Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni announces herself as a fresh and fearless new voice in British film with this sharply satirical and boldly provocative feature. When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp.
In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.
Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
This new documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Bill Morrison tells the social and political history of Dawson City, in the Yukon, first a fishing camp for a nomadic First Nation tribe, through its settlement by whites in the Gold Rush (wiping out the Native American populace) and eventual decline.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and gypsy – to explore the fascinating world of this pop cultural phenomenon.
Part documentary, part artwork – Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes is the product hundreds of hours of unseen material from director Michael Cumming’s personal archive from the iconic and still controversial news satire show Brass Eye.
Yorgos Lanthimos follows up The Lobster with a trademark idiosyncratic mix of psychological horror and dark humour, once again casting Colin Farrell. Nicole Kidman also stars, fresh from her outstanding performance in The Beguiled.
Bill Frisell: A Portrait - UK Premiere + Director Q&A. A character portrait of anti-archetype guitar hero, Bill Frisell, this nuanced film traces the ideas and processes that shaped Frisell’s music, and provides rare insight into the mind and personality of one of the significant musicians of recent decades.
Connie (Robert Pattinson) is worried about his brother. Locked up on Rikers Island, Nick (Benny Safdie) might not survive if he remains there. So Connie embarks on desperate race to raise the money that will free him.
The 14th Romanian Film Festival is postponed from its normal autumn slot at Curzon Soho and will return in Spring 2018. In the interim, we present a one-off special screening of The Miracle of Tekir, followed by a Q&A which will also discuss the subject of Brexit and its implications on film festival funding.
Underwire is proud to partner with Refinery29 to present a special screening of their Shatterbox Anthology, an original series of short films created by female writers and directors that have screened in Sundance and Cannes.
From politicians to polar bears, this anarchic and colourful collection takes swipes at prejudices and stereotypes with a gleeful grin. This selection of side-splitting shorts that take difficult subjects and turn them into laugh riots. Nothing is off limits in comedy. Don’t say you weren’t warned!
Meet-cutes that turn awkward, not-so-simple polyamorous marriages and toxic relationships: romance ain’t easy! An evening of not-quite-romantic fantasies, these funny, poignant and fantastically on-point shorts are a perfect treat for a cynical heart.
Michael Haneke is one of contemporary cinema's most provocative and challenging directors. Like his previous features Amour, The White Ribbon and Hidden, Happy End is an incisive and bitingly satirical exploration of middle class life, and the Laurents are a very Haneke clan.
A film by Esther Johnson and narrated by Kate Adie and Alun Armstrong, Asunder tells the story of what happened to a quintessential British town during the First World War, with virtually all of its men abroad fighting and its women and children left behind.