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24 February 2019: Lost Futures: Let The Summer Never Come Again


A young man leaves his village to audition for a dance company in town. He starts getting involved in illegal activities. He goes to bed with men for money. He falls in love with a man. He starts performing with a dance company. So begins Georgian filmmaker Alexandre Koberidze’s first feature Let The Summer Never Come Again, and before long what may seem like a fairly straightforward film proves itself to be a source of frequent wonders.
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February

1 - 27 February 2019: Close-Up on Luis Buñuel

1 - 27 February 2019: Close-Up on Luis Buñuel

From his beginnings as a godfather of filmic Surrealism to his remarkably fertile exile in Mexico to his late-career renaissance as a titan of international cinema, Spanish-born director Luis Buñuel’s richly varied body of work reveals a consummate film-poet whose films overflow with unforgettable, dreamlike images.
13 February - 1 March 2019: Close-Up on Vera Chytilová

13 February - 1 March 2019: Close-Up on Vera Chytilová

Former philosophy student, fashion model, and script-girl, Vera Chytilová became one of Europe's most innovative filmmakers in the 1960s. The Czech director's formally rigorous aesthetic of organized chaos and visual symbolism successfully merged the traditions of narrative cinema with the complex experimentation of the avant-garde.
26 February - 26 March 2019: Film Course: Surrealism in Cinema from Luis Buñuel to David Lynch

26 February - 26 March 2019: Film Course: Surrealism in Cinema from Luis Buñuel to David Lynch

Virginie Sélavy returns with an expanded five-week course exploring the influence of Surrealism on cinema from the beginnings of the movement through to 1960s psychedelia and experimentation, up until its more recent incarnation in the films of Guy Maddin and David Lynch.
28 February 2019: The Liberated Film Club II

28 February 2019: The Liberated Film Club II

"Because you're sick of knowing exactly what you're going to get and you're sick when you get it." The Liberated Film Club continues its monthly fixture, featuring a special guest introducing an unknown short and feature. We're thrilled to welcome Chinese-British novelist, essayist and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo as our special guest for this second instalment.

March

2 - 31 March 2019: Close-Up on Andrei Tarkovsky

2 - 31 March 2019: Close-Up on Andrei Tarkovsky

Tarkovsky belongs to that handful of filmmakers 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. Coinciding with our season on the Russian auteur's close friend, Sergei Parajanov.
3 March 2019: Lost Lost Lost: A Tribute to Jonas Mekas

3 March 2019: Lost Lost Lost: A Tribute to Jonas Mekas

One month on from his passing, we pay tribute to the great Jonas Mekas with an evening of films by him and his friends, including Lost Lost Lost on 16mm. Comprising fourteen years of filming, starting from his arrival in America as a political refugee, Lost Lost Lost documents the New York counterculture of the '50s and the development of Mekas' own filming style.
8 - 30 March 2019: Close-Up on Sergei Parajanov

8 - 30 March 2019: Close-Up on Sergei Parajanov

Born in the Soviet Republic of Georgia to Armenian parents, Parajanov studied cinema at the illustrious VGIK in Moscow under Aleksandr Dovzhenko. After he saw Tarkovsky’s Ivan’s Childhood, he disowned his earlier films and re-dedicated himself to cinema with the astonishing Shadows of Forgotten AncestorsThis season presents Parajanov's four key-features and three shorts, including new digital restorations and 35mm prints. Alongside this we're thrilled to present a parallel programme of screenings, performances, talks and discussions.

Calendar

Mon 25 Feb 8:15pm
Un chien andalou + L'Age d'Or
Wed 27 Feb 8:15pm
That Obscure Object of Desire