One Life12A

Directed by James Hawes | UK | 2023 | 1h 50m | Starring Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn, Romola Garai, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonathan Pryce

Born in London to Jewish parents, young stockbroker Nicholas Winton helped rescue 669 children from the Nazis, bringing them to safety in England. But 50 years later, Winton is still haunted by the fate of those he couldn’t save. It’s not until a live TV show surprises him that he is finally able to approach making peace with the past. Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins stars in this poignant and timely drama about the power of individual acts in defence of human rights, even when all seems lost.

Our screening on Tuesday 6th February will be introduced by Dr Vivien Sieber. Author of ‘Kino And Kinder’, Dr Vivien Sieber is the daughter and grand-daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her book details her family history during this period, from the cinema they ran in Vienna to caring for girls evacuated from Europe by the Kindertransport. 

Reviews

‘The film does justice to this overwhelmingly moving event in British public life in a quietly affecting drama.’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘James Hawes directs with warmth and unfussiness, and is careful to show the wound-opening pain, as well as the pride, that the belated recognition of Winton’s achievements gave him.’
★★★★
Ed Patton, The Times

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We showed One Life between January 26, 2024 and February 8, 2024.

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Today (Friday 1st March)

15:30

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

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18:00

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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21:00

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)

15:45

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

Book here

18:00

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

Book here

20:30

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

Book here


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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!