September / October 2020
Please Note Movies start at 20:30 unless otherwise stated.
Showing Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th September @ 8:30
107 minutes, France, 2019,Cert:12A
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Language:French / English
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke
Acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda's first film made outside his native Japan unites French screen icon Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche.
Imperious screen legend Fabienne is about to release her memoir. Her long-estranged daughter Lumir , a screenwriter, along with Lumir's actor husband, Hank , and their daughter return to Paris from the US to celebrate.
When Fabienne's assistant suddenly resigns, Lumir reluctantly agrees to help out, just as Fabienne begins work on a science-fiction film. As they struggle to get along, strange parallels between the new film and Fabienne's life trigger the re-emergence of long-buried resentments.
Joyously bringing together two of France’s most admired actors Kore-eda’s perfectly balanced film is witty, wise and humane.
Venice Film Festival 2019
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019
Toronto International Film Festival 2019
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2020
Showing Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th October @ 8:30pm
106 minutes, USA , 2020, Cert: 15A
Director: Alex Thompson
Cast: Kelly O'Sullivan, Chaarin Alvarez, Braden Crothers
Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O'Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. To make matters worse, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances's moms. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else's family.
SXSW Film Festival 2019 - Special Jury Prize, Grand jury Award, Audience Award,
Champs-Elysees International Film Festival 2019 - Prix de la Critique, Audience Award
American Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award
LA Outfest 2019 - Audience Award
Chicago Critics Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award
104 minutes, France, 2019,Cert: CLUB
Director: Ladj Ly
Cast: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga, Issa Perica, Al-Hassan Ly, Steve Tientcheu, Almamy Kanoute
Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, LES MISÉRABLES – directed by Ladj Ly – follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, as he joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga), Stéphane struggles to maintain order amidst the mounting tensions between local gangs. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control.
Cannes Film Festival 2019 - Jury Prize - Winner
Cannes Film Festival 2019 - Nominated for Palme d'Or
César Awards, France 2020 - Winner
Athens International Film Festival 2019 - Winner
Academy Awards 2020 - Nominated for Best Internatioal Feature Film
Golden Globes 2020 - Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
The Perfect Candidate
101 minutes, Saudi Arabia, Germany,2019,Cert: CLUB
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Cast: Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali, Mila Al Zahrani
Despite being a highly competent doctor, Maryam’s road is paved with compromises and complications including a flooded path leading to her clinic, the dangers of which are not taken seriously by local officials. When her attempt to drive to a medical conference is stymied by not having the right papers, she finds her only solution is to sign up to be an electoral candidate, allowing her easy access through road blocks. However, as the responsibility of local politics dawns on her, she ropes in her sisters, one of whom is a wedding videographer, to mount an increasingly visible campaign, challenging Saudi Arabia’s strict social codes and what is expected of a young woman in the country. Meanwhile, her father follows her progress from afar – having received a permit to perform in public spaces for the first time in his career as a musician. His tender but steadfast support of his daughter, coupled with his regret at not being able to share the joy of his own tour with their late mother, is a moving and timely reminder that change can be a long process. But in the end, it really is worth the struggle.
BFI London Film Festival 2019
Venice Film Festival 2019
Winner - Audience Award - Florida Film Festival 2020
119 minutes, Germany, 2019, Cert: CLUB
Director: Nora Fingscheidt
Cast: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide
Meet 9-year-old Benni: bright, charming and out of control. In the care system because of her violent outbursts, her own mother is afraid of her, and despite the attempts of a well-meaning team of care workers, nobody seems to be able to reach her.
All Benni really wants is to go home to her family, but as her rages intensify, this seems less and less likely. Hope comes in the form of school chaperone Micha, whose tough love and own troubled past help connect him with Benni.
Featuring a startling performance from Helena Zengel as Benni, this first feature is a disarming look at a child in trouble who is caught up in a system unable to cope.
Berlin International Film Festival 2019
BFI London Film Festival 2019
Cork Film Festival 2019
Winner - Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize, Berlin International Film Festival 2019