Hive15

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.

Reviews

‘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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We showed Hive between April 8, 2022 and April 15, 2022.

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Today (Saturday 18th May)

15:00

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry 15
1h 50m | Georgian w/ English subtitles
In a Georgian village, a middle-aged woman vows never to marry, causing intrigue amongst the locals. But when she unexpectedly begins to fall in love, she must choose between her life of independence and romance.

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17:30

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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20:30

Challengers 15
2h 11m
A tough tennis coach (Zendaya) arranges a ‘challenger’ match between her husband, a former champion on a losing streak, and her ex-lover (Josh O’Connor) in this steamy romance directed by Luca Guadagnino.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 19th May)

14:45

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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17:15

Challengers 15
2h 11m
A tough tennis coach (Zendaya) arranges a ‘challenger’ match between her husband, a former champion on a losing streak, and her ex-lover (Josh O’Connor) in this steamy romance directed by Luca Guadagnino.

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20:00

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!