Barbican Cinema: February 2018 highlights

Barbican Cinema Special Events:

My Twisted Valentine: La Prisonnière (18*)+ Introduction by Virginie Sélavy
Tue 13 Feb 8.45pm, Cinema 2

France/Italy 1968 Dir Henri-Georges Clouzot, 103 min

Presented by Cigarette Burns Cinema, this year’s “alternative” Valentine’s offering is La Prisonnière, the last film by director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s (Les Diaboliques, Wages of Fear). Set in the Paris art world in the Swinging Sixties, this erotic thriller explores the topics of voyeurism and domination in a kinky love triangle. Film critic Virginie Sélavy, the founder and editor-at-large of online cinema magazine Electric Sheep, introduces the screening.

Also screening at Barbican:

Afternoon Arts: Raphael - The Lord of the Arts (U)
Thu 1 Feb 2pm, Cinema 2

Set in 20 locations, this is the first cinematic adaptation of the life and work of Raphael Sanzio. Filmed in Ultra HD using the latest technology, the film explores more than 70 works of art, revealing them in amazing detail on the big screen, accompanied by expert commentary and insights.  

Science on Screen: Her (15) + Presentation by Sander Bais
Tue 20 Feb 6.10pm, Cinema 2

US 2014 Dir Spike Jonze, 126 min

Theoretical physicist Sander Bais (University of Amsterdam, Santa Fe Institute) deals with the philosophical questions raised by Spike Jonze surreal story of a man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his intuitive new operating system (Scarlett Johansson) as he becomes increasingly disconnected from the physical world.

Performance Cinema:

ROH Live: Tosca (12A)
Wed 7 Feb 7.15pm, Cinema 2

MET Opera Live in HD: L’Elisir d’Amore (12A)
Sat 10 Feb 5pm, Cinema 1

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: The Twelfth Night (12A)
Wed 14 Feb 7pm, Cinema 2

Afternoon Arts: King Lear from Shakespeare’s Globe (12A)
Thu 15 Feb 2pm, Cinema 2

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)
Thu 22 Feb 7pm, Cinema 2

MET Opera Live in HD: La Bohème (12A)
Sat 24 Feb 5.30pm, Cinema 1

ROH Live: The Winter’s Tale (12A)
Wed 28 Feb 7.15pm, Cinema 2

New Releases:

Also screening in the cinemas this month will be some of the best new releases including Journeys End, Phantom Thread, Loveless, Lady Bird, The Shape of the Water, and Dark River.


Notes to Editors

For further information contact:
Sarah Harvey Publicity 020 7732 7790
Sarah Harvey:
Eleonora Claps:

Ticket prices: Box Office: 0845 120 7527

New releases/Film festivals: - listing-tabs
Standard: £12.00 Barbican Members: £9.70 Concessions: £11.00 Under 18s: £6.50 Young Barbican: £5.50/£10.50/£15.50 Monday Madness: £6.50 (New Release films only) Student Tuesdays £5.50

Repertory seasons: £10.50 (standard), £9.50 (concessions), £8.60 (members)

3D films: Standard: £14.00 Barbican Members: £12.80 Concessions £13.00 Under 18s: £8.50 Young Barbican: £7.50 Monday Madness: £8.50 Student Tuesdays: £7.50

Silent Film and Live Music:
Standard: £12.50 Double Bills: £16.50

Framed Film Club:  £2.50 child / £3.50 adult
No unaccompanied adults or children.

Parent and Baby Screenings: £6 

* Local Classification
# Certificate to be confirmed