Programme - 2018/2019 Film Season

Titles booked for the 2018-2019 Film Season are shown below. Please note that the programme may be subject to alteration.

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Programme - 2018/2019 Season
Date Title Description
Mon 17 Sept
Tues 18 Sept
Lady Bird Humour and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom.
Dir: Greta Gerwig /2017/USA/Cert 15 - 94min
Mon 24 Sept
Tues 25 Sept
Happy End A biting satire on bourgeois family values featuring a cast of top acting talent, including Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Toby Jones. A piercing dark comedy on the blind preoccupations of middle-class angst. Subtitles.
Dir: Michael Haneke /2017/France/Cert 15 - 107min
Mon 15 Oct
Tues 16 Oct
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool An adaptation of the memoir by British actor Peter Turner recounting his romance with Gloria Grahame, legendary star of Hollywood film noir, during the later years of her life. What starts as a vibrant affair quickly grows into a deeper relationship.
Dir: Paul McGuigan /2017/UK/Cert 15 - 105min
Mon 29 Oct
Tues 30 Oct
Loveless A couple going through a vicious divorce are impatient to start again, to turn the page, even if it means abandoning their 12-year-old son. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, he disappears. A razor-sharp portrayal of a family and society on the precipice of collapse. Subtitles.
Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev /2017/Russia/Cert 15 - 127min
Mon 5 Nov
Tues 6 Nov
Journey’s End In March 1918, an 18-year-old lieutenant arrives at the front line to join the war-weary officers of C Company, the days ticking by and tension rising as they wait for the artillery bombardment which will signal the start of a new German offensive.
Dir: Saul Dibb /2017/UK/Cert 12A - 107min
Mon 19 Nov
Tues 20 Nov
A Man Called Ove Heartbreaking events and heartwarming humour combine in the story of Ove, the quintessential grumpy old man who, when he has just about given up on life, develops an unlikely friendship with his new neighbours. Subtitles.
Dir: Hannes Holm /2015/Sweden/Cert 15 - 117min
Mon 10 Dec
Tues 11 Dec
Cycling with Molière A warm, literate comedy, set on the glorious île de Ré. Two actors are friends, at odds with one another in every possible way except their love of Molière’s The Misanthrope. Gauthier trIes to convince Serge to join him in a new production. Subtitles.
Dir: Philippe Le Guay /2013/France/Cert 15 - 104min
Mon 17 Dec
Loving Vincent This film will be preceded by a short AGM and seasonal mulled wine with mince pies.
In the world’s first feature-length painted animation a young man sets out to investigate the mystery surrounding the death of Vincent van Gogh. A dazzling visual achievement, based on Vincent’s artworks.
Dirs: D.Kobiela, H.Welchman /2017/UK,Poland/Cert 12A - 94min
Mon 7 Jan
Tues 8 Jan
Churchill Bravura performances from Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson reveal the terrifying personal and political anxieties which beset the great man in the days before the D-Day landings.
Dir: Jonathon Teplitzky /2017/UK/Cert PG - 96min
Mon 21 Jan
Tues 22 Jan
Harmonium With highly perceptive attention to character and mood, Fukada has created an explosive drama which captures the collapse of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family when an outsider enters their inner circle and repressed issues come to the surface. Subtitles.
Dir: Koji Fukada /2016/Japan/Cert 12A - 120min
Mon 4 Feb
Tues 5 Feb
The Death of Stalin The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire. When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead his parasitic cronies square up in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader.
Dir: Armando Iannucci /2017/UK/Cert 15 - 105min
Mon 18 Feb
Tues 19 Feb
The 100-Year-Old Man … … Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. On his 100th birthday Allan escapes from the care home and embarks on a journey involving a suitcase stuffed with cash, wicked criminals, an elephant, and other surprises. An off-beat treat. Subtitles.
Dir: Felix Herngren /2013/Sweden/Cert 15 - 114min
Mon 4 Mar
Tues 5 Mar
Beast Love story, murder mystery and psychodrama. On Jersey a rebellious and troubled woman finds herself torn between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a roguish outsider suspected of a series of brutal killings.
Dir: Michael Pearce /2017/UK/Cert 15 - 107min
Mon 18 Mar
Tues 19 Mar
The Other Side of Hope A wry comedy and bittersweet tale of human kindness about two mismatched outsiders - Khaled, a Syrian asylum seeker and Wikström, a middle-aged salesman fleeing a miserable marriage - whose paths cross fortuitously. Subtitles.
Dir: Aki Kaurismaki /2017/Finland/Cert 12A - 98min
Mon 1 Apr
Tues 2 Apr
Faces Places Agnès Varda, pioneer filmmaker of the French New Wave, joins photographer JR on a whimsical tour of rural France, creating an ever-growing mosaic of memories through massive black-and-white posters. Subtitles.
Dirs: Agnès Varda, JR /2017/France/Cert 12A - 89min
Mon 15 Apr
Tues 16 Apr
Frantz A romance/drama with an unpredictable storyline. In the aftermath of WW1, a young German grieving for her fiancé meets a Frenchman laying flowers at his grave. As a relationship develops, each experiences complex personal conflicts with no easy answers. Subtitles/B&W.
Dir: Francois Ozon /2016/France/Cert 12A - 114min
Mon 29 Apr
Tues 30 Apr
Call Me By Your Name A powerfully affecting portrait of first love, set in the north of Italy in 1983. Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, and Oliver, a graduate student, discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a life-changing summer.
Dir: Luca Guadagnino /2017/Italy,USA/Cert 15 - 132min
Fri 10 May
Supper Evening Put this date in your diaries!
Our Supper Evening film choice will be announced at the AGM on Mon 17 December 2018.
This is extra to the main programme and admission is by supper ticket only. Tickets may only be purchased by Members for themselves and their Guests and will be available about six weeks before the event.

Previous years'programmes can be found on the previous years' programme page

Although we hand out to members and guests on the evening a short critique of the films we screen, we are often asked for more details about the films we show. Useful sources of further information on the films in this years' programme may be found on the Links page