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Our Programme

“We regret that, owing to the Covid19 pandemic we have cancelled the screening of Capernaum scheduled for 1 April.


We would like to thank our members and friends who have supported us during the past season and look forward to offering an equally stimulating programme of films in autumn this year or as soon as circumstances permit.”
 

15 January 2020

C’est La Vie  (117mins)
Director: Olivier Nakache
Director Olivier Nakache’scomedyfeatures a lavish wedding party in the sumptuous surroundings of a 17th-century French chateau, so a feast for the eyes is guaranteed. Behind the scenes, however , event manager Max struggles to control his team of offbeat characters including a hothead assistant, a glutton photographer and truculent waiting staff as the mix-ups and misunderstandings mount... more

 

29 January 2020

Transit (128mins)
Director: Christian Petzold
Christian Petzold's bold Cannes award-winning film is based on a 1942 novel by Anna Seghers. In this "1940s drama with 21st-century cars and streetscapes" (Peter Bradshaw) past and present merge enigmatically. A fugitive impersonates a deceased writer in a desperate attempt to flee a fascist state. On reaching Marseilles he encounters the writer’s wife and becomes embroiled in an existential crisis... more

 

12 February

3 Faces (100mins)
Director: Jafar Panahi
This is director Jafar Panahi’s fourth film made while under an Iranian government ban. Distraught on seeing a seemingly suicidal video of a young girl whose family has barred her from studying at Tehran drama school, well-known actress Behnaz Jafari enlists Panahi’s help. They travel to the girl’s mountain village in northwest Iran, where they find people to be warm and engaging, but also discover that old traditions die hard... more

 

26 February 2020

Columbus (115mins)
Director: Kogonada
In director Kogonada’s first feature film, a Korean man is stranded in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. He strikes up a friendship with architecture-obsessed Casey, who has sacrificed her education to support her mother, a former meth addict. The dynamic of their relationship develops against the backdrop of the city’s striking Modernist architecture, recurrent images of which play a central role... more

 

11 March 2020

Cléo from 5 to 7 (90mins)
Director: Agnès Varda
This pioneering New Wave film from director Agnès Varda, who died in 2019, is being screened as a tribute to her phenomenal achievement as a woman film-maker. It tracks the odyssey through Paris of Cléo, a young singer awaiting the result of a cancer test, due between the “lovers’ meeting hours” of 5 and 7pm. Varda challenges the rules of classical filmmaking, manipulating time, space, colour and genre in dazzling style... more

 

1 April 2020

Capernaum (126mins)
Directors: Nadine Labaki
This award-winning film from Lebanese director Nadine Labaki has an unusual protagonist – a 12-year-old boy serving a prison sentence for a stabbing. Stunningly portrayed by Zain Al Rafeea, the boy faces his parents in court, where he is suing them for bringing him into the world. Capernaum details the events leading up to his crime, showing how the brutal living conditions shared by so many others drove him to act as he did... more