In this Icelandic film a lively independent middle aged woman, Halla, lives a double life as a choral director with a secret identity as an environmental activist known only as ‘Woman of the Mountain’. This is a quirky comedy/drama/thriller with a heart.
During a long hot summer in the 1970s, four boys roam free through a neglected rural Welsh paradise, until a tragedy strikes that sets them against the adult world and changes their lives forever. Last Summer, filmed in South Wales is a low budget film, written and directed by Jon Jones, shot over 22 days… Read more »
In post Soviet Russia, a cleaner, who was a well regarded Bolshoi conductor (Aleskei Gustov) hatches a plan after intercepting a fax from Paris: Bring his old orchestra back together. Along with a brilliant young violinist (Melaine Laurent), they head for the bright lights to play Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto in D. This wacky comedy of… Read more »
The Vanishing is a psychological thriller produced and written by local film company Mad as Birds. Imagined from the never explained disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote Scottish Island in 1938, on this watch a series of events leads to the unravelling of three very different men. Featuring excellent performances from Gerard Butler,… Read more »
What are you willing to sacrifice to follow your dream?’ Rose, played by Jessie Buckley, who is young, a talented country singer, wild, but not free of responsibilities, must face this question. Stoic and lovingly her Mum, Julie Walters, supports Rose as she goes on a journey to discover what she really wants.A film about… Read more »
Alex Honnold is a master of Free Solo Climbing – that is, climbing outdoors, thousands of feet into the air, with no ropes or support system whatsoever. In a fascinating and visually spectacular documentary produced by National Geographic, watch as Alex attempts his biggest wall yet: El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley, 3 times the… Read more »
A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter’s wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom, in this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir. A rich sense of place and multi-dimensional characters make Wajib a must-see!
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme D’Or winning intimate drama gently questions our notion of family throughout. When a close-knit group of small-time crooks discover a young, neglected girl left out in the cold, they take her in and care for her. To us this act is saintly, to the police and the media, it’s a kidnapping. “The… Read more »
Director Chloe Zhao was researching an upcoming project on a ranch in South Dakota when she met horse trainer Brady Jandreau and heard his story. Previously a rodeo rider and local hero, the young man could provide for his family – until he was thrown from his horse and kicked in the head. Zhao uses… Read more »
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… Read more »