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The F-Rating is awarded to films that are directed and/ or written by a woman. The rating is designed to support and promote women and redress the imbalance in the film industry.

Sat 09 Nov / 1:30pm

Duke of York's


East Side Story (35mm)

The Iron Curtain musical is an overlooked phenomenon but this fascinating and highly entertaining documentary explores the little-known genre and features extracts from myriad musicals... Read more

Sat 09 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Romance, eroticism and art collide in this sumptuous masterpiece from Céline Sciamma, the first female-directed film to win the Queer Palm at Cannes, where it... Read more

Sun 10 Nov / 3pm

Duke of York's


An engaging portrait of a woman rebuilding her life after it has been completely dismantled, Alice is a blistering showcase for actress Emilie Piponnier in... Read more

Mon 11 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

The Orphanage

Cinema is everything for 15-year-old street kid Qodrat (Qodratollah Qadiri) growing up in late 1980s Kabul. Not only is he a devoted fan who never... Read more

Mon 11 Nov / 7pm


I Am Half Sick of Shadows

A cinematic ceremony composed in four acts based on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Bells.  The poetic gesture functions as a performed amulet for protection,... Read more

Tue 12 Nov / 6pm


Here For Life

A unique collaboration between filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and theatre director Adrian Jackson, Here for Life traces the interwoven lives of ten Londoners (plus one... Read more

Wed 13 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

The Juniper Tree

A heartbreakingly fresh-faced, Björk stars in Nietzchka Keene’s mystical and haunting fairytale, lavishly restored for this long-awaited re-issue. Filmed in rich monochrome, the film draws... Read more

Wed 13 Nov / 8:45pm

Dukes at Komedia

Judy and Punch

A visceral, dark fairytale – a brilliant debut feature – that turns our familiar seaside entertainment on its head.  Puppeteers Judy (Mia Wasikowska) and Punch... Read more

Thu 14 Nov / 6pm

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The Nightingale

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Venice, Jennifer Kent’s long-awaited follow-up to The Babadook is a lacerating revenge period thriller. The film is set... Read more

Fri 15 Nov / 6:30pm

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A standout portrait of teenage female friendship from the director of Suffragette and Brick Lane. Olushola (Bukky Bukray), nicknamed ‘Rocks’ after she bravely stood up... Read more

Sat 16 Nov / 10am


System Crasher + panel

Benni (Helena Zengel) is nine years old and out of control. She is what social services deem a ‘system crasher’, a child so troubled that... Read more

Sat 16 Nov / 3:45pm

Dukes at Komedia


Perfect 10 + Q&A

An aspiring teen gymnast’s world is turned upside down with the arrival of the half-brother she never knew she had.  14-year-old Leigh (impressive newcomer Frankie... Read more

Sun 17 Nov / 2pm



Passions and Rituals + Q&A

Torn between her native Cuba and her decision to emigrate to the UK, pianist and composer Marietta Veulens takes us through her journey to complete... Read more

Sun 17 Nov / 3pm

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Ordinary Love

Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville play a long-married couple coping with a cancer diagnosis in this subtle, empathetic character study written by playwright Owen McCafferty.... Read more