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The Taste of Things (12A)

The Taste of Things

La Passion de Dodin Bouffant


This mouthwatering and sensual exercise in haute cuisine and late-flowering romance is set in 1885 and almost totally within the confines of a rustic kitchen in a chateau. This is our closing film of this year’s French Film Festival.


Tran Anh Hùng, the Vietnamese director, now living in France, of ‘The Scent of the Green Papaya’ based the film on the book ‘The Life and Passion of Dodin-Bouffant, Gourmet’ by Marcel Rouff. Peerless cook Eugénie (Juliette Binoche) has worked for the famous gourmet Dodin (Benoît Magimel) for the last 20 years. As time went by, the practice of gastronomy and mutual admiration turned into a romantic relationship. He realises, however, that while he schmoozes the rich and famous in the dining room, she remains in the kitchen but is clearly hugely responsible for his august reputation. There is talk of marriage, but Eugénie values her independence too much in a relationship that she considers should be of equal parts. Both Binoche and Magimel who were together in life for a considerable time, exude an effortless rapport. Chosen as France’s Oscar contender. Warning: Another film like the recent ‘Delicieux’ that should not be seen on an empty stomach! (Subtitles)

France/Belgium 2023 Tran Anh Hùng 134m


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American Fiction (15)

American Fiction

A novelist who is fed up with the establishment profiting from "Black" entertainment uses a pen name to write a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.


At once broadly comedic and bitingly barbed, ‘American Fiction’ is the story of Thelonious “Monk” Ellison (an outstanding Jeffrey Wright), a writer and malcontent who unwillingly finds himself back in his East Coast hometown. There he is confronted with the family turmoil he tries to avoid, heightened by growing irritation with the expectations he feels from the literary establishment about what “Black literature” ought to be. This is an extremely funny movie that lands some sharp blows, and a stellar feature debut from seasoned TV writer Cord Jefferson, where he confronts our culture's obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes.

USA 2023 Cord Jefferson 117m


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Wicked Little Letters (15)

Wicked Little Letters

When people in Littlehampton - including conservative local Edith - begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, rowdy Irish migrant Rose is charged with the crime. Suspecting that something is amiss, the town's women investigate.


Fiery Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley) has little in common with the pious Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) aside from them being neighbours in the seaside town of Littlehampton in the 1920's. But one day, Edith starts receiving scandalous letters written with foul language as eccentric as it is obscene, and she immediately accuses Rose of being the poison pen writer behind them. As Rose stands to lose her freedom and the custody of her daughter, and outrageous letters continue to blight the town, police officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) begins to suspect something is amiss. Together with a group of resourceful women, Gladys endeavours to solve the mystery, liberate Rose, and catch the real culprit. Inspired by a real historical event from the 1920s, the charming seaside town of Littlehampton was a place where everyone knows everyone, and everyone is always on their best Christian behaviour. Filming for this thoroughly enjoyable and very funny film took place principally in Arundel throughout the Autumn of 2022. No doubt we will delight in recognizing our local surrounds on the big screen.

UK 2023 Thea Sharrock 102m


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The Enigma of Kasper Hauser (15)

The Enigma of Kasper Hauser

Jeder Für Sich und Gott Gegen Alle


A young man named Kaspar Hauser suddenly appears in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note.


When young German man Kaspar Hauser (a remarkable performance from Bruno S.) is suddenly released from an existence of inexplicable confinement, he is forced into regular society. Barely capable of communicating, Hauser is exploited in a circus sideshow until he is taken under the wing of the kind-hearted Professor Daumer (Walter Ladengast), who slowly helps him acclimatize to conventional life, even teaching him to read and write. Despite his best efforts, however, Hauser may not be able to escape the horrors of his past. Based on the true story of a 16-year-old youth who appeared out of nowhere in a German square in 1828, this is one of Herzog’s most remarkable films and now with a 4K remaster, it is a must see on the big screen. Look out also for ‘Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer’ and ‘Aguirre, Wrath of God’ also screening in February.

