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WHAT’S ON / NOV–DEC 2017 THIS ISSUE:

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER OUTBURST QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 25TH FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

THE FLORIDA PROJECT A GLORIOUS AND GORGEOUS LOOK AT CHILDHOOD FROM THE DIRECTOR OF TANGERINE.

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CHAMPIONING WOMEN IN FILM QFT applies the F-Rating to its film programme. The F-Rating is a classification for any film which: 1. is directed by a woman 2. is written by a woman If a film also features significant women on screen in their own right it receives a Triple F-Rating. The rating is designed to support and promote women and redress the imbalance in the film industry. Visit f-rated.org for more information.

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ACCESSIBLE OFT

We at QFT believe everyone should be able to experience great films: every month we offer a range of accessible screenings and activities ensuring everyone can enjoy QFT’s unique programme.

SUPPORTED SCREENINGS

COMMUNITY TICKETS SCHEME QFT operates a Community Tickets Scheme. There are complimentary tickets and buses available to community groups attending the autism and dementia friendly screenings. For more information please go to queensfilmtheatre.com/Engage.

QFT LEARNING QFT co-ordinates a year-round schools and colleges programme which is designed to support the national curriculum at KS1 to AS & A2 level. Teachers can arrange private screenings that are tailored for specific courses of study, or short film showcase screenings upon request. Schools can also book student groups in advance for selected films showing in QFT’s public programme by contacting the QFT Box Office: qftmanager@qub.ac.uk.

November’s supported screenings are: Autism Friendly Screening: Peter Pan Sun 19 Nov, From 11.30am (Film 12.00pm) Dementia Friendly Screening: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Sat 25 Nov, From 10.30am (Film 11.00am) For full details of these screenings please see page 19.

ACCESS SCREENINGS QFT is fully wheelchair accessible with five wheelchair spaces in Screen 1 and four spaces in Screen 2. Free carer tickets for disabled customers are available on request.

For community group ticket requests and private screenings for schools please contact the Learning Co-ordinator, Marion Campbell, by email: m.campbell@qub.ac.uk.

Both screens are fitted with an infrared assisted listening system with headphones. Audio enhancement is available for all screenings and audio description for selected screenings. We also endeavour to host access screenings with on-screen captioning as often as possible. This month’s access screenings are: Call Me By Your Name –Thurs 9 Nov, 6.00pm The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Tues 14 Nov, 6.40pm Battle of the Sexes – Wed 29 Nov, 6.20pm

The next QFT50 planning session will be on Tues 28 Nov, 5.30pm-6.30pm. Meet in the QFT Bar where you will receive complimentary tea, coffee and ticket to QFT. To take part please email qft50@qub.ac.uk.


NEW RELEASES

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER FRI 3 – THURS 16 NOV

DIR: YORGOS LANTHIMOS • 2017 • UK/IRELAND • 2 HRS 1 MIN

A sensational and subversive thriller from Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan. Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljian) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family's domestic bliss.

Yorgos Lanthimos has crafted a film brimming with unsettling humour and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, The Killing of a Sacred Deer firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon of world-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent. “Difficult, provocative, and consistently amusing. Almost perfect.”  – KEVIN MAHER, THE TIMES ACCESS SCREENING The 6.40pm screening on Tues 14 Nov will include audio description and on-screen captioning.


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04/05

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME FRI 27 OCT – THURS 9 NOV

DIR: LUCA GUADAGNINO • 2017 • ITALY/ FRANCE/BRAZIL/USA • 2 HRS 12 MINS

Director Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I Am Love) returns with his second English-language feature, adapted from the novel by André Aciman. Set during a hot Italian summer in 1983, we follow teenager Elio (Timothée Chalamet), on holiday with his translator mother (Amira Casar) and college professor father (Michael Stuhlbarg). When research assistant Oliver (Armie Hammer) comes to visit, he and Elio find themselves drawn to each other, and a profound relationship develops between them. With superb performances from the two lead actors, and two new tracks from Sufjan Stevens, Guadagnino’s latest offering is devastatingly romantic, and a triumph.

ACCESS SCREENING The 6.00pm screening on Thurs 9 Nov will include audio description and on-screen captioning.

I AM NOT A WITCH FRI 3 – MON 6 NOV

DIR: RUNGANO NYONI • 2017 • UK/ FRANCE • 1 HR 33 MINS • SUBTITLED

Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni is set to make her mark on British cinema with her groundbreaking first feature, I Am Not a Witch. When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. At times moving, often funny and occasionally surreal, I Am Not a Witch offers spellbinding storytelling with flashes of anarchic humour.


NEW RELEASES

BATTLE OF THE SEXES FRI 24 NOV – THURS 7 DEC

DIR: VALERIE FARIS & JONATHAN DAYTON • 2017 • UK/USA 2 HRS 1 MIN

The legendary 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) takes centre court in this rousing, playful and funny film from Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine). The electrifying match between King and ex-champ Riggs was billed as 'The Battle of the Sexes' and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. The match sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposite sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.

THELMA MON 20 – THURS 23 NOV

DIR: JOACHIM TRIER • 2017 • NORWAY/ FRANCE/DENMARK/SWEDEN 1 HR 56 MINS • SUBTITLED

From acclaimed filmmaker Joachim Trier (Louder Than Bombs), Thelma is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who discovers that she has inexplicable and terrifying powers. Thelma (Eili Harboe) has just left her religious family to study at a university in Oslo. A sudden bout of violent seizures coincides with her growing affections for fellow student Anja (Kaya Wilkins). As it becomes clearer that the seizures are symptoms of mysterious, often dangerous supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with secrets from her past and the terrifying implications of her newfound capabilities.

ACCESS SCREENING The 6.20pm screening on Wed 29 Nov will include audio description and on-screen captioning.


