• Arthouse Season

    Arthouse will be back Late September 

    Tuesday Night ARTHOUSE February 7th to April 4th 2023

    All films showing at 8:00pm unless otherwise advertised



    Showing Tuesday 7th,February @ 8:00pm 

    102 mins, UK, 2022 Cert: PG

    Director: Oliver Hermanus

    Language: English

    Cast: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Tom Burke

    Trailer: Living

    Mr Williams (Bill Nighy) is a diligent but rather dour bureaucrat, working in a council in post-war London. One day, he’s given a devastating medical prognosis: he only has a few months left to live. Stunned by the news, he abruptly abandons his usual routine. Chance encounters with a rebellious writer (Tom Burke) and a youthful colleague (Aimee Lou Wood) help Mr Williams discover a whole new perspective on both his life and work.

     Based on classic Japanese film Ikiru – beautifully adapted here by director Oliver Hermanus and writer Kazuo Ishiguro - Living is a poignant, lovingly-told story about finding meaning when faced with one’s own mortality. Bill Nighy is perfectly cast here, offering up one of the finest performances of his entire career.


    Sundance Film Festival, 2022

    Venice Film Festival, 2022 

    Audience Award - Virginia Film Festival, 2022


    Audience Award - Virginia Film Festival, 2022


    “A gentle, exquisitely sad film” - The Guardian ★★★★

    “The cast is wonderful. And every detail… is just perfect” - The Irish Times ★★★★★



    Showing Tuesday 14th, February @ 8:000pm

    102 mins, UK / USA, 2022 Cert: 15A

    Director: Charlotte Wells

    Language: English

    Cast: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio

    Trailer: Aftersun

    11-year-old Sophie and her father Calum travel to a holiday resort in Turkey for a relaxing sunshine break. As they lounge by the pool and explore the tourist sights, they record their trip on a camcorder. Twenty years later, an adult Sophie looks back on the holiday and her relationship with her father - both the fond memories and the things that have been lost forever.

     The extraordinary debut feature from Scottish writer/director Charlotte Wells is an achingly tender portrait of a father-daughter relationship. Driven by magnificent performances from young Frankie Corio and Ireland’s own Paul Mescal, Aftersun dives deep and unearths the unspoken emotional truths that exceedingly few films manage to capture.


    Cannes Film Festival 2022 – French Touch Prize of the Jury

    British Independent Film Awards 22 – 16 nominations


    “This is one for the ages” –      The Irish Times

    “With remarkable confidence, [Wells] just lets her movie unspool naturally, like a haunting and deceptively simple short story. –      The Guardian

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    More Than Ever   Plus que jamais

    Showing Tuesday 21st, February @ 8:00pm

    123 mins, France / Germany / Luxembourg / Norway, 2022 Cert: TBC

    Director: Emily Atef

    Language: French / English / Norwegian

    Cast: Vicky Krieps, Gaspard Ulliel, Bjørn Floberg

    Trailer: More Than Ever

    Helene and Matthieu are a happily married couple whose lives are upended when Helene is diagnosed with a rare lung disease. Struggling to adjust to her new reality, she discovers a blog from a Norwegian man also living with a serious illness. His posts inspire her to travel to Norway on a trip that will have profound emotional consequences for both herself and her husband. 

    Led by two raw, vulnerable performances from Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) and the late Gaspard Ulliel (A Very Long Engagement, Saint Laurent), More Than Ever poignantly explores the strain experienced by one loving couple after they receive the most devastating news. Featuring awe-inspiring scenes set against the majestic beauty of the Norwegian fjords, director Emily Atef’s film is mournful yet deeply moving. 

    Festivals & awards:

    Cannes Film Festival 2022 – Un Certain Regard category

    London Film Festival 2022


    “A well-tuned film about how unbearably ill-equipped we are to say goodbye to those we’re losing too soon” – Indiewire

    “Krieps is wonderful to watch as a woman experiencing a grievous dilemma” - Deadline



    Showing Tuesday 28th, February @ 8:00PM

    120 minutes, Spain, Italy, 2022, Cert: TBC

    Director: Carla Simón

    Language: Catalan / Spanish / English

    Cast: Jordan Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otin, Xènia Roset, Albert Bosch

    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av7xGRiXe0M 

    For over eighty years the Solé family has farmed in Alcarràs, a small village in Spain’s Catalonia region. But as they prepare to spend the summer picking this year’s crop of peaches, they find themselves facing eviction and an uncertain future. Carla Simón’s follow-up to her stunning debut Summer 1993 won the top prize at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival.


