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Kino 70- Metalworks, metal brain

Fanatical French film theorist Jean Epstein thought of the camera as a “metal brain” which transforms the external world into art. What better venue for an open mic short film night then than an actual metalworks? Except that on arrival we found the screening room filled with Kuwaiti tanks waiting to be melted down or […]


It’s A Wonderful Life? Check. Elf? Saw it twice. The Great Escape? Not even about Christmas, but yes. Now that you’ve made yourself sick with classic festive films, mountains of mince pies, and countless flagons of mulled wine, come and start 2015 off with a detox of average lager, fat-free popcorn (if you scrape the toffee […]


As it’s December, that means that anything that happens on a monthly basis has to have a Christmas edition, and Kino is no exception. To celebrate, we’re planning on getting all you lovely people sat in a room to watch a dozen or so random short films fresh from London’s filmmaking community. Yes, that is […]

Kino #68- Insurrection

    November’s Kino was a night of reckless insubordination. Trailers masqueraded as shorts. Suggestions for film challenges were too grotesque and inhumane to be read aloud. Bribes were made. Then, the final insult: Kino London’s Laura Shacham failed to put the Kino logo at the end of her film. Her penance? To make and screen […]

Film of the Week // Anglais Complet // by 10Films (2012)

Black and white, check. French accent on voiceover, check. Man with a ballgag in mouth and dog lead round neck, check Anglais Complet by 10Films ticks all the boxes for a funny, well made short and we’re always glad to see them on the screening list at Kino! When’s the next one guys?