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30 December 2017: Three Wishes for Cinderella


Close-Up presents a screening of the Czech Christmas classic Three Wishes for Cinderella – a much-loved version of the Cinderella fairytale, re-worked through the lens of socialist feminism.
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This Month at Close-Up

7 November - 22 December 2017: Close-Up on Andrei Tarkovsky

7 November - 22 December 2017: Close-Up on Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky belongs to that handful of filmmakers (Dreyer, Bresson, Vigo, Tati) who, with a small, concentrated body of work, created a universe. Though he made only seven features, thwarted by Soviet censors and then by cancer, each honoured his ambition to crash through the surface of ordinary life and find a larger spiritual meaning: to heal modern art's secular fragmentation by infusing it with metaphysical dimension.

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5 - 26 March 2018: Close-Up Film Course: Surrealism and Cinema from Luis Buñuel to David Lynch

5 - 26 March 2018: Close-Up Film Course: Surrealism and Cinema from Luis Buñuel to David Lynch

Due to popular demand Virginie Sélavy returns with her four-week course on the history of Surrealist cinema, from its beginnings in the 1920s to its re-emergence in the 1960s-70s art/exploitation/psychedelia and Surrealism's socio-political contextualisation in Eastern European cinema before concluding with a survey of the role of Surrealism in contemporary cinema.