Season 10

We were delighted — and relieved — to have managed a full Season 10, albeit one year late. Our capacity was initially reduced to 50, then later 60, members at a time to allow more space between seats.

Two films which could not be shown at the end of Season 9 were included in this Season: Everybody Knows and Under the Tree.


15 | Chile | 2013 | Spanish, subtitled

Director: Sebastián Lelio
Date Shown: Friday 24 September 2021

Multi-award winning and sharply humorous, this sensitive drama of a young at heart 50-something is set against the striking backdrop of Chilean society in upheaval.

Birds of Passage

15 | Colombia | 2018 | Wayuu, Spanish, subtitled

Director: Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego
Date Shown: Friday 8 October 2021

A thrilling depiction of the origins of the international drugs trade in Colombia, this is an explosive tale of indigenous traditions, gangsters, and fratricidal war.

A Season In France

12 | France | 2017 | French, subtitled

Director: Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Date Shown: Friday 22 October 2021

A college professor flees his native Chad and seeks asylum in France. This compassionate and observant film shows the human stories behind the statistics.

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Ash Is Purest White

15 | China | 2018 | Mandarin, subtitled

Director: Jia Zhangke
Date Shown: Friday 5 November 2021

An epic, bittersweet tale from China's most prominent film director showcasing his ability to capture the spirit and complexity of a nation in rapid social and economic transition.


15 | UK | 2019 | English

Director: Mark Jenkin
Date Shown: Friday 19 November 2021

Stunningly shot in 16mm black and white on a handheld camera, this is a remarkable, up to the minute story of tensions between locals and incomers in Cornwall with a stunning final outcome.


12 | Germany | 2019 | German, French, subtitled

Director: Christian Petzold
Date Shown: Friday 3 December 2021

This 1940s tale of refugees, riot police and stolen identities is cleverly set in present day Marseilles. As the protagonist steals an identity to make his escape to Mexico, deeply disturbing results follow.

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Some Like It Hot

PG | USA | 1959 | English

Director: Billy Wilder
Date Shown: Friday 17 December 2021

One of the funniest films of all time, this classic starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe is a stunningly slick and quick-fire farce that fizzes with energy from start to finish. Seeing it on the big screen makes all the more impact!

In Bloom

15 | Georgia | 2013 | Georgian, subtitled

Director: Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß
Date Shown: Friday 4 February 2022

A civil war in the former Soviet republic of Georgia provides the background to this remarkable teenage coming of age story in a turbulent, unpredictable and largely unforgiving society.

Three Faces

15 | Iran | 2018 | Persian, subtitled

Director: Jafar Panahi
Date Shown: Friday 18 February 2022

An Iranian road trip movie that takes us deep into the countryside through the eyes of three generations of film makers, each with a different view on their country and its future.

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Who You Think I Am

15 | France | 2019 | French, subtitled

Director: Safy Nebbou
Date Shown: Friday 4 March 2022

Divorcee Claire creates a fake profile on social media and engages in a journey of self-discovery under her alias. But as the real and virtual start to mesh together, considerable complexities arise…

Everybody Knows

15 | Spain | 2018 | Spanish, subtitled

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Date Shown: Friday 18 March 2022

Directed by Ashgar Farhadi, this is an intricately plotted drama starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, a psychological thriller that uncovers family secrets the way only Fahardi can!

The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp

U | UK | 1943 | English

Director: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Date Shown: Friday 1 April 2022

One of the greatest British films of all time, this is an epic tale of friendship, honour, romance and ageing. Shot in glorious Technicolour and beautifully restored, it still looks wonderful.

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The Perfect Candidate

PG | Saudi Arabia | 2019 | Arabic, subtitled

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Date Shown: Friday 22 April 2022

From the director of Wadjda comes another tremendous drama from Saudi Arabia, this time telling the forceful tale of a local doctor running for office in the local city elections.

Under The Tree

15 | Iceland | 2017 | Icelandic, subtitled

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Date Shown: Friday 6 May 2022

A dispute between neighbours escalates in extraordinary ways in this Icelandic black-comedy, leading to a bizarre encounter with a nail gun, and much else besides. A fun finale to our season!

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