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INGRID GOES WEST JABBERWOCKY 60 LAUGH SAT 7 SUN 8 12:45 NFT2 20:45 CINÉ LUMIÈRE FRI 6 SUN 8 21:15 VUE5 13:15 NFT2 THU 5 FRI 6 18:00 NFT1 14:30 VUE7 SAT 7 SUN 8 SAT 14 21:00 CENTRAL 12:45 MAYFAIR 20:45 CENTRAL Dir-Prod Gustavo Salmerón. Scr Gustavo Salmerón, Beatriz Montañez, Raúl de Torres. Spain 2017. 88min. Sales Dogwoof Dir-Scr Sam Voutas. Prod Jane Zheng, Melanie Ansley. With Zhao Jun, Wang Naixun, Han Qing. China-USA-Australia 2017. 88min. Sales XYZ Films Dir Terry Gilliam. Prod Sandy Lieberson, John Goldstone. Scr Charles Alverson, Terry Gilliam. With Michael Palin, Max Wall, John Le Mesurier. UK 1977. 105min. UK Distribution The Criterion Collection UK / SONY Pictures Home Entertainment Restored by the BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation. Dir Matt Spicer. Prod Jared Ian Goldman, Tim White, Trevor White, Adam Mirels, Robert Mirels, Aubrey Plaza. Scr Matt Spicer, David Branson Smith. With Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr. USA 2016. 97min. UK Distribution Universal Pictures Social Media White Female: this jet-black stalker comedy, driven by Aubrey Plaza’s fearless lead performance, brilliantly skewers dangerous obsession and the sham of Instagrammed perfection. When life goes south for Ingrid (her mother dies, crazed retribution at a wedding leads to time out on a psychiatric ward), she goes west. Armed with her inheritance, she hits Venice Beach to find Taylor Sloane. A social media celebrity extraordinaire, whose online feeds overflow with sun-kissed, bohemian LA chic, Taylor is a world away from Ingrid’s painful past. She artfully inveigles herself into her idol’s orbit, though Taylor’s narcissism and her own instability means the threat of being unmasked is just a ‘Send’ away. Ingrid Goes West’s wicked wit and delectably twisted double-act from Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen daringly flirts with psychological horror and fullblown tragedy. And its dark humour transgressively suggests that Ingrid’s flickering sociopathic self-awareness arguably makes her the sanest of them all. Leigh Singer Julita Salmerón wanted three things in life: to have lots of children, to own a monkey and to live in a castle. Looking back at her life, this septuagenarian has had six children, owned a monkey and even lived in a proper castle. But then the 2008 economic crisis spirals out of control and Julita is forced to begin to clear out the castle – and everything she hoarded – for less opulent accommodation. Gustavo Salmerón’s feature debut is a wonderfully idiosyncratic portrait of a charismatic mother and her singular approach to life. This impish, funny matriarch, with her treasure trove of anecdotes, wouldn’t look out of place in an Almodóvar feature. Edited from over 400 hours of home video footage shot over 14 years, this laugh out loud film is possessed of warmth, humanity and insight regarding a mother’s dreams, aspirations and philosophy on life. Maria Delgado When a father and son’s film projection business goes up in flames, they’re forced to resort to DVD piracy in this warm-hearted, Beijing-set comedy. As movie lovers and budding entrepreneurs, Big Wong and Little Wong have it made: hustling through 1990s Beijing with their reel-to-reel projector, screening films cheaply to appreciative audiences. But following a fire that destroys his business, Big Wong’s child support payments dry up and his life with his boy is threatened. When he discovers abandoned DVD recorders in a cinema basement, he starts bootlegging movies to reignite their business. But isn’t illegal copying, albeit in a protective, state-run industry, a tricky ideology to justify? Australian writer-director Sam Voutas’ Mandarin-language comedy is a scrappy charmer (and a sneaky critique of burgeoning Chinese capitalism), featuring two lovely lead performances that, befitting a film about cinephiles, evoke beloved classics from Kramer vs. Kramer to Cinema Paradiso. Leigh Singer Terry Gilliam’s first feature as a solo director, here gloriously restored, is a riotous tale of monsters, true love and medieval manners. Sometimes seen as a companion to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Jabberwocky is pure, undiluted Gilliam. The most Python touch is the presence of Michael Palin – playing put-upon medieval peasant Dennis Cooper, who is forced to seek his fortune in a land of mud, gore and historically authentic junk food, whilst he is menaced by the hideous dragon ‘Jabberwock’. Riotously funny, the film is also a fascinating signpost to its director’s future – Dennis a definitive Gilliam hero, the little man terrorised by bureaucracy. For Gilliam, the road to Brazil well and truly began here. This screening gives the LFF audience the first chance to see a new 4k restoration of the film, overseen by Terry Gilliam. Delight in the rich colours of Medieval life. Particularly the mud. Danny Leigh LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE MUCHOS HIJOS, UN MONO Y UN CASTILLO KING OF PEKING JING CHENG ZHI WANG TREASURES DOC BRITISH Buy tickets bfi.org.uk/lff 020 7928 3232 (10:00 – 20:30 daily)


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