Director: Clio Barnard
Stars: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean
Loosely based on Rose Tremain’s novel Trespass, Barnard’s film follows Alice, a professional sheep shearer, who returns to the family farm after her father’s death. Alice is haunted by the darkness of her teenage years, and is forced to fight with her brother, who has let the farm fall into debt.
The run-down farm and bleak Yorkshire countryside are well captured, and Wilson gives a powerful performance as a young woman ground down by the injustices of her past life and present situation.
Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department. For this film we are showing A Bright Girl She Was (3.23 min), directed by Nancy-Belle Hannah-Griffiths.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 17 April 2018
Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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Director: Francis Lee
Stars: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart
A run-down Yorkshire farm is the setting for this debut feature from director Francis Lee.
Johnny Saxby (O’Connor), who lives with his crippled father (Hart) and grandmother (Jones), eases his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex.
Forced to hire a migrant worker (Secareanu), who he initially despises, Johnny finds their burgeoning relationship and his worsening family circumstances require him to question what he wants out of life.
“This is one of the most assured, fully-formed British debuts of recent years” (Sight and Sound).
Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department.
For October we are showing Cycliste De Reve (4 mins), directed by Caleb Pithers-Gregory. This story of a boy’s efforts to gain a new bicycle recently won the School’s Best Year 12 Short Film award.
A different film will be shown at selected screenings each month.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 24 October 2017
Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)
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