Category: Events

Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve …

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“In these uncertain times, we need storytellers who can turn a tale of conflict and hardship into a symphony of love and friendship that endures through all the pain. I doubt that I will see a better film than ‘Moonlight’ this …

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This painful, complex, beautifully acted and inexpressibly sad drama from Ira Sachs is about something that looms large in real life, but never usually gets acknowledged in the movies in any but the vaguest way – banal, undignified embarrassment over money, and …

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“Focusing on a mother and daughter besieged by forces both worldly and otherwise in a Tehran apartment block, Under the Shadow presents a gripping portrait of an independently spirited woman shackled by sharia law who becomes more scared of the demonic forces …

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A poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation which documents one man’s journey into a world beyond sight. You will find a great review of the film here. You can watch the trailer here. Notes on Blindness (U)2016, …

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This month’s film is Son of Saul.  Rotten Tomatoes summed it up like this – Grimly intense yet thoroughly rewarding, Son of Saul offers an unforgettable viewing experience and establishes director László Nemes as a talent to watch. You can watch the …

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A surreal comedy set in a dystopian future where single people are arrested and given 45 days to find love or be turned into an animal. In 2010 we screened a film called Dogtooth which was written and directed by …

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The red carpet is back, for the DAFTAs (Dunbar Amazing Film Talent Awards) ceremony.  We will be screening all the films shortlisted for this year’s competition.  The competition is in its fourth year and has set a new record for the …

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A union to cherish between a writer-director and star working at peak power, Things to Come offers quietly profound observations on life, love, and the irrevocable passage of time. You can watch the trailer here. Things To Come (12) France 2015, …

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  ‘In terms of family drama, has any film been more moving than Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story? Time and again, Ozu has made films about family, and the shifting structure we refer to as “time and again”. Family is less …

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