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Taliesin Arts Centre

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Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales, SA2 8PZ
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Balloon

  • 2019
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Pema Tseden
  • Cast: Sonam Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso

In Pema Tseden's drama, a family struggles with weather, politics and life in general.

Mon 6 Apr

Bombshell

Bombshell
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jay Roach
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow

The story of the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal at Fox News. It favours snappiness rather than a serious examination of the crimes, but Theron is excellent as Megyn Kelly and Kidman and Robbie are also compelling. Slick, glossy and entertaining, but it could have used more sensitivity and anger.

Mon 30 Mar

Harriet

Harriet
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: Kasi Lemmons
  • Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr, Janelle Monae

The true story of abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman (Erivo), who escaped from slavery and carried out numerous rescue missions to help family, friends and others. Erivo brings gravity and steeliness to a rather formulaic and superficial script, but at least it’ll get Tubman’s heroism more widely known.

Wed 22 Apr

Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones
  • 2019
  • 1h 59min
  • Directed by: Agnieszka Holland
  • Cast: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard

Gareth Jones (Norton) is a Welsh journalist who travels to Moscow in the 1930s and finds out the truth about the Holodomor. An excellent Norton bags his best role to date and it’s an angry and rewarding drama from a formidable filmmaker.

Wed 15 Apr

Retablo

  • 2017
  • Peru / Germany / Norway
  • Directed by: Alvaro Delgado Aparicio
  • Cast: Magaly Solier, Amiel Cayo, Junior Bejar

A young boy wants to continue the family legacy as a master story-box maker, until he uncovers something that destroys his image of his father.

Wed 8 Apr

Royal Opera House: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Damiano Michieletto
  • Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Dimitri Platanias

Two short Italian operas are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold.

Tue 21 Apr

Running to the Sky

  • 2019
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Mirlan Abdykalykov
  • Cast: Temyrlan Asankadyrov, Ruslan Orozakunov

Young Jekshen is a fast runner but since he lives in a mountain village in Kyrgyzstan his chances to become famous are not so great: he has to show his best form at a race to get out.

Mon 6 Apr

Sister

  • 2019
  • Bulgaria & Quatar
  • 1h 37min
  • Directed by: Svetla Tsotsorkova
  • Cast: Monika Naydenova, Svetlana Yancheva, Assen Blatechky

Set in present day Bulgaria, the drama follows a mother and her two daughters as they escape into stories from the harshness of reality.

Tue 7 Apr

Talking About Trees

Talking About Trees
  • 2019
  • France / Sudan / Chad / Germany / Qatar
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Suhaib Gasmelbari

A film about Sudanese filmmakers working around the near-impossibility of making actual films in present-day Sudan. Observational rather than featuring talking heads, languidly paced but never uninteresting, it’s a portrait of the brotherhood between four men and their enduring sense of humour and belief that what they do matters.

Wed 8 Apr

A popular local arts centre with a 300-seat cinema, named after the 6th century Celtic bard. Although based Swansea University, cinema screenings are open to all.

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