Masterclass With Melvyn Tan

With students from the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Internationally acclaimed pianist Melvyn Tan has travelled to the origins of the instrument to rediscover it, and has become the leading exponent of the pianoforte. Today, Melvyn Tan performs on both the pianoforte and modern piano, and possesses an insight only few pianists have. During this masterclass, Melvyn will share his knowledge of the instrument with students from the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In the frame of All About Piano! Festival.

Sat 1 Apr

£5

Neruda

Neruda
  • 2016
  • Chile / Argentina / France / Spain / US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Alfredo Castro

Chile, 1948: when President Gabriel Gonzalez Videla (Castro) outlaws communism, poet and communist politican Pablo Neruda (Gnecco) has to go into hiding, with cop Oscar Peluchonneau (Bernal) on his trail.

Thu 30 Mar

Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper
  • 2016
  • France
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Olivier Assayas
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Nora von Waldstätten

Maureen (Stewart) is an American in Paris, coming to terms with the death of her twin brother while working in the titular position for her demanding celebrity boss (von Waldstätten). An awkward fusion of ghost story, celebrity culture satire and de Palma-style thriller; Stewart's nervy, edgy performance almost but not quite keeps it on track. Intriguing but incoherent.

Thu 30 Mar

The Piano Brothers

The critically acclaimed Piano Brothers return to All About Piano! festival with their fiery arrangements of modern classics from Adele to Muse as well as a few surprises along the way. The concert will also feature Ballade for Steinway, the Piano Brothers' own composition for the Telegraph/Steinway short film, The Making of a Model B. Part of All About Piano! festival.

Sun 2 Apr

£6–£12

Recital Melvyn Tan

BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Sonata no.30, Op.109 Jonathan DOVE (born in 1959) Catching Fire LISZT (1811-1886) Piano Sonata in B minor In the frame of ALL ABOUT PIANO! Festival.

Fri 31 Mar

£6–£12

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle
  • 2016
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Michael Dudok de Wit

A dialogue-free film exploring ambition, acceptance and the beauty of companionship. A man is shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds. When he builds a wooden raft, he is confronted by the eponymous turtle.

Sat 1 Apr

The Salesman

The Salesman (Forushande)
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

Rana (Alidoosti) and Emad (Hosseini) are forced to abandon their home, but when they stay in another flat, pressure grows on their relationship. Farhadi weaves themes of professional failure and paranoia into a compelling drama about lives at the mercy of malicious forces.

Mon 3 Apr
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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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