Cinema Paradiso

9th January 2014

Cinema Paradiso

Our first film of 2014 is the multi award winning and perennially popular Cinema Paradiso. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and set in Sicily it is a reminiscence of childhood, friendship, love, and loss and above all is an homage to cinema itself. It won our recent poll of audience preferences by the height of Mount Etna.

To whet your appetite for the film why not enjoy a glass of wine and some tasty Sicilian antipasti from our bar? And take the opportunity to replenish your store cupboard with a range of delicious products, imported from Sicily by Andrea La Delfa whose Top of Sicily stall will be open before the show.

And if you still have time before the film, test your knowledge of Sicily in our quiz paper – small Sicilian prize for the winner.

Do join us for this celebration of the New Year, of Sicily and of film.

Frances Ha

13th February 2014

Frances Ha

Directed by Noah Baumbach, Frances Ha follows a New York woman (who doesn’t really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she’s not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles.

Wadjda

13th March 2014

Wadjda

This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of an enterprising Saudi girl who signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Le Week-End

Thursday 10th April

Le Week-EndDirected by Roger Mitchell, starring Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent. A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.

Jack Goes Boating

Thursday 8th May

Jack Goes BoatingDirected by Philip Seymour Hoffman. A limo driver’s blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.

Nebraska

Thursday 12th June

NebraskaDirected by Alexander Payne. An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Gloria

Thursday 3rd July

GloriaDirected by Sebastián Lelio. A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.

Grand Budapest Hotel

Thursday 21st August

Grand Budapest HotelGrand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune – all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

The Selfish Giant (15)

Thursday 11th September

The Selfish GiantBased on an Oscar Wilde story, a contemporary tale in which two working-class boys involvement with a local scrap dealer leads to tragic consequences.

The Lunchbox (PG)

Thursday 16th October

The LunchboxA whimsical love story set amongst Mumbai’s famous lunchbox delivery system. A misdelivery connects a neglected young housewife with a lonely older man and we watch their relationship blossom as they share their thoughts and emotions through notes exchanged in the lunchbox.

The Great Beauty (NR)

Thursday 13th November

The Great BeautyThis year’s Best Foreign Film Oscar winner, directed by Paolo Sorrentino. A 65 year old once-successful author who has lived the high life for decades begins to reflect on the emptiness of his life.

The Invisible Woman (12A)

Thursday 4th December

The Invisible WomanAt the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones and Kristen Scott Thomas.

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