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A Man called Ove

Showing: 16th December 2018

 Cantankerous pensioner Ove still mourns for his deceased wife and expresses his misery by annoying the neighbours in his gated community with his nit-picking enforcement of petty regulations. When a young family moves in next door, they immediately incur Ove’s wrath with their boisterous good nature. Darkness and humour are artfully balanced as we follow Ove’s unexpected transformation.

Year: Sweden 2015
Director: Hannes Holm
Cast: Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars
Language: Swedish
Duration: 115 Mins
Cert: 15

Ladybird

Showing: 6th January 2019

Nurse Marion McPherson works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with her loving but strong-willed and deeply opinionated teenage daughter. The pains of adolescence and the embattled family relationships are set against the acute anxiety of post- 9/11, pre-financial crisis, suburban America.

Year: USA 2018
Director: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf
Language: English
Duration: 94 Mins
Cert: 15

Leave no Trace

Showing: 20th January 2019

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Year: 2018
Director: Debra Granik
Cast: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie
Language: (English)
Duration: 109 Mins
Cert: PG

Breathe

Showing: 3rd February 2019

For blissful newly-weds Robin and Diana, as they leave England for the promise of a bright future in Kenya, it seems that the world is their oyster. But this is the 1950’s and when Robin succumbs to an incurable disease their happiness is shattered. Based on the life of pioneering polio survivor Robin Cavendish, the film is part exuberant love story, part great escape adventure and an old-fashioned tale of triumph over adversity.

Year: UK 2017
Director: Andy Serkis
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville
Language: English
Duration: 118 Mins
Cert: 12A

The Innocents

Showing: 17th February 2019

Warsaw. December 1945.  Mathilde, a young Red Cross doctor, is approached by a nun who tells her that some women at a nearby convent are in need of medical attention. When Mathilde arrives there, she is confronted by a horrific situation. Based on the memoirs of French doctor, Madeleine Pauliac, the film provides a potent glimpse of female suffering in the aftermath of war and the strength of religious faith under siege.

Year: France 2016
Director: Anne Fontaine
Cast: Lou de Laage, Agata Kulesza
Language: Polish, French (English subtitles)
Duration: 115 Mins
Cert: 15

God’s Own Country

Showing: 3rd March 2019

When his school friends leave the Yorkshire village to go off to university, Johnny has to stay behind to run the family farm.  Becoming increasingly bitter with his hard and lonely life, he tries to drown his frustrations in binge drinking and casual sex. When a Romanian farm worker arrives to help out with lambing, Johnny begins to sense a more hopeful future. A homage to the harsh but beautiful landscape of the Dales and the farmers who struggle to make a living there.

Year: UK 2017
Director: Francis Lee
Cast: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones
Language: English
Duration: 104 Mins
Cert: 15

Lady Macbeth

Showing: 17th March 2019

Rural North-East England 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age and by his cold and unforgiving family. When she is attracted to a young worker on the family estate she stops at nothing to fulfil her desires. Reverberating with ideas about the power structures of Victorian England – class, gender and race -the plot provides plenty of shocks. One critic described Katherine as ‘Lady Chatterley gone ballistic’!

Year: UK 2017
Director: William Oldroyd
Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie
Language: English
Duration: 89 Mins
Cert: 15

Isle of Dogs

Showing: 31st March 2019

In a dystopian near-future the spread of a deadly virus among the people is blamed on their dogs and all the canine pets are transported to a remote island rubbish dump. A young boy, distraught by the loss of his beloved Spot, sets off to rescue him. Funny, but also grotesque and shocking, the film is far from a cute and cuddly pet rescue adventure.

Year: USA 2018
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum
Language: English
Duration: 105 Mins
Cert: PG

WOW Festival Film Presentation

Showing: 14th April 2019

We are delighted to be presenting one of the latest independent films from the Wales One World film festival. In previous years the festival has showcased rare gems like Rams, Wajda and Sweet Country so we are anticipating another treat this year.  The film will be chosen in January so please check our website, Facebook or local papers for details nearer the time.

Captain Fantastic

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest a father, devoted to raising his children with a rigorous physical and intellectual severity, is forced to leave his paradise and enter the outside world, presenting great challenges to himself and his sheltered family. The ensuing culture clashes are both funny and thought-provoking.

Cert 15 – USA 2016
Director: Matt Ross – Running time: 119 minutes – Language: English
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George McKay

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