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Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

London,Cine Lumiere7 Nov - 30 Nov
Film Screening on Marie Curie 100 mins (in French, German, English & Polish with EN subs) DEU/FRA/POL | 2016 | dir. Marie Noëlle, with Karolina Gruszka, Sabin Tambrea, Charles Berling Marie Noëlle depicts the most turbulent years in the life of a genious woman, Marie Curie. First woman to receive, not only one, but two Nobel prizes, she challenged France’s male-dominated academic establishment both as a scientist and a woman and changed the face of the world forever. The Preview screening…
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UTOPIA – Portuguese Film Festival in the UK

London,King’s College London25 Nov - 8 Dec
Utopia, the UK Portuguese Film Festival is back for its 8th edition. This year, the festival will focus on the relationship between Portuguese cinema and literature, with a major conference at King’s College London, on November 13 and 14. The conference will welcome important speakers as the writer Helder Macedo and the film directors João Botelho, Margarida Gil and Luis Filipe Monteiro, amongst a varied pool of major Portuguese and international specialists. In partnership with Birkbeck’s Essay Film Festival, the festival…
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Garri Bardin: A Life in Animation

London,Cine Lumiere25 Nov
Collection of 4 short animation films |46 mins A master of detail, an experimenter and a minimalist, Garri Bardin has dedicated his life to making animation films stressing the theme of freedom (or lack of), from the Soviet times to this day. The Russian Film Week pays tribute to this 70-something enfant terrible in a series of short animation films from the last three decades. Followed by a masterclass with Garri Bardin Programme includes: Listening to Beethoven, 2016 Animation /…

Jules et Jim

London,Cine Lumiere26 Nov
Jules and Jim 105 mins in French with EN subs FRA | 1961 | dir. François Truffaut, with Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Marie Dubois Perhaps Truffaut’s most celebrated film, cited by Scorsese as a stylistic influence on Goodfellas, this offered Jeanne Moreau one of her most memorable roles as Catherine, a free spirit who captivates two close male friends in the early years of the 20th century. All three become involved in a triangular relationship that will change their…


London,Cine Lumiere28 Nov
Pele 102 mins in Portuguese with EN subs POR | 2006 | dir. Fernando Vendrell, with Daniela Costa, Francisco Nascimento, Manuel Wiborg Savagely depicting the dysfunctional state of post-Salazar Portugal, this gripping melodrama, infused with Almodovarian sensitivity and Pop-art visual invention, tells the story of Olga who struggles to fit in with her peers and society, being the progeny of a mixed-race and illegitimate romantic idyll.
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Muddy River

London,Cine Lumiere29 Nov
Rio Turvo | 90 mins |in Portuguese with EN subs POR | 2006 | dir. Edgar Pêra, with David Almeida, José Ananias, Vítor Correia Based on the homonymous hypnotic tale by Branquinho da Fonseca, Muddy River recounts the impossible love between an anonymous topographer, who has arrived in a marshland to plan an airport, and the beautiful marsh flower (Teresa Salgueiro, the ethereal voice of Madredeus). This tragic ballad reveals – to the sound of Fado music – parallel narratives of suspicion and…

Film screening and Q&A: Uncertain Glory

London,Lucas Theatre6 Dec
Screening followed by a talk with Prof. Paul Preston and translator Peter Bush (in English) Dir Agustí Villaronga. Spain, 2017, 115 min. In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles. The novel Incerta glòria (Uncertain Glory) by Joan Sales (1912-1983) is for many the great novel of the Spanish Civil War. His refined plot interrogates at once the conventional clash between the fronts, the revolution of the rearguard and the existential conflict caused by the war and by the affective relationships between his characters. Incerta…
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