- Poland / France / UK
- Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
- Cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Jeanne Balibar
In 1949 Poland, Wiktor (Kot) is given the job of starting a folk music and dance academy, where he falls for Zula (Kulig). Pawlikowski’s film, dedicated to his own parents, is shot in ravishing black and white and is a stunning love story, steeped in song and emotion and exquisitely crafted.
Thu 24 Jan
- UK / Canada / Australia
- 1h 51min
- Directed by: Richard Loncraine
- Cast: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley
Snobbish Sandra (Staunton) is disturbed to find that her husband Mike (Sessions) has been having an affair with best friend Pamela (Lawrence) but her free-spirited sister Bif (Imrie) helps her loosen up. Familiar but pleasant comedy-drama for mature audiences with a dash of daring.
Sun 27 Jan
- 2h 4min
- Directed by: Mike Newell
- Cast: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay
Juliet (James) is a successful writer in post-WWII London who discovers the eponymous book club, and learns about their lives under the German occupation of the island. Don’t let the twee title put you off, as it’s a beguiling and affecting celebration of friendship, courage and the joys of reading, full of warmth and good humour.
Sun 24 Feb
- 1h 38min
- Directed by: Marcelo Martinessi
- Cast: Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova
Chela (Brun) lives with her partner Chiquita (Irun), watching as her family home disintegrates, but when Chiquita is sent to prison for fraud, she must adjust to a new life. A subtle and powerful exploration of class, repression and desire in modern Paraguay, with a stunning performance from Brun.
Fri 15 Feb
- 1h 35min
- Directed by: Raoul Peck
Documentary examining race relations in America, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which is told through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Dr Martin Luther King. Director Raoul Peck makes use of Baldwin's writing over archive footage, news clippings and vintage photographs, excellently balancing Samuel L Jackson's narration with relevant imagery to produce a thought-provoking and affecting piece of work.
Thu 21 Feb
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