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Expectations are high when Hirokazu Koreeda is the writer-director, but this subtle drama is "one of our best filmmaker's best films" (RogerEbert.com).
Tuesday 25 July at 7.30pm
AFTER THE STORM (PG) 2016 Japan 117 mins – subtitled
Following last year's 'Our Little Sister', Japan's foremost director gives us another telling portrait of family life. Middle-aged Ryota is a failed writer, and addicted to gambling. He has a difficult relationship with his ex-wife and their son. One stormy night, with the help of his mother, he lures them to her flat – but his hope of achieving a reconciliation may be too optimistic.
Online booking & trailer: www.davidleancinema.org.uk/event/after-the-storm/
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Our programme covering the second half of August and September is now on sale. The first two additions (22 and 24 August) are our contribution to the CROYDON SUMMER OF LOVE festival, marking 50 years since the original one. So, if you want to be part of the in crowd, check out our website to discover the groovy films coming up!
www.davidleancinema.org.uk/
Croydon Summer of Love Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CRSummerofLove/
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Winner of 19 awards and nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar!
Saturday 22 July at 2.30pm and Tuesday 1 August at 7.30pm
MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (PG) 2016 Sui/Fra 66 mins – subtitled
Director: Claude Barras
Following the sudden death of his mother, Courgette moves to a foster home, where he meets other orphans his age, but struggles to find his place in a hostile environment. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery, learning to trust and love while searching for a new family of his own. Striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation bring to life a charming and moving story for all ages.
“It's a little masterpiece” (Financial Times).
Online booking/info/trailer www.davidleancinema.org.uk
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THE LEVELLING (15) made a powerful impact on David Lean Cinema patrons last week, so if you missed it, this opportunity at Stanley's Film Club tomorrow is highly-recommended! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us this Wednesday for a spotlight on critically-acclaimed newcomer Hope Dickson-Leach with some of her shorts and feature film The Levelling! Hope’s award-winning thesis film, The Dawn Chorus, was selected for Sundance, Edinburgh, London and many other festivals. Screen International made her a Star of Tomorrow and Filmmaker Magazine named her one of the ’25 New Faces of Independent Film’. We are delighted to be screening her debut feature, which garnered a ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ review from The Guardian as Mark Kemode's film of the week. Hope was also nominated in 2016 for Best Debut Screenwriter at the British Independent Film Awards and for the First Feature Competition at the London Film Festival. Book here: bit.ly/2r9zk2o

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