Made in 2021. Director: Celine Sciamma; France; 72 mins, subtitles.
A portrayal of grief through the eyes of an 8 year old as Nelly and her mother mourn her grandmother’s death. Then she encounters a neighbour of the same age and in lighter vein we share their discovery of a world brimming with possibilities. A touching story of shared confidences and attachment.
Please note, there will be only one showing of this film at 7.00pm followed by the AGM.
Made in 2020. Director: Jasmila Zbanic; Bosnia; 101 mins, subtitles.
A tense and dramatic film. Aida is a UN translator in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. What will happen and can Aida help her family survive?
Made in 2021. Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen; Denmark; 89 mins, subtitles.
Using a creative mix of animation and archive news footage, this widely acclaimed film tells the true story of a child refugee fleeing from violent conflict in Afghanistan. For the first time in 20 years Amin recalls the details of his traumatic journey to freedom and how he rebuilt his life.
Made in 2018. Director: Michael Herbig; Germany; 125 mins, subtitles.
Based on true events in 1979, the film tells the story of the only people to attempt to escape from the GDR to the West by building a hot air balloon. In a tense drama, the East Germans race to construct the balloon in secret while the Stasi are closing in.
Made in 2019. Director: Chinonye Chukwu; USA; 112 mins.
A powerful death-row prison drama with the focus on a caring and conscientious female prison Governor. This is a thoughtful exploration of how the cruelty of the death penalty extends beyond the prisoners to the officials charged with enforcing it and there are scenes which some might find upsetting.
Made in 2019. Director: Simon Bird; UK; 86 mins.
Daniel, a Goth teenager, is deeply disappointed when a long awaited trip to the US is cancelled and he is forced to spend six long weeks of summer at home with his librarian Mum. Rob Brydon and Tamsin Greig are a strong supporting cast in this charming and unassuming British social comedy.
Made in 2021. Director: Aleem Khan; UK; 89 mins.
The debut feature from English-Pakistani film-maker and screen writer Aleem Khan is a tale of secrets and lies, a portrait of people caught between identities and cultures. Joanna Scanlan gives a BAFTA-winning performance as devout Muslim wife Mary Hussain whose life falls apart on the death of her husband.
Made in 1999. Director: Zhand Yimou; China; 89 mins, subtitles.
In a remote Chinese village in the 1950’s, life is hard and offers few opportunities for Zhao Di, a young girl dreaming of a different future. Then along comes the new schoolteacher and she falls for him. A captivating love story, enhanced by beautiful cinematography which reflects the rich colours of the landscape.
Made in 2020. Director: Thomas Vinterberg; Denmark; 117 mins, subtitles.
Mads Mikkelson stars as a teacher who together with a group of drinking buddies experiment with the theory that a certain elevated alcohol level can make them better versions of themselves! This Oscar winning comedy drama confronts matters of life and death with equal vigour.
105 mins inc a 5 minute break.
12 Films; 5 animated, 7 live action. Award winning films from UK and around the world. Based on historic and contemporary events, B&W to latest CGI, thought provoking, sci-fi, musical and comedy.