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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,…
Tue
23
May
2006
 
  • Colour
The timeless significance of ancient custom to the Bambara peoples of Mali is explored in this haunting political fable from Souleymane Cissé. Having been threatened with death by his shaman father, Issiaka Kane goes into exile, where he learns the power and value of the magical gifts…
Tue
17
Apr
2018
 
  • Comedy, Drama
  • Japan
  • B&W
  • 105 mins.
Yojimbo is the acclaimed 1961 jidaigeki (Japanese period) film directed by the legendary director Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of a masterless samurai (ronin), portrayed by the great Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune, who arrives in a small one horse town where two competing crime lords and…
Tue
03
May
2005
 
  • Colour
Anger and sadness lie at the heart of this treatise on the perpetuation of the patriarchal prejudices underpinning Turkish society. The film was written by Yilmaz Güney, while in prison for so-called political offences, and directed from explicit instructions by his longtime assistant, Serif Gören. The negative…
Tue
01
Nov
2011
 
  • Period drama
  • UK/France
  • Colour
  • 93 mins.
Ewan McGregor's infamous wedding tackle gets another outing here in the graphic, second feature from The Last Great Wilderness director David Mackenzie. Based on the novel by Scottish Beat writer Alexander Trocchi, the film is set in 1950s Glasgow, where rootless drifter Joe (McGregor) becomes employed as a barge…
Tue
29
Apr
2014
 
  • Documentary
  • Germany/Argentina/Netherlands/Chile
  • Colour
  • 108 mins.
What would be the shortest route between Entre Ros in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? Simply a straight line through the centre of the earth, since the two places are antipodes: they are located diametrically opposite to each other on the earth's surface. During his visits…
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