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Feb 8th “Cold War” 7.30 (subtitles)
Poland/France|2018|Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski
Cert: 15|88 mins|Genre: Historical Drama
Cast: Joanna Kulig|Tomasz Kot|Borys Szyc|Agata Kulesza
Zula and Wiktor are lovers fatefully mismatched and yet devoted to each other. Set in the 1950s in communist Poland, Cold War is the love story of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate. With Cold War Pavel Pawlikowski has made one of the most outstanding and beautiful films of the last decade. To view the trailer, click here.
February 22nd “Puzzle” 7.30
USA|2018|Dir: Marc Turtletaub
Cert: 15|103mins|Genre: Drama
Cast: Kelly Macdonald|Irrfan Khan|David Denman|Austin Abrams
Agnes is the ‘perfect’ wife administering to her families every need until she discovers puzzling. Stepping out of her domestic bubble to pursue her new hobby, Agnes meets Robert, who recruits her as his partner for an upcoming world jigsaw tournament, giving Agnes her first taste of independence. In this quiet domestic drama, Kelly MacDonald shows herself as one of the best actors of her generation. To view the trailer, click here.
March 8th “The Square” 7.30
Sweden / Germany |2017|Dir: Ruben Oslund
Cert: 15|151 mins|Genre: Drama, Comedy
Cast: Claes Bang|Elisabeth Moss|Dominic West.
Christian, the curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm, commissions The Square, a daring installation examining our duty to help others. When Christian becomes the victim of a scam, his own altruism is put to the test. A viral stunt cooked up by the museum’s PR agency sends the museum into an existential crisis. With pitch-perfect performances, The Square is a hilarious and satiric look at idealism and cynicism in the modern art world. To view the trailer, click here.
March 22nd “The Wife” 7.30
USA/ Sweden|2018|Dir: Bjorn Runge
Cert: 15|100 mins|Genre: Drama
Cast: Glenn Close|Jonathon Price|Max Irons|Christian Slater.
Joan has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, to support her husband Joe in his literary career. With undiminished grace and humour, she has put up with his infidelities and boorish behaviour. Joe’s nomination for a Nobel Prize is the catalyst setting off a series of events that question the basis of the marriage. If Glen Close does not win the Oscar for this performance there is no justice. To view the trailer, click here.
April 12th “Shoplifters” 7.30 (Subtitles)
Japan|2018|Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cert: 15|121 mins|Genre: Drama
Cast: Kriin Kiki|Lily Franky|Sosuke Ikematsu|Sakura Ando|Moemi Katayama
After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them. Osamu’s wife Nobuyo reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although poor, the family seem to live happily together until an accident upsets the delicate balance they have created, revealing long-buried secrets. Kore-eda has a genius for finding the humanity in the ordinary and compassion for the flawed. The acting from the ensemble cast is outstanding. To view the trailer, click here.
April 26th “Wildlife” 7.30
USA|2018|Dir: Paul Dano
Cert: 12A|105 mins|Genre: Drama
Cast: Carey Mulligan|Jake Gyllenhall|Ed Oxenbould
Montana 1960s. When Jerry loses his job he leaves home to find work. In his absence, his son Joe, witnesses his mother’s, realisation that she is trapped in a bad marriage and her desperate efforts to escape. Carey Mulligan’s performance as the mother Jeanette, a woman who wishes for more not knowing what she wants, is quite remarkable. To view the trailer, click here.
May 10th “Nae Pasaran” 7.30
UK/Chile|2018|Dir: Felipe Bustos Sierra
Cert: PG|96 mins|Genre: Documentary
Cast: Bob Fulton|Stuart Barrie|John Keenan|Robert Somerville
In East Kilbride in 1974, Bob Fulton an engineer working for Rolls Royce realises that the eight Hawker Hunter engines they are servicing belong to the fascist junta in Chile. With the co-operation of fellow workers, they blacklist the engines. This documentary by Chilean Felipe Bustos Sierra reveals, for the first time, the profound effect that the four-year boycott had in Chile. A timely account of how the actions of ordinary people can resist oppression. To view the trailer, click here.
May 24th “First Man” 7.30
USA|2018|Dir: Damien Chazelle
Cert: 15|141 mins|Genre: Historical Drama
Cast: Ryan Gosling|Claire Foy|Jason Clarke|Corey Stoll
The script of First Man by Spotlight’s Josh Singer turns what on paper looks like a standard ‘American Hero’ tale into something more thoughtful and moving. Neil Armstrong balances family loyalty against duty and battles his personal fears and doubts. An impressive Claire Foy gives a powerful performance as Janet Armstrong, trying to defend her family from potential disaster. To view the trailer, click here.
June 7th “Wajib” 7.30 (subtitles)
Palestine/France|2018|Dir: Annemarie Jacir
Cert: 15|96 mins|Genre: Drama
Cast: Mohammad Bakri|Saleh Bakri|Tarik Kopty|Lama Tatour
A Colinsburgh Community Cinema Special
This is an additional film to the Community Cinema’s 11th Season. This film is free although the audience will be invited to give a voluntary contribution towards STEPS. St Andrew’s University gives out two bursaries a year to Palestinian post-graduates to study free. STEPS is a voluntary organisation that supports the Palestinian students, helping them meet living expenses and the cost of accommodation. The film will be preceded by a brief talk by two of the students. Traditional Palestinian snacks will be available.
Abu Shadi is a divorced father in his mid-60s living in Nazareth. His daughter is about to get married. Shadi, his estranged architect son, arrives from Rome to help his father to hand-deliver the wedding invitations to each guest. As the estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.
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