Winter 2020

Unfortunately, this mini-season was curtailed with the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This meant that we did not screen the Powell and Pressburger classic — The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. We will show this as part of Season 10 on 1st April 2022, don't miss it!


15 | Italy | 2018 | Italian
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Matteo Garrone
Date Shown: Wednesday 15 January 2020

On the edge of Naples, Marcello the dog-groomer has a sideline in the drugs trade and a delicate, dangerous relationship with local organized crime. His story produces a tension-filled crime thriller every bit as gripping as director Matteo Garonne's earlier Gomorrah.


15 | Ukraine | 2018 | Russian/ Ukrainian
Director: Sergey Loznitsa
Date Shown: Wednesday 29 January 2020

This extraordinary film takes us on a voyage through Eastern Ukraine, showing the intertwined battlefields, conflicts and deceptions of a troubled region in a post-truth world. Mixing documentary and fiction, it offers a remarkable cinematic experience.


15 | Argentina | 2017 | Spanish
Director: Lucrecia Martel
Date Shown: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Diego de Zama, an 18th-century administrator in the service imperial Spain is trapped in South America, awaiting a better posting. Mixing the influences as diverse as Beckett, Borges and Kafka, the film paints an engrossing portrait of the burdens of empire.

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15 | Israel | 2017 | Hebrew
Director: Samuel Maoz
Date Shown: Wednesday 26 February 2020

A black comedy about the absurdities of war, Foxtrot tells the story of four young conscripts manning a surreal Israeli border post. Audaciously combining surrealism and slapstick, this film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

The Divine Order

12 | Switzerland | 2017 | Swiss German
Comedy, Drama
Director: Petra Volpe
Date Shown: Wednesday 11 March 2020

Set in Switzerland in 1971, this feel-good celebration of the struggle for women's right to vote tells an important story in a highly entertaining fashion, recreating the campaigning of a dutiful housewife who unexpectedly becomes the leader of the local suffragette movement.

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