Our 43rd film season:

7 September 2011

The Secret In Their Eyes (93%)

A retired legal counsellor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior – both of which still haunt him decades later.

Argentina/Spain, 2009, Juan José Campanella. Drama/Mystery/Romance, 129 mins (18)


28 September 2011

Archipelago (39%)

Deep fractures within a family dynamic begin to surface during a getaway to the Isle Of Scilly, especially as the father fails to appear.

UK, 2010, Joanna Hogg. Drama, 114 mins (15)


5 October 2011

The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life (78%)

Depicting five key days in a family’s life, affecting each individual, while spanning twelve years.

France, 2008, Rémi Bezançon. Drama, 114 mins (15)


26 October 2011

Loose Cannons (79%)

The son of a pasta-making family has his plans to ‘come out’ derailed by the actions of his brother.

Italy, 2010, Ferzan Ozpetek. Comedy/Drama/Romance, 110 mins (12A)


2 November 2011

Submarine (53%)

Set in 1980’s Swansea, 15-year-old Oliver has two aims in life: to lose his virginity and to stop his mother’s ex-lover from returning into their lives.

UK/USA, 2010, Richard Ayoade. Comedy/Drama/Romance, 97 mins (15)


16 November 2011

Heartbreaker (79%)

Alex and his sister run a company designed to break up relationships. They are hired to stop an impending wedding, but only have one week to do it.

France/Monaco, 2010, Pascal Chaumeil. Comedy/Romance, 105 mins (15)


11 January 2012

Midnight In Paris (86%)

While on a romantic trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going to back to the 1920’s every day at midnight.

Spain/USA/France, 2011, Woody Allen. Comedy/Fantasy/Romance, 96 mins (12A)


25 January 2012

Drive (54%)

‘Driver’ is a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night, but complications arise when his neighbour’s husband is due to be released from jail.

USA, 2011, Nicolas Winding Refn. Crime/Drama, 100 mins (18)


1 February 2012

The Maid (49%)

After having served the same family for 23 years, a maid finds she has a new assistant. Resentment and jealousy soon builds, as does sabotage.

Chile/Mexico, 2009, Sebastián Silva. Comedy/Drama, 95 mins (15)


22 February 2012 (Classic Movie)

The Shop Around The Corner (73%)

In a Budapest store, two workers take a dislike to each other, totally unaware that as pen pals they as simultaneously falling in love with each other.

USA, 1940, Ernst Lubitsch. Comedy/Drama/Romance, 99 mins (U)


14 March 2012

Abel (61%)

A peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes on the responsibilities of a family man – in the persona of his absentee father.

Mexico, 2010, Diego Luna. Comedy/Drama, 82 mins (15)


28 March 2012

White Material (54%)

During an African civil war, a fierce white woman refuses to abandon her coffee crop when confronted by the turmoil and racism of the crumbling society.

France/Cameroon, 2009, Claire Denis. Drama/War, 106 mins (15)


11 April 2012

My Afternoons With Margueritte (85%)

A semi-literate and lonely handyman strikes up an unlikely friendship with a much older and well-read woman.

France, 2010, Jean Becker. Comedy/Drama, 82 mins (15)


18 April 2012

Of Gods And Men (83%)

French Trappist monks face threats of violence from the impoverished Algerian community in their serene corner of the Atlas mountains. They must decide whether to leave or stay.

France, 2010, Xavier Beauvois. Drama/History, 122 mins (15)


2 May 2012

Mid-August Lunch (76%)

Gianni, a hard-up bachelor, is duped into caring for his landlord’s elderly mother as well as his own for a weekend. Suddenly, he finds himself with more than he bargained for…

Italy, 2008, Gianni Di Gregorio. Comedy/Drama, 75 mins (U)


 

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