West Germany 1974 Werner Herzog 110m



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All of Us Strangers (15)

All of Us Strangers

A screenwriter drawn back to his childhood home enters into a fledgling relationship with a mysterious neighbour. Adapted by Andrew Haigh from a Japanese story, this unusual romance is aching, gorgeously shot and shimmering with sadness.


One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbour Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before. Haigh, cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay (‘Living’), and editor Jonathan Alberts utilize a lot of brilliant techniques to keep Adam slipping between worlds, to never fully resolve whether he is dreaming, is seeing ghosts, or is already one himself. A deeply moving film about loss and loneliness with a quartet of performances that blend together in a breathtaking way.

UK 2023 Andrew Haigh 105m



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How to Have Sex (15)

How to Have Sex

Awards Pick


This late addition to our Awards season programme recognizes a fearless, and mesmerizing film from start to finish, where three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday.


Tara (Mia McKenna-Bruce), Skye (Lara Peake) and Em (Enva Lewis) arrive in Malia, Crete, intent to treat the resort town as their own hedonistic Neverland. A thousand miles from home – and their GCSE results – they’ll drink, “hook up” with boys, and have the best summer of their lives. But this amazing debut from Molly Manning Walker is no female offering of ‘The Inbetweeners’, it is 97% rated on Rotten Tomatoes, and has been hailed as one of the best British films of the year, and recognized as such with three Bafta nominations including Outstanding British Film.


Walker often lets the camera linger on McKenna-Bruce’s face and eyes that convey all the things she can’t find the words for. It is a shattering performance and made all the more devastating because it is so subtle. This coming-of-age story centred on a sexual awakening, in Walker’s hands (as both writer and director), produces results of unusual emotional intensity.

UK 2023 Molly Manning Walker 98m


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Manon (ROH24) (PG)

Manon (ROH24)

Royal Ballet

The 2023/24 Season celebrates the centenary of Nicholas Georgiadis. This adaptation of Abbé Prévost’s novel embodies Kenneth MacMillan at his best, his acute insight into human psychology and his mastery of narrative choreography finding full expression in the impassioned duets of the central couple, visceral and urgent in their desire.

Thu 7 Mar 18:00

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The Promised Land (15)

The Promised Land

Bastarden


The amazing story of Ludvig Kahlen who pursued his lifelong dream: To make the Danish heath bring him wealth and honour.


In 1755, the impoverished Captain Ludvig Kahlen (Mads Mikkelsen) sets out to conquer the harsh, uninhabitable Danish heaths of Jutland with a seemingly impossible goal; to build a colony in the name of the King. In exchange, he will receive a desperately desired Royal name for himself. But the sole ruler of the area, the merciless Frederik de Schinkel (Simon Bennebjerg), arrogantly believes this land belongs to him. When de Schinkel learns that the maid Ann Barbara (Amanda Collin) and her serve husband have escaped for refuge with Kahlen, the privileged and spiteful ruler swears revenge, doing everything in his power to drive the captain away. Kahlen will not be intimated and takes up the unequal battle - not only risking his life, but also the family of outsiders that has formed around him. Shot with the sweep of a historical epic, featuring another superb example of Mads Mikkelsen’s stone-faced magnetism, plus a gallery of settlers, nobles and civil servants who could have stepped out of a Dutch masters painting. (Subtitles)

Denmark 2023 Nikolaj Arcel 127m



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Argylle (12A)

Argylle

An introverted spy novelist is drawn into the activities of a sinister underground syndicate in this hugely entertaining film by Matthew Vaughn (‘Kingsman’).


Bryce Dallas Howard is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly's fictional books - which centre on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate - begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past. Accompanied by Aiden (Sam Rockwell), a cat-allergic spy, Elly (carrying Alfie in her backpack) races across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers as the line between Elly's fictional world and her real one begins to blur. The great cast features Samuel L. Jackson, Dua Lipa, Bryan Cranston and Henry Cavill as Argylle.

USA 2024 Matthew Vaughn 135m


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Bob Marley: One Love (12A)

Bob Marley: One Love

Celebrates the life and music of legendary reggae musician Bob Marley, an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity.


