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Apostasy (PG)

Dir: Daniel Kokotajlo, UK, 2017, 95 mins

Siobhan Finneran, Robert Emms, Sacha Parkinson


Writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo's draws from his own experiences as a Jehovah's Witness to create this absorbing drama about a family in the North of England torn apart after a religious transgression. A powerful and sensitive exploration of faith, grief and guilt.

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The Heiresses (12A)

Dir: Marcelo Martinessi, Paraguay, 2018, 98 mins, Spanish dialogue with subtitles

Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova


Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their possessions. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality and begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies. A liberating tale of confinement, self-discovery and escape.


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NT Live: Julie

Julie

by Polly Stenham

after Strindberg


Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.


Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.


This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

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Thursday 6 Sep 20187:00pm Book Now
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The Nun (12A)

Dir: Jacques Rivette, Fr, 1967, 140 mins, French dialogue with subtitles

Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle


Nouvelle Vague icon and Jean-Luc Godard muse Anna Karina is Suzanne, a young woman forced against her will to take vows as a nun, in a film that was highly controversial at the time of its initial release in France due to its bleak portrayal of life within the church. Jacques Rivette’s exquisite 1966 drama is one of the most breath-taking and emotional works of French cinema.

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The Escape (15)

Dir: Dominic Savage, UK, 2018, 101 mins

Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Frances Barber


Poignant drama about a young mother who, feeling unable to find happiness in her life and with her husband struggling to understand her pain, decides to do something that will change everything. Gemma Arterton shines portraying the collapsing of love in a story that is likely to resonate with many.

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Tracking Edith (PG)

Dir: Peter Stephan Jungk, UK, 2018, 92 mins


Being a secret agent doesn’t seem to have come naturally to the photographer Edith Tudor-Hart (born Edith Suschitzky in 1908). When she wasn’t working as a Soviet agent, she was taking photos of Vienna’s and London’s workers and street children, of poverty and social deprivation.  She recruited Kim Philby, and was one of the architects of the Cambridge Five, the Soviet Union’s most successful spy ring in Great Britain. Edith was director Jungk’s great aunt and is this fascinating documentary he tries to unravel the truth about his aunt’s life

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Sicilian Ghost Story (15)

Dir: Antonio Piazza & Fabio Grassadonia, It, 2017, 118 mins, Italian dialogue with subtitles

Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari


A mesmerising romance that also masterfully combines fantasy and political thriller, following a young girl as she tries to uncover the whereabouts of the boy she loves after he mysteriously disappears.  A dreamy tale of love and grief which also criticises a society which allows inhuman acts to go unpunished.

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The Guardians (15)

Dir: Xavier Beauvois, Fr, 135 mins, French dialogue with subtitles

Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry


Adapted from the 1924 novel by Ernest Pérochon, this stunning period drama set during the First World War tells the often untold story of the women who kept French farms running while the men were at the front. A quiet yet poignant war movie from the director of ‘Of Gods and Men’.

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Maurice (15)

Dir: James Ivory, UK, 1987, 134 mins

James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves


Set against the stifling conformity of early 20th-century England this profound romance follows a young man through university, struggling to fit into society, and ultimately coming to terms with his sexuality. A unique chance to enjoy this landmark drama, a forerunner to Call Me By Your Name, perfectly restored and on the big screen.


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Thursday 20 Sep 20187:30pm Book Now
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C'est La Vie (15)

Dir: Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano, Fr, 2017, 115 mins, French dialogue with subtitles

Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche


A charming deadpan comedy focusing on the catering team working behind the scenes of an extravagant wedding party. Disgruntled event planner Max is just trying to get through night, but has to deal with a cast of offbeat characters as the big day threatens to turn into a total disaster.

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Summer 1993 (12A)

Dir: Carla Simón, Sp, 2017, 98 mins, Catalan dialogue with subtitles

Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí


After her mother passes away, a little girl from Barcelona is adopted by her aunt's family in the countryside. Filled with light and naturalistic scenes this is a moving portrait of childhood bereavement and the conflicting emotions of a child unable to know how to process her trauma.


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NT Live: King Lear

King Lear

By William Shakespeare


**** ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)


Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.


Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.


Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.


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The Children Act (12A)

Dir: Richard Eyre, UK, 2017, 105 mins

Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead


An eminent High Court judge is asked in a moment of marital crisis to rule on the case of a teenage Jehovah's Witness who is refusing to have a life-saving blood transfusion, atypically bonding with him. A thought-provoking drama adapted from the Ian McEwan's novel, it’s a heartfelt lament for loves lost and lives unrealised.

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The Negotiator (15)

Dir: Brad Anderson, US, 2018, 107 mins

Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm, Mark Pellegrino


Once a diplomat in Beirut, Mason Skiles is persuaded to return to the strife torn city by the CIA. There he finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation where both sides and other interested parties rather than working towards a solution seem operate out of duplicitous self-interest. An engrossing drama with a sharp script and a star turn by Jon ’Mad Men’ Hamm.

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Cold War (15)

Dir: Paweł Pawlikowski, UK, 2018, 88 mins, Croatian, French, German dialogue with subtitles

Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc


Pawel Pawlikowski follows up his much celebrated film Ida with this striking romantic drama following the love life of a mismatched couple in the Soviet era over 15 years across Poland, France and Germany. Shot in visually ravishing black & white, this is a passionate, heart-breaking portrait of ill-fated love inspired by the true story of the director's late parents.

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Under the Tree (15)

Dir: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Iceland, 2017, 89 mins, Icelandic dialogue with subtitles

Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson


A black comedy in which a recently separated man moves back in with his parents who are involved in a quiet yet increasingly malevolent dispute with their neighbour whose suntan is being thwarted by the branches of their beautiful old tree. An inventive revenge tale that may make you think twice about angering your neighbours.

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NT Live: Allelujah!

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.  Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre. Directed by Nichoas Hytner

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The Madness of George III

The Madness of George III
by Alan Bennett


Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.


Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.


The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).


It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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Tuesday 20 Nov 20187:00pm Book Now
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NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

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Thursday 6 Dec 20187:00pm Book Now
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NT Live: I'm Not Running

By David Hare

 

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

 What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

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