List Film

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant

Jojo (Davis) is a ten-year-old, obedient Nazi boy in WWII Germany whose mother (Johansson) is in the Resistance; Jojo reinvents Hitler (Waititi) as his oddball imaginary friend. Waititi ridicules Nazi ideology with aplomb, and as Jojo journeys towards enlightenment and reconnects with his humanity, it’s even rather beautiful.

Fri 31 Jan
Sat 1 Feb
Sun 2 Feb
Thu 6 Feb

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful
  • 1998
  • Italy
  • 1h 56min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Roberto Benigni
  • Written by: Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami
  • Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric

A comedy about the Holocaust? Surely not. Well, that's what Italian writer-director-star Benigni has done in fashioning a poignant comic fable about the resilience of the human spirit and the power of the imagination. A humane and moving film.

Tue 28 Jan

Little Women

Little Women
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • U
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper

Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel about a group of sisters growing up after the American Civil War. Gerwig’s affection and respect for the book is obvious but she boldly captures the transition from childhood to womanhood by playing with structure; an outstanding cast and skilful filmmaking make it a beautifully crafted tale of sisterhood, memory and authorship.

Wed 29 Jan
Fri 31 Jan

National Theatre Live: Small Island

National Theatre Live: Small Island
  • 2019

Live screening of the National Theatre's adaption of Andrea Levy's award-winning novel.

Thu 30 Jan

The Nightingale

  • 2018
  • Australia / Canada / USA
  • 2h 16min
  • Directed by: Jennifer Kent
  • Cast: Sam Claflin, Aisling Franciosi, Damon Herriman

Clare (Franciosi) is a singer and convicted thief in 1825 Van Diemens’ Land who, after enduring terrible loss at the hands of some English soldiers, sets out with reluctant tracker Billy (Ganambarr) and murder in her mind. Franciosi is an astonishingly resilient and determined heroine and it’s a grim reminder of the brutality of empire-building.

Mon 3 Feb

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