Being a trailblazer, Marley (Kingsley Ben-Adir) was involved in the development of reggae as a musical genre. Jamaican culture became more popular because of his music, which was not just about sounds, but a way of life. Marley preached peace, harmony, and respect and was not afraid to use his music as a platform for his opinions on politics or religion. He has maintained such popularity over the years that you can find his poster hanging in modern-day student rooms, even though he hasn't produced any music since 1980. That is how much of an influence this man has had on music and pop culture. That being the case, the lead actor had to be perfect. Kingsley Ben-Adir was cast as Bob, after an extensive, yearlong and globe-spanning search by the studio.

USA 2024 Reinaldo Marcus Green


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Housewives and the Homefront (PG)

Housewives and the Homefront

Unsung Heroines or Domestic Drudges?

Housewives and the Homefront in Second World War Films


To mark Women’s History Month this talk will look at the ways in which the women left at home during World War Two were portrayed in the films of the time.


The Second World War was fought not only on the battle-front but in fields, factories and homes. Women who entered the workforce as munitions workers, land girls and members of the women’s armed forces were celebrated in films like ‘The Gentle Sex’ (1943) and ‘Millions Like Us’ (1943). In this talk, featuring a range of clips, cultural historian and author Maggie Andrews will however focus on how the majority of women who were housewives struggling with rationing, evacuees and keeping the home fires burning were portrayed in film. ‘Mrs Miniver’ will be screened to complement this talk on Sun 17 March.

100m (inc 10 mins Q&A)


Sat 9 Mar 10:30 - In the Auditorium

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Eureka (15)

Eureka

A story in three places and times finding parallels between the experience of Indigenous communities in the Old West; South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation in the present day; and finally in the jungles of early-70s Brazil.


Grizzled gunslinger Murphy (Viggo Mortensen) has come to a desolate place in America’s west on a mission to rescue his kidnapped daughter, Molly (Viilbjørk Malling Agger). The film pivots to a house on the Pine Ridge Reservation, home to the Oglala Sioux people where we meet Alaina (Alaina Clifford), a policewoman handling a series of incidents, and her niece Sadie (Sadie Lapointe), a basketball coach looking to flee her increasingly depopulated turf. We finally end up in a remote corner of the Amazon where a small indigenous tribe wrestles with a gold rush threatening to upend their lives. Alonso’s latest is his most ambitious film, siding not with the white strangers in strange lands that had long featured in Alonso’s oeuvre, but with the native communities facing these invaders. (Some subtitles)

Argentina 2023 Lisandro Alonso 140m


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Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse (PG)

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Exhibition on Screen

Using the work of Monet as a starting point, this landmark exhibition examines the role gardens played in the evolution of art from the early 1860s through to the 1920s.

Sat 9 Mar 15:30 (Plus Q&A)

Wed 13 Mar 12:30

Thu 14 Mar 16:00

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La Forza Del Destino (Met24) (PG)

La Forza Del Destino (Met24)

Met Opera

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s 'La Forza del Destino', with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen, following a string of recent Met triumphs, in her role debut as the noble Leonora.

Sun 10 Mar 15:15

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Vanya (NT24) (15)

Vanya (NT24)

NT Live

Andrew Scott (‘Fleabag’) brings multiple characters to life in the sold-out radical new production of Chekhov's ‘Uncle Vanya’. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions. ★★★★★  Time Out

Thu 22 Feb 20:30

Sun 25 Feb 15:15

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A Man (12A)

A Man

Aru Otoko


Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

Winner of an astounding eight Japanese Academy Awards in 2023 – including Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Editing and Actor – this is a stylish human drama which explores the issue of identity.


After divorcing her husband, Rie (Ando Sakura) returns to her hometown and marries a reserved young man named Daisuke (Kubota Masataka). They find their modest happiness together until one day, Daisuke tragically dies in an accident. One year later Daisuke’s brother Kyoichi (Mashima Hidekazu), appears, and on seeing Daisuke’s photograph, he reveals that the man whom Rie married wasn’t Daisuke but somebody else. Who was the husband Rie loved and had a family with? In her quest to uncover this man’s true identity, Rie contacts lawyer Kido (Tsumabuki Satoshi) to find out who he actually was and why he became somebody else. As Kido investigates, he confronts various social issues prevalent in Japan, and the fake Daisuke’s past is revealed. Based on Hirano Keiichiro’s best-selling novel of the same name, this has been highly praised internationally.

