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Friday 5 July 2019


 

The Heiresses

 
12 | Paraguay | 2018 | Spanish
Drama
Director: Marcelo Martinessi

When their debts force them to start selling off their own possessions, Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asuncion, Paraguay, find that a new life beckons for them in unexpected ways…


Friday 21 June 2019


 

Columbus

 
12 | USA | 2017 | English
Drama
Director: Kogonada

Casey lives with her mother, a recovering addict. Jin visits his dying father from the other side of the world. Haunted by the striking modernism of their town, they find respite in each other and the striking architecture around them.


Wednesday 12 June 2019


 

Miriam Miente

 
12 | Spain | 2018 | Spanish
Drama
Director: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada

A coming-of-age story set in the Caribbean. Miriam is bound to win your heart in this topical exploration of identity politics.

Part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019 tour, presented by HOME, Manchester, with BFI support awarding funds from The National Lottery. -

Sunday 2 June 2019


 

The Fabulous World of Jules Verne

 
U | Czechoslovkia | 1958 | Czech
Animation
Director: Karel Zeman

The most commercially successful Czech film of all time, this is a delightful animated journey through Jules Verne's wonderful tales of science and adventure.

Showing as part of the Comics Salopia 2019 festival. -

Friday 24 May 2019


 

Wajib

 
15 | Palestine | 2018 | Arabic
Comedy drama
Director: Annemarie Jacir

Abu Shahi is a retired school teacher living in Nazareth. When his architect son returns from Rome after years abroad for his sister's wedding, the tensions between their very different lives come to the fore. This is a fabulous combination of drama, comedy, and politics which gives a fascinating insight into contemporary Palestinian culture.

Showing in partnership with Shropshire Friends of Palestine. -

Wednesday 8 May 2019


 

Ana de Dia

 
15 | Spain | 2018 | Spanish
Drama
Director: Andrea Jaurrieta

Ana is unexpectedly expelled from her unfulfilling life by a mysterious doppelganger. With vibrant sound and colour, plus a host of quirky characters, this is great fun!

Part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019 tour, presented by HOME, Manchester, with BFI support awarding funds from The National Lottery. -

Friday 26 April 2019


 

Happy End

 
15 | Austria | 2017 | French, English
Drama
Director: Michael Haneke
 
Included in Main Season
 
Isabelle Huppert stars in this black comedy of inter-generational backstabbing. Squabbles over the family business, pervasive surveillance, and long-suppressed family secrets make for a heady mixture!


Friday 12 April 2019


 

Human Flow

 
12 | China | 2017 | English
Documentary
Director: Ai Weiwei
 
Included in Main Season
 
Ai Weiwei travels to 23 countries to capture the reality of mass refugee flows. He sees people on the move seeking safety, shelter and justice, and finding by turns rejection and compassion.


Friday 29 March 2019


 

Loveless

 
15 | Russia | 2017 | Russian
Drama
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
 
Included in Main Season
 
Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes 2017, this is another dazzling personal, family and national drama from Andrei Zvyagintsev, the director of Leviathan.


Friday 15 March 2019


 

El Sur

 
PG | Spain | 1985 | Spanish
Drama, Romance
Director: Víctor Erice
 
Included in Main Season
 
This delicate, mysterious film follows Estrella revisiting her childhood home in 1950s Northern Spain. Widely regarded as one of the best ever Spanish films.
+ Cigarettes and Coffee (Romania, 2004, 15 mins)


Friday 1 March 2019


 

Shoplifters

 
15 | Japan | 2017 | Japanese
Crime, Drama
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
 
Included in Main Season
 
A Tokyo family rely on shoplifting to keep themselves out of poverty. This is an outstanding domestic drama from the director of Like Father, Like Son and I Wish that is sure to steal your heart!


Friday 15 February 2019


 

Bal

 
PG | Turkey | 2010 | Turkish
Drama
Director: Semih Kaplanoglu
 
Included in Main Season
 
A beautiful, gentle film about family love and the mysteries of nature set in the remote Turkish countryside. Winner of the best film award at the Berlin Film Festival.


Friday 1 February 2019


 

Lift to the Scaffold

 
PG | France | 1957 | French
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Louis Malle
 
Included in Main Season
 
Louis Malle's debut is a gripping thriller with a unique alibi and a gorgeous soundtrack from Miles Davies.
+ Momma Don't Allow (UK, 1956,22 mins)


Friday 18 January 2019


 

I Am Not a Witch

 
12 | Zambia | 2017 | Nyanja, English
Drama
Director: Rungano Nyoni
 
Included in Main Season
 
When nine-year-old Shula is stigmatised as a witch in her village, she determines to plot her own course in life.
+ Un Chien Andalou (Spain, 1929, 16 mins)


Friday 4 January 2019


 

In Between

 
15 | Israel | 2016 | Hebrew/ Arabic
Drama
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
 
Included in Main Season
 
Three young Palestinian-Israeli women - a devout student, a club DJ, and a successful aspiring lawyer - learn to live together.
+ The Heart Of Britain (UK, 1941, 10 mins)


Friday 14 December 2018


 

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

 
15 | France | 1964 | French
Drama, Musical, Romance
Director: Jacques Demy
 
Included in Main Season
 
Our Christmas film is one of the greatest of all film musicals, starring Catherine Deneuve and scored by Michel Legrand.


Friday 30 November 2018


 

The Florida Project

 
15 | USA | 2017 | English
Drama
Director: Sean Baker
 
Included in Main Season
 
In a motel across the road from Disneyland, the innocence of childhood is tested by social divides. Caretaker William Dafoe finds his match in precocious six year-old Moonee, her playmates, and her unconventional mother.


Friday 16 November 2018


 

A Very Long Engagement

 
15 | France | 2004 | French
Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
 
Included in Main Season
 
From the director and star of Amelie, this is the remarkable story of one woman's journey to discover the truth behind her lover's death on the battlefields of the First World War.


Friday 2 November 2018


 

A Fantastic Woman

 
15 | Chile | 2017 | Spanish
Drama
Director: Sebastián Lelio
 
Included in Main Season
 
Her partner's death throws Marina's life into turmoil - faced with the threat of losing everything, she fights back. Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2018.
+ A Boring Afternoon (Czechoslovakia, 1962, 13 mins)


Friday 19 October 2018


 

The Square

 
15 | Sweden | 2017 | English, Swedish, Danish
Comedy, Drama
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
Included in Main Season
 
A daring new installation at a Stockholm art gallery is at the centre of this remarkable satire on art, culture and digital communications. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes, 2017.


Friday 5 October 2018


 

The Nile Hilton Incident

 
12 | Egypt | 2017 | Arabic
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Tarik Saleh
 
Included in Main Season
 
A detective investigating a murder in the capital's hotel starts to uncover layers of corruption and intrigue on the eve of the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising.
+ Windows (UK, 1975, 8 mins)


Friday 21 September 2018


 

The Party

 
15 | UK | 2017 | English
Comedy, Drama
Director: Sally Potter
 
Included in Main Season
 
Love, friendship and political convictions all unravel in this hilarious modern comedy. The all-star cast is led by Kirsten Scott-Thomas and Timothy Spall.
+ Partie de Campagne (France, 1936, 39 mins, cert PG)