UK Premier: Ruben Brandt, Collector + Introduction

Hungary 2018 Dir Milorad Krstic 96 min

A famous psychotherapist is forced to steal art from the world’s most renowned museums and private collections in this dazzling Hungarian animation.

Ruben Brandt is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world’s most famous collections to prevent the terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. He and his band of thieves strike regularly at the Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage and Museum of Modern Art.

“The Collector” quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the world. Gangsters and headhunters chase him around the world while the reward for his capture keeps rising. A cartel of insurance companies entrusts Mike Kowalski, a private detective and leading expert on art theft, to solve the case…

This event is supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London.   


UK Premier

Wednesday 28 August 2019


Barbican Cinema 2

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UK Premier: Acid (18*) + ScreenTalk

Russia 2018 Dir Alexander Gorchilin 97 min.

The death of a friend derails the lives of a couple of young musicians in Alexander Gorchilin’s vital and vibrant debut film.

When Vanya, naked and high on acid, plunges to his death from a balcony, complex feelings of anger, guilt and rebellion surface in two of his friends, Sasha (Filipp Avdeev) and Pete (Alexander Kuznetsov), one of them blaming himself for Vanya’s demise.

Alexander Gorchilin, known for his work as an actor in Kirill Serebrennikov’s The Student, offers an electrifying and provocative directorial debut. Similar in age to his central characters, it’s an often disturbing portrait of disaffected Russian youth and masculinity in crisis, with excellent performances.

The event is organised in collaboration with M.ART – a non-profit, non-governmental cultural organisation that showcases contemporary Russian culture in London, New York and Tel Aviv.

UK Premier

Wednesday 30 October 2019


Barbican Cinema 1

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