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WHO CAN YOU TRUST? 34 SAT 25 NOV TUE 28 NOV 20:40 NFT3 18:20 NFT2 SAT 25 NOV MON 27 NOV 18:10 NFT3 20:30 NFT3 + WÙLU France-Senegal 2016. Dir Daouda Coulibaly. With Ibrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Jean-Marie Traoré. 95min. Digital. French and Bambara with EST Rooted in the politics and society of Mali, this fast-paced thriller follows a hard-working 20-year-old driver (Koma) determined to get his sister out of prostitution. Overlooked for promotion, he calls in a debt and begins a new life as a drug runner, soon learning the skills to stay alive in this dangerous game – albeit at a cost. Coulibaly’s roller-coaster debut feature (likened to Scarface by some) was acclaimed at the 2016 London Film Festival. MH AFRICAN ODYSSEYS DOUBLE: VAYA South Africa 2016. Dir Akin Omotoso. With Msimang Sibusiso, Zimkhitha Nyoka, Sihle Xaba, Warren Masemola. 115min. Digital. Zulu with EST Trust, or the lack of it, lies at the heart of this taut award-winning thriller. Based on real stories, it follows three characters arriving separately in Johannesburg. Working to their own code of conduct in rural life, their existence in the city quickly forces them to confront fundamental issues of survival. Nyoka is especially compelling as Zanele, chaperoning a young girl, while keen to seize her own chances. MH book online at bfi.org.uk/thriller SAT 18 NOV FRI 24 NOV 20:45 NFT1 18:20 NFT2 SAT 18 NOV THU 30 NOV 18:20 NFT1 18:20 NFT1 + BODY DOUBLE USA 1984. Dir Brian De Palma. With Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry. 114min. Digital. 18 Recently dumped and unemployed, actor Jake Scully (Wasson) becomes enthralled with a beautiful woman living across from the chic Hollywood home he’s house-sitting. While spying on her through a telescope, he witnesses her murder and becomes obsessed with finding the killer. Dismissed upon release, this stylish exploration of voyeurism and obsession remains one of De Palma’s underrated masterpieces. ABo HITCHCOCK & DE PALMA DOUBLE: REAR WINDOW USA 1954. Dir Alfred Hitchcock. With James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey. 114min. Digital. PG House-bound with a broken leg, a photographer (Stewart) turns Peeping Tom on the apartment block opposite his window. Convinced he’s spied a murderer, he enlists the help of his girlfriend (Kelly) to prove it. Hitchcock’s brilliant thriller cleverly turns the audience into fellow voyeurs as the tension builds, gripping like a vice. HO


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