Previously at the ICA - Seasons

Barakat!

The Times BFI London Film Festival

19 Oct 200630 Oct 2006

The ICA hosts a week of screenings as part of this year's Festival with the best of independent cinema from around the world, including The Last Communist, a documentary essay on the life of Chin Peng, a leader of the outlawed Communist Party of Malaya. Other documentaries include Babooska, a year in the life of a circus performer as she travels through Italy. We also have a one-off live performance by film artists Luis Recoder + Sandra Gibson who present their celluloid light works on 30 October.

  • Babooska

    19 Oct 200620 Oct 2006

    A melancholic, poetic and unromantic documentary portrait of travelling life.

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  • Dreaming of Fish

    Dreaming of Fish

    20 Oct 2006

    An unconventional love story set in north eastern Brazil brings different worlds into collision as the seventeen-year old protagonist comes to realize that love often means something as banal as buying the object of your affections a television set.

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  • Running Stumbled

    Running Stumbled

    20 Oct 200623 Oct 2006

    Family portraits don't come much more uncomfortably intimate or emotionally intense than first-time director John Maringouin's firsthand dissection of dysfunction.

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  • Barakat!

    Barakat!

    21 Oct 2006

    A women's story that plays in a country wracked by violence.

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  • Bing Bang Love, Juvenile A

    Bing Bang Love, Juvenile A

    21 Oct 2006

    Framed as a prison murder mystery, Takashi Miike's extraordinary movie (starring Ryuhei Matsuda and Masanobu Ando) is actually a cosmic meditation on masculinity, not to mention an all-male love story.

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  • Invisible Waves

    Invisible Waves

    21 Oct 200623 Oct 2006

    The Last Life in the Universe team reunites for an absurdist anti-thriller about the high cost of bad karma: a sous-chef commits a murder to order and finds himself trapped in a labyrinth of deceptions.

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  • The Last Communist

    The Last Communist

    22 Oct 2006

    Cine-essayist Amir Muhammad goes looking for traces of the outlawed leader of the Communist Party of Malaya and comes back with an acid account of the current state of Malaysia -- and some very funny songs.

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  • Fimfarum 2

    Fimfarum 2

    22 Oct 2006

    A Czech puppet film for 'small kids and clever adults' takes in the story of Tom Thumb, the Devil's temptations, and three hunchbacks from Damascus.

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  • The Masseur

    The Masseur

    22 Oct 200624 Oct 2006

    20-year-old Iliac serves a client in a gay 'health club' in Manila, crosscut with his trip home to the sticks for his estranged father's funeral: life, sex and death become inextricably tangled.

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  • The Island

    The Island

    22 Oct 2006

    Set against a dramatic northern landscape, Father Anatoly leads an idiosyncratic life of penance, with a marvellous performance by Pyotr Mamonov.

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  • Taking Father Home

    Taking Father Home

    23 Oct 200624 Oct 2006

    Ying Liang's debut (the best Chinese indie of the year) is a tragi-comedy about a stubborn peasant boy going to the big city in search of his absentee father, determined to bring him back or else...

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  • The Bridge

    The Bridge

    23 Oct 2006

    San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is the site of more suicides than anywhere else in the world.

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  • Time Froze

    24 Oct 2006

    A pregnant woman struggles with winter conditions as she tries to cross an unnamed border to be reunited with her boyfriend.

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  • Monkeys in Winter

    Monkeys in Winter

    24 Oct 200625 Oct 2006

    This powerful debut by Milena Andonova examines the lives of three generations of women, the desire for children, and the difficulties of relationships.

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  • The Signs

    The Signs + Minor Revelations

    25 Oct 2006

    Concise, enigmatic drama about a man's disappearance at sea.

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  • The Go Master

    The Go Master

    25 Oct 2006

    Tian Zhuangzhuang's film stars Chang Chen as the legendary go champion Wu Qingyuan; a dreamlike study of a long, hard life spent taming inner demons.

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  • Aguaviva

    Aguaviva

    25 Oct 200626 Oct 2006

    A compelling documentary of intercultural exchange as immigrants are invited into a sleepy town in rural Spain in the hope of addressing problems caused by population depletion.

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  • One Way Boogie Woogie plus 27 Years Later

    One Way Boogie Woogie + 27 Years Later

    26 Oct 2006

    Two films which illustrate how America has changed over the years, fraying in places, gentrified in others.

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  • What a Wonderful World

    What a Wonderful World

    26 Oct 2006

    A dizzyingly inventive and witty take on life in modern day Casablanca.

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  • In the Pit

    In the Pit

    26 Oct 2006

    A breathtaking documentary following a group of construction workers in Mexico City over two years as they build a second layer onto a key freeway.

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  • Still: Recoder + Gibson's light works

    Luis Recoder + Sandra Gibson

    30 Oct 2006

    Innovative light works with the music of Daniel Menche.

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