In Cinemas April 2015

EVENT CINEMA - Exhibition On Screen: Van Gogh: A New Way Of Seeing

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant new film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing Van Gogh’s legendary masterpieces on the big screen, in high definition, while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other. Not to be missed.

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A Little Chaos (12)

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Dir. Alan Rickman, UK, 2014, 117 mins

Cast: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Ehle, Matthias Schoenaerts, Helen McCrory, Danny Webb

The year is 1682. Sabine De Barra (Winslet), a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, fulfils her chosen vocation in the gardens and countryside of France. One day, an unexpected invitation comes: Sabine is in the running for an assignment at the court of King Louis XIV (Rickman). Upon meeting with her, the King’s renowned landscape artist André LeNotre (Schoenaerts) is initially disturbed by Sabine’s distinctive eye and forward-thinking nature, but eventually chooses Sabine to build one of the main gardens at The Sun King’s new Palace of Versailles. Under pressure of time and as she charts her own course, Le Notre comes to recognize the value of “a little chaos” in Sabine’s process.

While pushing herself and her workers to complete theRockwork Grove as an outdoor ballroom, Sabine negotiates the perilous rivalries and intricate etiquette of the court. As she challenges gender and class barriers. Sabine forges a surprising connection with the King himself, and wins a vote of confidence from the King’s brother, Philippe (Tucci). As she gradually comes to terms with a tragedy in her past, Sabine’s professional and personal interactions with André bring out honesty,compassion, and creativity in both of them.

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Amar Akbar & Tony (15)

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Dir. Atul Malhotra, UK, 2015, 93 mins

Cast: Rez Kempton, Sam Vincenti, Martin Delaney, Karen David, Laura Aikman, Nina Wadia, Meera Syal

A Sikh, a Muslim and an Irish Catholic take stock of their lives in contemporary London in Atul Malhotra’s coming of age romantic comedy drama.

The 1970’s Bollywood comedy ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, about three brothers separated by circumstance, has inspired the title of this British film about three friends driven apart by circumstance. The film explores the predicaments that face its lead trio – Amar (Rez Kempton) whose promising career gets derailed by a turn of events, Tony (Martin Delaney) whose obsession with winning over the Asian woman of his dreams finds him pursuing the wrong woman, while Akbar (Sam Vincenti) an ambitious charmer tries to manage business, love and friendship with the gift of the gab.

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Child 44 (15)

Drama | Thriller

Dir. Daniel Espinosa, US/UK/Rest Of The World, 2015, 137 mins

Cast: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Noomi Rapace, Charles Dance, Jason Clarke, Vincent Cassel, Dev Patel, Paddy Considine

A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov [Tom Hardy], who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa [Noomi Rapace], as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov [Gary Oldman] to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasili [Joel Kinnaman], who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.”

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Cry Of The City (R/I) (12A)

Crime | Drama | Film Noir

Dir. Robert Siodmak, US, 1948, 95 mins

Cast: Richard Conte, Victor Mature, Shelley Winters

An electrifying variation on the theme of a hoodlum (Conte) and a cop (Mature) who knew one another as kids, it opens with the former seriously wounded in hospital but determined to escape the police watching over him; he needs to clear the name of his fiancée, who’s suspected of a jewel robbery. While Conte, all insolent, menacing charm, is especially magnificent, and Mature invests the detective’s pursuit with unsettling hints of obsession, the movie fields a glorious gallery of shady figures, from a lawyer oozing corruption to a memorably sadistic masseuse. The steely realism is enhanced by flourishes of noir stylisation. A classic awaiting rediscovery.

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Dark Horse: The incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance (PG)

Documentary | Drama

Dir. Louise Osmond, UK, 2015, 85 mins

Cast (as themselves): Jan Vokes, Brian Vokes, Howard Davies, Angela Davies

The larger than life true story of how a barmaid in a former mining village in South Wales bred a racehorse, Dream Alliance,  on her allotment that went on to become a champion. Jan had successfully bred dogs and birds and believed she could do the same with a different animal – though she knew nothing about racing and had never been on a horse. Convincing a handful of locals to part with £10 a week for her scheme, she found a thoroughbred mare with a terrible racing record for £300, a stallion past his best, put them together and – against all the odds – bred a winner.

It’s an audacious tale of luck and chance and beating the odds; a story of how a gaggle of working class folk from the Welsh Valleys took on the racing elite, broke through class and financial barriers, and brought hope and pride back to their depressed community.

