Previous Movies

 

We are back in January 2017 with a new set of film titles, check the Athenry Movie Night page.

Below all of the movies we have shown to you over the years at ‘Movie night’

MOVIE NIGHT| 2016 |

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DHEEPAN| MONDAY 12TH DECEMBER| 8.15 PM | 2016

Jacques Audiard, 114 minutes, France, 2015, 15A

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, this powerful drama from French auteur Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust & Bone) follows a former Tamil Tiger soldier as he flees from the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war to begin a new life in a Parisian suburb.

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OUR LITTLE SISTER| MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER| 8.15 PM | 2016

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda, 128 minutes, Japan, 2015,

From acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, Our Little Sister, is a gentle, deeply affecting family drama. After their estranged father’s death, three sisters discover that they have a teenage step-sibling. Sweetly and lovingly attuned to the ordinary but deeply held bonds of familial life, Our Little Sister, is a subtle meditation on loss, absence, and the acceptance of death.

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COURT| MONDAY 17TH OCTOBER| 8.15 PM | 2016

Chaitanya Tamhane, India 2014, 116 mins     

Chaitanya Tamhane’s quietly brilliant Court takes an individual court case and creates a damning j’accuse of wider Indian society. Narayan Kambal (Vira Sathidar) boards a bus which takes him to a rally. Here this unassuming gentleman is transformed into the ’people’s poet’, singing songs denouncing racism, nationalism, the caste system and corruption. However, the performance is interrupted and Narayan is arrested. What follows is a series of hearings which can be interrupted at any moment as witnesses fail to show up and the police wish to gather more evidence. All the while Narayan remains in jail. The judicial system effectively swallows him whole. John Bleasdale CineVue

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A BIGGER SPLASH| MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER| 8.15 PM | 2016

Luca Guadagnino, 120 minutes, Italy / France, 2015, 15A

In this loose remake of the 1969 drama La Piscine, director Luca Guadagnino reunites with I Am Love muse Tilda Swinton (here playing recuperating rock star Marianne), who is joined by Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson (as Marianne’s boyfriend, ex-producer and ex-producer’s daughter respectively), for a sensuous tale of frolics, drama and intrigue on a gorgeous Italian island.

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ABOUT ELLY | MONDAY 18TH APRIL | 8.15 PM | 2016

From the Academy Award winning director of A SEPARATION comes this gripping mystery set among a group of old friends on a holiday retreat. With the return of their close friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of former college pals decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on to the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter’s kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad.

 

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ABOVE AND BELOW | MONDAY 14th MARCH | 8.15 PM | 2016

From Mars to Earth and underneath. Above and Below is a rough and rhythmic roller coaster ride seating five survivors in their daily hustle through an apocalyptic world.

 

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MIA MADRE| MONDAY 15TH FEBRUARY | 8.15 PM | 2016

Margherita is a director shooting a film with the famous American actor, Barry Huggins, who is quite a headache on set. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together, despite her mother’s illness and her daughter’s adolescence.

 

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WILD TALES | MONDAY 11TH JANUARY | 8.15 PM | 2016

Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. (C) Sony Classics

 

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MOVIE NIGHT| 2015 | 

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TIMBUKTU | MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER | 8.15 PM | 2015

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A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives — which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith — abruptly disturbed.

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CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA | MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER | 8.15 PM | 2015

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A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

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THE IMPOSTER | MONDAY 12TH OCTOBER | 8.15 PM | 2015

In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems.

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FORCE MAJEURE | MONDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER | 8.15 PM | 2015

A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.

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TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT | MONDAY 20TH APRIL | 8.15 PM | 2015

Our final Movie Night of the season and last before the summer break, will screen this coming Monday (20 April).

Two days, one night Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out.

 

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ORANIA | MONDAY 15TH MARCH | 8.15 PM | 2015

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Orania We are screening the excellent ‘Orania’ this coming Monday 30 March. This is a multi-award winning documentary Directed by Tobias Lindner about Orania, a remote village in the barren centre of South Africa, an “intentional community” where only white Afrikaans people live – a culturally homogeneous place in a multicultural country. What lies beneath this peculiar societal experiment? …come along and find out! We are really fortunate to be able to screen this work and would like to thank Tobias Lindner & Dreamtrader Films for making this possible, as well as Galway County Council for their continued support. Doors: 7.30pm Screening: 8.15pm Town Cafe, Cross St. Athenry.

