Cinema Schedule Main Auditorium - Screen 1

Monday 23 May 2022


OUR SECURE PAYMENT GATEWAY IS LIMITED TO ANY NUMBER OF TICKETS FOR ONE FILM PURCHASE PER TRANSACTION.

The Box Office, situated in the Arts Bar, is open 30 minutes before the start of each film.
The Arts bar is open for refreshments 30 minutes before each evening screening.

COMPARTMENT NO 6
2021 | Dir Juho Kuosmanen | 107 mins | Finland | Russia

Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 7.30pm

Moscow in the early 90s. Laura, a Finnish archaeology student, takes a train to Murmansk to see some ancient rock drawings. Unfortunately, she has to share her sleeping compartment with a drunken lout called Vadim…

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Finnish archaeology student Laura is studying in Moscow in the early 1990s, and has been persuaded by her tutor Irina (who she is also sleeping with), to visit Murmansk to visit some ancient rock drawings. Lacking in self-confidence and beginning to doubt Irina’s feelings for her, she boards the train – only to find that she is sharing her sleeping compartment with a boorish, misogynistic young lout. Can things get much worse? “There’s a wonderful human warmth and humour in this offbeat romantic story of strangers on a train” (The Guardian). Finnish and Russian with English subtitles.

THE NORTHMAN
2022 | Dir Robert Eggers | 136 mins | USA

Thursday 26 May 2022 at 2.30pm
Thursday 26 May 2022 at 7.30pm

A Viking prince sees revenge on those who murdered his father in front of him.
“Robert Eggers has created the Scandi noir to end all Scandi noirs” Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian ★★★★★

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American auteur Robert Eggers’ latest film is a gripping and action packed tale of violent Viking revenge. Drawing similarities to both Hamlet and Gladiator, The Northman follows Prince Amleth, who seeks to avenge his father’s death at the hands of his uncle. The film is shot by Eggers’ frequent collaborator, Oscar nominated cinematographer Jarin Blaschke. Members of the cast have been vocal about the physical and mental hardships they endured trying to make the film, which hints at the movie’s gritty and unflinching style.

BENEDETTA
2021 | Dir Paul Verhoeven | 131 mins | France

Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 7.30pm

Renaissance Italy. Sister Benedetta suffers from religious and erotic visions. She convinces the town that she can save them from the plague, but her Mother Superior and the Papal Nuncio are sceptical.

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Like Ken Russell’s The Devils, Paul Verhoeven’s film shows how a nun’s erotic and spiritual visions are open to manipulation by the church authorities at a time of external threat (in this case from the Black Death). Benedetta enters a convent convinced she has a direct connection with Christ. Early miracles make way for erotic visions and demonic outbursts (and a lesbian relationship with a novice). She convinces the town she can protect them from the plague, but the Abbess (wryly played by Charlotte Rampling) and the Papal Nuncio are sceptical. “A substantial, sophisticated, yet briskly paced and always highly entertaining drama” (BBC). French and Latin with English subtitles.

THE OUTFIT
2022 | Dir Graham Moore | 105 mins | USA

Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 29) *HOH
Wednesday 01 June 2022 at 2.30pm

Wednesday 01 June 2022 at 7.30pm
*HOH
(subtitles for those with a hearing loss on 31 May)

Mark Rylance stars as the tailor caught up in Chicago mob wars, in this expertly crafted, single-set thriller.

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Mark Rylance plays a tailor (he prefers cutter) who has fled from London’s Savile Row to Chicago, where his main customers are the local mobster family. Over the course of a long wintery night (and in the single set of his shop) Leonard and his assistant Mabel find that they are too deeply involved in the gang’s murky business than is good for them. Everything about The Outfit is sharp – the suits, the dialogue, the scissors! – and Rylance slowly unfolds his character for us to see with his usual skill.

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PHANTOM OF THE OPEN (Babes In Arms)
2021 | Dir Craig Roberts | 102 mins | UK

Tuesday 07 June 2022 at 11am (Babes In Arms Screening)

It’s 1976 and eternal optimist Maurice Flitcroft has managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying. Can he defy expectations and play a great round of golf?

