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… Read more »
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… 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 »
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 »
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 work of a master in full command of his art”, come and see Shoplifters!
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!
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 »
Writer-director Carla Simón paints a vivid portrait of a light-filled summer when a little girl has to face the loss of her mother and integration into a new nuclear family. The camerawork and emotional undercurrents evoke the viewpoint of young Frida – one for you fans of technical mastery!
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 »
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 »