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

  • Beyond The Hills (Dupa Dealuri)
  • Cemetery Of Splendour
  • Child's Pose
  • Concrete at a Crossroads
  • Crulic - The Path To Beyond
  • Days Of Heaven
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Hook
  • If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle (Eu Cand Vreau Sa Fluier, Fluier)
  • Notes On Blindness + Q&A
  • One Floor Below
  • Orizont
  • Rollerball (1975 Version)
  • The Color Purple
  • The Lost Man
  • The Night Of
  • Wes Craven's New Nightmare
  • Why Me?
  • Yojimbo

Beyond The Hills (Dupa Dealuri) 3 stars

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From an early age, Alina and Voichita are dealt terrible hands in life but the two friends overcome many of the obstacles that lie in their paths. Voichita finds sanctuary in an Orthodox convent under a priest, who Alina believes in a malevolent presence on hallowed ground. Meanwhile, Alina, who is tormented by voices in her head that some in the convent would condemn as demonic possession, yearns to escape Romania and head for Germany.

  • GenreAdaptation, Drama, Romance, World
  • CastCosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta.
  • DirectorCristian Mungiu.
  • WriterCristian Mungiu.
  • CountryRom/Fr/Bel
  • Duration152 mins
  • Official site
  • Release15/03/2013 (selected cinemas)

Shortlisted as Romania's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Academy Awards, Beyond The Hills traces the fortunes of two orphaned girls, based on Tatiana Niculescu Bran's non-fiction novels Deadly Confession and Judges' Book. From an early age, Alina (Cristina Flutur) and Voichita (Cosmina Stratan) are dealt terrible hands in life but the two friends overcome many of the obstacles that lie in their paths. Voichita finds sanctuary in an Orthodox convent under a priest, who Alina believes in a malevolent presence on hallowed ground. Meanwhile, Alina, who is tormented by voices in her head that some in the convent would condemn as demonic possession, yearns to escape Romania and head for the supposed freedoms of Germany. The two women wrestle with their fears and desires until fate deals them one final, devastating blow.

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Sunday 26th June 2016

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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Sunday 26th June 2016
Monday 27th June 2016
Tuesday 28th June 2016
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

Concrete at a Crossroads 3 stars

Documentary.

  • GenreDocumentary
  • Duration93 mins
  • Official site

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Sunday 26th 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

Crulic - The Path To Beyond 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreAnimation/Cartoon, Drama, World
  • CastJamie Sives, Vlad Ivanov.
  • DirectorAnca Damian.
  • WriterAnca Damian.
  • CountryRom/Pol
  • Duration73 mins
  • Official site

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Monday 27th 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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Tuesday 28th June 2016
Thursday 30th June 2016

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 5 stars

A young boy befriends an alien who is stranded on Earth in this heartwarming drama.

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Classic, Drama, Family, Family, Science Fiction
  • CastHenry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote.
  • DirectorSteven Spielberg.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration115 mins
  • Official site

A young boy befriends an alien who is stranded on Earth in this heartwarming drama.

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Sunday 26th June 2016

Hook stars

Over-inflated interpretation of the Peter Pan legend which failed to perform at the box office.

  • GenreFamily, Family
  • CastDustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith.
  • DirectorSteven Spielberg.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration140 mins
  • Official site

J.M. Barrie's family favourite has a complete overhaul as Spielberg plasters on the special effects. Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell, Robin Williams as Peter Pan, and Maggie Smith as the original Wendy. Also featuring Bob Hoskins as one of the Captain's pirates.

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Sunday 26th June 2016
Tuesday 28th June 2016

If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle (Eu Cand Vreau Sa Fluier, Fluier) 3 stars

Silviu has spent a large part of his childhood in juvenile detention. He enjoys visits from his younger brother Marius and also welcomes the arrival of pretty student Ana, who interviews him as part of a research project. When Silviu's mother returns to Romania and prepares to take Marius with her to Italy, Silviu panics. Fearing that he will lose touch with his sibling, Silviu takes matters into his own hands and Ana is caught in the crossfire.

  • GenreAdaptation, Drama, Romance, World
  • CastMihai Constantin, Marian Bratu, Clara Voda, George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu.
  • DirectorFlorin Serban.
  • WriterFlorin Serban, Catalin Mitulescu.
  • CountryRom
  • Duration93 mins
  • Official site
  • Release18/05/2012 (selected cinemas)

Florin Serban directs this emotionally fraught drama about an 18-year-old inmate of a juvenile detention centre, who resorts to desperate measures to keep his family together. Silviu (George Pistereanu) has spent a large part of his childhood behind bars, where he has kept his head down and not attracted the unwanted attention of the warden (Mihai Constantin). The teenager enjoys visits from his younger brother Marius (Marian Bratu) and also welcomes the arrival of pretty student Ana (Ada Condeescu), who interviews him as part of a research project in the prison. When Silviu's mother (Clara Voda) returns to Romania and prepares to take Marius with her to Italy, where job prospects are healthier, Silviu panics. Fearing that he will lose touch with his sibling, Silviu takes matters into his own hands using violence and intimidation, and Ana is caught in the crossfire.

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Sunday 26th June 2016

Notes On Blindness + Q&A 3 stars

Documentary.

  • GenreDocumentary
  • CastJohn M. Hull, Simone Kirby, Dan Renton Skinner.
  • DirectorPete Middleton, James Spinney.
  • WriterPete Middleton, James Spinney.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration90 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 30th June 2016

One Floor Below 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastIonut Bora, Liviu Cheloiu, Calin Chirila.
  • DirectorRadu Muntean.
  • WriterRadu Muntean.
  • CountryRom/Fra/Sw
  • Duration93 mins
  • Official site

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Tuesday 28th 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

Rollerball (1975 Version) stars

Action.

  • GenreAction, Science Fiction
  • CastJames Caan, Ralph Richardson.
  • DirectorNorman Jewison.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration125 mins
  • Official site

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Monday 27th 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

Wes Craven's New Nightmare 3 stars

Fantasy horror.

  • GenreFantasy, Film, Horror
  • CastRobert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon.
  • DirectorWes Craven.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration112 mins
  • Official site

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Sunday 26th June 2016

Why Me? 3 stars

Drama, thriller.

  • GenreDrama, Thriller
  • CastAndreea Vasile, Mihai Constantin, Emilian Oprea.
  • DirectorTudor Giurgiu.
  • WriterTudor Giurgiu, Loredana Novak.
  • CountryRom/Bul/Hu
  • Duration125 mins
  • Official sitewww.librafilm.net/film/why-me-de-ce-eu

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Monday 27th June 2016

Yojimbo 4 stars

Drama.

  • GenreAction, Classic, Drama, Thriller
  • CastToshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa.
  • DirectorAkira Kurosawa.
  • WriterAkira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima.
  • CountryJpn
  • Duration110 mins
  • Official site

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Sunday 26th June 2016
Monday 27th June 2016