click on the film name for details - courtesy of the International Movie Data Base.
The Women on the Sixth Floor - our last film season 30.
In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple’s lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids.
THE SELFISH GIANT - 9th. March 2016
UK 2013 15 91m (drama)
A contemporary fable about two scrappy 13-year old working-class friends in the UK who seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal, leading to tragic consequences.
Dir: Clio Barnard. Starring Shaun Thomas, Conner Chapman, Sean Gilder
IDA - 24th. February 2016
Poland/Denmark/France/UK 2014 12A 82m (drama)
Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the point of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.
Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski. Starring Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska,
Dawid Ogrod nik
RELATOS SALVAJES (Wild Tales) – 3rd February 2016
Argentina 2014 15 122m (comedy/drama/thriller)
A black comedy with six OTT tales of revenge, the film is a splendidly anarchic portrait of a world on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Dir: Damian Szifron. Starring Dario Grandinetti, Maria Marull, Monica Villa
LA JAULA DE ORO (Golden Dream) – 20th. January 2016
Mexico 2013 12 108m (drama)
Juan, Sara and Samuel, three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, travel to the United States in search of a better life. On their journey they meet Chauk, who doesn’t speak a word of Spanish.
Dir: Diego Quemada-Diez. Starring Brandon Lopez, Rodolfo Dominguez, Karen Martinez
INTOUCHABLES (The Untouchables) 6th January 2016
France 2011 15 112m (comedy/drama)
In Paris the aristocratic Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire who engages the services of a young African man, Driss, to be his carer. Driss, brilliantly played by Omar Sy, changes the boring life of Philippe and his employees.
Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano. Starring Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
DARK HORSE – 16th. December 2015 UK 2015 PG 85m (documentary/drama).
An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse.
Dir: Louise Osmond
FORCE MAJEURE – 2nd December 2015 Sweden 2014 15 120m (drama/comedy)
A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day. A wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama as their world is turned upside down.
Dir: Ruben Ostlund. Starring Johannes Kuhnhe, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD - 18th. November 2015
UK 1967 PG 169m (drama)
Dir: John Schlesinger. Starring Julie Christie,Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates
Thomas Hardy’s famous novel, filmed in Dorset and Wiltshire, is our retrospective film this season. Bethsheba Everdene is a wilful, passionate girl who captures the lives and loves of three very different men
Il CAPITALE UMONO (Human Capital) – 4th. November 2015
Italy/France 2013 15 111m (drama)
The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve
Dir: Paolo Virzi. Starring Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruno Tedesc
LOVE IS STRANGE - 21st. October 2015 UK 2014 15 94m (drama)
Ben and George get married. George is fired from his teaching job forcing them to stay separately with friends while they sell their house and look for cheaper housing.
Dir: Ira Sachs. Starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei
DIFRET – 7th. October 2015 Ethiopia 2014 12 99m (drama)
Outside Addis Ababa a bright 14year old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop and kidnap her with the intent of abducting her into marriage.
Dir: Zeresenay Mehari. Starring Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Haregewine Assifa
OF HORSES AND MEN – 23rd September 2015 Iceland/Germany/Norway 2015 15 (comedy/romance)
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences.
Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson. Starring Ingvar Eggert Sigurasson, Charlotte Boring
SELMA - 9th. September 2015 USA 2014 PG 128m (documentary)
A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Dir: Ava DuVernay. Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth
last season – 2015 – 2015
UK 2014 comedy/drama 120m
It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support. Starring; Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West .
UK 2014 n/a 149m Biography/drama
The film explores the last quarter century in the life of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner. Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he diesDir: Mike Leigh. Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson.
France/Belgium 2011 PG 93m Comedy/drama
Dom works the night-shift in a small hotel near Le Havre. One night a woman arrives with no luggage and no shoes. Her name is Fiona and she tells him she is a fairy and can grant him three wishes. She makes two of his wishes come true and then mysteriously disappears.Dir: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon. Starring Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy
USA 2013 15 138m
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it’s enchanting. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the whole world crashing down Dir: David O. Russell. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper.
USAUK/Qatar 2013 15 130m Thriller
A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family’s homeland.Dir: Mira Nair. Starring Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland
Australia/Thailand/Laos 2013 12 96m Drama
A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by the legacy of war, to prove he’s not bad luck he builds a giant rocket to enter the most dangerous competition of the year, The Rocket Festival.
Dir: Kim Mordaunt. Starring Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam,r Sitthiphon
UK 1965 PG 112m Drama/thriller
Alec Leamas, a British spy, is sent to East Germany supposedly to defect, but in fact to sow disinformation. Tonight’s film is both our retrospective for the season and our tribute to the late Ossie Morris, our president and the film’s Director of Photography. Ossie won both BAFTA and British Society of Cinematographers award for his work on this film.Dir: Martin Ritt. Starring Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom.
USA 2013 15 115m
An ageing, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million- dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. Told with deadpan humour and a unique visual style it’s ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn’t understand.Dir: Alexander Payne. Starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb
“Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann”
114mins – adventure – comedy 15
Dynamite expert Allan Karlsson’s life, and the unlikely events following his escape from the old folk’s home on his 100th birthday
France/Luxembourg 2014 15 103mLucie presumes her husband Paul – an older neurosurgeon – is having an affair. Indeed, Paul has been acting strangely, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated. He meets a younger woman who claims he once operated on her….Dir: Philippe Claudel. Starring Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leila Bekht
Ireland/UK 2014 15 100m Drama
After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him. McDonagh’s film is set in Sligo and, against a background of religious hypocrisy, he gives Gleeson probably his best role yet.
USA 2013 12A 98m Comedy/drama
Jasmine French used to be top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. She looks a million but isn’t bringing money, peace or love as her old pretensions and new deceits foul up
India/France/Germany/USA 2013 PG 103m
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.
USA/Germany 2014 15 100m Comedy
The adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Mustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune
Dir: Wes Anderson
Season 28 – 2013 to 2014.
|In Love with Alma Cogan UK, 2011 12A 99m Director – Tony Britten. Starring Roger Lloyd-Pack, Niamh Cusack, Gwyneth Strong (drama)Amour France/Germany/Austria 2012 PG 127mDirector: Michael Hanneke. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert. (drama/romance)