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Our Film Listings

Not only do we offer a main season of 16 films, shown on alternate Fridays from September to April, but also several extra films.

 

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.

Thirty advance tickets are available from the Hive, either online via their website or by dropping in (Tuesday to Friday). Some of our films are very popular so if you choose to turn up on the night, try to get there early to avoid disappointment.

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Friday 27 September 2019


 

Child's Pose

 
15 | Romania | 2013 | Romanian
Drama
Director: Calin Peter Netzer
 
Included in Main Season
 
Cornelia lives at the pinnacle of society. When her 30-year old son commits a serious offence, her attempts to help turn to something more sinister. Winner of the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013.


Friday 4 October 2019


 

Army of Shadows

 
12 | France | 1969 | French
Drama, War
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville

Jean Pierre-Meville's tense, tough drama about the clandestine world of the French Resistance in 1942-43. With introduction by film expert Isabelle Vanderschelden.


Friday 11 October 2019


 

The Third Murder

 
15 | Japan | 2017 | Japanese
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
 
Included in Main Season
 
A courtroom drama from a country in which almost all trials lead to convictions. Director Hirokazu Koreeda ("Shoplifters") creates mystery and suspense in this complex death-sentence tale.


Wednesday 16 October 2019


 

The Colour of Pomegranates

 
U | Georgia | 1969 | Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian
Biography, Drama, History, Music
Director: Sergei Parajanov

Widely regarded as one cinema's most remarkable and beautiful films, this is a dream-like masterpiece. With introduction by Daniel Bird, who was closely involved in the film's restoration.


Friday 25 October 2019


 

Western

 
12 | Germany | 2017 | German
Drama
Director: Valeska Grisebach
 
Included in Main Season
 
A group of German construction workers starts a tough job remote in the Bulgarian countryside. As the foreign land awakens strong emotions in the men and their hosts, the stage is set for a showdown...


Friday 8 November 2019


 

Werckmeister Harmonies

 
12 | Hungary | 2000 | Hungarian
Drama, Mystery
Director: Bela Tarr, Agnes Hranitzky
 
Included in Main Season
 
Tieing in with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this stunning vision of Eastern Europe in disarray comes from Bela Tarr, the greatest East European film director to emerge in the aftermath of 1989.


Wednesday 13 November 2019


 

Larks on a String

 
15 | Czechoslovakia | 1969 | Czech
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Jiri Menzel

Set in a scrapyard, this searing political black comedy is a Central European classic. With introduction by film expert Peter Hames.


Friday 22 November 2019


 

The Guardians

 
15 | France | 2017 | French
Drama, War
Director: Xavier Beauvois
 
Included in Main Season
 
From the director of "Of Gods and Men" comes a compassionate drama about the rural women of France during World War I. This is a beautifully shot period drama of the battle of wills on the home front.


Friday 6 December 2019


 

The Ciambra

 
15 | Italy | 2018 | Italian
Crime, Drama
Director: Jonas Carpignano
 
Included in Main Season
 
A remarkable story of adolescence in Sicily which dramatically shows how young men are squeezed between the Mafia, African migrants, and the Romani community. The film features many striking performances from local people.


Thursday 19 December 2019


 

Women in Love

 
15 | UK | 1969 | English
Drama, Romance
Director: Ken Russell

Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates and Jennie Linden star in Ken Russell's memorable, flamboyant and striking adaptation of DH Lawrence's novel.


Friday 20 December 2019


 

Loving Vincent

 
12 | UK | 2017 | English
Animation, Biography, Crime
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
 
Included in Main Season
 
The world's first fully painted feature film, this is a full-length animation entirely in the style of Van Gogh. Featuring the work of more than 100 painters and animators, it is both a glorious tribute to his art and an entertaining speculation on his death.


Friday 10 January 2020


 

Burning

 
15 | Korea | 2018 | Korea
Drama, Mystery
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
Included in Main Season
 
An elegant mystery about obsessive love based on a short story by Haruki Mirukami. Rarely has an offer to look after a neighbour's cat led to such unexpected consequences...


Friday 24 January 2020


 

The Guilty

 
15 | Denmark | 2017 | Danish
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Gustav Möller
 
Included in Main Season
 
A police officer at a call centre takes a call from a desperate woman and is soon engaged in a race against time, facing a crime far bigger than he first thought. An utterly gripping thriller.


Friday 7 February 2020


 

Capernaum

 
15 | Lebanon | 2018 | Arabic
Drama
Director: Nadine Labaki
 
Included in Main Season
 
This sharp-eyed, street-level drama about childhood in contemporary Beirut features two remarkable performances by its young stars. Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.


Friday 21 February 2020


 

Cold War

 
15 | Poland | 2018 | Polish
Drama, History, Music
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
 
Included in Main Season
 
A romantic epic set in the ruins of postwar Poland and Paris. Pitting the love and creativity of two people from very different backgrounds against Soviet propaganda, this is a compelling drama. Winner of Best Director at Cannes, 2018.


Friday 6 March 2020


 

Faces, Places

 
12 | France | 2018 | French
Documentary
Director: JR, Agnès Varda
 
Included in Main Season
 
Legendary French film director Agnes Varda and photographer JR tour small town France producing vast photo installations of local communities and sites in a heart-warming tribute to vanishing communities.


Friday 20 March 2020


 

Everybody Knows

 
15 | Spain | 2018 | Spanish
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
Included in Main Season
 
Multi award-winning Ashgar Farhadi's latest film is an intricately plotted drama starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem: a psychological thriller that uncovers family secrets the way only Fahardi can!


Friday 3 April 2020


 

Happy as Lazarro

 
15 | Italy | 2018 | Italian
Drama, Fantasy
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
 
Included in Main Season
 
Lazzaro, a good-hearted young peasant, yearns to escape the stultifying countryside. In doing so, he embarks on a remarkable voyage to the city in this moving satire on rural life and urban glitz in which nothing is quite what it seems.


Friday 17 April 2020


 

Under the Tree

 
15 | Iceland | 2017 | Icelandic
Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurusson
 
Included in Main Season
 
A dispute between neighbours escalates in extraordinary ways in this Icelandic black-comedy, leading to a bizarre encounter with a nail gun, and much else besides. A fun finale to our season!