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Ciné Lumière

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

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake
  • 2016
  • UK/France
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Newly widowed Newcastle joiner Daniel (Johns) has worked all his life, but when his doctor tells him that his heart condition means he can't work, the welfare system disagrees. Familiar territory for Loach and screenwriter Laverty but despite unapologetic heartstring-tugging, the subject – the system's intrinsic cruelty and unfairness – is sadly more relevant than ever.

Sat 22 Oct
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Thu 27 Oct

Lift To The Scaffold

Lift To The Scaffold
  • 1957
  • France
  • 90 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Louis Malle
  • Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly.

Considered quite a gripping thriller in its day, Malle's first dramatic feature hinges on a perfect crime of murder that does not go according to plan. The cool noir elements are still effective, the Miles Davis score still sets a decadent tone, and Moreau is still glowing on screen.

Thu 27 Oct

The Salesman (Forushande)

  • 2016
  • Iran/France
  • 125 min
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi

Forushande (The Salesman) is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour after they are forced to leave their home.

Fri 28 Oct

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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