A Fantastic Woman

06 Mar 2019 Director: Sebastián Lelio Chile, Germany, Spain, USA 2017 104 min Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follows up his 2013 festival hit, Gloria, with another luminous and deeply involving portrait of an isolated woman. In A Fantastic Woman, Lelio has created an exquisitely compassionate portrait of the everyday obstacles of transgender existence. Marina is… Continue reading A Fantastic Woman

The Pearl Button

30 Nov 2016 Director: Patricio Guzmán Chile, France, Spain 2015 82 min Water is the key to life and the central subject of this intensely lyrical documentary essay from Guzmán. Chile’s history is defined by its long indented coastline and Katell Djian’s gliding camera makes the most of massive mountains, volcanoes and glaciers. The fate… Continue reading The Pearl Button

Wild Tales

16 Dec 2015 Director: Damian Szifron Argentina, Spain 2014 122 min Szifrón’s zesty black comedy weaves together six short tales of individuals on the verge of a complete meltdown. Frustrated by petty bureaucracy, incensed by a cheating husband, emboldened by extreme road rage or sickened by a desperately unfair and corrupt society, various individuals decide… Continue reading Wild Tales

Los Abrazos Rotos – Broken Embraces

3 Nov 10 Director: Pedro Almodóvar Spain 2009 128 min Renowned for his elegant, stylish films, Almodóvar’s love of cinema is condensed into the story of Harry Caine, a filmmaker whose personal life is as dramatic as his screen creations. Blinded in a car accident that also claimed the life of his lover, Lena, played… Continue reading Los Abrazos Rotos – Broken Embraces


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

El Espiritu de la Colmena – Spirit Of The Beehive

04 Nov 1998 Director: Victor Erice Spain 1973 98 min Set in rural Spain soon after Franco’s victor. Ana, a lonely village girl, goes to the town hall to see Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein. She becomes entranced with the creature. When her sister convinces Ana that the monster really exists, she sets off into the countryside… Continue reading El Espiritu de la Colmena – Spirit Of The Beehive

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

Kid’s Games

4 October 2023 Spain 2022 11 Minutes Director: Bernabe Rico Leo becomes the centre of attention at his school party. Bernabe Rico explores prejudice in society in this delightful short film. We are very grateful to Bernabe for his kind permission to screen his film.