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Angels In America – Part 1: Millenium Approaches.

New staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning two-part play, directed by Olivier and Tony award-winning director Marianne Elliott.

Sun 23 Jul

The Beguiled

The Beguiled
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sofia Coppola
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning

John McBurney (Farrell) is a wounded Union deserter in the US Civil War who winds up in a school for girls, where headmistress Martha (Kidman) is persuaded to show him kindness. Coppola’s remake of Don Siegel’s sweaty 1971 original plays like meticulously crafted high-camp melodrama; intermittently enjoyable, but rushed and flustered.

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Fri 21 Jul
  • 15:00
  • 17:05
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City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts
  • 2017
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Matthew Heineman

Documentary following a group of activists in Raqqa after the city is taken over by ISIS. While footage of extreme human cruelty is unbearably difficult to watch, City of Ghosts is essential viewing. Crucially, however, it also celebrates the power of community activism and journalism, and hammers home the need to help those fleeing such intolerable terror.

Fri 21 Jul
  • 14:30
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David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life
  • 2016
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Jon Nguyen

Director David Lynch traces the events that have helped to shape his creative output. The film is not without insights, but Lynch is evasive. Although intriguing, it is perhaps one for Lynch completists only.

Fri 21 Jul
  • 16:30
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The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV)

The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV)
  • 2016
  • France/Spain/Portugal
  • 1h 55min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Albert Serra
  • Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d'Assumçao, Marc Susini

King Louis XIV begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers. The tiny details of discomfort, faraway looks and bursts of frantic concentration convey the torment of a great force fading away in a film that is uncompromising, challenging and deeply felt.

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Fri 21 Jul
  • 13:10
  • 18:20
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Dunkirk

Dunkirk
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity, once again Nolan shows himself to be a master of pure cinema.

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Fri 21 Jul
  • 13:30
  • 16:00
  • 18:40
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Kedi

Kedi
  • 2016
  • Turkey / US
  • 1h 19min
  • Directed by: Ceyda Torun

In Istanbul cats are considered a mirror to ourselves. This documentary uses the animals who roam the streets in their hundreds of thousands to provide a new look at the ancient city and its people.

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A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)
  • 2015
  • Sweden
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hannes Holm
  • Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Zozan Akgün, Tobias Almborg

Ove ( Lassgård) is an ageing, widowed grump who’s the self-appointed prefect of a small community; his attempts at suicide are continually frustrated by his new neighbours, mouthy Iranian immigrant Parvaneh (Pars) and her family. Shamelessly feelgood, with a welcome streak of black comedy, it’s predictable but heartwarming.

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The Midwife

The Midwife
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Provost
  • Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet

Bringing together two of France's finest leading ladies The Midwife explores the dynamic of midwife Claire (Frot) and her father's old mistress (Deneuve), who returns to Paris having been given just one year to live. Martin Provost's story is one of forgiveness, which is complimented by excellent lead performances.

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Fri 21 Jul
  • 13:15
  • 15:45
  • 18:10
  • 20:40
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The Other Side of Hope

The Other Side of Hope
  • 2017
  • Finland/Germany
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
  • Cast: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kousmanen, Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen

Syrian asylum-seeker Khaled (Haji) meets travelling salesman-turned-restaurateur Wikström (Kuosmanen), and after an awkward start, a beautiful friendship is born. Kaurismaki is back and at the top of his game, with a melancholy, gorgeous-looking, sometimes screamingly funny exploration of the kindness of strangers. How we’ve missed him.

Fri 21 Jul
  • 13:20
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Scribe

Scribe
  • 2016
  • Belgium/France
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: Thomas Kruithof
  • Cast: François Cluzet, Denis Podalydès, Sami Bouajila

The unemployed Duval is contacted by a mysterious organisation to transcribe intercepted calls. He accepts the job with no suspicions, since it restores stability to his life, but it will soon result in political shenanigans of all kinds. Respectable if overly derivative, Scribe has a slick-enough veneer, yet its retro stylings feel a little forced.

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Fri 21 Jul
  • 13:00
  • 18:15
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SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock

SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock
  • 2016
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barney Clay
  • Cast: Mick Rock

A joyride that delves deep into the mind of rock's greatest living photographer: Mick Rock.

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Song to Song

Song to Song
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Terrence Malick
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender

Faye (Mara) is an aspiring musician torn between puppyish up-and-comer BV (Gosling) and handsome devil producer Cook (Fassbender), who is also the object of the desires of a waitress (Portman). Dreamy, elliptical but superficial romance which feels more like a long perfume ad than a proper drama.

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Curzon Bloomsbury

This is a six screen Curzon which has undergone a major refurbishment (re-opened in spring 2015) with Sony 4K projectors and Dolby Atmos sound systems.

The redesign of Curzon Bloomsbury was completed by architect Takero Shimazaki who acknowledged the influence of filmmakers Peter Greenaway and Andrei Tarkovsky. The new furniture was designed by Eileen Gray.

This cinema, previously called the Renoir, hosts many premieres of Artificial Eye movies.

Russel Square is the nearest tube, and buses 7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188 pass nearby.

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