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Black Bread

Pa negre / Black Bread

London,Birkbeck University of London1 Jun
  The film Black Bread is a 2010 Catalan-language drama written and directed by Agustí Villaronga, based on the homonymous novel by Teixidor with elements of two other works by him, Retrat d’un assassí d’ocells and Sic transit Gloria Swanson. Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with Instituto Ramon Llull, Catalan Observatory-LSE and CILAVS-BirkbeckIn Catalan, present a screening of Black Bread. The film is in Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles. After the screening, Prof. Paul Preston and translator Peter Bush will discuss…


London,Cine Lumiere9 Jun - 14 Jun
A young woman confronts the personification of Death, in an effort to save the life of her fiancé. Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her betrothed, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully rendered ancient China. Der Mude Tod / 116…
Master and Tatyana

Master and Tatyana

London,Cine Lumiere14 Jun
The Tbilisi police feasted him with wine. The thieves from Odessa used to come just to see him. He kept a live lion at home. He worked a lot and drank a lot too… Lithuanian photographer Vitus Luckus (1943-1987) is considered one of the most influential artists of his time by his contemporaries. Misunderstood and censored by the Soviet authorities, he disappeared into oblivion at the age of 43, when he jumped to death from his Vilnius apartment. With a…

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg + Live Music

London,Cine Lumiere2 Jul
Guy and Geneviève are very much in love. When they find out that Guy must leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, they share a passionate night. Pregnant and devastated by Guy’s absence, Genevieve must choose whether to wait for Guy or marry a wealthy diamond merchant. A visually intoxicating masterpiece, Demy’s musical with Michel Legrand’s memorable soundtrack won the 1964 Palme d’Or in Cannes. Preceded by live music and followed by a Q&A Les Parapluies de Cherbourg…

International Equality

London,Institut français in London3 Jul
From the Oscars to the UK’s theatre landscape and museums’ exhibition programmes, gender equality is a widely debated topic in the national and international discourse of culture. Spanning different art forms, female Arab artists appearing in Shubbak speak about the creative impulses behind their work and what issues they face in the process of creating and presenting new works. Chaired by filmmaker Maysoon Pachachi (Iraq/UK), the discussion includes writer Rasha Abbas (Syria/Holland), actress & singer Norah Krief (France), visual artist…
Water&Sugar (3)

Water & Sugar

London,Cine Lumiere21 Jul - 27 Jul
A galaxy of cinema luminaries – from Ken Loach and Ettore Scola to Wim Wenders and Bernardo Bertolucci – pay tribute to the great Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma, in this loving documentary that chronicles Di Palma’s extraordinary work for such directors as Elio Petri (The Assassin), Michelangelo Antonioni (Blow Up), and Woody Allen (Alice). Acqua e Zucchero: Carlo Di Palma, i colori della vita / 90 mins in Italian, English, French & Russian with EN subs ITA | 2016 |…
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