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Gente De Bien (12)

Drama | World

Dir. Franco Lolli, Colombia/France, 2014, 86 mins, subtitles

Cast: Brayan Santamarià, Carlos Fernando Perez, Alejandra Borrero

Set in the backdrop of modern day Colombia, newcomer Brayan Santamaría plays 10-year-old Eric who, with his dog Lupe, is sent to live with his father Gabriel, played by Carlos Fernando Pérez. Gabriel’s employer offers to help by taking them away for Christmas with her family, but her good intentions merely highlight the class divide between them.

Gente de bien was nominated for Semaine de la Critique (Critics Week Grand Prize) and Camera d’or (Golden Camera) both at Cannes Film Festival 2014, and won the Horizons Award – Special Mention at San Sebastián International Film Festival and Best Film at Ghent International Film Festival.

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Glassland (15)

Drama

Dir. Gerard Barrett, Ireland, 2014, 93 mins

Cast: Toni Collette, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter

In in a desperate bid to save his mother from addiction and unite his broken family, a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld is forced to take a job which will see him pushed further into its underbelly. But will John be prepared to act when the time comes knowing that whatever he decides to do, his and his family’s lives will be changed forever.

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Home From Home: Chronicle Of A Vision (15)

Drama | History | World

Dir. Edgar Reltz, Germany/France, 2013, 231 mins, subtitles

Cast: Jan Dieter Schneider, Antonia Bill, Maximilian Scheidt, Marita Breuer

Edgar Reitz (director of the Heimat Trilogy) continues his visionary journey through German history with a domestic drama and love story set against the backdrop of a forgotten tragedy. In the mid-19th century, hundreds of thousands of Europeans emigrated to faraway South America. It was a desperate bid to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home.

Jakob, the younger of two brothers, dreams about leaving his small village for adventures in the wild Brazilian jungle. Everyone who encounters Jakob is drawn into the maelstrom of his dreams: his parents, his belligerent brother Gustav, and above all, Henriette, the daughter of a gem cutter fallen on hard times. His brother’s imminent return from military service, however, is destined to shatter Jakob’s world and his love for Henriette.

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Invisible Life, The (PG)

Drama | World

Dir. Vitor Goncalves, UK/Portugal, 2013, 103 mins, subtitles

Cast: Filipe Duarte, João Perry, Maria João Pinho

The film follows the interior life of Hugo, a middle-aged public servant who lives by night at his workplace, the palace of Terreiro do Paço in Lisbon from where centuries before the Portuguese Empire was governed, nowadays ministries of the Portuguese government. Obsessed with the 8mm footage he discovered at the belongings of António, his recently deceased superior, Hugo recalls the day António told him he was dying. These memories unexpectedly bring back others, including remembrances of the last time Hugo saw Adriana, the last woman he loved, who is nowadays living in another country.

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Kanchana 2

Bollywood | Comedy | Horror | Romance | World

Dir. Lawrence Raghavendra, India, 2015

Cast: Raghava Lawrence, Taapsee Pannu, Kovai Sarala

The third movie in the hit Tamil Muni comedy-horror series promises more laughs and scares. Since starting in 2007, comedy-horror franchise Muni has proved a hit with Tamil audiences. Noted Indian choreographer Raghava Lawrence brought the first two shiver-inducing yet humorous films to the screen, both of which centred around the chilling notion of ghostly possession, and he now returns to direct the third, Kanchana 2. The director also reprises his lead role as Raghaava, and is this time joined by a cast including Taapsee Pannu, an Indian actress who won acclaim for her role in Arrambam, and veteran performer Kovai Sarala. (source: Cineworld)

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Last Five Years, The (12)

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Dir. Richard LaGravanese, US, 2014, 94 mins

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Knepp, Nic Novicki, Alan Simpson, Meg Hudson

A musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of Cathy’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair, while Jamie’s songs start at the beginning of their relationship and move forward to the end of their marriage. Its beautiful pop music score portrays an honest, heart-breaking, often funny, exploration of love and its consequences on individual identity.

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Last Knights (15)

Action | Adventure

Dir. Kazuaki Kiriya, Czech Republic/South Korea, 2015, 115 mins

Cast: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie, Daniel Adeboyega

Gladiator meets Game of Thrones.  In an age of honour and justice by the sword, Raiden (Owen) is a fallen warrior who must rise up against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge Bartok (Freeman), his dishonoured master. This epic sword-clashing adventure of loyalty, honour, and vengeance is a stunning cinematic experience not to be missed.

