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Friday 30 November 2018
The Florida Project
15 | USA | 2017 | English
Director: Sean Baker
In a motel across the road from Disneyland, the innocence of childhood is tested by social divides. Caretaker William Dafoe finds his match in precocious six year-old Moonee, her playmates, and her unconventional mother.
Friday 14 December 2018
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
15 | France | 1964 | French
Drama, Musical, Romance
Director: Jacques Demy
Our Christmas film is one of the greatest of all film musicals, starring Catherine Deneuve and scored by Michel Legrand.
Friday 4 January 2019
15 | Israel | 2016 | Hebrew/ Arabic
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Three young Palestinian-Israeli women - a devout student, a club DJ, and a successful aspiring lawyer - learn to live together.
+ The Heart Of Britain (UK, 1941, 10 mins)
Friday 18 January 2019
I Am Not a Witch
12 | Zambia | 2017 | Nyanja, English
Director: Rungano Nyoni
When nine-year-old Shula is stigmatised as a witch in her village, she determines to plot her own course in life.
+ Un Chien Andalou (Spain, 1929, 16 mins)
Friday 1 February 2019
Lift to the Scaffold
PG | France | 1957 | French
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Louis Malle
Louis Malle's debut is a gripping thriller with a unique alibi and a gorgeous soundtrack from Miles Davies.
+ Momma Don't Allow (UK, 1956,22 mins)
Friday 15 February 2019
PG | Turkey | 2010 | Turkish
Director: Semih Kaplanoglu
A beautiful, gentle film about family love and the mysteries of nature set in the remote Turkish countryside. Winner of the best film award at the Berlin Film Festival.
Friday 1 March 2019
15 | Japan | 2017 | Japanese
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
A Tokyo family rely on shoplifting to keep themselves out of poverty. This is an outstanding domestic drama from the director of Like Father, Like Son and I Wish that is sure to steal your heart!
Friday 15 March 2019
PG | Spain | 1985 | Spanish
Director: Víctor Erice
This delicate, mysterious film follows Estrella revisiting her childhood home in 1950s Northern Spain. Widely regarded as one of the best ever Spanish films.
+ Cigarettes and Coffee (Romania, 2004, 15 mins)
Friday 29 March 2019
15 | Russia | 2017 | Russian
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes 2017, this is another dazzling personal, family and national drama from Andrei Zvyagintsev, the director of Leviathan.
Friday 12 April 2019
12 | China | 2017 | English
Director: Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei travels to 23 countries to capture the reality of mass refugee flows. He sees people on the move seeking safety, shelter and justice, and finding by turns rejection and compassion.
Friday 26 April 2019
15 | Austria | 2017 | French, English
Director: Michael Haneke
Isabelle Huppert stars in this black comedy of inter-generational backstabbing. Squabbles over the family business, pervasive surveillance, and long-suppressed family secrets make for a heady mixture!