The Odyssey

The story of Jacques-Yves Cousteau (Wilson), the sub-aquatic explorer and documentary maker. He is an egoist and womaniser, who ignores his wife (Tautou) and two sons, and is more showman than scientist. His younger son, Philippe (Niney), grows up to become a dedicated ecologist and starts to challenge his father’s methods. Beautifully photographed, with breath-taking underwater sequences, it features a splendid score from Alexandre Desplat and fine performances from the three leads. French with English subtitles. Full details.

Land of Mine

At the end of the Second World War, Denmark’s coastline was strewn with land-mines. A German prisoner of war unit, many of them raw recruits, are promised their freedom if they can clear a dangerous sector of beach. As the perilous task progresses, the antagonistic relationship between the POWs and their captors begins to thaw. This powerful drama was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award. German/Danish with English subtitles. Full details.

Final Portrait

When art dealer James Lord (Hammer) agrees to sit for the great Alberto Giacometti (the ever-excellent Rush), he expects it to take a matter of days – yet progress proves maddeningly slow, and Lord is gradually drawn into Giacometti’s complicated personal life. Tucci applies a light comic touch to this study of a celebrated artist in his final years, creating “a delightful Paris chamber piece” (The Telegraph). French/Italian with English subtitles. Full details.

Final Portrait

When art dealer James Lord (Hammer) agrees to sit for the great Alberto Giacometti (the ever-excellent Rush), he expects it to take a matter of days – yet progress proves maddeningly slow, and Lord is gradually drawn into Giacometti’s complicated personal life. Tucci applies a light comic touch to this study of a celebrated artist in his final years, creating “a delightful Paris chamber piece” (The Telegraph). French/Italian with English subtitles. Full details.

Detroit

50 years after the murder of three young black men, Kathryn Bigelow directs the story of civil unrest and chaos that led to their deaths. Black History Month screening. Full details.

Daughters of the Dust

A poignant portrait of three generations of Gullah women, descendants from slaves, at the turn of the 20th century. A Black History Month screening. Full details.

Daughters of the Dust

A poignant portrait of three generations of Gullah women, descendants from slaves, at the turn of the 20th century. A Black History Month screening. Full details.

The Big Sick

Pakistani-American Kumail (Nanjiani) is leading a double life – while his reputation as a stand-up comic is growing, and his relationship with Emily (Kazan) is blossoming, his family are pushing him towards an arranged marriage. When Emily finds out, and then becomes very ill, Kumail must face her parents, and decide what he values most. This original, hilarious and touching true-life romcom has been one of the breakout hits of the year. Full details.

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan directs the story of the evacuation of Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. Subtitled for people with a hearing loss. Full details.