Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Most face them on bended knee - but some of them explode. This is a film about those people.
Comprising six stories of apocalyptic revenge, Wild Tales is a blackly comic series of vignettes on what it means to lose control. By turns shocking, hilarious, violent and preposterous this exhilarating thrill-ride produced by Pedro Almodóvar is one that you're never going to forget.
The short film Magnetism will play before Wild Tales at Curzon Bloomsbury
While a filmmaker is researching a sensational murder trial, he begins to have a personal crisis regarding his relationships with his ex-wife and daughter.
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is the latest film from Studio Ghibli and famed director Isao Takahata, the strikingly beautiful result of decades of contemplation. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl grows into an exquisite young lady raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. From the countryside to the grand capital city, even unseen she enthralls all who encounter her, including five noble suitors. Ultimately she must face her fate, punishment for her crime.
A feisty widowed single mum finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive 15-year-old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable menage, the peculiar, new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.
At age fifty, Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) has it all: a Columbia University linguistics professorship, a devoted husband, and three loving children. Her life is a whirlwind of work and family, and she thrives on it. But, while lecturing at UCLA, something unexpected happens: mid-sentence, she struggles to find a word.
Curzon Cinemas will bring you a preview screening of Jauja, the new film by director Lisandro Alonso (Los Muertos). After the screening, we will welcome back lead actor Viggo Mortensen to Curzon Cinemas for a post-screening discussion.
Viggo Mortensen continues to balance his career between high-profile films and more intimate dramas, of which Jauja is an excellent example. In this metaphysical road movie – with an jaw-dropping final act – that unfolds across the intoxicating landscape of Patagonia, Mortensen plays a desperate man searching for his young daughter, who eloped with her lover in the black of night. It channels Herzog and Jarmusch’s Dead Man whilst offering up breathtaking visuals.
Wednesday 1 April at 6.10pm
Noah Baumbach's follow up to Frances Ha is an exploration of aging, ambition and success stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried) enters their lives.
From Friday 3 April
Tuesday 7 April at 6.30pm
In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
Premiering at Cannes last year, Ryan Gosling’s feature debut was one of the most talked-about films at the festival. Unfolding in the bankrupt US city of Detroit, Gosling paints a visually expressionistic portrait of single mother Christina Hendricks’ attempts to make ends meet and raise her children. But with villains like Bully (a terrifying Matt Smith) and Dave (Ben Mendelsohn) present, it’s not easy. This is tough, uncompromising filmmaking.
We welcome director Ryan Gosling for a post-screening discussion.
In person Q&A - Wednesday 8 April at 6.30pm
Soho - SOLD OUT
Q&A live via satellite - Thursday 9 April at 7.30pm
Set in 1969 in a rural British girls' school, The Falling explores what lies behind a mysterious fainting and twitching outbreak that rapidly spreads amongst the pupils. At the centre of the epidemic are intense and clever Lydia Lamont (Maisie Williams) and admired and rebellious Abbie Mortimer (Florence Pugh), both sixteen years old.
They carve their initials into a majestic English oak tree, which leans over a magical pond, and vow never to lose touch. But Lydia already feels that Abbie is drifting away from her and soon her fears are confirmed.
Curzon Cinemas partners with BBC Storyville to bring you a new documentary strand; building on over 17 years of excellence, Storyville – BBC Four's multi-award-winning flagship international documentary programme – will preview a selection of forthcoming documentaries on the big screen.
(T)error is the story of "Shariff", a 62-year-old former Black revolutionary turned terrorist informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is the first film to explore in real time an active domestic counter-terrorism sting operation, from the perspective of the suspect and the informant assigned to set him up. The film intimately explores "Shariff's" 23-year career as a foot soldier in the war on terror, and interweaves it with a penetrating look at the US's counterterrorism tactics.