Archive for "Season 2010/11"

Mid-August Lunch (U)

The mid-August holiday of Ferragosto is the most celebrated in Italy after Christmas, Easter and New Year. Originally a religious holiday to celebrate the Assumption…

The Secret in Their Eyes (18)

Benjamin Esposito (Ricardo Darin) is a state criminal investigator who is approaching retirement. He decides to write an account of an unsolved case that had…

An Education (12a)

Nick Hornby’s masterly screenplay crafts a wonderful story from Lynn Barber’s best-selling memoir. Carey Mulligan rightly won a BAFTA for Best Actress for her portrayal…

Let the Right One In (15)

This is not a typical vampire horror movie, although there is blood and murder. It is winter 1982 and the cold and snow permeate the…

The White Ribbon (15)

Shot in black and white, Michael Haneke’s powerful film is set in a small village in northern Germany on the eve of the First World…

Mighty Aphrodite (15)

A very witty Woody Allen film from his ‘golden period’, with dialogue that is sharp and funny. Woody Allen plays Lenny Weinrib, a sportswriter, married…

The Concert (15)

This is a funny, feel-good, ‘caper’ movie with Tchaikovsky’s great Violin Concerto in D Major at its heart. Ex-conductor Andrei Simoniovich Filipov (Alexei Guskov) is…

The Hurt Locker (15)

This is a powerful film about war and the effects of war on the human psyche. The film follows a bomb disposal (EOD: Explosive Ordnance…

A Prophet (18)

This is both a “prison” film and a contemporary coming-of-age story as we follow Malik (Tahar Rahim), a young man of Arab descent as he…

Me and Orson Welles (12a)

The ‘me’ of the title is a seventeen year-old high-school student, Richard Samuel (Zac Efron) through whose eyes we see the story. It is November…

The Wave (15)

It is nearly the end of term in a contemporary school in Germany and the pupils are bored. For Project Week, a popular teacher, Rainer…

Departures (12a)

Departures was a surprise winner of the 2009 Oscar, beating the favourites, The Class and Waltz with Bashir to the award. It takes us to…