Dir: Gillies Mackinnon, UK, 2016, 98 mins
Ellie Kendrick, James Cosmo, Eddie Izzard
A charming remake of the original 1949 Ealing comedy of the same name. Set in a remote Scottish island during the Second World War, the locals attempt to steal whisky from a wrecked ship, while its consumption has been rationed and their local supplies finished.
Dir: Joel Hopkins, UK, 2017, 103 mins
Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton
Inspired by a true story this is a life-affirming and charming drama following a drifting American widow who finds unexpected love in a man who has lived quietly in a shack on the Heath for seventeen years. Together they will fight the developers who want to destroy his home.
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).
Dir: Billy Wilder, US, 1944, 107 mins
Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
An insurance agent starts an affair with the wife of one of his clients who persuades him to murder her husband. Just when they think they’ve pulled it off the agent’s boss gets suspicious. This classic film noir approaches perfection with its gripping story-telling, crackling dialogue and total absence of sentimentality.
Dir: Martin Provost, Fr, 2017, 117 mins, French dialogue with subtitles
Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet
Frot plays a midwife facing unemployment, who has her world turned upside down by the arrival of her late father’s bohemian former mistress who has brain cancer. An unexpectedly feel-good drama about life and death illustrated by two women at different crossroads in their lives.
Dir: Hannes Holm, Swe, 2015, 116 mins, Swedish dialogue with subtitles
Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg
A masterful adaptation of Frederick Backman's bestseller of the same name. A grieving widower's attempts to end his life and join his wife in the afterlife keep being interrupted by his neighbours, with whom he develops an unexpected friendship that brightens his life. A dark, tragicomic and, ultimately, heart-warming drama that has become a box office sensation in Sweden.
Dir: Vincent Perez, UK/Fr/Ger, 2017 103 mins
Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Brendan Gleeson
Set in Berlin in 1940, this riveting drama follows the story of a working class couple whose son is killed on the front line. Burdened with grief and anger they start producing postcards decorated with anti-Nazi slogans and circulate them across the city.
Dir: Ceyda Torun, Turkey, 2016, 79 mins, Turkish dialogue with subtitles
A captivating documentary exploring the bond between humans and the street cats of Istanbul, seen from the point of view of various feline characters, each as distinct as any classic film star. Highly venerated in Turkey, the cats, neither strays nor pets, wander in and out of the resident’s lives, enjoying access to cafés, homes, markets and open spaces.
Dir: Jon Sanders, UK, 2017, 98 mins
Meret Becker, Douglas Finch, Maxine Finch
A delicately intelligent drama about a theatre director who invites a group of performers to spend a week with him and his wife in an isolated part of southern France hoping to revive his marriage. Tensions emerge as theatrical experimentation leads to self-discovery and fiction and reality merge.
Dir: Edgar Wright, US, 2017, 113 mins
Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm
An awe-inspiring heist extravaganza following a young getaway driver with a passion for music. After falling in love, he decides to leave the life of crime behind but is coerced by his boss into taking part in one last heist. A terrifically stylish and unique cinematic joyride.
Dir: Mike Nichols, US, 1967, 101 mins
Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross
A college graduate evades making future plans when he begins an affair with a seductive older woman. Realising they have little in common, he falls in love with her daughter setting in motion a fantastic chain of events. A new digital restoration of Mike Nichols’ timeless classic on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary.
Dir: Sofia Coppola, US, 2017, 94 mins
Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst
A torrid gothic melodrama set during the American Civil War, when a wounded soldier finds shelter in a girls' school, where his male presence provokes tensions between the schoolteacher and a precocious pupil. A new take on Thomas P. Cullinan’s 1966 novel, shifting the perspective from the central soldier to that of the women who care for him.
Dir: Martin Pieter Zandvliet, Den/Ger, 2016, 101 mins, German & Danish dialogue with subtitles
Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman
Inspired by true events, this riveting and moving drama follows a Danish sergeant who is appointed to defuse and remove over 2 million mines buried along the coast during WWII. When he receives a group of teenage German POWs to carry out the operation, his beliefs and hostility start to change.
Dir: Jason Connery, UK, 2016, 112 mins
Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill, Peter Mullan
Based on a true story this compelling period drama depicts the lives and careers of Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tom Morris, who changed primitive Scottish golf into the international sport we know today. A heartfelt journey through a family’s life with a poignant view on the Victorian's rigid class system.
Dir: Billy Wilder, US, 1950, 106 mins
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim
A jaded screenwriter is hired by a former silent film star to write a script for her comeback but finds himself caught up in a web of sleaze and insanity. A gothic melodrama par excellence, this classic film is a deeply cynical look at Hollywood.
John le Carré
An Evening with George Smiley
In aid of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF)
Live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a unique celebration of John le Carré’s work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.
Featuring readings from his new novel A Legacy of Spies, and a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience the author direct and in his own words.
For those unable to make it to London’s Southbank, the event is being broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Europe.
45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.
‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including 'One Of These Days', the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.
Both concerts also saw very special performances of 'The Great Gig In The Sky' from 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder . ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion.
Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb.
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).
Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind the hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. Tickets £14/£10 (25 & under)
Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony in this new production from Nicholas Hytner, broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Tickets £14/£10 (25 & under)