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The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW
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All This Panic

All This Panic
  • 2016
  • US
  • 79 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jenny Gage
  • Cast: Dusty Rose Ryan, Delia Cunningham, Lena M., Ginger Leigh Ryan

Documentary about a group of young women in and around New York City, filmed over three years. Director Gage gives them the freedom to tell their own stories, and they come across as smart and self-aware. An unfettered and honest view of the modern female experience.

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Aquarius

Aquarius
  • 2016
  • Brasil
  • 142 min
  • Directed by: Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Cast: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos

Clara (Braga) is a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, the sole remaining resident of an apartment block by the sea, but a construction company wants to knock it down. Effective, slow-burn drama with a sensational performance from Braga. A rare, rounded, fiery portrair of a middle-aged woman.

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Certain Women

Certain Women
  • 2016
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kelly Reichardt
  • Cast: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone

Lawyer Laura (Dern) can’t get a difficult client to listen to her; Gina (Williams) is continually undermined by her husband; Jamie (Gladstone) is a lonely rancher who falls for a young lawyer (Stewart). Reichardt’s portmanteau film about women whose success is ignored, cements her reputation as one of the best American directors working today.

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Dancer

Dancer
  • 2016
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Steven Cantor
  • Cast: Jade Hale-Christofi, Sergei Polunin

A portrait of extraordinary dancer Sergei Polunin, the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal who walked away from dance age just 25.

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Elle

Elle
  • 2016
  • France, Germany, Belgium
  • 130 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Christian Berkel, Anne Consigny

Michele (Huppert) is a successful, middle-aged video games producer who, when raped by a violent intruder, doesn't report the assault but behaves as though nothing has happened. Verhoeven's dark character drama features an astonishing, multi-layered central performance from Huppert and its treatment of sexual violence is challenging and audacious.

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The Eyes of My Mother

The Eyes of My Mother
  • 2016
  • US
  • 76 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicolas Pesce
  • Cast: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Olivia Bond

Francisca (Magalhaes) is a young woman with no sense of right or wrong, who develops a taste for killing people. An arthouse coming-of-age drama cloaked in the conventions of a slasher film, it’s an impressive slice of American gothic but too mannered, eccentric and slow to entirely win you over.

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Manchester by the Sea

Manchester By The Sea
  • 2016
  • US
  • 135 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol

Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.

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Metropolitan Opera: Idomeneo

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director James Levine.

Sat 25 Mar

Moonlight

Moonlight
  • 2016
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and Monáe. Terrific.

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The Olive Tree (El olivo)

The Olive Tree (El olivo)
  • 2016
  • Spain / Germany
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Icíar Bollaín
  • Cast: Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambròs, Manuel Cucala, Miguel Ángel Aladrén

Spanish drama following a determined young farmer as she sets out across Europe to reclaim her grandfather’s beloved olive tree from the German company who bought it.

Sun 26 Mar

Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper
  • 2016
  • France
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Olivier Assayas
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Nora von Waldstätten

Maureen (Stewart) is an American in Paris, coming to terms with the death of her twin brother while working in the titular position for her demanding celebrity boss (von Waldstätten). An awkward fusion of ghost story, celebrity culture satire and de Palma-style thriller; Stewart's nervy, edgy performance almost but not quite keeps it on track. Intriguing but incoherent.

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Raw

Raw
  • 2016
  • France/Belgium
  • 99 min
  • Directed by: Julia Ducournau
  • Written by: Julia Ducournau
  • Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella

During a hazing ritual at veterinary school Justine eats meat for the first time and develops an unbidden appetite for it. Ducournau’s first feature film gained a lot of attention at the Toronto International Film Festival after there were reports of dry-heaving in the aisles and fainting audience members.

Tue 28 Mar

The Salesman

The Salesman (Forushande)
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

Rana (Alidoosti) and Emad (Hosseini) are forced to abandon their home, but when they stay in another flat, pressure grows on their relationship. Farhadi weaves themes of professional failure and paranoia into a compelling drama about lives at the mercy of malicious forces.

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Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann
  • 2017
  • Germany, Austria
  • 162 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Maren Ade
  • Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn

When Winfried (Simonischek) visits his adult daughter Ines (Hüller) in Romania, he thinks that she takes life too seriously, and decides to play pranks on her. Superlative third feature from German writer-director Ade, ranging from flamboyantly lunatic comedy to a wonderfully natural, textured portrait of the parent-child relationship. Inimitable and unforgettable.

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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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