Directed by Robert Bresson | France | 1959 | 1h 16m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri, Dolly Scal

A resolute drifter spends his days learning the art of pickpocketing and targeting the unsuspecting citizens of 1950s Paris. Following his inevitable arrest (and almost immediate release) he begins to reflect on the morality of crime. One of Robert Bresson’s most admired and influential films, an elegantly crafted and choreographed study of humanity and its flaws – the work of a director at the height of his powers.


‘A faultless, thrilling tale of a petty French thief’
Kevin Maher, The Times

‘A brilliant example of the cinema of ideas…The balletic stealth of Pickpocket is still compelling.’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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We showed Pickpocket between July 31, 2022 and August 3, 2022.

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Today (Monday 20th March)


Taxi Driver 18
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Joyland 15
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Sensitive Pakistani drama about the son of a traditional family who secretly accepts a new job as a dancer in an erotic burlesque show. Jury Prize Winner at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 21st March)


The Quiet Girl 12A
1h 35m | Irish Gaelic w/ English subtitles
Poignant Irish-language film, adapted from Claire Keegan’s acclaimed short story, about a young girl sent to live on a farm with foster parents for the summer.

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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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