Japan 2022 Ishikawa Kei 121m


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Anyone But You (15)

Anyone But You

A loose adaptation on Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, set in beautiful Sydney and its surrounds.


In this edgy comedy, Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben (Glen Powell) look like the perfect couple, but after an amazing first date something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold - until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia. With the introduction of meddling parents and an unrequited love, they do what any two mature adults would do - they pretend to be a couple.

USA/Australia 2023 Will Gluck 103m


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Days of Heaven (PG)

Days of Heaven

A beautiful screen poem by Terrence Malick (‘The Tree of Life’) about life in America at the turn of the century, made all the better by this new 4K restoration.


In the early 20th century, Bill (Richard Gere) and Abby (Brooke Adams) are a Chicago couple on the run from the law who pose as brother and sister to find itinerant farm-work in Texas. When an ailing young farmer (Sam Shepard) falls in love with Abby, Bill persuades her to take up with him, and then they can be rich together after he's gone. Of course, the plan goes wrong. This Malick masterpiece with transcendentally beautiful visuals is a fantastically rewarding experience, containing ideas and themes that would re-emerge in his later ‘The Tree of Life’ (2011).

USA 1978 Terrence Malick 94m


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Padre Pio (15)

Padre Pio

Abel Ferrara’s new film is the story of a priest from a small Italian town who ends up being canonized as a Catholic saint.


World War 1 has ended and Italian soldiers, broken but victorious, are returning to an impoverished village ruled by wealthy landowners. As events surrounding the first free election in Italy threaten to tear the village apart, Padre Pio (Shia LaBeouf) struggles with his own personal demons, ultimately emerging from his spiritual anguish to become one of Catholicism's most venerated figures. ‘Padre Pio’ is a period film with a distinctively modern look, with typically interesting choices made by director Ferrara (‘Bad Lieutenant’, ‘Pasolini’), not known for adhering to cliched cinematic traits. (In English with some subtitles)

Italy/Germany 2022 Abel Ferrara 104m


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Perfect Days (PG)

Perfect Days

A janitor in Japan drives between jobs listening to rock music in this absorbing slice-of-life drama which adds a quietly soaring gem to director Wim Wenders' estimable filmography.


Hirayama (Kôji Yakusho) seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine he enjoys his passion for music and for books. A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveal more of his past. This is a movie about art, exploring how in the midst of chaos, it’s not labour but the physical objects of beauty that we weave into our lives - paperback novels, cassette tapes of favourite albums, carefully tended bonsai plants, a perfectly framed photograph - that structure and give our days meaning. A deeply moving reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us. A poem of extraordinary subtlety and beauty led by a remarkable performance by Yakusho. Not to be missed. (Subtitles)

Japan 2023 Wim Wenders 123m


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Mrs. Miniver (U)

Mrs. Miniver

To complement our ‘Housewives on the Homefront’ talk in Women’s History Month, we present this classic moving drama about a middle-class English family learning to cope with war, told in a series of dramatic vignettes.


The family, headed by the lovely and gracious matriarch Kay miniver (Greer Garson), endures the departure of the father Clem (Walter Pidgeon) for the beaches at Dunkirk; the discovery of a wounded Nazi pilot; the death of the daughter-in-law in an air raid; and the entry of the son into the Royal Air Force. Shot in the middle of WWII about a family surviving the beginning of that war, this terrific film was the winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture, Director (William Wyler), Actress (Garson), Supporting Actress (Teresa Wright), Screenplay and Cinematography.

UK 1942 William Wyler 134m


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Titanic - The Musical (PG)

Titanic - The Musical

Big Screen Musicals Season

Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), 'Titanic - The Musical' is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.

Sun 17 Mar 15:00

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Shoshana (15)

Shoshana

Inspired by real events, this Michael Winterbottom political thriller is set in 1930s Tel Aviv, and is a smartly crafted and rigorously acted plea for tolerance and compassion.


