In Cinemas – September 2017

Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Cedric Klapisch, France, 2017, 114 mins, subtitles

Cast: Francois Civil, Yamee Couture, Ana Giradot

Jean left his hometown ten years ago. When his father falls ill, he comes back and reunites with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie. As seasons go by around their vineyard, they’ll have to trust each other again.

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Eat Locals (15)

Action | Comedy | Horror

Dir. Jason Flemyng, UK, 2017, 94 mins

Cast: Charlie Cox, Annette Crosbie, Dexter Flecther, Freema Agyeman, Eve Myles, Tony Curran, Mackenzie Crook

In a quiet country farmhouse, Britain’s vampires gather for their once-every-fifty-years meeting.

Others will be joining them too: unwitting Essex boy Sebastian Crockett, whose promise of a night of passion with ravishing cougar Vanessa quickly turns into a fight for survival after she decides to introduce him to some of her friends…the coven of hungry vampires.

As if Sebastian’s night couldn’t get any worse, a heavily armed band of mercenary vampire hunters led by the steadfast Captain Bingham, crashes the party – and much like the vampires, they’re out for blood.

It’s going to be a night to remember.

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Farthest, The (PG)

Documentary | History

Dir. Emer Reynolds, Ireland, 2017, 121 mins

Cast (as themselves): Frank DrakeCarolyn PorcoJohn Casani

It’s one of humankind’s greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so. Launched in August 1977, Voyager has defied all the odds, survived countless near misses and almost 40 years later continues to beam revolutionary information across unimaginable distances with less computing power than a modern hearing aid. It’s estimated that Voyager’s nuclear generator will last another decade before the lights finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. It could very well outlive humanity and our creations and be the only evidence that we ever existed.

An entirely Irish production, The Farthest includes interviews with 30 of the original scientists and engineers who built and flew the ground breaking mission, never-seen-before archive footage from inside NASA along with spectacular CGI, designed and created by Irish talent. The film not only celebrates these magnificent machines, the people who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could have ever hoped but it also explores what it is to be human and the mysteries that define our existence.

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God's Own Country (15)

Drama | Romance

Dir. Francis Lee, UK, 2017, 104 mins

Cast: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart

Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) works long hours on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship starts to form which could change Johnny’s life forever.

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Limehouse Golem, The (15)

Horror | Thriller

Dir. Juan Carlos Medina, UK, 2016, 109 mins

Cast: Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Bill Nighy, Eddie Marsan, Daniel Mays

Set on the unforgiving, squalid streets of Victorian London in 1880, our tale begins in the baroque, grandiose music hall where the capital’s most renowned performer Dan Leno (Douglas Booth) takes to the stage. The whimsical thespian performs a monologue, informing his dedicated audience of the ghastly fate of a young woman who had once adorned this very stage, his dear friend Elizabeth Cree (Olivia Cooke); for the beguiling songstress is facing up to her forthcoming death by hanging, having been accused of murdering her husband John Cree (Sam Reid). Lizzie’s death seems inevitable, until Detective Inspector John Kildare (Bill Nighy) is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem – a nefarious, calculating serial killer, murdering innocent, unconnected victims, leaving behind barely identifiable corpses – and his distinctive signature in blood. All is not what it seems and everyone is a suspect and everyone has a secret.

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Moon Dogs (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Philip John, UK, 2016, 93 mins

Cast: Jack Parry Jones, Christy O’Donnell, Tara Lee, Philip John

An anarchic, funny, sexy coming-of-age movie, following two teenage step brothers on a road trip across Scotland & the enigmatic girl who comes between them.

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Patti Cake$ (15)

Drama

Dir. Geremy Jasper, US, 2017, 108 mins

Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Cathy Moriarty, McCaul Lombardi

Newcomer Danielle Macdonald stars as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P a.k.a. Patti Cake$ in the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, PATTI CAKE$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humour, raw energy and unforgettable beats.

