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Coming soon to Croydon's David Lean Cinema!
Thursday 1 June at 2.30 and 7.30pm
GRADUATION 'BACALAUREAT' (15)
2016 Romania/France/Belgium 128 mins (subtitled)
This century, Romanian cinema has thrived, with talented directors crafting a succession of distinctively naturalistic films. The Los Angeles Times considers Cristi Puiu's 'The Death of Mr. Lazarescu' (2005) the start of this 'New Wave', adding that ever since: "Romanians have turned out complex, interesting and subtle work, reliably, every year, often by using their signature long shots and rigorous minimalism." Cristian Mungiu's latest film GRADUATION follows in this tradition and won him a Best Director prize at Cannes last year. It's an absorbing drama that explores the difficult decisions that parents wishing to help a beloved daughter could be faced with. “A masterly, complex movie of psychological subtlety and moral weight” (The Guardian).
Online booking & trailer: www.davidleancinema.org.uk/event/graduation
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If you have a taste for adventure, you'll love...
Tuesday 23 May at 7.30pm
THE LOST CITY OF Z (15) 2016 USA 141 mins – partially subtitled
Director: James Gray
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson
Tasked with mapping the border between Bolivia and Brazil in 1906, British Army Major Percival Fawcett discovers what may be traces of a previous unknown civilization. Ridiculed by the establishment, he returns with a wealthy sponsor. “Transporting and profound… an instant classic” (Daily Telegraph).
Online booking & trailer: www.davidleancinema.org.uk/event/lost-city-z
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Only 2 afternoon tickets currently available but a few more for the evening!
Thursday 18 May at 2.30 and 7.30pm
A QUIET PASSION (12A) 2016 UK/Belgium 125 mins
Director: Terence Davies
Stars: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine
Davies moves from the landscapes of Scotland in Sunset Song to the interiors of Massachusetts in the intimate biography of the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson, brilliantly played by Nixon. Dickinson tries to battle against the social norms of her day, but slowly becomes confined to her family home in Amherst, all the time creating poetry that is skilfully highlighted within Davies’s script. Beautifully photographed and with fine performances by a mixture of American and British actors, 'A Quiet Passion' brings out the wit and melancholy of this great writer.
Online booking & trailer: www.davidleancinema.org.uk/event/quiet-passion
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