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London Games Festival

Across London
30 March - 9 April

London Games Festival showcases the latest and greatest in interactive entertainment. Highlights include Cinedouken!, a so-bad-it’s-good interactive movie experience, a four-player Goldeneye tournament, and Now Play This at Somerset House, an exhibition of 40 different games – some digital, some physical, and some halfway in between.

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Neruda + poetry reading

Ciné Lumière
Thursday 30 March

A determined police inspector searches for Chilean politician Pablo Neruda after he goes into hiding in 1948. In his follow up to The Club, Pablo Larraín delivers a surreal, enthralling film that plays fast and loose with facts and time. The film will be preceded a poetry reading of Neruda’s texts by Pablo Turégano and Nickolas Grace.

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The Final Girls: Viva Biller!

The Castle Cinema
Thursday 30 March

For over twenty years, Anna Biller has been creating a world of her own, full of colour, humour and cinematic references. With The Love Witch currently in cinemas, enjoy this evening of her short films Three Examples of Myself as Queen, A Visit from the Incubus and The Hypnotist, shown for the first time in London on Biller’s own 16mm prints.

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Across London
Friday 31 March

Director André Øvredal follows Trollhunter with an equally smart chiller. The film follows father and son coroners (Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch), who are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman. Screening across London for one-night-only, in association with FrightFest.

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World Vue: The Handmaiden

Selected Vue Cinemas
Sunday 2 April

Visionary director Park Chan-wook's (Oldboy and Stoker) latest film is a sumptuous and exhilarating period thriller inspired by Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel 'Fingersmith'. The screening is part of World Vue, a programme of world cinema titles at Vue sites across London, supported by Film Hub London.

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Heal the Living + Q&A

Curzon Soho
Monday 3 April

Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Maylis de Kerangal, the film depicts three interweaving stories, each connected to each other via an accident. An all-star French cast – including A Prophet’s Tahar Rahim – imbue a familiar hospital environment with subtle, resonant emotion that it so richly deserves. Director Katell Quillévéré will be present for a Q&A.

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Cigarette Burns: Brainstorm

Prince Charles Cinema
Monday 3 April

Douglas Trumbull's 1983 sci-fi oddity stars Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood and is essentially a precursor to Inception, featuring a helmet-like device that enables people to experience others’ dreams and memories. Head back to a time before social networks and virtual reality, and enjoy this extremely rare 70mm print.

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Kennington Noir: They Live By Night + intro

The Cinema Museum
Wednesday 5 April

Nicholas Ray's 1948 American film noir is based on Edward Anderson's Depression-era novel 'Thieves Like Us'. Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell are Bonnie and Clyde-esque as a young fugitive couple, who in trying to escape their past, are hell-bent on the road to doom.

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What London watches: Cabaret

Barbican
Thursday 6 April

With great musical numbers, a hard-hitting social message, and stellar performances – including Liza Minnelli's star turn as the central Sally Bowles – Cabaret is an enduring classic of 20th century cinema. Part of the Barbican's season that shows the films that have changed Londoner's lives on the big screen.

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