What’s On This Easter


What’s On This Easter

Curated by NFTS Film Studies MA Students

If you have a few days off this Easter and want to indulge in culture rather than chocolate, don’t miss these holiday highlights especially curated for you by our Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA students.

The NFTS Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA is designed for students who would like to work in a wide range of roles in film exhibition, as well as those with an interest in distribution, critical writing and archival work. The course is delivered in partnership with the BFI. If you would like to find out more, register for our Film Studies open day on the 28th April at www.nfts.co.uk/filmstudies

The BFI Southbank is revisiting German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder's work with a full retrospective in April and May. Read more

Close-Up in Shoreditch will be showing a number of David Lynch landmark films on 35 mm during the Easter weekend and beyond, including a double bill of Fire Walk with Me and Otto Preminger's Laura. Read more

The BFI is re-releasing classic movie, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, from April 14th – starring Jack Nicholson, directed by Milos Forman and winner of no fewer than five Academy Awards! Read more

If you haven't had enough of Park Chan-wook's critically lauded thriller, The Handmaiden, you can watch the director's cut, including 20 more minutes of footage in Curzon, Everyman and Picturehouse cinemas. Read more

For Netflix subscribers, Joe Swanberg's latest film Win It All, a Netflix Original about gambling and described by Thrillist as “Drinking Buddies meets Rounders”, was released on the platform last Friday. Read more

If you want to catch The Salesman and haven't seen A Separation yet, the two films by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi will be showing as part of a double bill at the Regent Street cinema on Tuesday 11 April. Read more

The Regent Street Cinema will also be hosting a very special screening of Ken Loach's Spanish Civil War film Land and Freedom on 35mm on Wednesday 12 April, introduced by the director himself and The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw. Read more

For those outside London, Leeds will be hosting its Young Film Festival, the largest family film event in the UK. Read more

Curzon Dochouse will be showing I Am Not your Negro in its Bloomsbury cinema with £7 student tickets. Read more

We hope you manage to enjoy some of these great Easter highlights, but don't forget to catch some of our favourite films from the London Film Festival on screen – Aquarius, Elle, Moonlight, Neruda, Graduation and Raw are currently showing in cinemas!

Other events and festivals to add to your calendars include:

The Korean Film Nights season, which the Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA second year students have programmed in partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre. The season, which runs from April to June, explores the theme of migration in contemporary South Korean cinema. Free screenings will take place at the Korean Cultural Centre and will be introduced by the students.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts will be hosting their festival Frames of Representation at the end of the month, an exploration of new visions for documentary cinema. 

If you enjoyed this list and want to find out more about our Film Studies, Curation and Progamming MA, register for our upcoming open day on the 28th April at www.nfts.co.uk/filmstudies

Happy Easter!