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

  • Emergency Ward 9 + Dennis Potter: A Life In Television + Introduction
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Life On Earth (La Vie Sur Terre) + Talk
  • The Outcast + Q&A
  • The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya
  • Timbuktu
  • Waiting For Happiness (Heremakono - En Attendant Le Bonheur)
  • West + Q&A
  • Were Not Married

Emergency Ward 9 + Dennis Potter: A Life In Television + Introduction 3 stars

Drama and documentary.

  • GenreDocumentary, Drama
  • CastDan Jackson, Terence De Marney, Tenniel Evans.
  • DirectorGareth Davies.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration90 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 4th June 2015

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 4 stars

Gold digger Lorelei and her sidekick Dorothy set out to prove that diamonds are indeed a girl's best friend in this re-issue of the 1953 musical comedy. As the sexy showgirls pursue money and romance on their travels, they sing show-stopping tunes including "Ain't There Anyone Here For Love" and turn the heads of almost every gentleman who strays across their path.

  • GenreClassic, Comedy, Musical, Romance
  • CastJane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Tommy Noonan, Elliott Reid, Charles Coburn, George Winslow.
  • DirectorHoward Hawks.
  • WriterCharles Lederer.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration91 mins
  • Official site
  • Release26/02/2010 (selected cinemas)

Gold digger Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe) and her sidekick Dorothy (Jane Russell) set out to prove that diamonds are indeed a girl's best friend in this re-issue of Howard Hawks' winning 1953 musical comedy. As the sexy showgirls pursue money and romance on their travels, they sing show-stopping tunes including "Ain't There Anyone Here For Love" and turn the heads of almost every gentleman who strays across their path.

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Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Life On Earth (La Vie Sur Terre) + Talk 3 stars

Documentary.

  • GenreDocumentary
  • DirectorAbderrahmane Sissako.
  • CountryFr
  • Duration61 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 4th June 2015

The Outcast + Q&A 3 stars

Romantic drama.

  • GenreAdaptation, Drama, Romance
  • CastGeorge MacKay, Greg Wise, Jessica Brown Findlay.
  • DirectorIain Softley.
  • Duration90 mins
  • Official site

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Wednesday 3rd June 2015

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya 3 stars

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A miniature girl lives in the mountains with her good friend Sutemaru. One day, she encounters a kind bamboo cutter, who takes her home to his wife and raises the miniature girl as their own daughter. The girl grows unusually fast and is christened Princess Kaguya since the bamboo cutter is convinced that she harks from rarefied royal stock. As a princess, Kaguya attracts a number of handsome and wealthy suitors but they all pale next to her beloved Sutemaru.

  • GenreAnimation/Cartoon, Drama, Family, Fantasy
  • CastAki Asakura, Yukiji Asaoka, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii, Isao Hashizume.
  • DirectorIsao Takahata.
  • WriterIsao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi.
  • CountryJpn
  • Duration137 mins
  • Official sitewww.facebook.com/ThePrincessKaguya
  • Release20/03/2015 (selected cinemas)

Director Isao Takahata's charming Japanese anime for the prolific Studio Ghibli was nominated as Best Animated Feature at this year's Academy Awards. A miniature girl (voiced by Aki Asakura) lives in the mountains with her good friend Sutemaru (Kengo Kora). One day, she encounters a kind bamboo cutter, who takes her home to his wife and raises the miniature girl as their own daughter. The girl grows unusually fast and is christened Princess Kaguya since the bamboo cutter is convinced that she harks from rarefied royal stock. As a princess, Kaguya attracts a number of handsome and wealthy suitors but they all pale next to her beloved Sutemaru and she secretly hankers for her simple, old life away from the trappings of privilege in the city.

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Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Thursday 4th June 2015

Timbuktu 3 stars

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A herdsman called Kidane enjoys a simple life with his wife Satima and their 12-year-old daughter. When a local fisherman kills Kidane's cow, the father confronts the culprit with unpredictably tragic consequences. The herdsman is judged for his regrettable crime by a warped justice system that doesn't allow for sentiment or mercy.

  • GenreDrama, Romance, World
  • CastPino Desperado, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Ibrahim Ahmed.
  • DirectorAbderrahmane Sissako.
  • WriterAbderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall.
  • CountryFr/Maurita
  • Duration96 mins
  • Official sitewww.cohenmedia.net/films/timbuktu
  • Release29/05/2015 (selected cinemas)

Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Oscars, Abderrahmane Sissako's harrowing drama unfolds in and around the titular city, where daily rituals are conducted in three languages: Arabic, French and Touareg. A herdsman called Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed) enjoys a simple life with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki) and their 12-year-old daughter. When a local fisherman kills Kidane's cow, the father confronts the culprit with unpredictably tragic consequences. The herdsman is judged for his regrettable crime by a warped justice system that doesn't allow for sentiment or mercy.

Waiting For Happiness (Heremakono - En Attendant Le Bonheur) 3 stars

Abdallah returns to an isolated village on the edge of the Mauritian desert to reconnect with his people, where his elderly yet wise mother Soukeyna struggles to help him adapt. He befriends orphan boy Khatra, the apprentice of the village electrician Maata, who busily ensures all of the houses have the light they need, often travelling long distances to deliver lightbulbs to his customers.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastKhatra Ould Abdel Kader, Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed.
  • DirectorAbderrahmane Sissako.
  • CountryMauritania
  • Duration95 mins
  • Official site
  • Release24/10/2003 (selected cinemas)

Abderrahmane Sissako's award-winning feature is set in a closely knit seaside village on the edge of the Mauritian desert, and focuses on the interlinked lives of a number of the residents. Abdallah (Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed) returns to the isolated village to reconnect with his people, where his elderly yet wise mother Soukeyna (Fatimetou Mint Ahmeda) struggles to help him adapt. He befriends orphan boy Khatra (Khatra Ould Abder Kader), the apprentice of the village electrician Maata (Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid), who busily ensures all of the houses have the light they need, often travelling long distances to deliver lightbulbs to his customers.

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Wednesday 3rd June 2015

West + Q&A 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastAlexander Scheer, Tristan Gobel, Jordis Triebel.
  • DirectorChristian Schwochow.
  • WriterHeide Schwochow, Julia Franck.
  • CountryGer
  • Duration102 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 4th June 2015

Were Not Married 3 stars

Comedy, romance.

  • GenreComedy, Romance
  • CastMarilyn Monroe, Victor Moore, Ginger Rogers.
  • DirectorEdmund Goulding.
  • WriterNunnally Johnson, Dwight Taylor.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration86 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 4th June 2015
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