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Tue
22
Jan
2013
 
  • Black comedy drama
  • Turkey
  • Colour
  • 98 mins.
Set in Ghobadi's native Kurdistan, close to the Turkey-Iran border. Soran is a 13-year-old boy who orders other children around as he installs an antenna for villagers keen to hear of Saddam's fall. Eventually, he falls for Agrin but is disturbed by her brother Henkov, who was…
Tue
01
Sep
2009
 
This exceptional political thriller is part morality tale and part action adventure, as three journalists - Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman and Joanna Cassidy - cover the Nicaraguan revolution and become involved in the violent struggle. Director Roger Spottiswoode has brilliantly realised the electric atmosphere generated by rubble-strewn…
Tue
08
Jan
2013
 
  • Romantic drama
  • UK/France/Lebanon/Belgium
  • Colour
  • 98 mins.
The courage and ingenuity of the cast and crew are never at issue in Philippe Aractingi's story of a Christian cabby ferrying a Shia Muslim mother around Lebanon in search of her son who's gone missing in a bombing raid. But the use, as extras, of people…
Mon
28
Oct
2019
 
  • Music, Comedy, Romance
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 105 mins.
Preston Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours is a typically witty and wild screwball comedy starring Rex Harrison as a symphony conductor named Alfred de Carter who is convinced his wife (Linda Darnell) is having an affair. During one of his concerts, Alfred begins planning three different ways of solving…
Tue
26
Aug
2008
 
  • Colour
Exiled since 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama has been celebrated around the world for his efforts to balance his Buddhist beliefs with his responsibilities as the leader of a repressed people. As a consequence, most film profiles have been blatantly hagiographic. Accorded unprecedented access to the Dalai…
Tue
14
Jun
2005
 
  • Colour
Tue
20
Feb
2018
 
  • Drama, Action, Sci fi
  • UK & USA
  • Colour
  • 127 mins.
Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Britain in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey…
Tue
08
Jan
2019
 
  • Horror, Fantasy
  • Germany
  • B&W
  • 83 mins.
A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire. Dreyer shrugs off conventional linear narrative and takes an experimental approach, plunging us into a waking nightmare that isn't so much black-and-white as it is misty…
Sun
11
Oct
2009
 
In one of the truly great later Hitchcocks, James Stewart plays a retired cop with a terror of heights who's hired by Tom Helmore to follow his suicidal wife, Kim Novak. Stewart falls in love with the enigmatic blonde, but can't prevent her falling to her death.…
Tue
30
Nov
2004
 
  • Biographical drama
  • UK/Fr/US
  • Colour
  • 134 mins.
The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted.
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…
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