Thomas Wilkin (Douglas Booth), who works in the anti-terrorist squad of the British Palestine Police force in Tel Aviv, a city ruled by British authorities trying to maintain increasingly difficult peace between the Palestinian and Jewish populations. He is in love with Shoshana Borochov (Irina Starshenbaum), the daughter of Dov Ber Borochov, the Zionist Labour co-founder. As the organization known as Irgun works to push the Brits out of the region through whatever violent means possible, it naturally makes the romance between a Brit and a Jew increasingly difficult. Through Thomas and Shoshana’s relationship the film explores the way extremism and violence drives a wedge between people, forcing them to choose sides. This is a handsomely mounted period piece about a place and time in which friends were forced into becoming enemies, and Winterbottom draws an exceptionally solid performance from his leading lady. (Some subtitles)

UK 2023 Michael Winterbottom 121m


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The Settlers (15)

The Settlers

Los Colonos


This must-see Chilean film was the worthy winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes 2023.


Chile, 1901. Three horsemen embark on an expedition, tasked with securing a wealthy landowner's vast property. Accompanying a reckless British lieutenant (Sam Spruell) and an American mercenary (Mark Stanley) is mestizo (half European, half native American) marksman Segundo (Camilo Arancibia), who comes to realize their true mission is to violently "remove" the indigenous population. This ‘Western’ is shot with an intense beauty leaving the viewer with a stronger understanding of the message delivered by the director – amazingly, his first feature. It is a striking but bleak portrayal of colonization and genocide, but there is integrity to its brutality, and an important point waiting in its curveball of a final act.

(Some subtitles)

Chile 2023 Felipe Gálvez Haberle 97m


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The Motive and the Cue (15)

The Motive and the Cue

NT Live

Sam Mendes ('The Lehman Trilogy') directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.

Thu 21 Mar 19:30

Sat 23 Mar 12:15

Sun 7 Apr 12:30

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One Life (12A)

One Life

Will this be the role that elevates Anthony Hopkins to the lofty heights of three-time Oscar winners?


Nicholas Winton was a well-to-do stockbroker who, at the start of the Second World War, is so horrified by unfolding events that he heads off to Prague to do something, anything, he can to help the terrified young refugees fleeing Hitler. Everyone thinks he is crazy – including his mother, played by Helena Bonham-Carter. But he somehow manages to organise visa and trains to get hundreds of them to safety in the UK; what has since become known as the Kindertransport. Winton was sometimes called the British Oskar Schindler, and the parallels go beyond their acts of extreme kindness: both men were completely consumed by the task they undertook and never able to focus on the people that they did save, only those that they failed to save. The wonderful Lena Olin plays Nicholas’ wife, Johnny Flynn is great as the younger Winton, but this is unquestionably Hopkins’ film.

UK 2023 James Hawes 110m


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Driving Mum (12A)

Driving Mum

Á Ferð Með Mömmu


In this Nordic black comedy, the death of a man’s mother leads him on an Icelandic road trip to fulfil her last wish. A bizarre trip that will be the gamechanger he never dreamt of.


When Jon's (Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson) domineering and possessive mother (Kristbjörg Kjeld) passes away, he sets out on a journey across Iceland to honour her last wish, to be buried in her hometown. Along with his beloved and loyal (scene-stealing) dog, they meet some unique locals along the way, making personal discoveries, questioning his entire life and having existential conversations with his deceased mother. There’s a heightened sense of the absurd in Odsson’s ‘Driving Mum’, which takes us on a beautiful Icelandic odyssey in crisply shot monochrome, perfectly accompanied by a wonderful score. If you liked ‘Fallen Leaves’ (Kaurismäki) earlier this year, then you will love this.

Iceland 2023 Hilmar Oddsson 112m


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Cabrini (15)

Cabrini

As part of Women’s History Month, we are delighted to present this powerful epic of Francesca Cabrini, an Italian immigrant who arrives in New York City in 1889. One woman defying impossible odds in a world dominated by men.


