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Curzon Bloomsbury

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The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW
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BAFTA Shorts

BAFTA Shorts

BAFTA nominated short films and animations.

Mon 26 Feb

Dark River

Dark River
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Clio Barnard
  • Cast: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean

Alice (Wilson) goes back to the scene of her childhood trauma after 15 years, to lay a claim to the Yorkshire farm that was promised her, but her brother Joe (Stanley) insists it should go to him. Barnard’s third feature features a superb performance from Stanley and a deeply affecting one from Wilson as the gutsy, damaged Alice.

Sun 25 Feb
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The Final Year

The Final Year
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Greg Barker
  • Cast: John Kerry, Barack Obama, Samantha Power

Documentary about Barack Obama’s final year in office, focusing on the team (and the foreign policy team in particular) rather than Obama himself; a fascinating and surprisingly moving look at global politics in action, shot through with the horror of hindsight as it becomes ever more clear that Trump will succeed.

Sun 25 Feb

Human Flow

Human Flow
  • 2017
  • Germany
  • 2h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ai Weiwei
  • Cast: Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos

Ambitious documentary about the global refugee crisis,, made with 25 crews criss-crossing the globe. Ai’s empathy for the displaced comes through and although it’s a little unwieldy at times, it’s full of poetic images and fascinating on-the-ground footage.

Mon 26 Feb

The Ice King

The Ice King
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Erskine
  • Cast: John Curry

Documentary about the champion ice skater John Curry, who was outed on the eve of the 1976 Olympic final but who went on to win the Men’s Singles Gold medal, permanently raising the profile of skating. A powerful portrait of sport, sexuality and rebellion.

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Lady Bird

Lady Bird
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton

Christine (Ronan) is a 17-year-old from Sacramento, dreaming of the life that awaits her while having to deal with her hyper-critical mother. Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is a sure-footed charmer, wise, witty and breezing along with sunny optimism and an acute understanding of human nature.

Sun 25 Feb
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Wed 28 Feb

Loveless

Loveless
  • 2017
  • Russia
  • 2h 7min
  • Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Cast: Maryana Spivak, Alexei Rozin, Matvey Novikov

Zhenya (Spivak) and Borisi (Rozin) can no longer stand the sight of each other, but then their 12-year-old son goes missing; even then it takes a while before they notice. Despairing portrait of modern Russia, in which people are so preoccupied with their own desires that everyone else is irrelevant.

Sun 25 Feb
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Wed 28 Feb

Mute

Mute
  • 2018
  • UK/Germany
  • Directed by: Duncan Jones
  • Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux

Sci-fi thriller from director Duncan Jones. Mute is considered a 'spiritual sequel' to his acclaimed debut, Moon.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb
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Wed 28 Feb

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville

Reynolds Woodcock (Day Lewis) is a haute couture dressmaker in 50s London; when he meets Alma (Krieps), and she becomes his muse and then his lover, the carefully crafted life he has made with his sister (Manville) is turned upside down. A multi-layered, expertly observed study of desire and control, with masterful work from Anderson and his cast.

Sun 25 Feb
Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb
Wed 28 Feb

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale
  • 2018
  • 3h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss, with music by Joby Talbot.

Wed 28 Feb

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer

In 1962 Baltimore, Eliza (Hawkins) is a mute who works as a cleaner in a secret government facility alongside the chatty Zelda (Spencer); there she makes a connection with a mysterious monster (Jones). A wondrous tale of underwater love, with an apt and refreshing approach to female sexuality; from screenplay through casting, score and production, it all gels superbly.

Sun 25 Feb
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Wed 28 Feb

A Short Film About Love

A Short Film About Love
  • 1988
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Cast: Grazyna Szapolowska, Olaf Lubaszenko, Stefania Iwinska
Mon 26 Feb

A Suitable Girl

A Suitable Girl
  • 2017
  • US / India
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Sarita Khurana, Smriti Mundhra

Documentary following three women's lives in India examining ideas marriage, family, and society.

Sun 25 Feb
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Wed 28 Feb

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • 2017
  • UK / US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin McDonagh
  • Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage

Exasperated by the police’s failure to catch her daughter’s murderer, Mildred Hayes (McDormand) buys ad space on the titular billboards to tear a strip off the police chief (Harrelson). McDonagh’s latest delicately balances the lingering pain of the crime itself with dark comedy, and a superb cast is topped by a magnificent performance from McDormand.

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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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