Dir: François Ozon, Fr, 2017, 108 mins, French dialogue with subtitles
Marine Vacth, Jérémie Renier, Jacqueline Bisset
François Ozon returns with this sleek and suspenseful erotic thriller about a woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst. After they move in together, a series of discoveries lead her to suspect that he may be living a double life.
Dir: Ivo Marloh, Mon/SA/UK, 2017, 89 mins
George Azarias, Andrew Challen, Erik Cooper
A documentary following international riders as they compete in the world's longest horse race, roughly 1000 km long across the wide open steppes of Mongolia. An exhilarating and stunning tribute to human and animal endurance, vividly capturing the lengths some will go to achieve their goals.
Dir: Marc Meyers, US, 2017, 103 mins
Ross Lynch, Anne Heche, Dallas Roberts
Drama following the high school days of American serial killer Jeff Dahmer, based on the graphic novel by artist John Beckderf who knew Dahmer as a teenager. A powerful character study with a haunting performance from Ross Lynch in the title role.
Dir: Jay Bulger, US, 2013, 92 mins
Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton, Stewart Copeland, Jack Bruce
Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker is one of the original Wild Men of Rock. Blessed with a preternatural musicianship, which he condenses down to being all about timing, but cursed by a self- destructive drive which has seen him wrestle a prodigious drug habit, family implosion and penury. A searing portrait of a man in free fall doing his best to destroy any human relationship he can as he drums on into personal oblivion, this is a stunning film.
Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, J.K. Simmons
A precocious young jazz drummer clashes with a monstrous tutor at an elite music conservatory. Adversity helped create Charlie Parker, and this diabolically entertaining spellbinder of a movie asks whether such rejection breeds greatness, and if so, at what cost ?
Dir: Rupert Everett, UK, 2018, 105 mins
Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson
Rupert Everett writes, directs and stars in this riveting new film about the last years of Oscar Wilde after his release from Reading Jail where he must face his mortality and the wreckage of his public self with courage.
Dir: Jonas Carpignano, It, 2017, 118 mins, Italian dialogue with subtitles
Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato
A gritty drama telling the story of a boy in an impoverished Romani district who becomes responsible for his family, after both his father and brother are arrested. A frank coming of age drama capturing the feel of everyday life in the mean streets of Calabria in Southern Italy.
Dir: Sophie Brooks, US, 2017, 87 mins
Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell
When Diana moves back to New York after a few years abroad and finds the perfect apartment for a fresh start, she discovers that her ex-boyfriend lives downstairs. A charming romantic comedy exploring first love and creative ambition.
A drama about a fragile middle-aged man incarcerated in a psychiatric prison who, tortured by his own guilt, starts seeing hallucinations of comedy legends from the music hall era. An offbeat comedy with a range of thrilling performances from Timothy Spall who plays all the characters.
An immersing documentary taking us into the final races of cyclist David Millar's career, leading up to his last encounter with the Tour de France. An exhilarating portrait reminding us that the human spirit is driven by forces deeper than success and glory.
A slow-burning drama set in the 1950's following a woman who opens a small bookshop in a fictional town in East Anglia despite overwhelming local opposition. Adapted from Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of the same name, this is an honest story about small-town politics, human dynamics and how it feels being an outsider.
Vibrant documentary about the legendary Studio 54, a nightclub in New York that remained open for just thirty-three months during the late 70's, nonetheless causing a big cultural impact at the time. Told through fabulous photographs, great tunes, interviews and behind the scenes footage.
Winter's Bone director Debra Granik comes back with this mesmerising tale of survival and hope, as we follow a man and his teenage daughter forced to go back into civilisation after years of living in the wilderness. A riveting journey into life at the margins of society adapted from Peter Rock's 2009 novel, My Abandonment.
A gripping sci-fi thriller following two brothers who return to the cult that they left years before hoping for some closure, but find that things are even stranger than they remember. A unique supernatural film that is also a thoughtful meditation on family and sibling relationships.
A glorious re-release of the classic German film that gave actress Louise Brooks a place in cinema history as a style icon. She plays Lulu, a seductive woman whose sexual magnetism wreaks havoc in her lovers' lives. Showing in a re-mastered print.
A luscious looking period drama exploring the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her tempestuous relationship with romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, which inspired her to write the novel Frankenstein' channeling her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.
A British drama in which a single mother and her teenage daughter move to a new town, with a hope for a better life, finding instead their relationship strained. Both beautiful and heart-breaking it portrays the psychological damage wrought by bullying at all ages.
Outstanding animated feature about a young Afghan girl's growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. A beautifully realised ode to resilience under oppression and the imaginative power of storytelling, adapted from the bestselling novel by Deborah Ellis.93 mins.
A captivating documentary reflecting on the changing relationship that the British have with their land told through rare and unseen footage from the BFI National Archive. A rich poetic essay of wonder, hope and horror with a magnificent soundtrack by Portishead's Adrian Utley and Goldfrapp's Will Gregory.
Ethan Hawke shines as a troubled priest who spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife. A gripping and thought-provoking examination of the mind's vulnerability to extremist thought.
A witty drama following a long-term bickering gay couple forced into adulthood by the sudden arrival of an emotionally challenging grandson. A delightful and honest comedy fuelled by Steve Coogan and Paul Rodd's highly entertaining performances.
Dir: Ol Parker, US, 2018,
Meryl Streep, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried
10 years after the phenomenal success of Mamma Mia ! get ready to sing, dance, laugh and love as we return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi with the original cast and others, including Cher, for another celebration of the songs of ABBA.
by Polly Stenham
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.
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.
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.