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Mon
19
Aug
2019
 
  • Drama, Romance
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 147 mins.
One of director Billy Wilder’s biggest box office hits, the spectacular Irma La Douce — adapted from the 1956 musical for the French theatre — reunites Wilder with his Apartment stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, providing the latter with one of her most fondly remembered early…
Tue
20
Sep
2011
 
  • Classic comedy
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 71 mins.
Shades of Bacchus! It's the inimitable W C Fields in his most perfectly formed movie. Brilliantly conceived (by Fields himself, alias Charles Bogle), and beautifully structured (by director Norman Z McLeod), this is a milestone in screen comedy, and an emphatic must-see if you've decided you don't…
Tue
20
Mar
2018
 
  • Drama
  • Iran
  • Colour
  • 86 mins.
A young man falls in love with a woman whose husband was forced to leave the country in search of work and has disappeared. A melancholic portrayal of a generation torn between the urge to leave the country, its ties to the homeland and its struggle to…
Tue
04
Nov
2008
 
  • Colour
During World War II, 12-year old Ivan works as a spy on the eastern front. The small Ivan can cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information. Three Soviet officers try to take care of this boy-child.
Tue
18
Oct
2011
 
  • Romantic drama
  • Australia/UK
  • Colour
  • 101 mins.
Probably best summed up by John Lennon's observation that life happens to you while you're busy making other plans, this emotionally devastating film from Director Sue Brooks starts out as a relatively unpromising culture-clash romance, before becoming something unexpectedly profound. Geologist Sandy (Toni Collette) is saddled with…
Tue
02
Sep
2014
 
  • Crime Drama
  • Iceland
  • Colour
  • 93 mins.
Adapted from Icelandic crime writer Arnaldur Indridason's 2000 best-seller, Tainted Blood, this engrossing and atmospheric thriller brings Detective Inspector Erlendur magnificently to the screen. As a murder in a small town becomes linked to a notorious unsolved case, long held secrets are unearthed in an intriguing, plot…
Tue
09
Jul
2019
 
  • Drama, Thriller, Action
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 124 mins.
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. In the film, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting police chief Martin…
Thu
24
May
2007
 
  • Colour
Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular…
Tue
13
May
2014
 
  • Period drama
  • France/Italy
  • Colour
  • 115 mins.
City dweller Jean Cadoret (Gérard Depardieu) inherits a farm in Provence and moves there with his wife and daughter to start a new, idyllic life in the country, only to fall victim to the envy and greed of his neighbours, Soubeyran (Yves Montand) and his nephew Ugolin…
Tue
04
Apr
2017
 
  • Drama
  • Belgium
  • Colour
  • 201 mins.
Jeanne Dielman (Delphine Seyrig), the widowed mother of a teenage son, Sylvain (Jan Decorte), ekes out a drab, repetitive existence in her tiny Brussels apartment. Jeanne's days are divided between humdrum domestic chores -- shopping, cooking, housework -- and her job as an occasional prostitute, which keeps…
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