Catherine deneuve in - Curzon Cinemas

Catherine deneuve in - Curzon Cinemas


Catherine deneuve in - Curzon Cinemas
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CINEMAS		                           6                                                                                    GUILLERMO DEL TORO
MEMBERSHIP                          8

CURZON ON DEMAND                 10

CURZON SELECTOR                  12     As I write, my colleagues and have yet to come down from the
BERTHA DOCHOUSE                  16     ground-breaking opening of Curzon release Parasite and Bong
                                                                                                                      I T H U N G E R S F O R Y O U.
                                        Joon Ho’s home invasion of the Oscars. In case you somehow
NEW RELEASES                     18
                                        missed it, the director picked up four awards, including Best                         1 7. 04 . 2 0
EVENTS		                        44      Film and Director, and his South Korean masterpiece is
FEATURES                        50      breaking UK box office records for a world cinema film.
                                        It may even challenge The Passion of the Christ (2004)
                                        as the biggest-grossing foreign language movie.
                                              For many reasons, including a digital explosion of choice,
Editor                                  we’ve seen fewer world cinema hits in recent years, which
Ian Haydn Smith
                                        makes Parasite’s achievement all the more remarkable. It’s
Designer                                also hopeful for those who share our passion for culturally
Hannah Attwell
                                        diverse independent cinema. Flying Daggers was one of four
                                        non-Bollywood subtitled films across the first decade of the
Philip Kemp
                                        2000s that crossed the coveted £1m mark at the UK box office.
                                        But it’s a milestone reached by few films per year over most of
       curzon.cinemas                   the last decade.
                                              Parasite’s success (hitting £1m in its first weekend) is a
                                        timely reminder that world cinema is still thriving and can
                                        still break through to move and inspire all audiences if given
                                        the support it sorely needs. Check out our article (p.64) on
Operated by CURZON CINEMAS              upcoming foreign language releases at Curzon, our touring
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London WC2B 5LR                         programme of titles from around the world, VOYAGER (p.15),
Participant in the Europa Cinemas/      and of course Curzon Home Cinema (p.10) for the best new
European Union Media Programme
                                        releases on demand on the same day as cinemas.
At the time of going to print every
effort was made to ensure the                 Finally, you have a chance to see Parasite from a different
information contained in this
programme was correct. However,
                                        perspective with a special new version remastered shot by
where circumstances dictate, we         shot into monochrome in homage to Bong’s heroes Kurosawa
reserve the right to make changes.
                                        and Hitchcock. The roll out around our circuit of the black and
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          Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure, to Curzon12 this Spring. It will        booking, free tickets and much more, join Curzon membership. Prices start from only £40.
          also screen as part of the Voyager programme. Recently                 Our standard member benefits are:
          remade as Downhill in Hollywood, with Will Ferrell and Julia
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                                                                               MILITARY WIVES See page 18 for synopsis
                                                                               THE TRUTH See page 24 for synopsis
                                                                               MOFFIE See page 42 for synopsis
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                                                                          IN CINEMAS. ON DEMAND
                                                                          Films that appear on Curzon Home Cinema the same day
                                                                          that they are released in cinemas – allowing you to watch
                                                                          them your way.
                                                                          BACURAU 13 MAR | See page 22
                                                                          THE TRUTH 20 MAR | See page 24
                                                                          VIVARIUM 27 MAR | See page 28
                                                                          EMA 17 APR | See page 38
                                                                          RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT 17 APR
                                                                          KNIVES OUT 30 MAR
                                                                          Coming off the back of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson
                                                                          returned to the playful genre entertainment on which he
                                                                          established his career. Like his earlier Brick and Looper,
                                                                          Knives Out gleefully skewers genre conventions, offering
                                                                          up a modern take on the Agatha Christie-style whodunit
                                                                          and featuring more twists than your average plate of fusilli.
                                                                          When a best-selling novelist and patriarch of a large family
                                                                          dies, a famous sleuth (Daniel Craig) is called in to investigate.
                                                                          But who hired him and was the death in fact murder?
                                                                                                                                              Gems not to be missed
                                                                          COMING SOON:
                                                                          LES DAMES DU BOIS DU BOULOGNE 16 MAR                                SÁTÁNTANGÓ 27 APR
            MOFFIE                                                        THE STREET 23 MAR
                                                                          PINK WALL 23 MAR
                                                                                                                                              The grand, masterpiece of
                                                                                                                                              revered Hungarian director
                                                                          THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM 23 MAR                                      Béla Tarr is a monumental
            Director: Oliver Hermanus
                                                                                                                                              work. A group of workers on
            Starring: Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Matthew Vey,
                                                                                                                                              a rural farm see a way out
            Stefan Vermaak, Hilton Pelser, Wynand Ferreira,
            Rikus Terblanche                                                                                                                  of their drab existence, until
                                                                                                                                              an old colleague, presumed
                                                                                                                                              dead, returns. The film’s
            An abusive South African anti-gay slur, ‘moffie’ is bandied                                                                       opening seven-minute
            around a great deal in Oliver Hermanus’ excellent drama,                                                                          introduces us to this world,
            which finds a closeted teenager having to perform his                                                                             but those expecting an
            compulsory military service on the border with Angola.                                                                            exercise in miserablism might
            It’s 1981 and tensions are high between the countries.                                                                            be surprised by the film’s
            Nicholas hates his posting and is singled out for bullying.                                                                       sardonic humour, which is
            He finds solace in the company of another recruit, but                                                                            required as this epic film plays
            their growing intimacy could spell trouble, or worse.                                                                             out across seven-and-a-half
                                                                                                                                Knives Out
                                                                                                                                              hours. But it’s worth it.
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★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★
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MISBEHAVIOUR         12A                          A QUIET PLACE 2         TBC

The 1970 Miss World Pageant brought the           Just when you thought it was safe to talk
clash between generations to the front page       again... Yes, Emily Blunt’s resilient mother
of newspapers, as an outdated competition         and her children are once again facing up to
faced the rancour of women who wanted             their alien invaders. They know the creatures’
their sex to be more than the object of men’s     weakness and are hell-bent on winning their
desire. Director Philippa Lowthorpe (The Girls,   world back. But this time they might face an
Swallows and Amazons) directs a fantastic         even deadlier challenge – other humans.
cast, who all balance humour and politics to      John Krasinski returns to the director’s seat.
create a smart portrait of an era. See page 20    See page 24

                                                  MULAN     TBC

                                                  Disney continues to mine its rich back
                                                  catalogue for live-action updates that
                                                  employ state of the art technology to create
                                                  extraordinary worlds. There’s no better time
                                                  to revisit this tale of a young Chinese girl who
                                                  forges her own path in life, resisting gender
                                                  stereotypes to become a prized warrior in
                                                  her emperor’s army. Expect action on an
                                                  epic scale.
                                                  See page 29