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A true story of the man dubbed “the world’s worst golfer” by the press, The Phantom of the Open centres on Maurice Flitcroft, an amateur golfer who played in the qualifying rounds of the 1976 British Open, and shot the worst score in the competition’s history. Following up his critically acclaimed 2019 film Eternal Beauty, Craig Roberts directs an all-star cast in this heart-warming comedy. Actor and writer Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories, Ghosts) adapts his own biography of Flitcroft (written with Scott Murray), creating a film that has been described as “a rousing salute to a very English strain of nincompoopery” (Daily Telegraph).

DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA
2022 | Dir Simon Curtis | 125 mins | UK | USA

Tuesday 07 June 2022 at 2.30pm
Thursday 09 June 2022 at 2.30pm (reduced seating and HOH *)
Thursday 09 June 2022 at 7.30pm
Thursday 16 June 2022 at 7.30pm (Go here)

The Crawley’s home is in need of repair, so the money from a film company will be welcome, even if their presence on location is less so and then the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) inherits a villa in the South of France from a former lover.
*HOH (subtitles for those with a hearing loss on 09 June)
“The luxury soap opera’ssecond feature length spin-off ticks all the right boxes” Robbie Collins in The Telegraph

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Julian Fellowes’s aristocrats and their servants return for a second outing in the cinema – and filmmaking is part of the plot as a production company hires the Crawley’s stately home to make a new-fangled talking picture. Meanwhile, Lord Grantham travels to the South of France to find out how his mother has managed to inherit a villa from a former lover. Dominic West and Natalie Baye join the regular cast members (as ever mercilessly upstaged by Maggie Smith). “Downton is the gift that keeps on giving” (Daily Mail).

WILD MEN
2021 | Dir Thomas Daneskov | 104 mins | Denmark

Tuesday 07 June at 7.30pm

Martin’s plans to escape his mid-life crisis by living wild in the Norwegian mountains run into trouble when he meets up with a drug smuggler in this delicious black comedy.

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Martin is suffering a mid-life crisis, and dressed in furs and armed with a bow and arrows, he is attempting (unsuccessfully) to live off the land in the Norwegian mountains. At first just his wife is looking for him, but when he befriends Musa, who has been injured in a car crash and won’t be parted from his large holdall, they are both on the run from the police and some very nasty criminals. With inept policemen, fake Vikings, psychopathic hitmen – and a pet rabbit – Wild Men displays all the droll humour you would expect from a Scandinavian black comedy. Danish with English subtitles.

OPERATION MINCEMEAT
2021 | Dir John Madden | 128 mins | USA | UK

Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 7.30pm

The true story of how two secret service operatives dressed up the dead body of a tramp in a naval officer’s uniform with fake documents, to persuade Nazi generals that the Allies were not planning to land in Sicily in 1943.

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The story of Operation Mincemeat is a unique, bizarre and seductive cinematic blend of high-level espionage and ingenious fiction. It’s early in 1943 and the British intelligence services have been tasked with devising different ideas to turn the tide of World War II. While various plans are put into motion, the most outlandish concept is put forward by none other than writer Ian Fleming who would go on to author James Bond.

DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA
2022 | Dir Simon Curtis | 125 mins | UK | USA

Thursday 16 June at 7.30pm

The Crawley’s home is in need of repair, so the money from a film company will be welcome, even if their presence on location is less so and then the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) inherits a villa in the South of France from a former lover.
“The luxury soap opera’ssecond feature length spin-off ticks all the right boxes” Robbie Collins in The Telegraph

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Julian Fellowes’s aristocrats and their servants return for a second outing in the cinema – and filmmaking is part of the plot as a production company hires the Crawley’s stately home to make a new-fangled talking picture. Meanwhile, Lord Grantham travels to the South of France to find out how his mother has managed to inherit a villa from a former lover. Dominic West and Natalie Baye join the regular cast members (as ever mercilessly upstaged by Maggie Smith). “Downton is the gift that keeps on giving” (Daily Mail).

