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Tue
20
Sep
2005
 
  • Colour
Jane Campion is better known for her critically acclaimed 1993 hit The Piano, but this - her first film for the cinema - is a far more quirky and original movie that quickly established her as one of the most interesting directors working today. Part comedy, part…
Tue
24
May
2016
 
  • Drama
  • U.S.A
  • Colour
  • 95 mins.
Burt Lancaster stars as Ned Merill, who begins his day with a lap in a friend's pool. Realising that his Connecticut suburb is full of backyard pools which lead all the way to his house he attempts to swim all the way home, confronting incidents from his…
Tue
13
Dec
2005
 
  • Colour
Although they probably don't know it, novelist and radio writer Peter Tinniswood and Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki are soulmates. Tinniswood's Uncle Mort would be perfectly at home in a Kaurismäki film, delighting in the drab Finnish landscapes and the dreariness of daily life. Set in the early…
Mon
11
Nov
2019
 
  • Fantasy, Music, Musical
  • France
  • Colour
  • 133 mins.
Powell and Pressburger classic, based on the 1881 opera by Jacques Offenbach. An anthology of fantastic and romantic adventures, recounted by the fableist Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville) and featuring Moira Shearer (The Red Shoes), Ludmilla Tchérina, and Ann Ayars. The film has been singled out by film making…
Tue
12
Apr
2016
 
  • Romantic drama
  • Spain
  • Colour
  • 112 mins.
Benigno and Marco are both caring for unconscious women; Marco's girlfriend Lydia, a female matador who has been gored by a bull and ballerina Alicia, who is in a coma after a traffic accident. Moving between past, present and future, the lives and destinies of four characters…
Tue
03
Apr
2018
 
  • Drama
  • Iran
  • Colour
  • 95 mins.
A depressed middle-aged man travels the Iranian countryside searching for someone to bury him after his planned suicide. Eventually, he encounters a Turkish taxidermist who tries to get him to see life's beauty. This Palm d'Or-winning drama is one of Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's most accessible films…
Tue
27
Jun
2017
 
  • Adventure, drama, comedy
  • Australia
  • Colour
  • 90 mins.
Ten Canoes is different in many ways. Forget Hollywood, action or predictable stories, even forget fast-paced entertainment. Ten Canoes is a quiet film, a film about how Aboriginal life has been 1,000 years ago and maybe even before that. This excellent film tells two stories, differentiated by…
Tue
13
Oct
2009
 
Lawyer Jacques Vergès has spent his life defending the indefensible. The son of a French father and a Vietnamese mother, he forged his reputation pleading for the darling of the Algerian liberation movement, Djamila Bouhired (whom he would eventually marry). However, he is now best known as…
Sun
24
Oct
2021
 
  • Thriller
  • USA
Sunday 23rd October at 2PM & Monday 24th October at 6PM The Birds, Dir : Alfred Hitchcock (1963), Starring Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy & Robert Taylor A wealthy San Francisco socialite (Hedren) pursues a potential boyfriend (Taylor) to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a…
Tue
25
Jan
2022
 
  • Thriller / Mystery
  • USA
  • Colour
The Conversation (1974 American mystery thriller film written, produced, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola) stars Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Teri Garr, and Robert Duvall. The film revolves around Harry Caul (Hackman) a surveillance expert and the moral dilemma…
Tue
24
Jan
2017
 
  • Colour
The fragile lives of six people connect on emotional voyages toward forgiveness and reconciliation in Germany and Turkey. Fatih Akin's second feature, the drama The Edge of Heaven, concerns a man named Ali and his son, Nejat, a German teacher, who decide to move in with Yeter,…
Tue
30
Oct
2018
 
  • Drama, Horror
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 122 mins.
William Friedkin's powerful film adaptation of William Peter Blatty's bestselling novel of a young girl who is possessed by a demon. The film quickly became a cultural phenomenon. One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual…
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