                                                  ON OUR PLANET
Since its publication in 1911, Frances Hodgson
Burnett’s children’s novel has become a beloved   For most of his life, Sir David Attenborough
classic. This new version stars Colin Firth,      has taken us to some of the most remarkable
Julie Walters and newcomer Dixie Egerickx         places around the globe, highlighting the
as Mary Lennox, the young girl a young girl       beauty and diversity of the natural world.
who finds solace in the secrets surrounding a     But recent programmes have also focused
beautiful garden. But perhaps the biggest         on our impact upon it. His new film continues
draw is writer Jack Thorne, one of the creative   this theme and after it, Sir David will discuss
forces behind the J.K. Rowling stage hit Harry    its themes in a live satellite broadcast.
Potter And The Cursed Child. See page 37          See page 47                                                                IN CINEMAS MARCH 13
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                              VOYAGER PROGRAMME MARCH - APRIL
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                              FORCE MAJEURE             15                      BACURAU       TBC
                              Director: Ruben Östlund                           Director: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho

                              THE ELEPHANT MAN               12A                CUNNINGHAM          U
                              Director: David Lynch                             Director: Alla Kovgan

                              AND THEN WE DANCED                   15           THE PAINTED BIRD           18
                              Director: Levan Atkin                             Director: Václav Marhoul

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                                                                                        OF THE YEAR”

               Director: Peter Cattaneo
               Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas,
               Jason Flemyng, Sharon
                                                 ONWARD TBC
                                                 Director: Dan Scanlon
                                                 Voices: Tom Holland,
                                                 Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus,
                                                                                            CHEERING AND CRYING”
                                                                                                                 JAMES KING, BBC RADIO 2

                                                                                     “IT WILL HAVE YOU ON YOUR FEET…
                                                                                                               ANDREW COLLINS, RADIO TIMES

                                                                                                         “PITCH PERFECT”
                                                                                                                ALI PLUMB, BBC RADIO 1/XTRA

               Horgan, Teresa Mahoney,
               Lara Rossi, Amy James-Kelly
                                                 Octavia Spencer, John
                                                 Ratzenberger, Ali Wong,
                                                                                      BBC RADIO 1/XTRA
                                                                                                                                               RADIO TIMES

               UK 2020 | 113 mins                Lena Waithe, Mel Rodriguez
                                                 US 2020 | TBC mins
               A British army unit is
               deployed to Afghanistan.          In an alternative universe,
               Under the stewardship of          the creatures that exist in
               Kate and Lisa, the soldiers’      fantasy tales are real and live
               wives decide to start a choir.    in suburbia. It’s called New
               When word reaches them            Mushroomton and it’s home
               that the unit is missing, the     to Ian (Tom Holland) and
               choir takes on an increasingly    Barley Lightfoot (Chris Pratt).
               important role. Like his          When the boys are given the
               previous The Full Monty,          wizard’s rod that belonged to
               Peter Cattaneo’s film, written    their deceased father, they
               by Rosanne Flynn and Rachel       discover that they can bring
               Tunnard, balances humour          him back for one whole day. But
               and emotion to create a           things don’t quite go to plan in
               perfect crowd-pleaser. .          this inventive Pixar romp.

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MISBEHAVIOUR          12A          THE ELEPHANT MAN           12A   CALM WITH HORSES           15
                                                                                                                    “SENSATIONAL...DEM ANDS TO BE SEEN”
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Director: Philippa Lowthorpe       Director: David Lynch            Director: Nick Rowland
Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw          Starring: Anthony Hopkins,       Starring: Cosmo Jarvis, Ned
 Keira Knightley, Keeley Hawes,    John Hurt, Anne Bancroft,        Dennehy, Barry Keoghan,
Jessie Buckley, Suki Waterhouse,   John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller,      Niamh Algar, David Wilmot,
Rhys Ifans, Greg Kinnear,          Freddie Jones, Michael Elphick   Anthony Welsh, Hazel Doupe,
Lesley Manville                    US, UK 1980 | 118 mins           Roisin O’Neill
UK 2020 | 106 mins                                                  UK 2019 | 100 mins
                                   The story of John Merrick,
The 1970 Miss World pageant        a man in the Victorian era       Arm is a brutal enforcer for
highlighted a shift in gender      who was born with severe         the Devers clan, who pretty
and racial issues. Philippa        disfigurement, is presented      much run criminal life in this
Lowthorpe’s entertaining           here with compassion and         part of Ireland. With his child
drama captures the story of        verve. Released on its 40th      growing up and a feeling that
that event, from the nascent       anniversary, David Lynch’s       his life needs to change, he
feminist movement deter-           extraordinary evocation of       looks for a way to escape.
mined to disrupt, the first        late-19th century London         But that’s easier said than
black contestants from South       is made all the more richer      done in this world. Cosmo
Africa and Grenada, and the        by John Hurt and Anthony         Jarvis (Lady Macbeth) is
men who were hopelessly out        Hopkins’ extraordinary           outstanding in Nick Rowland’s
of touch with the times.           performances.                    hard-hitting debut.

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                                                                                                                “A LUMINOUSINDIEWIRE
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DANCED 15                             BACURAU         18                 CUNNINGHAM          U
Director: Levan Atkin                 Directors: Kleber Mendonça         Director: Alla Kovgan
                                                                                                           “A SENSUAL TALE OF   IDENTITY AND DESIRE”
                                                                                                                            THE MIRROR
Starring: Levan Gelbakhiani,          Filho, Juliano Dornelles           Featuring: Carolyn Brown,
                                      Starring: Bárbara Colen, Sonia     John Cage, Ashley Chen,                          A FILM BY LEVAN AKIN
Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili,
Giorgi Tsereteli, Tamar               Braga, Udo Kier, Thomas            Brandon Collwes, Dylan
Bukhnikashvili, Marika Gog-           Aquino, Silvero Pereira,           Crossman, Julie Cunningham
ichaishvili                           Thardelly Lima, Rubens Santos,     Germany, France, US 2019 |
Sweden, Georgia, France               Brazil, France 2019 | 131 mins |   93 mins
2019 | 113 mins | Georgian            Portuguese and English with
with English subtitles                English subtitles                  Merce Cunningham took
                                      + ON CURZON HOME CINEMA            physical performance into
Because traditional Georgian                                             uncharted waters. Working
dance is regarded as a                A group of white outsiders         with Robert Swinston and
strictly heterosexual art             arrive in a remote part of         Jennifer Goggans, long-term
form, Merab’s style attracts          Brazil. They’re there to hunt      collaborators of the
the rancour of his instructor.        down the locals for sport.         choreographer, director Alla
But the arrival of Irakli to          The director of Aquarius           Kovgan has chosen 14 dance
the dance troupe shifts the           and collaborator Juliano           pieces from the first 30 years
dynamic and pushes Merab              Dornelles have come up with        of Cunningham’s life, filming
into dangerous territory.             a politically loaded riff on       them in 3D (in select cinemas).
Levan Atkin’s drama is a              The Most Dangerous Game            Like Wim Wenders’ Pina,
rapturous paean to dance              scenario. It’s a thrilling blend   Cunningham is both a feast
and the emotions that govern          of genre thrills and shocks,       for the eyes and a reminder of
our lives.                            and smart satire.                  the choreographer’s brilliance.