LUZZU
2021 | Dir Alex Camilleri | 94 mins | Malta

Tuesday 21 June 2022 at 7.30pm

To support his young family, a Maltese fisherman is forced to join the Mediterranean black market fishing world.

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The Luzzu – is the traditional Maltese fishing vessel. Jesmark a Maltese fisherman is desperate, his child is sick and his marriage under threat. He’s also resourceful enough to know that he can make himself useful to the new boss of the market where he sells his catch. Here he discovers a black-market economy that is adept at gaming the system which has pushed Jesmark and his fellow Luzzu fishermen to the brink of bankruptcy. Maltese with English subtitles.

VORTEX
2021 | Dir Gaspar Noé | 140 mins | France | Belgium

Thursday 23 June 2022 at 2.30pm
Thursday 23 June 2022 at 7.30pm

A writer suffering from a heart condition and his wife, who has dementia, try to look after each other in their Paris flat, with some help from their son, a recovering drug addict.

“Stunning…a work of wintry maturity, and real compassion” Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian

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French filmmaker Gaspar Noé is renowned for powerful but intense works, from the relentless tragedy of Irreversible to 2018’s hypnotically terrifying Climax. His latest, Vortex, looks to be no less hard hitting, described as “a tale of murmured terrors and nameless dread” (The Guardian), which centres on an elderly couple fighting dementia. Casting famed Italian director Dario Argento in a leading role is one of many intriguing choices, as is the unique, window like presentation the film utilises. Noe’s films often deal in such surprises, and though they are never easy to watch, they are without a doubt worth watching. English and French with English subtitles.

REVOLUTION OF OUR TIMES
2021 | Dir Kiwi Chow | 152 mins | Hong Kong

Saturday 25 June 2022 at 2pm

This gripping documentary follows seven teams of protestors as they fight for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong.

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A limited number of cinemas are showing this important documentary currently outlawed in Hong Kong and China, about the current political changes in Hong Kong since the 2019 “Extradition Bill”. We see the story unfold through the eyes of amongst others, a journalist, a paramedic, a student and a social worker. The film is not only about the battle of “Hongkongers”, but also about a war between all freedom lovers and dictatorships around the world. Cantonese with English subtitles.

THE QUIET GIRL
2021 | Dir Colm Bairéad | 94 mins | Ireland

Tuesday 28 June 2022 at 7.30pm

Rural Ireland, 1981. Cáit, neglected within her large family, is sent to live with relations of her mother, where she begins to flourish.

“Deeply moving tale of rural Ireland already feels like a classic” Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian

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Timid and lonely, nine-year-old Cáit is easy to overlook amongst the bustle of her family farm. To ease the burden on her pregnant mother, family members Eibhlín and Seán take Cáit in, and while they may be as quiet as she is, the growing bond between the three of them gradually unlocks hidden emotions. Set in the early 1980s, and beautifully realised and photographed, this gentle and compassionate drama is a rare opportunity to savour the language and atmosphere of rural Ireland. English and Irish Gaelic with English subtitles.

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
2021 | Dir Emmanuel Carrère | 106m | France

Thursday 30 June 2022 at 2.30pm
Thursday 30 June 2022 at 7.30pm

Journalist Marianne Winckler (Juliette Binoche) goes undercover to investigate the exploitation of women working as cleaners on French cross-Channel ferries.

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Between Two Worlds adapts the real life story of reporter Florence Aubenas, who went undercover to explore entrenched social and financial issues plaguing the working class in northern France. The character inspired by Aubenas, Marianne Winckler (played by the brilliantly versatile Juliette Binoche), works as a cleaner, but is forced to question her own ethics and loyalties as she forms relationships with those around her. The film premiered at Director’s Fortnight at Cannes in 2021, and subsequently played at the San Sebastián Film Festival, which it won the audience award for Best European Film. French with English subtitles.

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