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LOVING VINCENT FRI 10 – THURS 16 NOV (NOT SCREENING MON 13 & WED 15 NOV)

DIR. DOROTA KOBIELA & HUGH WELCHMAN • 2017 UK/POLAND • 1 HR 35 MINS

The world’s first fully painted animated feature returns to QFT after its sold out Cinemagic screening in October. Loving Vincent stars Douglas Booth and Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan and took five years to make. Consisting of 65,000 oil painted frames produced by 115 professional artists, the film explores the life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

KALEIDOSCOPE FRI 10 – SUN 12 NOV

DIR: RUPERT JONES • 2016 • UK 1 HR 39 MINS

Toby Jones is at his very best in this complex and dark psychological thriller. Middle-aged Carl, recently released from prison, is trying to adjust to life on the outside. His bleak life is challenged by the arrival of his controlling mother (the ever excellent Anne Reid) just as he embarks on his first date in 15 years. Written and directed by Toby’s brother, Rupert Jones, the film is a twisted and tangled delve into one man’s psyche, as influences of past and present collide in his tortured mind.

06/07


NEW RELEASES

FILMS STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL FRI 17 – THURS 23 NOV

DIR: PAUL MCGUIGAN • 2017 • UK 1 HR 45 MINS

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell star in this adaptation of the memoir by British actor Peter Turner, recounting his romance with the legendary (and legendarily eccentric) Hollywood star Gloria Grahame during the last years of her life. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover, quickly grows into a deeper relationship. The film features as fine a performance as you will see this year: Annette Bening's portrayal of Grahame. She is paired brilliantly with Jamie Bell, who breathes pure empathy into his role as Gloria's lover.

THE FLORIDA PROJECT FRI 17 – THURS 23 NOV

DIR: SEAN BAKER • 2017 • USA CERT TBC 1 HR 55 MINS

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. On a stretch of highway just beyond the imagined utopia of Disney World, six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) live week to week at the Magic Castle, a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe). Despite her harsh surroundings and the toil and sacrifice of her mother, Moonee has no trouble making every day a celebration of life, her afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she fearlessly explores the utterly unique world into which she’s been thrown.-

“...glorious, gorgeous...” - THE NEW YORK TIMES


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GOOD TIME FRI 24 – THURS 30 NOV

DIR: JOSH & BENNY SAFDIE • 2017 • USA 1 HR 42 MINS

Robert Pattinson gives a careerdefining performance in the Safdie Brothers’ hypnotic crime thriller. After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York's underworld in an increasingly desperate - and dangerous attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Good Time is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today.

MUGEN NO JÛNIN

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TUES 12 – THURS 14 DEC & FRI 29 DEC – THURS 4 JAN

DIR: TAKASHI MIIKE • 2017 • JAPAN/UK 2 HRS 21 MINS • SUBTITLED

Cult favourite Takashi Miike (13 Assassins) slices and slashes his way through this stunning swordplay adventure. Based on the eponymous manga by Hiroaki Samura, Blade of the Immortal follows Manji (Takuya Kimura), a warrior who cannot be killed. After young Rin (Hana Sugisaki) witnesses the slaughter of her parents, she asks Manji to avenge their deaths. One by one, Manji tracks them down, leading the audience through one stylised showdown after another; all brilliantly choreographed, outlandishly violent and sometimes brutally comic to boot.

08/09


NEW RELEASES

THE DISASTER ARTIST DATES TBC – CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES

DIR: JAMES FRANCO • 2017 • USA • 1 HR 44 MINS

James Franco directs and stars in this uproarious ode to Tommy Wiseau, director of 2003's The Room. Famously considered one of the worst films ever, The Room has nevertheless become a cult favourite since its release, adored by repeat-viewing fans for its terrible acting and nonsensical plot, and Franco charts the tortured story behind the scenes in this often hysterically funny comedy. While wannabe actor Greg (Dave Franco) struggles to get into Hollywood, he bonds with his boisterous classmate Tommy (James Franco). Moving to LA together, they plot individual routes into the industry, but their careers fail to take off. After yet another rejection, they decide to cut out the middle man and make their own movie. But as the cameras start to roll, Greg discovers that, tragicomically, he has vastly underestimated Tommy's quirks and overestimated his talents. What could simply be a cruel send-up isn't - Franco gives a superb performance as Wiseau that utilises all the director's strange tics but is also highly sensitive;

whilst more broadly and affectionately exploring the notion that films widely defined as 'bad' may yet have something unique and 'good' to offer. A starry supporting ensemble - including Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith, Judd Apatow and Bryan Cranston amongst many others - rounds out a dazzling comedy that, with awards buzz already building, may see Hollywood outsider Wiseau travelling to the Oscars after all.

THE ROOM FRI 24 NOV, 10.10PM

DIR: TOMMY WISEAU • 2003 • USA • 1 HR 39 MINS • AGE: 18+

Well we had to… see what all the fuss is about with this rare Belfast screening of Tommy Wiseau's "masterpiece”. So bad it's good, it's drawn a cult following in the US with viewers acting out skits, storming out in disgust, and throwing plastic cutlery during screenings. Come and see the birth of a cult with its poor score, terrible acting and internet meme generating script. theroommovie.com


10/11

NEW RELEASES

HAPPY END FRI 1 – THURS 7 DEC

DIR: MICHAEL HANEKE • 2017 • FRANCE/ AUSTRIA/GERMANY • 1 HR 48 MINS SUBTITLED

Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant star in Michael Haneke's semi-sequel to 2012's Amour. While living out their days in a Calais mansion against the backdrop of the city’s increasingly turbulent refugee crisis, the well-off Laurents find themselves slowly torn apart by the surprise arrival of a young guest. Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon) returns to the social and familial themes of his work in this story of the disintegration of a single bourgeois family. Anchored by powerful performances from Huppert and Trintignant, Happy End is another unrelentingly singular work of social satire from a master filmmaker.

MENASHE FRI 8 – MON 11 DEC

DIR: JOSHUA Z WEINSTEIN • 2017 • USA 1 HR 22 MINS • SUBTITLED

Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film, and one of the only films to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years, Menashe is a warm, life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is a strikingly authentic and deeply moving portrait of family, love, connection, and community.

See our season of Jewish Film at QFT on page 30.


