Mothers’ Instinct15

Directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse | USA | 2023 | 1h 34m | Starring Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Josh Charles, Caroline Lagerfelt, Anders Danielsen Lie

Neighbours Alice and Celine lead seemingly idyllic lives, with manicured lawns, successful husbands, and sons of the same age. However, their friendship is put to the test after a tragic accident sows the seeds of guilt, suspicion, and paranoia. The directorial debut by French cinematographer Benoît Delhomme (The Theory of Everything) is a suspenseful psychological thriller starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.


‘Watching Chastain and Hathaway sparking together as equally matched antagonists is a joyous experience. It’s like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? or Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Heat.’
Kevin Maher, The Times

‘Sophisticated, adult thrillers are few and far between, and Mothers’ Instinct fills the void admirably. With vivid, striking imagery and top-notch production design, the film paints an exciting, moreish portrait of psychological intrigue.’
Barry Levitt, Empire Magazine

Book tickets

Sunday 21 April

Deaf/HOH Subtitles

8.00pmBook tickets
Thursday 25 April

8.45pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Today (Sunday 21st April)


Days of Heaven 12A
1h 34m
Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully shot movies in American cinema history, Terrence Malick's timeless American idyll set in early 20th-century America has been recently restored in 4K.

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Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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Mothers' Instinct 15
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 34m
The seeds of guilt, suspicion and paranoia are sewn between two friends in this suspenseful psychological thriller set in suburban America and starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)


A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) following residents of a small rural village nestled outside Tokyo opposing the development of a luxury "glamping" site on their land.

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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!