Dheepan (France, 2015), 102 mins, cert. 15 – subtitled

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Screenings at 2.30pm and 7.30pm



Director: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby

Forming a family of convenience to escape the bloody endgame of the Sri Lankan civil war, a Tamil man, woman and girl are housed in a troubled Parisian suburb.  

Dheepan 'happy' family

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While this new ‘family’ haltingly bond and settle down, Dheepan cannot wholly forget his wartime trauma nor ignore the criminality threatening his new community.






Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet) was awarded the Palme d’Or at Cannes for audaciously combining an undeniably touching, absorbing family drama with an explosive final act that has divided reviewers and the David Lean committee alike!


Review (Guardian), including links to interviews  Review + interview

while the Official UK Trailer can be viewed: here


David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 16th June 2016

Shows start at 2.30PM and 7.30PM  Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Victoria (Germany, 2015) – cert. 15, subtitled

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Director: Sebastian Schipper

Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski

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Young Spaniard Victoria (Costa) is alone in Berlin at night. She is chatted up by Sonne (Lau) and his friends.  They are slowly getting acquainted, in broken English, when Sonne’s friend Boxer (Rogowski) is compelled to repay a debt and Victoria agrees to help out…

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Costa is captivating as a young woman who discovers reserves of resourcefulness and determination in a desperate situation.

Shot in one continuous take, “Schipper’s stylish heist movie is carried along on a giant wave of adrenaline and logistical daring” (Guardian).

That Guardian Review – here – includes a link to the ‘Official UK’ Trailer

while the ‘International’ trailer is here

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 2nd June 2016

Starts at 7.30PM  Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions) – Contains flashing images

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