    Berlin International Film Festival 2022

    Sydney Film Festival 2022

    BFI London Film Festival 2022

    Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2022

    Cork International Film Festival 2022


    Winner – Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival 2022


    “★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Carla Simón’s superb film about a farm in decline is proof that fiction is sometimes the most powerful way to uncover the truth.”

    - Tim Robey, The Daily Telegraph, Berlin International Film Festival 2022 

    “Catalan writer-director Carla Simón confirms the promise of her debut Summer 1993 in this poignant, rippling study of an extended family being forced off their farm. … a beautifully observed, richly inhabited ensemble drama.”

    - Guy Lodge, Variety, Berlin International Film Festival 2022

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    No Bears    Khers nist

    Showing Tuesday 7th, March @ 8:00pm

    106 mins, Iran, 2022 Cert: 12A

    Director: Jafar Panahi

    Language: Persian / Azerbaijani

    Cast: Jafar Panahi, Naser Hashemi, Reza Heydari, Mina Kavani

    Trailer: No Bears

    Director Jafar Panahi has long defied a filmmaking ban from Iranian authorities, creating masterpieces such as This Is Not A Film while under house arrest. In mid-2022, the filmmaker was jailed for six years on dubious propaganda charges. His latest film No Bears was completed shortly before his arrest, meaning it now arrives on screens with added urgency. 

    Here, Panahi plays a version of himself, remotely directing a film from a village near the Iran-Turkey border. As he grapples with pressure from his Turkey-based crew to sneak across the border, Panahi becomes unwittingly embroiled in a local dispute over a supposedly incriminating photograph that he may or may not have taken. No Bears is an often light-footed and humorous film - but rest assured Panahi still pulls no punches.

    Festivals & Awards

    Venice Film Festival 2022

    Toronto International Film Festival 2022


    “[Panahi] once again reminds us that movie-making can be a profoundly humane endeavour; at once comedic, tragic and truthful” – Mark Kermode, The Observer

    “Defiant, endlessly resourceful and gripping cinema” – Tara Brady, The Irish Times



    Showing Tuesday 14th, March @ 8:00pm

    113 minutes, Austria, France, Germany, 2022 Cert: TBC

    Director: Marie Kreutzer

    Language: German / French / English / Hungarian / Italian

    Cast: Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Colin Morgan

    Trailer: Corsage

    Vienna 1877: Empress Elizabeth of Austria turns 40. Always famed for her beauty, Elizabeth is also a curious and intelligent woman, with a keen passion for life. But under increased public scrutiny, she finds herself battling between conforming as a mere “trophy” figure with a tiny waist (maintained by her tight corsets), or rebelling against expectations and pursuing the freedom she craves. 

    Actress Vicky Krieps not only stars as Elizabeth, but also originated the idea for Corsage, making it a very personal project for her. She worked closely with director Kreutzer on this stunning retelling of the life of the real empress, and the result is an unconventional costume drama, which presents an alternative, feminist view of this historical figure.


    Winner - Best Performance, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2022

    Winner - Best Film, BFI London Film Festival 2022


    Cannes Film Festival 2022

    Toronto International Film Festival 2022

    San Sebastián International Film Festival 2022

    BFI London Film Festival 2022

    Belfast Film Festival 2022

    Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2022

    Cork International Film Festival 2022


    “★ ★ ★ ★ In many ways this is a study in anger, and it is an austere and angular picture. Krieps gives an exhilaratingly fierce, uningratiating performance.”

    - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2022

    “★ ★ ★ ★ … Kreutzer has her own style of revisionist feminist history, and aided by Krieps’s bold and brilliant turn, it’s riveting stuff.”

