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Friday 17 April 2020

Under the Tree

15 | Iceland | 2017 | Icelandic
Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurusson
Included in Main Season
A dispute between neighbours escalates in extraordinary ways in this Icelandic black-comedy, leading to a bizarre encounter with a nail gun, and much else besides. A fun finale to our season!
Friday 3 April 2020

Happy as Lazarro

15 | Italy | 2018 | Italian
Drama, Fantasy
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Included in Main Season
Lazzaro, a good-hearted young peasant, yearns to escape the stultifying countryside. In doing so, he embarks on a remarkable voyage to the city in this moving satire on rural life and urban glitz in which nothing is quite what it seems.
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.
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.
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