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THE TRUTH           PG                FIRE WILL COME            TBC       PART II TBC
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda           Directors: Oliver Laxe              Directors: John Krasinski
Starring: Catherine Deneuve,          Starring: Amador Arias,             Starring: Emily Blunt, Millicent
Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke,        Benedicta Sánchez, Inazio           Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian
Clémentine Grenier, Manon             Abrao, Elena Mar Fernández          Murphy, John Krasinski, Djimon
Clavel, Christian Crahay              Spain, France, Luxembourg           Hounsou, Lauren-Ashley
Japan, France 2019 | 107 mins         2019 | 90 mins | Gallegan and       Cristiano, Okieriete
French and English with English       Spanish with English subtitles |    Onaodowan, Wayne Duvall
subtitles | + ON CURZON HOME CINEMA   + ON CURZON HOME CINEMA             US 2020 | TBC mins

The Palme d’Or-winning                The director of Mimosas             Having escaped an alien
director of Shoplifters makes         returns with a meditative           attack, Evelyn and her
his first feature outside of          rumination on pastoral life,        children set out in search
Japan, with this sublime              albeit seen through the eyes        of other humans. Details
drama about a beloved icon            of a pyromaniac, who returns        of the creatures’ arrival
of French cinema and her              home to his family farm in the      are recounted, but as the
brittle relationship with her         Spanish countryside. Laxe’s         family contact other people,
daughter. Catherine Deneuve           style is observational and          they begin to realise that
and Juliette Binoche spark            hedraws impressive                  the aliens might not be the
off each other brilliantly,           performances from his non-          greatest danger to them, in
while Kore-eda gently lets his        professional cast, before           this quietly unsettling sequel
story unfold.                         reaching the film’s fiery climax.   to the 2018 monster hit.

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Director: Marjane Satrapi        Directors: Haifaa Al-Mansour         Directors: Lorcan Finnegan      Director: Niki Caro                Directors: Will Gluck                 Directors: Nora Fingscheidt
Starring: Rosamund Pike, Sam     Starring: Nora Al Awadh, Dae         Starring: Jesse Eisenberg,      Starring: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen,   Starring: James Corden,               Starring: Helena Zengel,
Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy,          Al Hilali, Mila Al Zahrani, Khalid   Imogen Poots, Jonathan Aris,    Jet Li, Li Gong, Jason Scott       Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne,            Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela
Jonathan Aris, Aneurin           Abdulraheem, Shafi Alharthy,         Eanna Hardwicke, Shana Hart,    Lee, Yoson An, Nelson Lee,         Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki,      Maria Schmeide, Lisa
Barnard, Simon Russell Beale,    Tareq Al Khaldi, Khadeeja Mua’th     Senan Jennings                  Jun Yu, Jimmy Wong, Doua           David Oyelowo, Domhnall               Hagmeister, Melanie Straub
Corey Johnson, Indica Watson     Saudi Arabia, Germany 2019 |         US 2019 | 97 mins               Moua, Ron Yuan                     Gleeson, Damon Herriman               Germany 2019 | 118 mins
UK, Hungary 2019 | 110 mins      101 mins | Arabic and English        + ON CURZON HOME CINEMA         US 2020 | TBC mins                 Australia, US, India 2020 |           German with English subtitles
                                 with English subtitles                                                                                  TBC mins
Marie Curie lived for and died                                        Gemma and Tom are looking       The Emperor of China needs                                               Bennie is out of control. The
as a result of her research      Maryam, a trained doctor, is         for a home to buy. That’s       more soldiers, one from            Life in the countryside,              nine-year-old runs amok,
into radium. Based on her        unable to attend to a medical        how they end up in Yonder,      every household, to fight          alongside their human                 hurls abuse and lashes out.
research and aided by her        conference without the               a suburbia in which all         a ruthless enemy and his           neighbours, has been fun              Her mother can’t control
husband Pierre, she turned       consent of a male guardian.          properties appear the same,     evil sorceress. Mulan              for Peter & co. But when he           her any more and doctors
the scientific world on its      With her father absent, she          but have yet to be occupied.    realises that her ageing           overhears plans that a baby           treating her suspect both
head. But in a society           finds an alternative solution        It’s only when they try to      father, once a great warrior,      may be imminent, he realises          a biological imbalance and
dominated by men, it was         – run for public office in order     leave that the couple suspect   will never survive if he goes      his idyllic way of life is unlikely   deep-seated trauma.
Curie’s husband who was          to gain travel papers. Haifaa        things are not what they        into battle. Instead, she          to last. So, he takes his family      Nora Fingscheidt’s drama,
initially championed for their   Al-Mansour’s (Wadjda)                seem. Lorcan Finnegan’s         takes his place. Nikki Caro        and friends to the city. Will         tackling the issue head-on,
discovery. Marjane Satrapi’s     engaging drama once again            satirical thriller smartly      (Whale Rider) directs this         Gluck’s update of Beatrix             is aided in no small part by
film thrillingly recaptures      explores the role of women           skewers the banality of         thrilling live-action version      Potter returns for another            Helena Zengel’s committed
that era.                        in Saudi society.                    domestic life.                  of the Disney animation.           comedy adventure.                     performance.

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THE PAINTED BIRD          18                       KOKO-DI KOKO-DA          18

Director: Václav Marhoul                           Director: Johannes Nyholm
Starring: Petr Kotlár, Nina Shunevych, Udo Kier,   Starring: Peter Belli, Leif Edlund, Ylva Gallon,
Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel                   Katarina Jakobson, Morad Baloo Khatchadorian,
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine 2019 | 170       Brandy Litmanen
mins | Czech, German, Russian and Latin with       Sweden, Denmark 2019 | 85 mins | Swedish
English subtitles                                  and Danish with English subtitles

Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski, Václav       Elin and Tobias, still grieving over the death
Marhoul’s epic and unsettling monochrome           of their young daughter, go on a camping
drama follows a young Jewish boy as he             trip. But their peace is disturbed by
attempts to survive the horrors of war-torn        psychopaths who kill them again and again.
Europe. Certain scenes may disturb some,           Imagine Groundhog Day (or Russian Doll)
but Marhoul’s vision of a world almost             reconfigured as a ghoulishly unsettling horror
completely bereft of humanity is a powerful        and you’re not far off from Johannes Nyholm
and ultimately moving experience.                  singular chiller.

