Season: 2010

  • Tamara Drewe

    Tamara Drewe

    Down in Dorset the veneer of bucolic bliss is about to be disrupted by the arrival of Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton – Clash of the Titans, The Disappearance of Alice Creed). Once the village ugly duckling with an unsightly nose, now a successful London journalist – with a fine profile following surgical intervention – Tamara…

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop

    Exit Through the Gift Shop

    Described by Banksy as basically the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable – and failed, this film shows how the legendary recluse Banksy turns the tables on eccentric French shop keeper Thierry Guetta – cousin of mosaic artist Space Invader – who tries to capture on film the process of…

  • Samson & Delilah

    Samson & Delilah

    Warwick Thornton’s compelling drama/romance of two Aboriginal teenagers concerns Samson (McNamara) and Delilah (Gibson) as they escape the despair and violence of a dead end shanty settlement in the middle of the Australian desert for a better life. The gruelling journey to Adelaide demonstrates that getting a break will not come easily. Shocking experiences verify…

  • Equus

    Equus

    This psychological drama, adapted for the screen by Peter Schaffer from his own stage- play, concerns the psychiatric treatment of Alan Strang (Peter Firth) a stable boy arrested for blinding six horses with a metal spike. A psychiatrist, Dysart (Richard Burton), is charged with unravelling the reasons for the violent act and fruitfully explores the…

  • Departures

    Departures

    In 2009 this moving but often humorous film cleaned up at the Japanese Academy Awards and won Japan the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Masahiro Motoki (Longest Night in Shanghai, 2007, Bird People in China, 1998) won several Best Actor awards for his outstanding performance as an unemployed cellist who moves with his wife from…

  • Good Hair

    Good Hair

    Chris Rock has two daughters. Horrified when one asks Daddy, why don’t I have good hair, he sets out to discover the meaning of good hair to black American women. In this award-winning documentary Rock visits the Bronner Brothers Annual Hair Contest in Atlanta, flies to Hollywood and India to find out about the financial…

  • Onegin

    Onegin

    In early nineteenth century Russia, a young aristocrat, Onegin (Ralph Fiennes), disaffected by life and bored with salons and balls of St Petersburg society, goes to the countryside to take up the estate he has inherited from his uncle. There, through his friend Lensky (Toby Stephens), he meets Tatyana (Liv Tyler). Deeply attracted to the…

  • The Secret in Their Eyes

    The Secret in Their Eyes

    It’s the year 2000, Buenos Aires, Benjamin Esposito (Ricardo Darin – Nine Queens), disillusioned, retired investigator is obsessed with a 1974 unsolved murder and decides to write a book about it. This gives him the pretext to contact his former boss Irene Menendez Hastings (Soledad Villamil) a woman he has secretly loved since they worked…

  • Conversations with My Gardener

    Conversations with My Gardener

    A disillusioned Parisian artist (Auteuil – Jean de Florette 1987, La Fille Sur Le Pont 2000, Cache 2007) facing divorce, returns to his childhood home in rural France. There he hires his former schoolmate as a gardener (Darroussin – Feux Rouges 2004, Le Pressentiment 2006). What follows is a quintessentially French film consisting of conversations…

  • Bicycle Thieves

    Bicycle Thieves

    This classic neorealist masterpiece brings poetry to a poor family mans struggle to find work in post war Italy. Antonio Ricci is an unemployed man supporting a wife and two children. He is delighted to at last get a good job hanging up posters, but on the sole condition that he has a bicycle which…

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