In Flames15

Directed by Zarrar Kahn | Pakistan | 2023 | 1h 38m | Urdu w/ English subtitles | Starring Ramesha Nawal, Omar Javaid, Bakhtawar Mazhar, Mohammad Ali Hashmi, Adnan Shah

In Karachi, a medical student struggles to keep her family together after her grandmother’s death. Compounding her challenges are the return of her estranged uncle and the romantic advances of a fellow student. After a motorbike accident, her anxieties manifest as a ghostly figure stalking her through the streets. Zarrar Kahn’s gripping feature directorial debut tells the story of women forced to navigate the violence of an oppressive, patriarchal society.

Reviews

‘“In Flames” finely straddles the line between a bold genre exercise and a bruising portrait of contemporary Pakistan to deliver a welcome story about resistance and resilience.’
Manuel Bitancourt, Variety

‘What lends this film distinction is the way it evolves into a story of female empowerment, and the bond between mother and daughter as they combat the pernicious evils of a patriarchal society.’
Allan Hunter, Screen International

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What else is on?

Today (Monday 17th June)

18:00

Army of Shadows 12A
2h 25m | French w/ English subtitles
A group of French resistance fighters battle against the Nazis in German-controlled Marseilles as well as suspicion amongst their own ranks in Jean-Pierre Melville's gripping wartime thriller.

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21:00

Slow 15
1h 48m | Lithuanian w/ English subtitles
A dancer and a sign language interpreter redefine what intimacy means for their relationship when one of them reveals that they are asexual in this award-winning Lithuanian drama.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Plan your visit

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!