You Will Die at Twenty

02 March 2022 Sudan/ France/Egypt/GermanyNorway/Qatar 2019 Director: Amjad Abu Alala The debut film of Amjad Abu Alalah expands from a fable-like premise to create a culturally- specific, morally compelling story. Muzamil (Moatasem Rashid) is raised by his mother Sakina (Islam Mubarek) with a heavy weight over him. A sheikh has predicted that Muzamil will die… Continue reading You Will Die at Twenty

Mr Jones

05 January 2022 Poland/UK/Ukraine 2019 Director: Agnieszka Holland Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland tells the extraordinary story of the real-life Welsh journalist who uncovered Stalin’s genocidal famine in Ukraine. Almost 10 million were killed during what became known as The Holodomor of 1932 and 1933. Gareth Jones gained fame, in 1933, from being the first foreign… Continue reading Mr Jones

The Whistlers

06 October 2021 Romania/France/Germany 2019 Director: Corneliu Porumboiu Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu moves into film noir territory with this tough, twisty, elegant and stylish double-dealing thriller. Corrupt cop Cristi (Vlad Ivanov) is a member of a Bucharest crime syndicate. He travels to the Canary Island of La Gomera as part of a plan to free… Continue reading The Whistlers

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

15 February 2023 Brazil/Germany 2019 Director: Karim Ainouz Eurídice (Carol Duarte), 18, and Guida (Julia Stockler), 20, are two inseparable sisters living under the oppressive guard of their father, Manuel (Antônio Fonseca), the patriarch of their conservative household. It’s 1950 in Rio de Janeiro and the girls dream of better lives abroad: Eurídice, as a… Continue reading The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

Our Ladies

14 December 2022 UK 2019 Director: Michael Caton-Jones Lock up your loved ones. The girls of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour are heading to the big city and nobody is safe. Michael Caton-Jones’ adaptation of Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos does not disappoint. A school trip to an Edinburgh singing competition is justthe ticket for… Continue reading Our Ladies

Bacurau

16 November 2022 Brazil/France 2019 130 Minutes Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho A bracing mash-up of genres and political comment, Bacurau offers stinging insights into the state of modern Brazil and the legacy of colonialism. Set in the near future, it follows Teresa (Bárbara Colen) as she returns home to attend her mother’s funeral. Bacurau is… Continue reading Bacurau

Made In Bangladesh

19 October 2022 Bangladesh 2019 95 Minutes Director: Rubaiyat Hossain Shimu (Rikita Nandini Shimu) works long and physically punishing shifts at a Dhaka garment factory. After a fire at the factory sends all the workers fleeing in panic into the streets, they all mourn the death of one of their co-workers. This catastrophe ripples through… Continue reading Made In Bangladesh

Lunana – A Yak In The Classroom

4 October 2023 Bhutan 2019 109 Minutes Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji Enchanting, entertaining and gloriously filmed, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom follows a daydreaming young teacher who discovers an unlikely path to contentment after being posted to a remote school, dizzyingly high up in the Himalayan mountain village of Lunana. Beautifully photographed in extraordinary… Continue reading Lunana – A Yak In The Classroom

Polite Society

13 December 2023 UK 2019 104 Minutes Director: Nida Manzoor Certificate 12A – Moderate threat, violence, sex references, infrequent strong language We Are Lady Parts creator Nida Manzoor directs this wickedly funny crowd-pleaser brimming with hi-jinks, high kicks and some Bollywood style razzle-dazzle. British Pakistani schoolgirl Ria (Priya Kansara) is an expert martial arts fighter… Continue reading Polite Society