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Friday 23 August: Apur Sansar

Friday 23 August: Apur Sansar

Apu is now in his early twenties, out of college, and hoping to live as a writer. Alongside his professional ambitions, the film charts his romantic awakening, which occurs as the result of a most unlikely turn of events. Demonstrating Ray’s ever more impressive skills as a crafter of pure cinematic imagery, Apur Sansar is a moving conclusion to this monumental trilogy.
Saturday 24 August: Figures of Absence: The Films of Dore O.

Saturday 24 August: Figures of Absence: The Films of Dore O.

We're thrilled to present a rare programme of experimental films by the German artist Dore O. which occupy a state in-between opaqueness and translucency, hypnosis and clarity. The programme has been selected by Berlin-based archivist and scholar Masha Matzke, who will also introduce the screening. Supported by Goethe-Institut London.
Sunday 25 August: Lola

Sunday 25 August: Lola

Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola (Barbara Sukowa), a seductive cabaret singer – prostitute, exults in her power as a tempter of men, but she wants more – money, property, and love. Shot in childlike candy colors, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Lola, an homage to Josef von Sternberg’s classic The Blue Angel, is a wonderfully satirical tribute to capitalism.
Sunday 25 August: Three Colours: Red

Sunday 25 August: Three Colours: Red

Krzysztof Kieślowski closes his Three Colours trilogy in grand fashion, with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet sombre runway model in Geneva whose life dramatically intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean‑Louis Trintignant. Red is an intimate look at forged connections and a splendid final statement from a remarkable filmmaker at the height of his powers.

Coming Soon

21 September 2019: JAEFF: Nation

21 September 2019: JAEFF: Nation

JAEFF: Nation examines national identity, cultural memory and perceptions of history through a programme of repertory cinema and contemporary experimental short film. Fierce satires and poetic meditations on existence from the post-war period are interwoven with expressive and intimate reflections on ‘being’ in present-day Japan.
26 September 2019: The Liberated Film Club IX with Laura Mulvey

26 September 2019: The Liberated Film Club IX with Laura Mulvey

"Because you're sick of knowing exactly what you're going to get and you're sick when you get it." We're thrilled to welcome Laura Mulvey as our special guest for the ninth instalment of The Liberated Film ClubFree to attend for Close-Up members, but booking is essential.


Fri 23 Aug 8:15pm
Apur Sansar
Sun 25 Aug 6:00pm
Sun 25 Aug 8:30pm
Three Colours: Red
Mon 26 Aug 8:15pm
Veronika Voss
Tue 27 Aug 8:15pm
Nights of Cabiria
Wed 28 Aug 8:15pm
Fri 30 Aug 8:15pm
Pather Panchali
Sat 31 Aug 6:00pm
Sat 31 Aug 8:30pm
Sun 01 Sep 6:00pm
Apur Sansar
Sun 01 Sep 8:30pm
Sansho the Bailiff
Thu 12 Sep 8:15pm
Chocolate Babies
Sat 21 Sep 8:30pm
Fighting Elegy + Shorts