Song of the Sea / Son of the White Mare12A

Bringing our AniMAYtion weekender to a close, we’ll be showing two beautifully animated films one from ten years ago and the other from over forty years ago, explores themes of myth and folklore.

3pm SONG OF THE SEA
Dir. Tomm Moore. Ireland, 2014. 1h 34m.
A young boy and his little sister, a girl who can magically transform into a seal, live on a remote island with their lighthouse-keeper dad. One evening, the two children set out on a fantastical journey to uncover the hidden secrets of their past. visually stunning hand-drawn animated saga brimming with Irish folklore, magic, and music. Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2015 Academy Awards.

5.15pm SON OF THE WHITE MARE
Dir. Marcell Jankovics. Hungary, 1981. 1h 26m. Hungarian/subs.
A massive cosmic oak stands at the gates of the Underworld, holding seventy-seven dragons in its roots; to combat these monsters, a dazzling white mare goddess gives birth to three heroes who embark on an epic journey to save the universe. An astonishing fantasy epic, legendary Hungarian animator Marcell Jankovics created a groundbreaking masterpiece of animation with this psychedelic adaptation of the Hungarian folk tale.

One ticket grants you admission to both screenings. Tickets cost £20 with a ‘Pay Less’ option of £15 (for those whose budget can’t currently stretch to pay standard prices) and a ‘Pay More’ option of £25 (for those who can afford to pay a little more). There are no ads or trailers before each screening. Seating is unallocated. We have scheduled a 30min break between both films.

Tickets for the whole weekend can be purchased by clicking here.

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We showed Song of the Sea / Son of the White Mare between May 29, 2023 and May 29, 2023.

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What else is on?

Today (Saturday 15th June)

15:30

There's Still Tomorrow 15
1h 58m | Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of a mysterious letter inspires a housewife to stand up to her husband and imagine a better future for her family in this sweeping, record-breaking Italian melodrama.

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18:15

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 18
1h 23m
Back on the big screen for the film's 50th anniversary, Tobe Hooper's gritty and transgressive folk-horror slasher movie set out in the American sticks. Who will survive, and what will be left of them?

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20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 16th June)

14:30

Army of Shadows 12A
2h 25m | French w/ English subtitles
A group of French resistance fighters battle against the Nazis in German-controlled Marseilles as well as suspicion amongst their own ranks in Jean-Pierre Melville's gripping wartime thriller.

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17:30

Slow 15
1h 48m | Lithuanian w/ English subtitles
A dancer and a sign language interpreter redefine what intimacy means for their relationship when one of them reveals that they are asexual in this award-winning Lithuanian drama.

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20:00

There's Still Tomorrow 15
1h 58m | Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of a mysterious letter inspires a housewife to stand up to her husband and imagine a better future for her family in this sweeping, record-breaking Italian melodrama.

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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!