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NO TIME TO DIE       TBC                           THE ASSISTANT         TBC

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga                       Director: Kitty Green
Starring: Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek,   Starring: Julia Garner, Matthew Macfayden,
Ana de Armas, Naomi Harris, Billy Magnusson,       Makenzie Leigh, Kristine, Froseth, Jon Orsini,
Ralph Fiennes, Ben Wishaw, Christoph Waltz         Noah Robbins, Stéphanye Dussud,
UK, US 2020 | TBC mins                             Juliana Canfield
                                                   US 2020 | 139 mins
The last outing by Daniel Craig as 007
looks set to be explosive and thrilling            Jane’s (an excellent Julia Garner) work life
entertainment. Bond has retired, but an            seems organised – she is picked up by car
old friend coaxes him back into action. Cary       in the morning and on arriving at her office
Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, Beasts of           hits the ground running. But there’s a sense
No Nation) directs, Christoph Waltz and Léa        that something isn’t right. Tapping into issues
Seydoux return as Blofeld and Madeleine            that resulted in the #MeToo movement, Kitty
Swann, and Rami Malek is the dastardly             Green’s drama is an unsettling portrait of
new villain on the scene.                          a toxic workplace

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                                                                                                          “A MAGICAL UPDATE OF A
                                                                                                            MUCH-LOVED STORY”
                                                                                                                          OD HOU

                                                                                                       “ENCHANTING...YOU WILL BE
                                                                                                        COMPLETELY SWEPT AWAY”
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                                                                                                       From the producer of PADDINGTON and HARRY
                                                                                                       POTTER comes a visionary adaptation of one of the
                                                                                                     world’s most enduring children’s stories – THE SECRET
                                                                                                        GARDEN. An enchanting and timeless adventure
                                                                                                         celebrating friendship, nature and the limitless
                                                                                                                 power of childhood imagination.

                                                                                                      THE SECRET GARDEN tells the story of Mary Lennox
                                                                                                      (Dixie Egerickx), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl,
                                                                                                     born in India to wealthy British parents. When she is sent
                                                                                                      back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven
                                                                                                          (Colin Firth) at Misselthwaite Manor, under the
                                                                                                            watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock (Julie Walters)
                                                                                                                     Mary dreams of company.

                                                                                                     Mary begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly
                                                                                                     after meeting her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst),
                                                                                                         and through her discovery of a wondrous garden,
                                                                                                             locked away and lost within the grounds
                                                                                                                     of Misselthwaite Manor.
           COLIN            JULIE                                           DIXIE
        FIRTH WALTERS EGERICKX                                                                        While searching for Hector, the stray dog who had led
                                                                                                     Mary to the garden walls, she befriends local boy Dickon
                                                                                                     (Amir Wilson). Together, these three damaged, slightly
                                                                                                       misfit children heal each other as they delve deeper
                                                                                                       into the mysteries of the garden – a magical place
                                                                                                        of adventure that will change their lives forever.

                                                                                                                          UNLOCK YOUR
   IN CINEMAS THIS EASTER                                                         SecretGardenFilm
                            ©2020 Studiocanal S.A.S, All Rights Reserved
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PARASITE           15                          ROCKS       12A                                                      A PROMISING
                                                                                              THE SECRET GARDEN TBC YOUNG WOMAN                     TBC        ANTLERS         TBC
Director: Bong Joon Ho                         Director: Sarah Gavron
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Chang Hyae-jin, Choi   Starring: Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D’angelou   Director: Marc Munden             Director: Emerald Fennell      Director: Scott Cooper
Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Sun-kyun,           Osei Kissiedu, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson,        Starring: Dixie Egerickx, Colin   Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bo   Starring: Keri Russell, Jesse
Cho Yeo-jeong, Jeong Ji-so, Jung Hyeon-jun,    Ruby Stokes, Tawheda Begum                     Firth, Julie Walters, Edan        Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie   Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas,
Lee Jung-eun                                   UK 2019 | 93 mins                              Hayhurst, Isis Davis, Maeve       Britton, Adam Brody, Laverne   Graham Greene, Scott Haze,
South Korea 2019 | 132 mins | Korean and                                                      Dermody, Sonia Goswami,           Cox, Clancy Brown, Jennifer    Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan
English with English subtitles                 Shola ‘Rocks’ Omotoso dreams of being a        Paul Dean-Kelly, Anne Lacey       Coolidge, Molly Shannon        US, Mexico, Canada 2020 |
                                               make-up artist. She is at her happiest                                           UK, US 2020 | 113 mins
                                                                                              UK, France 2020 | TBC mins                                       TBC mins
After its extraordinary success in Cannes      hanging out with her friends. But when
and at the Golden Globes, BIFAs, BAFTA,        her mother disappears from home, Rocks         Frances Hodgson Burnett’s         Cassie is angry. In college,   What’s hiding in the room
the Independent Sprit Awards and Oscars,       is forced to fend for both herself and her     beloved children’s novel          she realised that the deck     that Lucas has to feed
Bong Joon Ho’s brilliant Palme d’Or-winner     younger brother. Sarah Gavron’s drama,         returns to the screen for a       was unfairly, even cruelly,    constantly? And what if it
returns to Curzon in this special black and    developed in close collaboration with her      fourth outing. Mary Lennox        stacked against women.         escapes? Julia, a local
white version. The transfer was done by        writers and cast of newcomers, is a vibrant,   has had a turbulent life.         So she has decided to tear     teacher, and Paul, the town
director Bong and offers the lustrous          often funny and moving portrait of             But when she goes to live         up the rulebook and employ     sheriff, find themselves
contrasts of monochrome.                       teenage life.                                  with her uncle, she discovers     the only tactic that makes     drawn towards the mystery,
                                                                                              a place that feels magical.       sense: revenge. Emerald        but they have no idea what
OPENS: FRI 3 APR                               OPENS: FRI 10 APR                              Colin Firth and Julie Walters     Fennell’s timely, blackly      awaits them. Scott Cooper’s
                                                                                              offer strong support, while       comic thriller is smart,       (Crazy Heart, Black Mass)
                                                                                              newcomer Dixie Egerickx           unsettling and features a      first horror, produced by
                                                                                              impresses as the                  stunning performance by        Guillermo del Toro, is an
                                                                                              single-minded Mary.               Carey Mulligan.                impressively moody thriller.

                                                                                              OPENS: FRI 10 APR                 OPENS: FRI 17 APR              OPENS: FRI 17 APR

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EMA     TBC                                      FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC.             TBC

Director: Pablo Larraín                          Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García       Starring: Yuichi Ishii, Mahiro Tanimoto, Miki
Bernal, Santiago Cabrera, Giannina Fruttero,     Fujimaki, Umetani Hideyasu, Shun Ishiga
Catalina Saavedra                                US 2019 | 89 mins | Japanese with English
Chile 2019 | 102 mins | Spanish with English     subtitles
                                                 Werner Herzog’s (Encounters at The End
Mariana Di Girolamo is magnificent as the        of the World, Grizzly Man) film was inspired
title character in the latest film from the      by an article in New Yorker magazine, about
bold director of Tony Manero, No, Neruda         a Japanese entrepreneur who runs a
and Jackie. Ema lives her life on the edge       rent-a-relative business. These non-sexual
– a dancer by profession but an outlaw in        relationships are meant to fill a vacuum in
her life. Pablo Larráin’s film has a similarly   people’s lives. But rather then make a
dangerous feel to it – a seductive cocktail of   documentary, Herzog has created something
strangeness, violence and eroticism.             more beguiling – a playful docudrama.

