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Belmont Filmhouse

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49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JS
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Becoming Cousteau

Becoming Cousteau
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Liz Garbus

Biopic of the famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau featuring restored footage.

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The Card Counter

The Card Counter
  • 2021
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Schrader
  • Cast: Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem Dafoe

Paul Schrader takes on a story of redemption in The Card Counter as only he can, producing a slow-burn thriller full of tense atmosphere and thought-provoking questions about morality. Tonally very different from his last outing, First Reformed, it’s pure Schrader – a haunting story about another lonely soul, who grapples with his present and his unspeakable past.

"a slow-burn thriller full of tense atmosphere"

Soldier turned professional card player, William Tell (Oscar Isaac) learned to count cards in prison, a talent he uses as he travels from casino to casino. Now, in anonymous gambling houses, he sits at blackjack and poker tables, counting and betting. He’s a disciplined player and a discreet gambler, winning just enough to avoid unwelcome attention. But chance encounters with La Linda (Tiffany Haddish) and Cirk (Tye Sheridan), pull Tell in different directions, radically affecting him and his future. La Linda wants to turn William into a star on the gambling circuit while Cirk, the son of one of William’s compatriots at Abu Ghraib, is looking for revenge against one of the prison’s evil administrators, John Gordo (Willem Dafoe). Tell is offered two paths – one to legitimacy and another to vengeance. Which will he choose? Place your bets…

Isaac gives a fierce performance as an enigmatic man who exerts extreme control over simmering violence deep within, while Sheridan is heartbreaking as the aimless misguided youth who misunderstands the consequences of his plan and Dafoe, while barely on screen, is haunting, oozing a stillness that suggests true evil. 

If you need to book one of our wheelchair seats please contact our box office team on 01382 432 444, or email dca@dca.org.uk.

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We hope you enjoy your visit!

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C'mon C'mon

C'mon C'mon
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Mills
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Scoot McNairy, Molly Webster, Jaboukie Young-White, Woody Norman

After gracing audiences with Beginners and 20th Century Women, writer-director Mike Mills returns with another warm, insightful, and gratifyingly askew portrait of American family life. A soulful Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny, a kindhearted radio journalist deep into a project in which he interviews children across the U.S. about our world’s uncertain future. His sister, Viv (a marvelously intuitive Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to watch her 9-year-old son, Jesse (Woody Norman, in one of the most affecting breakout child performances in years), while she tends to the child’s father, who’s suffering from mental health issues. After agreeing, Johnny finds himself connecting with his nephew in ways he hadn’t expected, ultimately taking Jesse with him on a journey from Los Angeles to New York to New Orleans. Anchored by three remarkable actors, C’mon C’mon is a gentle yet impeccably crafted drama about coming to terms with personal trauma and historical legacies.

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Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.

Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.
  • 2021
  • 1h 22min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Philipp Virus

Freakscene – The Story Of Dinosaur Jnr. is a homage to one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene, including Nirvana and Sonic Youth, in the 1990s.

Their style and unmistakable sound, later referred to as “Grunge”, laid the foundation for the entire “Slacker” culture of Generation X. It is also the story of the eloquent and eccentric guitarist and bandleader J. Mascis, the bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph, and a band that insanely does not talk to each other. Communication takes place exclusively through music, although filmmaker Philipp Reichenheim nevertheless manages to make the closed and shy icons speak.

An emotional, tragically funny and sometimes noisy rollercoaster ride by a dysfunctional family, Dinosaur Jr.

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King Richard

King Richard
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Reinaldo Marcus Green
  • Cast: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, Jon Bernthal

Venus and Serena Williams came from an unlikely background to dominate the world of tennis. Taking a look these tennis superstars and how they became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

 

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The Last Duel

The Last Duel
  • 2021
  • UK / US
  • 2h 32min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck

The Last Duel is a cinematic and thought-provoking drama set in the midst of the Hundred Years War that explores the ubiquitous power of men, the frailty of justice and the strength and courage of one woman willing to stand alone in the service of truth.

Based on actual events, the film unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals. Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield.

Le Gris is a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite, is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, a charge he denies, she refuses to stay silent, stepping forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy. The ensuing trial by combat, a grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God’s hands.