On her arrival to New York, Cabrini (Cristiana Dell’Anna) is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children, so she sets off on a daring mission to convince the hostile mayor to secure housing and healthcare for society's most vulnerable. She arrived with nothing, with broken English and poor health – a woman at a time when women had no voice, an Italian at a time when Italians were considered the lowest of the low – and went on to build one of the greatest business empires the world had ever known. You may remember award-winning director Alejandro Monteverde from his film ‘Sound of Freedom’, and the film also stars John Lithgow and David Morse.

USA 2024 Alejandro Monteverde 145m


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Dune: Part Two (12A)

Dune: Part Two

The film explores the mythic journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family.


Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavours to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. Director Denis Villeneuve says: “For me, this film is much better than ‘Part One,' “There’s something more alive in it. There’s a relationship to the characters. I was trying to reach for an intensity and a quality of emotions.” The incredible cast also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Léa Seydoux, Christopher Walken, Florence Pugh, Stellan Skarsgård and Charlotte Rampling.

USA 2024 Denis Villeneuve 166m


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Romeo et Juliette (PG)

Romeo et Juliette

Met Opera

Two singers at the height of their powers - soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim - come together as the star-crossed lovers in Charles Gounod’s Shakespeare adaptation.

Sun 24 Mar 14:15

Plus Encore TBC

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Madama Butterfly (ROH 24) (PG)

Madama Butterfly (ROH 24)

ROH

Giacomo Puccini was entranced by David Belasco’s play ‘Madame Butterfly’ when he saw it in London in 1900. He drew on Japanese folk melodies to create his Butterfly score and each aria is imbued with distinct emotion.

Tue 26 Mar 19.15 (LIVE)

Sun 31 Mar 14:45 (Encore)

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Caligula: The Ultimate Cut (18)

Caligula: The Ultimate Cut

To kick off our new monthly Cult of Cinema strand, we bring you a reimagining of the ‘cultiest’ of all cult films. 44 years after the historical epic ‘Caligula’, producer Thomas Negovan has realized the creators' original vision with this version including mainly never-before-seen footage.


Shadowed by the murder of his entire family, the young, wary Caligula (Malcolm McDowell) eliminates his devious adoptive grandfather (Peter O'Toole) and seizes control of the declining Roman Empire, descending into a spiral of depravity, destruction, and madness. A treatise on the corrupting influence of power, this extensive reconstruction restores the complete performances of McDowell and Helen Mirren as the promiscuous 'Caesonia', from an unprecedented amount of never-before-seen footage. Mirren was cut to only 20 minutes on screen in the original version but has 60 minutes here. Tinto Brass was recruited for the project with a script by Gore Vidall. The script was eventually rewritten from scratch and by the end of the chaotic production, the film had doubled in budget and Brass was locked out of the edit by Bob Guccione. Several crew understandably asked to have their names removed from the film and a legend was then born. This is now a much better film than the original release, but do keep in mind that it is still very much an 18-certificate film.

USA 1979/2023 Tinto Brass 173m

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Copa 71 (15)

Copa 71

Told by the pioneering women who participated, this is the extraordinary story of the 1971 Women's Football World Cup, a tournament witnessed by record crowds that has been written out of sporting history - until now. Screening to celebrate International Women’s Day.


The goal of ‘Copa 71,’ directed by Rachel Ramsay and James Erskine and executive produced by Serena and Venus Williams, is to make sure more people do know of this event, which drew the largest attendance ever for a women’s sporting event, more than 110,000 for a match in Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium. The film is filled with female empowerment anthems of the day, including Kiki Dee’s ‘I’ve Got the Music in Me’ and Nancy Sinatra’s ‘These Boots Are Made for Walking.’ You can look at ‘Copa 71’ as the ‘Summer of Soul’ of women’s sport – the chronicle of a big event that took place more than 50 years ago and had been lost to time, making use of copious footage that has remained unseen for most of that period. You will find yourself asking - “Why didn’t I know of this?” (Some subtitles)

UK 2023 James Erskine & Rachel Ramsay 90m


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The New Boy (15)

The New Boy

Cate Blanchett produces and stars in this new film by Australian First Nation director Warwick Thornton (‘Sweet Country’), which sees a nine-year-old Australian Aboriginal orphan boy arrive in the dead of night at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun.


