2022 – 2023 Season

Ali & Ava (2021)

Ali and Ava’s tender, naturalistic modern British love story adds another powerful chapter to writer-director Clio Barnard’s filmography.

Show Date: 5th Oct 2022

Compartment Number 6 (2021)

Well acted, subtly told love story as a Finnish student forms an unlikely friendship with a Russian miner on a train journey from Moscow to Murmansk

Show Date: 19th Oct 2022

Drive My Car (2021)

Multi award-winning Japanese drama, portraying the bond between a famous male theatre director and his young female chauffeur. ‘Spellbinding’ and ‘Profoundly beautiful’

Show date:  26th Oct 2022

 

Petite Maman (2021)

Much anticipated, Celine Sciamma’s French fantasy drama follows a young girl coping with the death of her grandmother. Sublime modern fairytale about the quiet wonder of mother-daughter relationships. Unmissable.

Show date: 7th Dec 2022

Parallel Mothers (2021)

Two pregnant women in a Spanish maternity hospital- as the website Rotten Tomatoes states ‘A brilliant forum for Penelope Cruz’s talent, Parallel Mothers reaffirms the familiar pleasures of Pedro Almodovar’s film-making’. Essential viewing.

Show date:  14th Dec 2022

Lucky Grandma (2019)

In New York’s Chinatown, a Chinese chain-smoking grandmother spends her time at the casinos but ends up in deep trouble with the mob. Both hilarious and alarming!

Show date:  4th Jan 2023

The Audition (2019)

Nina Hoss stars as a violin teacher obsessing over one of her students, to the neglect of her own family. German cinema at its most powerful.

Show date:  25th Jan 2023

Benediction (2021)

Unanimously praised, Terence Davies written and directed biography of the war poet Siegfried Sassoon is both ‘Profoundly affecting’ and ‘Magnificent’.

Show date:  1st Feb 2023

Brian and Charles (2022)

Quirky British odd-couple comedy, where a lonely Welsh inventor builds a robot for company in his cowshed. ‘Eccentric, endearing and heart-warming’. A treat.

Show date:  15th Feb 2023

Persian Lessons (2020)

Belarusian psychological war thriller involving a young Jewish man pretending to be Iranian, to avoid death in a concentration camp. Intelligent, tense and gripping.

 Show date:  1st Mar 2023

The Worst Person in the World (2021)

Critically acclaimed Norwegian romantic comedy that delightfully subverts the genre’s tropes, with an exquisite and wistful coming of age story for the female lead

Show date:  22nd Mar 2023

Lamb (2021)

A genre-defying mix of horror and Icelandic folklore. A couple decide to raise a mysterious newborn lamb as their own- with alarming consequences! ‘This disturbing and uniquely unsettling cinematic experience is truly unlike anything you’ve seen before’..

Show date:  5th Apr 2023

Award-winning Albanian film based on the true story of a woman starting her own business selling honey, after her husband goes missing during the 1999 Kosovo war. ‘A woman’s quest for self-determination in a patriarchal society.

Show date:  19th Apr 2023

Decision to Leave (2022)

Slick South Korean thriller, from the director of The Handmaiden, with a detective falling for a mysterious widow, after she becomes the prime suspect in his latest murder investigation. ‘A party for fans of the art-house style’

Show date:  31st May 2023

Deerskin (2019)

French, laugh out loud funny comedy-horror, with Jean Dujardin as a man with one ambition- to own the finest jacket in the world! Offbeat, hilarious and unhinged!

Show date:  14th Jun 2023