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Saffron Walden County High School, Saffron Walden, England, CB11 4UH
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Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour
  • 1967
  • France/Italy
  • 1h 40min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Luis Buñuel
  • Written by: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière, Joseph Kessel
  • Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page

The beautiful but bored wife of a surgeon spends her afternoons working in a brothel where she meets an odd assortment of characters. Buñuel's treatment of the bourgeoisie is typically cool and unforgiving, and his blurring of the line between fantasy and reality so successful that by the end, we wonder whether the whole movie could have been dreamt up by the protagonist. Wonderfully amoral comedy of manners.

Mon 23 Oct
  • 20:00

The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tony Leondis
  • Cast: T. J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara, Patrick Stewart

Gene (Miller) is a ‘meh’ emoji living in Textopolis who can’t help displaying mixed emotions. Targeted for deletion, he goes on the run with perky Hi-5 (Corden) and hacker Jailbreak (Faris). A combination of product placement, ingratiating voice work and barrel-scraping studio desperation, it’s a witless and blandly generic journey of self-discovery.

Tue 24 Oct
  • 15:00

Jonas Kaufmann: My Italy

Jonas Kaufmann: My Italy
  • 2017
  • 1h 47min
  • U
  • Directed by: Andy Sommer
  • Cast: Jonas Kaufmann, Jochen Rieder

Special concert-documentary which features German tenor Jonas Kaufmann.

Tue 24 Oct
  • 20:00

My Life as a Courgette

My Life as a Courgette
  • 2016
  • Switzerland, France
  • 1h 6min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Claude Barras
  • Cast: Gaspard Schlatter (voice), Sixtine Murat (voice), Paulin Jaccoud (voice)

Icare (Schlatter) is a nine year old boy who gets placed in an orphanage after the death of his alcoholic mother. Charming but profound stop-motion animated tale, skilfully adapted by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood) from Gilles Paris's novel; the kids' candid discussions about adult topics shows how much they have been through, yet it can be enjoyed by younger audiences.

Thu 26 Oct
  • 15:00

Napping Princess

Napping Princess
  • 2017
  • Japan
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Kenji Kamiyama
  • Cast: Mitsuki Takahata, Shinnosuke Mitsuhima

When schoolgirl Kokone (Takahata) falls asleep, she assumes the identity of princess Enshen in a futuristic heartland where cars are an essential commodity. Bolder and brainier than its title suggests, this striking anime is an enjoyable adventure and a thoughtful allegory about the importance of following your dreams.

Sat 21 Oct
  • 17:00

Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday
  • 1963
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • U
  • Directed by: Peter Yates
  • Written by: Peter Myers and Ronald Cass
  • Cast: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters

Cliff and his mates embark on a road trip across Europe in a converted double decker bus, picking up a girl masquerading as a boy along the way, for a whirlwind trip of cheesy musical numbers and a choregraphed love affair.

Wed 25 Oct
  • 15:00

Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor

Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 10min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Stoten
  • Cast: Mark Moraghan, John Hasler, Hugh Bonneville, Joseph May

Thomas and the new experimental engines set out to save James and bring him back to the Island of Sodor.

Sat 21 Oct
  • 14:00
Sun 22 Oct
  • 14:00
Mon 23 Oct
  • 15:00

Victoria & Abdul

Victoria and Abdul
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon

When Queen Victoria (Dench) is introduced to a young man from India, Abdul Karim (Fazal), she is charmed when he prostrates himself and kisses her foot: unlikely cross-cultural friendship and Urdu lessons duly ensue. Fazal and Dench are excellent and there’s a surprisingly effective political subtext.

Fri 20 Oct
  • 20:00
Sat 21 Oct
  • 20:00
Sun 22 Oct
  • 17:00
  • 20:00
Wed 25 Oct
  • 20:00
Thu 26 Oct
  • 20:00

A high quality not-for-profit community cinema, with digital capabilities and the latest releases. The programme includes special events and classic films.

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