NEW RELEASES

DOCUMENTARY

NO STONE UNTURNED FRI 10 – WED 15 NOV

DIR: ALEX GIBNEY • 2017 • USA/UK 1 HR 51 MINS

CERT TBC

Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (Mea Maxima Culpa) reopens the case of the unresolved Loughinisland massacre. In 1994, six men were gunned down and five wounded in a pub in the small village of Loughinisland while watching Ireland’s landmark victory over Italy in the World Cup. Despite a police investigation and subsequent re-openings of the case, no one has ever been charged for the murders. Alex Gibney reopens the original files and the reports that followed, conducting an exhaustive and fascinating inquiry and uncovering a shocking case of collusion and cover-up.

DOCUMENTARY

The 6.00pm screening on Wed 15 Nov will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A (see website for details).

ROCKY ROS MUC FRI 24 – THURS 30 NOV

DIR: MICHAEL FANNING • 2017 • IRELAND CERT TBC 1 HR 32 MINS • PARTIALLY SUBTITLED

From the quiet Gaeltacht village of Ros Muc, Co Galway, to the criminal underworld of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger and the mean streets of Boston, Rocky Ros Muc examines the reality of emigration and its impact on identity. Seán Mannion, a talented boxer, left Ireland for Boston in the 1970s, eventually fighting for the WBA light middleweight crown in 1984. This is the story of his life inside and outside the ring. It is a story about the complexity of exile, about survival, honour, and community which he shares with thousands of emigrants like him.


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12/13

SONG OF GRANITE FRI 8 – THURS 14 DEC

DIR: PAT COLLINS • 2017 • IRELAND/ CERT CANADA • 1 HR 44 MINS • SUBTITLED TBC

Blending ‘fictional’ re-creation, archive footage and musical performance, Pat Collins’ film about traditional Irish singer Joe Heaney is no conventional biopic. Like Collins’ acclaimed Silence, Song of Granite is both audacious and perfectly accessible as it chronicles Heaney’s life from boyhood in 1940s Connemara to fame and further exile in North America, from the mid1960s to his death. Featuring performances from Lisa O'Neill, Damien Dempsey, Seamus Begley and sean nós singers Micheál O'Confhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, the film is an intense exploration of music and song.

DOCUMENTARY

SCHOOL LIFE FRI 24 – SAT 25 NOV

DIR: NEASA NÍ CHIANÁIN & DAVID RANE • 2016 • IRELAND/ SPAIN • 1 HR 40 MINS

This heartwarming documentary follows a year in the lives of two unconventional and inspirational teachers at Headfort, an enchanting 18th century boarding school in Ireland. For nearly half a century John and Amanda Leyden have become legends teaching Reading, ‘Rithmetic, and Rock ‘n’ Roll to young pupils, aged 3-13. The pace is hectic and the mood infectious as the eccentric couple works their magic in hilarious fashion on fertile young minds. But for pupil and teacher alike, there is poignancy in discovering that leaving is the hardest lesson to learn.

The 4.40pm screening on Sat 25 Nov will be followed by a Q&A with the directors.


SPECIAL NEW RELEASES EVENTS

DOCUMENTARY

UNREST SAT 11 – SUN 12 NOV

DIR: JENNIFER BREA • 2017 • UK/USA 1 HR 38 MINS

Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden and looking for answers. Determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community - a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Unrest is, at its core, a love story. How Jen and her new husband forge their relationship while dealing with her mysterious illness is at once heartbreaking, inspiring and funny.

The 3.30pm screening on Sat 11 Nov will be followed by a panel discussion (see website for details).

DOCUMENTARY

DISPOSSESSION: THE GREAT SOCIAL HOUSING SWINDLE THURS 16 NOV, 6.20PM

DIR: PAUL SNG • 2017 • UK • 1 HR 22 MINS

Following its sold out screening in August, Dispossession returns for a second screening and post-film discussion. Directed by Paul Sng and narrated by Maxine Peake, Dispossession explores the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain. The film focuses on the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in London, Glasgow and Nottingham, and investigates how the state works with the private sector, making properties that are unaffordable to the majority of people in the UK. The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by PLACE


14/15 12/13

SPECIAL EVENTS

USE OF FORCE BY UN PEACEKEEPERS IN HAITI / DOCUMENTARY

IT STAYS WITH YOU THURS 23 NOV, 6.20PM

DIR: CAHAL MCLAUGHLIN & SIOBHÁN WILLS 2017 • UK/IRELAND • 50 MINS + 20 MINS Q&A

The UN stabilisation mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, was mandated to provide security following the forced removal in 2004 of President Aristide. There was no armed conflict, but there was civil unrest. One problem MINUSTAH faced, during its 2004-17 operations, was violence by ‘bandits’ who operated from poor districts in the capital Port-au-Prince. In response, MINUSTAH began a series of heavily militarised raids, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of scores of local people. For the first time, survivors of these raids in the Bois Neuf neighbourhood tell their story.

Followed by a response from Prof Louise Mallinder, and Q&A with the directors. Supported by UU and QUB.

DOCUMENTARY

THE ACTING CLASS TUES 7 NOV, 6.00PM

DIR: DEIRDRE O'NEILL & CERT MIKE WAYNE • 2017 • UK TBC 1 HR 17 MINS

The Acting Class talks to struggling actors about the difficulties they face when they don’t have the resources to get in and get on in the industry. Actors Christopher Eccleston, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Maxine Peake, Samuel West and others contribute to a film that is not about acting; it’s about the lack of working class representation on our stages and our screens and how that impacts on the performing arts. Followed by a Q&A with directors Deirdre O’Neill and Mike Wayne.

Followed by a Q&A with the directors.


