9th January 2014
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.
13th February 2014
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.
13th March 2014
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.
Thursday 10th April
Jack Goes Boating
Thursday 8th May
Thursday 12th June
Thursday 3rd July
Directed 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 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 Lunchbox (PG)
Thursday 16th October
A 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.