Two families. One tree. A bloody mess. Icelandic comedy-drama Under The Tree escalates the issue of one neighbours tree casting shade on the porch of the other’s far beyond common sense and civility, beyond the law, until its wacky conclusions. All the while, complex characters are built and broken by life’s more significant twists and turns – a new baby, a separation.. Depicting societal angst in a fun and engaging way, come and see Under The Tree!
In 1979, a young Liverpudlian is blown-away when Hollywood starlet of 30 years ago Gloria Grahame moves in next door. They hit it off instantly. Stellar performances from Anette Bening and Jamie Bell flesh out their deep characters and make their whirlwind romance, and subsequent low-points, all the more real. A local story at your local cinema!
The Great War tore apart families across Europe; people sacrificed for what they believed in, both on the front and at home. The Guardians is the story of the Sandrail women of Paridier farm, France. Headed by Hortense (Nathalie Baye), her daughters, and supported by skilful teenage orphan Francine (Iris Bry), the daily toil of running the farm, both physical and emotional, must be worked through without cessation – what the men have gone to fight for must still be there upon their return. Director Xavier Beauvois’ vivid, moving tale isn’t one to be missed.