Back Past Screenings
Tue
09
Aug
2011
 
  • Drama
  • France/Switzerland/Poland
  • Colour
  • 99 mins.
Earning Krzysztof Kieslowski Oscar nominations for both script (co-written by Krzysztof Piesiewicz) and direction, this concluding part of his tricolour trilogy has much in common with his earlier The Double Life of Véronique. Not only does it reunite him with Irène Jacob, but it also explores the…
Tue
20
Feb
2007
 
  • Colour
A woman returns an injured dog to its owner, a retired judge who repays the favour by secretly arranging her a date with a lawyer. Drama exploring the theme of friendship, concluding Krysztof Kieslowski's trilogy, starring Irene Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Jean-Pierre Lorit. In French.
Tue
26
Jul
2011
 
  • Comedy drama
  • France/Switzerland/Poland
  • Colour
  • 91 mins.
The second film in Krzysztof Kieslowski's trilogy inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution is the slightest of the series, yet there is still much to admire in a movie intended as a tribute to Charlie Chaplin. Although a comedy, White is an examination of the…
Tue
12
Aug
2008
 
Tue
13
Jan
2015
 
  • Second World War romantic drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 96 mins.
When 19 year old Lauren Bacall made her screen debut opposite Humphrey Bogart in To Have and To Have Not Bogart met his match both on and off screen. Set on the island of Martinique during Nazi occupation, the skipper of a charter boat Harry Morgan (Bogart)…
Tue
08
Jul
2014
 
  • Classic drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 129 mins.
Based on Harper Lee's much loved Pulitzer Prize winning novel and featuring Gregory Peck's Oscar winning performance as Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird is simply the finest screen adaptation in cinema history. Seen through the eyes of Finch's young daughter Scout, Harper Lee's story…
Tue
18
Nov
2014
 
  • Drama
  • Japan
  • Colour
  • 120 mins.
Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Tokyo Sonata is a beautifully realised portrait of an ordinary Japanese family in a changing society; the father who loses his job and conceals it from his family, the eldest son who wants to…
Thu
21
Jun
2007
 
  • Colour
There's plenty to offend everyone here. Shot in Mexico by the Chilean-born actor/writer/director Alexandro Jodorowsky,El Topo which translates as The Mole is the cult film fan's cult film. A brief description would do scant justice to the bewildering array of images - some witty, some bleak and…
Tue
21
Apr
2015
 
  • Biographical comedy drama
  • UK/USA
  • Colour
  • 153 mins.
Mike Leigh's thoroughly entertaining Biopic of W.S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan; from the critical flop of their 1884 production Princess Ida to the career defining success of their finest Comic Opera The Mikado. Outstanding lead performances from Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner and sensitive direction from…
Tue
23
Aug
2005
 
  • Colour
In this New Zealand-set period adventure that unfolds like a Kiwi western, an embittered Boer War veteran tracks down a Maori seaman wanted for murdering a British soldier. Kereama (Temuera Morrison, of Once Were Warriors fame) is innocent of the crime, however, and fears rough justice at…
Sun
03
Mar
2013
 
  • Thriller, War, Action
  • UK
  • B&W
  • 140 mins.
How do you weigh the cultural heritage of a nation against the value of human life? That’s the subtext of The Train, a wholly persuasive, intelligent thiller crisply directed by John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate) with documentary-like realism and emphasis on action and problem-solving. [For more, click…
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