OPENS: FRI 17 APR                                OPENS: FRI 24 APR


ANTEBELLUM          TBC                        LES MISÉRABLES          15

Directors: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz       Director: Scott Cooper
Starring: Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena      Starring: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti,
Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons,          Djebril Zonga, Steve Tientcheu, Issa Perica,
Gabourey Sidibe, Marque Richardson, Tongayi    Al-Hassan Ly, Almamy Kanoute, Raymond Lopez
Chirisa, Robert Aramayo                        France 2019 | 104 mins | French and Bambara
US 2020 | TBC mins                             with English subtitles

Celebrated writer Veronica Henley’s (Janelle   A rookie cop’s first day in one of the rougher
Monáe) life is turned upside down when a       districts of Paris gives him more than he
strange force catapults her from her con-      bargained for, in Ladj Ly’s muscular and
tented present to America’s slave-era past.    all-too-believable thriller. It’s a portrait of
Engaging with their country’s dark history,    the racism that divides contemporary French
Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz’s             society. Winner of the Grand Jury prize at
supernatural thriller continues the style of   Cannes last year, it’s an edgy drama that
horror defined by Jordan Peele.                never loosens its grip.

OPENS: FRI 24 APR                              OPENS: FRI 24 APR

                                                                                                 LES MISÉRABLES
                                                                                                        A FILM BY LADJ LY

                                                                                                    IN CINEMAS APRIL 24
40                                                                                                         © SRAB FILMS, LYLY FILMS & RECTANGLE PRODUCTIONS
                                                                                                 The Director                                         Country Life
                                                                                                 Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson’s dramatic      Hákonarson remains in the countryside
                                                                                                 debut Summerland was a satire on the                 for The County, but this time the main
                                                                                                 contemporary middle-class bourgeoisie,               protagonist is Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir’s dairy
                                                                                                 gently skewering alternative lifestyles. But Rams,   farmer, who discovers corporate malfeasance
MOFFIE     TBC                                                                                   which premiered as part of Un Certain Regard
                                                                                                 at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to
                                                                                                                                                      following the death of her husband. Just
                                                                                                                                                      as Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir’s Halla became
                                                                                                 win that category’s top award, achieved huge         a force for environmental good practice in
Director: Oliver Hermanus        It’s 1981 and to serve out his compulsory military service,
                                                                                                 success with international audiences. It turned      Benedikt Erlingsson’s popular eco-satire
Starring: Kai Luke Brummer,      young South African Nicholas Van der Swart is posted to
                                                                                                 its attention to the country’s farming culture       Woman at War, so Egilsdóttir’s Inga decides
Ryan de Villiers, Matthew Vey,   the Angolan border. Although conflict seems almost certain,
                                                                                                 and in particular the animosity between two          to root out corruption. But how Hákonarson
Stefan Vermaak, Hilton Pelse,    the biggest threat Nicholas faces is from his fellow recruits
                                                                                                 elderly siblings – old neighbouring sheep            sets up this battle doesn’t just create as a
Wynand Ferreira, Hendrik         and their bullying. Oliver Hermanus’ excellent drama is a
                                                                                                 breeders whose memory of what drove them             conflict between small and big business, but
Nieuwoudt, Rikus Terblanche      powerful portrait of the toxic masculinity faced by a young
                                                                                                 apart has long since been forgotten. But             one that pits tradition versus modernity. And
South Africa, UK 2019 | 104      gay man who is taunted for being different.
                                                                                                 when a lethal disease descends upon their            that Hákonarson ends up with one of the
mins | Afrikaans with English
                                                                                                 community, threatening the entire livestock in       year’s great crowd pleasers is testament to
subtitles                        OPENS: FRI 24 APR
                                                                                                 the valley, the brothers find a cause greater        a filmmaker who has made Inga’s battle an
                                                                                                 than their decades-long feud. The film works         issue that all of us can relate to.
                                                                                                 because of its balance of humour and genuine
                                                                                                 concern for its characters and way of life.          OPENS: FRI 22 MAY
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         CURZON Q&As                                          DOCDAYS
         AND THEN WE DANCED          15
         Date: Sun 8 Mar | 15:00          Where: Bloomsbury
         See page 22 for synopsis

                                                              THE STREET 15
                                                              + DIRECTOR ZED NELSON IN CONVERSATION
                                                              Date: Friday 6 Mar | 18:30        Where: Soho          UK 2019 | 94 mins
         FIRE WILL COME      TBC                              This timely survey of five years in the life of one city street (Hoxton Street in Hackney) examines
         + DIRECTOR OLIVER LAXE IN CONVERSATION               how gentrification, the Brexit debate and other recent events have changed the face of our cities.

         Date: Sat 21 Mar | 15:00         Where: Bloomsbury
         See page 24 for synopsis
                                                              JIHAD JANE 15

                                                              + PANEL DISCUSSION
         CUNNINGHAM      U                                    Date: Wed 11 Mar | 18:30       Where: Soho
         + DIRECTOR ALLA KOVGANIN CONVERSATION                US 2019 | 94 mins
         Date: Thur 20 Mar | 18:20         Where: Mayfair
                                                              This intriguing documentary presents a fascinating
         See page 22 for synopsis
                                                              portrait of self-styled white American jihadi Colleen
                                                              LaRose and Ireland-based Jamie Paulin Ramirez,
                                                              whom the media labelled ‘Jihad Jamie’.

                                                              BILL DRUMMOND: BEST BEFORE DEATH 12A                    RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES
                                                              + PERFORMANCE PIECE BY DRUMMOND AND TAM                 PROJECT TBC
                                                              DEAN BURN                                               + DIRECTOR MATT WOLF IN CONVERSATION
                                                              Date: Fri 17 Apr | 18:30     Where: Soho                Date: Sun 19 Apr | 15:00      Where: Soho
                                                              UK 2019 | 93 mins                                       US 2019 | 87 mins
                                                              This screening of Paul Duane’s documentary              A fascinating and immersive documentary
         THE PAINTED BIRD      18                             about Bill Drummond’s working in various                about a woman who recorded 30 years of
         + DIRECTOR VÁCLAV MARHOUL IN CONVERSATION            creative roles around the world will be                 television, building a library that captured
         Date: TBC | TBC     Where: TBC                       bookended by a two-part play featuring                  modern life. From the director of Wild
         See page 30 for synopsis                             Drummond and Tam Dean Burn.                             Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell.

