Prodigious auteur Xavier Dolan (Mommy) comes of age with his dazzling sixth film It's Only the End of the World, based on the play of the same name by Jean-Luc Lagarce and featuring an all-star cast including Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard and Léa Seydoux.
Damien Chazelle's follow-up to the Oscar-winning Whiplash is a modern-day musical that pays tribute to the 'City of Stars' in charting a couple's relationship. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone dazzle as the lovers in a film overflowing with joie de vivre.
D.A. Pennebaker’s concert film Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars remains the defining document of the end of David Bowie’s first great stage persona. The set, recorded at Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973, included songs from each of the Starman’s unbroken run of classic albums
Cassavetes’ Opening Night is one of cinema’s finest portrayals of ageing, while also being a superb exploration of acting. It has recently enjoyed renewed interest following the 2014 release of Alejandro Iñárritu’s Birdman, with which it has notable parallels.
Palme d’Or winner Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days) returns with a masterly exploration of moral compromise and bureaucratic corruption, told through a captivating and intricately-plotted family drama that grips like a thriller.
Kristen Stewart joins director Olivier Assayas again, albeit for a very different, deeply unsettling kind of film. She plays Maureen Cartwright, who is responsible for picking a celebrity's clothes. Her life takes a darker turn when she experiences an uncanny spiritual crisis.
With thanks to Curzon Artificial Eye we’re excited to screen the World Premiere of the Director’s Cut of The Handmaiden. Park Chan-Wook’s latest, critically lauded historical epic, in this version runs an extra 22mins to the standard version of the film.
Vertigo ranked highest in the latest Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time poll of film scholars and critics. Although a critical and box office flop when released, through the years Hitchcock’s complex erotic thriller about the death of love and its possible return has gained an enthralled audience.
Seijun Suzuki made a name for himself in the 1960s with his fast-moving gangster films, which increasingly became exercises in delirious action and colourful mise-en- scene. In this, his last film, he presents an unhinged fantasy in which elaborate costumes mark different levels of reality.
British actress Florence Pugh gives a mesmerising turn as Katherine, a young woman stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. Q&A screening: Screenwriter Alice Birch will join us for a post-screening discussion. Wednesday 22 March 6.30pm, Curzon Soho.
Gertrude Lowthian Bell, sometimes called "the female Lawrence of Arabia" was a British adventurer, archaeologist and political powerhouse, who helped shape the modern Middle East after World War I. This DocDays screening will be followed by a panel discussion by Birds Eye View.