June

21 June

Green Border + intro by actor Behi Djanati Ataï

Some 30 years after she made Europa, Europa, Agnieszka Holland’s searing new feature speaks to the heart.

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23 June

Talking with Rivers + intro and Q&A with directors Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Hana Makhmalbaf, hosted by Victor Fraga of Dirty Movies

Two new films from the Makhmalbaf Film House explore the state of Afghanistan, its historical association with Iran and the terrible plight of its people as a result of colonial wars.

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24 June

New Writings: Cinematic Representations of Popular Music with Neil Fox in conversation with Caroline Catz

An in-depth discussion about the way popular music has been presented on the big screen.

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27 June

UK Premiere of new 4K restoration: The Wild, Wild Rose + intro

One of Hong Kong cinema’s greatest musicals is a stunning take on Carmen.

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28 June

Bye Bye Tiberias + Q&A with co-writer Nadine Naous

A daughter’s powerful love letter to her mother and the strength of four generations of a Palestinian family.

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28 June

In Broad Daylight + intro

A riveting investigative narrative, inspired by real events, about the shocking state of Hong Kong’s care-home industry.

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28 June

Sthal + Q&A with Jayant Digambar Somalkar and Dr Varsha Panjwani

A young woman battles against patriarchy to live her life on her own terms.

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29 June

UK Premiere of new 2K restoration: The Sword + intro

A classic wuxia adventure is given a contemporary spin, but retains breathtaking fight sequences.

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29 June

Tight: The World of Indian Bodybuilding + Q&A with director Elliott Gonzo

A documentary about one young Indian bodybuilder’s attempts to reach the top of his sport.

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30 June

Winter Chants + intro and Q&A (via Zoom) with director Tsang Tsui-shan

Documentary filmmaker Tsang Tsui-shan continues her personal portraits of her home life.

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30 June

Before Nikkah + Q&A with director Haider Zafar and cast

Two people have been set up on a blind date, in advance of a prospective arranged marriage, and soon discover that not all romances begin perfectly.

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July

1 July

Bezness + intro

A dramatic treatment of the impact of tourism and sex work in Tunisia as the country struggles to resolve tradition and modernity.

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1 July

Eraserhead + extended intro to the season by curator Kimberley Sheehan

Parenthood is a real horror in David Lynch’s extraordinary and singular feature debut.

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2 July

Coming Forth by Day + intro by producer, curator, writer and translator Elhum Shakerifar

Taking a unique perspective, this drama portrays domestic servitude as counterpoint to the Egyptian revolution.

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3 July

Griffin Dunne in Conversation

We welcome the actor, writer, producer and director, who will discuss his career and recently published memoir.

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3 July

An American Werewolf in London + intro by Griffin Dunne

A landmark in special effects and one of the greatest comedy horror films ever made, John Landis’s tale of two US backpackers running afoul of a werewolf is an unparalleled joy.

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4 July

Bye Bye Africa + discussion with film curator Abiba Coulibaly

An acclaimed docu-drama, reflecting on the power of cinema and the urgent need for African self-representation.

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10 July

The Conversation + Q&A with film editor and sound designer Walter Murch

Fifty years on, Coppola’s paranoia thriller about our surveillance society is perhaps even more relevant today.

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11 July

Woman with a Movie Camera Preview: The Nature of Love

During a potential mid-life crisis, a woman finds herself torn between her values and romantic impulses in this terrific, biting romantic comedy.

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13 July

Night of the Kings + intro and panel discussion with Tony Warner of African Odysseys and Black History Walks

Philippe Lacôte creates a hallucinatory, disturbing and richly poetic tale combining storytelling and performance.

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15 July

Mark Kermode Live in 3D at BFI IMAX

The critic presents the latest episode of his live discussion, on stage at BFI IMAX.

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17 July

Shirley Adams + discussion

This South African feature and short bear witness to the echoes of post-Apartheid violence through the gazes of two disruptive filmmakers.

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18 July

Félicité + intro with author and presenter Kevin Le Gendre

One of the great achievements in recent African cinema, Alain Gomis’ film was awarded the Silver Bear at Berlin 2017.

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20 July

Body Shock Double Bill: Crash and Titane

Buckle up for two full-throttle body-horror masterpieces, with David Cronenberg and Julia Ducournau’s auto-erotic reveries.

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25 July

Bhagwan Bharose + Q&A with director Shiladitya Bora

A riveting, visually rich and engaging South Asian tale of an eight-year-old’s journey through faith and self-discovery.

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