- Argentina / Spain
- 108 min
- Directed by: Pablo Trapero
- Cast: Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich
In early 80s Argentina, former intelligence agent Arquimedes (Francella) turns to kidnapping as a way of maintaining his family's lifestyle. Shocking true story of the Puccio family, with a brilliant performance from Francella; a richly rewarding tale of a fractured family.
Fri 28 Apr
- 125 min
- Directed by: Ciro Guerra
- Cast: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Fri 7 Apr
- 102 min
- Directed by: David Mackenzie
- Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Gil Birmingham
Career criminal Tanner (Foster) and his taciturn brother Toby (Pine) rob banks across Texas, pursued by gruff Texas Ranger Marcus (Bridges) and his partner Alberto (Birmingham). A winning combination of Heat-style action, social commentary and character comedy, with a sensational cast and an aching heart.
Fri 26 May
- New Zealand
- 101 min
- Directed by: Taika Waititi
- Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima te Wiata
Urban malcontent Ricky (Dennison) reluctantly goes to the NZ countryside with foster aunt Bella (te Wiata) and her gruff husband Hec (Neill). When a tragic event prompts Ricky to run off, Hec goes after him, but the authorities assume that Hec's kidnapped Ricky. Simple, affecting comedy that builds into full-on action, with great chemistry between Neill and Dennison.
Sun 21 May
- US/Australia/UK/New Zealand
- 132 min
- Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
- Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson
Tom (Fassbender) is a repressed former soldier working as a lighthouse keeper in post-WWI Australia; one day he and his wife Isabel (Vikander) find a live baby and dead man in a rowboat. Weighty stuff, but the laboriously worthy screenplay and overwrought direction make it disappointingly conventional and mawkish where it should be moving.
Sun 30 Apr
- 92 min
- Directed by: Whit Stillman
- Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry
Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) is penniless, selfish and keen to marry off her nelfected daughter to the nearest wealthy dolt, but she's also smart, witty and beautiful. Stillman gives a wickedly droll adaptation of Jane Austen's short novel, choicely acted by the whole ensemble.
Thu 4 May
This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).
Thu 20 Jul
The second part of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning play.
Thu 27 Jul
- Directed by: Ivo van Hove
- Cast: Jude Law
Stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre. Jude Law stars as Gino, whose fiery affair with Giovanna leads to a murder plot which threatens to tear them apart.
Thu 11 May
- Directed by: Sally Cookson
Sally Cookson directs this co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre about the boy who never grew up.
Sat 10 Jun
Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight.
Thu 20 Apr
This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create this urgent, hypnotic production.
Thu 22 Jun
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.
Thu 6 Apr
In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
★★★★★ ‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ The Guardian
★★★★★ ‘Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite.’ Evening Standard
★★★★★ ‘Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific.’ Metro
★★★★★ ‘James Macdonald’s blistering production. Intoxicatingly good.’ Financial Times
Thu 18 May
Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.
Thu 31 Aug
- 125 min
- Directed by: Matteo Garrone
- Cast: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones
Sprawling interpretations of 17th century Neapolitan fairytales, with stories unfolding in three neighbouring kingdoms. Visually spectacular and with a fine cast (Hayek, Jones, Cassel) giving committed performances, it's undone by a lack of cohesion and ends up less than the sum of its parts.
Fri 24 Mar
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