The Delinquents12A

Directed by Rodrigo Moreno | Argentina | 2023 | 3h 10m | Spanish w/ English subtitles | Starring Daniel Elías, Esteban Bigliardi, Margarita Molfino, Germán De Silva, Mariana Chaud

A weary bank clerk hatches an intriguing scheme to make enough money to retire, involving stealing money from his employer and confessing to the crime. While doing a short stint in jail, a colleague will look after the spoils in a remote location with the promise of a 50/50 split. Argentina’s official entry for the 2024 Academy Awards, writer-director Rodrigo Moreno’s captivating and entirely unpredictable crime-drama unfolds as a farcical multi-layered comedy about greed and desire.

Reviews

‘If Pedro Almodóvar and Eric Rohmer teamed up to compose a meanderingly long heist movie it might look like this, but something in the film’s waywardness makes it very difficult to fit into the heist genre – or any genre.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘The Delinquents alternatingly dares the viewer to read it as a caper flick, a moral parable, a comedy of coincidences, and an existential probe.’
★★★★
Pat Brown, Slant Magazine

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20:00

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1h 34m
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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)

18:15

A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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20:30

Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) following residents of a small rural village nestled outside Tokyo opposing the development of a luxury "glamping" site on their land.

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