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Mr. X (3D)

Bollywood | Sci-Fi | Thriller | World

Dir. Vikram Bhatt, India, 2015, in Hindi

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur, Arunoday Singh

After gaining the power of invisibility; a man becomes a vigilante, in order to take revenge on those who have wronged him. Directed by Bollywood’s top horror filmmaker.

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Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends (15)

Action | Adventure | Drama | World

Dir. Keishi Ohtomo, Japan, 2014, 134 mins, subtitles

Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeru Satô, Emi Takei, Min Tanaka,Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya

Following on from the Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno cliff-hanger, in this final chapter, Shishio (Tatsya Fujiwara) has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru (Emi Takei) with him.

After jumping overboard into the sea, Kenshin (Takeru Sato) is saved by his former mentor, Hiko Seijuro (Masaharu Fukuyama) and in order to stop Shishio in time, Kenshin enlists the help of his old master to train for the ultimate battle between hero and villain in an epic blood-drenched showdown!

Does Kenshin have what it takes to defeat Shishio, or is Shishio’s sheer insanity just too much to handle?

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Salvation, The (15)

Drama | Western

Dir. Kristian Levring, Denmark/UK/Rest Of The World, 2014, 92 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrant, Eric Cantona, Douglas Henshall, Jonathan Pryce

The 1870s. Among new settlers and outlaws, Danish immigrant Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) has been waiting for years to bring his wife and son to the United States. When he finally succeeds, moments after their arrival they fall victim to a horrific crime. Out of grief and despair Jon kills the perpetrator. His actions unleash powerful forces. His victim’s brother is the ruthless Colonel Delarue who terrorises the town of Black Creek and will stop at nothing to avenge his brother. Betrayed and ostracised by the community, Jon must transform himself from peaceful settler to fearless warrior to save the town and find peace.

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Stones For The Rampart: The Battle For Warsaw (15)

Drama | War | World

Dir. Robert Glinski, Poland, 2014, 111 mins, subtitles

Cast: Tomasz Zietek, Marcel Sabat, Kamil Szeptycki,Magdalena Kolesnik, Sandra Staniszewska, Wojciech Zielinski

The iconic and moving story of three Warsaw friends, whose ambitious plans for the future are interrupted by the dramatic and life-changing advent of the Second World War.

The boys are confronted with an impossible choice: they can keep the peace, stay safe and except the Nazi invasion of their precious homeland, or they can risk everything by heroically engaging in the struggle for the honour and liberty of their nation. What followed is a story that has remained legendary for more than 70 years…

Based on the cult novel by Aleksander Kaminski.

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Tin (12A)

Drama

Dir. Bill Scott, UK, 2014, 94 mins

Cast: Jenny Agutter, Dudley Sutton, Dean Nolan, Benjamin Luxon, Jason Squibb, Ben Dyson

West Cornwall, 1895. A once-glorious tin mine, on which the whole town has depended for generations, is on its last legs.

A weather-beaten opera company arrives to give a performance of Beethoven’s “Fidelio” in the town hall and finds itself tangled up in a scam to offload worthless shares in the mine. When the mine unexpectedly yields up new treasures, melodrama starts to spill over into everyday life, reputations crumble and any notion of fair play is abandoned.

The fate of the whole community rests on the courage of one feisty young maid.

Made in Cornwall and based on a true story.

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Town That Dreaded Sundown, The (15)

Horror | Thriller

Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, US, 2014, 86 mins

Cast: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson,Travis Tope, Joshua Leonard, Andy Abele

65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.

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Divide, The (TBC)

Documentary

Dir. Katharine Round, UK/US, 2015, 78 mins

The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in modern day US and UK – where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, we uncover how every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor. This isn’t based on real life. This is real life. Wall Street psychologist Alden wants to make it to the top 1%; KFC worker Leah from Richmond, Virginia just wants to make it through the day; Jen in Sacramento, California doesn’t even talk to the neighbours in her upscale gated community – they’ve made it clear to her she isn’t “their kind”. By weaving these stories with news archive from 1979 to the present day, The Divide creates a lyrical, psychological and tragi-comic picture of how economic division creates social division. It serves as both a call to arms, and a powerful warning. The film is inspired by the critically-acclaimed, best-selling book “The Spirit Level” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.

