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Weathering With You

Thursday 27 February 2020

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as…

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Hard of Hearing: A Hidden Life

Thursday 27 February 2020

2:00 pm

Terrence Malick’s three-hour epic probes places the world of men against the call of the eternal. Based on the true story of Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl), we find him in the secluded bucolic idyll of the Austrian mountains, surrounded…

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Talking About Trees

Saturday 29 February 2020

1:15 pm

Ibrahim, Manar, Suleiman and Altayeb are the members of the Sudanese Film Club founded in 1989. Unable to make films for years, they have decided to revive an old cinema. They are united not only by their love of…

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The Personal History of David Copperfield

Saturday 29 February 2020

3:20 pm

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Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin, In the Loop) directs this zippily-paced, brilliantly funny adaptation of Charles Dickens’ autobiographical coming of age novel. Starting literally from his birth, David (played in later years by Dev Patel) is born into…

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Fando & Lis

Sunday 1 March 2020

4:45 pm

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (El Topo, The Holy Mountain) directorial debut, Fando and Lis, premiered at the 1968 Acapulco Film Festival where the audience erupted in riot. The movie was subsequently banned in Mexico. The film tells the story of a…

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Her Sketchbook

Monday 2 March 2020

7:30 pm

Mami (KADOWAKI Mugi) is an otaku and a hikikomori (shut-in). Worried about her future, Mami’s father finds her a job as a videogame tester, where she meets Ryotaro (MIURA Takahiro). Encouraged by him to draw game characters for the company, she takes her first tentative steps towards new opportunities.

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Queen & Slim

Tuesday 3 March 2020

7:30 pm

Joining a legacy of films such as Bonnie and Clyde and Thelma & Louise, Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Friday 6 March 2020

6:00 pm

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One American national treasure portraying another, as Tom Hanks dons the red cardigan of children’s TV presenter Fred Rogers. His earnest goodwill and emotional warmth in Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood raised a generation, but when journalist Lloyd (Matthew Rhys) sets…

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Parasite

Friday 6 March 2020

8:15 pm

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From the imagination of Bong Joon Ho (Okja, Snowpiercer, The Host), Parasite finds a family of grifters worming their way into an upper-class family’s perfect world. The Kims are living a marginal life when their son fakes his way…

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Saturday 7 March 2020

1:00 pm

Heated tensions arise when ‘resting’ Mississippi teacher Blanche DuBois (Leigh) comes to stay with her sister Stella (Hunter) in the cramped New Orleans apartment she shares with her husband Stanley (Brando). Hot-tempered and unashamedly macho, Stanley has no time…

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Ride Your Wave

Saturday 7 March 2020

3:30 pm

After young firefighter Minato (KATAYOSE Ryota) rescues avid surfer Hinako (KAWAEI Rina), the two fall in love. But Minato’s life is cut short in an accident at sea causing the distraught Hinako to stay away from the ocean; until the day she hums their song and he appears in the water…

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I Go Gaga, My Dear

Monday 9 March 2020

7:30 pm

Filmmaker Nobutomo begins to notice gradual changes affecting her nonagenarian mother. Turning the camera on her parents’ life, she presents an intimate portrait of the highs and lows of a family living with Alzheimer’s and the reality of geriatric care in Japan’s super ageing society.

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Knives Out

Friday 13 March 2020

2:00 pm

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Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in ‘Knives Out’, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer)…

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Emma

Friday 13 March 2020

6:00 pm

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Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of ‘Emma’. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy…

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The Lighthouse

Friday 13 March 2020

8:30 pm

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Splice the mainbrace for this intense chamber piece set on a remote lighthouse post in 1890s New England. Ephraim (Robert Pattinson) arrives to play second mate to lighthouse keeper Thomas (Willem Dafoe). The two men start by needling each…

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The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps

Monday 16 March 2020

7:30 pm

Teetering on the edge of divorce, a couple is faced with tragedy when their daughter becomes brain dead with little chance of recovery following an accident. Confronted by an impossible decision, the parents must seek alternative solutions in a bid to keep her alive…

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Hard of Hearing: Emma

Tuesday 17 March 2020

2:00 pm

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of ‘Emma’. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy…

