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SEASON 2018/19 9 Nov – 24 Jan

French Film Festival inc: Return of the Hero

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Chichester Cinema What an incredibly diverse range of films we have for you this Winter. Come February, we may all be craving to see ‘Avengers 27’ (or whichever that franchise is up to at the moment), as we will all have had the pleasure of seeing films from France (an incredible 28 to choose from!), Japan (Palme D’Or Winner), Germany, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Turkey, and of course the US and UK – many of which will be fighting for Awards come February. 22 of our French Films make up the French Film Festival on Tour, which we are proud to be part of once again. Some real quality here, including many films that will not be screened again in the UK. To accompany these new films, we are presenting five films from the BFI Comedy Genius Tour. These films, to include Buster Keaton, Marx Bros, Howard Hawks, Jacques Tati and Pedro Almodóvar (next season), have all been remastered into pristine versions primed for the big screen. Ruby Anniversary: 1979 – 2019: 2019 will be a huge year for Chichester Cinema at New Park, for it marks 40 years since Roger Gibson gave light to our beloved cinema. The Ruby Anniversary Year will be unveiled from January’s Awards season and will evolve throughout the year with Special Events, Themes, Mini-Seasons and much more. We hope that all our treasured patrons will join us to make this Ruby Anniversary one to celebrate and relish. See you at the Cinema  (General Manager)


contents 21

The Guilty 49

Adriana Lecouvreur 47

His Girl Friday 41

Allelujah! 10

The House by the Sea 19


Antony and Cleopatra 32 At War 25 Bad Times at the El Royale 20

The House that Jack Built

The Queen of Spades 52 Reinventing Marvin 39 Return of the Hero 12 Robin Hood 40


Juliet, Naked 7

A Season in France 24 See You Up There 25

The King and I (Palladium) 22

Shakespeare in Love (CFT Tour & Film) 14

King of Thieves 46

Shoplifters 36

La Bayadère (Bolshoi) 52

Sink or Swim 11

Bohemian Rhapsody 21

La Bayadère (Royal Ballet) 16

Suspiria 31

The Captain 33

La Sylphide 10

Ceasefire 11

La Traviata (Met) 35

C’est La Vie 37

The Lady in the Portrait 17

Belle & Sebastien 3: The Final Chapter 13 Berliner Philharmoniker Live: New Year’s Eve Concert 41

The Children Act 7 A Christmas Carol With Simon Callow 33 Classic Comedy 54 Cyrano de Bergerac 26

Leave No Trace 42 Lizzie 48 The Madness of George III 16

Stan & Ollie 51 They Shall Not Grow Old 34 Three Identical Strangers 42 To the Ends of the Earth 13 The Tragedy of King Richard the Second 48 Treat Me Like Fire 25

Marnie 15

Troilus and Cressida 22

Mirai 38

The Truth 26 Tulip Fever 39

Dogman 14

Monsieurr Hulot’s Holiday 46

Don Quixote 28

Naked Normandy 24

Utoya July 22 20

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot 30

The Nutcracker (Bolshoi) 37

When Margaux Meets Margaux 


Duck Soup 32

The Nutcracker (Royal Ballet) 34



Degas: Passion for Perfection 43 Disobedience 45

Edie 49 Fahrenheit 11/9 30 Family is Family 27 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 40 The Favourite 47 Focus on Film 53 Free Solo 50 French Film Festival 9 Funny Girl 10 The General 23 The Girl in the Spider’s Web 42 The Grand Ball 18

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 38 The Old Man & the Gun 31 One Nation, One King 12

The Unvanquished 26

The Wife 44 The Wild Pear Tree 43 Wildlife 23 Wine Calling 17 Woman Up! 19

Orphée 28 Papillon 50 Performance8 Peterloo 15 Polina 45 Powell and Pressburger: In Their Time and in Ours 53

The Grinch 38

The Price of Everything 30

The Guardians 36

Promise at Dawn 13

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

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what’s on

Winter 2018/19 The 8 Nov

19:15  Alan Bennett’s Allelujah! (NT Live) 170m inc Interval

Fri 9 Nov

13:00  The Children Act (12A) 105m 15:30  Sink or Swim (12A) 122m 18:15  Juliet, Naked (15) 105m 20:45 Juliet, Naked

Sat 10 Nov

10:00  Powell & Pressburger Day Course (Studio) 12:00 Juliet, Naked 14:30  Funny Girl (Encore) 160m inc Interval 17:45 Sink or Swim 20:30 Juliet, Naked

Sun 11 Nov

12:30 Juliet, Naked 15:00  La Sylphide (Bolshoi Live) 120m inc Interval 17:45 Ceasefire (15) 103m 20:15 Juliet, Naked

Mon 12 Nov

13:00  Juliet, Naked 15:45  One Nation, One King (15) 121m 18:15 The Children Act 20:45 Juliet, Naked

Tue 13 Nov

13:00 Juliet, Naked 15:30 The Children Act 18:00 One Nation, One King 20:45 Juliet, Naked

Wed 14 Nov

12:00 Juliet, Naked 14:15  Promise at Dawn (15) 131m 17:00 The Children Act

Thu 15 Nov

13:15 Juliet, Naked 15:45  Return of the Hero (15) 90m 18:00 Juliet, Naked 20:15 The Children Act

Fri 16 Nov

12:30  Dogman (15) 102m 14:45  Peterloo (15) 154m 18:00 Return of the Hero 20:00 Peterloo


Sat 17 Nov

Sun 25 Nov

Sun 18 Nov

Mon 26 Nov

12:00  Belle & Sebastien: The Final Chapter (PG) 91m 14:00  Marnie (Met Opera) 197m inc Interval 17:30 Peterloo 20:30 Peterloo 12:00  To the Ends of the Earth (15) 104m 14:00  La Bayadère (Royal Ballet) 185m inc 2 Intervals 17:15 Peterloo 20:15 Peterloo

