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Summer 2018

 

The White Knights

12 | Belgium | 2015 | French/Arabic
Drama
Director: Joachim Lafosse
Date Shown: Friday 18 May 2018

Based on a true story, this topical drama tells of an NGO entering Chad's civil war to rescue orphans from the conflict. Their plans, driven by the best of intentions, soon go wrong in unexpected ways.


Since Otar Left

15 | France/Belgium/Georgia | 2004 |  Georgian/French/Russian
Drama
Director: Julie Bertuccelli
Date Shown: Friday 1 June 2018

A charming tale of three generations of Georgian women, Otar's mother, sister and niece. When he goes missing, their search for him exposes tensions and takes unexpected directions…this is a beautiful, affecting film about family life.


Museum Hours

12 | Austria | 2012 | German/English
Drama
Director: Jem Cohen
Date Shown: Friday 15 June 2018

A security guard's reflections at Vienna's art museum, and his relationship with a lonely American visitor, develop into a wideranging journey through art, the city, love and life. This is a mysterious, beautiful and compelling film.


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Aquarius

18 | Brazil | 2016 | Portugese
Drama
Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Date Shown: Friday 29 June 2018

Widow and retired music critic Clara is the last resident of the Aquarius apartment block. When developers determine to drive her out, the stage is set for an epic struggle that is both profoundly personal and a wider critique of wider trends in Brazilian society. One of the very best Latin American films of recent times.