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Harlock Space Pirate (12)

Adventure | Animation | Anime | Sci-Fi

Dir. Shinji Aramaki, Japan, 2013, 115 mins

Cast (voices): David Matranga, Jessica Boone, Adam Gibbs

Sci-fi legend Captain Harlock is back! A stunning reboot of the classic franchise, Harlock Space Pirate boasts state-of-the-art CG animation, edge-of-your-seat interstellar action and epic drama on a galactic scale. With the might of the Gaia Coalition ranged against him, the dashing Captain Harlock defiantly sails to war in his battlecruiser Arcadia – and this time the fate of humanity is at stake!

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron, The (12)

Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Dir. Joss Whedon, US, 2015, 142 mins

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for a global adventure.

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A Little Chaos (12)

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Dir. Alan Rickman, UK, 2014, 117 mins

Cast: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Ehle, Matthias Schoenaerts, Helen McCrory, Danny Webb

The year is 1682. Sabine De Barra (Winslet), a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, fulfils her chosen vocation in the gardens and countryside of France. One day, an unexpected invitation comes: Sabine is in the running for an assignment at the court of King Louis XIV (Rickman). Upon meeting with her, the King’s renowned landscape artist André LeNotre (Schoenaerts) is initially disturbed by Sabine’s distinctive eye and forward-thinking nature, but eventually chooses Sabine to build one of the main gardens at The Sun King’s new Palace of Versailles. Under pressure of time and as she charts her own course, Le Notre comes to recognize the value of “a little chaos” in Sabine’s process.

While pushing herself and her workers to complete theRockwork Grove as an outdoor ballroom, Sabine negotiates the perilous rivalries and intricate etiquette of the court. As she challenges gender and class barriers. Sabine forges a surprising connection with the King himself, and wins a vote of confidence from the King’s brother, Philippe (Tucci). As she gradually comes to terms with a tragedy in her past, Sabine’s professional and personal interactions with André bring out honesty,compassion, and creativity in both of them.

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A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (12)

Comedy | Drama | World

Dir. Roy Andersson, Sweden/Rest Of The World, 2014, 101 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg,Lotti Törnros, Jonas Gerholm, Ola Stensson

Like modern times’ Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destinies. A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE consists of everyday and out of the ordinary stories portraying our existence in its grandeur and pettiness, beauty and tragedy, exaggeration and sadness… – with a panoramic view, as if told by a bird reflecting on human condition. The pigeon is astonished by humans, their activities, follies, prides and all this agitation, the meaning of which it seeks to understand. THE LIVING TRILOGY, of which A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE is the third film, creates a tension between the banal and the essential, the comic and the tragic – to show the dialectic and dynamic nature of existence, while shaping the thought that mankind is potentially heading towards apocalypse, but also that the outcome is in our hands.

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Au Revoir L'ete (12A)

Drama | World

Dir. Koji Fukada, US/Japan, 2013, 125 mins, subtitles

Cast: Fumi Nikaido, Mayu Tsuruta, Taiga, Kanji Furutachi, Kiki Sugino

Before 18 year old Sakuko starts university, she visits her aunt Mikie in a seemingly sleepy coastal Japanese town. Mikie meets up with old flame Ukichi who now manages the local love motel, whilst Sakuko gets to know a young Fukushima refugee who works there. A web of relationships evolve throughout the summer with a tone flitting between poetic teenage whimsy and raw human anxiety. New wave Japanese cinema meets French romantic drama, full of subtle complexities reminiscent in style of Eric Rohmer.

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Emperor's New Clothes, The

Documentary

Dir. Michael Winterbottom, US/UK, 2015, 107 mins

Cast (as themselves): Russell Brand

World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face.  

Using a mixture of documentary, interviews, archive footage and comedy, Russell Brand takes us from his hometown Grays in Essex, to the heart of London ‘City’ and on to the Big Apple. This daring film will shake up the world by revealing the bewildering truth about how the people at the bottom are paying for the luxuries of those at the top.

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Exit

Drama | Romance | World

Dir. Hsiang Chienn, Taiwan, 2014, 94 mins, subtitles

Cast: Shiang-Chyi Chen, Ming-Hsiang Tung

‘Exit’ unfolds around a diagnosis of early-onset menopause. Ling (Chen), 45, a garment worker, finds herself struggling with middle age when dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter, a hospitalised mother-in-law, and an absent husband.

Desperate to escape her mundane life, she becomes aware of an injured man with bandaged eyes in the hospital bed opposite her mother-in-law. Her increasingly intimate interactions with this stranger promise to rekindle Ling’s dormant desire, leading to a series of out-of-character episodes.

Flashed with moments of black humour, Exit is a genuine portrait of a woman trapped between two generations, balancing her desire against conforming to social expectations.