                         GO TO CURZON.COM                                   FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK GO TO CURZON.COM

EV ENTS                                                                                                                                                                                   EVENTS

METROPOLITAN OPERA                                   Fidelio                                        BOLSHOI BALLET                                  SPECIAL EVENTS
Where: Bloomsbury Canterbury Colchester                                                             Where: Canterbury Knutsford Oxford              SÁTÁNTANGÓ
Knutsford Mayfair Oxford Richmond Ripon                                                             Ripon Sheffield Victoria Wimbledon              Date: Sat 11 Apr | 11:00 | 419 mins
Sheffield Victoria Wimbledon                                                                                                                        Where: Soho
                                                                                                    ROMEO AND JULIET                                Date: Mon 13 Apr | 11:00 | 419 mins
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER                                                                             Date: Sun 29 Mar | 15:00 | 185 mins
                                                                                                                                                    Where: Bloomsbury
Date: Sat 14 Mar | 16:55 | 164 mins                                                                 Prokofiev’s grand cinematic score drives this
                                                                                                                                                    Director: Béla Tarr | Hungary 1994
Bryn Terfel makes his Met debut with this                                                           adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of star
stunning Wagner opera.                                                                              cross’d lovers.                                 Spend a day (yes, a day – look at the running
                                                                                                                                                    time!) in the company of master filmmaker
TOSCA                                                                                               JEWELS                                          Béla Tarr’s magnum opus.
Date: Sat 11 Apr | 17:55 | 198 mins                                                                 Date: Sun 19 Apr | 16:00 | 165 mins
David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s                                                           This is a perfect combination of Fauré,
operatic thriller stars Anna Netrebko.                                                              Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky’s and George
                                                                                                    Balanchine’s choreography.
                                                                                                                                                    + DISCUSSION WITH ROSAMUND PIKE AND
                                                                                                                                                    DIRECTOR MARJANE SATRAPI, LIVE BY
                                                                                                                                                    SATELLITE FROM THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
                                                                                                                                                    Date: Sun 8 Mar | 13:30 | 140 mins
                                                                                                                                                    Where: Canterbury Colchester Knutsford
                                                                                                                                                    Oxford Ripon Sheffield Victoria Wimbledon
                                                                                                                                                    See page 28 for synopsis.
                                                    ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
                                                    Where: Aldgate Bloomsbury Canterbury                                                            NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS:
                                                    Colchester Knutsford Mayfair Oxford                                                             LIVE FROM THE ROUNDHOUSE
                                                    Richmond Ripon Sheffield Victoria                                                               Date: Tue 10 Mar | 18:20 | 125 mins
                                                    Wimbledon                                                                                       Where: Canterbury Colchester Knutsford
                                                                                                                                                    Mayfair Oxford Richmond Sheffield
                                                    FIDELIO                                                                                         Nick Mason’s popular tour reaches our
                                                    Date: Tue 17 March | 19:15 | 150 mins
                                                                                                                                                    screens with this concert film.
                                                    Antonio Pappano conducts Jonas
                                        King John
                                                    Kaufmann Toby Kratzer production of             EXHIBITION ON SCREEN
                                                    Beethoven’s only opera.                                                                         DAVID ATTENBOROUGH:
                                                                                                    EASTER IN ART                                   A LIFE ON OUR PLANET
                                                    SWAN LAKE                                       Date: Tue 7 Apr | 18:30 | 85 mins               Date: Thu 16 April | 19:10 | 140 mins
KING JOHN                                           Date: Wed 1 Apr | 19:15 | 150 mins              Where: Canterbury Colchester Knutsford          Where: Aldgate Bloomsbury Canterbury
Date: Wed 29 Apr | 14:00 | 212 mins                 Relish the beauty of the dance and music in     Oxford Richmond Ripon Sheffield                 Colchester Knutsford Mayfair Oxford
Where: Richmond                                     this staging of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet.   Victoria Wimbledon                              Ripon Sheffield Victoria Wimbledon
Date: Wed 29 Apr | 17:30 | 212 mins                                                                 Date: Tue 7 Apr | 11:00 | 85 mins               The celebrated broadcaster will be in
Where: Knutsford Oxford Victoria                    CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI                  Where: Mayfair                                  conversation, live by satellite from the
Wimbledon                                           Date: Tue 21 Apr | 19:00 | 180 mins             This film explores the different ways artists   Royal Albert Hall, following a screening of
A chance to see this rarely performed               This double serving of classic opera explores   have depicted the Easter story through          his new film, which focuses on the future
account of the ruthless monarch.                    life in a southern Italian village.             the ages.                                       of our species and the planet we live on.

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                                                                                            13 FEB – 11 M AY 2020


                                                HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
                                                Date: 12-20 March           Where: Soho

                                                FAR FROM THE TREE             12A
                                                Date: Fri 13 Mar | 18:30 | 93 mins

                                                LEFTOVER WOMEN              12A
Far From the Tree                               Date: Sat 14 Mar | 16:00 | 85 mins

                                                RADIO SILENCE     12A
                                                Date: Sat 14 Mar | 18:40 | 77 mins

                                                I AM NOT ALONE        12A
                                                Date: Sun 15 Mar | 15:45 | 93 mins

                                                BORN IN EVIN    12A
                                                Date: Sun 15 Mar | 18:30 | 98 mins

                                                All screenings will be followed by a Q&A.
                                                For more information on these screenings,
                                                For information on the full festival
Leftover Women
                                                programme, go to

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                                                                                                                                                                      C A R I B S’ L E A P   MEES
                                                                                                                                                                      C H A R LOT T E        ONCE UPON A TIME
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     TAIWAN FILM FESTIVAL UK                                                                                                                                          END CREDITS            WESTERN DEEP
                                                                                                                                                                      E XO D U S             WEIGHT
                                                                                                                                                                      GIRLS, TRICKY          7 T H N O V.
     Date: 2 - 29 March
     Where: Soho Bloomsbury

     TFFUK returns for another year. For more
     information on the festival, visit or                                                    S O U T H WA R K u
     in the coming weeks.                                                                   F R E E F O R TAT E M E M B E R S
                                                                                            Supported by the Steve Mc Queen Exhibition Supporters
                                                                                            Circle, Tate International Council and Tate Patrons

48                                                                                          Steve Mc Queen Illuminer 2001 Courtesy the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery,
                                                                                            London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York © Steve Mc Queen
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            THE HOUSE THAT
            BOND BUILT
            James Bond is the longest-running blockbuster franchise,
            with a history as compelling as 007’s own adventures
            by Ian Haydn Smith

            One business outside the military industrial complex that
            has profited handsomely from the Cold War is the world
            of publishing. For almost half a century, writers employed
            the covert machinations between East and West as a rich
            bedrock upon which to set their tales of espionage. But for
            Ian Fleming, a straightforward tale of international intrigue
            was never enough. Presaging the rise of the tech giants who
            increasingly control public and private life, and the oligarchs
            whose wealth has been obtained by dubious means, Fleming
            imagined criminal masterminds who transcended the politics
            of the day. And it took two equally ambitious individuals to
            bring the spy world’s equivalent of a modern-day Marvel
            hero to the screen.
                The genesis of the Bond film lies with of Albert Broccoli
            and Harry Saltzman. Born in the New York borough of Queens
            Broccoli, who became known by his childhood nickname ‘Cubby’,
            began his film career performing odd jobs on the set of
            Howard Hughes’ The Outlaw (1941). He would later become
            close friends with the filmmaker and recluse, who was an
            inspiration for the Willard Whyte character in Diamonds Are
            Forever (1971). Moving to London in 1951, Broccoli formed
            Warwick Films with fellow producer Irving Allen, which oversaw
            more than 20 productions over the course of a decade. In the
            early 1960s, he began looking into buying the rights of
            Fleming’s creation. But he was beaten to it by Harry Saltzman.
W I N N E R O F 4 O S C A R S®