13:15  The General (U) 67m 15:00  Cyrano de Bergerac (U) 135m 17:30 Bohemian Rhapsody 20:30 Utoya July 22 13:15  Bohemian Rhapsody 16:00 The General 18:00  The House by the Sea (15) 107m 20:30 1945 (15) 91m

Tue 27 Nov

12:15  Peterloo 15:15 Peterloo 18:15 To the Ends of the Earth 20:45 Dogman

12:45 The House by the Sea 15:15 Bad Times at the El Royale 18:00 1945 20:15 Bohemian Rhapsody

Tue 20 Nov

Wed 28 Nov

Mon 19 Nov

13:15 Peterloo 16:30  The Lady in the Portrait (15) 94m 19:00  The Madness of George III (NT Live) 210m inc Interval

Wed 21 Nov

12:30 Peterloo 15:45  Wine Calling (12A) 90m 18:00 Dogman 20:15 Peterloo

Thu 22 Nov

12:45  Shakespeare in Love (CFT Tour + Film) 15:15 Peterloo 18:15  The Grand Ball (12A) 95m 20:15 Peterloo

Fri 23 Nov

12:45 Bohemian Rhapsody (15) 134m 13:30  Classic Comedy (Keaton) 15:45  Utoya July 22 (15) 92m 18:00  Woman Up! (15) 110m 20:30 Bad Times at the El Royale (15) 140m

Sat 24 Nov

11:45 Woman Up! 14:00  Troilus and Cressida (RSC) 210m tbc inc Interval 17:45 Bohemian Rhapsody 20:30 Bad Times at the El Royale

12:00 1945 14:15 Bohemian Rhapsody 17:00  Naked Normandy (15) 105m

Thu 29 Nov

12:15 Bohemian Rhapsody 15:00 1945 17:15  A Season in France (15) 100m 19:30  The King and I (Palladium) 180m inc Interval

Fri 30 Nov

13:30 A Season in France 15:45  Wildlife (12A) 104 18:15  Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (15) 114m 20:45 Treat Me Like Fire (15) 105m

Sat 1 Dec

12:30 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot 15:00  Allelujah! (Alan Bennett – Encore) 170m 18:15 Wildlife 20:45 At War (15) 113m

Sun 2 Dec

12:45  When Margaux Meets Margaux (15) 95m 15:00  Don Quixote (Bolshoi Ballet) 175m inc Interval 18:15  Orpheus (PG) 95m 20:30 Fahrenheit 11/9 (15) 128m

Subtitled screening

Mon 3 Dec

Tue 11 Dec

Tue 4 Dec

Wed 12 Dec

13:15 Wildlife 15:45 When Margaux Meets Margaux 18:00 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot 20:30 See You Up There (15) 117m 12:45 Fahrenheit 11/9 15:30 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot 18:00  The Truth (15) 127m 20:45 The Price of Everything (PG) 98m

Wed 5 Dec

13:00 The Price of Everything 15:15 Fahrenheit 11/9 18:00 Wildlife 20:30 The Unvanquished (15) 114m

Thu 6 Dec

12:00 Orpheus 14:30 Wildlife 16:45  Family is Family (15) 106m 19:00  Antony and Cleopatra (NT Live) 220m inc Interval

Fri 7 Dec

13:00 T  he Old Man & the Gun (12A) 93m 13:30 Classic Comedy (Marx Bros) 15:15  The Captain (15) 118m 18:00 The Old Man & the Gun 20:15  Suspiria (15) 152m

Sat 8 Dec

13:45 Duck Soup (U) 68m 15:45 The Old Man & the Gun 18:00 The Old Man & the Gun 20:15 The Old Man & the Gun

Sun 9 Dec

12:00 The Old Man & the Gun 14:00 The Nutcracker (Royal Ballet) 150m inc Interval 17:15 The Old Man & the Gun 19:30 Suspiria

Mon 10 Dec

13:30  The Old Man & the Gun 16:00 Duck Soup 18:00 The Captain 20:45 The Old Man & the Gun

13:00 The Captain 15:30 The Old Man & the Gun 18:15 A Christmas Carol (Simon Callow) 90m 20:30 The Old Man & the Gun 12:00 The Old Man & the Gun 14:00 Suspiria 17:00 The Old Man & the Gun

Thu 13 Dec

13:00 The Old Man & the Gun 15:15 Suspiria 18:15 The Old Man & the Gun 20:30 The Old Man & the Gun

Fri 14 Dec

12:30  The Guardians (12A) 135m 15:15 Shoplifters (15) 121m 18:00 The Old Man & the Gun (12A) 93m 20:15 Widows (15) 128m

Sat 15 Dec

12:00 The Old Man & the Gun 14:15 The King and I (Encore) 180m inc Interval 17:30 The Guardians 20:30 Widows

Sun 16 Dec

11:45 The Old Man & the Gun 14:00  La Traviata (Met Opera) 212m inc 2 Intervals 17:45 Widows 20:30 Shoplifters

Mon 17 Dec

13:15 Widows 15:45 The Old Man & the Gun 18:00  They Shall Not Grow Old (15) 98m 20:15 Shoplifters

Tue 18 Dec

12:30 The Guardians 15:30 Widows 18:15 They Shall Not Grow Old 20:45 The Old Man & the Gun

Wed 19 Dec

11:45 Widows 14:15 Shoplifters 16:45 The Old Man & the Gun 19:00  La Traviata (Met Encore) 212m inc 2 Intervals

Thu 20 Dec

13:15 They Shall Not Grow Old 15:30 The Old Man & the Gun 18:00 Shoplifters 20:45 Widows

