Saturday 24 October 2020 at 7.00 pm

 

PAIN AND GLORY (15)

 

Spain 2019.  113 minutes.  In Spanish with English subtitles.

Directed by Pedro Almodovar. Starring: Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz.

A Spanish drama in which Salvador, an aging film maker looks back on his life and loves, with vivid flashbacks to his childhood in a Valencian village and to his mother’s final years.  Antonio Banderas’ subtle performance brings depth to this surprisingly reflective film from the celebrated director.  

 
 

 

 

Saturday 28 November 2020 at 7.00 pm

 

WOMAN AT WAR (12A)

 

Iceland/France/Ukraine 2019.  101 minutes.  In Icelandic, Spanish, English and Ukrainian with English subtitles.  

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson.  Starring: Halldora Geirharosdottir, Johann Siguroarson, Juan Camillo and Roman Estrada

A genre-defying Icelandic drama about an independent woman who leads a double life.  Ostensibly a choir mistress and pillar of the community, Halla goes undercover as ‘Mountain Woman’ in her crusade to protect the natural environment she loves.  When she is offered the chance to adopt a child, her perspective on life has to change.  A thoughtful comedy with an idiosyncratic but irresistible heroine and breathtaking scenery and action sequences.