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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AWAY

AWAY
2020 | Dir Gints Zilbalodis | 75 Min | Latvia

After a mysterious crash landing, a young boy wakes up alone on an exotic island. He’s being chased by a dark spirit, although it’s unclear whether the spirit means to help or harm the boy. A motorcycle appears, providing safe travel to the boy, and he makes friends with a local songbird who offers guidance. Soon they are off on their own adventure, trying to escape the dark spirit, learn more about the mysterious crash landing, and uncover the true nature of the exotic island.

Written, produced, directed, scored, and animated entirely by award winning filmmaker Gints Zilbalodis, AWAY was beautifully crafted over a period of more than three years, developed from a previous short Zilbalodis had been working on. The story, told without dialogue over a series of breathtaking backgrounds, is equally inspired by reality, dreams, and waking fantasies. The multiple award-winning film took the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019.

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Distributor: Munro Films – no account required.
Film run ends on 30 April 2021.

ISLE OF DOGS (PG) – 2018 USA 101 min

Director: Wes Anderson
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bill Murray

Image from Isle of DogsSet in a dystopian future in Japan, and featuring a delightfully expressive voice cast, this stop-motion animated science fiction adventure follows 12-year- old Atari’s odyssey in his search for his lost dog. Image from Isle of DogsWhen all the dogs of Megasaki City are quarantined on a remote island due to “canine flu”, Atari ventures alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. Image from Isle of DogsThere, other canines help him look for Spots and evade the authorities as Atari begins an epic journey that will determine the fate of the entire prefecture.

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Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department. For this film we are showing Living with Autism (PG) (7.45 min), directed by Hasna Tayyar, ‘a mother explains the challenges involved in bringing up her young son’.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 24 May 2018

Shows start at 11.00 am and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50, £7 (concessions) & £5 (aged 25 and under – proof of age may be requested on entry).
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LOVING VINCENT (12A) – 2017 UK/Pol 94 min

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Helen McCrory, Saoirse Ronan

Image of film appears here

Animated by 115 artists creating 65,000 oil paintings in the style of the artist, Loving Vincent relates the final weeks of Van Gogh’s life as a detective story as a young man tries to deliver Vincent’s last letter, and questions those who knew him about the circumstances of his death. The first animation of its kind, and a real labour of love, the film’s technique truly does justice to the unique genius of one of the world’s best-loved painters.

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Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department.
For November we are showing ‘In the Middle of Nowhere’ (3.09 mins), directed by Lauryn Jackman. In this poetic film, a young woman searches for her identity
A different film will be shown at selected screenings each month.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 29 November 2017

Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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LOVING VINCENT (12A) – 2017 UK/Pol 94 min

2.30 sold out, extra screening 29 November
Screenings at 2.30 pm. & 7.30 pm.

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Helen McCrory, Saoirse Ronan

Image of film appears here

Animated by 115 artists creating 65,000 oil paintings in the style of the artist, Loving Vincent relates the final weeks of Van Gogh’s life as a detective story as a young man tries to deliver Vincent’s last letter, and questions those who knew him about the circumstances of his death. The first animation of its kind, and a real labour of love, the film’s technique truly does justice to the unique genius of one of the world’s best-loved painters.

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Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department.
For November we are showing ‘In the Middle of Nowhere’ (3.09 mins), directed by Lauryn Jackman. In this poetic film, a young woman searches for her identity
A different film will be shown at selected screenings each month.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 09 November 2017

Show starts at 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm, ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

Click on time to make a booking (if you get Cookie Error? see here…….)

My Life As A Courgette (2016 Switzerland/France) Cert. PG – subtitled

Director: Claude Barras
Stars: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud

Following the sudden death of his mother (no plot spoilers here) the orphaned Icare, who likes to be called Courgette, is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who takes him to his new foster home.

Here, he meets other orphans his age, but struggles to find his place in the hostile environment while searching for a new family of his own.

 

 

Courgette embarks on a journey of self-discovery as he learns to trust and love his fellow inmates, who all have back-stories at least as grim as his own.  And into this questing comes Camille….

 

With screenplay by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood), Courgette flaunts striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation that bring its story to life.

 

Here is a link to the Review in The Guardian.  The Guardian also brings us this interview-analysis of the sensibilities of the writer (Sciamma) and director – “like Ken Loach for kids”.  And yes, there are some plot-spoilers in there.

