2024 Programme

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17
June
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm

Happening

A powerful and moving story based on a memoir by Nobel Laureate, Annie Ernaux, recounting when, as a star student, she discovers she is pregnant and must come to terms with how this will change her life. Audrey Diwan’s Happening adapts Ernaux’s account into a lean, muscular film resolutely cinematic in its retelling ...

24
June
6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

The Andromeda Strain

This screen adaptation of Michael Crichton’s first bestseller tackles the crisis that unfolds when a space probe falls to Earth carrying an extraterrestrial virus that instantly turns human blood to powder. Thankfully, the US authorities have just built a secret subterranean research facility for exactly such eventualities ...

1
July
6:15 pm - 8:25 pm

Joyland

Tartly funny and plungingly sad in equal measure, this is nuanced, humane queer filmmaking, more concerned with the textures and particulars of its own intimate story than with grander social statements — even if, as a tale of transgender desire in a Muslim country, its very premise makes it a boundary-breaker ...

8
July
6:15 pm - 8:20 pm

Cairo Conspiracy

Adam is a young man living in a small fishing village with his father. A good student, the local imam puts him forward for a scholarship to the elite Al-Azhar university, the centre of Sunni Islam. Soon after he arrives he becomes embroiled in various plots for control of the university, its theology, and even Egypt itself ...

15
July
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm

Brief Encounters

Muratova explores the intricate triangular relationship of three striking individuals with clarity, tenderness and irony. As with the lovely solo piano score, every incisive detail registers with a sure, light touch and there are some unexpected, haunting chords. The cinematography is crisp, beautiful, and for 1967, daringly, but expressively, unconventional ...

22
July
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Heathers

A subversive black comedy about a clique of High School mean girls – all named Heather – and the violent revenge taken out on them by one their own. Perhaps because it found humour in such taboo subjects as teenage suicide, bulimia, date rape, and murder, the film was not a success when it came out in 1988. Since then though... it has become a cult classic ...

29
July
6:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Burning

Desire, ravenous and ineffable, shudders through Burning, the latest from the great South Korean director Lee Chang-dong… The story has the quality of a mystery thriller — somebody goes missing, somebody else tries to figure out why ...

19
August
6:15 pm - 9:35 pm

Barry Lyndon

Special encore screening! Stanley Kubrick’s stately, sumptuous drama returns to the big screen where it belongs. Previously seen as a lesser work from the man who made 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, and A Clockwork Orange, it is now widely regarded as one of Kubrick’s masterpieces ...

26
August
6:15 pm - 9:05 pm

Solaris

Legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s brilliantly original science-fiction epic challenges our conceptions about love, truth and humanity itself. ...

2
September
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

Hit the Road

Stunning Iranian road movie from debut director Panah Panahi wowed festival audiences with its rich emotional nuance and sly political critique ...

9
September
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

The Long Absence

Scripted by Marguerite Duras and directed by Henri Colpi, a regular editor for Alain Resnais and Agnes Varda, this forgotten New Wave film won the Palme d’Or in 1961. ...

16
September
6:15 pm - 8:10 pm

The Devils

Derek Jarman was production designer on this controversial story of a mass possession event in 17th Century France ...

23
September
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

Ashkal

There’s more than a hint of the supernatural when a young detective investigates the charred body found in a construction site in this assured and gripping Tunisian thriller ...

30
September
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Edward II

A daring, queer, anachronistic adaptation of, Christopher Marlowe’s play Edward II (1594) ...

7
October
6:15 pm - 8:10 pm

We

A sensitive documentary portrait of the disparate communities that lie along the Paris urban commuter rail line. Director Alice Diop went on to direct award-winning drama, Saint Omer ...

14
October
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

India Song

A haunted-house movie unlike any other, this most celebrated work from Marguerite Duras is an almost incantatory experience with few stylistic precedents in the history of cinema. ...

21
October
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Odd Man Out

A man-on-the-run thriller starring James Mason as a wounded IRA gunman hunted by police as he seeks refuge in a nightmarish, noir-ish urban landscape of back alleys and dive bars ...

