Archive - September 2016

The Fencer

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Director: Klaus haro
Cast: Mart Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Tompere
Genre: Drama
Language: Estonian, Russian, Armenian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Finland, Estonia, Germany 2016 93 mins.
Released by Munro Film Services

Free State of Jones

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Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha,-Raw, Mathershala Ali
Genre: Action Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 139 mins.
Released by StudioCanal

Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.

Courted (L'hermine)

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Director: Christian Vincent
Cast: Fabrice Luchini, SAidse Babette Knudsen, Eva Lallier
Genre: Comedy, Crime Drama
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France 2015 98 mins.
Best Actor & Best Screenplay 2015 Venice Film Festival
Released by StudioCanal

Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at the 2015 Venice International Film Festival, Christian Vincent’s judicial drama stars Fabrice Luchini (Festival favourites Gemma Bovery, Cycling With Molière) as a fastidious judge presiding over the Assize Court.

Urban Hymn

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Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Shirley Henderson, Ian Hart, Steven Mackintosh
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2016 114 mins.
Released by Bulldog Film Distribution

Urban Hymn follows a troubled young female offender, Jamie, who possesses an amazing singing voice and an inspiring and unconventional care worker, Kate, who encourages her to use it.

The Girl With All The Gifts

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Director: Colin McCarthy
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 111 mins.
Released by Warner Bros.

The near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects.

The Lovers and the Despot

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Director: Robert Cannan, Ross Adam
Cast: Paul Courtenay Hyu
Genre: Documentary
Language: English. Japanese, Korean with English subtitles
Country of Origin: UK 2016 95 mins.
Released by Soda Pictures

Following the collapse of their glamorous marriage, a celebrity film director and movie star are kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-il. During several years of captivity they are forced to make films in the world’s most closed state, where they get a second chance at love but only one chance at escape… Soda Pictures.