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Now showing at BFI Southbank Belvedere Road,South Bank,London,London SE1 8XT 020 7928 3232

  • Cemetery Of Splendour
  • Child's Pose
  • Days Of Heaven
  • Notes On Blindness + Q&A
  • Orizont
  • The Color Purple
  • The Lost Man
  • The Night Of

Cemetery Of Splendour 3 stars

Keng is a volunteer at a hospital, which is now home to a group of soldiers, who have succumbed to a mysterious sleeping sickness. The soldiers were digging a site for a government project and all have been affected by narcolepsy. As a medium, Keng believes that she has the answer to the men's condition: they have inadvertently disturbed an ancient cemetery, where kings were once buried, and these troubled spirits are preying on life force of the soldiers.

  • GenreDrama, World
  • CastJenjira Pongpas Widner, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram.
  • DirectorApichatpong Weerasethakul.
  • WriterApichatpong Weerasethakul.
  • CountryThai/UK/Ge
  • Duration121 mins
  • Official site
  • Release17/06/2016 (selected cinemas)

Keng (Jarinpattra Rueangram) is a volunteer at a hospital, which is now home to a group of soldiers, who have succumbed to a mysterious sleeping sickness. The soldiers were digging a site for a government project and all have been affected by narcolepsy. As a medium, Keng believes that she has the answer to the men's condition: they have inadvertently disturbed an ancient cemetery, where kings were once buried, and these troubled spirits are preying on life force of the soldiers. During her work, Keng befriends another volunteer called Jenjira (Jenjira Pongpas Widner), who has grown close to her patient Itt (Banlip Lomnoi). The two women reflect on the past and present as they wait for the soldiers to regain consciousness.

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Wednesday 29th June 2016
Thursday 30th June 2016

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Child's Pose 3 stars

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Cornelia is a financially comfortable architect, who enjoys the privileges of the Romanian bourgeoisie. Her well-to-do life is turned on its head when her lazy son, Barbu, is sent to prison for killing a child while driving over the speed limit. Cornelia's obsessive maternal love for Barbu compels her to take on the police, the judiciary and even the victim's grief-stricken family, spinning a web of lies to prove Barbu wasn't speeding and he should be released.

  • GenreDrama, World
  • CastIlinca Goia, Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab.
  • DirectorCalin Peter Netzer.
  • WriterRazvan Radulescu, Calin Peter Netzer.
  • CountryRom
  • Duration111 mins
  • Official site
  • Release01/11/2013 (selected cinemas)

Calin Peter Netzer's insightful drama claimed top prize, the Golden Bear, at this year's Berlin Film Festival. Cornelia (Luminita Gheorghiu) is a financially comfortable architect, who enjoys the privileges of the Romanian bourgeoisie. Her well-to-do life is turned on its head when her lazy son, Barbu (Bogdan Dumitrache), is sent to prison for killing a child while driving over the speed limit. Cornelia's obsessive maternal love for Barbu compels her to take on the police, the judiciary and even the victim's grief-stricken family, spinning a web of lies to prove Barbu wasn't speeding and he should be released. Fantasy and reality blur as Cornelia begins to believe her own untruths, launching into a series of vicious outbursts to secure her son's undeserved freedom.

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Wednesday 29th June 2016

3 stars

A selection of shorts.

  • GenreShorts
  • DirectorBob Bee, Harley Cokeliss, Julian Cooper.
  • Duration88 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 30th June 2016

Days Of Heaven 4 stars

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Bill works in a 1916 steel mill where he kills his boss then flees the scene with girlfriend Abby and younger sister Linda. For the sake of appearances, Bill and Abby pretend to be brother and sister and the fugitives find work with a kind and gentle farmer. When it transpires that the landowner is dying and has taken a shine to Abby, Bill concocts a scheme to marry off his sweetheart to the farmer so they can inherit the land.

  • GenreClassic, Drama
  • CastRichard Gere, Sam Shepard, Brooke Adams, Linda Manz.
  • DirectorTerrence Malick.
  • WriterTerrence Malick.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration94 mins
  • Official site
  • Release02/09/2011 (selected cinemas)

Following the release of Terrence Malick's most recent film The Tree Of Life, we are treated to a re-release of his 1978 classic. Bill (Richard Gere) works in a 1916 steel mill where he kills his boss then flees the scene with girlfriend Abby (Brooke Adams) and younger sister Linda (Linda Manz). For the sake of appearances, Bill and Abby pretend to be brother and sister and the fugitives find work with a kind and gentle farmer (Sam Shepard). When it transpires that the landowner is dying and has taken a shine to Abby, Bill concocts a scheme to marry off his sweetheart to the farmer so they can inherit the land. However, the foreman scents foul play and sets about exposing the skulduggery. Meanwhile, Abby sparks real feelings for her husband to be, creating friction with Bill.

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Thursday 30th June 2016

Notes On Blindness + Q&A 3 stars

In 1983, writer and academic John Hull completely lost his sight after decades of steady deterioration. He decided to make sense of this dramatic change in his day-to-day existence by keeping a diary on audiocassette in which he documented his thoughts and feelings. Over the course of three years, he recorded more than 16 hours of deeply personal material. This documentary draw inspiration from the original audio recordings to paint a life-affirming portrait of Hull.

  • GenreDocumentary
  • CastJohn M. Hull, Simone Kirby, Dan Renton Skinner.
  • DirectorPete Middleton, James Spinney.
  • WriterPete Middleton, James Spinney.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration90 mins
  • Official sitewww.notesonblindness.co.uk
  • Release01/07/2016 (selected cinemas)

In 1983, writer and academic John Hull completely lost his sight after decades of steady deterioration. He decided to make sense of this dramatic change in his day-to-day existence by keeping a diary on audiocassette in which he documented his thoughts and feelings. Over the course of three years, he recorded more than 16 hours of deeply personal material, which were published in 1990 under the title Touching The Rock. The book was acclaimed as a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal. Filmmakers Pete Middleton and James Spinney draw inspiration from the original audio recordings for this life-affirming portrait of Hull, who died shortly after the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Thursday 30th June 2016

Orizont 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastAndras Hathazi, Rodica Lazar, Maria Seles.
  • DirectorMarian Crisan.
  • WriterMarian Crisan, Ioan Slavici.
  • CountryRom
  • Duration93 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 30th June 2016

The Color Purple 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastWhoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover.
  • DirectorSteven Spielberg.
  • WriterMenno Meyjes.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration154 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 30th June 2016

The Lost Man 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastAl Freeman Jr., Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus.
  • DirectorRobert Alan Aurthur.
  • WriterF.L. Green, Robert Alan Aurthur.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration122 mins
  • Official site

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Wednesday 29th June 2016

The Night Of 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastPoorna Jagannathan, Syam M. Lafi, John Turturro.
  • CountryUS
  • Official site

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Thursday 30th June 2016