In the Mood for Love
Wong Kar-Wai | 2000 | 98 mins | Hong Kong/China | M | Classic & Cult
In the sleepy, conservative Hong Kong of 1962, Mrs Chan and Mr Chow move into neighbouring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite – until a discovery about their respective spouses creates an intimate bond between them.
Jan Komasa | 2019 | 118 mins | Poland/France | R16 | Contemporary
Troublemaker Daniel, released from juvenile detention, wants to break free from his chequered past. Wandering into a village church, he’s mistaken for a new priest and seizes the opportunity to alter his life’s trajectory.
Andrea Arnold | 2016 | 156 mins | USA | R16 | Contemporary
A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the American midwest with a band of misfits.
The Triplets of Belleville
Sylvain Chomet | 2003 | 80 mins | France/BE/CA/LV/UK | M | Comedy
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno follow his trail to America and teams up with a trio of aging music hall sisters to rescue him.
Amanda Kernell | 2016 | 110 mins | Denmark/Norway/Sweden | M | Scandinavian
A reindeer-breeding Sámi girl is sent to a Swedish boarding school in a 1930s society, rife with prejudice and discrimination, where she is pushed to hide her indigenous heritage and identity.
No film will be shown on April 18th (Easter Monday) and April 25th (Anzac Day)
Joachim Trier | 2017 | 117 mins | Denmark/DK/FR/SE | R16 | Scandinavian
Thelma is a shy young woman who has just arrived at university in Oslo, leaving behind her over-protective and very religious parents. Trying to adjust to life and love in the big city, she begins suffering from violent and increasingly uncanny seizures.
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Robert Altman | 1982 | 120 mins | USA | R13 | Robert Altman
The ‘Disciples of James Dean,’ an all-women fan club devoted to the late actor, meet on the 20th anniversary of his death. Inside a rundown Woolworth’s five-and-dime store in a small Texas town, they reconnect – opening old wounds and facing new ones.
Maren Ade | 2016 | 162 mins | Austria/Germany | R16 | Comedy
A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his estranged workaholic daughter. He decides to turn up without warning on her doorstep.
No Hard Feelings
Faraz Shariat | 2019 | 92 mins | Germany | R16 | Rainbow LGBTQI
German-Iranian Parvis’s life of pop culture, Grindr dates and raves is changed when he is sentenced to community service and meets refugees Banafshe and Amon.
Christian Petzold | 2018 | 101 mins | France/Germany | M | Contemporary
Trying to escape from occupied France, Georg assumes the identity of a dead author. Stuck in Marseilles, he meets a young woman searching for her missing husband.
No film will be shown on June 6th (Queens Birthday)
Carla Simón | 2017 | 97 mins | Spain | PG | Contemporary
After her mother’s death, six-year-old Frida is sent to live with her uncle’s family in the Catalan countryside. Kindness, imagination and patience are required to convince a defiant little orphan that she is loved in her new home.
A White, White Day
Hlynur Pálmason | 2019 | 109 mins | Denmark/Iceland/Sweden | M | Scandinavian
In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect that his beloved dead wife had been having an affair. As his instincts to investigate and seek revenge take hold, the lawman begins to unravel.
Lost in Paris
Dominique Abel/Fiona Gordon | 2016 | 83 mins | France/Belgium | M | Comedy
Fiona leaves her small Canadian town to fly to the rescue of her 88-yearold Aunt Martha. An avalanche of spectacular disasters ensues as Fiona negotiates Paris for the first time – often involving Dom, an affable but annoying tramp who just won't leave her alone.
Robert Altman | 1975 | 160 mins | USA | R16 | Robert Altman
Following the fortunes of 24 musicians, managers, politicians, promoters and punters leading up to a weekend music festival in the country music capital of America, Nashville builds a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and musical.
Wanuri Kahiu | 2018 | 83 mins | Kenya/South Africa | M | African
“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more, and support each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society.
You Will Die at 20
Amjad Abu Alala | 2019 | 105 mins | Sudan/Egypt | M | African
Since his birth, 19-year-old Muzamil has lived with a grim prediction made by a travelling sheikh – that he would die aged 20.
Robert Bresson | 1959 | 75 mins | France | PG | Classic & Cult
A young pickpocket spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris – but as he grows bolder, he pushes his luck.
Ingmar Bergman | 1958 | 101 mins | Sweden | R16 | Ingmar Bergman
In 1840s Stockholm, ‘Vogler’s Magnetic Health Theatre’ has come to town. Alarmed at reports of supernatural disturbances, the leading townspeople are intent on exposing the mysterious Dr Vogler as a charlatan.
Alice Guy-Blaché Celebration
29th August, 6:30 pm
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
Pamela Green | 2019 | 103 mins | USA | M | Documentary
Alice Guy-Blaché was a ground-breaking pioneer of silent cinema and developed the language and effects of narrative film. Be Natural dives into the birth of motion pictures, and the extraordinary woman who was banished from history books.
plus Guy-Blaché: 13 Short Films
A 50-minute showcase of short silent films, made by Alice Guy-Blaché between 1898 and 1907, featuring slapstick comedy, social realism, historical epic, and fantasy.
Screened in cooperation with Institut Français and the Embassy of France.
Film Noir Double Feature: Criss Cross
Robert Siodmak | 1949 | 88 mins | USA | PG | Classic & Cult
Steve can’t keep away from his ex-wife – even though she’s now seeing a seedy mobster. Soon they form an uneasy gang with all three scheming – and not just about a robbery. “When you Double-Cross a Double-Crosser… It’s a Criss Cross.”
Yared Zeleke | 2015 | 94 mins | Ethiopia/FR/DE/NO | M | African
After the death of his mother, nine year-old Ephraim is sent to live with relatives in southern Ethiopia with his beloved pet lamb in tow. His uncle wants to make a man out of the boy, but Ephraim would rather stay at home with the women – and cook
Screened in cooperation with Institut Français and the Embassy of France.
Paolo Sorrentino | 2018 | 151 mins | Italy/France | R16 | Contemporary
Sergio is a small town hustler who manages a group of young escorts which he uses to bribe local politicians and officials. Ambitious, he works his way into the orbit of a man with a notorious taste for both hedonism and corruption — disgraced former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
Ulrike Ottinger | 2011 | 108 mins | Germany | M | Documentary
In Echigo, a mountainous region of Japan, heavy snow blankets entire landscapes and villages for more than half the year. Under Snow captures the unique customs, festivals and religious rituals of communities isolated by their wintery environment and blends in a Kabuki retelling from ‘Snow Country Tales.’
* Open Event screened in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut - entry free/koha.
Love and Anarchy
Lina Wertmüller | 1973 | 126 mins | Italy/France | R18 | Classic & Cult
In fascist Italy, Tunin is a farmer turned accidental anarchist staying in a brothel while preparing to kill Mussolini. But the naïve would-be assassin is distracted when he falls in love with the beautiful Tripolina.