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Chichester Cinema at New Park

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New Park Road, Chichester, England, PO19 7XY
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Another Mother's Son

Another Mother's Son
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 103 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Menaul
  • Cast: Jenny Seagrove, Julian Kostov, Ronan Keating, John Hannah, Amanda Abbington

Louisa Gold (Seagrove) is a widowed Jersey shopkeeper with two sons fighting in WW2 when the Channel Islands are occupied by the Germans; she takes in an escaped Russian POW (Kostov). The look and atmosphere of 40s Jersey is well caught, but the story is predictable and it feels like a tame TV drama.

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Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Wed 3 May

Aquarius

Aquarius
  • 2016
  • Brasil
  • 142 min
  • Directed by: Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Cast: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos

Clara (Braga) is a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, the sole remaining resident of an apartment block by the sea, but a construction company wants to knock it down. Effective, slow-burn drama with a sensational performance from Braga. A rare, rounded, fiery portrair of a middle-aged woman.

Mon 1 May
Thu 4 May

Going in Style

Going in Style
  • 2017
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zach Braff
  • Cast: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin

A slick, amiable if somewhat safe cover version of an unjustly neglected 1979 comedy, this time starring Oscar-winners Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin as poverty-stricken old-timers who decide to take their revenge on a banking system.

Fri 28 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May

Graduation

Graduation
  • 2016
  • Romania / France / Belgium
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Cristian Mungiu
  • Cast: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici

Eliza (Dragus) has been awarded a scholarship to study in the UK, and all she has to do is pass her graduation exams, but on the day of the first session she is attacked, and her father (Titieni) is concerned that it will affect her performance. Masterful, slow-burning drama about compromise and ambition, beautifully acted and unfussily directed.

Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May

Neruda

Neruda
  • 2016
  • Chile / Argentina / France / Spain / US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Alfredo Castro

Chile, 1948: when President Gabriel Gonzalez Videla (Castro) outlaws communism, poet and communist politican Pablo Neruda (Gnecco) has to go into hiding, with cop Oscar Peluchonneau (Bernal) on his trail. Director Pablo Larraín highlights a dark period in Chile's past, using a comical approach to add emphasis to the unsettling nature of the situation, making the film both entertaining and insightful.

Sun 30 Apr
Tue 2 May
Thu 4 May

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
  • 2017
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ritesh Batra
  • Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer

Tony Webster (Broadbent) is a grumpy old git who’s on good terms with his ex wife (Walter); when he’s bequeathed the diary of an old friend, he is prompted to relive his schooldays. This adaptation of a Julian Barnes novel feels hokey and safe, although it has a nice cast and the scenes between Broadbent and Walter are among the few highlights.

Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

An arthouse cinema, home of the Chichester Film Festival. The Young Screen Scene pass for under 25s is a club that allows young people to see films for a very reduced rate, while 'Baby Makes 2' is the name of their regular film screening for families with new arrivals. There's also a programme of film-related talks and courses.

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