Category Archives: Season 2012-13

A Separation

A modern and ambitious film, Simin and Nader are faced with a dilemma as they go through a divorce. Simin wants to move to the West with her 11 year old daughter as she believes opportunities for women are greater there. Nader wants his daughter to stay with him in Teheran as his father is suffering from Alzheimer’s and needs constant care. An award winning and intelligent drama whose subject resonates far beyond its contemporary Iranian setting.

PG cert – Iran 2011 – Director: Asghar Farhadi
Running time: 122 minutes – Language: Persian
Cast: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Sarina Farhadi

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Le Quattro Volte

An old shepherd lives out his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria. Set at the southernmost tip of Italy this film is a beautiful combination of an old man’s struggle to continue with his vocation whilst at the same time come to terms with ageing in a changing world. The film gives witness to the birth of his much loved baby goats and it shows the lives of the simple people in the hills of Calabria. We see all the stages of life through beautiful imagery which at times is dramatic and at other times comical.

U cert – Italy 2010 – Director: Michelangelo Frammartino
Running time: 88 minutes – Language: Italian
Cast: Bruno Timpano, Giuseppe Fada, Nazareno Timpano

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Le Havre

In this warm-hearted portrait of the French harbour city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African asylum seeker, Idrissa, into the path of Marcel Marx, a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoe shiner. With innate optimism and the unwavering support of his community, Marcel stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation.

PG cert – France 2011 – Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Running time: 93 minutes – Language: French
Cast: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel

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Moonrise Kingdom

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-yearolds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing offshore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff and Edward Norton is the Scout troop leader.

12A cert – USA 2012 – Director: Wes Anderson
Running time: 94 minutes – Language: English
Cast: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, Edward Norton

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