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BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

WHO CAN YOU TRUST? @BFI 29 THU 2 NOV MON 6 NOV 20:30 NFT2 17:50 NFT1 MON 16 OCT TUE 24 OCT 18:00 NFT3 20:45 NFT1 SAT 4 NOV FRI 10 NOV 18:30 NFT2 20:45 NFT2 AFRICAN ODYSSEYS PRESENT: GET OUT + DISCUSSION USA 2017. Dir Jordan Peele. With Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams, Bradley Whitford. 104min. Digital. 15 Riffing on Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and The Stepford Wives, this horror-thriller follows a young man who visits his girlfriend’s parents in middle-class US suburbia. A phenomenal success, taking $30m in its first weekend, the film garnered an unheard of ‘A rating’ from audiences. Combining incisive social commentary with nerveshredding suspense, it explores the prejudice that lies at the heart of ‘liberal’ America. DS See bfi.org.uk for updates on special guests Tickets £6.50 ILLUSTRIOUS CORPSES CADAVERI ECCELLENTI Italy-France 1976. Dir Francesco Rosi. With Lino Ventura, Fernando Rey, Tino Carraro, Max von Sydow. 120min. 35mm. EST. PG From its extraordinary opening sequence set in a catacomb of mummies, Rosi’s neglected thriller never loosens its grip. While America had Watergate, Italy’s own (bloodier) decade of political turmoil inspired this story of the serial assassination of judges. With Ventura’s paranoid detective suspecting the entire political spectrum and beyond, Rosi’s blurring of the boundaries between criminality and terrorism chimes with today’s crises – and remains deeply chilling. JR Part of HOME’s States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s. (See website for details.) Z France-Algeria 1969. Dir Costa Gavras. With Yves Montand, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Irene Papas, Jacques Perrin. 127min. Digital. EST. 15 Costa Gavras’ influential, pulsepounding political thriller – brilliantly shot by Raoul Coutard – was inspired by the real-life 1963 killing of Greek liberal activist Grigoris Lambrakis, whose popularity challenged the serving right-wing government. Yves Montand plays Lambrakis, with Trintignant as the investigating magistrate whose tenacious efforts reveal a web of conspiracy and cover-ups running all the way to the top. JB Part of HOME’s States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s. (See website for details.) THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE USA 1962. Dir John Frankenheimer. With Laurence Harvey, Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury. 126min. Digital. 12A In its tale of Russian interference overseas, Frankenheimer’s Cold War shocker feels all-too relevant. Laurence Harvey stars as US Army sergeant Raymond Shaw, brainwashed while a POW in Korea into becoming a sleeper assassin in a Communist conspiracy. Sinatra is the fellow POW who slowly uncovers the plot, and Angela Lansbury is unforgettable as Shaw’s domineering mother. A potent and essential classic. JB SAT 28 OCT 14:00 NFT2 #BFIThriller Image: Universal Pictures Q&A TALK


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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