Institute of Contemporary Arts
10 – 21 October 2018


More details at the BFI website
Programme:



Wednesday 10 October
Do we ever really get over our first love? Asako is about to find out, in this quirky romantic drama with a dash of the uncanny.




Wednesday 10 October
An actor negotiates a new play, a friend’s illness and a tricky home situation in this amusing tale where Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown meets Opening Night.




Thursday 11 October
Charting six years of Libya’s nascent women’s football scene – a journey never short of obstacles – Freedom Fields celebrates the determination of an incredible team.




Thursday 11 October
In this endearing black comedy, a 65-year-old who can’t take noisy Mumbai anymore sets off on a thwarted quest for Himalayan silence.




Friday 12 October
This true crime drama from Ursula Meier is a searingly complex moral maze that lingers long in the mind.




Friday 12 October
Rising star Virginie Efira headlines Catherine Corsini’s powerful, moving drama about how the torments of love are carried on from generation to generation.




Saturday 13 October
Heartbreak and resilience fuel this quietly epic saga, in which one woman’s fortitude and knack for crime carry her through a rapidly changing China.




Saturday 13 October
Radu Jude, the celebrated director of Aferim!, Scarred Hearts and The Dead Nation, returns with another controversial and illuminating foray into the darker side of Romania’s history.




Saturday 13 October
Andrea Riseborough is extraordinary in this disquieting drama about a woman convinced that she was kidnapped as a child and might have found her real parents.




Saturday 13 October
Vlada is employed to drive an unidentified cargo to Belgrade, but is forced to use back roads on his journey into a heart of darkness.




Sunday 14 October
A plan to avoid job losses at a factory in 1976 becomes the starting point for an incisive account of our current and future economic situation.




Sunday 14 October
A quinceañera celebration is nothing but nerve-racking for teenage Miriam, in this nuanced film that tackles race and class tensions in the Dominican Republic.




Sunday 14 October
Six veterans from the Falklands/Malvinas conflict grapple with how to present a difficult past in this debut hybrid film from Argentine writer, musician and director Lola Arias.




Sunday 14 October
A young and politicised generation share their beliefs and worries in this galvanizing fresco set on the streets of Paris at night.




Monday 15 October
Surreal at times, but always sincere, Russian provocateur Kirill Serebrennikov’s latest is a journey into the heart of the Soviet counterculture of the late 1980s.




Monday 15 October
A bold and beguiling cinematic adventure on a truly epic scale structured across three parts and six very different narrative episodes.




Monday 15 October
Two teenagers embark on a quixotic journey in a stolen car across the Czech Republic in Olmo Omerzu’s bittersweet take on the road movie genre.




Tuesday 16 October
A bold and beguiling cinematic adventure on a truly epic scale structured across three parts and six very different narrative episodes.




Tuesday 16 October
Romanian director Adina Pintilie’s Berlin Golden Bear winner is a bold, quietly provocative drama about one woman struggling with her fear of intimacy.




Tuesday 16 October
Bouchra Khalili’s meditation on revolutionary histories considers the poet Jean Genet’s secret 1970 visit to the United States at the invitation of the Black Panther Party.




Wednesday 17 October
A small US town relives a trauma from the past in a dazzling new documentary by acclaimed Kate Plays Christine director Robert Greene.




Wednesday 17 October
The third feature from acclaimed director Josephine Decker is a jazz-infused fever dream that tackles head-first the thorny themes of cultural production and appropriation.




Wednesday 17 October
A bold and beguiling cinematic adventure on a truly epic scale structured across three parts and six very different narrative episodes.




Thursday 18 October
These shorts explore what is acceptable behaviour within the domestic, family space.




Thursday 18 October
Made by and starring disfigured people, Aaron Schimberg’s dextrous, darkly comedic film-within-a-film makes you think about cinematic representation without offering simple resolutions.




Thursday 18 October
Stunning and surreal, this hybrid documentary finds a group of hotel staff reflecting on their life, hopes and dreams in a deserted Egyptian holiday resort.




Thursday 18 October
Join Timo Tjahjanto, one of Indonesian cinema’s rising genre filmmakers, for a hair-raising journey into the heart of the supernatural.




Friday 19 October
Throwing fascism, colonialism and gender into a cinematic blender, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt serve up a candyfloss farce that’s an absurdist delight.




Friday 19 October
Welcome to Ladyworld, a shadowy dwelling where tensions run high and nothing is ever quite what it seems.




Friday 19 October
In this astonishingly personal film, Richard Billingham delves into his Black Country upbringing to recreate visceral family memories and desperate living in Thatcher’s Britain.




Friday 19 October
After Pinochet’s fall, three youngsters drive up to a woodland commune below the Andes. The trip finds them questioning their life in this woozily gorgeous evocation of a Chilean summer.




Mastery, showmanship and the art of filming tennis are laid bare in an entertaining, innovative archive documentary that’s like no sports film you’ve seen.




Saturday 20 October
Gael García Bernal stars in this dazzlingly enjoyable heist thriller about an ambitious plan to loot one of the World’s most famous museums.




Saturday 20 October
Hikaru Toda’s involving documentary reveals the hidden side of Japanese society, highlighting the diverse human-rights work done by the country’s first LGBT law firm.




Saturday 20 October
If the cinematic canon is dominated by male directors, how can we respond to it? With an epic series comprised of brilliant films by female filmmakers.




Sunday 21 October
In this powerful account of the struggles of banned writer Sergei Dovlatov, Aleksey German Jr. provides an unusual insight into the literary world of Soviet Russia.




Sunday 21 October
Actor-turned-director Lila Avilés provides an engaging, behind-closed-doors look at the working environment of a chambermaid in one of Mexico City’s most luxurious hotels.