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Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joe Wright
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendlesohn, Ronald Pickup

May 1940: the situation in Europe is worsening, and Britain needs a new prime minister. The latest in a very long line of recent Churchill performances is by far the best: Oldman is virtually unrecognisable and attacks the part with relish, with Scott Thomas excellent as his wife Clemmie. It may veer into hero worship but it’s a confidently handled crowdpleaser.

Fri 23 Feb

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Sat 24 Feb

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Tue 27 Feb

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Happy End (15) Borderlines Film Festival

Fans of Michael Hanekes 2012 masterwork Amourwill see two of its stars, Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant, reunited in Happy End, which screened in Competition at Cannes 2017 (to typically rapturous acclaim).The scene is Calais, where Anne (Huppert) is the chatelaine of both her familys estate and lucrative business, having taken it over from her father Georges (Trintignant) - who (in another echo of Amour) is suffering from dementia and occupies a Lear-esque place in their household, waited on by long-suffering Moroccan servants.The family is shot through with anxiety: from Annes engagement to a British lawyer (Toby Jones), to her deadbeat son Pierre (Franz Rogowski), her secretive brother Thomas (Mathieu Kassovitz), and mysteriously self-possessed Eve (Fantine Harduin), whose mother is ill in hospital. Their interactions are a portrait of dysfunction - against which, the migrants of Calais linger in the background, planning their next attempt to cross the Channel.As with Funny Games, the films title is entirely ironic, as Happy Endcontains no simple resolution. Its a blistering satire of the haute-bourgeoisie, wrought by a dazzling master of cinema, exploiting his favourite themes - of familial dysfunction and psychological violence; the horror of death and the obsession with surveillance - to brilliant effect.The Austrian director returns to many of his classic themes in a stark, unforgiving and gripping satire on bourgeois Europeans and the people who serve them ★★★★★ The GuardianDirector: Michael HanekeFrance/Austria/Germany 2017Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Toby JonesFrench with English subtitlesRun time: 107 mins

Wed 28 Feb

£5.50–£7.50

Thu 1 Mar

£5.50–£7.50

The Nile Hilton Incident (15) Preview Borderlines Film Festival

Get to see this film ahead of it's UK release date at our special Borderlines Film Festival PREVIEW screening.A murder investigation is mired by bureaucratic corruption in this dark Egyptian thriller, where everyone is on the make.Inspired by a real murder case, Tarik Saleh brings Nordic noir sensibilities to the Egyptian capital and a grubby world of personal, political and systemic corruption. Police detective Noredin, as casually amoral as any of his colleagues, is handed the case of a woman found murdered in a bedroom at Cairos Nile Hilton Hotel. Noredin initially views the job as just another opportunity to squeeze the usual suspects and hopefully pocket a few more bribes. But as he uncovers the ever more disturbing roots and reach of the crime, the ambivalent antihero finds his conscience piqued. An outstanding performance by Fares Fares (Department Q) as Noredin and an intelligent and nuanced script elevate this story above a conventional procedural drama. It paints an excoriating portrait of endemic corruption, made all the more potent by Metropia (LFF2009) director Salehs re-staging of the action to the days before the 2011 Tahir Square demonstrations.Sarah Lutton - BFI"Excellent performances and an intelligent script elevate this drama from a conventional procedural to an excoriating portrait of systemic corruption, set movingly in the days before the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising." ICODirector: Tarik SalehSweden/Denmark/Germany 2017Cast: Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yaser Aly MaherArabic with English subtitlesRun time: 107 minsPreview courtesy of New Wave Films

Mon 26 Feb

£5.50–£7.50

The Nile Hilton Incident (Cert. TBC) Preview Borderlines Film Festival

Get to see this film ahead of it's UK release date at our special Borderlines Film Festival PREVIEW screening.A murder investigation is mired by bureaucratic corruption in this dark Egyptian thriller, where everyone is on the make.Inspired by a real murder case, Tarik Saleh brings Nordic noir sensibilities to the Egyptian capital and a grubby world of personal, political and systemic corruption. Police detective Noredin, as casually amoral as any of his colleagues, is handed the case of a woman found murdered in a bedroom at Cairos Nile Hilton Hotel. Noredin initially views the job as just another opportunity to squeeze the usual suspects and hopefully pocket a few more bribes. But as he uncovers the ever more disturbing roots and reach of the crime, the ambivalent antihero finds his conscience piqued. An outstanding performance by Fares Fares (Department Q) as Noredin and an intelligent and nuanced script elevate this story above a conventional procedural drama. It paints an excoriating portrait of endemic corruption, made all the more potent by Metropia (LFF2009) director Salehs re-staging of the action to the days before the 2011 Tahir Square demonstrations.Sarah Lutton - BFI"Excellent performances and an intelligent script elevate this drama from a conventional procedural to an excoriating portrait of systemic corruption, set movingly in the days before the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising." ICODirector: Tarik SalehSweden/Denmark/Germany 2017Cast: Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yaser Aly MaherArabic with English subtitlesRun time: 107 minsPreview courtesy of New Wave Films

Mon 26 Feb

£5.50–£7.50

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale
  • 2018
  • 3h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss, with music by Joby Talbot.

Wed 28 Feb

£10–£15

Shadow World + Q&a (Cert. TBC)

SHADOW WORLD REVEALS THE SHOCKING REALITIES OF THE GLOBAL ARMS TRADE - THE ONLY BUSINESS THAT COUNTS ITS PROFITS IN BILLIONS AND ITS LOSSES IN HUMAN LIVES.Directed by Johan Grimonprez (dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y) and in part based on Corruption Watch UK founder Andrew Feinsteins globally acclaimed book TheShadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, the film reveals how the international trade in weapons - with the complicity of governments and intelligence agencies, investigative and prosecutorial bodies, weapons manufacturers, dealers and agents - fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering.Andrew Feinstein, Executive Director of Corruption Watch UK, will introduce the film and host an after screening QA.The film unravels a number of the worlds largest and most corrupt arms deals through those involved in perpetrating and investigating them. It illustrates why this trade accounts for almost 40% of all corruption in global trade, and how it operates in a parallel legal universe, in which the national security elite who drive it are seldom prosecuted for their often illegal actions. SHADOW WORLD posits alternatives through the experience of a peace activist and war correspondent, as well as through the voice of Eduardo Galeano who contributed selections from his stories for the film.Ultimately SHADOW WORLD reveals the real costs of war, the way the arms trade drives it, how weapons of war are turned against citizens of liberal democracies and how the trade decreases rather than enhances security for us all. In shedding light on how our realities are being constructed, the film offers a way for audiences to see through this horror, in the hopes of creating a better future.Run time: 94 mins + QAThis screening is supported by Oswestry Coalition For Peace

Tue 27 Feb

£5–£7

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