World Cinema at Vue: travel the globe from the comfort of your local multiplex
Date posted: 06.12.2016
Working in partnership with Vue Entertainment, we're bringing the capital's film fans World Cinema at Vue: a new, year-long initiative offering the very best that world cinema has to offer; taking you to far-flung places, and introducing you to extraordinary people.
New technologies and new possibilities
With the global population growing, it's strange to think that the world is actually getting smaller. Okay, maybe not physically, but with rapidly developing technology and its infinite possibilities, the other side of the world suddenly seems not so far away. And perhaps the most important of these advances is cinema - a medium with the power to cross physical and cultural boundaries, as well, of course, as to entertain.
World Cinema at Vue
Sit back and discover the experiences, adventures, loves and lives of protagonists of different ethnicities and cultures from around the world globe, created by filmmakers from all sorts of social and cultural backgrounds.
This specially-curated series of foreign and specialised films will take place at Vue Shepherds Bush, Romford, Wood Green, Harrow, Croydon Grants and Islington on the second Sunday of each month. These are films that will dazzle and delight, whether for lifelong fans of world film or those only just beginning their journey.
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, describes the partnership as "a great initiative which will make some incredible world cinema titles more accessible to a wider audience at six major multiplex venues across the city."
The Eagle Huntress
We begin our season in the breath-taking landscape of the Altai mountains, with a special preview of The Eagle Huntress, where we meet 13-year-old Aisholpan as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations to become an eagle hunter. Narrated by Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Daisy Ridley, the film's sweeping vistas are a suitably epic backdrop for a young girl's quest to break with ancient tradition. This stunning, grand-scale documentary is set to inspire and empower a new generation of film-goers.
Expansive, intelligent, and increasingly available, this is the kind of cinema that brings fresh perspectives to our sometimes Hollywood-saturated viewing experiences.
So join us at selected Vue sites over the next year, for unexpected and exceptional films that represent the art of storytelling at its very best; showcasing intelligent and emotionally engaging filmmaking, spectacular scenery, and incredible stories that might not otherwise be told.
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