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Little Women

Friday 20 March 2020

2:00 pm

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Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her…

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Greed

Friday 20 March 2020

6:00 pm

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Set in the glamorous and celebrity-filled world of luxury fashion, Greed is a fictional story about the rise and fall of a British retail mogul, as seen through the eyes of his biographer (David Mitchell). To save his reputation…

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First Love

Friday 20 March 2020

8:10 pm

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Ultra-prolific director Takashi Miike returns to the big screen in hard-boiled-Tarrantino-esque style. A boxer with a brain tumor, a crooked cop with terrible luck, a dismembered Chinese gangster, a terrified prostitute who’s stalked by a ghost in tighty whities…

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Midnight Family

Saturday 21 March 2020

1:30 pm

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The Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance in Mexico City, competing with other EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. While making a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the…

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Our Meal for Tomorrow

Saturday 21 March 2020

3:20 pm

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After participating in their school’s sack race, an unlikely romance begins between an introverted Hayama (NAKAJIMA Yuto) and outspoken Uemura (ARAKI Yuko). As their lives unfold over the next 7 years, can they overcome obstacles and continue sharing meals in good times and bad?

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Little Joe

Saturday 21 March 2020

5:45 pm

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Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if…

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End of the Century

Sunday 22 March 2020

4:45 pm

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Two men meet by chance while in Barcelona. What seems like a one-night encounter between two strangers becomes an epic, decades-spanning relationship, in which time and space refuse to play by the rules. Ocho and Javi meet in Barcelona,…

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Little Nights, Little Love

Monday 23 March 2020

7:30 pm

Sato (MIURA Haruma) is a singleton in his late 20s, longing for the perfect meet-cute to kick start his love life. One day, he meets Saki (TABE Mikako) in an unlikely encounter on the street, soon sparking a romantic connection. Is it a miracle? Based on a story by one of Japan’s most popular novelists, the story asks what is necessary in attaining happiness in a relationship

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My Love Story!!

Friday 27 March 2020

2:00 pm

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Takeo (SUZUKI Ryohei) is a lovable giant admired by his fellow male students but struggling to find his own love story – girls tend to be repelled by his hulking looks or fall for his best friend (SAKAGUCHI Kentaro). That is until the day he saves Rinko (NAGANO Mei) from a pervert…

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Dark Waters

Friday 27 March 2020

6:00 pm

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A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family and his own life –…

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Colour Out of Space

Friday 27 March 2020

8:30 pm

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Determined to escape the relentless bustle of big city living, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) relocates his family to the remote New England farm where he was raised. Still coming to terms with recent personal hardships, the Gardners are looking…

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Jojo Rabbit

Saturday 28 March 2020

12:00 pm

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Writer-director Taika Waititi channels his signature style of humour and pathos into a provocative anti-hate satire that was one of the most talked-about films on the autumn festival circuit. In the dying days of the Second World War, a…

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Saturday 28 March 2020

5:00 pm

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Brittany, France 1760. Portrait painter Marianne (Noemie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Heloise (Adele Haenel), a reluctant bride to be who has just left the convent. The painting must be done in secret, and so…

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The Elephant Man (40th Anniversary 4K Restoration)

Sunday 29 March 2020

2:00 pm

The story of John Merrick, a man in the Victorian era who was born with severe disfigurement, is presented here with compassion and verve. Released on its 40th anniversary, David Lynch’s extraordinary evocation of late-19th century London is made…

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Exhibition on Screen: Easter in Art

Tuesday 7 April 2020

7:30 pm

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest…

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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet – Live From the World Premiere

Thursday 16 April 2020

7:25 pm

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sir David Attenborough in conversation with Sir Michael Palin, live from the World Premiere at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. One man has seen more of the natural world than…

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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet + recorded Q&A at the World Premiere

Saturday 18 April 2020

5:00 pm

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sir David Attenborough in conversation with Sir Michael Palin, recorded live from the World Premiere at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. One man has seen more of the natural world…

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Exhibition on Screen: Frida Kahlo

Monday 6 July 2020

7:30 pm

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent…

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