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

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

Everything Went Fine

15 March 2023 France/Belgium 2021 Director: François Ozon A daughter is forced to reconcile her past with her father when he contacts her with a devastating final wish in François Ozon’s powerful family drama. André (André Dussollier) has never been the easiest of fathers. When he suffers a debilitating stroke and calls on his daughter… Continue reading Everything Went Fine

Parallel Mothers

4 January 2023 Spain/France 2021 Director: Pedro Almodóvar Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s new feature film follows two women, Janis (Penélope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit), whose paths cross in a hospital where they are about to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, has no regrets and is exultant. The… Continue reading Parallel Mothers

Our Memory Belongs To Us

30 November 2022 Syria/Denmark/France/Palestine 2021 Director: Rami Farah Nearly 10 years after the beginning of the Syrian revolution, three Syrian activists, Yadan, Odai and Rani reunite on a theatre stage in Paris. Through life-size projections onto a big screen, director Rami Farah confronts the three men with footage, some of it their own, depicting events… Continue reading Our Memory Belongs To Us

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

Cairo Conspiracy

20th September 2023 Sweden/France/Finland 2022 121 minutes Director: Tarik Saleh The gripping and critically acclaimed new thriller from Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident, The Contractor), follows Adam, a young man who is offered a place to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Shortly after his arrival in the city, the university’s highest-ranking religious… Continue reading Cairo Conspiracy

The Grave Digger’s Wife

1 November 2023 Finland/Germany/France/ Somalia/Qatar 2021 83 Minutes Director: Khadar Aydreus Ahmed Winner of Best Film at the African Movie Academy Awards, Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s The Gravedigger’s Wife is set in Djibouti City, where Guled (Omar Abdi) works hard to support his wife and son. The deaths of others provide him with a living as… Continue reading The Grave Digger’s Wife

Love Acording To Dalva

18 October 2023 Belgium/France 2022 88 Minutes Director: Emmanuelle Nicot Featuring an extraordinary performance from Zelda Samson as Dalva, a 12-year-old girl who is home-schooled and hidden from society by her father. When one evening the police forcibly take her into foster care, Dalva must learn to understand that her father’s abuse is not what… Continue reading Love Acording To Dalva

Close

29 November 2023 France 2022 105 Minutes Director: Lukas Dhont Certificate 12A – suicide references, homophobia, upsetting scenes Winner of the Grand Prix award at Cannes 2022 and nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 2023 Academy Awards, Close is an elegant, poetic and empathetic study of youth from acclaimed writer-director Lukas Dhont. Thirteen-year-olds… Continue reading Close