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8 October - 3 November 2018: Close-Up on Nuri Bilge Ceylan


With only a handful of feature films to his credit, Nuri Bilge Ceylan has emerged as one of the masters of contemporary cinema. In anticipation of the UK premiere of Ceylan’s new film, The Wild Pear Tree, this programme presents the Turkish auteur’s three preceding features: Three Monkeys, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Winter Sleep.
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Tuesday 16 October: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Tuesday 16 October: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Ceylan captures the dark night of the soul, here encapsulated as a search through the countryside surrounding a small Anatolian village for a missing body. The killer has confessed, but was too drunk to remember where the murder took place.
Wednesday 17 October: The Gardener

Wednesday 17 October: The Gardener

Mohsen Makhmalbaf and his son, Maysam, travel to Israel to investigate the Baha’i faith, a world religion with around seven million followers which originated in Iran about 170 years ago. This poetic documentary shows two different views on religion and two generations of Iranians.
Thursday 18 October: Night of the Shooting Stars

Thursday 18 October: Night of the Shooting Stars

The Taviani brothers’ crowning achievement, The Night of the Shooting Stars remains one of world cinema’s great war films. This tonally eclectic, humanistic masterwork affectingly melds comedy, tragedy, and melodrama to convey the resilience of the Italian people during the war’s darkest hours.
Friday 19 October: Bill Morrison: The State of Decay

Friday 19 October: Bill Morrison: The State of Decay

Bill Morrison has spent more than two decades integrating archival footage in various states of decay into new artworks, frequently collaborating with contemporary composers who create scores for the resulting work. We’re thrilled to welcome Morrison to present a selection of films from across his career including Decasia on 35mm and his most recent short, The Letter.
Saturday 20 October: Padre Padrone

Saturday 20 October: Padre Padrone

The Taviani brothers first established their international reputation with this powerful film based on an autobiographical novel by Gavino Ledda, who escaped an impoverished childhood in Sardinia to become an accomplished linguist.
Saturday 20 October: The Silence

Saturday 20 October: The Silence

Tajikistan provides the setting of Makhmalbaf’s lyrical fable about a young blind boy and the acute sense of hearing that both connects him to – and liberates him from – the realities around him. Poised as if floating slightly above the earthbound individuals alongside him, the ethereal Korshid seeks attunement to everyday harmonies.
Sunday 21 October: The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

Sunday 21 October: The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

Masaki Kobayashi’s mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. Originally filmed and released in three parts – adapted from Junpei Gomikawa’s six-volume novel, Kobayashi’s riveting, gorgeously filmed epic is novelistic cinema at its best.

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29 October 2018: Sick Monday: Society

29 October 2018: Sick Monday: Society

Sick Monday presents six newly commissioned short video works followed by Brian Yuzna's cult classic Society. Featuring new works by Anita Delaney, Anne Kathrine Bindesbøll & Ava Fersi, Dave Burrows, Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler, Birgit Ludwig, and Vanessa Scully, this series celebrates the “video nasty” horror genre, its influence on contemporary video artists, and its overlooked critical capacity to express social truths in an exuberant style.
30 October 2018: Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds

30 October 2018: Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds

On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the US heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the background, announcers in the field described terrifying war machines moving toward New York City. Marking the 80th Anniversary of its original broadcast, Gareth Evans presents Orson Welles' infamous radio production of The War of the Worlds, in our pitch-black auditorium.
31 October 2018: Pere Portabella: Vampir Cuadecuc

31 October 2018: Pere Portabella: Vampir Cuadecuc

Filmed in stark, heavily grained black and white, this atmospheric and experimental "making of" documentary transforms the myth of the vampire into a powerful metaphor for bloodthirsty fascism epitomised by Franco and tyrants like him, a witty allegory with Dracula as the dictator who feeds on his people, yet whose demise is certain. Introduced by Stanley Schtinter.
4 November 2018: Fireflies #6: Alain Guiraudie / Albert Serra

4 November 2018: Fireflies #6: Alain Guiraudie / Albert Serra

We’re delighted host the launch of Fireflies Issue #6, which explores the films of radical French dreamer Alain Guiraudie and Catalan iconoclast Albert Serra  two of the most compelling voices in cinema today. Fireflies co-editor Giovanni Marchini Camia introduces That Old Dream That Moves, whilst Issue #6 contributor Erika Balsom will introduce Birdsong. We’ll be celebrating the launch in our bar between the screenings and copies of the magazine will be available to purchase throughout.

Calendar

Wed 17 Oct 8:15pm
The Gardener
Thu 18 Oct 8:15pm
Night of the Shooting Stars
Sat 20 Oct 6:00pm
Padre Padrone
Sat 20 Oct 8:15pm
The Silence
Mon 22 Oct 7:30pm
Kaos
Thu 25 Oct 8:30pm
Three Monkeys
Fri 26 Oct 8:15pm
Night of the Shooting Stars
Sat 27 Oct 7:00pm
Winter Sleep
Mon 29 Oct 8:15pm
Sick Monday: Society
Tue 30 Oct 6:30pm
The War of the Worlds
Wed 31 Oct 8:15pm
Vampir Cuadecuc