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PRIDE | MONDAY 9TH MARCH | 8.15 PM | 2015

Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.

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IDA| MONDAY 15TH FEB | 8.15 PM | 2015

Ida From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes IDA, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative.

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100 YEAR OLD MAN….. | MONDAY 15TH JAN | 8.15 PM | 2015

100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it’s not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson’s unexpected journey is not his first. For a century he’s made the world uncertain, and now he is on the loose again.

 

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MOVIE NIGHT| 2014 | 

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20 FEET FROM STARDOM | MONDAY 15TH DEC | 8.15 PM | 2014

20 feet from stardom Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.

 

 

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THE GOLDEN DREAM | MONDAY 15TH NOV | 8.15 PM | 2014

The Golden dream This feature is a piercing and poetic road movie that follows the fortunes of four Guatemalan teenagers on a dangerous journey across the Mexican border into America.

 

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PIONEER | MONDAY 7TH NOV | 8.15 PM | 2014

Pioneer This conspiracy thriller is set in the early 80’s, the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea and the authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline from depths of 500 meters. A professional diver, Petter, obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world’s most dangerous mission.

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OMAR | MONDAY 15TH OCT | 8.15 PM | 2014

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Omar A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. Omar (Adam Bakri) is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girl Nadja (Leem Lubany). By night, he’s either a freedom fighter or a terrorist-you decide-ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek (Eyad Hourani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat).

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THE ROCKET | MONDAY 15TH SEPT | 8.15 PM | 2014

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The Rocket A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he’s not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival. (c) Kino Lorber

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SHUN LI AND THE POET | MONDAY 14TH APRIL | 8.15 PM | 2014

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Shun Li and the poet Two outsiders become unlikely friends in this drama from filmmaker Andrea Segre. Shun Li (Zhao Tao) is a thirty something single mother from China who has come to Italy in the hope of providing a better life for herself and her son. he works as a barmaid in a shabby waterfront tavern in the fishing village of Chioggia; there, she meets Bepi (Rade Serbedzija), an exile from Eastern Europe who has a fondness for poetry and pens doggerel verse himself.

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LA GRANDE BELLEZA | MONDAY 24TH MARCH | 8.15 PM | 2014

La Grande Belleza

La Grande Belleza Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (c) Janus

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK | MONDAY 10TH MARCH | 8.15 PM | 2014

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Off the beaten track We are delighted to announce that following on from his very successful visit to Athenry in 2012, Director Dieter Auner will make a welcome return to the club to show his latest work: ‘OFF THE BEATEN TRACK’. We will be hosting a talk with Dieter after the screening.

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THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN | MONDAY 24TH FEB | 8.15 PM | 2014

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The Broken Circle Breakdown The new film by Felix van Groeningen. The film is based on the stage play with the same name by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, with which they filled all manner of theaters, church halls, public houses and cultural centres. (c) Official S

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FRANCES HA| MONDAY 3RD FEB | 8.15 PM | 2014

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Frances Ha Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but shes not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.

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BLESSED | MONDAY 13TH JAN | 8.15 PM | 2014

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Blessed The actions of a handful of troubled young people are seen from two different perspectives in this drama from Australian filmmaker Ana Kokkinos.

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MOVIE NIGHT| 2013 | 

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COME AS YOU ARE | MONDAY 16TH DEC | 8.15 PM | 2013

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Come as you are Three guys in their twenties love wine and women but they are still virgins. Under the guise of a wine tour they embark on a journey to Spain hoping to have their first sexual experience. Jozef is blind, Philip is paralysed from the neck down and Lars is in a wheelchair with a brain tumour, but they’re not going to let anything stand in their way…

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WADJA | MONDAY 18TH NOVEMBER | 8.15 PM | 2013

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Wadja An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

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AMOUR | MONDAY 21ST OCTOBER | 8.15 PM | 2013

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Amour Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple’s bond of love is severely tested. — (C)

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REALITY | MONDAY 23RD SEPT | 8.15 PM | 2013

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Reality From acclaimed director Matteo Garrone, Reality is a darkly comic look at Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on the reality show “Big Brother” leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia.

