SHREWSBURY FILM SOCIETY

Welcome to Season 13

All films are shown at the Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE. Tickets are £6 on the door.
Films start at 8pm with the bar open from 7:30pm.
Sunday films start at 4pm, with the bar open from 3.30pm.

 

Once again, we will be offering the best of world cinema over 16 fortnightly Friday nights with 16 top-notch films from 16 different countries.

All tickets are bookable online from The Hive’s website. Printed copies of the brochure are available from The Hive and other outlets but you can also download our poster here. We are also pleased to announce that we will be holding our ticket price at only £6 for all.

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Friday 20 September 2024

Fallen Leaves

12 | Finland | 2023 | Finnish, Arabic, subtitled | 78 mins

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
A gentle, hopeful and ultimately uplifting love story from Aki Kaurismaki, the Finnish master of deadpan comedy. Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival
Friday 4 October 2024

Cairo Conspiracy

12 | Egypt | 2022 | Arabic, subtitled | 120 mins

Director: Tarik Saleh
When the Grand Imam at Egypt’s most prestigious university suddenly dies, a ruthless power struggle develops and new student Tarik becomes a pawn in the power-play
Friday 18 October 2024

The Eight Mountains

12 | Italy | 2022 | Italian, Nepali, subtitled | 147 mins

Director: Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch
In the remote Italian Alps, a childhood friendship between two boys blossoms into a life-long brotherhood, and is tested as the men take different paths, then finally reunite.
Friday 1 November 2024

Mr Klein

12 | France | 1976 | French, subtitled | 119 mins

Director: Joseph Losey
Joseph Losey’s gripping political thriller, set in Paris in 1942, stars Alain Delon in one of his best roles as an art dealer whose opportunistic business unravels when a dopplegänger appears.
Friday 15 November 2024

Totem

12 | Mexico | 2023 | Spanish, subtitled | 95 mins

Director: Lila Avilés
Lila Avilés, director of “The Chambermaid”, creates a richly textured, deeply compassionate portrait of Mexican family life centred on a birthday party that is also a farewell ceremony
Friday 29 November 2024

Uzak

15 | Turkey | 2002 | Turkish, subtitled | 110 mins

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
A fashionable photographer in Istanbul has his life upended by the arrival of his dopey country nephew. Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan develops a beautiful, gentle drama about human dreams and longings.
Friday 13 December 2024

The Holdovers

15 | USA | 2023 | English | 127 mins

Director: Alexander Payne
Our Christmas film is this hugely entertaining and enjoyable comedy drama, set in a New England boarding school in 1971 over the holiday break when all but a handful of staff and pupils have departed.
Friday 3 January 2025

No Bears

12 | Iran | 2022 | Persian, Turkish, subtitled | 106 mins

Director: Jafar Panahi
An Iranian director tries to make a film about his own country by directing a cast and crew just over the border in Turkey by remote control. Suspicions and traditions provide quite a challenge.
Friday 17 January 2025

Godland

12 | Iceland | 2022 | Danish, Icelandic, subtitled | 143 mins

Director: Hlynur Pálmason
In the middle of the 19th century, a young Danish priest is sent to a remote Icelandic outpost to establish a church. He faces physical, spiritual and social challenges in carrying out his mission.
Friday 31 January 2025

Dragon’s Return

12 | Slovakia | 1967 | Slovak, Czech, subtitled | 81 mins

Director: Eduard Grecner
A reclusive potter returns to his mountain village after years of exile and encounters a wide range of reactions in this beautifully poetic reflection on the essentials of life in a world governed by superstition.
Friday 14 February 2025

Past Lives

12 | Korea/USA | 2023 | Korean, English, subtitled | 101 mins

Director: Celine Song
Two Korean childhood friends reunite in New York as adults for just one fateful week. Their reflections on love, destiny, and life-choices make for a compelling drama.
Friday 28 February 2025

1976

15 | Chile | 2022 | Spanish, subtitled | 95 mins

Director: Manuela Martelli
Three years after General Pinochet’s coup, his opponents are being hunted down. When one is given refuge by a stranger, both of their lives develop along unforeseen paths.
Friday 14 March 2025

Still Walking

U | Japan | 2008 | Japanese, subtitled | 114 mins

Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu
A moving portrait of the day in the life of a Japanese family, focusing on tensions between its members and the changing values of the different generations as they confront the past.
Friday 28 March 2025

The Seventh Seal

PG | Sweden | 1957 | Swedish, subtitled | 92 mins

Director: Ingmar Bergman
This is the definitive “art house cinema” film - endlessly discussed, widely cited, but rarely shown on the big screen. Don’t miss this chance to see Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece.
Friday 11 April 2025

R.M.N

15 | Romania | 2022 | Romanian, Hungarian, German, English, French, Sinhalese, subtitled | 125 mins

Director: Cristian Mungiu
The local baker in a Transylvanian village close to the Romania-Hungary border hires migrants to supplement her local workforce, setting off a troubling set of consequences that soon absorb all the locals, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Friday 25 April 2025

Rye Lane

15 | UK | 2023 | English | 82 mins

Director: Raine Allen-Miller
A romantic comedy set in South East London, this is the story of two strangers, a chance encounter, and an entertaining series of adventures. An uplifting end to our season!
(a) romance bursting with wit, grit and charm - Mark Kermode
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