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Stratton (15)

Action | Thriller

Dir. Simon West, UK, 2017, 94 mins

Cast: Gemma Chan, Connie Nielson, Tyler Hoechlin, Dominic Cooper

A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.

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Una (15)

Drama

Dir. Benedict Andrews, UK/US/Canada, 2016, 94 mins

Cast: Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed

Based on David Harrower’s celebrated, Olivier Award-winning play Blackbird, Benedict Andrews’ UNA follows a young woman’s journey to reclaim her past.

Fifteen years earlier, Una (Mara) ran away with an older man, Ray (Mendelsohn), a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down to his workplace, and her abrupt arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new life, while derailing her precarious stability.

Unspoken secrets and buried memories surface as Una and Ray sift through the wreckage of the past, confronting unanswered questions and unresolved longings; ultimately shaking them both to the core. UNA gazes into the heart of devastation and asks if redemption is possible.

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London Symphony

Documentary | Music

Dir. Alex Barrett, UK, 2017, 72 mins

Cast (as themselves): Pamela Hutchinson, Adam Hickey, Siobhan Callus

A brand new silent film – a city symphony – which offers a poetic journey through the city of London. It is an artistic snapshot of the city as it stands today, and a celebration of its culture and diversity.

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Belle de Jour (R/I) (18)

Drama

Dir. Luis Bunuel, France/Italy, 1967, 100 mins, subtitles

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli

Beautiful young housewife Severine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Severine pays a visit and eventually begins to work there during the day under the name Belle de Jour. But when one of her clients grows possessive, she must try to go back to her normal life.

50th anniversary 4K restoration released in selected UK/Ireland cinemas.

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Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast

Documentary | Biography

Dir. Daniel Draper, UK, 2017, 102 mins

Cast (as themselves): Dennis Skinner

A feature-length documentary about socialist, trade unionist and Labour politician Dennis Skinner. 

Raised alongside nine siblings within a mining village, Dennis has fought for the rights of the working class for over 50-years. Uncompromising in his views and with a set of incorruptible principles, Dennis is respected and feared on both sides of the House of Commons. Nature of the Beast looks at what lies behind his passion and drive, and tracks his rise from a local councillor to today, where he is one of Britain’s most recognisable politicians – known as ‘The Beast of Bolsover’.

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Drummer and the Keeper, The

Drama

Dir. Nick Kelly, Ireland, 2017

Cast: Dermot Murphy, Charlie Kelly, Peter Coonan, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Annie Ryan, Niamh Algar, Jacob Mc Carthy

The story of the unlikely friendship formed between two young men; Gabriel, a reckless young drummer with bipolar disorder, who revels in rejecting society’s rules and Christopher, a 17 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, who yearns to fit in. This heartwarming story shows the strength of the human bond in the face of adversity.

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Goon: Last of the Enforcers (15)

Comedy | Sport

Dir. Jay Baruchel, Canada, 2017, 101 mins

Cast: Elisha Cuthbert, T.J.Miller, Wyatt Russell, Sean William Scott, Jay Baruchel

A hockey player plagued by injuries is confronted with the possibility of retirement when a tough new player challenges his status as the league’s top enforcer.

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Insyriated (15)

Drama

Dir. Philippe Van Leeuw, Belgium/France, 2017, 85 mins, subtitles

Cast: Hiam Abbass, Diamond Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas, Moustapha Al Kar, Alissar Kaghadou

The reality of life as a civilian in modern-day Damascus is explored in gripping and visceral detail in Philippe Van Leeuw’s ‘Insyriated’, winner of the Panorama Audience Award at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

Trapped inside her own home as the city around her is reduced to rubble, mother of three Oum Yazan (Hiam Abbass) takes comfort in the familiarity of household routines. The streets below are a war zone, with a barricaded doorway providing the only protection from the threat of deadly bombs and sniper fire. One day, an ominous knock on the door signals that their time in hiding is almost up. And when the world outside finally bursts in, Oum Yazan is forced to make a terrible sacrifice in order to protect those she loves.

