If the football is proving to be too exciting and you feel the need to relax and cool down, then the air-conditioned David Lean has some escapist films for you to enjoy this week.
Jeune Femme (our second Croydon Comedy Festival screening) sees 31 year-old Paula (played with panache by Laetitia Dosch) looking for a new life in Paris after a break-up with her long-term boyfriend Joachim. She is left homeless, broke and alone. After taking Joachim’s cat, she sets off to ‘pick up the pieces’ encountering along the way a series of adventures in the ‘City of Light’ which lead to new friendships, family reconciliations – and independence. Jeune Femme is funny, compassionate, defensive and resolute in turns and the result is an entertaining and often hilarious film. A debut from female French director Leonor Serraille, it can be seen on Tuesday 3 July at 19:30.
Very few seats remain for the 19:30 performance of the popular Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society on Wednesday 4 July.
We’re pleased to present On Chesil Beach on Thursday 5 July. A few seats are available for the 14:30 showing which is subtitled for those with hearing loss. The evening screening is almost sold out, but you can catch it again on Wednesday 18 July at 19:30.
‘Intriguing, audacious and totally fascinating’ – an introduction to the black-hearted Thoroughbreds showing on Tuesday at 19:30. It’s the story of two wealthy Connecticut teenagers who re-kindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart – and plan a murder. The directional debut from Cory Finley is quiet and skilful and there are fine performances from Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy as the young miscreants. This is a dark, sleek, unnerving film which presents as a puzzle – but you’ll find that everything fits together perfectly at the end…
If you’re aged 25 and under you may like to take advantage of our £5.00 Rush Tickets offer. They’re bookable on-line in advance, and also for one hour before the start of the film at the Arts Bar box office – cash only here please. And don’t forget to take a look at our Instagram account at davidleancinema.
Earlier on Tuesday at 11:00 we present a Babes in Arms showing of Isle of Dogs, a Japanese stop-motion animated science fiction adventure following 12-year-old Atari as he searches for his lost dog, Spots. Atari undertakes an epic journey full of vivid landscapes, life and colour which can only be described as ‘movie magic’. Good news for Babes in Arms patrons – the Arts Bar will be open before the screening. Read More.
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We have two films for you this week. Ghost Stories on Tuesday at 19:30 is the screen adaptation of the hit stage play by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman. It is in the tradition of portmanteau horror films that stretches back to Ealing’s Dead of Night (1945), and is best typified by the films such as Dr Terror’s House of Horrors (1965), Asylum and Tales from the Crypt (both 1972) produced by Amicus Productions. As in these films, the three tales that make up the film are linked by a connecting story involving Professor Phillip Goodman (played by Andy Nyman), a sceptic who makes a career of unmasking fraudulent psychics. Don’t be fooled by the presence in the cast of comedy performers Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse. Any laughs will probably freeze in your throat – this is a seriously scary film! Read More………