After the death of her parents, a 6 year old girl is sent to the country to live with her uncle and 3 year old cousin. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life. Multi-award winning including at London & Berlin Film Festivals 2017
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Yôjirô Takita's 2009 Best Foreign Language Oscar winner, a subtle and moving tale about a Japanese cellist forced to change direction when his orchestra closes down leaving him and his young wife in financial difficulties. His surprising choice of new career takes him on a profound and sometimes comical journey uncovers, through a close association with death, the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.
A special presentation for refugee week, in association with Reading Refugee Support Group. Includes introductory speaker and discussion.
Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.
An adaptation of the memoir "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" relays the true story of the best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel. When she is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
An exhilarating, funny and gorgeous biopic of the rise of Collette, a country girl turned writer forced to pen novels in her husband's name. As the novels become more successful and her husband's free spending libertine ways create problems, she demands the recognition she deserves.
Based on novel by Ernest Perochon. The women are left at home to work the family farm in rural France while the men fight in the Great War. Struggling to cope and unable to hire any men, the family take on a willing orphan girl, Francine. When one of the men returns home on leave he falls in love with her.
Dementia friendly screening with free tea/coffee and cake after the show.
13:30pm start; all tickets £5
Katja’s life falls apart in the blink of an eye when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and 6-year-old son in a bomb attack. Her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge as the two suspects stand trial for murder.
A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of 1950s Cold War in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.
The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.
Faced with his father’s untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey.
Based on Ian McEwan’s novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure.
Celebrating the centenary of the end of the First World War, we present this recent adaptation of the celebrated 1928 RC Sherif play.
A young African-American visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
Afternoon dementia friendly screening with free tea/coffee and cake
All tickets £5
A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.
In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.
Three female flatmates in Tel Aviv fight the constraints of their Muslim faith and families in an inspiring directorial debut
A wildly original action-comedy in which two teenage boys living with disability are enlisted by an ex-fireman as wheelchair hitmen.
Nicolai Leskov’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk relocated to 19th Century northern England. A young woman, sold into a loveless marriage with an older man, has an affair with an estate worker and unrepentantly achieves her ambitions.
Written and directed by Armando Iannuci (The Thick of It, Veep, In the Loop), The Death of Stalin follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.
A British mechanic (Cliff Richard) and his buddies pick up passengers and head for Athens in a double-decker bus.
Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool.
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.
Deep in rural Turkey, five teenage sisters start to test out their sexuality, like foals taking their tentative first steps on unsteady legs and the conservative community around them responds with panic.
Abdul Karim arrives for the Queen’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favour with the queen. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely & devoted alliance that her household & inner circle try to destroy.