AT A GLANCE

NOVEMBER Sat 18

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool The Florida Project London Korean Film Festival: New World

3.45pm/8.25pm 3.55pm/6.00pm/9.10pm

Sun 19

Autism Friendly: Peter Pan

From 11.30am (Film 12.00pm) 1.15pm/8.50pm 3.30pm/8.20pm 3.50pm

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Fri 3

Call Me By Your Name The Killing of a Sacred Deer I Am Not a Witch

3.40pm/8.45pm 6.20pm/9.00pm 6.40pm

Sat 4

Missing Believed Wiped The Killing of a Sacred Deer I Am Not a Witch Call Me By Your Name

10.00am-5.00pm 12.30pm/6.30pm/9.10pm 6.40pm 8.45pm

Sun 5

Call Me By Your Name The Killing of a Sacred Deer I Am Not a Witch

3.00pm/8.15pm 3.20pm/5.50pm/8.30pm 6.10pm

Mon 6

The Killing of a Sacred Deer I Am Not a Witch Call Me By Your Name

6.20pm/9.00pm 6.40pm 8.45pm

Tues 7

Call Me By Your Name The Acting Class + Q&A The Killing of a Sacred Deer

3.40pm/8.45pm 6.00pm 6.20pm/9.00pm

Wed 8

Call Me By Your Name A Cambodian Spring + Q&A The Killing of a Sacred Deer

3.40pm/9.10pm 6.00pm 6.20pm/9.00pm

Thurs 9

Call Me By Your Name Call Me By Your Name (Access) The Killing of a Sacred Deer Future June + Q&A

3.40pm 6.00pm 6.20pm/9.00pm 8.50pm

Fri 10

The Killing of a Sacred Deer No Stone Unturned Loving Vincent Kaleidoscope

4.10pm/9.00pm 6.20pm 6.40pm 8.40pm

Thurs 23 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool It Stays With You + Q&A Thelma The Florida Project

4.25pm/6.40pm 6.20pm 8.20pm 8.55pm

Sat 11

Unrest + discussion No Stone Unturned Loving Vincent Kaleidoscope The Killing of a Sacred Deer

3.30pm 4.20pm/6.20pm 6.40pm 8.40pm 9.00pm

Fri 24

3.20pm 5.30pm/7.50pm 6.40pm 8.40pm

Sun 12

Unrest No Stone Unturned Loving Vincent Kaleidoscope The Killing of a Sacred Deer

3.30pm 3.50pm/5.50pm 6.10pm 8.10pm 8.30pm

School Life Battle of the Sexes Rocky Ros Muc Good Time QFT Late: Cult & Classic: The Room

Sat 25

From 10.30am (Film 11.00am) 1.30pm/6.20pm/9.00pm 2.30pm

Mon 13

No Stone Unturned Outburst: A Fantastic Woman Outburst: Signature Move The Killing of a Sacred Deer

6.00pm 6.20pm 8.30pm 9.00pm

Dementia Friendly: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Battle of the Sexes School Life French Film Festival: The Fire Within School Life + Q&A Rocky Ros Muc Good Time

Tues 14

Loving Vincent Outburst: Chavela The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Access) Outburst: Beach Rats No Stone Unturned

4.30pm 6.20pm

Sun 26

6.40pm 8.30pm 9.10pm

Battle of the Sexes Rocky Ros Muc Good Time

3.40pm/5.50pm/8.30pm 6.10pm 8.10pm

Mon 27

No Stone Unturned + Q&A Outburst: The Wound Outburst: After Louie The Killing of a Sacred Deer

6.00pm 6.20pm 8.30pm 9.00pm

Battle of the Sexes Rocky Ros Muc Good Time

6.20pm/9.00pm 6.40pm 8.40pm

Tues 28

QFT50 Conversation Battle of the Sexes Rocky Ros Muc Good Time

5.30pm 6.20pm/9.00pm 6.40pm 8.40pm

Wed 29

Rocky Ros Muc Battle of the Sexes (Access) EOS: David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts Battle of the Sexes Good Time

4.20pm 6.20pm

Wed 15

Thurs 16 Loving Vincent Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle + Q&A NT Live: Follies The Killing of a Sacred Deer

4.30pm

Fri 17

3.45pm/8.25pm 6.00pm/8.40pm

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool The Florida Project London Korean Film Festival: Die Bad

6.20pm 7.00pm 9.00pm

6.20pm

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool The Florida Project Warren Miller’s Line of Descent Jewish Film at QFT: Hummus the Movie + Q&A London Korean Film Festival: The Merciless

6.20pm

6.00pm 6.20pm

Mon 20

Jewish Film at QFT: Past Life + Q&A Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool The Florida Project Thelma

Tues 21

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Jewish Film at QFT: The Hebrew Hammer Thelma The Florida Project

4.25pm/6.40pm

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Jewish Film at QFT: A Quiet Heart Thelma The Florida Project

4.25pm/6.40pm

Wed 22

Thurs 30 Rocky Ros Muc French Film Festival: Félicité Battle of the Sexes Good Time

6.20pm 6.40pm 8.55pm 9.10pm

6.20pm 8.20pm 8.55pm

6.20pm 8.20pm 8.55pm

10.10pm

4.00pm 4.40pm 7.30pm 9.30pm

6.40pm 8.30pm 8.50pm 4.20pm 6.00pm 6.20pm/9.00pm 8.40pm


Times are subject to change. Please check queensfilmtheatre.com for up-to-date information.

