Wednesday 21 April 2021
DLC at Home – While the current circumstances prevail, we’re offering a select range of films to watch at home which also enables you to support the David Lean Cinema by purchasing through the links below. A proportion of the cost of these films is donated to us by the distributors. Please read this for an explanation about accounts you will need to create depending on which films you wish to watch. For the best experience connect your computer or mobile device to your television. Thanks for your continued support during the time that we are unable to open, even with a reduced capacity.
A condensed view of all streaming titles , both current and past still available is here.
Georgina’s newborn daughter is stolen at a fake health clinic. Her desperate search for the child leads her to the headquarters of a major newspaper, where she meets a lonely journalist who takes on the investigation. Selected as the Peruvian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards. Read more….
2019 | Dir Melina León | 97 mins | Peru
An Irish border community are faced with the prospect of “fracking” and must overcome marginalisation, the UK and Irish governments’ pro fossil-fuel stance and a recent history of communal violence if it is to prevail. Read more…..
2021 | Dir Johnny Gogan | 80 mins | Ireland
Cecilia is a sociology teacher at the University. One stormy night, Kevin, a poor young man, the son of her maid, desperately knocks on the door of her house. Terrified, she doesn’t open it. The next day, Kevin’s body shows up floating in the river. Cecilia begins to be haunted by the young man’s ghost. Disturbed, she tries to forget him and go on with her life, but now it seems she is the ghost. Spanish with English subtitles. Read more …..
2020 | Dir Francisco Marquez | 96 mins |
A David vs Goliath battle of tradition vs modernity set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Mongolian steppe, as a son takes on the struggle of his father against the threat of encroaching mining operations. English and Mongolian with English subtitles. Read more …..
2020 | Dir Byambasuren Davaa | 96mins | Germany | Mongolia
See the world through the eyes and ears of three canine friends. An intimate portrait of the life of a city and its people, STRAY is the ultimate love letter to dogs. Read more…..
2020 | Dir Elizabeth Lo | 73mins | USA
Five stories that cleverly use certain aspects of technology to create funny situations, which are never far from reality. The humour is finally quite subtle, never at the expense of the characters. French with English subtitles. Read more…..
2019 | Dir Tristan Aurouet, Thomas Bidegain | 108mins | France
Following twin sisters, Amber and Olivia, as they navigate through their first 4 years of primary school. Amber has Down’s syndrome. Read more…..
“Ian Davies’s labour-of-love documentary explores the progress of his daughter Amber, linking beauty and joy with harsher realities” – Edward Currie in The Guardian
2020 | Dir Ian Davies | 59mins | UK
Vibrant love-on-the-run romance with poignant things to say about contemporary Britain. Gloriously shot and colourful with a free-wheeling ambience, this is just the antidote for the pandemic blues. Read more…..
2019 | Dir Ben Bond | 91mins | UK
N/C 12+ KILLING ESCOBAR (2021)
The David Lean Cinema receives a share of the ticket price). Price Drop!
Available to watch for 48 hours after purchase.
Distributor: Cosmic Cat Films – no account required.
A powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of a fiercely independent millennial woman, played by two actresses simultaneously – Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken. Read more…..
2018 | Dir Patricia Rozema | 91mins | Canada
Boris Arkadiev is a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian tormented by external oppression and censorship. He finally snaps and armed with the exotic American notion of “insult humor” takes his revenge. Russian with English subtitles. Read more…..
2019 | Dir Michael Idov | 102mins | Russia | Latvia | Czechoslovakia
James Morrison was one of Britain’s finest landscape painters. This is the story of his greatest challenge as he starts to lose his eyesight and with that, his ability to see the landscape as others couldn’t. Read more …..
The Scottish Gallery and Screen Language have curated a beautiful, immersive virtual exhibition of the late James Morrison’s work – complete with audio description for those with sight loss. See here.
2021 | Dir Anthony Baxter | 78mins | GB
POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHÉ (2021)
The David lean Cinema receives a share of the ticket price.
Available to watch for 28 days after purchase and 48 hours after pressing play.
Distributor: Modern Films – no account required.
The death of punk icon and X-Ray Spex frontwoman Poly Styrene sends her daughter on a journey across the world and through her mother’s archives to reconcile their fraught relationship in this new documentary feature. Read more…..
2021 | Dir Celeste Bell, Paul Sng | 89mins | GB
The audacious murder of the brother of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the centre of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination. Read more…..
2020 | Dir Ryan White | 104Mins | USA
A boy travels across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with diﬀerent animals and reﬂects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, AWAY explores our common, universal need to ﬁnd a connection. Written and created by Gints Zilbalodis who also composed the enchanting music that flows through this dialogue free film. Read more…….
2020 | Dir Gints Zilbalodis | 75 Min | Latvia
Still available for streaming, click on poster image below for more details.