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A Nos Amours is a collective founded by film-makers Joanna Hogg and Adam Roberts dedicated to programming over-looked, under-exposed or especially potent cinema. A Nos Amours is a moveable feast that goes wherever and whenever opportunities arise. A Nos Amours invites film-makers and others to advocate and present films that they admire or would like to see on a big screen. A Nos Amours  believes in the value of watching film as a shared experience.



Chantal Akerman NOW
Amibika P3 Gallery

An exhibition of Akerman's instalation works, including her last work, NOW (2015)

For visting hours go to Ambika P3 website here

Until December 6th

In 1995 Akerman began experimenting with video installations and exhibiting her work in museums and galleries. This will be the first major UK exhibition of this artist’s extensive and highly influential body of art installation work, including the UK premiere of her last work “NOW’ (2015). Also presented are a colletion of works made by Akerman that have never before been exhibited in the UK.

The exhibition is curated by Ambika P3 (curator Michael Mazière) and A Nos Amours (Joanna Hogg and Adam Roberts), and presented in association with Marian Goodman Gallery.  It is supported by Arts Council England, CREAM (The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and
Media, University of Westminster) and Ambika P3

Photo David Freeman, courtesy of Paradise Films/Ambika P3/Marian Goodman Gallery


screening # 52

Jacques Rivette

We are delighted to present in collaboration with The Badlands Collective a very rare and wonderful opportunity to see Jacques Rivette’s longest work – Out1 – a magnum opus if ever there was one, running at 773 minutes - just under 13 hours.

1st half – Saturday 28 November, 09:00 - 17:15
2nd half – Sunday 29 November, 09:30 - 17:15
Prince Charles Cinema

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We are delighted to present in collaboration with The Badlands Collective a very rare and wonderful opportunity to see Jacques Rivette’s longest work – Out1 – a magnum opus if ever there was one, running at 773 minutes - just under 13 hours.

Out1 has been very rarely screened because there was no English subtitled copy made and so any screening had to be done with live subtitling – daunting and, of course, prohibitively expensive for most venues.

Rivette made a cut down version for film festivals, but the full version is what cinephiles know about, have read about, and want to have seen. With this new restoration and the fresh subtitling that longing can at last be satisfied.

But this will not be a daunting experience, because Out1 is a delightful, playful, story-filled adventure – teaming with richly drawn characters and ticklish eccentricity. Taking a Balzac pot-boiler about a secret society (Histoires de treize - Stories of the Thirteen) and Lewis Caroll’s The Hunting of the Snark as a large scale map, Rivette and his cast fill in the landscape with infinite variety.



screening # 53

Luis Buñuel
Abismos de pasion
(Wuthering Heights, 1953)

A Nos Amours is delighted to present Buñuel's rarely presented tale of violence, passion and necrophilia as part of the ICA season dedicated to Bunuel's work: Aesthetics of the Irrational

17th November, 18.45hrs
ICA Cinema

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Buñuel had adapted Brontë’s Wuthering Heights as early as 1931 – before he won international fame for Los Olvidados and Él. He wrote the adaptation with Pierre Unik – his collaborator on the screenplay for Las Hurdes. Brontë’s intensely melodramatic tale of passion and desire, mingled with themes of aristocratic bad blood and the opposing of instinct and culture, violence and domesticity, must have greatly appealed to former surrealists, avowed communists, and in Buñuel’s case, to a brilliant satirist.

Moreover – this film was a perfect fit for a very Mexican love of high drama and hysteria, murderous confrontation and amour fou.

What does the film deliver? Buñuel in Mexico was a disciplined and adaptable director. He could make do and cut his cloth. He was known to make of use only 125 shots, and maximum of two takes, in order to deliver a feature film. His shoots tended to wrap ahead of schedule. Such brisk ‘B’ movie approaches define something of the style and manner of much of his Mexican films: they are works of brio and velocity.

The film opens with gunfire, and ends with gunfire. The landscape dwarfs the human, tragedy is unstoppable. In Mexico, where the dead are treated as absent friends, the necrophilia hinted at by Brontë need not be concealed. In what other cinema than that of Buñuel and that of Mexico might love be fulfilled with the tender unveiling and kissing of a corpse?

Starring: Irasema Dilián & Jorge Mistral

91 minutes
Spanish, with English subtitles
Screening from the best vaiable copy, likley to be video