Exhibition on Screen
Dir. Kat Mansoor, 90 mins
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show, hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world-famous institutions.
170 mins incl Q&A
Two days before the film goes on general release, we present a special screening of Ron Howard’s new documentary celebrating the life of beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti. With unique access to his family archives and extensive live music footage, we see Pavarotti’s personal story from humble beginnings to global superstardom. A live Q&A with exclusive content follows the film.
Dir. Robert Budreau, Can/US, 2018, 90 mins
Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong
Stockholm, 1973. An armed robber develops an unexpected bond with his hostages. Hawke is genius in this entertaining, comedic crime thriller, based on the absurd but true hostage crisis that was the origin of the ‘Stockholm Syndrome.’
Dir. Romain Gavras, Fr, 2019, 99 mins French/Spanish/Arabic with subtitles
Karim Leklou, Isabelle Adjani, Vincent Cassel
A small-time dealer accepts one last job involving Spain, drugs, the Illuminati and his overbearing mother. Stylish heist thriller benefitting from a heavy dose of irreverence, a smattering of pathos and a pleasingly diverse ensemble.
Up tempo, carnivalesque crime pic with panache and wit GUARDIAN
Dir. Nisha Ganatra, US, 2019, 102 mins
Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow
A talk show needs a new writer to rescue it from falling ratings. With a script by the brilliantly funny Mindy Kaling, Emma Thompson demonstrates superb comic timing, brutal dry wit and poignant emotional depth in a topical comedy.
Emma Thompson has never been better USA TODAY
Dirs. Oded Binnun/Mihal Brezis, US, 2018, 107 mins
Brian Cox, JJ Feild, Thora Birch, Rosanna Arquette
A curmudgeonly Scotsman moves in with his estranged son in San Francisco. Making the most of the humour in his role, Cox is wonderful in a moving, charming and life-affirming film.
Dir. Michael Bully Herbig, Ger, 2018, 125 mins German with subtitles
Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross
Two families attempt to escape from East Germany using a home-made hot-air balloon. Based on a true story, this fast-paced drama perfectly captures the feel of late 70s GDR from small-town Germany to Stasi ruthlessness.
Dir. Sebastián Lelio, US/Chil, 2018, 102 mins
Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera
Free-spirited divorcée Gloria has a strait-laced office job but spends her nights on the dance floor. Sophisticated, uplifting romantic comedy that shows love can strike at any time, and nothing can get you down as long as you keep dancing.
Bracknell Film Society presents
Dir. Wolfgang Fischer, Ger/Aus, 2018, 95 mins, German/English with some subtitles
Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Felicity Babao
Sailing alone, Rieke is forced to make a life or death decision when her trip drastically changes course. An unusual and provocative allegory of personal responsibility, enjoying brisk filmmaking, immersive sound design and an atmosphere of mounting dread.
Dir. Marie-Stephane Cattaneo, Fr, 2017, 60 secs
The story of an ordinary day in the life of an ordinary man in a corner of the world which is anything but…
DepicT! 2017 Shooting People Audience Award
Dir. Michel Hazanavicius, Fr/US, 2011, 98 mins
Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell
An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer in 1920’s Hollywood. A loving – and silent – tribute to Hollywood on the verge of sound. With a delightful score and winning performances, this romantic comedy is a crowd-pleasing delight.