A reclusive English teacher reaches out to his estranged daughter who he abandoned, along with her mother, when she was young. In poor health and with little connection to the outside world, he attempts to make amends for the mistakes of his past before it’s too late. Brendan Fraser gives a career-defining performance in Darren Aronofsky’s arrestingly intimate and empathetic drama adapted from Samuel D. Hunter’s stage play. Nominated for two Oscars, including Best Actor (Brendan Fraser).
‘A piercing, compassionate parable about grace and reconciliation, told with truly Biblical force.’
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
‘What “The Whale” boasts in abundance — in this riveting study of a deeply broken man, suffocated by nine years of self-immolation — is a rare and deep compassion, elevated by Brendan Fraser’s transformative turn.’
Jack King, The Playlist
What else is on?
Today (Friday 8th December)
Tomorrow (Saturday 9th December)
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!