A tender and sweeping semi-auto-biographical story about what roots us, "Minari" follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas town with their two American-born children hoping to start a 50-acre farm in search of their own American dream.
The family home changes with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, "Minari" shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
As the grandmother, Yuh-jung Youn won the both the 2021 Oscar and BAFTA awards for Best Supporting Actress. MInari
"This is a lovely unique film"
"….a beautifully filmed blend of comedy and drama"
"….casts a spell from its opening moments"
"…it deserves every award going"
In English and Korean (with sub-titles)
2020 116 mins Cert 12A
Tue 23 Nov
Mads Mikkelsen's major introduction to British audiences was as the villain Le Chiffre giving Daniel Craig an uncomfortable introduction to life as Bond in 'Casino Royale'. Here he excels in Thomas Vinterberg's latest film, which won the Bafta for best film not in the English language, and Oscar for best international feature.
Tragedy and comedy collide in this profound yet playful alcohol-fuelled comedy-drama about four high-school teachers each facing their own mid-life crisis who enter into a Faustian pact to lace their everyday lives with drink.
'Another Round' is unruly in tone with an unforgettable final scene showcasing more wholly unexpected talents of Mikkelsen.
For more information click Another Round
Danish with English sub-titles
2020 117 mins Cert 12A
Tue 26 Oct
Anthony Hopkins is Anthony, a roguishly handsome and cantankerous old widower, a retired engineer who lives on his own in a spacious, well-appointed apartment in west London, who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman). Yet, such help has become essential following Anne's decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne's father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of reality. For further details click The Father
This film, brilliantly acted and constructed, is also an important film. Like no other, the structure and writing of "The Father" provides insight into the fear and confusion experienced by Anthony as time, people, places, events and objects become subject to false memories.
The film is directed by Florian Zeller (described by The Guardian as "the most exciting playwright of our time") and adapted from his own 2012 award-winning play which has been performed in 45 countries.
The screenplay is by Zeller and legendary Christopher Hampton ("Dangerous Liaisons", "Atonement"), Zeller writing the part specifically for Hopkins. It won both the 2021 Oscar and BAFTA awards for Best Actor (Hopkins) and Best Adapted Screenplay, Hopkins at 83 famously being the oldest winner ever and in bed when the Oscar was announced - the assumption all along being that it would go posthumously to the black actor Chad Bousman.
2020 96 mins Cert 12
Tue 9 Nov
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