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Cold War

Showing: 16th February 2020

A passionate love story between two artistic people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to always return to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.

Year: 2018
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Cast: Joanna Kulig, Thomasz Kot
Language: Polish, French (English subtitles)
Duration: 86 Mins
Cert: 15

Yuli

Showing: 1st March 2020

The film follows Carlos Acosta – nicknamed Yuli by his father – from growing up poor on the streets of his native Havana, through his time at Cuba’s National Dance School, to performing and directing with London’s prestigious Royal Ballet. Throughout, Acosta uses dance to try to make sense of his early life.

Year: 2019
Director: Iclar Bollain
Cast: Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
Duration: 95 Mins
Cert: 15

Parasite

Showing: 15th March 2020

With their father an unemployed lorry-driver, the Kim family struggle to get by. Using false accreditation, their college-age son lands a job as tutor to the daughter of the rich Park family and gradually inveigles his sister and parents into jobs at the luxury Park mansion. A searing critique of social inequality and a riotous comedy featuring the ultimate con-artist family, the film won the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes film festival.

n.b. We are not sure if this film will be available to screen by this date. If it is not available we will be showing the Japanese film ‘Shoplifters’ in its place.

Year: 2019
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun
Language: Korean (English subtitles)
Duration: 132 Mins
Cert: 15

Wild Rose

Showing: 29th March 2020

Glaswegian girl Rose-Lynn has a burning ambition. She wants to go to Nashville and fulfil her dream of becoming a Country music star. She does have an amazing talent but she is also a single mother of two, has a problem with drink and drugs and has just got out of prison! Music rings throughout a rousing movie that promises to set hearts and heads pounding.

Year: 2019
Director: Tom Harper
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo
Language: English
Duration: 98 Mins
Cert: 15

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Showing: 23rd September 2018

When her daughter is brutally murdered, Mildred Hayes confronts the local police, whose incompetent investigation of the crime reveals small-town lethargy and prejudice. The astonishing twists and turns of the plot and lurches from black comedy to sudden violence are surmounted by an outstanding performance by Frances McDormand as Mildred for which she won best actress at the Oscars.

Year: USA 2017
Director: Martin McDonough
Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson
Language: English
Duration: 115 Mins
Cert: 15

A United Kingdom

Showing: 7th October 2018

The true story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his marriage to an English woman created political and diplomatic turmoil in Africa and Britain. When the African prince and law student Seretse falls in love with London secretary Ruth, their romance stirs up a whirlwind of diplomatic conflict, revealing the deep-rooted racism of the post-war British establishment and the suspicion of Seretse’s subjects. Will their love overcome such massive obstacles?

Year: UK 2016
Director: Amma Asante
Cast: David Oyelowa, Rosamund Pike
Language: English/Tswana
Duration: 111 Mins
Cert: 12

Hotel Salvation

Showing: 21st October 2018

Like an aged elephant, 77 year old Dayanand feels his end is near and wants to spend his final days in the holy city of Varanasi. He enlists his businessman son to help him move but not everything goes to plan. A leisurely, wise and ultimately affecting meditation on father son relationships and the importance of family compromise.

Year: India 2016
Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani
Cast: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Palomi Ghosh
Language: Hindi (English Subtitles)
Duration: 103 Mins
Cert: 12

In Between

Showing: 4th November 2018

Described as a Palestinian feminist revenge fantasy, this is the story of three very different Palestinian women, living and working in Tel Aviv. Tensions flair when Noor, who wears the hijab, moves in with the much more liberal and secular Laila and Salma. But all three find that they have more in common with each other than they expected. Conflicts with family and men produce a common bond of solidarity.

Year: Israel 2016
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Cast: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh
Language: Arabic (English Subtitles)
Duration: 96 Mins
Cert: 15

Sweet Country

Showing: 18th November 2018

Set in the harsh landscapes of Australia’s Northern Territory in the 1920’s, we follow the journey of Sam, an Aboriginal farm worker, who shoots a white man in self-defence and is pursued across the arid landscape by a vengeful posse of white lawmen and ranchers. An Aussie western as stark, merciless and majestic as the Outback itself.

Year: Australia 2016
Director: Warwick Thornton
Cast: Sam Neill, Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown
Language: English
Duration: 110 Mins
Cert: 15

The Breadwinner

Showing: 2nd December 2018

Afghanistan under Taliban control 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. The animation beautifully brings to life the landscape and culture of Kabul, from the bustling bazaar to the vistas of distant mountains.

Year: Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg 2017
Director: Nora Twomey
Cast:
Language: English
Duration: 94 Mins
Cert: 12A