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The Mowlem Theatre

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Shore Road, Swanage, England, BH19 1DD
  • Telephone 01929 422239
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–1pm, plus 30 minutes before performances.
  • Email
  • Website www.mowlemtheatre.com
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Another Round

Another Round
  • 2020
  • Denmark
  • 1h 55min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
  • Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe

Four high school teachers test the theory that all humans have deficient blood alcohol content, and should try to maintain a level of 0.5%.

Thu 28 Oct

£5–£7

Gagarine

Gagarine
  • 2020
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh

"Yuri, 16, has lived all his life in Gagarine Towers, a vast red brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris. From the heights of his apartment, he dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when plans to demolish his community’s home are leaked, Yuri joins the resistance. With his friends Diana and Houssam, he embarks on a mission to save Gagarine, transforming the estate into his own “starship”.

This truely orgininal film, which celebrates community, hard work and hope was an Official Selection Cannes 2020. "

Tue 26 Oct

£4.50–£7

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 27 Oct

£5–£7

La belle époque

La belle époque
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicolas Bedos
  • Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier

Victor (Auteuil) is a sixtysomething cartoonist who’s kicked out by his wife Marianne (Ardant) for being boring, but he then takes his friend Antoine (Canet)’s offer to re-enact an earlier era of his life and live out a fantasy. Immaculately constructed, achingly romantic, with great performances, sparkling wit and a perfect ending.

Tue 26 Oct

£4.50–£7

The Last Bus

The Last Bus
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 26min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
  • Cast: Phyllis Logan, Timothy Spall, Grace Calder

Heart-warming story about a widower who uses his bus pass to travel from one end of the UK to the other on a nostalgic trip to remember his late wife.

Thu 21 Oct

£6

Lawrence: After Arabia

Lawrence: After Arabia
  • 2020
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mark J.T. Griffin
  • Cast: Tom Barber-Duffy, Hugh Fraser, Michael Maloney

A look at the later life of T.E. Lawrence (Barber-Duffy).

Sat 23 Oct

£12

Maudie

Maudi
  • 2016
  • Ireland
  • 1h 55min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Aisling Walsh
  • Written by: Sherry White
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett

The story of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (Hawkins), who became famous for her simple but cheerful landscapes and pictures of flora and fauna. Hawkins is stunning as the meek and stooped Maud, who battles through her difficult home life and painful arthritis to something like triumph.

Wed 27 Oct

£5–£7

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.

Mon 25 Oct

£5–£7

Nomadland

Nomadland
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Chloé Zhao
  • Cast: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Charlene Swankie, Bob Wells

Chloé Zhao's Oscar-winning drama starring Frances McDormand, which follows a women who begins living as a modern day nomad across western United States after losing her job in the Great Recession.

Sun 24 Oct

£5–£7

Onward

Onward
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • U
  • Directed by: Dan Scanlon
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Ratzenberger

Adventure set in a fantasy world which has lost its magic due to a reliance on technology.

Thu 28 Oct

£5–£7

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • 2019
  • France
  • 2h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Céline Sciamma
  • Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adele Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Héloïse (Haenel) and Marianne (Merlant) are lovers in 18th century Brittany, who negotiate their romance after La Comtesse (Golino) leaves them with the maid Sophie (Bajrami). Scintillating, slow-burn period drama with affection and a sharp edge, gracefully handling the women’s flirtation and passion and beautifully depicting the bond between the three women.

Sun 24 Oct

£5–£7

The Reason I Jump

The Reason I Jump
  • 2021
  • UK, US
  • 1h 22min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jerry Rothwell
  • Written by: Naoki Higashida
  • Cast: Jim Fujiwara, David Mitchell, Jordan O'Donegan

A documentary exploring the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people, through the perspective of 5 youngsters. Based on the book by Naoki Higashida.

Mon 25 Oct

£5–£7

Wildland

Wildland
  • 2020
  • Denmark
  • 1h 29min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jeanette Nordahl
  • Cast: Sandra Guldberg Kampp, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Joachim Fjelstrup

Wildland is the impressive debut feature by filmmaker Jeanette Nordahl, who cut her teeth as assistant director on hit TV show Borgen. Pairing one of Denmark’s most celebrated actresses Sidse Babbett Knudsen (Borgen, Westworld, and most recently seen at DCA in Limbo) with newcomer 17-year-old Sandra Guldberg Kampp, Wildland offers a refreshingly female perspective on the Scandi noir genre.

“a refreshingly female perspective on the Scandi noir genre”

Following the death of her mother, Ida (Kampp) moves in with her aunt (Knudsen) and her adult sons. Though her aunt’s home is filled with physical tenderness and love, the family leads a violent and criminal life. While this set-up may seem familiar to anyone who has seen David Michod’s 2010 film Animal Kingdom, Wildland’s focus on its female characters feels compelling and original, and the film has a few narrative tricks up its sleeve, while the frank approach to the story’s criminal elements lends the film an atmosphere of disturbingly believability. Kampp is particularly captivating as Ida, her face becoming an expression of the emotional and psychological reality behind her character’s quiet nature.  Wildland is a compelling calling card for its director, and is an enthralling, brooding and utterly gripping thriller that packs a powerful emotional punch. 

If you cannot find a suitable seat, please call us on 01382 432 444.

Our screens respect current social distancing guidelines with all seats arranged into distanced groups, or ‘bubbles’. Please select a single seat bubble if you require one seat, select a two seat bubble if you require two seats, and so on. Each bubble may only be occupied by a single household: if you're visiting with people from another household they should book a separate bubble.

Fri 22 Oct

£5–£7

Wolfwalkers

Wolfwalkers
  • 2020
  • Ireland / Luxembourg / France / US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart
  • Cast: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, Sean Bean

Fantasy adventure about a pagan tribe blessed with the ability to transform in to wolves by night.

Sat 23 Oct

£5–£7

The Mowlem Theatre

Open since 1967, Mowlem offers the latest film releases as well as a live theatre programme and Community Room.

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