Adoption15

Directed by Márta Mészáros | Hungary | 1975 | 1h 27m | Hungarian w/ English subtitles | Starring Katalin Berek, Gyöngyvér Vigh, Péter Fried, László Szabó, Flóra Kádár

A middle-aged factory worker, longing to start a family with her married lover who is unwilling to leave his wife, finds herself in a state of loneliness. Seeking solace and a fresh start, she forms an unlikely bond with a troubled teenage orphan. Trailblazing auteur Márta Mészáros gives aching expression to the experiences of women in 1970s Hungary in this sensitive drama, becoming the first woman filmmaker to win the prestigious Golden Bear award for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival.

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Today (Sunday 21st April)

14:45

Days of Heaven 12A
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Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully shot movies in American cinema history, Terrence Malick's timeless American idyll set in early 20th-century America has been recently restored in 4K.

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17:15

Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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20:00

Mothers' Instinct 15
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 34m
The seeds of guilt, suspicion and paranoia are sewn between two friends in this suspenseful psychological thriller set in suburban America and starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)

18:15

A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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20:30

Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) following residents of a small rural village nestled outside Tokyo opposing the development of a luxury "glamping" site on their land.

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