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THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER - 18:15

Oxford International Film Festival 2022

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COMING SOON

Aftersun

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The UPP is Oxford’s only independent cinema and one of the oldest cinemas in the UK. We show a mix of independent, mainstream, international, and classic films all in our cosy single-screen auditorium. Find us just off the Cowley Road in East Oxford. 

What's on

Today (Wednesday 30th November)

15:30

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

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18:00

Return to Dust PG
2h 14m | Mandarin Chinese w/ English subtitles
Moving and deeply humane Chinese drama about unlikely love, following the lives of two middle-aged singletons thrown into an arranged marriage beginning a new life together and building a home.

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21:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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Tomorrow (Thursday 1st December)

12:30

Living 12A
Baby Club
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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16:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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18:15

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

Book here

20:45

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here


Coming soon

Aftersun Directed by Charlotte Wells

Aftersun

Showing from Friday 2nd December
Paul Mescal (Normal People) stars in Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut exploring love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman remembering a holiday with her father. 

Nanny Directed by Nikyatu Jusu

Nanny

Showing from Friday 2nd December
Psychological thriller about a Senegalese nanny haunted by unsettling visions while working for an affluent New York couple. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Aftersun Directed by Charlotte Wells

Oxford International Film Festival 2022

Thursday 8th December, 18:15
A selection of short films made by filmmakers from all around the world, presented by the Oxford International Film Festival.

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