From the mind of visionary director Denis Villeneuve comes Dune: a futuristic tale of war and sacrifice, adapted from the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert.
Timothée Chalamet leads as Paul Atreides, the noble son of Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) and Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), a member of the powerful occult sisterhood the Bene Gesserit. The House of Atreides are sent to become guardians of the desert planet of Arrakis, a duty previously held by the ruthless Harkonnens, who have become richer than the Emperor pillaging the planet for its invaluable spice – a resource that makes vital space travel easier.
Villeneuve’s bold adaptation favours meditative world building over greenscreen bombast, with astounding immersive visuals and soundscape that enhance the fascinating tale.
US 2021 Dir Denis Villeneuve 155 min
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Barbican Cinema 2
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.