Bringing you a fantastic line-up of films this month
Anna Karenina is acclaimed director Joe Wright’s bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, stirringly adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s great novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. Lawless is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers, the bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia.
We also screen Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love, the follow-up to his hugely successful Midnight in Paris and starring Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz and Allen himself. The uplifting tale of an unlikely friendship, and the most successful French film ever made, Untouchable opens at the end of September.
Holy Motors opens on 28 September at our cinemas and Curzon on Demand. We’re hosting the UK premiere at the Curzon Mayfair on Tuesday 18 September, followed by a Q&A with Kylie Minogue, director Leos Carax and lead actor Denis Lavant.
Tickets for all of these films are now on sale and can be booked at the box office, online or by calling 0330 500 1331.
Anna Karenina is acclaimed director Joe Wright’s bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, stirringly adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s great novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). The film marks the third collaboration of the director with Academy Award-nominated actress Keira Knightley.
From 7 September at CHELSEA • RICHMOND • hmvcurzon
The thinking man’s thriller director John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) returns with a drama set in bootleg-era America and a stellar heavyweight cast. Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf play two siblings attempting to make money from prohibition, whose plans are thwarted by Guy Pearce’s government agent. Written by Nick Cave and with music by Cave and Dirty Three alumni Warren Ellis, Lawless continues Hillcoat’s fascination with criminality and a society on the brink of chaos.
From 7 September at SOHO • hmvcurzon
Continuing in the same vein as his successful Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s latest unfolds in Rome, where numerous couples find themselves tempted by the allure of illicit romance. Alec Baldwin is hilarious as the film’s cautionary spirit, guiding a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) through the pitfalls of infidelity, while Woody Allen arrives to meet his daughter’s fiancé, only to offend his family. It also features the director’s best gag in years, involving a shower and an amateur opera singer.
From 14 September at RENOIR • hmvcurzon
The most successful French film ever made, Untouchable tells the story of an aristocrat, severely paralysed in a paragliding accident, who is placed in the care of an ex-con, with hilarious results.
From 21 September at SOHO • CHELSEA
From 28 September at hmvcurzon
Apparently inspired by the filmmaker’s fascination with the after hours life of stretch limousines, Daniel Lavant plays Monsieur Oscar who, over the course of a single day, takes on 10 other guises, ranging from a gangster and ageing millionaire to a troubled parent and anarchic tramp. With impressive cameos by Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue, Holy Motors is the rarest of things – a true original.
From 28 September at MAYFAIR • SOHO • RENOIR • RICHMOND • CURZON ON DEMAND • hmvcurzon