Season 7

It never ceases to amaze us that the supply of excellent world cinema films never seems to be exhausted. All but 2 films are from this decade, and 75% of the films were released in the past 2 years.

However, we would like to give a special mention to the 'oldies' in the list. Both are English language films. The Third Man is an absolute stone-cold classic — the very best of British cinema, whilst Broadway Danny Rose is one of the most endearing films of any era, in any language, and from any country.

Toni Erdmann

15 | Germany | 2016 | German, English, Romanian
Comedy, Drama
Director: Maren Ade
Date Shown: Friday 22 September 2017

Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. He pays her a surprise visit in Bucharest where she's busy as a corporate strategist. The geographical change doesn't help them to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried annoys his daughter with corny pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork. Father and daughter reach an impasse and Winfried agrees to go home to Germany. Enter Toni Erdmann: Winfried's flashy alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit weird wig and fake teeth Toni barges into Ines' work circle claiming to be her CEO's life coach. As Toni Winfried doesn't hold back and Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push the closer they become. In all the madness Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life.

An outrageous German comedy! -

Embrace Of The Serpent

12 | Colombia | 2015 | Spanish, Portuguese, Aboriginal, German, Catalan, Latin, English
Adventure, Drama
Director: Ciro Guerra
Date Shown: Saturday 7 October 2017

The story of the relationship between Karamakate an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

A unique cinematic experience. -

The Unknown Girl

15 | Belgium | 2016 | French
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Date Shown: Friday 20 October 2017

When a young doctor receives an unexpected late night call at her practice, she quickly becomes absorbed in a compelling investigation with an unexpected outcome.

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15 | Egypt | 2016 | Arabic
Drama, Thriller
Director: Mohamed Diab
Date Shown: Friday 3 November 2017

A stunning thriller set inside a police van during Egypt's 2013 street protests. With spectacular riots outside and remarkable alliances being forged inside, this is a gripping take on the "Arab Spring".

The Third Man

PG | UK | 1949 | English, German, Russian
Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Carol Reed
Date Shown: Friday 10 November 2017

Orson Welles is Harry Lime in Graham Greene's unforgettable tale of guilt, corruption and betrayal in postwar Vienna - one of the greatest of all British films!


15 | Canada | 2011 | French, Arabic, English
Drama, Mystery, War
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Date Shown: Friday 1 December 2017

A brother and sister travelling back to Lebanon to uncover their family history discover considerably more than they expect. A roller-coaster of a thriller with a remarkable conclusion.

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Broadway Danny Rose

PG | USA | 1984 | English, Italian, Yiddish
Director: Woody Allen
Date Shown: Wednesday 20 December 2017

Our Christmas film is one of Woody Allen's most affectionate, enduring tales. Matching him with Mia Farrow and a wonderful supporting cast, this is a delightful comedy.


15 | Spain | 2016 | Spanish
Drama, Romance
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Date Shown: Friday 5 January 2018

A chance encounter causes Julieta to search for her long-estranged daughter Anita. Almodovar's latest film mixes drama melodrama and a homage to Alfred Hitchcock in a unique blend.

The Other Side Of Hope

12 | Finland | 2016 | Finnish, English, Arabic, Swedish
Comedy, Drama
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Date Shown: Friday 19 January 2018

When a young, Syrian asylum seeker emerges from a coal pile in Helsinki, a very distinctive immigration drama gets underway. A gorgeous, poignant comedy.

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The Clan

15 | Argentina | 2015 | Spanish
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Pablo Trapero
Date Shown: Friday 2 February 2018

In a Buenos Aires suburb a seemingly normal family runs a kidnap, extortion and murder business. An astonishing, true-life story from the 1980s and a truly shocking thriller.

The Salesman

12 | Iran | 2016 | Persian, English
Drama, Thriller
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Date Shown: Friday 16 February 2018

Winner of the best foreign film Oscar, this is another gripping drama from Ashgar Farhadi (A Separation, About Elly) telling of a case of mistaken identity causing family tensions.

The Olive Tree

15 | Spain | 2016 | Spanish, German, English, French
Comedy, Drama
Director: Icíar Bollaín (as Iciar Bollain)
Date Shown: Friday 2 March 2018

Alma decides to help her grandfather by engaging in an epic quest to retrieve the family olive tree from Germany. Part road-movie, part quest for family roots, this is a moving European drama.

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15 | Romania | 2016 | Romanian
Crime, Drama
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Date Shown: Friday 16 March 2018

Winner of the best director award at Cannes, this complex family drama is a masterful exploration of corruption, bureaucracy and moral dilemmas.

How I Ended This Summer

12 | Russia | 2010 | Russian
Director: Aleksey Popogrebskiy
Date Shown: Friday 6 April 2018

Two scientists stranded on a weather station in the remotest part of Siberia are caught in a web of lies, deception and suspicion that mirrors modern Russia.

The Commune

15 | Denmark | 2016 | Danish
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Date Shown: Friday 20 April 2018

In 1970s Copenhagen, a professional couple and their group of friends set up an experimental commune. Soon, tensions emerge as love, friendship and togetherness appear elusive.

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A Man Called Ove

15 | Sweden | 2016 | Swedish, Persian
Comedy, Drama
Director: Hannes Holm
Date Shown: Friday 4 May 2018

A touching and sometimes comic drama about a stubborn man who is all too willing to point out the faults in his neighbours. One of the most popular and entertaining films to come from Sweden in many years.

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