 

Now we get complicated.  There are alternative versions, including a dubbed English language version marketed in the US as “My Life as a Zucchini”, the original (French language) “Ma Vie de Courgette”, a version of that with English subtitles – “My Life as a Courgette” – and the English dubbed version also marketed in this country as “My Life as a Courgette”.  As we are bringing you the ‘French-with-English-subtitles’ version, here is the  Trailer for that: [fvplayer src=”https://youtu.be/4d9N5Y_sN8Q”]

(the trailer for the English-dubbed version is linked in the Guardian review.)

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 1st August 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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My Life As A Courgette (2016 Switzerland/France) Cert. PG – subtitled

Director: Claude Barras
Stars: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud

Following the sudden death of his mother (no plot spoilers here) the orphaned Icare, who likes to be called Courgette, is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who takes him to his new foster home.

Here, he meets other orphans his age, but struggles to find his place in the hostile environment while searching for a new family of his own.

 

 

Courgette embarks on a journey of self-discovery as he learns to trust and love his fellow inmates, who all have back-stories at least as grim as his own.  And into this questing comes Camille….

 

With screenplay by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood), Courgette flaunts striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation that bring its story to life.

 

Here is a link to the Review in The Guardian.  The Guardian also brings us this interview-analysis of the sensibilities of the writer (Sciamma) and director – “like Ken Loach for kids”.  And yes, there are some plot-spoilers in there.

 

Now we get complicated.  There are alternative versions, including a dubbed English language version marketed in the US as “My Life as a Zucchini”, the original (French language) “Ma Vie de Courgette”, a version of that with English subtitles – “My Life as a Courgette” – and the English dubbed version also marketed in this country as “My Life as a Courgette”.  As we are bringing you the ‘French-with-English-subtitles’ version, here is the  Trailer for that: [fvplayer src=”https://youtu.be/4d9N5Y_sN8Q”]

(the trailer for the English-dubbed version is linked in the Guardian review.)

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Saturday 22nd July 2017

Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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A Silent Voice (2016, Japan) Cert. 12A, subtitled

Dir: Naoko Yamada
Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki

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When popular Shoya Ishida bullies Shoko Nishimiya, his new – deaf – elementary school classmate, she moves to a different school and he becomes a social outcast.

Years later, he tracks her down to make amends, but his past actions cast a long shadow.

This exquisitely animated manga adaptation unfolds like the graphic novel it once was – it’s a “moving and compelling” (Time Out), emotionally complex tale of redemption and friendship.

 

This Review from The Telegraph also includes a link to an “exclusive” Trailer (strangely the same “exclusive” trailer appears in other journal’s reviews.

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 16th May 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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A Silent Voice (2016, Japan) Cert. 12A, subtitled

Dir: Naoko Yamada
Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki

This web-page is a work in progress.  Content will be added in the next few days

When popular Shoya Ishida bullies Shoko Nishimiya, his new – deaf – elementary school classmate, she moves to a different school and he becomes a social outcast.

Years later, he tracks her down to make amends, but his past actions cast a long shadow.

This exquisitely animated manga adaptation unfolds like the graphic novel it once was – it’s a “moving and compelling” (Time Out), emotionally complex tale of redemption and friendship.

 

This Review from The Telegraph also includes a link to an “exclusive” Trailer (strangely the same “exclusive” trailer appears in other journal’s reviews.)

[fvplayer src=”https://youtu.be/twUSlecQpGQ”]
 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Saturday 13th May 2017

Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Your Name (2016, Japan) cert. 12A – subtitled

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Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita

Two teenagers – a boy in Tokyo and a girl in a sleepy country town – are bewildered when, every now and then, they change places for a day. Fascinated by each other’s lives, they find a way to communicate, until…

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The first animation ever selected for the London Film Festival’s Official Competition, and already in Japan’s all-time box office Top Ten, this brilliantly and beautifully illustrated film starts out as a hilarious body-swap comedy before boldly morphing into one of the most enthralling and moving dramas of the year.

 

 

The Telegraph’s Review (on a viewing at Tokyo Film Festival, seemingly after our Philip Howard saw it at the London Film Festival) can be seen here.  There is a link to the (english subtitled) trailer, which can be seen…

on its own below (sorry about the annoying ads at the end, I’ll try and lose them…)

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Saturday 14th January 2017

Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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