    - Anna Smith, Time Out, Cannes Film Festival 2022


    Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

    Showing Tuesday 21st, March @ 8:00pm

    109 minutes, Bhutan, China, 2019 Cert: TBC

    Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji

    Language: Dzongkha

    Cast: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung

    Trailer: Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom

    Young teacher Ugyen wants to move to Australia to pursue his dream of becoming a singer. Under contract for one remaining year, he is instead assigned to Bhutan’s most remote school in the Himalayan village of Lunana. There Ugyen finds his classroom without electricity or teaching supplies. Will he be able to survive without the comforts he is used to?


    BFI London Film Festival 2019

    Busan International Film Festival 2019

    Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020

    Tromsø International Film Festival 2020

    Inverness Film Festival 2022


    Winner – Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020

    Winner – Audience Award, Inverness Film Festival 2022


    “… this quietly uplifting film explores the true meaning of joy, purpose, and connection.”

    - Maanya Sachdeva, The Independent UK

    “A charming spin on a classic setup.”

    - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter 



    Showing Tuesday 28th, March @ 8:00

    126 minutes, Pakistan, 2022, Cert: 15A

    Director: Saim Sadig 

    Language: Punjabi / Urdu

    Cast:Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan

    Trailer: Joyland

    Haider, married without children, is the youngest of two sons in a traditional Lahore family, where everyone lives under the same roof, and the main concern is ensuring the birth of a male heir. So, when Haider become a backup dancer to trans artist Biba, he keeps secret the true nature of his work. Soon he becomes attracted to Biba and before long the two are involved in an illicit romance. 

    This impressive feature debut from Saim Sadiq uses its complex central love story to sensitively explore societal expectations and rebellion. Joyland is the first ever Pakistani film chosen for the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, and has also been selected as Pakistan’s submission to the 2023 Oscars.


    Cannes Film Festival 2022

    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2022

    Toronto International Film Festival 2022

    IndieCork 2022

    BFI London Film Festival 2022

    Belfast Film Festival 2022

    Sundance Film Festival 2023 


    Winner - Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2022

    Winner - Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival 2022


    “★ ★ ★ ★ Bristling with real-life energy, this drama from Pakistan is beautifully observed, depicting realistic characters who are hugely engaging. While the issues are specific to this society, there is a universality to the film that pulls us in.”

    - Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

    “Pakistani writer-director Saim Sadiq’s confident, expressive debut feature is conscientiously fair to everyone in its Lahore-set domestic melodrama of secrets, lies and unforeseen self-discovery, but never feels like it’s hedging its bets or shying away from harder truths.”

    - Guy Lodge, Variety, Cannes Film Festival 2022



    Broker  Beurokeo

    Showing Tuesday 4th, April @

    129 minutes, South Korea, 2022 Cert: TBC

    Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

    Language: Korean

    Cast: Song Kang-ho, Dong-won Gang, Bae Doona

    Trailer: Broker

    After leaving her son in a Busan church’s “baby box”, young mother So-young has a change of heart. But her child has already been taken by a couple of makeshift “brokers” - Sang-hyun and Dong-soo - who try to sell babies to wealthy couples for money, and are also unknowingly under surveillance by two detectives. When So-young confronts the brokers, things take an unexpected turn, and she joins them on a road-trip to find the most suitable adoptive parents for her son. 

    Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters) returns with another exquisite drama exploring the meaning of family, this time set in Korea. Featuring a wonderful cast led by Parasite’s Song Kang-ho, Broker is charming, funny and bittersweet.


    Cannes Film Festival 2022

    Toronto International Film Festival 2022

    San Sebastián International Film Festival 2022

    Belfast Film Festival 2022


    Winner - Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival 2022

    Winner - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes Film Festival 2022


    “★ ★ ★ ★ ★ … one of the year's most delightful films …an accessible, high-concept genre movie that brings to mind the Coen brothers and such crowd-pleasing indies as Little Miss Sunshine.”

    - Nicholas Barber, BBC.com, Cannes Film Festival 2022

    “★ ★ ★ ★ … Japanese humanist Hirokazu Koreeda’s first Korean-set film unfurls itself into another touching, wryly funny tale of surrogate families.”

    - Phil de Semlyen, Time Out, Cannes Film Festival 2022