Archive for "Season 2011/12"

Heartbreaker (15)

This romantic comedy is as light as a soufflé with a French sophistication. The premise is simple: Alex (Romain Duris), with back-up from his sister…

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (PG)

Takada (the great Ken Takakura) is a fisherman, estranged from his son Kenichi and family. He has deliberately cut himself off from society, leading a…

Winter’s Bone (15)

Oscar-nominated Jennifer Lawrence plays Ree, a young woman of great moral courage and resourcefulness, who is struggling to care for her mother (made incapable through…

I Am Love (15)

Tilda Swinton plays Emma Ricchi, a Russian who has married Tancredi Recchi, a scion of a rich, industrialist Italian dynasty in Milan and heir apparent.…

Of Gods and Men (15)

This film is based on a real incident which happened during the Algerian civil war in 1996 when Cistercian monks and their community in the…

Dean Spanley (PG)

Set in England in the aftermath of the Boer War, Horatio Fisk (Peter O’Toole) is an elderly widower mourning the death in the war of…

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (15)

This is a smart, funny, tragi-comedy about family life that the French seem to be able to do so well without lapsing into sentimentality. It…

The Fall (15)

The bones of the story are quite simple. Set in a hospital on the edge of Los Angeles in the 1920s, a badly injured young…

North Face (12a)

Set in 1936, this film is based on a true story of an attempt to climb the north face of the Eiger. Known as “the…

London River (12a)

There have been several films about the events of 9/11, but it has taken an outsider, the French director Rachid Bouchareb to make a film…

Shall we Dance? (PG)

This is a charming and funny film about the need for and healing powers of self-expression whilst exploiting the culture clash between East and West.…

Moon (15)

Moon, made for less than $5million, is an extraordinarily assured debut by Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie. Using the conventions of science fiction, it…