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PAST PRODUCTIONS 2018/19

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Friday 15 June 7.30pm
A Man Called Ove
(2016) [15] 1 hour 56 mins (Swedish - Subtitled)

Director: Hannes Holm
Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg

Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door who has given up on life. He is an isolated retired widower with strict principles and a short fuse who spends his days enforcing neighbourhood rules that only he cares about and visiting his wife’s grave.

A boisterous family moves in next door and, against all the odds, an unlikely friendship slowly develops, and we get to understand something of Ove’s past life and heartbreaks.

It is based on an international best-selling Swedish novel.

“A moving and funny tale” (Simran Hans - Observer)

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Friday 6 July 7.30pm
Heal the Living
(2017) [12A] 1hour 44 mins (French - Subtitled)

Director: Katell Quillévéré
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval

This deeply moving film follows three seemingly unrelated stories that are carefully woven together. A French teenager’s surfing road trip ends in tragedy; a woman in another town learns that her already weak heart will soon fail; two teams of surgeons struggle through their day attempting to save lives.

It follows a human heart from donor to recipient and is an impassioned story of personal connections that philosophically, spiritually and literally plumb the depth of the human heart.

“This truly is cinema to make the heart beat faster” (Wendy Ide – Guardian)

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Friday 20 July 7.30pm
The Shape of Water
(2017) [15] 1hour 58mins

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins

Best described as a romantic fantasy this film won the Golden Lion at Venice in 2017 and awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Score at this year's Oscars. It is set against the backdrop of Cold War America and tells the story of a mute and lonely cleaner (Sally Hawkins) who works in a high security government laboratory. Her life is changed forever when she discovers a secret experiment and becomes smitten with a scaly underwater beast.

The film is a romantic comedy, a spy thriller and a monster movie all rolled into one.

“One of the most delightful films of the Year” (BBC.com)

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Friday 3 August 7.30pm
Phantom Thread
(2018) [15] 2 hours 7 mins

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville

This beautiful and intriguing film is set in post-war London in the insular world of haut couture. Fastidious and cantankerous dress designer Reynolds Wookcock and his sister Cyril are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, film stars and heiresses with their distinctive glamourous style.

Women come and go through Woodcock’s life until he comes across Alma, a strong-willed young woman who becomes a fixture in his life as muse and lover and his carefully tailored life becomes disrupted by love.

“There is pure delicious pleasure in this film” (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)

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Friday 31 August 7.30pm
Darkest Hour
(2017) [PG] 2 hours 5 mins

Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas

The film tells the dramatic and inspiring story of 4 weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage changed the course of history.

During the early days of WWII with the fall of France imminent Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance and with the allied army cornered on the Dunkirk beaches the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly appointed British prime minister.

Gary Oldham’s electrifying performance as Churchill won best performance at this year’s Oscars.

“Exciting and beguiling” (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)

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