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WILDFIRE

WILDFIRE
2020 | Dir Cathy Brady | 85 mins | Ireland

Born within a year of each other, LAUREN (Nora-Jane Noone) and KELLY (Nika McGuigan) are ‘Irish twins’. You’d never see one without the other, but over the years the mystery of their mother’s death has tore them apart. Kelly, keen to escape their insular town, drifted away and disappeared a year ago. Lauren’s life has been on hold since reporting her sister missing.
Kelly’s unexpected return, sees a surge of every raw emotion between the sisters. Lauren doesn’t know whether to kiss her or hit her. But as they begin to relive memories of their mother, the sister’s become inseparable. Their bond stronger than ever and Kelly’s desire for the truth is dangerously reignited. As Kelly digs deeper, not everyone is ready. In this border town secrets are meant to stay buried and Lauren has been keeping the biggest one of all.
As the truth about their mother begins to surface, Kelly’s mood darkens. But Lauren is blinded, around Kelly she feels alive again, her marriage and job pale in comparison. The town is starting to notice, rumours about the girls strange behaviour spread like wildfire. Lauren must decide to confront their mother’s past with Kelly or risk losing her for good. Time is running out and no one can be trusted. The sisters must escape and face the truth or be consumed by the town and it’s lies.

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Available until Monday 29 November 2021

During post production of Wildfire, Nika McGuigan lost her brief but brave battle with cancer.
Wildfire was developed and written for Nika and her co star Nora-Jane Noone. We collaborated over many years becoming close friends. This was Nika’s first leading feature role and showcases her tremendous talent and undeniable screen presence.
It has been incredibly difficult to finish this film without Nika, but it was such a privilege to know her and be known by her. This film is dedicated to our beautiful Nika.
Cathy Brady, Director.

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THE TOLL

THE TOLL
2021 | Dir Ryan Andrew Hooper | 83 mins | UK

Pembrokeshire – where English people come to die.
A single toll booth on a road in the middle of nowhere. A lone wolf howls in the distance. Actually, it’s probably a stray dog.
Brendan, at the age of 56 works solo shifts in the toll booth, and has done since he arrived here twenty-nine years ago. He passes the time reading American academic novels (an underrated genre) and persisting with eating cheese despite a mild lactose intolerance setting in. What none of the handful of locals know about Brendan is that he moved down this way for a reason – a reason he’s managed to hide until today.
The unassuming, slightly unfriendly and somewhat belligerent man working in the loneliest toll booth in the remotest part of west Wales has been hiding from his criminal past in a place where no-one ever thought to look. Pembrokeshire.

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Michael Smiley is the toll operator facing up to his murky past in this fusion of western and black comedy reminiscent of the Coen brothers’ finest work” Cath Clarke in The Guardian

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BUT BEAUTIFUL

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N/C PG – BUT BEAUTIFUL
2019 | Dir Erwin Wagenhofer | 116 mins | Germany | Austria

Filmmaker Ewin Wagenhofer takes us on a journey around the world to celebrate some remarkable people who dare to live differently, all sharing the common goal of a sustainable world. We meet permaculture visionaries, illiterate women building solar panels to bring clean electricity to rural villages, an Austrian forester building wooden houses that require no heating, musicians musing on the actual sound of beauty and a grinning Dali Lama with some wise words of hope for humanity. An inspiring film revealing beauty and the freedom to be happy through connectedness in nature, society and music. German, Hindi, Spanish with English subtitles.

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Film run ends on 19 September 2021.
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UNDERGROUND

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UNDERGROUND (SOUTERRAIN)
2020 | Dir Sophie Dupuis | 97 mins | Canada

Maxime works in a mine in Val d’Or. He shares his time with his girlfriend and his childhood friend, Julien, who was disabled after a car accident he caused two years earlier. Feeling guilty, Maxime wants to redeem himself. But he is held back by Mario, Julien’s father who also works at the mine and who still holds it against him. One day, an explosion resounds underground. As part of the rescue mission, Maxime descends into the cave of the mine with the firm intention to save his colleagues.
French with English subtitles.

Joakim Robillard (King Dave) is outstanding as the conflicted Maxime, with excellent support from Théodore Pellerin (Genèse), in a thought-provoking and deftly-handled examination of masculinity in crisis.

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UNDERGROUND had its world premiere screening at the 2020 Whistler Film Festival, where Dupuis won the Borsos Competition award for Best Director of a Canadian Film; and opened the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma Film Festival in April 2021.

“A mine explosion disaster film that digs deeper than most” Cath Clark in The Guardian
“It’s the plotting that shines most in this social drama about a Quebec mining community. ‘Underground’ unravels a complex web of interconnected relationships among the miners, a web we know will lead to a cataclysmic end.” 
★★★★ – Alex Crisp, UK FIlm Review

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SUMMER OF HOPE

SUMMER OF HOPE SEASON

The David Lean Cinema has partnered with YourScreen to deliver their online streaming films as part of the Summer of Hope season. During this part of the year when we are preparing for opening in October, much depends on cooperation with the council and their willingness to work with us. There is a lot of work going on in the backgound but there are costs involved in this. Films streamed by you via our website, which are promoted as part of the Summer of Hope season, have the potential to create extra funds for us as the distributors will donate all ticket income to the David Lean Cinema once sales have reached a certain point. You can help us in this respect by choosing to stream films via links on our website and those that are part of this particular initiative are highlighted as such.

We have been closed since the middle of March 2020 and during this time our income has been minimal. Meanwhile continuous efforts have been made to keep all our equipment in working order. This included replacing our sound system which was exhibiting intermittent faults and sounding rather tired overall. More improvements are planned for next year so your help with this steaming income is very welcome.

Thank you…………………….

CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER

CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER
2019 | Dir Mickey Reece | 82 mins |

Two sisters, Alma and Elizabeth, along with a dog who’s described as a “philosopher,” have come to Alma’s remote house to reconnect with Wesley after twenty years. Alma is recently divorced, Elizabeth is a workaholic in Washington, D.C., while Wesley lives in Paris dealing with a wife recently struck with a fatal disease. When the three come together for dinner it has all the makings of a lovely adult melodrama about loneliness, and the desire to connect and share our lives with someone… but we must add to the mix one otherworldly piece of information: Wesley could be a vampire.

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CALAMITY

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N/C PG CALAMITY
2020 | Dir Rémi Chayé | 85 mins | France | Denmark

1863, the Oregon Trail. 11-yr-old Martha Jane accompanies her two younger siblings and widowed, impoverished father on a wagon train way out West. Discontent to simply gather firewood and cook, her rebellious, unfeminine behaviour outrages the group’s leaders. “Control your daughter”, they admonish, but when her father is injured in an accident Martha Jane rises to the occasion, donning men’s clothes, cutting her hair and generally taking control of the family’s wagon and the situation. When simmering resentment of this snub to authority leads to an accusation of stealing, she sets out solo on horseback to track down whom she believes is the real thief. French with English subtitles.

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Film run ends on 12 September 2021.
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Winner in Annecy, the second feature from Rémi Chayé is a gorgeous, feminist coming-of-age western set in the American Far West – Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

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