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January - June 2019 programme

15th JanuaryCold War (Zimna wojna) (15)

Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski Poland/UK/France 2018 (88m)

Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with this stunning epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. Sumptuously shot in luminous black and white, it spans decades and crosses the divided continent to tell a tragic and moving love story. Winner of Cannes Best Director award.


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29th January Faces Places (Visages villages)

Dirs. Agnès Varda, J.R. France 2017 (94m)

Iconic 90-year-old filmmaker Agnès Varda forges an unlikely partnership with enigmatic photographer JR as they embark on a road trip around France like no other. A deeply charming and life-affirming look at not only the subtle power of community but the inspiration that can emerge from the most unexpected of friendships.

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5th FebruaryApostasy (PG)

Dir. Daniel Kokotajilo UK 2017 (95m)

Written and directed by a former Jehovah’s Witness, Apostasy is the story of a young woman’s rebellion, as she starts to question the choices her mother has made. A powerful and authentic debut that offers a rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.


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19th February

The Heiresses (Las herederas) (12A)

Dir. Marcelo Martinessi Paraguay/Uruguay/Germany/Brazil/Norway/France 2018 (98m)

Chela and Chiquita have been together for 30 years but when Chiquita is imprisoned on fraud charges after the pair falls into debt, Chela is forced to face a new reality. She starts a local taxi service for a group of elderly ladies and as she begins to settle into her new life, embarks on her own personal revolution.


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26th February Western (12A)

Dir. Valeska Grisebach Germany/Bulgaria/Austria 2017 (118m)

The clash of European cultures is rarely as well defined as in this drama about a group of German construction workers settling in rural Bulgaria. With language barriers and residual post-war resentment in the air, an inevitable showdown approaches in this slow-burn contemporary western; a sharp critique of prejudice and modern business.


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5th March

Leave No Trace (PG)

Dir. Debra Granik USA 2017 (109m)

Will and his teenage daughter have lived off the grid in the forests of Oregon for years. Discovered by the authorities, they are both put into social services. They struggle to adapt and attempt to return to the wild but conflicting desires start to break their idyllic set-up. The Winter's Bone director returns with a powerful father-daughter drama.


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19th March

Wajib (L'Invitation au mariage) (15)

Dir. Annemarie Jacir Palestine/France/Germany/Colombia/Norway/UAE/Qatar 2017 (95m)

It is the duty of Palestinian men, when a female relative is getting married, to personally deliver invitations; Shadi returns after years in Rome to help his father. Set and shot amongst the Arab community in Nazareth, Wajib is a family comedy-drama giving a fascinating and revealing insight into a seldom filmed society.

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26th March

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (Hymyilevä mies) (12A)

Dir. Juho Kuosamanen Finland/Sweden/Germany 2016 (93m)

The true story of the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Olli's small-town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom … but he has just fallen in love, and boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli's attention.

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16th April

Dogman (15)

Dir. Matteo Garrone Italy/France 2018 (103m)

Marcello is a gentle dog groomer who wants to look after his dogs and take his daughter on exotic holidays. But to fund this lifestyle he runs a side business which has more unsavoury clientele and he soon finds himself fighting to get out of a dangerous criminal plan. Best Actor Award at Cannes.

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30th April

Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (15)

Dir. Koreeda Hirokazu Japan 2018 (121m)

Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her. Although the family is poor, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

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7th May

The Wife (15)

Dir. Björn L Runge UK/USA/Sweden 2017 (100m)

Glenn Close delivers a stunning performance as Joan Castleman, a devoted wife who begins to question her life choices and sacrifices as she travels with her charismatic husband (Jonathan Pryce) to Stockholm, where he is set to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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21st May

Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993)(12A)

Dir. Carla Simón Spain 2017 (96m)

Having just lost her mother, six-year-old Frida is sent to rural Catalonia to live with her uncle, his wife, and their four-year-old daughter. Struggling to process her grief, she attempts to find her place in the world and rediscover the meaning of family. An astonishing autobiographical debut from Simón.


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4th June

The Favourite (15)

Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos USA/UK/Ireland 2018 (119m)

Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is ailing, England is at war with France and landowners are on the brink of revolt over the cost of the conflict. Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), loyal companion and advisor, has a rival for the Queen’s attentions when her scheming cousin (Emma Stone) arrives at the palace.


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18th June

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Dir. Jon S Baird UK 2019 (98m)

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.


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