La Chimera15

Directed by Alice Rohrwacher | Italy | 2023 | 2h 11m | Italian w/ English subtitles | Starring Josh O’Connor, Isabella Rossellini, Carol Duarte, Vincenzo Nemolato, Alba Rohrwacher

In 1980s Tuscany, English archaeologist Arthur joins forces with a motley crew of tomb raiders who search for Etruscan artefacts to peddle on the black market. Arthur appears to possess a gift for sensing valuable items, a talent he believes will guide him toward reuniting with a lost love who recently passed away. British star Josh O’Connor (Challengers, The Crown) delivers a magnificent lead performance in Alice Rohrwacher’s (Happy As Lazzaro) enchanting, metaphysical tale of love lost.

Reviews

‘It stirs up a fierce protectiveness in the viewer. Treasure this now, hold it, turn it, and examine it from all sides, or it may slip beyond your grasp.’
★★★★★
Clarisse Loughery, The Independent

‘Not just great, but expansive: it shows new ways a movie can be.’
★★★★★
Esme Holden, Little White Lies

Book tickets

Friday 31 May

3.15pmBook tickets
Saturday 1 June

3.30pmBook tickets
Sunday 2 June

5.15pmBook tickets
Monday 3 June

8.30pmBook tickets
Tuesday 4 June

Deaf/HOH Subtitles

5.45pmBook tickets
Wednesday 5 June

Deaf/HOH Subtitles

3.30pmBook tickets
Friday 7 June

8.30pmBook tickets
Saturday 8 June

5.45pmBook tickets
Tuesday 11 June

8.30pmBook tickets
Thursday 13 June

Parent + Baby Screening

12.30pmBook tickets
Thursday 13 June

3.30pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Today (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
Jealousy, lust, and betrayal take centre court in this propulsively energetic love-triangle sports drama starring Zendaya and Josh O'Connor, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name).

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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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Tomorrow (Monday 20th May)

18:00

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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20:30

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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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!