Directed by Fanny Liatard & Jérémy Trouilh | France | 2020 | 1h 38m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Alseni Bathily, Lyna Khoudri, Jamil McCraven

Teenager Youri has lived his whole life in the vast Gagarine housing estate, built in the 1960s on the outskirts of Paris and named after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Now in a state of disrepair, the building is set to be torn down prompting Youri to fight against the authorities in an attempt to save his home. An affectionate celebration of close-knit communities combining down-to-earth social realism with a dreamy sci-fi-infused visual flair.


‘Free of cliché, visually ingenious, Gagarine is a pleasure – pure magic realism, a homespun spectacular.’
★★★★★ Danny Leigh, The FT

‘Youri’s earthbound journey to the stars offers a stirring escape from an unjust reality. Like his Russian sorta-namesake, he’s a hero we can all get behind.’
★★★★ Philip De Semlyen, Time Out

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We showed Gagarine between October 22, 2021 and October 29, 2021.

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Today (Tuesday 3rd October)


Once Upon a Time in Uganda 15
1h 34m
Playful documentary looking at the world of “Wakaliwood”, Uganda's own DIY action movie industry, and the creative endeavours of bricklayer-turned-filmmaker, Isaac Nabwana.

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Past Lives 12A
1h 46m | Korean w/ English subtitles
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Tomorrow (Wednesday 4th October)


Love Life 12A
2h 3m | Japanese & Korean w/ English subtitles
An intricately plotted domestic drama following a Japanese couple whose marriage is thrown into question following a sequence of fateful events. Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Kôji Fukada.

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