Oct 2nd | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
WOMAN AT WAR
Dir: Benedikt /Erlingsson
101 minutes | Iceland-France-Ukraine| 2018
Cast: Halldóra Geirharósdóttir, Jóhann Siguróarson
To her friends, Halla, leads a quiet and routine life. But her happy and upbeat exterior hides a secret double life as a committed environmental activist. Known to others as "The Monutain Woman", she wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry to protect the stunning highland landscape that is under threat. Funny, moving and utterly unique, WOMAN AT WAR follows Halla as she juggles the adoption of a beautiful little girl whilst planning her final act of industrial sabotage.
Nov 6th | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
ASH IS PUREST WHITE
Dir: Zhang-ke Jia
141 mins | China, France | 2018
Cast: Zhao Tao, Liao Fan
The latest from critically acclaimed Zhang-ke Jia (A Touch of Sin, 13) is a crime melodrama that unfurls through a three-part story in different time frames. Qiao, the moll of minor gangster Bin, goes to proson to protect him. Upon her release five years later, she discovers he has abandoned her. Seeking revenge, she sets out to track him down.
Dec 4th | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
Dir: Christian Petzold
102 mins | Germany, France | 2018
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer
Like many others, German refugee Georg has fled Paris to escape the impending war. He has assumed the identity of a famous but deceased writer, and plans to use the man's documentation to obtain a transit visa and immigrate to Mexico. But when Georg encounters the dead man's wife Marie in Marseille, he finds himself dangerously drawn to her.
Jan 8th | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
Dir: Lila Avilés
102 mins | Mexico | 2018
Cast: Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sánchez
An eerily atmospheric, poignant, disquieting movie about 21st century luxury and the invisible servant calss required to maintain it. Director Lila Avilés shines a light on the life of a woman who crosses paths with many but is seen by few.
Feb 5th | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
PAIN AND GLORY
Dir: Pedro Almodóvar
113 mins | Spain | 2019
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas
Pedro Almodóvar has found a more intensely personal register than ever for his tender new movie about an ageing film director in retreat from his profession, facing ill health, depression and the decline of is powers.
Mar 4th | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
BUMP ALONG THE WAY
Dir: Shelly Love
95 mins | Ireland, UK | 2019
Cast: Bronagh Gallagher, Lola Petticrew
When Pamela, a fun-loving 44-year-old single mother becomes pregnant from a one-night stand, she is shocked! Shelly Love has crafted a well-observed film which sensitively explores the middle-aged female experience, something that's rarely portrayed with such authenticity on the big screen.
Apr 1st | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
Dir: Joanna Hogg
120 mins | United Kingdom | 2019
Cast: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton
A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally frought relationship.
May 6th | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
You suggest.... A listing of recent film releases will be circulated to our audience in April. We'll invite nominations for preferred choices and the film with the most votes will be screened on 6th May.