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Curzon Soho

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99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
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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

It's the busiest night of the year at a hot London restaurant. Head Chef Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) has to manage his crew, management, his customers insane demands, a surprise visit from the health inspectors and on-top of all of this, a few personal crises headed his way.

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Cow

Cow
  • 2021
  • 1h 34min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Andrea Arnold

CTBA

"Andrea Arnold (American Honey) takes you on a seemingly simple, yet radical journey, offering an insight into the life of a dairy cow.

This mesmerising documentary gets down and dirty with Luma, a cow on a working dairy farm. Shot with a hand-held camera and at the animal’s eye-level, we stay as close to her as possible. Much like GUNDA (screened in Studio 74 in 2021) there is no voice over just great cinematic flair.

Cow is an immersive experience; from birth, rearing, intensive milking sessions, an all too brief grazing period and, eventually, the inevitable, dreaded end. All captured by Arnold’s deeply empathetic and unwavering gaze. And throughout the film are Luma’s watchful eyes, often looking directly at us. Experiencing the world from Luma’s perspective cannot help but raise questions about our relationship to the natural world and what we take from it.

Contains scenes viewers may find distressing."

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A Hero

A Hero
  • 2021
  • France, Iran
  • 2h 7min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Written by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy

Asghar Farhadi’s signature cinematic web-weaving is deployed to captivating effect in his Cannes Grand Prix-winning drama – a reflection on the grey line between right and wrong.

It’s difficult not to empathise with affable, gentle-manned Rahim (Amir Jadidi), a traditional sign-maker imprisoned for an unpaid debt to his former brother-in-law. His family are delighted when he surprises them with two days of leave and have no idea that he plans to repay his debt with a bag of gold coins his girlfriend found on a bus. Yet his decision has unexpected consequences, spiralling from a moment of redemption into chaos. As Farhadi gradually – and with characteristically forensic detail – unravels the plot, he underlines that stories too are constructions, and can easily be co-opted; truth really depends on where you stand. So, what truly makes a hero? Ability, honesty or simply the power to control the narrative.

Mon 17 Jan
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The Humans

The Humans
  • 2021
  • USA
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephen Karam
  • Written by: Stephen Karam
  • Cast: Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer

An adaptation of his Tony-winning play, Stephen Karam’s directorial debut The Humans explores the emotional intricacies of a working-class family bound by tradition, habit and unshakable loyalties.

“a stage-to-screen adaptation anchored in the intimate group dynamics of theatre but infused with the inventiveness and attention to detail that is fundamentally cinematic”

Featuring poignant, funny, lived-in performances from a powerhouse ensemble cast – Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Jayne Houdyshell and Oscar nominees Richard Jenkins, Steven Yeun, and June Squibb – this film is a masterclass of how to create tension and intrigue through character and setting.   

Brigid Blake (Feldstein) and her boyfriend Richard (Yeun) have just moved into a rundown duplex in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Before they’ve had a chance to settle in, Brigid’s parents Erik (Jenkins) and Deirdre (Houdyshell), along with Erik’s Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother (Squibb), arrive from her hometown to celebrate Thanksgiving, as does Brigid’s big sister Aimee (Schumer), who lives in Philadelphia. As the evening proceeds, the almost pathologically polite Richard tries to busy himself with meal preparation while the Blakes ease into their habitual teasing. Long-standing grievances are resurrected, and difficult announcements are made.

Karam and his collaborators have crafted that rarest of things: a stage-to-screen adaptation anchored in the intimate group dynamics of theatre but infused with the inventiveness and attention to detail that is fundamentally cinematic. Of course, the Blake family may disagree on everything, from religion to politics to the value of work, but their differences make them stronger, and their joys and sorrows are more meaningful for being shared.

*If you cannot find a suitable seat, please call us on 01382 432 444. *

*From Mon 27 December, our screens will respect current 1m social distancing guidelines with all seats arranged into distanced groups, or ‘bubbles’. *

Please select a single seat ‘bubble’ if you require one seat, select a two seat ‘bubble’ if you require two seats, and so on. Each bubble may only be occupied by a maximum of three households visiting together. 

If you need to book one of our wheelchair seats please contact our box office team on 01382 432 444, or email dca@dca.org.uk. If you require anything else or have any further questions, please get in touch. We hope you enjoy your visit!

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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

Coming-of-age drama set it 1973.

Mon 17 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.

Fri 21 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.

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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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