Category Archives: Season 2018-19

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

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

On Body and Soul

Showing: 20th January 2019

A middle-aged finance manager, lonely and resigned to a solitary future, meets a shy young woman, recently appointed as quality inspector in the abattoir where they both work and a painful romance blossoms in these unlikely surroundings. But this is a romance like no other, weird and beset by the strangest obstacles to happiness. Probably the most original odd –couple movie for years.

Year: Hungary 2017
Director: ldiko Enyedi
Cast: Alexandra Borbely, Geza Morcsanyi
Language: Hungarian (English subtitles)
Duration: 116 Mins
Cert: 18

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