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Wednesday 25 March 2020


 

The Life And Death of Colonel Blimp

 
U | UK | 1943 | English
Drama, Romance, War
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

One of the greatest British films of all time, this is an epic tale of friendship, honour, romance and ageing from directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Shot in glorious Technicolour and beautifully restored, it more than retains its charm and emotional power 75 years on.


Friday 20 March 2020


 

Everybody Knows

 
15 | Spain | 2018 | Spanish
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
Included in Main Season
 
Multi award-winning Ashgar Farhadi's latest film is an intricately plotted drama starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem: a psychological thriller that uncovers family secrets the way only Fahardi can!


Wednesday 11 March 2020


 

The Divine Order

 
12 | Switzerland | 2017 | Swiss German
Comedy, Drama
Director: Petra Volpe

Set in Switzerland in 1971, this feel-good celebration of the struggle for women's right to vote tells an important story in a highly entertaining fashion, recreating the campaigning of a dutiful housewife who unexpectedly becomes the leader of the local suffragette movement.


Friday 6 March 2020


 

Faces, Places

 
12 | France | 2018 | French
Documentary
Director: JR, Agnès Varda
 
Included in Main Season
 
Legendary French film director Agnes Varda and photographer JR tour small town France producing vast photo installations of local communities and sites in a heart-warming tribute to vanishing communities.


Wednesday 26 February 2020


 

Foxtrot

 
15 | Israel | 2017 | Hebrew
Drama
Director: Samuel Maoz

A black comedy about the absurdities of war, Foxtrot tells the story of four young conscripts manning a surreal Israeli border post. Audaciously combining surrealism and slapstick, this film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.


Friday 21 February 2020


 

Cold War

 
15 | Poland | 2018 | Polish
Drama, History, Music
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
 
Included in Main Season
 
A romantic epic set in the ruins of postwar Poland and Paris. Pitting the love and creativity of two people from very different backgrounds against Soviet propaganda, this is a compelling drama. Winner of Best Director at Cannes, 2018.


Wednesday 12 February 2020


 

Zama

 
15 | Argentina | 2017 | Spanish
Drama
Director: Lucrecia Martel

Diego de Zama, an 18th-century administrator in the service imperial Spain is trapped in South America, awaiting a better posting. Mixing the influences as diverse as Beckett, Borges and Kafka, the film paints an engrossing portrait of the burdens of empire.


Friday 7 February 2020


 

Capernaum

 
15 | Lebanon | 2018 | Arabic
Drama
Director: Nadine Labaki
 
Included in Main Season
 
This sharp-eyed, street-level drama about childhood in contemporary Beirut features two remarkable performances by its young stars. Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.


Wednesday 29 January 2020


 

Donbass

 
15 | Ukraine | 2018 | Russian/ Ukrainian
Drama
Director: Sergey Loznitsa

This extraordinary film takes us on a voyage through Eastern Ukraine, showing the intertwined battlefields, conflicts and deceptions of a troubled region in a post-truth world. Mixing documentary and fiction, it offers a remarkable cinematic experience.


Friday 24 January 2020


 

The Guilty

 
15 | Denmark | 2017 | Danish
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Gustav Möller
 
Included in Main Season
 
A police officer at a call centre takes a call from a desperate woman and is soon engaged in a race against time, facing a crime far bigger than he first thought. An utterly gripping thriller.


Wednesday 15 January 2020


 

Dogman

 
15 | Italy | 2018 | Italian
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Matteo Garrone

On the edge of Naples, Marcello the dog-groomer has a sideline in the drugs trade and a delicate, dangerous relationship with local organized crime. His story produces a tension-filled crime thriller every bit as gripping as director Matteo Garonne's earlier Gomorrah.


Wednesday 15 January 2020


 

Dogman

 
15 | Italy | 2018 | Italian
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Matteo Garrone

On the edge of Naples, Marcello the dog-groomer has a sideline in the drugs trade and a delicate, dangerous relationship with local organized crime. His story produces a tension-filled crime thriller every bit as gripping as director Matteo Garonne's earlier Gomorrah.


Friday 10 January 2020


 

Burning

 
15 | Korea | 2018 | Korea
Drama, Mystery
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
Included in Main Season
 
An elegant mystery about obsessive love based on a short story by Haruki Mirukami. Rarely has an offer to look after a neighbour's cat led to such unexpected consequences...


Friday 20 December 2019


 

Loving Vincent

 
12 | UK | 2017 | English
Animation, Biography, Crime
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
 
Included in Main Season
 
The world's first fully painted feature film, this is a full-length animation entirely in the style of Van Gogh. Featuring the work of more than 100 painters and animators, it is both a glorious tribute to his art and an entertaining speculation on his death.


Friday 6 December 2019


 

The Ciambra

 
15 | Italy | 2018 | Italian
Crime, Drama
Director: Jonas Carpignano
 
Included in Main Season
 
A remarkable story of adolescence in Sicily which dramatically shows how young men are squeezed between the Mafia, African migrants, and the Romani community. The film features many striking performances from local people.


Friday 22 November 2019


 

The Guardians

 
15 | France | 2017 | French
Drama, War
Director: Xavier Beauvois
 
Included in Main Season
 
From the director of "Of Gods and Men" comes a compassionate drama about the rural women of France during World War I. This is a beautifully shot period drama of the battle of wills on the home front.


Friday 8 November 2019


 

Werckmeister Harmonies

 
12 | Hungary | 2000 | Hungarian
Drama, Mystery
Director: Bela Tarr, Agnes Hranitzky
 
Included in Main Season
 
Tieing in with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this stunning vision of Eastern Europe in disarray comes from Bela Tarr, the greatest East European film director to emerge in the aftermath of 1989.


Friday 25 October 2019


 

Western

 
12 | Germany | 2017 | German
Drama
Director: Valeska Grisebach
 
Included in Main Season
 
A group of German construction workers starts a tough job remote in the Bulgarian countryside. As the foreign land awakens strong emotions in the men and their hosts, the stage is set for a showdown...


Friday 11 October 2019


 

The Third Murder

 
15 | Japan | 2017 | Japanese
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
 
Included in Main Season
 
A courtroom drama from a country in which almost all trials lead to convictions. Director Hirokazu Koreeda ("Shoplifters") creates mystery and suspense in this complex death-sentence tale.


Friday 27 September 2019


 

Child's Pose

 
15 | Romania | 2013 | Romanian
Drama
Director: Calin Peter Netzer
 
Included in Main Season
 
Cornelia lives at the pinnacle of society. When her 30-year old son commits a serious offence, her attempts to help turn to something more sinister. Winner of the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013.


Friday 13 September 2019


 

The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

 
15 | Sweden | 2013 | Swedish
Adventure, Comedy
Director: Felix Herngren
 
Included in Main Season
 
This hugely entertaining comedy is based on the best-selling book. Allan Karlsson uses his 100th birthday celebrations as an excuse to escape his nursing home and embark on an unexpected and hilarious journey.