Blanchett plays the head of a troubled monastery in the outback for abandoned children (some of whom weren't actually "abandoned" but kidnapped). When a new boy arrives – magnificently played by first-time actor Aswan Reid - Sister Eileen’s concept of faith is challenges when he starts showing signs of miraculous powers. Thornton tells a tale from a dark chapter of his country’s history, when Australia kidnapped Aboriginal children and did everything to destroy their heritage and identity. He has drawn on his own unhappy experiences as a Kaytetye boy from Alice Springs, from where he was sent at 11 to a Western Australian boarding school run by Benedictine monks. The film is gorgeous throughout, and Thornton shoots the landscapes of Australia as well as anyone, and a typically excellent score from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis helps make this a consistently interesting experience.

Australia 2023 Warwick Thornton 116m


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Red Island (15)

Red Island

L'Île Rouge


This visually exquisite, tender film about a boy growing up in a military air base on a former colony is a wonderful watch. From Robin Campillo who gave us the brilliant ‘120 beats per minute' (2017).


At the beginning of the 1970s in Madagascar, a few armed forces and their families live in one of the last French military bases abroad, a relic of the ending French colonial empire. Influenced by his reading of the intrepid comic book heroine Fantômette, ten-year-old Thomas (Charlie Vauselle) sweeps with a curious glance what surrounds him. Beneath the carefree expatriate life, his eyes are gradually opening to another reality. Frequently poignant and always visually spectacular, Campilo’s film is a masterful portrayal of colonialism through a child’s eyes. (Subtitles)

France/Madagascar 2023 Robin Campillo 117m


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Showing Up (15)

Showing Up

A sculptor preparing to open a new show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends, in Kelly Reichardt's vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art and craft.


Lizzy (Michelle Williams) is not a famous artist; she is a sculptor who makes ceramic figures of women in her garage studio. She tries to finish her pieces before an upcoming gallery show, but life often intrudes on her art. She also works for her mother Jean (Maryann Plunkett) at a Portland art college giving her access to the kiln, run by the ever-cheerful Eric (André Benjamin). This is a funny and incisive drama about the artist's life - it illuminates the numbing grind of real life when you are trying to make art - reuniting Reichardt and Williams (‘Wendy and Lucy,’ ‘Meeks’ Cutoff,’ ‘Certain Women’) to absorbing effect. Reichardt is a director who has not made a bad movie in 30 years.

USA 2022 Kelly Reichardt 107m


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Dear England (15)

Dear England

NT Live

Joseph Fiennes (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (‘Best of Enemies’) gripping examination of nation and game. The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game?

Thu 25 Jan 19:45

Sun 18 Feb 14:45


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Memory (15)

Memory

A deeply layered and moving drama about past trauma and finding connection when you least expect it.


Sylvia (Jessica Chastain) is a social worker who leads a simple and structured life: her daughter, her job, her AA meetings. This is blown open when Saul (Peter Sarsgaard) follows her home from their high school reunion, and this surprise encounter profoundly impacts both of them as they open the door to the past. Chastain and Sarsgaard glow as wounded souls making a connection in a film where characters make questionable and sometimes troubling choices, and yet we understand why they do the things they do, and root fiercely for things to work between them.

USA 2024 Michel Franco 99m


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Migration (PG)

Migration

Take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in this action-packed original comedy.


A family of mallards who head south for the winter from New England, are guided to Jamaica by a homesick scarlet macaw given a fruity Caribbean accent by Keegan-Michael Key. Mallard father Mack (Kumail Nanjiani), is a risk-averse fellow, only persuaded to spread his wings by his more adventurous wife Pam (Elizabeth Banks) and their kids Dax (Caspar Jennings) and Gwen (Tresi Gazal). His anxiety seems justified when a villainous New York chef tries to turn them all into duck a l'orange, and then pursues them to Florida where, reminiscent of the recent ‘Chicken Run’ sequel, they find that a deluxe holiday home for ducks is pampering them only for the slaughterhouse. The excellent voice cast also includes Danny DeVito, Awkwafina and David Mitchell. It's all extremely jaunty and colourful, with some great flights of fancy and smart one-liners to also keep the adults happy.

USA 2023 Benjamin Renner & Guylo Homsy 83m


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