Happy Go Lucky

24 Sep 2008 Director: Mike Leigh UK 2008 Poppy (Sally Hawkins) is a joyful, free-spirited young primary school teacher. Whether preparing lessons for class or out on the busy London streets on her bicycle, Poppy treats life with the same unshakeable enthusiasm. Nothing gets her down, even the theft of her bicycle merely opens up… Continue reading Happy Go Lucky

La Tourneuse De Pages – The Page Turner

22 Oct 2008 Director: Denis Dercourt France 2006 85 min Mélanie Prouvost, the ten-year-old daughter of a butcher, is a gifted pianist. Her parents enrol her to sit for the Conservatoire entrance exam. Mélanie has the talent to be admitted but is distracted when the juryʼs president, Mme. Fouchécourt, signs an autograph and she is… Continue reading La Tourneuse De Pages – The Page Turner

Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon – The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

05 Nov 2008 Director: Julian Schnabel France, USA 2007 112min The winner of a BAFTA and two awards at Cannes, this is the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby. In 1995, Bauby, the French editor of Elle, has a stroke at the age of 43. His entire body is paralyzed with the exception of his left… Continue reading Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon – The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

Honey Dripper

19 Nov 2008 Director: John Sayles USA 2007 124 min John Saylesʼ fable set in rural Alabama in the 1950ʼs. Tyrone “Pine Top” Purvis, the owner of the Honeydripper Lounge is broke and desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and recruits from the local army base away from the rival club Touissants. He hires… Continue reading Honey Dripper

Det Sjunde Inseglet – The Seventh Seal

3 Dec 2008 Director: Ingmar Bergman Sweden 1957 92 min A 14th Century knight, Antonius Block, and his squire wearily return from the crusades to find the Black Death sweeping through the land. Death appears to the knight and informs him his time is up. The knight, reluctant to die, challenges Death to a game… Continue reading Det Sjunde Inseglet – The Seventh Seal

Bikur Ha-tizmoret – The Band’s Visit

17 Dec 2008 Director: Eran Kolirin Israel, France, USA 2007 87 min The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra travel from Egypt to Israel for a performance. Due to a bureaucratic error there is no one to meet them to help them to their venue. They decide to make their own way but end up in an… Continue reading Bikur Ha-tizmoret – The Band’s Visit


7 Jan 2009 Director: Jason Reitman USA, Canada 2007 96 min Confident and forthright Juno (Ellen Page) has her life thrown off kilter when a one-off encounter on a chair with Paulie Bleeker leaves her pregnant. She decides to go through with the pregnancy. She sets off to find an adoptive couple, with the support… Continue reading Juno


21 Jan 2009 Director: Lucía Puenzo Argentina, France, Spain 2007 90 min Alex is a 15 year old with a hermaphroditic condition, possessing both male and female genitalia. She lives as a girl but as puberty approaches her sexual identity threatens to impact on both Alex and her family. Her parents move from Argentina to… Continue reading XXY

Paris, Je T’aime – Paris I Love You

4 Feb 2009 Director: Various France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland 2006 120 min A collage of twenty vignettes interweave, with stories of encounters within the districts of Paris. Each tale is helmed by a different director with an international cast and gracefully merges with the preceding piece. Together they compose an affectionate love letter to one of… Continue reading Paris, Je T’aime – Paris I Love You