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The Society has been showing the best of world and independent cinema in Slough for 70 years

10th SeptemberThe White Crow (12A)
Dir. Ralph Fiennes UK/France/Serbia 2018 (127m)
A thrilling biopic following the story of Rudolf Nureyev, the famous ballet dancer for the Kirov Ballet Company, as he travels to Paris in 1961 for his first trip outside the Soviet Union. With KGB officers watching his every move, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision. An ode to the beauty of the human physique and a glimpse into the political history of the time.

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17th SeptemberEverybody Knows (15)
Dir. Asghar Farhadi Spain/France/Italy 2018 (133m)
Laura travels with her two children from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister's wedding. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed. Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darin star in this gripping thriller.

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24th SeptemberWINDSOR FRINGE FESTIVAL FILM
Kedi (U) Dir. Ceyda Torun Turkey/USA 2016 (79m)
Cats roam the city of Istanbul. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Following seven of the city’s street cats, this charming documentary shows us the city from their perspective.

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1st OctoberWINDSOR FRINGE FESTIVAL FILM
Isle of Dogs (PG)

Dir. Wes Anderson USA/Germany 2018 (101m)
In this animated film an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy journeys there to rescue his lost dog, helped by a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy.

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15th OctoberHappy as Lazzaro (12A) (Lazzaro felice)
Dir. Alice Rohrwacher Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany 2018 (125m)
Rohrwacher’s Cannes prize-winner is a lustrous, time-bending gem set in a tiny village cut off from the modern world. Tancredi makes his gentle peasant friend, Lazzaro, an accomplice in a cunning plan to fake his own kidnapping and pocket the ransom from his wealthy, much loathed mother but nothing goes quite as expected. A heady, spellbinding cocktail of folklore, allegory, class, greed and corruption.

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22nd OctoberBeats (18)
Dir. Brian Welsh UK 2019 (96m)
Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of ’94 head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Navigating class and social inequalities, and featuring an eclectic and electrifying soundtrack, director Welsh delivers a funny and bittersweet coming-of-age story, shot entirely in black and white.

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29th OctoberAsh Is Purest White (15)
Dir. Jia Zhangke China/France/Japan 2018 (136m)
Qiao is sent to prison after taking the rap to save her gangster lover. Emerging years later, and finding her lover otherwise engaged and the country she knew transformed by capitalism, she heads out, bent on revenge and self-discovery. Director Zhangke dissects the dissonances of 21st century China with a winding tale of love, disillusionment and survival.

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5th November

Capernaum (15)

Dir. Nadine Labaki Lebanon/France/USA 2018 (120m)
After running away from his negligent parents, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him. The hectic and heart-breaking film is driven by director Labaki’s innate curiosity, and her determination to prove that there’s hope in the darkest of places. Winner of the Jury Award at Cannes.

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13th November (Wednesday)Rafiki (12A)
Dir. Wanuri Kahiu Kenya/S.Africa/Germany/Netherlands/France/Norway/Lebanon/UK 2017 (82m)
With beautiful scenes connected through shades of fuchsia and violet, this gentle film follows the development of love between two young women. Brimming with Afropop aesthetics and the dreamy intimacy of first love, Kahiu’s feature – banned in its home country – is a rallying indictment against Kenya’s homophobic laws.

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26th NovemberBirds of Passage (15)
Dirs. Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra Colombia/Denmark/Mexico/Germany/Switzerland/France
From the producers and directors of the Academy Award-nominated Embrace of the Serpent, Birds of Passage is a beautifully shot and truly gripping story about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the marijuana boom of the 1960s/70s.

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3rd December The Guardians (15) (Les Gardiennes)
Xavier Beauvois France/Switzerland 2017 (138m)
Adapted from the 1924 novel by Ernest Pérochon, this stunning period drama is set during the First World War and tells the rarely told story of the women who kept French farms running while the men were at the front. A quiet yet poignant war movie, with Natalie Baye outstanding amongst a strong female cast.

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17th DecemberWoman at War (12A)
Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson Iceland/France/Ukraine 2018 (101m)
Behind the scenes of her quiet routine, Halla leads a double life as an environmental activist, using sabotage to disrupt the multinational companies trying to destroy her beloved Iceland. As she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation, she gets some unexpected news that will turn her life upside down. Touching and very, very funny, with a quirky soundtrack of Icelandic folk music.

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