Sep 25 The Guardians
Oct 9 If Beale Street could
Oct 23 The Third Murder
Dec 4 Woman at War
Dec 18 Divine Order
Jan 2 Jan 29 White Crow
Feb 12 House by the Sea
Feb 26 3 Faces
Mar 25 Burning
Apr 8 Nae Pasaran
Apr 22 Styx
Jun 10 Sorry we Missed You
Jun 24 Birds of Passage
Jul 29 Pain and Glory & AGM
Classic French traditional storytelling in the Thomas Hardy manner. Beautiful to look at, this powerful story of women keeping family and farm surviving while the men fight at the front in the First World War. Unmissable.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Director Barry Jenkins follows up the Oscar-
The Third Murder
In favourite Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-
Woman at War
Charming and smartly plotted Icelandic tale of independent feisty Halla taking on the local aluminium industry as an undercover environmental activist. Through quirky gags this call to arms delivers an urgent political and human message. Hugely enjoyable.
Broadly humorous but powerful comedy of a young housewife challenging the status quo in fighting for women’s suffrage in 1971(!) Switzerland. Feel-
With Ralph Fiennes directing, and a David Hare script, ballet legend Rudolph Nureyev’s sensational escape to the West in the early 60s is elegantly told with plenty of quality dancing on screen.
House by the Sea
Robert Guediguian’s slow-
A search for a missing girl leads to a small Iranian village; and many questions about the country’s patriarchal attitudes. Director Jafar Panahi, still under house-
Award winning South Korean psychological mystery thriller concerning class conflict and obsessive love, with something of a Patricia Highsmith novel about it. Suspenseful and gripping.
Heartfelt Chilean take on Scottish factory workers refusing to service Pinochet’s war planes, grounding most of Chile’s air force and thus saving many civilian lives in 1973. Astonishing and moving.
German/Austrian taut moral thriller. A lone yachtswoman encounters a rusting vessel overloaded with refugees mid-
Sorry We Missed You
Ken Loach’s superb swipe at zero-
Birds of Passage
This powerfully affecting Columbian drug-
Pain and Glory
Pedro Almodovar’s latest delivers another sensuous and deeply sensitive film about an ageing film director in decline. His most personal film in years.
Moving and affecting depiction of life below the poverty line in Beirut. Winner of The Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, with two astonishing child-