Thursday 9 April 2020 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami

Set in late 18th century France, painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned by an affluent countess to paint the wedding portrait of her sheltered but headstrong daughter Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), in the hope it will find her a wealthy husband. While posing as her hired companion, Marianne is instructed to complete the portrait in secret, observing Héloïse by day and painting her by night. However, as the two women grow closer, their intimacy and attraction begins to blossom, paving the way for a simmering, star-crossed romance.

A heartbreaking period piece told with a distinctly modern feminist energy, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is the first female-directed film to win the Queer Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival, also winning the Best Screenplay award.

French/Italian with English subtitles.

2019 | Dir Céline Sciamma | 122min |  France

The programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film True Love (15, 5 mins), a Year 12 sci-fi short written and directed by Alexander Markovich.

Ticket Prices:
£8.00 (Standard), £6.50 (Concessions), £5.00 (25 and under).


Tuesday 7 April 2020 at 7.30pm

Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family – led by a well-intentional but domineering father – as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

2019 | Dir Trey Edward Shults | 136min |  USA

Ticket Prices: £8.00 (Standard), £6.50 (Concessions), £5.00 (25 and under).