Fri 21 Dec

13:15 T  he Grinch (PG) 90m 15:45  Mirai (English Language) (PG) 98m 18:00  C’est La Vie (15) 117m 20:30 Tulip Fever (15) 105m

Sat 22 Dec

12:30 Tulip Fever 15:00  The Nutcracker (Bolshoi Ballet) 140m inc Interval 18:00 C’est La Vie 20:45 Mirai (Japanese Language)

Sun 23 Dec

13:15 Tulip Fever 15:45 The Grinch 18:00 Tulip Fever 20:30 C ’est La Vie

Mon 24 Dec

12:45 Mirai (English Language) 14:45 Tulip Fever 17:00 C’est La Vie

*MERRY CHRISTMAS* Tue 25 Dec CLOSED Wed 26 Dec CLOSED Thu 27 Dec

13:00 The Grinch 15:15 C’est La Vie 18:00 Tulip Fever 20:30 Tulip Fever

Fri 28 Dec

12:30  Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG) 134m 15:30  Robin Hood (12A) 116m 18:00  Reinventing Marvin (15) 115m 20:30 The Girl in the Spider’s Web (15 tbc) 117m

Sat 29 Dec

12:30 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 15:30 His Girl Friday (PG) 92m 17:45 Robin Hood 20:30 The Girl in the Spider’s Web

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Sun 30 Dec

12:15 Reinventing Marvin 14:45 The Girl in the Spider’s Web 17:30 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 20:30 Robin Hood

Mon 31 Dec

11:30 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 14:00 His Girl Friday 16:00 Berlin Phil Live: NY Eve Concert 120m No Interval

Tue 1 Jan

15:45 Berlin Phil Live: NY Eve Concert 120m No Interval 18:30 The Girl in the Spider’s Web 21:00 Robin Hood

Wed 2 Jan

13:00 The Girl in the Spider’s Web 15:15  The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG) Time tbc 17:45 Reinventing Marvin 20:30 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Thu 3 Jan

12:30 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 15:00  Degas (Exhibition on Screen) 85m 17:45 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 20:30 Robin Hood

Fri 4 Jan

12:00 T  he Wife (15) 100m 14:15 The Wild Pear Tree (12A tbc) 188m 17:45  Disobedience (15) 114m 20:15  The House that Jack Built (18) 155m

Sat 5 Jan

13:30  Degas (Exhibition on Screen) 85m 15:45  They Shall Not Grow Old (15) 98m 17:45 The Wife 20:15  Leave No Trace (15) 109m

Mon 7 Jan

13:00 Leave No Trace 15:30 Polina 18:00 Disobedience 20:30 The Wife

Tue 8 Jan

13:00 Polina 15:30 The Wife 18:00 King of Thieves 20:15 The House that Jack Built

Wed 9 Jan

12:15 Leave No Trace 14:30 King of Thieves 17:00 They Shall Not Grow Old

Thu 10 Jan

12:45 Disobedience 15:15 The Wife 17:45 Three Identical Strangers 19:45  The Wild Pear Tree

Fri 11 Jan

Wed 16 Jan

13:00  Free Solo (12A) 100m 15:15 The Favourite 18:00 Lizzie 20:30 The Favourite

Thu 17 Jan

12:45 The Favourite 15:30 Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday 18:00 The Favourite 20:45 Free Solo

Fri 18 Jan

13:00 Stan & Ollie (Cert TBC) 97m 15:15 The Favourite (15) 119m 18:00 Stan & Ollie 20:30 Papillon (15) 133m

Sat 19 Jan

13:15 Stan & Ollie 15:15 Papillon 18:00 The Favourite 20:45 Stan & Ollie

13:00  The Favourite (15) 119m 13:30 Classic Comedy (Tati) 15:45  Edie (12A) 102m 18:15 The Favourite 21:00 The Guilty (15) 85m

Sun 20 Jan

Sat 12 Jan

Mon 21 Jan

12:45 The Favourite 15:30  Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (U) 104m 18:00 The Favourite 20:45 Lizzie (15) 106m

Sun 13 Jan

11:45 Edie 14:00 Adriana Lecouvreur (Met Opera) 240m inc 2 Intervals 18:15 The Favourite 20:30 The Favourite

Mon 14 Jan

12:45 The Favourite 15:30 Lizzie 18:00 Edie 20:30 The Favourite

Tue 15 Jan

12:00 The Favourite 14:30 The Guilty 16:30 The Favourite 19:00 The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (NT Live) 150m inc Interval

12:30 Stan & Ollie 15:00 La Bayadère (Bolshoi Ballet Live) 200m inc 2 Intervals 18:45 The Favourite 21:00 Stan & Ollie 13:00 Stan & Ollie 15:15 Papillon 18:00 Stan & Ollie 20:30 The Favourite

Tue 22 Jan

11:30 The Favourite 14:00 Stan & Ollie 16:15 Stan & Ollie 18:45 The Queen of Spades (ROH) 210m inc Interval

Wed 23 Jan

12:15 Stan & Ollie 14:30 The Favourite 17:00 Stan & Ollie

Thu 24 Jan

12:45 The Favourite 15:30 Stan & Ollie 18:00 Papillon 20:45 Stan & Ollie

Sun 6 Jan

13:15 The Wife 15:45  Three Identical Strangers (PG) 96m 18:00  King of Thieves (15) 108m 20:30 Polina (15) 108m

They Shall Not Grow Old


Fri 9 Nov Sat 10 Nov Sun 11 Nov Mon 12 Nov Tue 13 Nov Wed 14 Nov Thu 15 Nov

Juliet, Naked

18:15 & 20:45 12:00 & 20:30 12:30 & 20:15 13:00 & 20:45 13:00 & 20:45 12:00 13:15 & 18:00