16/17

DECEMBER Sat 16

It’s a Wonderful Life The Polar Express The Muppet Christmas Carol Die Hard

3.40pm/6.20pm/9.00pm 4.30pm 6.40pm 8.40pm

Sun 17

Autism Friendly: Arthur Christmas Old Vic Live: A Christmas Carol The Polar Express It’s a Wonderful Life The Muppet Christmas Carol Die Hard

From 11.30am (Film 12.00pm) 1.20pm 3.30pm 5.20pm/8.00pm 5.40pm 7.40pm

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Fri 1

Battle of the Sexes Happy End Other screenings TBC

3.50pm/9.00pm 6.40pm Check website

Sat 2

Happy End French Film Festival: A Woman's Life Battle of the Sexes Other screenings TBC

1.50pm/6.40pm

Happy End French Film Festival: This Is Our Land Battle of the Sexes Other screenings TBC

1.50pm/6.40pm

Mon 4

Happy End Battle of the Sexes Other screenings TBC

6.40pm 9.00pm

Tues 5 – Wed 6

Battle of the Sexes Happy End Other screenings TBC

3.50pm/9.00pm 6.40pm Check website

Thurs 7

Battle of the Sexes NT Live: Young Marx Happy End Other screenings TBC

3.50pm 7.00pm 8.35pm Check website

Fri 8

A Matter of Life and Death It’s a Wonderful Life Menashe Song of Granite

4.10pm/9.00pm 6.20pm 6.40pm 8.30pm

Sat 9

Dementia Friendly: White Christmas It’s a Wonderful Life BAFTA Shorts 2017 A Matter of Life and Death Menashe Gremlins + Q&A Song of Granite

From 10.30am (Film 11.00am) 1.50pm 4.30pm 6.00pm 6.40pm 8.10pm 8.30pm

Sat 23

Sun 10

A Matter of Life and Death Song of Granite It’s a Wonderful Life Menashe

1.15pm/8.00pm 3.25pm/7.30pm 5.20pm 5.40pm

Sun 24 – CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS Thurs 28

Mon 11

It’s a Wonderful Life Menashe Song of Granite A Matter of Life and Death

6.20pm 6.40pm 8.30pm 9.00pm

Tues 12

A Matter of Life and Death Song of Granite It’s a Wonderful Life Blade of the Immortal French Film Festival: Redoubtable

4.10pm 6.00pm 6.20pm 8.20pm

Wed 13

A Matter of Life and Death Song of Granite It’s a Wonderful Life Blade of the Immortal French Film Festival: The Workshop

4.10pm 6.00pm 6.20pm 8.20pm

Thurs 14 A Matter of Life and Death Song of Granite It’s a Wonderful Life Blade of the Immortal French Film Festival: L’amant double

4.10pm 6.00pm 6.20pm 8.20pm

Fri 15

3.40pm/6.20pm/9.00pm 6.40pm 8.40pm

Sun 3

It’s a Wonderful Life The Muppet Christmas Carol Die Hard

4.10pm 9.00pm Check website

4.10pm 9.00pm Check website

9.00pm

9.00pm

9.00pm

Mon 18 – It’s a Wonderful Life Wed 20 Elf The Muppet Christmas Carol Love Actually

3.40pm/6.20pm/9.00pm 4.30pm 6.40pm 8.40pm

Thurs 21 White Christmas Arthur Christmas The Muppet Christmas Carol Miracle on 34th Street It’s a Wonderful Life Elf National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

1.45pm 2.20pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 6.20pm/9.00pm 6.40pm

Fri 22

Arthur Christmas The Muppet Christmas Carol Miracle on 34th Street It’s a Wonderful Life Elf National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation QFT Late: Cult & Classic: Bad Santa

2.20pm 2.40pm 4.30pm 4.40pm/7.20pm 6.40pm

White Christmas Arthur Christmas The Muppet Christmas Carol Miracle on 34th Street It’s a Wonderful Life Elf National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

1.45pm 2.20pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 6.20pm/9.00pm 6.40pm

8.45pm

8.45pm 10.00pm

8.45pm

Look out for our special Christmas season programme for details of our bumper selection box of festive film favourites.


SECOND SIGHT/SPECIAL EVENTS

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH FRI 8 – THURS 14 DEC

DIR. MICHAEL POWELL & EMERIC PRESSBURGER • 1946 • UK • 1 HR 40 MINS

A glorious love story and grand cosmic adventure wrapped up in a single masterpiece – courtesy of the twin geniuses of British cinema, Powell and Pressburger. ‘This is the universe,’ our narrator declares over a darkly twinkling cosmos. ‘Big isn’t it?’ And with that perfect line, so begins one of the most unforgettable experiences in British film, with David Niven’s Second World War pilot Peter Carter falling to earth only to be found by June (Kim Hunter), a young American radio operator. Audaciously gliding between monochrome and Technicolor, this is a strange and lovely masterpiece, screening here in a painstaking 4K restoration.

BAFTA SHORTS 2017 SAT 9 DEC, 4.30PM

DIR. VARIOUS • 2017 • UK 1 HR 38 MINS

The EE British Academy Film Awards brings to you the best British short films from the last twelve months. These eight perfectly formed films will take you on a rollercoaster ride through the imaginations of the BAFTA winners of the future. Full details of all films can be found at queensfilmtheatre.com. "A bright, broad-minded movie medley"  – PETER BRADSHAW, THE GUARDIAN


SUPPORTED SCREENINGS

18/19

AUTISM FRIENDLY SCREENING

PETER PAN

SUN19NOV,FROM11.30AM(FILM12.00PM)

DIR. CLYDE GERONIMI, WILFRED JACKSON & HAMILTON LUSKE • 1953 • USA • 1 HR 17 MINS

A great chance to see this Disney version of the enduring story by Sir James M. Barrie. Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. We provide a relaxed space where audiences with autism or other sensory sensitivities can come along with families, groups and carers to enjoy a film experience in a sensory friendly environment. Doors open at 11.30am, when juice and biscuits will be provided.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS SAT25NOV,FROM10.30AM(FILM11.00AM)

DIR. STANLEY DONEN • 1954 USA • 1 HR 42 MINS

This much requested musical set in 1850s Oregon stars Howard Keel (Adam) and Jane Powell (Milly) as newlyweds. Milly is shocked to discover that she has to share the house with Adam’s six unkempt brothers. Our Dementia Friendly screenings aim to make cinema more accessible by providing a fun and inclusive experience for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Free tea, coffee, biscuits and interactive themed activities are available 30 mins before the film. QFT is committed to the Age-Friendly Belfast Charter.