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Falling, The (15)

Drama | Mystery

Dir. Carol Morley, UK, 2014, 102 mins

Cast: Maisie Williams, Florence Pugh, Maxine Peake, Greta Scacchi

Carol Morley writes and directs this masterful and eagerly anticipated follow up to her acclaimed DREAMS OF A LIFE. A mesmerising psychological drama, THE FALLING explores a mysterious fainting and twitching outbreak in 1969 at an all-girls school. At the centre of the epidemic are the intense and clever Lydia (MAISIE WILLIAMS), and the admired but rebellious Abbie (FLORENCE PUGH).

Within the volatile, eerie atmosphere of the school and her troubled home life, Lydia is driven to discover the truth behind the mystery whilst holding onto her fragile friendship with Abbie. As the fainting escalates Lydia confronts the authority figures around her: her self-absorbed mother (MAXINE PEAKE), the indomitable deputy head Miss Mantel (GRETA SCACCHI), and the enigmatic headmistress Miss Alvaro (MONICA DOLAN). Eventually, Lydia’s actions force old secrets into the light as she finds truths that she never expected.

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Good Lie, The (12)

Drama

Dir. Philippe Falardeau, Kenya/India/US, 2014, 110 mins

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Sarah Baker

They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.”

Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety.  Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America.

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Priest's Children, The (15)

Comedy | Drama | World

Dir. Vinko Bresan, Croatia/Rest Of The World, 2013, 96 mins, subtitles

Cast: Kresimir Mikil, Niksa Rutijer

Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and the pharmacist Marin. After they abolish all forms of birth control on the entire island, the consequences become more and more complicated.

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Rigor Mortis (18)

Action | Drama | Horror | World

Dir. Juno Mak, Hong Kong, 2013, 103 mins, subtitles

Cast: Siu-Ho Chin, Anthony Chan, Hee Ching Paw

Starring action movie veteran Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star who is also separated from his wife and alienated from his son. Down on his luck and with barely a dollar to his name, he checks into room 2442 in the housing estate which is allegedly a haunted flat. His aim is to end his misery by doing himself in, but instead Siu-ho is interrupted by some of the other “occupants” of the building including a Taoist master-exorcist (Anthony Chan), a traumatized housewife with a tragic past (Kara Hui), as well as a seemingly benign elderly woman (Paw Hee-ching) who has an empty coffin conspicuously hanging in the middle of her apartment.

Soon it becomes apparent to Siu-ho that the people around him, and the situation is far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires having a lot of unsettled business begin to rise from the dead…

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Stonehearst Asylum (15)

Thriller

Dir. Brad Anderson, US, 2014, 112 mins

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Flemyng

A gothic psychological thriller based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe.

When Edward (Sturgess), a young doctor fresh out of college, arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprentice position, he is warmly welcomed by the superintendent, Dr. Lamb (Kingsley) and his “staff”, including Finn (Thewlis) and a mesmerising woman by the name of Eliza Graves (Beckinsale).

Edward is intrigued by Lamb’s modern methods until a series of unusual events lead him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb’s utopia and proving that no-one is who or what they appear to be.

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Tea & Sangria (15)

Comedy | Romance

Dir. Peter Domankiewicz, UK/Spain, 2014, 110 mins

Cast: Peter Domankiewicz, Angela Boix, Daniel Albaladejo

Following an intense holiday romance David, a love-struck Englishman, arrives in Madrid having abandoned everything back home, to live with his Spanish girlfriend Marisa. But, instead of ‘Happily Ever After’, their relationship soon turns sour and David finds himself stranded in a foreign city where he barely speaks the language, has no job and no where to live. Instead of quietly escaping back home, nursing his broken heart, he decides to immerse himself in Latin life and is forced to come to terms with what life in Spain is really like when the holiday is over. With the help of some lively and outrageous locals David begins to get to grips with the clashes between Mars and Venus and English and Spanish cultures. Life in Madrid takes its fair share of outrageous and bizarre turns as he begins to discover that, in order to love a Spanish woman, you first have to learn to love Spain… And that can get very complicated.

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Dorkels, The

Drama

Dir. Jean-Charles Hue, France, 2014, 94 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Frédéric Dorkel, Jason François, Michael Dauber

18 year old Jason Dorkel belongs to a community of gypsies. He is about to celebrate his baptism when his half-brother Fred returns after fifteen years in prison. Together, with their last brother, the violent, hot-headed Michael and their Christian activist cousin, the four young people set off on a binge among the “gadjos” in search of a cargo of copper.

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