• Arthouse Season

    September / October 2020


    Please Note Movies start at 20:30 unless otherwise stated.


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    The Truth

    'La Vérité'

    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

    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoNoOn6c0gA

    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.

    Festivals:

    Venice Film Festival 2019

    San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019

    Toronto International Film Festival 2019

    Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2020


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    Saint Frances

    Showing Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th October @ 8:30pm

    106 minutes, USA , 2020, Cert: 15A

    Director: Alex Thompson

    Language: English

    Cast: Kelly O'Sullivan, Chaarin Alvarez, Braden Crothers

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

    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.

    Awards

    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


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    Les Misérables


    104 minutes, France, 2019,Cert: CLUB

    Director: Ladj Ly

    Language:French, Bambara

    Cast: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga, Issa Perica, Al-Hassan Ly, Steve Tientcheu, Almamy Kanoute

    Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFfdlLW9Rwg

    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.

    Awards

    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


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    The Perfect Candidate


    101 minutes, Saudi Arabia, Germany,2019,Cert: CLUB

    Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour

    Language: English

    Cast: Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali, Mila Al Zahrani

    Trailer: https://youtu.be/j4WdvsZLDtg

    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.

    Festivals

     BFI London Film Festival 2019

    Venice Film Festival 2019

    Award

    Winner - Audience Award - Florida Film Festival 2020


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    System Crasher

    'Systemsprenger'


    119 minutes, Germany, 2019, Cert: CLUB

    Director: Nora Fingscheidt

    Language: German

    Cast: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide

    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjvfqZLbyG8

    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.

    Festivals:

    Berlin International Film Festival 2019

    BFI London Film Festival 2019

    Cork Film Festival 2019

    Awards:

    Winner - Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize, Berlin International Film Festival 2019