Executed with gut-punch realism and formal flair, this chilling chamber piece digs deep into the headlines to expose the raw human experiences beneath. Tense and immersive, it is a powerful and timely portrait of the everyday fight for survival in war-torn Syria.

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IT (15)

Drama | Horror

Dir. Andres Muscchietti, US, 2017, 135 mins

Cast: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard

Based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

IT stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise.

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Lure, The

Documentary

Dir. Tomas Leach, US/UK, 2016, 77 mins

Cast (as themselves): Amanda FryPaulina Longenbaugh

Sometime around 2010, Forrest Fenn buried $3 million worth of treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Fenn published the secret to its location via a cryptic poem, which lured thousands out on a wild hunt to uncover the buried riches.

THE LURE meets an ensemble of these hunters as they match wits against Fenn, each driven by his or her own search for something more than just riches. This quixotic quest develops into an act of redemption for some, akin to a religious fervor. But is the treasure real, or a hoax perpetrated by a master manipulator?

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Primaire (12A)

Drama

Dir. Helene Angel, France, 2016, 105 mins, subtitles

Cast: Sara Forestier, Vincent Elbaz, Albert Cousi

Devoted primary school-teacher Florence (Sara Forestier) is a single mother who pours her heart and soul into her students each and every day. When she encounters the disruptive student Sacha and finds he has been abandoned by his mother, Florence devotes herself to helping him. But Sacha’s plight combined with her impending work assessment put unthinkable strain on Florence, pushing her to a breaking point where she will put everything on the line, including her vocation and even her relationship with her own son.

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Vault, The (15)

Horror | Thriller

Dir. Dan Bush, US, 2017, 91 mins

Cast: James Franco, Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood

Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. But this is no ordinary bank.

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Wind River (15)

Action | Crime | Mystery

Dir. Taylor Sheridan, UK/Canada/US, 2017, 107 mins

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Julia Jones

A US Fish & Wildlife agent, Cory Lambert (Renner), is forced to confront his past when he joins a rookie FBI agent, Jane Banner (Olsen), in a quest to solve a murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

Together, they venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. While Jane is compelled to rely more on her instincts than her education, Cory is forced to confront emotions buried years ago as the possibility of solving not only this murder, but also the disappearance of his daughter, unfolds before him.

WIND RIVER is a stark look at life on the edge of the largest wilderness in the lower 48, where the rule of law is eclipsed by the laws of nature. Trailer     Official Site

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Work, The (15)

Documentary

Dirs. Jairus McLeary & Gethin Aldous, US, 2017, 89 mins

Cast (as themselves): N/A

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group-therapy retreat with a group of incarcerated men for a real look at the challenges of rehabilitation.

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American Assassin (18)

Action | Thriller

Dir. Michael Cuesta, US, 2017, 111 mins

Cast: Michael Keaton, Dylan O’Brien, Taylor Kitsch

AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair are then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East. 

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A Journey Through French Cinema (12A)

Documentary

Dir. Bertrand Tavernier, France, 2016, 201 mins, subtitles

Cast (as themselves): Bertrand Tavernier, Thierry Fremaux, Jacques Becker

Legendary director Bertrand Tavernier’s personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures.

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Case for Christ,The (15)

Drama

Dir. Jon Gunn, US, 2017, 112 mins

Cast: L. Scott Caldwell, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway

Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist — and avowed atheist — who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife… with unexpected, life-altering results.

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Centre of My World (Die Mitte der Welt) (15)

Drama

Dir. Jakob M. Erwa, Germany/Austria, 2016, 115 mins, subtitles

Cast: Bendix HansenSarah FuhrerLouis Hofmann

After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Director's Cut (4K Restoration) (PG)

Drama | Sci-Fi

Dir. Steven Spielberg, US, 1977, 137 mins

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

On its 40th anniversary, audiences will be able to enjoy Steven Spielberg’s science fiction adventure in a new 4K digital print for the first time. Made in 1977, following the success of ‘Jaws’, this is a compelling story about a group of people who try and contact alien intelligence.