Booking Ref

‘Juliet, Naked’ is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession. Annie (Rose Byrne) keeps her feelings about Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke) to herself until a package arrives with a never-beforeheard version of what Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) considers Crowe’s heartbreaking masterpiece, ‘Juliet’. Called ‘Juliet, Naked’, it features the same songs, only slower and without orchestrations. Duncan is in heaven. Annie thinks it’s terrible and says so on Duncan’s website. One person thinks Annie called it right and sends her a private message: Tucker Crowe. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, ‘Juliet, Naked’ is a comic account of life’s second chances. Like ‘High Fidelity’, ‘Juliet, Naked’ lives in one of Hornby’s sweet spots. Few writers are as adept at conveying the ways music works in the lives of real people – casual listeners, devoted fans and crazed devotees obsessed with minutiae, Top 5 lists and frighteningly deep analysis. USA 2018 Jesse Peretz 105m Back by Popular Demand

The Children Act

Fri Mon Tue Wed Thu

9 Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov

13:00 18:15 15:30 17:00 20:15

As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work. Based upon Ian McEwen’s novel, this is an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns, with a superbly nuanced performance by Emma Thompson. The winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 2018 Chichester Film Festival returns for four final screenings, after its sell-out run in the Autumn. UK 2017 Richard Eyre 105m

Booking Ref

Subtitled screening

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Alan Bennett’s Allelujah! – NT Live – Tue 8 Nov 19:15����������������� 10 Funny Girl – Sheridan Smith – Sat 10 Nov 14:30��������������������������� 10 The Madness of George III – NT Delayed Live – Tue 20 Nov 19:00 ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16 Troilus and Cressida – RSC Delayed Live – Sat 24 Nov 14:00���22 The King and I – London Palladium – Thu 29 Nov 19:30�������������22 Antony and Cleopatra – NT Live – Thu 6 Dec 19:00��������������������32 A Christmas Carol – Simon Callow – Tue 11 Dec 18:15�������������������33 The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – NT Live – Tue 15 Jan 19:00����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 48

OPERA: Marnie – Mats at The Met – Sat 17 Nov 14:00����������������������������������15 La Traviata – Mats at The Met – Sun 16 Dec 16:00�������������������������35 Adriana Lecouvreur – Mats at The Met – Sun 13 Jan 14:00���������47 The Queen of Spades – ROH – Tue 22 Jan 18:45���������������������������52 Carmen – Mats at The Met – Sun 3 Feb 14:00 (Next Season) La Traviata – ROH – Wed 30 Jan 18:45 (Next Season) La Fille du Regiment – Mats at The Met – Sun 3 Mar 14:30 (Next Season)

DANCE: La Sylphide – Bolshoi Ballet Live – Sun 11 Nov 15:00������������������� 10 La Bayadère – ROH Ballet – Sun 18 Nov 14:00������������������������������� 16 Don Quixote – Bolshoi Ballet Delayed Live – Sun 2 Dec 15:00���28 The Nutcracker – ROH Ballet Live – Sun 9 Dec 14:00���������������� 34 The Nutcracker – Bolshoi Ballet Delayed Live – Sat 22 Dec 15:00�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������37 La Bayadère – Bolshoi Ballet – Sun 20 Jan 15:00�������������������������52

CONCERTS & SPECIAL EVENTS: Berlin Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Concert – Mon 31 Dec 16:00 (Live) & Tue 1 Jan 15:45 (Encore) ��������������������� 41 Degas – Exhibition on Screen – Thu 3 Jan 15:00 & Sat 5 Jan 13:30���������������������������������������������������� 43


The Nutcracker – ROH Ballet


Live: Transmitted Live by Satellite during the actual performance. Encore: Follow ups that have been recorded Live by Satellite. Delayed Live: Recorded live by satellite and transmitted within a week. Recorded: Live performances, but pre-recorded.

The French Film Festival 2018, now in its 26th edition, is the preeminent celebration of Francophone cinema in the UK involving more than 30 leading independent cinemas, and comes to Chichester again for 28 days of embarrassing riches with over 20 films. 12 of these films will be imported from France as special premieres, with only single shows allowed. With selections covering everything from contemporary, documentaries, a family film to three classic films starring Gerard Depardieu, Brigitte Bardot and Alain Delon, don’t miss this wonderful assortment, many of which will not be screened again. All will be presented in the original French versions with English subtitles. Please see the individual films on our website for further information.

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Alan Bennett’s


Thu 8 Nov Sat 1 Dec

19:15 15:00 (Encore)

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Alan Bennett’s most recent play which is his first new work for the theatre for six years. Bennett’s sharp and witty new play is just what the doctor ordered. Set in a local hospital facing closure as part of an efficiency drive, this state-of-the-nation piece is a ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer). It will be an Alan Bennett double bill for NT Live in November, with the broadcast of his famous ‘The Madness of George III’ following shortly after. (Nov 20) 170m approx including interval

Booking Ref

Funny Girl

Sat 10 Nov 14:30 (Encore) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Following the critically acclaimed West End run, this utterly irresistible new production stars Olivier Award-winning Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice. ‘Funny Girl’ brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago, boasting some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including ‘People’ and ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’. Michael Mayer’s vivacious production has wit, charm and energy, and heralded 5-Star reviews from many critics including The Daily Telegraph and The Independent. 160m inc Interval

Booking Ref

La Sylphide

Sun 11 Nov


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Booking Ref


Bolshoi Ballet Live One of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style – the ultimate romantic masterpiece. On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love. Restaged by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg; Music – Herman Severin Løvenskiold; Choreography – Johan Kobborg; Libretto – Adolphe Nourrit and Filippo Taglioni. 120m approx inc interval

