Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer | Denmark | 1955 | 2h 5m | Danish/subs. | Starring Kirsten Andreasen, Sylvia Eckhausen, Hanne Agesen, Birgitte Federspiel

Based on a 1932 play by Kaj Munk, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s enigmatic parable on the power of faith focuses on a devout parson and his three sons living in a remote part of Jutland during the 1920s. Religious intolerance and family tensions lie at the heart of this beautifully shot masterpiece, exploring the limits of organised religion and the division between holiness and worldliness.


‘A gripping and eerie tragedy of the supernatural…A film with a hypnotic, irresistible stare.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Guaranteed to make you levitate from your cinema seat in awe.’ ★★★★★ David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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We showed Ordet between September 19, 2021 and September 22, 2021.

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Today (Monday 27th March)


The Age of Innocence U
2h 18m
Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a wealthy lawyer who falls in love with his fiancée's beautiful cousin. A stunning 4K restoration to mark the 30th-anniversary of Martin Scorsese's exquisite period romance.

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Close 12A
1h 44m | French, Flemish & Dutch w/ English subtitles
Belgian coming-of-age story about two young boys whose friendship is put to the test as they begin a new school year. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th March)


Creature 12A
1h 28m
Shot by Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), this feature-length ballet film is a stunning collaboration between the English National Ballet and celebrated choreographer Akram Khan.

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Broker 12A
2h 9m | Korean w/ English subtitles
A typically offbeat and moving road-trip drama from acclaimed Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters), starring award-winning South Korean actor Song Kang-ho (Parasite).

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