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Mon
12
Aug
2013
 
  • Saudi Arabia/Germany
  • Colour
  • 98 mins.
Occasionally, we select a film from Eden Court Cinema's main programme which is appropriate to our seasonal theme, to give members an opportunity to see the film together and discuss it afterwards. This first film from a Saudi woman director is central to our Women Directors season…
Tue
30
May
2017
 
  • Drama / Thriller
  • Australia
  • Colour
  • 108 mins.
Awe-inspiring, brutal and stunning, Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba, planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, as his one night stretches to five, he plunges headlong,…
Tue
07
Aug
2018
 
  • Animation
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 98 mins.
After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled…
Tue
05
Feb
2013
 
  • Animated documentary
  • Israel/Germany/France/USA/Japan/Finland/Switzerland/Belgium/Austria
  • Colour
  • 86 mins.
  During the first Lebanon War in 1982, film-maker Ari Folman served with the Israel Defense Force in Beirut. More than 25 years later, an encounter with a troubled former comrade stirs repressed memories of his tour of duty and prompts him to interview the men he…
Tue
15
Nov
2011
 
  • Drama
  • UK/Italy
  • Colour
  • 98 mins.
Actor Tim Roth makes a stunning directorial debut with this distressingly believable story about incest in a close-knit family, dramatised by Alexander Stuart from his acclaimed novel. Young newcomers Freddie Cunliffe and Lara Belmont give supremely natural performances, while Ray Winstone portrays their abusive father as no Nil…
Mon
28
Nov
2011
 
  • Drama thriller
  • UK/USA
  • Colour
  • 112 mins.
Our programme of Tilda's films was timed to coincide with Eden Court Cinema's screening of We Need To Talk About Kevin. We will be attending this screening and holding an informal discussion session in the café afterwards. PLEASE JOIN US. Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel took the form of a…
Tue
23
Jul
2013
 
  • Drama
  • France
  • Colour
  • 100 mins.
Claire Denis returns to Africa for the first time since ‘Beau Travail’ for a mesmerising portrait of civil war, racial tension and one woman’s resistance to change in an unnamed, French-speaking African country. Isabelle Huppert lends her poetic resolve and earthy beauty to Maria, a woman trying…
Tue
20
Mar
2012
 
  • Drama
  • UK
  • Colour
  • 131 mins.
 Edward Albee's vitriolic stage portrayal of domestic blisslessness translated grainily and effectively to the screen. Taylor gives what is probably her finest performance as the blowsy harridan Martha, while Burton is not quite so hammy as usual as her angst-ridden college professor husband. The verbal fireworks that…
Tue
31
Jan
2006
 
  • Colour
Contrasting the innocent expectancy of youth with the bitter regret of old age, this is Ingmar Bergman's warmest and most accessible film. Sweden's greatest silent director, Victor Sjöström, gives a magisterial performance as the frosty, vain professor who seizes the chance for redemption offered to him in…
Tue
30
Oct
2007
 
  • Colour
Adapted by Kobo Abe from his own novel, this stark human condition parable was denounced by some critics for its photographic neutrality. But director Hiroshi Teshigahara and cinematographer Hiroshi Segawa achieve a rich diversity of visual textures that adds to the sensual atmosphere of this intense drama,…
Thu
06
Dec
2018
 
  • Drama
  • UK
  • Colour
  • 131 mins.
Set in the industrial British Midlands of the 1920's well-to-do best friends, Gerald Crich (Oliver Reed) and Rupert Berkin (Alan Bates), who fall in love with a pair of working class sisters, Gudrun, an artist (Glenda Jackson) and Ursula Brangwen, a schoolteacher(Jennie Linden). Rupert marries Ursula and…
Sun
29
Apr
2007
 
  • Colour
This very well received anti-apartheid drama is based on the true story of a white South African mother who was jailed for her support of the African National Congress. Barbara Hershey is excellent as the woman torn between the love of her family and her political beliefs,…
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