Fri 9 Nov 15:30 Sat 10 Nov 17:45

Sink or Swim

Booking Ref

Le Grand Bain We are delighted to open the tour with a French version on the similar UK production ‘Swimming with Men’ and just as hilarious, premiered at Cannes. “A surefooted crowd-pleaser… stellar ensemble cast. Genuinely funny… jaunty, confident approach” – Screen Daily. Mathieu Amalric and Guillaume Canet lead Gilles Lellouche’s uplifting comedy about a group of disenchanted men who find fresh self-esteem in a synchronised swimming team. The motley band try to shake off their midlife malaise by celebrating their inner Esther Williams as the Brits did in the recent ‘Swimming with Men’. It has been rechristened in summer quarters as ‘The Pool Monty’. The group include hot-headed divorcee Laurent (Canet), neverwas rock musician Simon (Jean-Hugues Anglade), near-broke pool salesman (Benoît Poelvoorde) and naive custodian Thierry (Philippe Katerine). Cast also includes Virginie Efira, Alban Ivanov and Philippe Katerine. (Subtitles) France 2017 Gilles Lellouche 122m

Sun 11 Nov 17:45


Booking Ref

Cessez le Feu Screened to mark Armistice Day (11 November), this was also the Surprise Film in this year’s Chichester Film Festival, which received high praise. Inspired by the experiences of his own grandfather, director Emmanuel Courcol retells the aftermath of WW1 through the life of a family touched by the horrors and sacrifices of the war. Romain Duris plays Georges, a hero of the conflict who is running away from his past. He has been living a nomad and adventurous life in Africa for four years when he decides to come back to France. Having a hard time finding his place in post-war society, Georges makes the acquaintance of Hélène, with whom he begins a tumultuous relationship and at the same time attempts to heal his family’s wounds and his own. “Handsomely crafted, quietly affecting period drama” – Screen Daily. (Subtitles) France/ Belgium 2016 Emmanuel Courcol 103m

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Mon 12 Nov 15:45 Tue 13 Nov 18:00

One Nation, One King

Booking Ref

Un Peuple et son Roi Pierre Schoeller (The Minister) conveys the scale of events of the 1789 French Revolution from the point of view of ordinary people. For the first time they were able to power events and develop a national consciousness instead of remaining passive victims. Those revolutionaries are represented by two of France’s most-awarded young leads: Gaspard Ulliel, (It’s Only the End of the World) and Adèle Haenel, (Love at First Fight) with Olivier Gourmet, Louis Garrel and Laurent Lafitte. An inspirational and epic drama at the heart of which lies the story of the fate of the king and the birth of the French Republic… (Subtitles) France/Belgium 2018 Pierre Schoeller 121m

Thu 15 Nov 15:45 Fri 16 Nov 18:00

Return of the Hero

Booking Ref

Le Retour du Héros “Polished French period comedy – lavish costumes … eye-popping decor.” – Hollywood Reporter A charming comedy romp starring the ever-amusing Jean Dujardin as a swashbuckling swindler who tries to take advantage of an aristocratic family. Captain Neuville (Dujardin) vanished during one of Napoleon’s wars while engaged to Elisabeth’s (Mélanie Laurent) sister. Elisabeth forged letters from Neuville to cheer her sister up, but when a cowardly and dishevelled Neuville returns, both are caught up in the lies. Neuville wants to make money while Elisabeth tries to protect her family. A classic cat-and-mouse game ensues, with plenty of slapstick and cape-and-powder laughs. Cast Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant. (Subtitles) France/Belgium 2018 Laurent Tirard 90m


Promise at Dawn

La Promesse de l’Aube This adaptation of Romain Gary’s epic memoir is a diverting melange of pathos, comedy and ripe camembert. Roman (Pierre Niney) grows up in 1920’s Poland before moving to Nice, where he enlists in the Free French Forces during WW2. He marries Nina (Charlotte Gainsbourg), became the French Consul General in Los Angeles and pursues a career as an award-winning novelist. (Subtitles) France/Belgium 2017 Eric Barbier 131m Wed 14 Nov 14:15 Booking Ref

Belle & Sebastien 3: The Final Chapter

Sat 17 Nov 12:00

We present the film version of the popular French TV series (popular on BBC in the 70’s) about a boy and his dog. Sebastien (Felix Bossuet) is starting adolescence and Belle is now a devoted mother of three adorable pups, but a new challenge awaits after a stranger appears in their Swiss village and claims that he is Belle’s rightful owner. More than ever, Sebastien will have to do all that is in his power to protect his friend Belle and her little ones. (Subtitles) France 2018 Clovis Cornillac 91m

Booking Ref

To the Ends of the Earth

Sun 18 Nov 12:00 Mon 19 Nov 18:15 Booking Ref

Les Confins du Monde In Indochina in 1945 the Viet Minh are fighting to liberate their country from the grips of French colonial power. Starring Gerard Depardieu. French soldier Robert (Gaspard Ulliel) narrowly escapes an attack on his first day on the ground and subsequently vows to find the elusive offending commander Vo Binh and exact his revenge. This emotionally haunting tale joins the ranks of the very best cinematic renderings of the toll war takes on all sides. (Subtitles) France 2018 Guillaume Nicloux 104m

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Fri 16 Nov 12:30 Mon 19 Nov 20:45 Wed 21 Nov 18:00 International Panorama: Italy

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Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship with a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighbourhood. Marcello (Marcello Fonte) is a simple man, whose life revolves around his grooming salon for dogs and his daughter Sofia; Simone (Edoardo Pesce) is a former boxer with violent ways just released from prison. After a long series of abuses, Marcello decides to help Simoncino in some robberies, but he ends up having to serve a year in prison. Once he leaves and realizes he is alone, Marcello decides to take revenge. Matteo Garrone’s (‘Gomorrah’, ‘Tale of Tales’) intimate parable of a film has a strong chance at the 2019 Foreign Language Film Oscar, mainly due to Marcello Fonte’s expressive performance, which won him Best Actor prize Cannes this year. (Subtitles) Italy 2018 Matteo Garrone 103m

