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|Switzerland, 1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband, their two sons and her father-in-law in a little village. She is a quiet retiring person liked by everyone – until she begins to campaign publicly and pugnaciously for women’s right to vote. Winner at Tribeca Film Festival.|
“exceptionally warm crowd-pleaser of a movie” Glenn Kenny (RogerEbert.com)
|A prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. Oscar & Golden Globe nominated – stars Elizabeth Moss (The HandMaid’s Tale, MadMen) and Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair).|
“…it sets out to make your jaw drop. And it succeeds” Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian)
|A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. BAFTA and Oscar nominated. By the director of Leviathan which featured in our 2015-2016 Season.|
“A film that, with chilly precision, dissects the frozen corpse of a hollow society – personal, national and global. ” Mark Kermode (The Observer)
|Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defence and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down. |
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“It has a power that makes the cinema shake” Robbie Collin (The Daily Telegraph)
|Unlikely friendship between Syrian asylum seeker and an elderly Finnish restaurant owner - Berlin Film Festival winner for best director, nominated for best film.|
“the closing scene stirs up a range of emotions few directors can manage” Jonathan Dean (The Sunday Times)
|Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge. Golden Globe winner - Oscar nominated|
“it is urgent, gripping and, today, so very affecting” David Sexton (Evening Standard)
|Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes. Multi Award Winning.|
“It’s Heaven. You just have to watch it, then grab a net and try to coax your soul back down from the ceiling.” Robbie Collin (Daily Telegraph)
|Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in the middle of a desert. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch.|
“A bewilderingly strange yet terrifically sure-footed feature debut from writer-director Rungano Nyoni.” Mark Kermode (The Observer)
|In World War Two, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers. Multi Award Winning.
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“It is one of the great coups de cinéma. Unmissable.” Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian)
|Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood movie star who was hailed as the most beautiful and glamorous in the world. However, that was only the surface that tragically obscured her astounding true talents. Foremost of them was her inventive genius that a world blinded by her beauty could not recognise.|
“It may be the best ‘not just a pretty face’ story in the history of the world.” Nigel Andrews (Financial Times)
|A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. Their lives are affected when they take in a child they find on the street. Palme D'Or Winner Cannes 2018.|
“Shoplifters showcases one of the modern cinema’s great empaths deploying compassion like a time-delay nerve agent…” Jessica Kiang (Sight and Sound)
|Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago. Winner Best Feature Category at Berlin Film Festival.|
“this film is a joy from beginning to end…” Amber Wilkinson (Eye For Film)