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Friday 6 April 7.30pm
The Lunchbox
(2014) [15] 1 hour 45 mins (English | Hindi - Subtitled)

Director: Ritesh Batra
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

A middle- class Mumbai housewife tries to add some spice to her marriage through her cooking and hopes that a new recipe will get some response from her neglectful husband. She prepares a lunch box to be delivered to him at work but it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. The next day she puts a note in the lunchbox and this begins a friendship between the two strangers conducted entirely via the lunchbox notes.

“A thoroughly charming film” (Reuters)

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Tuesday 17 April 7.30pm
The Salesman
(2016) ]12A] 2 hours 3 mins (Persian | English - Subtitled)

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

A young Iranian couple are forced to leave their apartment due to the cracks appearing in the walls caused by a nearby construction project.  They move to Tehran where they become embroiled in a life changing situation involving a previous mysterious tenant.

They are both actors and are attempting to put on a small-scale production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” at the same time as everything else that is happening to them.

This won the best foreign film at the Oscars 2017 (a second time for Farhad)

“Flawless performances; meticulous construction” (NY Times)

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Friday 4 May 7.30pm
The Party
(2017) [15] 1 hour 11 mins

Director: Sally Potter
Cast: Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson

After she receives a promotion and becomes minister of health, Janet (Kristen Scott Thomas) and her academic husband, Bill (Timothy Spall) decide to host an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate. Janet’s acerbic best friend arrives first (with some brilliant withering put-downs) and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share. But it is an announcement by Bill that provokes the gradual unravelling of the sophisticated soiree and a dramatic unexpected ending.

This is a sharp-edged dark comedy with a stellar cast.

“A short, sharp funny shock of a movie” (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)

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Tuesday 22 May 7.30pm
The Shape of Water
(2017) [15] 2 hours 3 mins

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

Best described as a romantic fantasy this film won the Golden Lion at Venice in 2017. 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” (

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