THE BIRDCATCHER

THE BIRDCATCHER
Monday 27 January 2020 at 7.30pm
A Holocaust Memorial Day screening

August Diehl, Jakob Cedergren, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina

In 1942 Norway, Esther (Sarah-Sofie Boussnina), a 14-year-old Jewish girl has her world torn apart when the Nazis unleash their reign of terror on her small town, forcing her parents to hide her on a truck headed for Sweden, hopefully to safety. Esther’s truck is attacked by Nazis and she barely escapes into the forest, where she meets a boy her age, Aksel (Arthur Hakalahti).  Aksel takes a liking to her and suggests hiding her in his family’s barn.  To save her from being discovered by the Nazis, she disguises herself as a boy. Every day is a challenge to keep her true identity a secret while she plans a harrowing escape with Aksel through Nazi occupied territory to Sweden, hoping beyond hope that her parents are alive and waiting for her.

2019 | Dir Ross Clarke | 100min |  Norway |  UK


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

THE GUILTY (15) – 2018 Denmark 85 mins (Danish with subtitles)

Director: Gustav Möller
Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi

When Danish police officer Asger Holm is embroiled in controversy, he is demoted to an Emergency Services call centre until it subsides. The calm dissipates when he answers a call from a distressed woman who claims she’s been kidnapped. Asger takes it upon himself to singlehandedly rescue her and her daughter, and a telephonic race-against-time ensues. Powered by Cedergren’s performance, with suspense galore, The Guilty is a thriller reminiscent of Hitchcock’s Rear Window.

Winner of the world cinema audience award at Sundance this year and one of “The best films of 2018 … that you didn’t see” – The Guardian

The programme will include our current BRIT School Showcase film How to Disappear Completely (12A) by Nancy-Belle Hannah.

 



David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 5 February 

Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £7.50 & £6.00 (concessions).
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