SPECIAL EVENTS

MISSING BELIEVED WIPED NORTHERN IRELAND SAT 4 NOV, 10AM-5PM TICKETS £12.50 (£10 CONCESSIONS AND FILM CARD HOLDERS)

Missing Believed Wiped is a campaign run by the British Film Institute and the television heritage organisation Kaleidoscope devoted to tracking down and screening material missing from the television archives. For the first time, Missing Believed Wiped is coming to Northern Ireland when it will be screening finds dating as far back as November 1962. These will include a mix of complete television programmes and compilations of extracts from both Northern Ireland and across the UK. During the day, there will be an opportunity to see a newly-found episode of Z Cars from 1962, featuring Belfast actor James Ellis, the only surviving example of UTV’s children’s series, For the Very Young from 1964, a rare example of BBC NI’s traditional music series Music Room (with Maureen Hegarty) from 1973 and a recently discovered special edition of Spotlight, from 1977, on the UUAC (United Unionist Action Council) strike led by Ian Paisley. There will also be a chance to see a specially-made animated trailer for Monty Python’s Flying Circus, some local television adverts and missing bits from a range of programmes including Romper Room, Top of the Pops and Shut That Door. Not to be missed! Missing Believed Wiped Northern Ireland at QFT has been organised by Kaleidoscope and the Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production at Royal Holloway, University of London and is supported by Northern Ireland Screen, Film Hub NI and the Belfast Film Festival.


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20/21

OUTBURST OUEER ARTS FESTIVAL UNA MUJER FANTÁSTICA

A FANTASTIC WOMAN MON 13 NOV,6.20PM

DIR. SEBASTIÁN LELIO • 2017 • CHILE/GERMANY/SPAIN/USA • 1 HR 44 MINS • SUBTITLED

CERT TBC

Ahead of its 2018 cinema release, we’re delighted to bring you a special advance preview of one of the best queer films of the year. Nightclub singer and waitress Marina and her much older partner Orlando are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront the taboo of their relationship to his family and society – to prove herself to be a complex, strong, forthright, and fantastic woman. Winner of the 2017 Silver Bear and Teddy Awards and just announced as Chile’s official submission for the 90th Academy Awards, A Fantastic Woman features a stunning debut screen performance by trans actress Daniela Vega and is one of the most powerful trans stories we’ve seen on screen to date. Unmissable.

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Outburst brings you the very best in new queer cinema in partnership with QFT. Visit outburstarts.com for details of the full festival programme which takes place from 9-18 November.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SIGNATURE MOVE MON 13 NOV, 8.30PM

DIR. JENNIFER REEDER • 2017 • USA • 1 HR 20 MINS

CERT TBC

Signature Move is an indie romantic comedy meets coming-of-age film about a Pakistani-Muslimlesbian named Zaynab, who lives in Chicago taking care of her conservative-but-sweet TV-obsessed mother. A mother she keeps secrets from. With some genuinely laugh-out-loud moments, great Mexican wrestling scenes and wonderful performances all round (especially Fawzia Mirza as the sexy and quirky Zaynab), this is a comedy that celebrates the many faces of modern queer American life at a time when stories of real diversity are needed more than ever. DOCUMENTARY

CHAVELA

BEACH RATS

DIR. CATHERINE GUND & DARESHA KYI • 2017 CERT USA/MEXICO/SPAIN • 1 HR 33 MINS • SUBTITLED TBC

DIR. ELIZA HITTMAN • 2017 • USA • 1 HR 38 MINS

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TUES 14 NOV, 6.20PM

Queer heroes don’t come more captivating than Chavela Vargas - rumoured lover of Frida Kahlo and Ava Gardner; bold, rebellious, sexual pioneer; raw, passionate performer. Chavela is a fascinating look at the unconventional life of the beloved singer, whose fiery renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame. At 81, in the final years of her life, Chavela comes out as a lesbian and rises into her momentous third act.

TUES 14 NOV, 8.30PM

Frankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, is having a miserable summer. He escapes the bleakness of his home life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online, despite having a girlfriend. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences. Beach Rats is a beautifully shot and fresh take on coming-of-age as a sexually confused man in a working class family, and one of the most compelling queer films of 2017.


22/23

INXEBA

THE WOUND

AFTER LOUIE

WED 15 NOV, 8.30PM

DIR. JOHN TRENGOVE • 2017 • SOUTH AFRICA/GERMANY/ NETHERLANDS/FRANCE • 1 HR 28 MINS • SUBTITLED

CERT TBC

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best kept secret, Xolani’s entire existence begins to unravel. Groundbreaking in subject matter and unflinching in its examination of traditional manhood, The Wound is a hard-edged and beautifully wrought film that turned heads at festivals across the world this year, winning the First Feature Competition at the recent BFI London Film Festival.

DIR. VINCENT GAGLIOSTRO • 2017 • USA • 1 HR 40 MINS

CERT TBC

Alan Cumming gives a career best performance as artist and former AIDS activist Sam. Frustrated and struggling with survivor guilt, everything changes when he forms an intergenerational connection with a young, sexy, carefree rent boy, Braeden (Zachary Booth). Smart and refreshing in its awareness of more complex LGBTQ experience, After Louie boasts excellent performances from Cumming and Booth (Keep the Lights On) and intelligently explores the contradictions and generational differences that we navigate in the 21st century.

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WED 15 NOV, 6.20PM


SPECIAL EVENTS

DOCUMENTARY

A CAMBODIAN SPRING WED 8 NOV, 6.00PM

DIR. CHRISTOPHER KELLY • 2016 UK/CAMBODIA • 2 HRS • SUBTITLED

CERT TBC

A Cambodian Spring is an intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Shot over six years, the film charts the growing wave of land rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed. This film is about the complexities – both political and personal – of fighting for what you believe in. Followed by a Q&A with director Christopher Kelly. This screening is supported by the Centre for Documentary Research at QUB.

FUTURO JUNHO / DOCUMENTARY

FUTURE JUNE THURS 9 NOV, 8.50PM

DIR. MARIA AUGUSTA RAMOS 2015 BRAZIL • 1 HR 40 MINS SUBTITLED

CERT TBC

Maria Augusta Ramos portrays the Brazilian social and political reality with a clinical and direct camera in Future June, filmed in the weeks before the 2014 FIFA World Cup. A multi-focused insight into the lives of four men in São Paulo, the seventh largest city in the world, the documentary reveals their dreams, disappointments and the challenges they face. Among images of countless buildings and intimate moments at home or at work, the film is built on a plurality of urban experiences and the paradoxes and contradictions of Brazilian society. Followed by a Q&A with director Maria Augusta Ramos.

