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Tue
11
Aug
2015
 
  • Second World War comedy drama
  • Czechoslovakia
  • B&W
  • 93 mins.
At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia a bumbling, shy young station guard attempts to lose his virginity in Jirí Menzel's brilliant and tender Comedy/ Drama. Winner of the 1968 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Closely Observed Trains is "a masterpiece of human observation…
Tue
19
Jan
2016
 
  • Thriller
  • USA, UK
  • Colour
  • 119 mins.
Bank clerk, butterfly collector and loner Freddie Clegg (Terence Stamp) views art student Miranda Grey (Samatha Eggar) as the next addition to his collection. Clegg buys an isolated house in the country and executes his plan of kidnapping Miranda, who must match wits with her captor if…
Tue
11
Apr
2006
 
  • Colour
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II.
Tue
07
Oct
2008
 
  • Colour
An aspiring dancer in the Chicago ballet discovers the real cost of climbing the ladder in her profession involves relentless physical strain, financial pressure and disruption to her personal relationships. Robert Altman's drama, with Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell and James Franco.
Tue
17
Nov
2015
 
  • Period drama
  • Italy/France/West Germany
  • Colour
  • 111 mins.
Marcello Clerici, a member of Mussolini's secret police, travels to Paris on his honeymoon with orders to assassinate his former college professor, an outspoken political refugee. But Marcello's loyalty is tested when he is attracted to the professor's young wife, challenging his need to belong to the…
Tue
28
Nov
2017
 
  • Drama
  • Italy
  • Colour
  • 100 mins.
Titta di Girolamo has spent eight years living alone, not working. His only vices are cigarettes and hanging around in bars, he seems as if he's waiting for something, for a secret to be revealed. As it turns out, Titta is a mafia courier and his life…
Tue
27
Nov
2007
 
  • Colour
The prospect of spending 100 minutes in the company of a Norwegian male voice choir may not sound that inviting, but Knut Erik Jensen's documentary portrait of the Berleväg choristers is a delight. The members of the choir reside in a remote fishing town that's been badly…
Tue
12
Nov
2013
 
  • Drama
  • Spain
  • Colour
  • 105 mins.
Carlos Saura's 1976 film Cría Cuervos, or Raise Ravens ... is a sensational rerelease: a gripping, profoundly mysterious movie which is both an uncannydrama of family dysfunction and a historical parable of the end of Franco-ism: a film which fully deserves to be placed alongside Bergman's Cries…
Tue
25
Apr
2006
 
  • Colour
Drama directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullman and Harriet Andersson. Agnes, a young woman dying of cancer, is visited by her two sisters - the frigid and suicidal Karin and brash, carefree Maria. As Karin and Maria tend to their sister, her loyal…
Tue
21
Jul
2009
 
  • Colour
Recalling Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Why Does Herr R Run Amok? in its meticulous accumulation of seemingly minor incident, this riveting and often amusing drama also reveals the shifting social attitudes that are slowly taking hold in modern Tehran. Flashing back from a jewellery store robbery, the action…
Tue
08
May
2007
 
  • Colour
Horror directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Federico Luppi. In Mexico City, ageing antiques dealer Jesus Gris is infected by the Cronos Device, a timepiece invented by a 16th-century watchmaker that can give eternal life, but which transforms its victims into vampires. As he develops an unquenchable…
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