Electrical lineman Roy Neary encounters a UFO on a deserted road whilst investigating a major power cut. He becomes increasingly obsessed with UFOs and subliminal messaging following his experience, distancing himself from his wife and children but drawing him closer towards parallel investigations being conducted by scientists, the military and other survivors of encounters who are attempting to communicate with the mysterious otherworldly presence.

Audiences will also be treated to a short about the making of the film which includes an all new interview with Steven Spielberg.

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Graduation, The

Documentary

Dir. Claire Simon, France, 2016, 121 mins, subtitles

Cast (as themselves): Alain Bergala, Xanaë Bove, Emmanuel Chaumet

With LE CONCOURS the director will delve into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can be summed up as follows: “everyone’s equal, but only the best get in…”

Through the admission process, the hard work all year and the graduation exams, LE CONCOURS will establish a portrait of our relationship to excellence in the Art world and of one of the most prestigious art school in France. A place of culture where generations intermingle.

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Jungle Bunch, The (U)

Animation

Dir. David Alaux, France, 2017, 97 mins

Cast (voices): Paul BornePhilippe BozoPascal Casanova

THE JUNGLE BUNCH follows a gang of misfit animals on a mission to protect their jungle home. In their first big screen adventure, the Jungle Bunch’s tiger striped Kung Fu penguin leader Maurice and his comrades – a goldfish, tarsier and gorilla – fight to protect the jungle from a gang of silly baboons lead by Igor the evil Koala.

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Kills on Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) (15)

Action | Comedy | Drama

Dir. Attila till, Hungary, 2016, 103 mins, subtitles

Cast: Szabolcs ThuróczyZoltán FenyvesiÁdám Fekete

Zoli and Barba are inseparable friends and outcasts. Both physically disabled, they live in a rehabilitation facility where life seems rather aimless. Zoli needs life-saving surgery but doesn’t want his absent father to pay out of guilt and pity. Enter Rupasov, a mysterious wheelchair-using man newly released from prison. He quickly adopts the two friends and offers them a chance to make some extra money by helping him in his work. That work, however, is murder. Rupasov is a hitman. 

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Mother!

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Dir. Darren Aronofsky, US, 2017

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. 

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My Pure Land (15)

Drama

Dir. Sarmad Masud, UK, 2017, 92 mins, subtitles

Cast: Suhaee Abro, Eman Malik, Syed Tanveer-Hussain

In rural Pakistan, a mother and her two daughters are forced to defend their family home from their uncle and his men. As the women fight to keep the men at bay, the film alternates through different timelines and we watch the events that have led to the siege unfold. 

When the women’s resistance leaves two of his men dead, their enraged uncle calls in a local ragtag militia – two hundred armed bandits. With only a handful of bullets left, eldest daughter Nazo refuses to give in.

The film is based on an extraordinary true story.

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Seven Days (Sette Giorni)

Drama

Dir. Rolando Colla, Italy/Switzerland, 2016, 96 mins, subtitles

Cast: Bruno TodeschiniAlessia BarelaGianfelice Imparato

Ivan and Chiara meet on a Sicilian island to prepare the wedding for Ivan’s brother and Chiara’s best friend. Despite the fact that Ivan is determined not to repeat the failure of his last relationship and Chiara does not want to jeopardise her marriage, the two fall in love with each other. They resolve to live their relationship for only a few days and then break it off when the wedding guests arrive on the island. However, they made such a plan, without taking love into account.