4
November
6:15 pm - 8:20 pm

Possession

Polish maverick Andrzej Zulawski’s feverish cult favourite stars a mesmerisingly unhinged Isabella Adjani, with Sam Neill as her husband – a spy in Cold War Berlin ...

11
November
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm

Valley Girl

In his first major role, Nicolas Cage is a young Hollywood punk who becomes the unlikely object of attraction for preppy Valley girl Deborah Foreman in this cult 80s comedy ...

18
November
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

Kids

Scripted by a teenaged Harmony Korine, this grungy, doco-style drama on the lives of a group of sex-obsessed, drug-abusing NY teenagers provoked scandal and big box office on release ...

25
November
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm

The Long Farewell

A rift grows between an impulsive single mother and her increasingly resentful teenage son, who wants to live with his father. Another long-banned major early work from the Ukrainian auteur ...

2
December
6:15 pm - 8:35 pm

All About Eve

A worthy holder of the 1951 Best Picture Oscar and a motion picture that, because of its priceless dialogue and unforgettable lead performance, will never lose its lustre. Featuring Bette Davis, with an appearance by an as-yet unknown Marilyn Monroe ...

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10
June
6:15 pm - 8:40 pm

The Unknown + Freaks

Neither of the films in this double bill received much love in their time. Their controversial subject matter meant both were subject to censorship in the subsequent decades. Luckily, audiences have become more open to films in which the real monsters are ‘normal’ people and Tod Browning’s masterpieces are getting the belated appraise they deserve ...

27
May
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

Cow

Andrea Arnold has created a kind of agribusiness pastoral about the daily life of cows on a working dairy farm. We hear human voices from the very beginning, often cheerfully calling the cows “girlies!” – no word could be less suitable for these mighty beasts. But we don’t see any people until the very end... ...

20
May
6:15 pm - 8:50 pm

An Angel at My Table

An elegiac evocation of Frame’s acclaimed autobiographical trilogy which is both cinematically stunning and tenderly intimate in its depiction of a woman constantly shadowed by death who wrote herself into life. Beautifully shot, it also displays a keen, often eerily accurate eye for the New Zealand past ...

13
May
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

The Fallen Idol

Initially it seems such a small story, yet its significance grows as we’re immersed in it, contemplating a child’s first corrosive inkling of evil in the world and, a decent man’s growing realisation of the thin tissue of circumstance separating happiness from damnation. ...majestic black-and-white camerawork ... timeless and intoxicating ...

6
May
6:15 pm - 8:20 pm

Good Bye Lenin!

In a disarmingly entertaining fashion, this multi-award-winning German bittersweet comedy seems to encapsulate all the emotion and drama of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. “It is not a step-by-step chronicle of German reunification, but it gives a perspective of the time. It's a bonus that this comes as part of an engrossing and well told story.” ...

29
April
6:15 pm - 8:20 pm

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

On the face of it, this is a film about the life of writer Yukio Mishima, however that’s only a starting point for a glorious collage in celluloid, broken into four parts, with each part given its own colour palette... "one of the most gorgeous and sophisticated portraits of an artist ever put on film.” ...

22
April
6:15 pm - 8:05 pm

Joint Security Area

JSA follows the international investigation of an incident in which two Northerners have been shot dead by a South Korean soldier, but no one seems to want to talk about what really happened. In lurid colour, director Park Chan-wook tells the story of an unlikely friendship – and eventual betrayal ...

15
April
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Silent Running

This authentic 1970s cult sci-fi classic stars a key figure of the period, patrician hippie Bruce Dern, as an idealistic crew member of a 21st-century space station refusing to destroy the only forest vegetation saved from a defoliated Earth. The reputation of Silent Running has grown to near classic status and its environmental message more relevant today than ever. ...

8
April
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

Rain

The long, languid days at the end of a summer holiday. Slices of lemon for the gin and tonics. Diving off the back of the boat. Grown-ups at parties. Rain is an evocative mood piece, enriched by gorgeous visuals, about the dissolution of a marriage as a mother reaches out for excitement and escape and her 13-year-old daughter explores her own budding sexuality ...

