Autumn/Winter Programme 2019 – Season 72 Part 1
Screening Date: 9th September 2019
Reaction Index Score: 88%
Film Details: USA 2018 | Director: Felix Van Groeningen | Certificate: 15
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heart-breaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
An Impossible Love
Screening Date: 23rd September 2019
Reaction Index Score: 86%
Film Details: France 2019 | Director: Catherine Corsini | Certificate: 15
In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in the birth of a daughter, Chantal. Philippe refuses to marry outside of his social class and Rachel has to raise their daughter alone. Regardless, Chantal is a great source of happiness for Rachel. She wishes for Philippe to legally acknowledge his daughter, which would give her his last name. A battle of more than ten years ensues, which will eventually break up all of their lives.
Birds of Passage
Screening Date: 7th October 2019
Reaction Index Score: 74%
Film Details: Columbia 2019 | Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Certificate: 15
During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
Never Look Away
Screening Date: 21st October 2019
Reaction Index Score: 96%
Film Details: Germany/Italy 2019 | Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Certificate:15
German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.
Screening Date: 4th November 2019
Reaction Index Score: 92%
Film Details: Lebanon 2019 | Director: Nadine Labaki | Certificate: 15
While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.
Screening Date: 18th November 2019
Reaction Index Score: 61%
Film Details: UK 2019 | Director: Peter Strickland | Certificate: 15
a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences..
Pain and Glory
Screening Date: – to be rescheduled
Reaction Index Score: –%
Film Details: Spain 2019 | Director: Pedro Almodovar | Certificate: 15
A film director reflects on the choices he’s made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Screening Date: 16th December 2019
Reaction Index Score: –%
Film Details: South Korea 2019 | Director: Chang-Dong Lee | Certificate: 15
Taken from a short story by Haruki Murakami, Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighbourhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.