The Whale15

Directed by Darren Aronofsky | USA | 2022 | 1h 57m | Starring Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Samantha Morton, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins

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).

Reviews

‘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

Book tickets

Friday 17 February

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Friday 17 February

9.00pmBook tickets
Saturday 18 February

5.30pmBook tickets
Sunday 19 February

8.00pmBook tickets
Tuesday 21 February

Deaf/HOH Subtitles

5.45pmBook tickets
Wednesday 22 February

8.45pmBook tickets
Thursday 23 February

Parent + Baby Screening

12.30pmBook tickets
Thursday 23 February

3.00pmBook tickets
Friday 24 February

6.15pmBook tickets
Saturday 25 February

8.30pmBook tickets
Tuesday 28 February

8.30pmBook tickets
Wednesday 1 March

4.00pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Today (Wednesday 8th February)

15:15

TÁR 15
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

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18:30

Pariah 15
1h 26m
Part of LGBTQ History Month, Oxford Pride presents a one-off screening of Dee Rees' trailblazing coming-of-age drama about a Brooklyn teenager juggling conflicting identities in a search for sexual expression.

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20:30

Empire of Light 15
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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Tomorrow (Thursday 9th February)

12:30

Empire of Light 15
Parent + Baby Screening
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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15:00

Empire of Light 15
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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17:30

TÁR 15
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

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20:45

More Than Ever 15
2h 3m | French & Norwegian w/ English subtitles
Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Corsage) and the late Gaspard Ulliel star in this moving story of a couple whose deep bond is put to the test after an unexpected life-changing diagnosis.

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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!