Category Archives: Season 2017-18

Queen of Katwe

Life in the slums of Kampala, Uganda is a constant struggle for ten-year-old Phiona.  When a missionary teaches Phiona and her friends the rules of chess the girl begins a journey which leads her to fame and fortune. A true rags to riches story told in a fresh and charming manner..

Cert PG – USA 2016
Director: Mira Nair – Running time: 124 minutes – Language: English
Cast: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo

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Parched

In a village in the arid region of Gujarat, four women navigate their way through personal and cultural conflicts. Tradition has placed these women in positions of hopeless subservience but friendship and solidarity gives them a way to overcome despair and look forward to a better future.

Cert 18 – India 2015
Director: Leena Yadar – Running time: 116 minutes – Language: Hindi (English Subtitles)
Cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte

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Their Finest

A former secretary, newly appointed as scriptwriter for wartime propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production as the blitz rages around them. The savage uncertainty of life at the time, combined with the change in sexual politics, is a fascinating background to the progress of Catrin as she leaves the Welsh valleys for London. With many scenes filmed in Pembrokeshire.

Cert 12A – UK 2016
Director: Leena Scherfig – Running time: 117 minutes – Language: English
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

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The Handmaiden

A woman is hired as a handmaiden by a Japanese heiress but she is secretly involved in a plot to defraud her employer. An adaptation of the novel Fingersmith by Neyland author Sarah Waters, this is a horribly delicious suspense thriller, replete with double and triple story twists and an extraordinary sensual atmosphere.e.

Cert 18 – Korea 2016
Director: Park Chan-Wook- Running time: 167 minutes – Language: Korean, Japanese (English Subtitles)
Cast: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha

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