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Belmont Filmhouse

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49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JS
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The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner
  • 2017
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Nora Twomey
  • Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus

Parvana (Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl living in Kabul, who when her father is arrested by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy so she can move around unimpeded. The animation is elegantly simple and it’s a valiant effort, but the script lacks clarity and it’s hard to see how children would take to such a politically-charged narrative.

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A Ciambra

A Ciambra
  • 2017
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Written by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Cast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato

A coming-of-age drama, drawn from true stories of life among Italy’s Romani community.

Fri 1 Jun
Subtitled

Duck Duck Goose

Duck Duck Goose
  • 2018
  • 1h 31min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Christopher Jenkins
  • Cast: Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim

An animated comedy in which a young male goose, Peng, is forced to make an unlikely bond with two lost ducklings as they journey south for the winter.

Sat 26 May

Edie

Edie
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Simon Hunter
  • Cast: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan

Edie (Hancock) was trapped in a loveless marriage for years, so when her husband dies, the 85-year-old takes advantage of her new freedom to go mountain-climbing in the Scottish Highlands. There’s charming chemistry between Hancock and co-star Guthrie, and the film is not unaware of how unprepared Edie is; unashamedly feel-good if somewhat formulaic.

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Fortunata

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Sergio Castellitto
  • Cast: Jasmine Trinca, Stefano Accorsi, Alessandro Borghi

Story of a tough single mother who wants to open a hair salon in Rome.

Sat 26 May
Subtitled

Jeune Femme

Jeune Femme
  • 2017
  • France / Belgium
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Léonor Serraille
  • Cast: Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon

Paula (Dosch) is dumped by her older lover and has a doorstep meltdown that leads to her mental health being questioned, but in reality she’s been under his thumb for so long that she’s not used to being alone. Characterful comedy drama with a charismatic and appealing turn from Dosch even in the most ignominious scenarios.

Sat 26 May
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On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Dominic Cooke
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson

Adaptation by Ian McEwan of his own novella, in which newlyweds Eddie (Howle) and Florence (Ronan) have an unsatisfying wedding night in a Dorset hotel in the early 60s. Overwrought and underwhelming, it’s filmed with a heavy hand by theatre director Cooke, making it for self-important and unengaging viewing.

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Passionate Thief

  • 1960
  • 1h 46min
  • Directed by: Mario Monicelli
  • Cast: Anna Magnani, Totò, Ben Gazzara

Comic caper set against the backdrop of New Year celebrations in the Italian capital.

Tue 29 May
Subtitled

Persona

Persona
  • 1966
  • Sweden
  • 1h 21min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Written by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Cast: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann

'Persona' explores the relationship between two women, an actress (Ullmann) suffering a breakdown and the nurse (Andersson) who oversees her recuperation in a country cottage. The actress, who dried up in the middle of a performance, doesn't speak, while the nurse talks at length to her mute patient about various petty matters, but despite initial distance their relationship develops into a symbiotic one. All of this allows the Swedish auteur to muse over his favourite themes: people's communication problems and the egocentric nature of art. Not an easy film - even by Bergman's standards - but an extremely rewarding one.

Tue 29 May
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Wed 30 May
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Piazza Vittorio

  • 2017
  • Italy
  • 1h 16min
  • Directed by: Abel Ferrara

Documentary documenting the square of the same name.

Wed 30 May
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Pure Hearts

  • 2017
  • Roberto De Paolis
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Roberto De Paolis
  • Cast: Selene Caramazza, Simone Liberati, Barbora Bobulova

An attraction develops between a young seventeen year old trying to rebel from her Catholic upbringing and an older security guard.

Mon 28 May
Subtitled

Rainbow: A Private Affair

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Paolo Taviani
  • Cast: Luca Marinelli, Lorenzo Richelmy, Valentina Bellè

Based on 1963 novel by Beppe Fenoglio.

Thu 31 May
Subtitled

Revenge

Revenge
  • 2017
  • France
  • Directed by: Coralie Fargeat
  • Cast: Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Guillaume Bouchède

Smooth-talking Richard (Janssens) invites his mistress Jen (Lutz) on a hunting trip to the desert, where one of his pals takes a shine to her; after a violent confrontation, Jen comes back for revenge. Feminist-fuelled, wonderfully demented rape-revenge story, crisply shot and with a challenging role for Lutz to get her teeth into.

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Veleno

  • 2017
  • 1h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Diego Olivares
  • Cast: Massimiliano Gallo, Luisa Ranieri, Salvatore Esposito

Story of a married couple whose family work as farmers on an area in the Campania region used by the Camorra to illegally dispose of toxic waste.

Sun 27 May
Subtitled
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