Au Revoir les Enfants12A

Dir. Louis Malle | France | 1987 | 1h 45m | Starring Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette

A heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two 12-year-old boys living in a Catholic boarding school in Nazi-occupied France. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, richly detailed story of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening. Winner of the Golden Lion at the 1987 Venice Film Festival.

Reviews

‘Without being sentimental, the drama is incredibly moving as the muted light plays over young faces that are about to face the unknowable evils of the adult world.’ Kate Muir, The Times

 

‘Every line, every scene, every shot, is composed with mastery. It has to be seen.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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We showed Au Revoir les Enfants between September 26, 2021 and September 29, 2021.

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Today (Tuesday 29th November)

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20:15

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 30th November)

15:30

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1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
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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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