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14 September 2017 – Irreplaceable (2016)
Cert 12A Comedy/Drama (France) 102 mins
Director: Thomas Lilti
All the people in this countryside area, can count on Jean-Pierre, the doctor who auscultates them, heals and reassures them day and night, 7 days a week. Now Jean-Pierre is sick, so he sees Natalie, a young doctor, coming from the hospital to assist him. But will she adapt to this new life and be able to replace the man that believed to be irreplaceable?
“a film that is genuinely, authentically heartwarming” filminquiry.com
5 October 2017 – I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
Cert 12A Documentary (United States) 93 mins
Director: Raoul Peck
In 1979, the American novelist and social critic James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, ‘Remember This House’. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
“a potent study of the writer, the 1960s civil-rights movement and the continuing struggle of African-Americans” The Sunday Times
Oscar nominated documentary.
9 November 2017 – Neruda (2016)
Cert 15 Biography/Crime Drama (Chile/Argentina/France/Spain/US) 107 mins
Director: Pablo Larrain
An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.
“Neruda takes a lot of wild chances and, like the poet whose life acts as inspiration, it’s unwilling to play by the rules. Dizzily constructed and full of more life and meaning than most “real” biopics, it’s a risk worth taking.” The Guardian
Golden Globe Nominated.
14 December 2017 – A Man Called Ove (2015)
Cert PG Drama/Comedy (Sweden) 115 mins
Director: Hannes Holm
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
“black comedy with a big heart” The Observer
11 January 2018 – Barry Lyndon (1975 – Remastered 2016)
Cert 12A Period Drama (UK) 177 mins
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Kubrick’s film of Thakeray’s novel “The Luck of Barry Lyndon’ – in which an Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband’s aristocratic position in 18th-century England. A sweeping picaresque vision of 18th Century England.
“This digitally restored version of Kubrick’s 1976 masterpiece still astounds” The Independent
Multi Oscar winner.
8 February 2018 – The Handmaiden (2016)
Cert 18 Crime Drama (South Korea) 144 mins
Director: Chan-wook Park
A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.
“it was so extraordinary that I almost forgot to breathe.” The Guardian
Nominated for the Palme D’Or at Cannes 2016.
22 February 2018 – Fear Eats The Soul (1974)
Cert 12A Drama (Germany) 90 mins
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.
“One of the most beautiful films ever made, plain and simple” Time Out
Nominated for the Palme D’Or at Cannes 1974.
8 March 2018 – Frantz (2016)
Cert 12A Drama/History/War (Germany) 114 mins
Director: François Ozon
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers.
“one of the most beguilingly beautiful and heart-tugging films of the year so far.” culturetrip.com
Oscar nominated. Nominated for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival 2016.
12 April 2018 – Tanna (2015)
Cert 12A Drama/Romance (Netherlands) 100 mins
Director: Martin Butler
Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister’s loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.
“The most interesting interpretation of Romeo and Juliet since Baz Luhrmann’s groundbreaking 1996 version.” Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Oscar Nominated and winner of the Special Jury Prize at the London Film Festival 2015
26 April 2018 – The Shepherd (2016)
Cert 15 Drama (Spain) 98 mins
Director: Jonathan Cenzual Burley
Drama which relocates a classic western scenario to post-recession Spain. Fifty-something Anselmo is content with his lot as a shepherd. But abattoir owner Julián and his neighbour are desperate for Anselmo to cut a deal with a property developer so that they can clear their debts.
“A poignant and expertly restrained meditation on greed and financial hardship in rural Spain” Little White Lies
10 May 2018 – Graduation (2016)
Cert 15 Drama/Crime (Romania) 128 mins
Director: Cristian Mungui
A father is driven to extremes to protect his daughter’s future. He channels his ambitions for a better life into his teenage daughter, who’s just one exam away from securing a scholarship to a prestigious British university. But when she is attacked on the eve of her test, endangering her ability to pass, he takes matters into his own hands to ensure her success.
“Graduation opens with a brick through an apartment window, and unfolds with that same kind of propulsive force” NPR.org
Won Best Director award at Cannes 2016 and was nominated for the Palme D’Or.
14 June 2018 – Paterson (2016)
Cert 15 Comedy/Drama (United States/France) 120 mins
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Every day, he adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, he writes poetry into a notebook; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily.
A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
“Slowly but surely, the gentleness of Jim Jarmusch’s lovely new film steals up on you.” The Guardian
Palme D’Or nominated.