2021 Reopening

We are reopening towards the end of October.......

We can now announce that the David Lean Cinema will reopen on Tuesday 26 October. There will be film performances in the afternoon and evening of Tuesday and Thursday as well as alternate Saturday afternoons. The screenings on Tuesdays and those on Thursday afternoons will be subject to social distancing, with limited seats available, whereas those on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons will have all seats available. We will be familiarising our wonderful stewarding volunteers in the amended ways of working that this will entail over the coming weeks.

Unfortunately, we will have to delay the reintroduction of some aspects of the David Lean that you will have got used to. There will be no walk up box office before shows – tickets will need to be booked online and in advance of screenings. The Arts Bar will not be open (we hope to commence this in the New Year). Babes in Arms and Dementia Friendly screenings will not be part of our initial programming.

During this period up to Christmas, we plan to show three titles over a fortnight, all of which will be available in socially distant and ‘full’ screenings. The films will be a mixture of titles that have opened earlier in the year and the best of the latest releases – hopefully something for everyone. More details next week.

We plan to give more detailed information about how we will be organising screenings on this website and via our newsletters – subscribe here. In the meantime, if you have any concerns or queries, do let us know via our contact form (opens in new tab).

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

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N/C15+ GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
2020 | Dir Jenni Toivoniemi | 117 mins | Finland

An old group of friends in their thirties gathers to celebrate Mitzi’s (Emmi Parviainen) surprise birthday party over a nostalgic weekend at an idyllic seaside villa – just like they used to do as teenagers. The party sets off on wrong tracks immediately, as the birthday girl is not so pleased about the surprise.
A tense situation is broken up, when Mitzi’s best friend Veronika (Laura Birn) brings along her new boyfriend Mikael (Christian Hillborg), a Swedish Hollywood star.
Familiar surroundings and the old rituals get to the core of the group and make them forget their adulthood. Revelations, not meant to harm the balance, make them reassess their past as well as their present. Finnish with English subtitles.

As a thank you for supporting us, you will get 25% off each ticket purchase. Just enter DLYS at checkout. You will also be supporting the David Lean Cinema as we get a share of every ticket sold using this promo code.
Stream available for 48 hours after play started.
Distributor: YourScreen – create account or login.
Film run ends on 31 October 2021.

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KEEPER

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N/C 15+ KEEPER
2015 | Dir Guillaume Senez | 95 mins | France | Switzerland

Maxime and Mélanie are in love. Together, they explore, full of love and clumsiness, their sexuality until the day Mélanie realizes she’s pregnant. At first Maxime takes the news badly but then gets used to the idea of becoming a father. He convinces Mélanie to keep the baby. It’s been decided – Maxime and Mélanie, fifteen years old, are going to become parents.
Guillaume Senez reveals himself, in his debut feature, as a director of remarkable sensitivity and finely-balanced discrimination. He doesn’t moralise or judge, but keeps his fine actors (Kacey Mottet Klein as Max in particular) on a long lead at all times, allowing the characters and situations to develop organically and fully.

As a thank you for supporting us, you will get 25% off each ticket purchase. Just enter DLYS at checkout. You will also be supporting the David Lean Cinema as we get a share of every ticket sold using this promo code.
Stream available for 48 hours after play started.
Distributor: YourScreen – create account or login.
Film run ends on 31 October 2021.

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NEVIA

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N/C 15+ NEVIA
2019 | Dir Nunzia De Stefano | 86 mins | Italy

Nevia is 17 and lives in the suburbs of Naples with her beloved little sister Enza, their aunt Lucia and their grandmother Nanà.
She is a stubborn teenager, determined to get from life much more than fate has planned for her, but it’s hard to be a girl in a place where only men can make the rules and apparently there are no options but make ends meet with little illegal jobs.

Virginia Apicella, in the title role, is a hive of activity, disposing of trash for her neighbours for pocket money, and taking care of her little sister while the adults indulge in more lucrative, but far less purposeful, criminal activities. “Being born a girl here is really rubbish” says one friend – this doesn’t come as news. There’s something undeniably uplifting about the spirit and tenacity of Nevia, wise beyond her years and determined not to succumb to the fate being born female in a container park on the outskirts of Naples would generally guarantee. Italian with English subtitles.

As a thank you for supporting us, you will get 25% off each ticket purchase. Just enter DLYS at checkout. You will also be supporting the David Lean Cinema as we get a share of every ticket sold using this promo code. Stream available for 48 hours after play started.
Distributor: YourScreen – create account or login.
Film run ends on 31 October 2021.

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PARI

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N/C 15+ PARI
2020 | Dir Siamak Etemadi | 101 mins | Greece | France

Babak, an Iranian student in Greece, doesn’t show up to welcome his visiting parents at the Athens airport. Pari and her older husband, both devout Muslims abroad for the first time, are ill-prepared to search for their son in an intimidating and alien environment. All their attempts to find a clue that might lead them to him prove to be in vain and they soon reach a dead end. But Pari can’t give up looking for him, even when returning to Iran seems like her only choice.
Following the steps of her rebellious son in the darkest corners of the city, she will exhaust her inner strength to achieve more than a mother’s search for her missing son.
Persian, English, Greek with English subtitles.

As a thank you for supporting us, you will get 25% off each ticket purchase. Just enter DLYS at checkout. You will also be supporting the David Lean Cinema as we get a share of every ticket sold using this promo code.
Stream available for 48 hours after play started.
Distributor: YourScreen – create account or login.
Film run ends on 24 October 2021.

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THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM

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N/C 15+ THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM
2018 | Dir Muayad Alayan | 127 mins | Palestine | Netherlands

Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem risk everything as they embark on a illicit affair that could tear apart their unsuspecting respective families. When a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them, the two of them look on helplessly as their frantic efforts to salvage what’s left of their lives further escalate things. Caught up in the occupying machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit and not even the truth looks able to stop it.
Arabic, Hebrew, English with English subtitles.

As a thank you for supporting us, you will get 25% off each ticket purchase. Just enter DLYS at checkout. You will also be supporting the David Lean Cinema as we get a share of every ticket sold using this promo code.
Stream available for 48 hours after play started.
Distributor: YourScreen – create account or login.
Film run ends on 24 October 2021.

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THE STORY OF LOOKING

THE STORY OF LOOKING
2021 | Dir Mark Cousins | 90 mins | UK | Ireland

On the day before an operation to save his eyesight, Mark explores what looking means to him, and the role our visual experience plays in our individual and collective lives. In a deeply personal meditation on the power of looking in his own life, he guides us through the riches of the visible world, through a kaleidoscope of imagery across cultures and eras, drawing on art history, biology, neuroscience, psychology, poetry and philosophy. As he goes under the surgeon’s knife, he suggests that we are in the midst of a looking revolution more powerful than any which has gone before, which has the potential to change the world – for better or for worse. At a time when we are more assailed by images than ever, when the value of looking is increasingly under question, he reveals how looking makes us who we are, lying at the heart of human experience, of empathy, discovery and thought. He shares the pleasures of seeing the world, in all its complexity and contradiction, with eyes wide open. And as the Covid-19 pandemic brings another dramatic shift of perspective, he reaches out to other lookers for their vision from lockdown. And in a startling final shift, he travels to the future to consider how his looking life will continue to develop until the very end.
Distributor: Modern Films – No account required.

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“A rich cinematic journey into the art of seeing and how it connects us with culture, ourselves and each other” Time Out
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