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Belmont Filmhouse

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49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JS
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The 12th Man

The 12th Man
  • 2018
  • Norway
  • Directed by: Harald Zwart
  • Cast: Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen

Baalsrud (Gullestad) is a Norwegian Resistance fighter in WW2 who’s being chased by the Gestapo, led by ruthless Stage (Rhys Meyers). Old-fashioned but ultimately rousing drama of wartime heroics, focusing on those who helped Baalsrud and his gruelling ordeal to survive, with alarming medical detail, lush backdrops and strong work from Gullestad and Rhys Meyers.

Fri 25 Jan
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1945

1945
  • 2016
  • Hungary
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ferenc Török
  • Cast: Iván Angelus, Marcell Nagy, Péter Rudolf, Dóra Sztarenki

In a small Hungarian village at the end of WWII, the arrival of two Orthodox Jews (Angelusz and Nagy) throws the town into turmoil. An original look at anti-Semitism and the Holocaust that makes for essential if bleak viewing.

Sun 27 Jan
Subtitled

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney

David (Carell) is a successful freelance journalist whose son Nic (Chalamet) becomes dependent on meth. True-life story of family breakdown, capturing the never-ending cycle of rehab and relapse; handsomely photographed but repetitive and a bit formulaic, but Chalamet is outstanding.

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Colette

Colette
  • 2018
  • UK / US
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wash Westmoreland
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw

Biopic of French writer Colette (Knightley), focusing on her early years and her wild days in fin-de-siecle Paris after her marriage to Henry Gauthier-Villars (West). Knightley is fantastic as the bisexual icon and the film becomes more playful as it goes on. A pleasurable rite of passage about a woman striving for independence.

Thu 24 Jan

The Favourite

The Favourite
  • 2018
  • Ireland / UK / US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult

In the court of Queen Anne (Colman), power is wielded by Lady Sarah Marlborough (Weisz), but then Sarah’s young cousin Abigail (Stone) arrives. Brash, bawdy and beguiling, and a deceptively acute commentary on the nature of power, with career-best work from Weisz and Stone and a commanding performance from Colman as the ailing Queen.

Thu 24 Jan

Highlander

Highlander
  • 1986
  • UK/US
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
  • Cast: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

A handful of immortals battle through the centuries to win a mythical prize. A curious mixture of romance in 16th century heather and car chases in present day New York, the film is an inelegant, often ludicrous, but enjoyably daffy adventure. Lambert seems more at home with the contemporary passages and only the ever wonderful Connery has the requisite style for the kitsch Scottish scenes.

Fri 25 Jan

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: Josie Rourke
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Martin Compston, Joe Alwyn, Brendan Coyle, Guy Pearce

Mary Stuart (Ronan) and Elizabeth (Robbie) would like to be sisters but political rivalry drives them apart. Ronan gives a sophisticated performance and Robbie as Elizabeth is a blend of nervous uncertainty and confident outrage. Over the top, perhaps, but its ridiculousness hits a raw nerve in the current political climate, where women politicians are attacked for dancing.

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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.

Sat 26 Jan

National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running

National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running

New play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Thu 31 Jan

Return of the Hero (Le retour du héros)

Return of the Hero (Le retour du héros)
  • 2018
  • France/Belgium
  • 1h 30min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Laurent Tirard
  • Cast: Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant

In 1809, smooth-talking Captain Neuville (Dujardin) is called to the front, and Elisabeth (Laurent), sister of his heartbroken fiancée, fakes letters from him to her in which she eventually ‘kills’ him—but then he shows up. Engaging and likeable farce, with Dujardin turning up the charm and generating sparky chemistry with Laurent.

Fri 25 Jan
Subtitled
Sat 26 Jan
Subtitled
Sun 27 Jan
Subtitled
Mon 28 Jan
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Tue 29 Jan
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Wed 30 Jan
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Thu 31 Jan
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Royal Opera House: La Traviata

Royal Opera House: La Traviata
  • 2019
  • Directed by: Yves Abel (cond)
  • Written by: Verdi

Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.

Wed 30 Jan
Subtitled

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie
  • 2018
  • UK / Canada / US
  • Directed by: Jon S. Baird
  • Cast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Susy Kane

Stan Laurel (Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (Reilly) are touring postwar Britain in the hope of bankrolling their next picture, but their time seems to be passing. A classy, ambitious look at the gruelling nature of showbiz, weaving Laurel & Hardy’s routines into the fabric of the story; Coogan is particularly good and it’s a loving nod to two of cinema’s greats.

Thu 24 Jan
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