Thu 22 Nov 10:00 (Meet at CFT Café) 60-minute tour from 10:15 Film at New Park from 12:45 (inc short intro) CFT Tour & Film

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Shakespeare in Love

The Education Departments at Chichester Cinema at New Park and the Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) have put their heads together to offer our patrons a double delight. The film ‘Shakespeare in Love’ has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, as part of the Winter programme at CFT. For the price of a cinema ticket to see ‘Shakespeare in Love’, we are offering you a free backstage tour at the CFT in the morning followed by the film at New Park in the afternoon. Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) has writer’s block, an impasse relieved only when Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) arrives to audition in the guise of a boy. Relish the matchless cast, which also includes Judi Dench, Ben Affleck and Geoffrey Rush, assembled for this exuberant comedy. Don’t miss this special offer – it will be a truly memorable day! USA 1998 John Madden 123m


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14:45 & 20:00 17:30 & 20:30 17:15 & 20:15 12:15 & 15:15 13:15 12:30 & 20:15 15:15 & 20:15

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The story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester. Internationally acclaimed and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform. This frequently rousing experience of a film, sets the past in stone while also lashing out at a present-day political order. The authenticity is immersive, and the last 30 minutes is perhaps the most visceral filmmaking Leigh has ever pulled off – a huge, spectacular scene of chaos and humanity made all the more real for the time we have spent with everyone in the ensemble. The cast includes Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake and Tim McInnerney as the Prince Regent. UK 2018 Mike Leigh 154m

Sat 17 Nov 14:00 (Delayed Live) Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)


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Met Opera Nico Muhly’s ‘Marnie’ was co-commissioned and co-produced with the English National Opera (performed there last year to acclaim) and receives its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Libretto by Nicholas Wright – Opera in 2 acts sung in English. A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her thriller. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars in the title role, opposite baritone Christopher Maltman as her husband. Costume design is by Madonna’s collaborator of twenty years, Arianne Phillips, who created every item seen on stage in this stylish, vivid production. 197m approx inc Interval Subtitled screening

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Sun 18 Nov 14:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

La Bayadère

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Royal Ballet Encore Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. Choreography by Natalie Makerova. Music by Ludwig Minkus. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling. Cast tba. 185m approx including 2 intervals

Tue 20 Nov 19:00 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

The Madness of George III

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NT Live Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett, this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs). It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. Adam Penford directs the production in his first season as artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse. 210m approx including interval


Tue 20 Nov 16:30

The Lady in the Portrait

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Le Portrait Interdit The colours blend beautifully together, as do the exquisite sets and costumes, in this East-meets-West historical drama. A depiction of a French painter toiling in the imperial court of Qianlong Emperor, who ruled China throughout much of the 18th century. An empress (Fan Bingbing) commissions a painting of herself from a French outsider and Jesuit priest (Melvil Poupaud) in hopes of stirring her husband’s interest in this lavish period piece. This juicy tale of art, power, concubines and Catholicism, set in the 18th century imperial court in China, boasts exquisite sets and costumes, and East-meets-West historical exoticism. “Bingbing looks at her finest and definitely fits the part…” Hollywood Reporter Cast Fan Bingbing, Melvil Poupaud, Jin Shi Jye, Huang Jue, Thibault De Montalembert, Féodor Atkine. (Subtitles) France/China 2017 Charles de Meaux 103m

Wed 21 Nov 15:45 Documentary

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Wine Calling

Le Vin se Lève Documentary film-maker Bruno Sauvard has followed the revolution over a year, from the harvest to the bottling, revealing a rising global movement for taste and sustainability. The world of wine has been shaken by a counter culture: around the world joyous rebels have invaded the vineyards to create the wine they love: a natural wine free of chemicals and regulations. While there are more than 3000 wine growers in France, less than three per cent of them are working in organic or natural methods of wine production. For ethical reasons, this relatively small community of wine growers has chosen environmentally friendly farming practices to protect the living character of the wine. Cheers! (Subtitles) France 2018 Bruno Sauvard 90m

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Thu 22 Nov 18:15 Documentary

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The Grand Ball

Le Grand Bal In the middle of the summer, in an idyllic countryside location about 165 miles south of Paris, several thousand people come together to dance. “A non-stop dance extravaganza…” – The Hollywood Reporter. This extraordinary annual event is chronicled in the documentary from writer-director Laetitia Carton. Mixing observational elements with personal reflections in voiceover about the filmmaker’s own relationship with and observations about dance, this is a portrait of a very specific event and an exploration of dancing in both individual and more general terms. (Subtitles) France 2018 Laetitia Carton 99m

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Mon 26 Nov 18:00 Tue 27 Nov 12:45

The House by the Sea

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La Villa Three grown children gathered at the picturesque villa near Marseille of their dying father reflect on where they are, who they have become, and what they have inherited. By a little bay near lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community spirit he created in this magical place. The arrival, at a nearby cove, of a group of boat people will throw these moments of reflection into turmoil. Cast Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Anaïs Demoustier. (Subtitles) France 2017 Robert Guédiguian 107m

Fri 23 Nov 18:00 Sat 24 Nov 11:45

Woman Up!

