Director: Deborah Haywood
Stars: Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa
A mother and her teenaged daughter move into a Northern town. Disabled and friendless, mother Lyn (Scanlan – The Thick of It; The Invisible Woman) tries to keep daughter Iona (Newmark) in a state of childhood, but as the pressures of high school life weigh upon Iona, the pair’s relationship takes a painful turn… Haywood and her cast weave an intriguing and disturbing spell in this imaginative, inventive and moving debut. Joanna Scanlan joins us for a Q&A after the film.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 4 September 7.30
Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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Director Paul Wright’s contrasted visions of Britain are depicted in Arcadia, our first film of the week on Tuesday at 19:30.
From the earliest days of film-making to the present day, we’re shown the changing relationship the British have with their land – and it’s a fascinating look into that world.
100 years of BFI rare and unseen archive material have been made available to create a surreal, sometimes quirky, piece of cinema showing the beauty of the countryside. We see mountain scenery: pleasant pastures, cows pottering through villages, nudists frolicking in rivers… But there’s another side to this rural idyll, and Wright combines the gentle country delights with a harsher side of life – strange, sometimes violent traditions along with the scars of industrialization and urbanism.
The thrilling, eerie score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) gives an edge to the film, whilst, at the same time encapsulating many emotions. Arcadia is unique, uncompromising and thought-provoking in turns. But it gives us a picture of how Britain has become what it is today, and according to Uncut, ‘There is magic in this film’…
A few tickets remain for the showing.
The Happy Prince on Thursday is written and directed by Rupert Everett who also stars as Oscar Wilde. Read more………