Directed by Blerta Basholli | Kosovo | 2021 | 1h 24m | Albanian w/ English subtitles | Starring Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha

A group of women whose husbands never returned from war in Kosovo set up their own business selling homemade food. Together, they find solace in the new venture, but they are soon met by hostility by the men living in their town. Based on a true story, this stirring portrait of female defiance became the first ever film to win all three major awards (Audience Award, Directing Award, World Cinema Grand Jury Prize) at the Sundance Film Festival.


‘Buzzing with joy, connection and purpose. Basholli understands that healing is possible, even if closure isn’t.’
Simran Hans, The Observer

‘A thoughtful, humanistic exploration of the fortitude needed to summon hope in a time and place resigned to hopelessness.’
Roxana Hadadi, The AV Club

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Today (Monday 27th March)


The Age of Innocence U
2h 18m
Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a wealthy lawyer who falls in love with his fiancée's beautiful cousin. A stunning 4K restoration to mark the 30th-anniversary of Martin Scorsese's exquisite period romance.

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Close 12A
1h 44m | French, Flemish & Dutch w/ English subtitles
Belgian coming-of-age story about two young boys whose friendship is put to the test as they begin a new school year. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th March)


Creature 12A
1h 28m
Shot by Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), this feature-length ballet film is a stunning collaboration between the English National Ballet and celebrated choreographer Akram Khan.

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Broker 12A
2h 9m | Korean w/ English subtitles
A typically offbeat and moving road-trip drama from acclaimed Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters), starring award-winning South Korean actor Song Kang-ho (Parasite).

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