This screening is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Centre for Documentary Research at QUB and the Modern Languages Core Disciplinary Research Group at QUB.


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24/25

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL LE FEU FOLLET

THE FIRE WITHIN SAT 25 NOV, 4.00PM

DIR. LOUIS MALLE • 1963 • FRANCE • 1 HR 50 MINS SUBTITLED • AGE: 12+

An incendiary account of one man’s attempt to quell the demons within him, Louis Malle’s stylish The Fire Within is also one of his most intense. It features Maurice Ronet and Jeanne Moreau, the stars of Lift to the Scaffold. Ronet is Alain, a recovering alcoholic who finds little value in his existence but decides to visit friends in Paris to rejuvenate his lust for life. Malle’s film is a powerful portrait of self-destruction. 35mm screening.

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We are delighted to welcome the French Film Festival back to QFT for its Silver Jubilee edition – featuring the crème de la crème of contemporary and classic French-speaking cinema.


SPECIAL EVENTS

FÉLICITÉ

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THURS 30 NOV, 6.00PM

UNE VIE

A WOMAN’S LIFE SAT 2 DEC, 4.10PM

DIR. ALAIN GOMIS • 2017 • FRANCE/BELGIUM/SENEGAL/ GERMANY/LEBANON • 2 HRS 9 MINS • SUBTITLED

DIR. STÉPHANE BRIZÉ • 2016 • FRANCE/BELGIUM CERT TBC 1 HR 59 MINS • SUBTITLED • AGE: 15+

Félicité is the singer at a popular but dingy bar in Kinshasa. Audiences flock to see her, enraptured by her soulful and sombre performances. When her son is involved in a terrible accident, Félicité must race to raise the money needed to pay for an urgent operation. Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu as Félicité brilliantly articulates the issues raised by Alain Gomis’ film, of the harassment women experience in their everyday lives. Félicité is a quietly resonant slice of new African cinema.

Stephane Brizé’s (The Measure of a Man) beautifully composed depiction of Guy de Maupassant’s first novel constructs a dazzling mosaic of the trials and tribulations spanning 27 years in the life of Jeanne (Judith Chemla), beginning in Normandy in 1819. A revelation in the title role, Chemla effortlessly encapsulates an expansive range of emotions and character developments while exceptional camera work, production design and costumes recreate every detail of Jeanne’s world.


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CHEZ NOUS

TUES 12 DEC, 9.00PM

SUN 3 DEC, 4.10PM

CERT TBC

This timely drama follows Pauline (Émilie Dequenne), a young nurse and mother, who is recruited by a right-wing politician resembling Marine Le Pen (Catherine Jacob) to be the approachable face of the National Front. As she becomes more embroiled in political theatre, Pauline begins to realise that the message she’s endorsing conflicts with her own beliefs. Also starring André Dussollier, This Is Our Land offers a compelling look at the tensions leading up to the recent French election. L'ATELIER

DIR. MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS • 2017 • FRANCE/MYANMAR 1 HR 47 MINS • SUBTITLED • AGE: 15+

CERT TBC

Academy Award® winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) takes on the French New Wave and runs with it in style. Redoubtable charts the brief relationship of the iconic Jean-Luc Godard (Louis Garrel) and Anne Wiazemsky (Stacy Martin), following the filming of La Chinoise, their marriage, and the May 1968 riots in Paris. As he did with The Artist, Hazanavicius delivers another tribute to classic cinema, both wildly funny and deeply moving.

L’AMANT DOUBLE

THE WORKSHOP

THURS 14 DEC, 9.00PM

WED 13 DEC, 9.00PM

DIR. LAURENT CANTET • 2017 • FRANCE • 1 HR 53 MINS SUBTITLED • AGE: 15+

26/27

REDOUBTABLE

THIS IS OUR LAND DIR. LUCAS BELVAUX • 2017 • FRANCE/BELGIUM 1 HR 57 MINS • SUBTITLED • AGE: 18+

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CERT TBC

Laurent Cantel (Cannes Palme d’Or winner for The Class) here returns to top form by mixing social relevance and tension as his characters, all high school students off for the summer, attend a workshop for fiction writing headed by well-known French novelist Olivia (Marina Foïs). The main character, Antoine (Matthieu Lucci), is a whitenationalist-minded teenager. Olivia soon finds herself fascinated by the angry-eyed Antoine, because, for all of his troubling views, he happens to be an astute literary critic.

DIR. FRANÇOIS OZON • 2017 • FRANCE/BELGIUM • 1 HR 47 MINS SUBTITLED • AGE: 18+

CERT TBC

François Ozon returns with L’amant double, a sleek but gleefully irreverent erotic thriller that sees the prolific French auteur ramping up the sexual tension while keeping his tongue firmly in his cheek. Marine Vacth plays Chloé, a young woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst Paul (Dardennes’ favourite Jérémie Renier). When they decide to move in together, everything seems perfect until a series of discoveries lead her to suspect that he may be living a double life.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

WARREN MILLER’S LINE OF DESCENT SUN 19 NOV, 3.50PM

2 HRS APPROX. INCL. PRIZE DRAW INTERMISSION

Warren Miller's 68th snowsports film follows athletes Tommy Moe, Kalen Thorien, Collin Collins, Lexi duPont, Marcus Caston, Seth Wescott and more as they travel the globe, by land, air and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. From British Columbia to France, Montana to Colorado, California, Norway and New Zealand, new generations of skiers and riders are pushing their sport to new extremes. This special Winterhighland screening will include fantastic intermission prizes, so bring along your snow riding mates and join us to celebrate winter. Explore warrenmiller.co.uk for more.

