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Monday 19 August: Lost Highway

Monday 19 August: Lost Highway

Most of Lynch’s later films straddle (at least) two realities, and their most ominous moments arise from a dawning awareness that one world is about to cede to another. In Lost Highway, we are introduced to brooding jazz saxophonist Fred Madison while he lives in a simmering state of jealousy with his listless and possibly unfaithful wife Renee.
Tuesday 20 August: Arabian Nights: The Enchanted One

Tuesday 20 August: Arabian Nights: The Enchanted One

Gomes closes his trilogy with a fascinating blend of delirious fantasy and melancholy poetic realism that travels from ancient Babylon to present-day Lisbon. The Enchanted One refers to Scheherazade, who opens the film by recounting the feverishly romantic tale of the many strangely talented suitors who vie for her affection. The majority of the film patiently follows a team of amateur bird trappers enamoured with their prey to which they teach new songs for a long-awaited competition.
Wednesday 21 August: The Marriage of Maria Braun

Wednesday 21 August: The Marriage of Maria Braun

A parable of post-World War II Germany, Fassbinder's film recounts the transformation of an impoverished war bride into a mercenary business woman. The best known of Fassbinder's trilogy of historical films about the Federal Republic's "economic miracle" of the 1950s and one of the major productions of the New German CinemaThe Marriage of Maria Braun is equally a melodrama of the highest order.
Thursday 22 August: L'eclisse

Thursday 22 August: L'eclisse

The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise, L’eclisse tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of connection in an alienating modern world.
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.

Calendar

Wed 21 Aug 8:15pm
The Marriage of Maria Braun
Thu 22 Aug 8:15pm
L'eclisse
Fri 23 Aug 8:15pm
Apur Sansar
Sun 25 Aug 6:00pm
Lola
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
L’avventura
Fri 30 Aug 8:15pm
Pather Panchali
Sat 31 Aug 6:00pm
L'eclisse
Sat 31 Aug 8:30pm
Aparajito
Sun 01 Sep 6:00pm
Apur Sansar
Sun 01 Sep 8:30pm
Sansho the Bailiff
Sat 21 Sep 8:30pm
Fighting Elegy + Shorts