Season 11

Parallel Mothers

15 | Spain | 2021 | Spanish, subtitled

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Date Shown: Friday 23 September 2022

Pedro Almodóvar's latest film is undoubtedly one of his best - a gripping drama of parallel lives and time-travel through Spain's troubled past, all in the director's characteristically vibrant colours!

Martin Eden

15 | Italy | 2019 | Italian, subtitled

Director: Pietro Marcello
Date Shown: Friday 7 October 2022

A thrilling historical drama based loosely on Jack London's novel. Rising to fame and fortune as a writer from modest roots, Martin learns that every success has its price…

The Chambermaid

15 | Mexico | 2018 | Spanish, subtitled

Director: Lila Avilés
Date Shown: Friday 21 October 2022

A poignant story of life behind the scenes in a large Mexico City hotel. Class tensions, cultural gaps, and the struggles for power amongst the staff create a moving atmosphere.

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Central Station

15 | Brazil | 1998 | Portugese, subtitled

Director: Walter Salles
Date Shown: Friday 4 November 2022

Winner of the “best film” award at the Berlin Film Festival, this is the remarkable story of a nine year-old orphan and his adventures in contemporary Rio de Janeiro.


12 | Macedonia | 2019 | Turkish, Macedonian, subtitled

Director: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov
Date Shown: Friday 18 November 2022

An absorbing and moving documentary that was filmed over three years, this film shows the life of Hatidže Muratova, one of the last independent keepers of wild bees in Europe.

There Is No Evil

15 | Iran | 2020 | Persian, subtitled

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof
Date Shown: Friday 2 December 2022

Set in present day Iran, this multi-award winning drama tells four interconnected stories of men carrying out the death penalty, and its impact on them and their victims' families.

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Another Round

12 | Denmark | 2020 | Danish, subtitled

Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Date Shown: Friday 16 December 2022

An implausible claim that “modest” amounts of alcohol in the bloodstream will improve their performance at school leads four teachers to carry out ever bolder and more unorthodox actions.

Fill the Void

U | Israel | 2012 | Hebrew, subtitled

Director: Rama Burshtein
Date Shown: Friday 6 January 2023

A fascinating insight into the closed-off world of orthodox Hassidic Jews, this is a powerful story of the tensions between the desires of the heart and individual freedom set against social duties and family expectations.


15 | Czech Republic | 2020 | Czech, subtitled

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Date Shown: Friday 20 January 2023

A true story, based on the healer Jan Mikoláš, about a man who cured hundreds of people using plant-based remedies, attracting the interest of both the ruling Nazis and the communists.

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You Will Die At Twenty

12 | Sudan | 2019 | Arabic, subtitled

Director: Amjad Abu Alala
Date Shown: Friday 3 February 2023

Muzamil, growing up in a small village in Sudan, attempts to live his life in the shadow of a holy man's prediction that he will die when he turns twenty. A film projector then opens up his world…

Petite Maman

U | France | 2021 | French, subtitled

Director: Céline Sciamma
Date Shown: Friday 17 February 2023

Using a mix of fairytale and ghost story with added time-travellling, this is a magical, wonderfully moving and engrossing tale of an eight year-old coming to terms with her grandmother's death.

After Love

12 | UK | 2020 | English

Director: Aleem Khan
Date Shown: Friday 3 March 2023

A widow travels to Calais to try to reconstruct the life of her recently deceased migrant husband. Family secrets are then unveiled in this acclaimed independent British drama.

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Shun Li and the Poet

15 | Italy | 2011 | Italian, Mandarin, subtitled

Director: Andrea Segre
Date Shown: Friday 17 March 2023

A Chinese migrant works at a small bar near Venice. She strikes up a rapport with a Slavic fisherman and they form an unlikely bond in the face of opposition from both of their communities.

The Promise

15 | Belgium | 1996 | French, Romanian, subtitled

Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Date Shown: Friday 31 March 2023

15 year old Igor helps his small time crook father to run a scam employing illegal immigrants on building sites. Before long, his life is changed forever by a promise made after a serious accident …


15 | Denmark | 2021 | Danish, subtitled

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Date Shown: Friday 14 April 2023

This full length animated film tells the remarkable story of Amin as he flees from Afghanistan by land and sea, facing numerous obstacles as he seeks security and asylum in Denmark. His painful secret only emerges late-on.

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The Worst Person in the World

15 | Norway | 2022 | Norwegian, subtitled

Director: Joachim Trier
Date Shown: Friday 28 April 2023

A wistful romantic drama about the quest for love and meaning which won the best actress award at Cannes 2022 provides an enjoyable finale to our season!

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