Soho Film Club: ‘The Woman King’ and nine more films to see now
All the screenings you should be watching this week, as selected by our crack cinema team
Wednesday 21 September 2022 By Jo Addy
We take film incredibly seriously here at Soho House. Each and every day, we host screenings of the biggest and most important releases, as well as talks with some of the leading names in the industry, at our Houses across the world.
This week, we have a great mix of screenings for members.
This follows the career of singer Sinéad O’Connor from her rise to fame and then exile from the pop mainstream due to her outspoken beliefs. Nothing Compares premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival with rave reviews. Screening in Los Angeles, Chicago and Nashville, and with a Q&A after the screenings with director Kathryn Ferguson at Soho House New York and 76 Dean Street in London.
Peter Von Kant
This year’s Berlin Film Festival opener, Francois Ozon’s retelling of Fassbinder’s classic, The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant is now Peter Von Kant, starring Denis Ménochet in the lead role and Isabelle Adjani as his muse, Sidonie. Screening at Soho House Berlin.
For our Member’s Pick, one of our local members picks a film they love and want to see again. Member Tom van Veen chose Prince Sam de Jong’s acclaimed debut film. A troubled teenager attempts to conquer the love of his life by becoming the baddest boy on the block. Screening at Soho House Amsterdam.
Filmmaker Brett Morgen was given exclusive access to their archives by the David Bowie estate, where rare and never-before-seen drawings, recordings, films and diaries are kept. Within four years, he has reviewed all the material and put together his film, which is neither a documentary nor a biography, but a haunting film experience. Screening in the UK at 76 Dean Street, White City House, Shoreditch House, Babington House, and Soho Farmhouse. Sign up here.
The Woman King
The historical epic is inspired by true events that happened in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries, starring Viola Davis, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Lashana Lynch, and John Boyega. Screening at Soho House New York, Ludlow House, Soho House West Hollywood, Soho House Chicago, Soho House Austin, and Soho House Nashville. Sign up here.
Table For Six
Sunny Chan directs this ensemble comedy that revolves around a family gathering gone sour. To big brother Dai, nothing is more satisfying than dining with his two younger half-siblings. But when his old flame shows up as his brother’s girlfriend, kitchen nightmare strikes and it’s up to his part-time girlfriend to simmer down the situation. Screening at Soho House Hong Kong.
Our Paris cinema programmer, Olpha Ben Salah, shares what’s coming up for Soho House Paris.
Don’t Worry Darling
Olivia Wilde’s highly anticipated second feature film, Don’t Worry Darling, will be screened to our Paris members this week. The visually stunning psychological thriller features masterful performances by Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, and also stars Nick Kroll, Sydney Chandler, Kate Berlant, Asif Ali, Douglas Smith, Timothy Simons, and Ari’el Stachel. The movie premiered in France as the closing film at the 48th Deauville Film Festival. Sign up here.
Directed by Cédric Jimenez (Bac Nord) and starring Jean Dujardin, Anaïs Demoustier, Sandrine Kiberlain, Jérémie Renier and Lyna Khoudri, Novembre will be presented to our members in an exclusive screening. Part of the Official Selection Out of Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May, the film is set around a deep dive into the heart of anti-terrorism during the five days of investigation that followed the 13 November attacks in Paris. Sign up here.
Blonde is written and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford), and stars Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody and Bobby Cannavale. Adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’ five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist bestseller, the film is a bold retelling of the personal journey of the world’s most famous sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe. It’s an imaginary portrait of the actress, singer and model of the 1950s and 1960s, told through the prism of a society devoted to the cult of celebrity. Sign up here.
Directed by French director Olivier Dahan (La Vie En Rose) and starring Elsa Zylberstein, the film depicts the life of Simone Veil, her childhood, her political battles, and her tragedies. Simone is an epic and intimate depiction of a woman with an extraordinary career who shook up her era by defending a humanist message that is still very much alive today. Sign up here.