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.

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.

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 (Tuesday 3rd October)


Once Upon a Time in Uganda 15
1h 34m
Playful documentary looking at the world of “Wakaliwood”, Uganda's own DIY action movie industry, and the creative endeavours of bricklayer-turned-filmmaker, Isaac Nabwana.

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Past Lives 12A
1h 46m | Korean w/ English subtitles
Celine Song's critically-acclaimed and deeply romantic feature debut about two childhood friends from South Korea who reunite for one week in New York after two decades spent apart.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 4th October)


Love Life 12A
2h 3m | Japanese & Korean w/ English subtitles
An intricately plotted domestic drama following a Japanese couple whose marriage is thrown into question following a sequence of fateful events. Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Kôji Fukada.

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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!