THURSDAY 28 0CTOBER. 7.30PM "WOMAN AT WAR" (CERT 12A).

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

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson.  Starring: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, 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 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 sequencences.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 11 November 2021 at 7.30 pm. 

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (15) 

France 2019.  122 minutes.  In French and Italian with English subtitles. 

Directed by Celine Sciamma.  Starring: Adele Haenel and Noemie Merlant. 

A coming-of-age drama set in pre-revolutionary France.  Marianne, is commissioned by a countess to paint the wedding portrait of her daughter Heloise.  While posing as Heloise’s companion, Marianne has to work in secret because her subject is determined that there will be no portrait, and no marriage.  Set on an island off the Breton coast, this is an intelligent and handsome love story, well told and beautifully performed.