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BIG SCREEN CLASSICS @BFI 43 WED 6 SEP THU 14 SEP THU 21 SEP 20:50 STUDIO 18:40 STUDIO 20:45 STUDIO THU 28 SEP SAT 30 SEP 18:10 STUDIO 20:30 STUDIO SUN 24 SEP TUE 3 OCT 14:20 NFT2 20:20 NFT2 INTRO SUN 10 SEP SAT 16 SEP WED 27 SEP 19:30 STUDIO 15:00 STUDIO 17:45 NFT3* My Night with Maud Ma Nuit chez Maud France 1969. Dir Eric Rohmer. With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault. 110min. Digital. EST. PG Rohmer’s witty, sexy, thoughtprovoking comedy about a devoutly Catholic engineer torn between the temptations of two very different women uses its setting – Clermont- Ferrand during the Christmas period – to enhance its exploration of various philosophical questions concerning chance, faith, desire and free will. The first, especially, is embodied in a snowfall that will influence the fateful, faith-testing night of the title. Living Ikiru Japan 1952. Dir Akira Kurosawa. With Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin’ichi Himori. 143min. 35mm. EST. PG Kurosawa’s characteristically humanistic film concerns a staid civil servant who suddenly finds he has cancer and only a limited time left to live: how best to respond to the situation? Eliciting a marvellous lead performance from Shimura, Kurosawa also demonstrates his customary skill in making expressive use of composition, place and weather; gently falling snow is deployed to wonderful effect. Also available on The Turin Horse A torinói ló + intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large* Hungary-France-Germany-Switzerland-USA 2011. Dir Béla Tarr. With János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos. 155min. Digital. 15 In what Tarr has called his final feature, a farmer and his daughter strive to get by, dependent on an ailing horse to pull the cart that provides their livelihood. Strikingly shot in monochrome by Fred Kelemen, the film takes on an apocalyptic dimension right from the opening scene; the harsh climate on the plains evokes rather more than the death of a horse or a farm.


BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017
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