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Curzon Soho

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99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
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Belfast

Belfast
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Caitriona Balfe

Acclaimed semi-autobiographical comedy-drama from Kenneth Branagh about a young boy growing up in working-class Belfast during the tumultuous late 1960s.

It’s 1969 and the imaginative, free-spirited Buddy (Jude Hill) knows every inch of every person in his street of Protestant and Catholic families. He pops into neighbouring houses as though they were his own and people look out for him while his working-class parents (Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe) hustle to make ends meet. But this blissful sense of security is about to be broken by sectarian violence.

Belfast might be Kenneth Branagh’s most reflective film to date, but he brings to this intimate tale the same gift for big canvas filmmaking as seen in previous work. Shot in lustrous black and white by Haris Zambarloukos and accompanied by a rousing Van Morrison soundtrack, the film sees Buddy’s child’s-eye perspective on the increasing social unrest give way to imaginings inspired by his love of movies. With a world-class cast that also includes Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds as Buddy’s beloved grandparents, Belfast is a big-hearted ode to a city, its community and to family.

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Boiling Point

Boiling Point
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Philip Barantini
  • Written by: Philip Barantini, James Cummings
  • Cast: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Alice Feetham

AD | Dir Philip Barantini/GB 2021/95 mins Stephen Graham, Jason Flemyng, Vinette Robinson

Actor-turned-director Barantini follows his short of the same name with this single-take thriller set in an elite London restaurant. We follow Andy (Graham, electrifying), an emotionally damaged and drug addicted chef, across one night in his eatery. As well as being formally dazzling and incredibly nerve-jangling, it also paints a vivid portrait of pressure.

Plus/ Doggerland, a short film by Jack Benjamin Gill exploring the reality of human trafficking in the UK, screens before the feature.

Event/ The screening on Thu 30 Dec will be followed by a recorded Q&A with director Philip Barantini.

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Don't Look Up

Don't Look Up
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 25min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep

Two astronomers try to warn everyone about a comet which will destroy the planet.

Sat 29 Jan
Tue 1 Feb

The Hand of God

The Hand of God
  • 2021
  • Italy
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
  • Cast: Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo, Marlon Joubert

The coming of age story of Fabietto Schisa (Filippo Scotti), set against the backdrop of Naples in the 1980s.

Sun 30 Jan
Wed 2 Feb

Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza
  • 2021
  • US / Canada
  • 2h 13min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie

The latest offering from Oscar nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson, charts the relationship of young lovers against the backdrop of the 1970s film industry.

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The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter
  • 2021
  • US / Greece
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley

A beach holiday takes a dark turn as a woman confronts her past.

Thu 27 Jan
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Parallel Mothers

Parallel Mothers
  • 2021
  • Spain
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

The story of two mothers who give birth on the same day.

Fri 28 Jan
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The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog
  • 2021
  • UK / Australia / US / Canada / New Zealand
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jane Campion
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy

Dir Jane Campion/GB AU US CA NZ 2021/126 mins
Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons

Jane Campion (The Piano, Top of the Lake) returns to the LFF with a beguilingly dark drama about two wealthy brothers in the America West.

Rancher Phil Burbank (a brooding Benedict Cumberbatch) is an intimidating presence to all but his brother George (Jesse Plemons). The two men run a hugely successful inherited ranch on the edge of a tiny frontier town in the early 1920s. With only the company of the rough cattlehands, George yearns for something a little more refined, while Phil is content with their mutual isolation and craves his brother’s favour and companionship. But when George brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her teenage son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil turns on his most arresting power to torment. Adapting from a novel by Thomas Savage, Campion grips you from the start and expertly ratchets the tension – with Ari Wegner’s cinematography and Jonny Greenwood’ score helping to cast an ominous spell. Often playing affable eccentrics, this is a Benedict Cumberbatch unlike any we’ve seen, brilliantly terrorising every frame with silent menace. And scene by scene, our understanding of his cruel persona shifts in such surprising and fascinating ways. It’s a pleasure to welcome Campion back to the Festival for what is set to be an unforgettable American Express Gala.

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The Souvenir: Part II

The Souvenir: Part II
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 46min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Joanna Hogg
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, Honor Swinton Byrne, James Spencer Ashworth

Sequel to Joanna Hogg's familial drama, featuring real-life mother and daughter actors Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne.

Sat 29 Jan

The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • 1971
  • US / UK
  • 2h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Roman Polanski
  • Cast: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis

Polanski's version of the Shakespearean classic is a blood-soaked interpretation, undoubtedly informed by the then-recent murder of his wife and friends by the Manson Family.

Thu 27 Jan
Curzon Soho

Even when it was first built in 1912 there was always the intention that this cinema should be a stablemate of Curzon Mayfair, but various twists and turns meant this only finally happened when Roger Wingate acquried it in 1985. It now claims to be one of the country's busiest arthouse cinemas, with cafes and a fully-licensed bar on site alongside showings of premieres, previews, one-off screenings and festivals.

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