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Numero One “An enjoyable portrait of a formidable woman navigating modern misogyny.” – Ion Cinema. Emmanuelle Devos plays an ambitious corporate manager who aspires to be the first woman CEO of a major French company. However, when she finally gets a shot at her position, she is quickly threatened by personal and political factors in this intelligent drama about corporate sexism. Director Tonie Marshall (whose mother was celebrated French actress Micheline Presse) captures not only a topical but also a potent portrait of the sacrifices unique blend of twisty boardroom intrigue mixes with an impassioned message about the need for female solidarity in the workplace. Cast Emmanuelle Devos, Suzanne Clément, Richard Berry. (Subtitles) France 2017 Tonie Marshall 110m

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Fri 23 Nov 15:45 Sun 25 Nov 20:30 International Panorama: Norway

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Utoya July 22

Utøya 22. juli True story of the tragedy that struck Norway on July 22, 2011, where a terrorist attacked the youth at a summer camp on the island of Utøya. A bloody, sad chapter in Norway’s history, and an event that shocked the whole country and the world. On the eponymous date in 2011, a right-wing extremist gunned down 69 of the 500 attendees at a youth summer camp on the island of Utøya, with filmmaker Erik Poppe following one 19-yearold’s efforts to survive. Captured in one long take that quickly introduces its unsuspecting protagonist Kaja (the astonishingly believable Andrea Berntzen is fantastic as the desperate young woman searching for her sister, and for a way to make it out alive), giving way to a real-time 72-minute stretch of truly important filmmaking. (Subtitles) Norway 2018 Erik Poppe 92m

Fri 23 Nov 20:30 Sat 24 Nov 20:30 Tue 27 Nov 15:15

Bad Times at the El Royale

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Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell. It is obvious from the title alone that we will be spending time with a sordid bunch of low-lifes, all of whom want to tease out a little sympathy for the devil. The fun of Goddard’s fiendishly unpredictable film is that it compels us to give the devil the benefit of the doubt. An enthralling film with many twists and turns and various time shifts, supported by some crackling dialogue – a mixture of violent thriller and very black comedy, with strong influences of Tarantino. The first-rate cast includes Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, John Hamm and Chris Hemsworth. USA 2018 Drew Goddard 141m


Fri 23 Nov Sat 24 Nov Sun 25 Nov Mon 26 Nov Tue 27 Nov Wed 28 Nov Thu 29 Nov

Bohemian Rhapsody

12:45 17:45 17:30 13:15 20:15 14:15 12:15

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A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid) concert in 1985. A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet (Rami Malek is mesmerizing as Mercury). The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. UK/USA 2018 Bryan Singer 134m

Mon 26 Nov Tue 27 Nov Wed 28 Nov Thu 29 Nov International Panorama: Hungary

20:30 18:00 12:00 15:00

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12th August 1945, 11am. Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. Within a few hours, everything changes. On this sweltering 1945 August day, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labelled “fragrances.” The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back. Or are they there to settle a score? Their presence is enough to put the town into a tizzy, some drinking away their pain, others furiously stashing their wares out of sight. The film is beautifully shot in a stark and effective black and white. (Subtitles) Hungary 2017 Ferenc Török 91m Subtitled screening

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Sat 24 Nov 14:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Troilus and Cressida

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Royal Shakespeare Company “Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion”. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle. Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences. The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen. With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles. Delayed Live.

Thu 29 Nov 19:30 Sat 15 Dec 14:15 (Encore) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

The King and I

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London Palladium With one of the finest scores ever written by Rodgers & Hammerstein including; ‘Whistle a Happy Tune’, ‘Getting to Know You’ and ‘Shall We Dance’. Winner of 4 Tony Awards. ‘The King and I’ is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre made famous by the Hollywood classic of 1956 starring Yul Brynner. Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times), Kelli O’Hara (Anna) and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King). Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. 180m Including interval


Sun 25 Nov 13:15 Mon 26 Nov 16:00 BFI Comedy Genius Tour

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The General

In our first of five remastered comedy classics from the BFI, Buster Keaton plays Johnny Gray, a Southern railroad engineer who loves his train engine, The General, almost as much as he loves Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). After the opening shots of the Civil War are fired at Fort Sumter, Northern spies steal the General (and, unwittingly, Annabelle), switching the story from drama and romance, to adventure mixed with Keaton’s trademark deadpan humour as he uses every means possible to catch up with the General, thwart the Yankees, and rescue his darling Annabelle. As always, Keaton performs his own stunts, combining his prodigious dexterity, impeccable comic timing, and expressive body language to convey more emotion than the stars of any of the talkies that were soon to dominate cinema. USA 1927 Buster Keaton 79m

Fri 30 Nov Sat 1 Dec Mon 3 Dec Wed 5 Dec Thu 6 Dec


15:45 18:15 13:15 18:00 14:30

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Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan (An Education) delivers one of her finest performances to date in Paul Dano’s (There Will Be Blood) first feature film as Director. Fourteen-year-old Joe (Ed Oxenbould), is the only child of housewife Jeanette (Mulligan) and golf pro Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job – and his sense of purpose – he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. This is an accomplished, moving piece of filmmaking, one that cares about its characters and trusts its performers, and has scored 100% on the leading film critics website. Not to be missed! USA 2018 Paul Dano 104m

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Wed 28 Nov 17:00

Naked Normandy

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Normandie Nue A warm and wise tale of a proud farming community who must put their grievances aside in order to save their village which is in crisis. Also stars Toby Jones. Dairy and livestock prices have plummeted due to a flood of imports, and farmers are threatened with foreclosure. Mayor Georges Balbuzard (François Cluzet) does his best to fight and raise awareness of their plight, but the situation isn’t deemed newsworthy for national media. Things seem hopeless... until the day famous American photographer Newman (Toby Jones) passes through the village, inadvertently discovering the perfect backdrop for his next shoot. The mayor sets about convincing the townsfolk to participate. The catch? They all have to pose naked! Authentic and endearing! (Subtitles) France 2018 Philippe Le Guay 105m

