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Ciné Lumière

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

The Baker's Wife

  • 1938
Thu 19 Jan

The Innocents

  • 2016
  • France / Poland
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anne Fontaine
  • Cast: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza

Mathilde (de Laâge) is a French Red Cross medic in Poland in 1945, who has to care for a group of nuns and novices who have become pregnant after being raped by Russian soldiers. An appalling plight is presented with sensitivity and restraint, and Buzek is poignant as the compassionate and relatively wordly Sister Maria.

Wed 18 Jan

Irreplaceable

Irreplaceable
  • 2016
  • France
  • 104 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Thomas Lilti
  • Cast: François Cluzet, Marianne Denicourt

Jean-Pierre Werner (Cluzet) is a country doctor devoted to the people and the area he serves; when he's diagnosed with an inoperable tumour he reluctantly accepts the help of recently graduated doctor Nathalie (Denicourt). Tremendously engaging, old-fashioned drama, by medic-turned-director Lilti, carefully observed and acutely felt.

Wed 18 Jan
Thu 19 Jan

The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a Man
  • 2015
  • 93 min
  • Directed by: Stéphane Brizé
  • Written by: Stéphane Brizé/Olivier Gorce
  • Cast: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller

French film about an unemployed former factory worker making ends meet.

Thu 19 Jan

Mohey

  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 94 min
  • Directed by: Davood Khayyam
  • Cast: Anna Ne’mati, Mehran Ahmadi, Homayoon Ershadi

Plucked from an orphanage as a young girl, separated from her twin sister and abused by her benefactor, Mohey is trapped in a life of underhand dealings and illegal trading, where her intellect and beauty are used as commodities. When she is coerced into a temporary marriage to secure a deal, she reluctantly agrees, convinced that her cut will finally buy her freedom. But the underworld is not ready to let her go.

Sat 21 Jan

Persian Nights.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
  • 1936
  • US
  • 125 min
  • Directed by: George Cukor
  • Cast: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore

Director Cukor's (My Fair Lady, Philadelpha Story) take on Shakespeare's tragedy, starring actors who are definitely not teenagers.

Wed 18 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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