25
March
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm

Shiva Baby

Shiva Baby is a relentless comedy of errors that opens with the sort of discordant string music one would ordinarily expect from a horror film – and it soon becomes abundantly clear why... What if your whole precarious life, your carefully constructed, fatally fragile persona, fell publicly to pieces amid the ritual and solemnity of a stranger’s funeral? ...

18
March
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

Night Train to Munich

Carol Reed’s Night Train to Munich is a twisting, turning, cloak-and-dagger delight, combining comedy, romance, and thrills with the greatest of ease. Paced like an out-of-control locomotive, Night Train takes viewers on a journey from Prague to England to the Swiss Alps as Nazis pursue a Czech scientist and his daughter ...

11
March
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm

After Hours

A hilarious 1985 Scorcese comedy where a Manhattan office worker ventures downtown for a hookup with a mystery woman (Rosanna Arquette). So begins the wildest night of his life — involving underground-art punks, a distressed waitress, a crazed Mister Softee truck driver, and a bagel-and-cream-cheese paperweight ...

4
March
6:15 pm - 8:25 pm

Memories of Murder

Based loosely on a true story, Memories of Murder sees two cops investigate a series of grisly murders in a small town on the edge of farmland. Bong Joon-ho’s masterful, gonzo comic take on the police procedural won him worldwide acclaim and helped make the Korean New Wave a full-fledged international force. ...

26
February
6:15 pm - 8:20 pm

First Cow

In this stirring film by revered auteur Kelly Reichardt an odd couple discover friendship and free enterprise on the American frontier. Reichardt is one of the most exciting directors working today, beloved the world over for her minimalistic realism, outsider protagonists and distillation of wider social issues through the personal – all of which are masterfully realised in First Cow, ...

19
February
6:15 pm - 9:35 pm

Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick’s stately, sumptuous drama returns to the big screen where it belongs. Previously seen as a lesser work from the man who made 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, and A Clockwork Orange, it is now widely regarded as one of Kubrick’s masterpieces. ...

Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart in the riverboat The African Queen
4
December
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

The African Queen

John Huston's film, now restored for its 50th anniversary, is a ripping, gripping yarn, a surprisingly erotic love story and, as it happens, a premonition of Herzog's Fitzcarraldo. Humphrey Bogart plays the boozy riverboat captain, Katharine Hepburn the prim Christian missionary. ...

Street scene with detectives and car in The Naked City
27
November
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm

The Naked City

Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model, is murdered in her apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran investigate. ...

Robert de Niro sitting in a movie theatre in a scene from Taxi Driver
20
November
6:15 pm - 8:10 pm

Taxi Driver

A must-see film for movie lovers, this Martin Scorsese masterpiece is as hard-hitting as it is compelling, with Robert De Niro at his best. - Rotten Tomatoes ...

Group of riders with large rock formations from the film The Searchers
13
November
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

The Searchers

Perhaps the most iconic and revered Western ever made, It was named the 15th greatest film of all time in the Sight and Sound Critics Poll last year. Martin Scorcese said of John Wayne's leading role "It’s the greatest performance of a great American actor." ...

Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell in a scene from Nightmare Alley
6
November
6:15 pm - 8:05 pm

Nightmare Alley

The hauntingly strange world of a travelling carnival is the setting for this moody melodrama about a charlatan spiritualist and his fall from grace. ...

Christopher Lee as Lord Summerisle in The WIcker Man
30
October
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

The Wicker Man

This brilliant folk horror classic follows a devoutly Christian policeman (Edward Woodward) whose search for a missing girl on a remote Scottish island is led astray by the pagan-worshipping inhabitants ...

Omar Abdi (Guled) and Yasmin Warsame (Nasra) in The Gravedigger's Wife
2
October
6:15 pm - 7:40 pm

The Gravedigger’s Wife

A gentle, big-hearted drama about a gravedigger seeking money for his wife’s operation. “This Somali language film’s simplicity and economy is its power.”– The Observer ...

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