The Past

21 Feb 2018 Director: Asghar Farhadi Iran, France, Italy 2013 130 min In this intricate drama, Marie attempts to resolve difficulties with her estranged husband. Following a four year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife’s request, in order to finalise their divorce procedure. During his brief stay, Ahmad discovers the… Continue reading The Past


16 Mar 2016 Director: Hany Abu-Assad Palestine 2013 96 min Omar is a charismatic and thoughtful young baker who lives in the West Bank. He climbs routinely over the separation wall to visit friends including the beautiful Nadia. Less out of political conviction than as a way to regain some power in their powerless lives,… Continue reading Omar


3 Feb 2016 Director: Pawel Pawlikowski Poland, Denmark 2013 82 min In the 1960s, novitiate nun Anna is about to take her vows in the Catholic Church when the Mother Superior insists that she must visit her aunt Wanda, who reveals that Anna’s real name is Ida. It is the first in a chain of… Continue reading Ida

Of Horses and Men

01 Apr 2015 Director: Benedikt Erlingsson Iceland, Germany 2013 81 min Iceland’s Oscar submission and theatre director Benedikt Erlingsson’s debut, Of Horses and Men is a dark, inventive and very distinctive film set in a quirky horse-riding community in stunning rural Iceland. Pondering the relationship between man and horse (the direct translation of the original… Continue reading Of Horses and Men

The Lunchbox

24 Sep 2014 Director: Ritesh Batra India, France, Germany, US 2013 104 min The Lunchbox combines vivid, bustling scenes of daily life in the teeming city of Mumbai with an unashamedly old-fashioned romantic story. Saajan is a soon-to-retire and world-weary office worker whose daily routine includes a lunchbox delivered to his desk by one of… Continue reading The Lunchbox

Kaze Tachinu – The Wind Rises

19 Nov 2014 Director: Hayao Miyazaki Japan 2013 126 min Miyazaki’s final animated film is a breathtaking dream of flying crafted with hand-drawn attention to detail. A rich treat for the eye and soul alike, the fictional tale is inspired by the life of second world war Zero fighter plane designer, Jiro Horikoshi and the… Continue reading Kaze Tachinu – The Wind Rises


08 Oct 2014 Director: Steven Knight UK 2013 85 min Tom Hardy plays Ivan Locke, a married construction engineer, who leaves the site of a massive project and drives from Birmingham to Croydon. He spends most of the trip talking on his hands-free telephone and, whilst we hear both ends of each call, no other… Continue reading Locke

La Jaula de Oro – The Golden Dream

18 Feb 2015 Director: Diego Quemada-Diez Mexico 2013 102 min A Mexican ballad, La Jaula De Oro, tells of the despair of immigrants who have actually made it into the USA. They find it a “golden cage” because America accepts illegals’ cheap labour without allowing them the proper residency papers they need to rise beyond… Continue reading La Jaula de Oro – The Golden Dream