A look at what’s on the silver screen beyond your local Odeon.
Thursday: We hadn’t heard of Lupe Yoli, or “La Lupe”, before, but if the above picture of the “Afro-Cuban bad girl of Latin music” doesn’t grab your attention, then you might just be clinically dead. La Lupe Queen Of Latin Soul, a documentary on the life and times of the salsa pioneer and all round hell-raiser, is playing tonight at the Women’s Library, E1. Admission is free, call 020 7320 2222 or email email@example.com to reserve tickets.
Saturday: Michael Haneke’s Hidden was praised to the heavens upon its release in 2006 by the posh papers, its tale of a middle-class French couple being plagued by an ugly, forgotten incident from their past sounding a sombre message about colonial guilt, the deliberately open ending apparently bringing viewers back again in search of a resolution. While not Haneke’s finest, the film does remain powerful, with nuanced performances by Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche anchoring a plot that would otherwise lose momentum. Still, like with much of Haneke, you can’t help but imagine that, behind the curtain, he’s chuckling at causing such hand-wringing among the chattering classes. BFI Southbank, 8.40pm, £8.60/£6.25 concessions.
Tuesday: When their debut album was released in 2006, Arctic Monkeys became one of the planet’s hottest bands seemingly overnight. While their star may have waned a little since then, you can catch them at their best: the Ritzy in Brixton is showing Arctic Monkeys At The Apollo, a documentary on the final gig in their 2007 world tour and a testament to a band at the night of their powers. 9.15pm, £8.50.
Festivals, seasons etc. The Barbican’s Cinema of Brazil: Afro-Brazilian Perspectives brings fiction and documentary films that focus on the Latin American nation’s rich African heritage. One of the most intriguing on offer promises to be Ginga, which attempts to understand the reasons why football in Brazil is unlike anywhere else on earth. The season runs from 9th to 15th October.