                                                                                                                 INCLUDING BEST PICTURE & BEST DIRECTOR
                                                                                                                                    A FILM BY BONG JOON HO
                                              Born in Quebec, Saltzman had already carved out a rich
                                         and varied career in film by the time he happened upon a
                                         copy of ‘Goldfinger’, Fleming’s eighth entry in the Bond series.
                                         Most notably, he formed Woodfall Film Productions with Tony
                                         Richardson and John Osborne, which was responsible for key
                                         British films of the era, such as Look Back in Anger (1959),
                                         Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), A Taste of Honey
                                         (1961) and the Oscar-winning Tom Jones (1963). (Not content
                                         with overseeing the Bond films, Saltzman also produced the
   Harry Saltzman and Albert Broccoli    more urbane Harry Palmer spy series, starring Michael Caine
                                         and beginning with The Ipcress File [1965].)
                                              Broccoli and Saltzman set up Danjaq, S.A. in 1962, with
                                         its subsidiary Eon Productions created solely to produce the
                                         Bond films. Eon’s logo became known to the public with the
                                         release of Dr. No on October 5, 1962. The film was a success
                                         in the UK, but it was with the subsequent two films in the
                                         series, From Russia With Love (1963) and Goldfinger (1964),
                                         that the Bond franchise not only became a global
                                         phenomenon, it presaged the modern blockbuster. With the
                                         exception of two other films featuring Fleming’s hero, which
                                         were produced elsewhere (the chaotic 1967 production of
Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson
                                         Casino Royale featuring multiple Bonds, even more directors
                                         and a narrative that makes little sense, and 1983’s Never Say
NO TIME TO DIE opens 25 Nov              Never Again – a remake-of-sorts of Thunderball that saw
                                         Sean Connery return to the role that made him a star), Eon
                                         continued to oversee the series throughout the 1960s, 70s
                                         and 80s, introducing George Lazenby, Roger Moore and
                                         Timothy Dalton as the rapscallion yet suave secret agent.
                                              Broccoli and Saltzman both died in the mid-1990s. By that
                                         time, control of Eon Productions and the Bond franchise had
                                         passed to Barbara Broccoli, Cubby’s daughter, and Michael
                                         G. Wilson. Both had been involved with the films for some
                                         time, but Goldeneye (1990) marked the cementing of their
                                         partnership as the leading force behind the Bond series. Since
                                         then, they have produced four films with Pierce Brosnan in
                                         the title role and five with Daniel Craig. The role of Bond has
                                         also been modified, as evinced by the artwork produced for                            B L AC K-A N D -W H I T E E D I T I O N
                                         each film. (And the title credits, which are no less imaginative
                                         now, but a world away from Maurice Binder’s mixture of kitsch
                                                                                                            SONG KANG HO   LEE SUN KYUN   CHO YEO JEONG     CHOI WOO SHIK      PA R K S O DA M
                                         and risqué.) And Eon has expanded its range in recent years,
                                         producing Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017) and The
                                         Rhythm Section (2020). But for most people, like the names
                                                                                                                LONDON EXCLUSIVE AT CURZON SOHO FROM 3 APRIL
                                         Broccoli and Saltzman, Eon will forever be linked to Bond.
                                                                                                            A        RELEASE                                             PARASITEMOVIE.CO.UK

Screenwriters Theresa Ikoko and
Claire Wilson discuss the development
of Rocks

Director Sarah Gavron, Fable Pictures and the    the journey as much as you.                             Sarah and associate director Anu              actors were encouraged to be consultants
British Film Institute wanted a female writing       While there were elements we loved in the       Henriques were involved from the outset,          on cultural specifics on their character’s
partnership to compose a story reflecting        early drafts, it wasn’t quite the story we wanted   along with the rest of the creative team. A       home lives. We also invited the girls to bring
teenage girls’ lives in contemporary London.     to tell. It was around this time that Bukky         truly collaborative process was central to this   detail to the school scenes.
That was as much of a premise as we were         Bakray showed the full extent of her talent         film made by many women, for many women.              We’re very proud of the way audiences
given. The nature of the project was designed    and clearly needed to be the centre of our          Rocks was formed of a 75% female crew, who        have connected with Rocks since its
to be collaborative, so before we sat down to    imaginary world. Bukky was a revelation to us.      held the story close all the way. There was a     premiere at Toronto Film Festival. For many
write, we joined Sarah and casting director      We immediately engaged with her presence            strong sense of sisterhood felt throughout        black and brown women to see themselves
Lucy Pardee for several months, observing        and knew we wanted her to play Rocks.               the journey. It was important to all of us to     represented on film in such a way is a first.
girls in schools and drama clubs.                    Theresa had been working separately on          get this right. Sarah allowed a lot of room for   The love and care that went into making
     As the core group of potential actors was   an idea about the journey of a young British        improvisation, which gives the film that extra    Rocks seems to be spreading outward with
fine-tuned, we began to develop a narrative,     Nigerian girl in London. She shared the story       sense of truth. We were on set to make sure       the response. We hope this is the first of
which became the first version of a script.      with us and it sparked an instant connection        the narrative held up, watching back each         many instances for young women to feel
From the start, there was chemistry with our     with everyone. This narrative became the            take and feeding live changes as scenes           seen and grow in confidence of their place
writing. Although our voices are different,      backbone of Rocks. We continued to develop          was were filmed. However, we left room for        in popular narrative.
our core values hold pretty much the same.       the script together, involving the cast in a        nuance in the detail. Bukky and Kosar Ali
Particularity in a story like Rocks, it’s        writers’ room, staying true to the collaborative    (Sumaya) had an instant bond, which bled          ROCKS opens 10 April
important to know your partner cares for         ethos that we had begun.                            into the film and is evident on screen. The
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     ONE IN
     Acclaimed photographer Zed Nelson’s feature
     documentary debut is a powerful and moving
     portrait of a rapidly changing street.

     Shot over a period of five years, The Street is a profile of a city
     in flux. Hoxton Street, in the London borough of Hackney, has
     been at the forefront of significant change over the course
     of the last decade. The street as it once was has now mostly
     gone – the local businesses replaced by new ones aimed at
     a growing market of wealthier people. And the Brexit debate
     has only polarised attitudes further.
          But Zed Nelson’s film isn’t a barometer of opinions over
     Britain’s place in Europe – its stretch is far wider. This street
     represents so many places in Britain – and around the
     world – where development and change is outstripping
     people’s ability to cope with it. Less a polemic than a detailed
     series of observations about the impact of this change, it is
     an important record of what this street once was, how it
     looks now and where it is heading.

