Sumptuous and exhilarating period thriller inspired by Sarah Waters’ best–selling novel Fingersmith from Park Chan–wook, the visionary director of Oldboy and Stoker. Director's Cut: screenings labelled Director's Cut are the extended version, featuring 20 minutes of extra footage.
It's 1940, Britain is at war and the Ministry of Information are embarking on a propaganda film to rally the spirits of the population. Enter Catrin (Gemma Arterton) who thought she was applying for a secretarial job but soon finds herself writing dialogue.
A year after the vividly coloured blockbuster's massive release, George Miller brings to the big screen an alternative black and white version known as the ‘Black & Chrome edition’. Don't miss a fascinating re-evaluation of a dystopian film.
It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank, and the pair develop an instant attraction.
This event will give cinema-goers a first-of-its-kind look at the TED2017 conference experience, driven by revelatory TED Talks and performances captured live that highlight some of the most insightful, inspiring and exciting moments of the week-long TED2017.
Previously best known for his comedy work, Jordan Peele's directorial debut is an innovative modern horror. Chris (Daniel Kaluuya - Skins, Sicario) is anxious about his first meeting with his girlfriend's (Allison Williams - Girls) parents for the first time, who don't know that he's black.
Raoul Peck's Oscar nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro explores the history of racism in the United States, through the reminisces of author James Baldwin about prominent Civil Rights leaders like Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
Isabelle Huppert is Oscar-nominated for her starring performance in this latest film from Paul Verhoeven. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michele's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game - a game that may at any moment spiral out of control.
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.
Winning a second Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for director Asghar Farhadi following 2011's A Separation, The Salesman is a characteristically taut drama exploring how unexpected cracks can form in the foundations of a seemingly happy marriage.
Terence Davies, the celebrated director of The House of Mirth paints the life of Emily Dickinson in lush, appropriately poetic tones, with a powerful lead performance by Cynthia Nixon as the celebrated American poet and co-starring Jennifer Ehle as her sister Vinnie.
Emma Watson stars as the spirited Belle in this live-action adaptation of the Disney classic with Dan Stevens in the role of the Beast. Voice talent includes Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.
It remains one of the great anime features. Now Scarlett Johansson takes on the role of The Major, a reconstructed human who keeps a metropolis safe but who, in battling a new opponent, discovers her past may not be what she remembers.
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.
Sing stars Buster Moon, a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
After 20 years of media speculation and public hysteria, the unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey remains one of the world’s most sensational child murder cases. Casting JonBenet is a genre-defying exploration of the macabre and complicated legacy of this tiny starlet.
Directed by Academy Award nominated Steve Cantor, Dancer offers a uniquely personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer. Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 21, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom - his talent more a burden than a gift.
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends - Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. However, at the time of his death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
As American and Coalition troops retreated from Iraq in 2011, male nurse Nori Sharif was given a camera by director Zaradasht Ahmed. Nori’s extraordinary documenting of his country over the following five years takes us right to the heart of life in central Iraq.
In 2012, the Ivy House pub in Peckham was sold to property developers as part of the ongoing gentrification of south London. The local community opposed the decision and came together to take back the space.
Blending unique and intimate testimony with immersive archive, Destination Unknown unveils the human stories underlying the events of the Holocaust. DocDays screening: This DocDays screening is followed by Q&A with director Claire Ferguson, producer Llion Roberts and executive director of The Shoah Foundation, Stephen Smith.
The Levelling tells the story of trainee veterinarian Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) as she returns to the farm where she grew up after hearing news that her brother Harry has died in an apparent suicide.
A mysterious death and an inquiry like a charade. A diary kept secret, a pact, a malevolent other-self and a ring. Dreams, hallucinations, forebodings. Short-lived love stories, a singer distilling souvenirs of a bygone time.
Curzon and Bechdel Test Fest present a double-bill of Stella Corradi's award-winning short film Little Soldier and Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa at Curzon Aldgate. Stella Corradi and Zane Ashton will join feminist film festival Bechdel Test Fest for a post-screening Q&A.
Jude Law (The Young Pope, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.
James Macdonald directs a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? transmitted live from the Harold Pinter Theatre as part of the NT Live season.
Disgraced poet Ted Wallace (Roger Allam) is summoned to his friends Lord and Lady Loganʼs (Matthew Modine & Fiona Shaw) country manor, Swafford Hall, to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings.
While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist Clare (Teresa Palmer) meets charismatic local man Andi (Max Riemelt). There is an instant attraction between them, and a night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance suddenly takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has left for work and locked her in his apartment.
British Museum presents: Hokusai is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave. Focusing on the work, life and times of Katsushika Hokusai, Japan’s greatest artist, the film uses stunning close-ups and expert insights to illustrate his wide-ranging influence and extraordinary legacy.
For this installment of ENTHUSIASM, our a bold and innovative repertory programme at Curzon Soho, we're delighted to bring you a preview screening of the new digital restoration of Der müde Tod. Before directing numerous genre defining masterpieces such as Metropolis, M, and Spione, Fritz Lang was already defying cinematic conventions with Der müde Tod (literally, The Weary Death).
To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo, who is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time.
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.
Q&A Screening: We are honoured to welcome the great Neneh Cherry to Curzon Soho for a Q&A following the film Stockholm My Love, her film debut. Neneh will be in conversation with Cameron McVey, co-writer and music producer on the film.
Take That invite you to experience their highly anticipated 2017 concert live Friday 9th of June. The UK’s most loved and successful live act are known for their spectacular, colourful and imaginative shows. This year is no exception as Gary, Mark and Howard are performing in the round for the first time ever. Take That are sure to deliver a unique and unforgettable cinematic experience - get ready for it!
Camden Town, the end of the sixties. Two struggling, unemployed actors (Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann) decide some respite is in order and so depart their miserable flat for a week in the Lake District one that will involve rain, booze, minimal supplies, a randy bull and an even randier Uncle Monty.
Q&A screening: Andrew Kotting (Gallivant, Ivul, Swandown) joins us at Curzon Aldgate for a musical performance and Q&A with his latest feature, Edith Walks. The film is preceded by Eden Kotting’s short film Forgotten the Queen.
Join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy, broadcast live via satellite. Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare.
Every summer, the spectacular Teatro Antico di Taormina attracts legions of opera fans with its 2000-year-old stage and its breathtaking Mt. Etna backdrop. On July 5th, fall in love with La bohème – Puccini’s tragic love story between a young poet and a seamstress, broadcast live to cinemas from this ancient Greek theatre in Taormina, Sicily!
Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro, and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy.
Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.
Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...
Exposing how the internet is being controlled and manipulated by governments in order to censor and monitor their citizens, Black Code examines the complex global impact that the internet has had on matters of free speech, privacy and activism.
Migrant farmer Chen Jun moved his family from rural Hebei Province to Beijing, making a living by farming a leased plot of land. In 2010, the ruthless expansion of Beijing reached Chen Jun's threshold when his landlord demanded their plot back in order to build on the land.
Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses us in the events of that tumultuous period through a multitude of vantage points.
Sung-Hyung Cho is the first South Korean filmmaker to gain access to North Korea. Setting aside her pre-conceptions of her neighbours to the North, she explores the reality of daily life under the totalitarian regime.