TICKETS £10 (£8 concessions and Film Card holders)

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN

DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS WED 29 NOV, 6.40PM

DIR. PHIL GRABSKY • 2017 • UK 1 HR 20 MINS

Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

TICKETS £10 (£8 concessions and Film Card holders)


28/29

SPECIAL EVENTS

LONDON KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL QFT presents a selection of films from the London Korean Film Festival as part of its 2017 UK tour, this year with a special focus on Korean Noir.

DIE BAD

FRI 17 NOV, 6.20PM

SINSEGYE

NEW WORLD

SAT 18 NOV, 6.20PM

BULHANDANG

THE MERCILESS SUN 19 NOV, 6.20PM

DIR. RYOO SEUNG-WAN • 2000 SOUTH KOREA • 1 HR 36 MINS SUBTITLED • AGE: 18+

DIR. PARK HOON-JUNG • 2013 SOUTH KOREA • 2 HRS 15 MINS SUBTITLED • AGE: 18+

DIR. BYUN SUNG-HYUN • 2017 SOUTH KOREA • 2 HRS • SUBTITLED AGE: 18+

Action-maestro Ryoo Seungwan launched onto the Korean cinema scene in 2000 with this sensational debut that was made on a budget of just 65 million won (£45,000) over a period of three years as four short films that were then woven together. The film follows how the lives of two young men - Suk-whan (played by Ryoo) and Sung-bin (Park Sungbin) - change when Sung-bin accidentally kills another student in a brawl. 35mm screening.

The second directorial feature from Park Hoon-jung, the screenwriter behind The Unjust and I Saw the Devil, New World is a noirish gangster epic in which undercover cops and shady policemen plot from the shadows to gain control of Korea’s biggest crime syndicate, Goldmoon, when its CEO is killed in a suspicious car accident. In this world of habitual double crossing and confused identities, no one can be trusted and the only certainty is betrayal.

Opening with a conversation about food followed by sudden, murderous violence, and fracturing its chronology into separate timelines, this latest feature from Byun Sunghyun owes a certain debt to Quentin Tarantino, but is also a moody neo-noir, all existential musings, rain-swept treachery and savagery just out of shot. Whether inside prison or out, ruthless gangster Jae-ho (Sul Kyung-gu) and his new young protégé Hyun-su (Yim Si-wan) struggle to trust each other in a world of endless double-dealing and betrayal.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

JEWISH FILM AT OFT In association with UK Jewish Film and Jews Schmooze, QFT is delighted to present a Jewish film season that includes touring films from the 21st UK International Jewish Film Festival. Kindly supported by the Embassy of Israel, London and the Institute for Conflict Research. DOCUMENTARY

HUMMUS! THE MOVIE

PAST LIFE

DIR. OREN ROSENFELD • 2015 • USA/ISRAEL • 1 HR 12 MINS PARTIALLY SUBTITLED • RECOMMENDED PG

DIR. AVI NESHER • 2016 • ISRAEL/POLAND • 1 HR 49 MINS SUBTITLED • AGE: 15+

SUN 19 NOV, 6.00PM

It unites. It divides. It’s delicious. This documentary explores secret recipes, a Guinness World Record and the power of Hummus to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together… in the Middle East, America and around the world. Beyond the mystique and competition, beyond arguments over who makes the best Hummus and even beyond religious and political divides, Hummus! The Movie showcases the personal stories of the colourful men and women who simply live their lives and love their Hummus. Followed by a Q&A with director Oren Rosenfeld.

MON 20 NOV, 6.20PM

Two Israeli sisters reveal a dark secret about their father’s past in wartime Poland in fêted Israeli director Avi Nesher’s latest film. Beautifully shot with fine performances from Nelly Tagar and rising Israeli star Joy Rieger, the film explores the lingering feeling of guilt endured by survivors, complicated family dynamics and Israel’s fastshifting cultural landscape in the tumultuous 1970s. Followed by a discussion on the role that music can play in dealing with the past and building for the future, with Dr Katy Radford, Institute for Conflict Research (panel chair), Professor Pedro Rebelo, Sonic Arts Research Centre and George Mitchell Institute, Queen’s University, Darren Ferguson, CEO Beyond Skin, and Walter Sutcliffe, Artistic Director, Northern Ireland Opera.


30/31

THE HEBREW HAMMER

A QUIET HEART

DIR. JONATHAN KESSELMAN • 2003 • USA 1 HR 21 MINS • PARTIALLY SUBTITLED

DIR. EITAN ANNER • 2016 • ISRAEL • 1 HR 32 MINS • SUBTITLED AGE: 15+

When Santa Claus’ evil son tries to eradicate Hanukkah, it’s up to the Hebrew Hammer and a ragtag team with members of the Jewish Justice League and the Kwanzaa Liberation Front to save the holiday for future generations. A wonderful send-up of Blaxploitation and ‘70s martial arts films starring Adam Goldberg, and featuring special appearances by genre legends Melvin and Mario Van Peebles.

Naomi, a bright young pianist from Tel Aviv, takes a break from her stressful career and moves to a quiet, Haredi neighbourhood in Jerusalem. But her quest for peace soon turns into a nightmare when her new neighbours do all they can to make her feel unwelcome. Full of suspense, A Quiet Heart is a chilling study of the growing tension between secular and religious groups in Israel today. Winner Haifa International Film Festival 2016.

WED 22 NOV, 6.20PM

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TUES 21 NOV, 6.20PM


LIVE EVENTS FOLLIES

THURS 16 NOV, 7.00PM

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

YOUNG MARX

THURS 7 DEC, 7.00PM

RSC LIVE

TWELFTH NIGHT

WED 14 FEB 2018, 7.00PM

3 HRS 30 MINS (INCL. INTERVAL)

3 HRS 40 MINS (INCL. INTERVAL)

3 HRS 30 MINS (INCL. INTERVAL)

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time". Starring Kara Tointon and Adrian Edmonson.

TICKETS Live broadcasts: £15 (£12.50 concessions and Film Card holders) Recorded and encore screenings: £12.50 (£10 concessions and Film Card holders)

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