     THE STREET is available on Curzon Home Cinema from 23
     March. See page 45 for a special screening and Q&A

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F E ATURE                                                                                           FEATUR E

With her leading role in The Truth, Catherine Deneuve
                                                                    by Philip Kemp
continues to be an essential part of French cinema.

In the 60-plus years since making her screen      outside his native language. The Japanese
debut at age 14, Catherine Deneuve – the          director, best known for such subtle studies
undisputed grande dame of French cinema –         of emotional crises as After Life (1998), Our
has graced films by some of her most notable      Little Sister (2015) and Shoplifters (2018),
compatriots, from François Truffaut, Jacques      brings his understated humour and skill with
Demy and Agnès Varda, to Leos Carax,              family tensions to this drama of unreliable
François Ozon and Nicole Garcia. But              memory. Deneuve is Fabienne Dangeville,
she’s also starred in films by Luis Buñuel,       an eminent veteran actor appearing in what
Roman Polanski, Lars von Trier and Tony           she warns may be her final film. She’s also
Scott for whom, in The Hunger (1983), she         just written her autobiography. Her daughter
unforgettably played a lesbian vampire with       Lumir (Juliette Binoche) comes over from the
carnal designs on Susan Sarandon.                 States with her American actor husband
     Deneuve came to fame in two glorious         (Ethan Hawke) and their small girl, to
French musical excursions, The Umbrellas of       celebrate the book’s imminent publication.
Cherbourg (1964) and Les demoiselles de           But on reading it, Lumir finds it full of
Rochefort (1967); but for a while she seemed      omissions and blatant untruths.
to have settled into a run of ice-queen                ‘Memory can’t be trusted’, we’re told more
femme fatale roles (which sparked one critic’s    than once. The film Fabienne is shooting
ungallant reference to her as ‘Catherine          concerns a stressed mother-daughter
Deadnerve’). More recently, though, she’s         relationship in which the truth is elusive and
evidently enjoyed subverting this chilly image,   Kore-eda uses the overlapping echoings
as witness her entrance in Ozon’s Potiche         and reflections of his story to nod towards
(2010), jogging through a woods in a cerise       elements of Deneuve’s own career. Fabienne
jumpsuit with her hair in curlers.                (Deneuve’s real second name), like Deneuve
     Now, in a further unpredictable move,        herself, just missed the chance to work with
Deneuve takes the lead in The Truth, the          Hitchcock when the ageing Hitch was too ill
first film that Hirokazu Kore-eda has made        to realise the project. There are frequent
F E ATURE                                                                                                                                                       FEATUR E

                 references to a beautiful actor, a rival to                                                             Less is More
                 Fabienne in her youth, who died an untimely                                                             Of the 13 features that he produced throughout
                 death – as did Deneuve’s sister, Françoise                                                              his career (of which, a record seven appear
                 Dorléac, tragically killed in a motor accident                                                          in Sight and Sound’s 250 greatest films list),
                 at 25.                                                                                                  Bresson’s signature style is one of restraint. He
                      Ambiguity has often characterised                                                                  employs a minimalist perspective, from using
                 Deneuve’s key roles. In Belle de Jour (1967),                                                           non-professional actors, to paring down his
                 she plays a respectable housewife who                                                                   narratives to their core. The result is anything
                 moonlights two or three afternoons a week in                                                            but simplistic and the emotional power of
                 the local brothel. Isolated in a South Kensington                                                       his work is overwhelming. Diary of a Country
                 flat in Repulsion (1965), she’s tormented by                                                            Priest (1951), A Man Escaped (1956), Pickpock-
                 visions of violence that are probably illusory –                                                        et (1959) and The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
                 but just possibly not. Playing a devious double                                                         are films stripped to their essence, detailing
                 role in Mississippi Mermaid (1969), Deneuve’s                                                           every nuance of their characters’ daily lives in
                 character (or perhaps characters, it’s left                                                             an attempt to understand them. He went fur-
                 uncertain) seems bent on the destruction                                                                ther with Au hasard Balthazar (1966), reveal-
                 of Jean-Paul Belmondo’s wealthy tobacco                                                                 ing humanity’s capacity for cruelty through the
                 planter. And as the eponymous Tristana (1970),                                                          wretched lives of a donkey and young woman.
                 she transforms from a wronged innocent into                                                             In Mouchette (1967) a young girl is the target
                 a seasoned manipulator.                                                                                 of society’s indifference and neglect. And in his
                                                                                                                         final film L’Argent, an adaptation of Tolstoy’s

                                                                      MEET THE
                      From 1985 to 1989, Deneuve’s image was
                 used to represent Marianne, the national                                                                novella The Forged Coupon, Bresson created
                 symbol of France, and as she matured into                                                               a work of sublime brilliance, showing the abyss

                 matriarch roles she took on enhanced gravitas.                                                          upon whose precipice we all exist.
                 But even then the characters she played
                                                                                                                         An Early Triumph
                 revealed layers of complexity. As Guillaume
                                                                                                                         It might come as a surprise to some that
                 Depardieu’s mother in the bizarre Pola X
                                                                                                                         Bresson’s second film, Les Dames du Bois
                 (2000), she has a relationship with her son
                                                                                                                         de Boulogne (1945), and his first to attract
                 that verges on the incestuous. In the Agatha-        ROBERT BRESSON                                     universal acclaim, features a cast of
                 Christie-esque 8 Women (2002), not only is
                                                                                                                         professional actors and is very much a
                 she a prime murder suspect, but gets into
                                                                                                                         studio-set production. Co-written with
                 a hair-pulling catfight with fellow French           What to know
                                                                                                                         Jean Cocteau, Bresson’s moodily shot
                 icon Fanny Ardant. And in A Christmas Tale           Robert Bresson’s career spans half a century.
                                                                                                                         drama adopts a noirish tone in its tale of
                 (2008), she’s a materfamilias (one of her            He was born in Bromont-Lamothe, in the
                                                                                                                         an angst-ridden love triangle, between
                 daughters-in-law played by Deneuve’s own             Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of central
                                                                                                                         a spurned lover, her ex and the danc-
                 daughter, Chiara Mastroianni) whose imminent         France. A devout Catholic who became a
                                                                                                                         er-turned-prostitute she sets him up with.
                 death leaves her strangely carefree. With            painter after graduating from college, he
                                                                                                                         It might be starkly different to his later work,
                 these roles, alongside the longevity of her          then turned to photography and made his
                                                                                                                         but it remains a compelling exploration into
                 career, Deneuve is no longer just a star,            film debut, the short Les affaires publiques, in
                                                                                                                         the affairs of the human heart.
                 she is the face of French cinema.                    1934. A prisoner of the Nazis for a year during
                                                                      the Second World War, it was this experience,
                                                                                                                         A MAN ESCAPED is available on Curzon Home Cinema.
                 THE TRUTH opens 20 March | + ON CURZON HOME CINEMA   combined with his faith and painstaking
 Belle de Jour                                                                                                           LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE arrives 16 March
                                                                      artistic process that forged his work.
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