Autumn/Winter Programme 2016 – Season 69 Part 1
A Bigger Splash
Screening Date: 5th September 2016
Reaction Index Score: 62%
Film Details: Italy, France 2015 | Director: Luca Guadagnino | Certificate: 15
In A BIGGER SPLASH, rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue.
Screening Date: 19th September 2016
Reaction Index Score: 58%
Film Details: USA 2015 | Director: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman | Certificate: 15
Michael Stone, an author that specialises in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest make him a man with a repetitive life. But when he goes on a business trip, he meets a stranger who helps him experience something extraordinary.
Son of Saul
Screening Date: 3rd October 2016
Reaction Index Score: 82%
Film Details: Hungary 2015 | Director: László Nemes | Certificate: 15
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Screening Date: 17th October 2016
Reaction Index Score: 75%
Film Details: Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Poland 2015 | Director: Grímur Hákonarson | Certificate: 15
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them—their sheep—and each tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits.
Screening Date: 31st October 2016
Reaction Index Score: 44%
Film Details: Chile 2015 | Director: Pablo Larraín | Certificate: 18
A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.
Screening Date: 14th November 2016
Reaction Index Score: 84%
Film Details: Denmark 2015 | Director: Tobias Lindholm | Certificate: 15
Company commander Claus M. Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark Claus’ wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him – and his family back home.
Screening Date: 28th November 2016
Reaction Index Score: 60%
Film Details: Iran 2015 | Director: Jafar Panahi | Certificate: 12
Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government. He poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.
Screening Date: 12th December 2016
Reaction Index Score: 89%
Film Details: France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar 2015 | Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Certificate: 15
When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.