What's On This Week
London Games Festival
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.
Neruda + poetry reading
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.
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.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
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.
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.
Heal the Living + Q&A
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.
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.
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.
What London watches: Cabaret
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.
- Find out how to grow young audiences at @ICOtweets Young Audiences Screening Day with top speakers and films:… https://t.co/O9D4oBOhrj
- Our CEO @aojwFL_BFC is in Paris with @MayorofLondon & #BertrandTavernier promoting filming in London and the UK in… https://t.co/L0lNjKfwCf
- RT @FL_FLAMIN : Catch FLAMIN Productions artist Phil Coy's screening tomorrow at the Whitechapel, along with work by Frances Scott https://t…
We are proud to announce the launch of a pilot return-to-work scheme for parents looking to get back into the TV industry after starting a family. Funded by Creative Skillset, the initiative will offer five one-month placements, which will run from April to June 2017.
This week sees smart horror film The Autopsy of Jane Doe hit UK cinemas for a special one-night screening. André Øvredal’s ultra-tense, darkly-humorous film was made in London, and produced by a team who previously worked together on Microwave film Shifty.