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THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES | MONDAY 20TH MAY | 8.15 PM | 2013

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The Queen of Versailles The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream.

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HOLYMOTORS | MONDAY 22ND APRIL | 8.15 PM | 2013

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Holy Motors From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. After a 13-year hiatus Leos Carax returns to cinema with HOLY MOTORS, a brilliant, visually striking film that was one of the toasts of last year’s Cannes Film Festival. This one will generate plenty of discussion afterwards!

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BARBARA | MONDAY 25TH MARCH | 8.15 PM | 2013

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Winner of the Best Director prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, the latest film from Christian Petzold (Yella, Jerichow) is a simmering, impeccably crafted Cold War thriller, starring the gifted Nina Hoss-in her fifth lead role for the director-as a Berlin doctor banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. As her lover from the West carefully plots her escape, Barbara waits patiently and avoids friendships with her colleagues-except for Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld) the hospital’s head physician, who is warmly attentive to her.

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THE ART OF TIME | TUESDAY 19TH FEB | 8.15 PM | 2013

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The Art of time. A film essay about the concept of time, memory and perception in contemporary culture through a series of interviews with leading artists, architects, philosophers and filmmakers. There will be a discussion and Q&A session afterwards with Director/Producer.

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A SIMPLE LIFE | MONDAY 28TH JAN | 8.15 PM | 2013

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Since her teenage years, Chung Chun-Tao has worked as an amah – a servant – for the Leung family. Known as Ah Tao, she witnessed every aspect of the family’s life. Now, after 60 years of service, she is looking after Roger, who works in the film industry and is the only member of the family still resident in Hong Kong. One day Roger comes home from work to find that Ah Tao has suffered a stroke. He rushes her to hospital, where she announces that she wants to quit her job and move into anursing home. (C) China Lion.

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MOVIE NIGHT| 2012 |

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MONSIEUR LAZHAR | MONDAY 17TH DEC | 8.15 PM | 2012

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Monsieur Lazhar In Montreal, an elementary school teacher dies abruptly. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar (Mohamed Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher. Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself in an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy.  (C) Music Box.

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THE ARTIST IS PRESENT | MONDAY 19TH NOV | 8.15 PM | 2012

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The artist is present Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits–and at times risking her life in the process–she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. Through her and with her, boundaries are crossed, consciousness expanded, and art as we know it is reborn. She is, quite simply, one of the most compelling artists of our time. — (C) Music Box.

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HEADHUNTERS | MONDAY 22ND OCT | 8.15 PM | 2012

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Headhunters Headhunters stars the talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway’s most accomplished headhunter. Roger is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle. When his beautiful gallery owner wife introduces him to a former mercenary in the possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all to get his hands on it, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man. Headhunters is based on Jo Nesbø’s best-selling thriller from 2008. — (C) Magnolia

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EVEN THE RAIN | TUESDAY 18TH SEPT | 8.15 PM | 2012

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Even the rain sets up an intriguing dialogue about Spanish imperialism through incidents taking place some 500 years apart, while examining the personal belief systems of the members of a film crew headed by director Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his producer Costa (Luis Tosar) who arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about the conquest of Latin America.

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THE LIGHT THIEF | TUESDAY 5TH JUN | 8.15 PM | 2012

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The light thief A pastoral tale of technological advancement, The Light Thief blends a simple man’s
inner vibrancy with his burning passion for wind-generated electricity. Glowing from
within, Svet-Ake – which literally translates to “Mr. Light” – is the local electrician in an
isolated village perched high on the Kyrgyz Mountains. 

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A SEPARATION | TUESDAY 1ST MAY | 8.15 PM | 2012

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A separation is a 2011 Iranian drama film written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, starring Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, and Sarina Farhadi. It focuses on an Iranian middle-class couple who separate, and the conflicts that arise when the husband hires a lower-class care giver for his elderly father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

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POTICHE | MONDAY 2ND APRIL | 8.15 PM | 2012

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Potiche  Set in 1977 in a provincial French town, Potiche is a free adaptation of the 1970s eponymous hit comic play. Catherine Deneuve is Suzanne Pujol, a submissive, housebound ‘trophy housewife’ (or “potiche,”) who steps in to manage the umbrella factory run by her wealthy and tyrannical husband (Fabrice Luchini) after the workers go on strike and take him hostage.

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