The Rescue12A

Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | UK/USA | 2021 | 1h 47m | Starring Thanet Natisri, Jim Warny, Mikko Paasi

When twelve young football players and their coach were trapped by monsoon floods inside a cave in Thailand, the world watched and hoped for their safe return. Navigating four kilometres of flooded passageways, some barely wider than a person, the world’s most elite rescue teams entered a situation they had never trained for. With never-before-seen footage, the documentary reveals the incredible determination and teamwork required for this heroic edge-of-your-seat rescue mission.


‘The mechanics of the operation boggle the mind, and in presenting them so elegantly, Vasarhelyi and Chin offer more edge-of-your-seat drama than most thrillers’
Jessica Kiang, The New York Times

‘A stunning documentary of bone-deep moral resonance and cinematic mastery that deserves to be experienced on the big screen.’
Tomris Laffly, Variety

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We showed The Rescue between November 12, 2021 and November 19, 2021.

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Today (Monday 27th March)


The Age of Innocence U
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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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