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Victoria and Abdul (PG)

Biography | Drama | History

Dir. Stephen Frears, UK/US, 2017, 112 mins

Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar, Paul Higgins, Robin Soans, Julian Wadham, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

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Villainess, The (18)

Action | Drama

Dir. Byung-gil Jung, South Korea, 2017, 129 mins, subtitles

Cast: Ok-bin Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Jun Sung

Exploding onto the screen in a kinetic flurry of hyper-stylised action, The Villainess is a stunning vengeance film that draws its inspiration from western classics including Nikita and Kill Bill… Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin, Thirst) is a trained assassin who takes revenge on the men who murdered her father in a breathtaking opening sequence.

After losing consciousness she awakes at the National Intelligence Service who recruit her as an agent to undertake confidential missions. Initially refusing, Sook-hee soon realises it is her only method of escape, until she is assigned a new assignment that changes everything…

Deliriously indulging in the excesses of South Korean action, recalling Park Chan-wook s Oldboy, The Villainess is a visionary new take on the neo-noir genre and an incredible thrill ride not to be missed.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Action | Adventure | Comedy

Dir. Matthew Vaughn, UK/US, 2017

Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Sir Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges

When the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

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Almost Heaven (12A)

Documentary

Dir. Carol Salter, UK, 2017, 75 mins, some subtitles

Cast: N/A

Far from home, 17-year-old Ying Ling practices for her examination to become a mortician at one of China’s largest funeral homes. The everyday routine of this unusual occupation also serves up both humorous and life affirming moments.

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Borg/McEnroe

Drama | Sport

Dir. Janus Metz, Sweden/Denmark/Finland, 2017, 100 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Shia LaBouef, Stellan Skarsgard, Sverrir Gudnason, Tuva Novotny

Award-winning Danish director Janus Metz brings to the screen the story of one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.

The film stars Sverrir Gudnason as Borg and Shia LaBeouf as his tennis court rival John McEnroe. Playing Borg’s trainer, the legendary Lennart Bergelin, Stellan Skarsgård returns for a major part in a Swedish film for the first time in almost a decade.

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In Between (15)

Drama

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud, Israel/France, 2016, 103 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura

In Between follows the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women who find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions imposed on them by their country and families.

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In The Last Days Of The City

Drama

Dir. Tamer El Said, Egypt/Germany/UK/United Arab Emirates, 2016, 118 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef

Downtown Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35 year old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. With the help of his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he finds the strength to keep going through the difficulty and beauty of living IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY.

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Lawrence of Arabia (PG)

Adventure/Biography/Drama 

Dir. David Lean, UK/US, 1962, 216 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

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On Body and Soul (18)

Drama

Dir. Ildikó Enyedi, Hungary, 2017, 116 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider 

In this unconventional love story, two introverted people, both workers at a meat-processing plant, find out by chance that they share the same dream every night. At first, they are puzzled, incredulous and frightened, but as they begin to accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their shared subconscious. ON BODY AND SOUL represents a celebrated comeback to feature filmmaking for director Ildikó Enyedi whose debut film MY TWENTIETH CENTURY won the Caméra d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.

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Our Last Tango (U)

Documentary | Musical

Dir. German Kral, Argentina/Germany/Italy, 2015, 85 mins, Subtitles

Cast: María Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes, Melina Brutman 

“Our Last Tango” is a story of love between the two most famous dancers in tango’s history. And the story of their tremendous love of tango.

María Nieves Rego (81) and Juan Carlos Copes (84) met when they were 14 and 17, and they danced together for nearly fifty years. In all those years they loved and hated each other and went through several painful separations, but always got back together.

Now, Juan and María are willing to open up about their love, their hatred, and their passion. In Our Last Tango Juan and María tell their story to a group of young tango dancers and choreographers from Buenos Aires, who transform the most beautiful, moving and dramatic moments of Juan and Maria’s lives into incredible tango-choreographies.

These beautifully-shot choreographies compliment the soul-searching interviews and documentary moments of the film to make this an unforgettable journey into the heart of the tango.

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Tramontane (U)

Drama

Dir. Vatche Boulghourjian, Lebanon/France/Qatar/United Arab Emirates, 2016, 105 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Toufic Barakat

Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried his entire life, is a forgery.

