Category Archives: Season 2013-14

A Late Quartet

A Late Quartet

A Late QuartetWhen the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. Inspired by and structured around Beethoven’s Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, A Late Quartet pays homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York.

15 cert – USA 2012 – Director: Yaron Ziberman
Running time: 105 minutes – Language: English
Cast: Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Headhunters

Headhunters

HeadhuntersRoger is a corporate head-hunter with an expensive modernist house, a gorgeous trophy wife and a lifestyle straight out of the world of consumer dreams but all financed by a parallel life of crime involving thefts of fine art. However, when Roger steals a picture from a mysterious client he finds he has met his match and suddenly his life hangs by a thread. Headhunters is a taut Nordic thriller in the mould of ‘The Killing’ which takes an ironic look at the meaning of success in the modern world.

15 cert – Norway 2012 – Director: Morten Tyldum
Running time: 101 minutes – Language: Norwegian
Cast: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Wadjda

Wadjda

WadjdaWadjda is a movie of firsts. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. Even more impressive, Wadjda is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer- director Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with her new film. This is a warmly emotional and gently provocative coming-of-age drama which offers a message of hope to future generations of Saudi women.

PG cert – Saudi Arabia 2013 – Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Running time: 98 minutes – Language: Arabic
Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed

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No

No

NoChile 1988 – The government of the dictator General Pinochet, pressurised by its American backers, has agreed to hold a presidential referendum. The General believes it will be a walkover for him, especially as the left-wing opposition, seeing the process as mere window-dressing, has called for a boycott. But tension builds as a handsome, whizz-kid advertising executive takes up the NO campaign and achieves such success that the government resorts to ever dirtier tricks to ensure Pinochet wins. No is a cunning and richly enjoyable combination of political drama and media satire.

18 cert – Chile 2012 – Director: Pablo Larrain
Running time: 115 minutes – Language: Spanish
Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro

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