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Naked

Naked
  • 1993
  • UK
  • 2h 6min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Written by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge

Johnny (Thewlis), a cynical drifter, wanders around the homeless of London spouting a bitter philosophy. An episodic, bleak, but bitingly funny portrait of 90s Britain that suffers from a few characters who could only exist in a Mike Leigh world. Scenes of sexual violence may be difficult for some audience members to sit through.

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Natural Light

Natural Light
  • 2021
  • 1h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dénes Nagy
  • Cast: Ferenc Szabó, László Bajkó, Tamás Garbacz

Nagy’s feature debut centres on a Hungarian army officer who is part of a special scouting unit searching for Russian partisans in Nazi-occupied Soviet Union. When his commander is killed, he is forced to take charge. Most of the cast also make their feature debuts, including Ferenc Szabo as the officer. This is an incredible work that demands attention. Unflinching in its portrait of horror and brutality, the film also confirms the brilliance of a new wave of Hungarian filmmakers such as László Nemes and Ildikó Enyedi.

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Paddington

Paddington
  • 2014
  • UK / France
  • 1h 35min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi

The story of an illegal immigrant from Peru and his efforts to be integrated into British society. He's a bear, by the way. Whishaw imbues the CGI Paddington with immense charm, the rest of the cast are excellent and the exuberant direction and smart, knowing script make for a genuine delight.

Sun 28 Nov

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • 1987
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Hughes
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Steve Martin, John Candy

Martin is a harassed Chicago businessman desperate to return home from New York for Thanksgiving. After missing the last flight home he undergoes a series of fraught misadventures, reluctantly enduring the accident-prone Candy as traveling companion. Predictable and sentimental 'odd couple' road movie which is nonetheless genuinely funny.

Tue 30 Nov

Quant

Quant
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 26min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sadie Frost

Quant provides an inside look at one of Britain’s most renowned cultural figures, Dame Mary Quant, including contributions from Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood, Edward Enninful, Dave Davies, Charlotte Tilbury, Jasper Conran and Zandra Rhodes. She paved the way for female empowerment through her innovative, affordable, and accessible designs that perfectly embodied women’s new- found freedom during the ‘swinging sixties’, shaping a new generation. Within a decade, her revolutionary designs such as the mini skirt made her a global sensation and household name. Blending striking re-enactments with extensive archive footage, Quant tells the incredible story of how Mary built an empire. From fashion to homeware to cosmetics, her daring approach to design left a legacy of female liberation which is still relevant to this day.

"…tells the incredible story of how Mary built an empire."

Frost crafts a fizzy, upbeat ode to the now 92-year-old Quant, exploring her importance as a female business pioneer, her influence on gender politics through women’s dress and her impact on a decade of fashion. A film powered by female ingenuity, it explores Quant’s significant legacy and the ways in which her work signposted the future; asking questions about fast fashion and mass production, and her contribution to pop culture’s obsession with marketing people as brands. 

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Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai
  • 1954
  • Japan
  • 3h 20min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
  • Written by: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
  • Cast: Takashi Shimura, Toshirō Mifune

A group of timid villagers seek protection against the excesses of a brutal warlord by hiring seven heroic samurai. Seminal Japanese action picture, with a slow-building dignity matching the best of John Ford, and in its stylishly aesthetic handling of screen violence, a profound influence on everyone from Peckinpah to Eastwood. Highly recommended.

Sun 28 Nov
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Volcano

Volcano
  • 2018
  • Ukraine
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Roman Bondarchuk
  • Cast: Serhiy Stepansky, Viktor Zhdanov

This splendid black comedy brims with a gleeful sense of the absurd in the beautiful and resolutely wild backdrop of southern Ukraine. Director Roman Bondarchuk (Ukrainian Sheriffs, 2015) follows the misadventures of interpreter Lukas (Serhiy Stepansky), who is accidentally abandoned by a UN-like governmental team while on a mission to the border region near Crimea. He must try and find his way home while dealing with the colourful locals, ranging from a militia to a choir of singing women. As one local comments, ‘It is total anarchy!’ [15]

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