Traveling across rural Lebanon in search of a record of his own birth, he meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories, open further questions and give Rabih minor clues about his true identity.

Descending into a void at the heart of his existence, Rabih encounters a nation incapable of telling his or its own narrative.

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Young Frankenstein (R/I) (PG)

Comedy | Horror

Dir. Mel Brooks, US, 1974, 106 mins

Cast: Gene WilderMadeline KahnMarty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Kenneth Mars, Terri Garr

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN brings together Brooks’s inimitable style with a cast of comedy legends led by Gene Wilder as Federick Fronkensteen. Join the young neurosurgeon (Wilder), as he inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is useless, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind. Read more

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Brimstone (18)

Thriller | Western

Dir. Martin Koolhoven, Netherlands/UK/US/Rest of the world, 2016, 148 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Carice Van Houten, Kit Harington

Told in four chapters, BRIMSTONE is a suspenseful tale of guilt and retribution that unfolds at the end of the 19th century in the unforgiving American West. 

Our heroine is Liz (Fanning), a young and beautiful woman who is being hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Pearce) – a diabolical extremist and her nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim but instead a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve.

A tale about powerful womanhood and the resistance against an unforgiving cruelty of a hell on Earth.

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Daphne (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Peter Mackie Burns, UK, 2017, 88 mins

Cast: Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White

Daphne, 31, Londoner. Busy days, hectic nights, friends, people, lovers, are all welcome distractions from the constant and creeping feeling that her life is somehow stuck. Too young too settle quietly, too old to keep on messing about without aim. One night, an unexpected event slowly but steadily forces her to confront this existential limbo head on, an start looking very closely at the person she has become.

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Flatliners

Drama | Sci-fi | Horror

Dir. Niels Arden Oplev, US, 2017, 

Cast: Nina DobrevEllen PageDiego Luna, Kiefer Sutherland

Five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)

Biography | Family | History

Dir. Simon Curtis, UK, 2017, 107 mins

Cast: Domnhall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

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Home Again (12A)

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Dir. Hallie Meyers-Shyer, US, 2017, 97 Mins

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Nat Wolff 

HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon (Wild, This Means War, Legally Blonde) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband (Michael Sheen) Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters, and struggles to get her fledgling design career off the ground whilst also navigating the family’s new life. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three young, charismatic filmmakers (Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander and Jon Rudnitsky) who she decides to take in while they try their hand in Hollywood. An unconventional family dynamic emerges, leading them all on an unexpected journey of discovery.

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Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards

Documentary | Biography | 

Dir. Michael Roberts, UK, 2017, 89 mins

Cast: River Hawkins, Rick Kissack, Manolo Blahnik

An in-depth portrait of MANOLO BLAHNIK, self-confessed ‘cobbler’ and the man regarded by most influential fashion figures as ‘the best shoe-maker of the 20th and 21st centuries. A film for anyone who has ever looked longingly at a pair of… ‘Manolos’

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Zoology (15)

Drama

Dir. Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, Russia/France/Germany, 2016, 91 mins, subtitles

Cast: Natalya Pavlenkova, Masha Tokareva, Aleksandr Gorchilin

Writer-director Ivan I. Tverdovsky’s prize-winning sophomore feature (Special Prize of the Jury at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Best Picture at Fantastic Fest) deftly mixes the deadpan humour of Aki Kaurismäki with a poignant examination of social issues including loneliness and aging.

Natasha is a middle-aged admin employee at a zoo where her female co-workers take pleasure in making fun of her. She lives with her God-fearing mother and leads a dull existence without prospects, until one day she grows a tail. Medical examinations follow where she meets Peter, a young radiologist and her dreary life is turned upside down.

Described as Kafka meets Cronenberg (Hollywood Reporter) Tverdovsky s film is a beautifully photographed portrait of Eastern Europe that recalls the recent New Romanian Cinema and features a brave and brilliant central performance from Natalya Pavlenkova.

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