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Previous Films

Season:  2015

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Wild Tales

Director : Damián Szifron

Country : Argentina

Release Date : 2014

Duration : 122 mins

Language : Spanish

Subtitles : Yes


Co-produced by Pedro Almodóvar, this 2014 Argentine / Spanish black comedy is composed of six stand-alone shorts united by a common theme of violence and vengeance.   In one, a waitress adds a special ingredient to an arrogant loan shark’s meal, in another two drivers on a lone highway have an argument with tragic consequences.  Six tales dealing with extremes of human behaviour.

Deliriously unhinged and uproarious, it’ll make you feel wretched about the world around you … but you’ll be having too much fun to care.” (Will Leitch – Deadspin)

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One from the Heart

Director : Francis Ford Coppola

Country : USA

Release Date : 1982

Duration : 115 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

The film that bankrupted Coppola.  Overblown and certainly over budget (production costs ballooned from $2 million to over $25 million) but a brilliantly-realised imaginative, idiosyncratic musical which looks fabulous.  Originally intended as an “antidote” to the enormous cost, pressures and production setbacks of his Apocalypse Now, Coppola has said that the films he made during the rest of the 1980s and 1990s, such as The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club and The Godfather Part III, were done to pay off the debts incurred by One from the Heart.

Featuring an original soundtrack from Crystal Gayle and Tom Waits.

There’s not a moment in ‘One From the Heart’ when Mr. Coppola isn’t after something romantic and glorious, something inexpressibly grand. At times, he even gets what he’s after.” (Janet Maslin – New York Times)

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Die Andere Heimat

Director : Edgar Reitz

Country : Germany

Release Date : 2013

Duration : 229 mins

Language : German

Subtitles : Yes

A heart-wrenching drama and love story set in 1840s Germany, it portrays the fictional village of Schabbach suffering from food shortages, battered by a series of freezing winters and under the yoke of autocratic Prussian rule.  The Portuguese emperor is recruiting young Germans to colonise Brazil and the film captures the plight of hundreds of thousands of these Europeans (whose motto was: “Any fate is better than death”) who emigrated to faraway South America to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home.

At 53 hours and 25 minutes, Edgar Reitz’s Heimat was already the longest series of feature-length films in cinema history. This is its four-hour prequel with spectacular landscapes and an ultra-high definition shooting format.

A magnificent, career-capping achievement from one of the great storytellers of our era.” (Trevor Johnstone – Time Out)

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Force Majeure

Director : Ruben Östlund

Country : Sweden

Release Date : 2014

Duration : 120 mins

Language : Swedish

Subtitles : Yes

An avalanche seems a suitable metaphor for trouble that starts small, gathers momentum and ultimately threatens to wipe out the peaceful balance of an up-market Scandi couple’s ski vacation – and possibly even their marriage – in Ruben Östlund’s precisely calibrated fourth feature Force Majeure. By no means a traditional disaster movie, in which the audience’s pleasure scales in direct proportion to the pandemonium witnessed onscreen, Östlund’s unsettling psychological thriller leads with the spectacular incident and studies its disastrous consequences on each of the family members involved.

Visually stunning even in its most banal moments and emotionally perceptive almost to a fault, the film stands to complicate many a romantic arthouse date.” (Peter Debruge – Variety Magazine)

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Otto e mezzo

Director : Federico Fellini

Country : Italy

Release Date : 1963

Duration : 138 mins

Language : Italian

Subtitles : Yes


A famous movie director – a calculated self-portrait of Fellini himself perhaps – unable to find the inspiration to start his new film and harried by people in the industry, his wife and his mistress, retreats into personal recollections, dreams and fantasies.  Arguably Fellini’s masterpiece.  Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale and Anouk Aimée.

A delightful piece of filmmaking full of imaginative flights of creative delirium and accomplished with wit, verve, style, grace and a tongue-in-cheek joy.” (Sean Axmaker –

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Director : Abderrahmane Sissako

Country : Mauritania

Release Date : 2014

Duration : 97 mins

Language : Arabic and French

Subtitles : Yes


Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife, his daughter and their shepherd-boy. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema.

Abderrahmane Sissako may not be the most prolific of filmmakers, but he is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and ambitious writer-directors working in film today, and quite possibly one of the best.” (Geoff Andrew – Sight and Sound)

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Director : John Schlesinger

Country : UK

Release Date : 1967

Duration : 169 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No


On this epic version of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd John Schlesinger worked with acclaimed collaborators – actors Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp and Peter Finch; writer Frederic Raphael, cinematographer Nicolas Roeg and composer Richard Rodney Bennett – to great effect.  A sumptuous classic.

Splendidly lusty fare, its feet deep in the mud of the English countryside, its head in the lens-flared glare of a dreamy tragi-romantic sky.” (Mark Kermode – The Observer)

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I Wish

Director : Hirokazu Kore-eda

Country : Japan

Release Date : 2011

Duration : 127 mins

Language : Japanese

Subtitles : Yes

A boy believes that a new train service will create a miracle for his fractured family.  Rich, subtle, delicate and hugely rewarding film from Japan.

This film stars real-life brothers Koki Maeda and Oshiro Maeda and tells the story of two young brothers who got separated and had to live in different cities – one with their father, one with their mother and her parents – and dream of reuniting.

The moving and deeply satisfying work of a director who just keeps on getting better.” (Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian)

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch

Director : Roy Andersson

Country : Sweden

Release Date : 2014

Duration : 101 mins

Language : Swedish

Subtitles : Yes


Two travelling salesmen who peddle novelty items feature in a series of offbeat comedy stories. The title is a reference to the 1565 painting The Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder which depicts a rural wintertime scene, with some birds perched on tree branches. The birds are watching the people below and wonder what they are doing …

“It is like a collaboration between Monty Python and Samuel Beckett … it shines with what Wordsworth called the glory and the freshness of a dream, but the colours are a calm blend of beige and grey, and the sets could have been furnished by IKEA. It’s about doom and death and the ineffable weirdness of the human experience, and it made me laugh until I wept.”  (Robbie Collin – Daily Telegraph)

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Director : Pawel Pawlikowski

Country : Poland

Release Date : 2013

Duration : 82 mins

Language : Polish

Subtitles : Yes


A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 18-year old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt, a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation.

There is not a frame in this austere spiritual journey that isn’t a thing of heartfelt beauty.”  (Wendy Ide – The Times)