20 Feb 2019 Director: Michael Hazanavicius Italy, France, Myanmar 2017 108 min Adapted from the autobiographical novel Un An Après by actor Anne Wiazemsky, Redoubtable portrays her tumultuous relationship with Godard, from its start on a film set to its eventual unravelling in the midst of his spectacular philosophical and artistic meltdown during the political… Continue reading Redoubtable

La Strada

29 Nov 2017 Director: Federico Fellini Italy 1954 108 min Winner of the first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1957, Federico Fellini’s heartbreaking tale of broken outsiders has lost none of its power to move audiences. Giulietta Masina plays Gelsomina, a naïve young woman sold, by her poverty-stricken and desperate mother, to boorish… Continue reading La Strada

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

Still Life

30 Mar 2016 Director: Uberto Pasolini UK, Italy 2014 92 min Eddie Marsan gives a wonderfully restrained and brilliant performance as he plays the unassuming and meticulous council worker John May in this poignant and beautifully observed film. For the past twenty two years, John May has worked tirelessly to locate the next of kin… Continue reading Still Life

The Salt of the Earth

21 Oct 2015 Directors: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado France, Brazil, Italy 2014 109 min In creating a portrait of the great documentary photographer and environmentalist, Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders and Juliano Salgado have matched hauntingly beautiful images with illuminating testimony. Breathtaking photos of the Brazilian gold mines in the 1970s, the famine in Ethiopia… Continue reading The Salt of the Earth

The Truffle Hunters

02 February 2022 Italy/Greece/USA 2020 Directors: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle which, to date, has resisted modern science’s efforts at cultivation. They are guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations as well… Continue reading The Truffle Hunters

The Wonders

03 November 2021 Italy/Switzerland/Germany 2014 Director: Alice Rohrwachers Outstanding performances from the ensemble cast bring warmth and insight to this film about an alternative-lifestyle family eking out a breadline existence as beekeepers in the Tuscan wilds. When a television crew arrives to film the “Countryside Wonders” competition, twelve-year-old Gelsomina (Maria Alexandra Lungu) is transfixed by… Continue reading The Wonders

The Eight Mountains

28 February 2024 Italy, Belgium, France 2021 147 Minutes Directors: Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch Certificate 12A – Infrequent strong language Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, The Eight Mountains is a staggeringly beautiful, uplifting tale of lifelong friendship. One summer, 12-year-old Pietro and his family leave Turin to rent a house amidst… Continue reading The Eight Mountains