Autumn Winter 2017
From around the world come films that offer cinemagoers an insight into the lives of a diverse range of characters, while also reminding us that we all share common hopes and fears.
Natasha is a middle-aged employee at a zoo where her female co-workers take pleasure in making fun of her. She lives with her God-fearing mother and leads a dull existence without prospects, until one day she grows a tail... Examinations follow and she consequently meets Peter, a young radiologist, and her dreary life is turned upside down.
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I Am Not A Witch (Curzon Artificial Eye)
When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.
See it in cinemas from October 20th
Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son falls victim to an accident. To save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa. Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017
See it in cinemas from November 10th
Happy End (Curzon Artificial Eye)
Michael Haneke returns with a drama about a well-off French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France, oblivious to the human misery unfolding in migrant camps around the port town of Calais, a few miles from their home.
See it in cinemas from December 1st
Blade of the Immortal (Arrow)
Adapted from the acclaimed Manga series, “Blade of the Immortal” tells the spectacular story of Manji, a highly skilled samurai cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen, and sets of on a mission that will change him in ways he could never imagine.
See it in cinemas from December 8th