Curzon Renoir

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Bloomsbury
Venue name: Curzon Renoir
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Address: The Brunswick

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Transport: Tube: Russell Sq
  • Hopkins’ playful anthropological study sees members of the central Asian tribe of the Pamir Kirghiz reenacting episodes of their history even as their future as a cohesive ethnic group seems highly jeopardised. Affectionate and engaged, the film t...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Comedy seldom travels well from one culture to another, but from the first, pre-credits episode of this engaging if uneven satire highlighting humanity's more basic instincts, it's clear the young Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron has a kna...
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  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    After making his 42 hour-long epic film saga ‘Heimat’, German director Edgar Reitz still has much to say about his homeland. In ‘Home from Home’, the 82-year-old returns to the first instalment’s fictional Rhineland community of Schabbach in the 1...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    When his mum goes off to find work, ten-year-old Eric is shipped off to stay with his handyman dad in a grimy Bogota boarding house. One of dad’s clients, a well-meaning university lecturer, offers to let father and son stay with her family at the...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    A perfect Swedish family’s skiing trip in the French Alps seems to be going just fine in Ruben Ostlund’s remarkably confident and subtle comedy, a film in which domesticity unravels deliciously. Apart from a little whingeing from the kids, everyon...
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  •  If you’re planning on taking a gamble this festival, you could do a lot worse than catching Dagur Kári’s follow-up to ‘Noi Albinoi’, a drifting and delightfully funny shaggy-dog story of graffiti artist Daniel (Cedergren) and his utter detachment...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Maturity is a slippery staircase in the comedies of American indie filmmaker Noah Baumbach (‘The Squid and the Whale’, ‘Greenberg’, ‘Frances Ha’). Baumbach delights in puffing up and then deflating characters who aren’t quite ready to grow up. ‘Wh...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Geek, loner, slacker, roommate, obsessive note-taker (‘rent Eraserhead’) – that’s the Kurt Cobain who emerges from this impressionistic profile, blessed by the late Nirvana frontman’s family and the product of enviable archival access. Notably abs...
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  • Time Out says
    • 2 out of 5 stars
    This sombre, artful, but fatally unfocused Irish drama takes us to some grim places: John (Jack Reynor) is a charismatic young Dublin cab driver struggling to keep his alcoholic mum Jean (Toni Collette) from the claws of death. His dad is long gon...
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