FILM – RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
- 7 Reasons to Run Away – UK Première
Seven stories that mix horror and black comedy, seven surreal visions of a dysfunctional society. Dir: Esteve Soler, Gerard Quinto, David Torras, Spain.
Sept 26 @ 6:30pm (repeat screening Sept 27 1:30pm) More
- Searching for Oscar – UK Première.
Óscar Peyrou is a film critic and President of the Spanish Association of Film Critics. His technique for writing critiques is rather unusual: for him, it is not necessary to see the films, it is enough to analyze them through their posters. Dir: Octavio Guerra Quevedo, Spain. Sept 20 @ 8pm (repeat screening Sept 21 1pm) More
- Ara Malikian: A Life Among Strings – UK Première
The professional trajectory and personal story of Ara Malikian, a multifaceted violinist of Lebanese origin and Armenian roots. Music saved his life when he escaped war. He left Beirut when he was only 14 and has lived a nomadic life ever since, bringing his music all over the world. Dir: Telmo Iragorri, Spain.
Sept 24 @ 6pm (repeat screening Sept 25 1pm) More
- The Days to Come – UK Première
Vir and Lluís haven’t been together long when they accidentally get pregnant. They must learn how to be three when they haven’t yet learned how to be two. Using the real pregnancy of the lead actors, the film explores the trials and tribulations of this deeply transformative experience. Dir: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Spain.
Sept 19 @ 3:15pm (repeat screening Sept 23 8:15pm) More
- Not Quite Adults – UK Première
One month before her marriage, Lola finds herself travelling with an ex-boyfriend, his sister, and the partner of her recently deceased father and they embark on a journey that will force them to grow up, once and for all. Dir: Federico Sosa, Argentina.
Sept 19 @ 8:45pm (repeat screening Sept 22 3:30pm) More
- Macabre – World Première
Macabre is based on the true story of two brothers, known as the Werewolves of Freiburg, accused of multiple brutal murders in the 1990s. As the population, the press, and the local police condemn the brothers, a police sergeant realises that one of them may be innocent – part of SCREAMDANCE Horror Strand. Dir: Marcos Prado, Brazil.
Sept 23 @ 8:30pm (repeat screening Sept 24 3:30pm) More
- Infection – European Première
After an outbreak of a mutated rabies virus, an epidemic brings chaos and fear to the city streets, forcing a father to battle through hostile territory in a fight to rescue his only son – part of SCREAMDANCE Horror Strand. Dir: Flavio Pedota, Sept 19 @ 12:45pm (repeat screening Sept 20 8:15pm) More
- Feral – UK Première
The mountains of Oaxaca harbour the remains of a ravaged and burnt shelter. Once home to a psychoanalyst priest, he used it to look after savage children, trying to reintegrate them into society. Through videotape diaries and interviews, the truth of what happened there is shockingly revealed – part of SCREAMDANCE Horror Strand. Dir: Andrés Kaiser, Mexico.
Sept 19 @ 3:30pm (repeat screening Sept 20 8:15pm) More
- Chicuarotes – UK Première
Cagalera and Moloteco are teenagers from San Gregorio Atlapulco who are desperate to escape their oppressive circumstances. When they hear of an opportunity which could transform their lives, they quickly fall into the criminal, adult underworld of Mexico City in a bid to buy their freedom. Dir: Gael Garcia Bernal, Mexico.
Sept 19 @ 9pm (repeat screening Sept 20 4pm) More
- Souvenir – International Première
A desperate and lonely young woman rents out her womb and carries a child for a couple of strangers. But when an accident happens, she takes extreme measures to fulfil her part of the deal. Dir: Armond Cohen, Mexico.
Sept 20 @ 8:45pm (repeat screening Sept 21 3:15pm) More
- House of Mexico – Shorts
Four Mexican short films that the festival organisers feel reflect the country’s cinematic character. The films display a diversity of narrative style, subject matter, and are a celebration of Mexico and its place in contemporary cinema. They will be screening at the Bargehouse, in the Oxo Tower Wharf along with a wider selection of Mexican art, music and drinks. Use discount code: raindance
Sept 25 @ 8:45pm (repeat screening Sept 26 12:15pm) More
- Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance
Until Sunday 22 September. Open Tues-Sat 11am-7pm. £8.50/£7.50.
MK Gallery. 900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA. Map The first major retrospective exhibition of Portuguese artist Paula Rego gathers together works spanning her entire career and includes previously unseen paintings and works on paper from the artist’s family and close friends, which reflect Rego’s perspective as a woman immersed in urgent social issues and current affairs. More and tickets here
- Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance Until Sunday 29 September. Free. Room 1, National Gallery. One of the greatest Spanish artists of the second half of the 15th century. Painting in the Flemish style, Bermejo helped to introduce the Renaissance style to Spain. A selection of Berjemo’s works (of which only 20 are known to have survived) will be on show, including several paintings not seen in the UK before, six of which have never been shown outside Spain. More
- Evita – The Musical
Friday 2 August-Saturday 21 September.
Regents’s Park Open Air Theatre. NW1 4NU. Map
Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s iconic musical tells the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. From a life of poverty to charismatic leader of the nation, Eva Peron was loved, hated, derided and venerated. Her fiery speeches, ambition and glamour made her the world’s first major political celebrity. More and tickets here
- Urban Impulses: Latin American Photography From 1959 To 2016
The Photographers´ Gallery. Various times and prices. Free after 5 pm. 16-18 Ramillies Street, W1F 7LW. Tube: Oxford Circus.
More than two hundred images selected from the extensive collection of Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski present a diversity of artistic approaches, from street documentary to collage, depicting historical events that have marked the region and social movements. More
- Alberto Feijoo at the Photographers’ Gallery
Until Sunday 6 October. £5 / 2.50. Free after 5 pm daily.
The Photographers’ Gallery. 16-18 Ramillies Street, N1F 7LW.
Spanish photographer Alberto Feijoo (b.1985) has been selected among the 8 UK based artist to take part in The Photographers’ Gallery New Talent Annual Exhibition and Programme. More and opening times here
- Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon
In this book, Brazil born writer and journalist Chris Feliciano Arnold reports unflinchingly on the struggle between the forces destroying the Amazon and those who seek to protect it. “An enlightening narrative that will forever change your perception of the Amazon as an idyllic oasis.”–Shelf Awareness (starred review). More at cfarnold.com
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