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Season 8

 

The Party

15 | UK | 2017 | English
Comedy, Drama
Director: Sally Potter
Date Shown: Friday 21 September 2018

Love, friendship and political convictions all unravel in this hilarious modern comedy. The all-star cast is led by Kirsten Scott-Thomas and Timothy Spall.
+ Partie de Campagne (France, 1936, 39 mins, cert PG)


The Nile Hilton Incident

12 | Egypt | 2017 | Arabic
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Tarik Saleh
Date Shown: Friday 5 October 2018

A detective investigating a murder in the capital's hotel starts to uncover layers of corruption and intrigue on the eve of the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising.
+ Windows (UK, 1975, 8 mins)


The Square

15 | Sweden | 2017 | English, Swedish, Danish
Comedy, Drama
Director: Ruben Östlund
Date Shown: Friday 19 October 2018

A daring new installation at a Stockholm art gallery is at the centre of this remarkable satire on art, culture and digital communications. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes, 2017.


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A Fantastic Woman

15 | Chile | 2017 | Spanish
Drama
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Date Shown: Friday 2 November 2018

Her partner's death throws Marina's life into turmoil - faced with the threat of losing everything, she fights back. Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2018.
+ A Boring Afternoon (Czechoslovakia, 1962, 13 mins)


A Very Long Engagement

15 | France | 2004 | French
Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Date Shown: Friday 16 November 2018

From the director and star of Amelie, this is the remarkable story of one woman's journey to discover the truth behind her lover's death on the battlefields of the First World War.


The Florida Project

15 | USA | 2017 | English
Drama
Director: Sean Baker
Date Shown: Friday 30 November 2018

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.


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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

15 | France | 1964 | French
Drama, Musical, Romance
Director: Jacques Demy
Date Shown: Friday 14 December 2018

Our Christmas film is one of the greatest of all film musicals, starring Catherine Deneuve and scored by Michel Legrand.


In Between

15 | Israel | 2016 | Hebrew/ Arabic
Drama
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Date Shown: Friday 4 January 2019

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)


I Am Not a Witch

12 | Zambia | 2017 | Nyanja, English
Drama
Director: Rungano Nyoni
Date Shown: Friday 18 January 2019

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)


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Lift to the Scaffold

PG | France | 1957 | French
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Louis Malle
Date Shown: Friday 1 February 2019

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)


Bal

PG | Turkey | 2010 | Turkish
Drama
Director: Semih Kaplanoglu
Date Shown: Friday 15 February 2019

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.


Shoplifters

15 | Japan | 2017 | Japanese
Crime, Drama
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Date Shown: Friday 1 March 2019

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!


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El Sur

PG | Spain | 1985 | Spanish
Drama, Romance
Director: Víctor Erice
Date Shown: Friday 15 March 2019

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)


Loveless

15 | Russia | 2017 | Russian
Drama
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Date Shown: Friday 29 March 2019

Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes 2017, this is another dazzling personal, family and national drama from Andrei Zvyagintsev, the director of Leviathan.


Human Flow

12 | China | 2017 | English
Documentary
Director: Ai Weiwei
Date Shown: Friday 12 April 2019

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.


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Happy End

15 | Austria | 2017 | French, English
Drama
Director: Michael Haneke
Date Shown: Friday 26 April 2019

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!