Curators' Picks 2019
Take the chance to see some of the year's best films this December, chosen by our Cinema Team.
Our Cinema Team – Alex, Jonathan, Julia, Sonia, Susie, Tamara and Head of Cinema, Gali Gold – have chosen their favourite new release films of 2019.
With drama, comedy and documentary, from the UK, US, France, Italy and South Korea, these fabulous picks give you the opportunity to finally catch that great film you might have missed, or see one of your own favourites one more time on the big screen.
Happy as Lazzaro
This enchanting film is an anachronistic tale of one young man's irresistible joy and painful naiveté.
A vulnerable male sex worker yearns for love in Camille Vidal-Naquet’s moving feature debut, with a remarkable performance from Félix Maritaud.
Shopping on the high street has never been as gloriously grotesque as in British indie director Peter Strickland’s darkly comedic story of a killer dress.
The Kindergarten Teacher
Sara Colangelo's Sundance hit tells the story of a Staten Island teacher, fascinated by the possibility that one of her students is a prodigy.
Somebody disappears; somebody else tries to work out why. This intriguing Korean film gives an enigmatic twist to a classic mystery-thriller set-up.
An intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.
Rising stars Beanie Feldstein (Ladybird) and Kaitlyn Dever (Detroit) play a pair of academic over achievers who finally decide to let loose, with hilarious and heart-warming consequences.
Barbican Cinema 3
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.