Graduation (2016 Romania/France/Belgium, 128 mins) Cert 15, subtitled

Director: Cristian Mungiu
Stars: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Lia Bugnar

Screenings at 2.30 & 7.30PM

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A middle aged doctor and his estranged wife share a tatty apartment with their daughter, Eliza. They pride themselves on largely avoiding the pervasive system of favours offered and taken to ‘get things done’ in Romania’s dysfunctional society.

However, Eliza is assaulted the day before her final school exams, and is in no state to achieve the results needed for a scholarship to study abroad. Having brought her up as they have, should her parents now pull strings, and would she accept the favour?

“A masterly, complex movie of psychological subtlety and moral weight” (The Guardian).


Here is a link to a Review-critique from The Guardian based on 2 viewings – at Cannes and in London.

It includes a link to an ‘official’ Trailer, and also to an interview with the director and the trailer alone is below.


David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 1st June 2017

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

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Latest News – 28 May 2017

We’ve had another week of diverse films, in addition to the challenges posed by the Arts Bar being cut in half to make way for a new door into the Braithwaite Hall! Tuesday’s absorbing The Lost City of Z was followed by the long-awaited return of theatre to the David Lean’s screen, via the Globe on Screen Twelfth Night. The evening screening virtually sold out, and feedback indicated that delighted supporters thoroughly enjoyed themselves, with much laughter heard throughout.

Saturday’s audience for Beauty and the Beast – one of the highest-grossing films of 2017 – was surprisingly small, but patrons very much enjoyed an enchanting story that one felt was even better than the 1991 animated classic. So, Tuesday’s 14:30 screening can be highly recommended as a half term treat. Read More…….