Thu 29 Nov 17:15 Fri 30 Nov 13:30

A Season in France

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Une Saison en France An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family. Cannes Jury Prize winner Mahamat-Saleh Haroun takes a dark yet compassionate look at illegal immigrants struggling in the lower depths of Paris. Far from a picture-postcard journey, the film is something closer to a season in hell – especially for a grieving father whose fate depends on the mercy of the authorities. Yet as tough as it is, France is also warm and subtly heart-breaking, offering a moving vision of life for those stuck in legal and emotional limbo. Premiered in the last year’s London Film Festival. Cast Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys. (Subtitles) France 2017 Mahamat-Saleh Haroun 100m


Treat Me Like Fire


30 Nov 20:45

Joueurs When Ella (Stacy Martin) meets Abel (Tahar Rahim), her life changes. In the wake of this elusive lover, Ella discovers the cosmopolitan Paris underground. With shades of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ they bet in clandestine Parisian casinos and illegal demolition derbies, living for the moment but landing in debt to some extremely scary people. It plays like a loose and gritty urban take on such films as ‘Badlands’, ‘True Romance’ or even ‘Natural Born Killers’. (Subtitles) France 2018 Marie Monge 105m

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At War

Sat 1 Dec


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En Guerre Director Stephane Brize and actor Vincent Lindon team up again for this chronicle of a factory strike in the South of France. As the pugnacious union spokesman, Laurent (Lindon) is vocal and outspoken. Along with the other employees he has no choice but to try to prevent their only source of livelihood from going under. Critically acclaimed in Cannes last year, the film is in the Ken Loach tradition “Another role ideally suited to Lindon’s knack for portraying decent guys trying to do their best under daunting circumstances” – Screen Daily. (Subtitles) France 2018 Stéphane Brizé 112m

See You Up There

Mon 3 Dec Booking Ref


Au Revoir Là-Haut A rank-and-file French infantryman battles to survive trench warfare as WW1 comes to its conclusion. An aweinspiringly lavish 1920s period thriller with a production budget to match. Albert Dupontel appears in, writes and directs this epic drama adapted from the award-winning novel by Pierre Lemaitre. This is a cinematic triumph, a little bit ‘Beauty and the Beast’, a little bit ‘Paths of Glory’, a little bit ‘Phantom of the Opera’, and a whole lot of satisfying storytelling and spectacle. France/Canada 2017 Albert Dupontel 117m

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Sun 25 Nov 15:00 Booking Ref

Veteran director Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play is a perfect example of what a cinematic adaptation can and should be in this newly restored copy of the classic 1990 film starring Gérard Depardieu. Part of its strength lies in its endorsement of the story’s unabashed romanticism. Instead of downplaying it, Rappeneau celebrates it. As a result, the film is as vivid and bold as its title character, revelling in exuberant intelligence and tragic poignancy. (Subtitles) France 1990 Jean-Paul Rappeneau 135m

The Truth

Tue 4 Dec


La Vérité In this courtroom drama Brigitte Bardot surpassed her amazing work with the likes of Jean-Luc Godard and Roger Vadim in a scorching portrait of amour fou in this newly restored copy. She stars as Dominique, a hedonistic free spirit on trial for the murder of her lover. Clouzot breaks ground in his fearless look at private insecurities, revealing what supposedly constitutes a “sordid” lifestyle, and why it is so threatening to bourgeois society. (Subtitles) France 1960 Henri-Georges Clouzot 127m

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The Unvanquished

Wed 5 Dec


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L’Insoumis Against a background of the Algerian War of the 1960s, Thomas (Alain Delon) plays a deserter from the French Foreign Legion who helps to set free Dominique (Lea Massari), who has been taken hostage by a group of terrorists. Director Alain Cavalier drew inspiration from the events that befell the lawyer Mireille Szatan-Glaymann, a member of the Communist party who had defended Algerian militants and was subsequently kidnapped. Restored original version. (Subtitles) France 1964 Alain Cavalier 114m

Sun 2 Dec Mon 3 Dec

When Margaux Meets Margaux

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Family is Family

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12:45 15:45

La Belle et la Belle The winning duo of Sandrine Kiberlain and Agathe Bonitzer take up the challenge of playing a woman at two stages in her life: one as she enters adulthood, the other as she reaches middle age. Writer-director Sophie Fillieres has a knack for making off-kilter drama/comedies about women under the influence, with films such as ‘Good Girl’, ‘Pardon My French’ and ‘If You Don’t, I Will’ showing them in various states of hilarity, disarray and despair. Her latest portrays not one but two such characters – who also happen to be the same person. Alongside the two strong leads, Melvil Poupaud plays Marc – an ex-boyfriend who pops back into the picture. “With her warm demeanour and sharp comic instincts, Sandrine Kiberlain is perfect for the part…” – Hollywood Reporter. (Subtitles) France 2018 Sophie Fillières 95m

Thu 6 Dec


La Ch’tite Famille To conclude our French Film Festival, we present another hilarious Dany Boon (‘Bienvenue Chez les Ch’tis’) comedy that can both poke fun at, and celebrate, French regional differences. Boon once again plays a lovable, heavily accented man from the north – though in this case he is one who has completely buried his origins under a layer of Parisian smugness. Valentin (Boon) and his partner and girlfriend Constance (Laurence Arne), run a fancy design firm known for making minimalist, barely usable furniture desired by the elite. When Valentin’s family (who drink, fight and speak in an almost incomprehensible slang) decide to appear for his big retrospective show – under the pretext that they want to celebrate the 82nd birthday of his beloved mother (Line Renaud) – Valentin’s true identity is revealed. Hilarious! (Subtitles) France 2018 Danny Boon 106m

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Sun 2 Dec Thu 6 Dec Classics Restored & Reissued

18:15 12:00

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Orpheus The poet, playwright, artist, essayist and cinéaste Jean Cocteau made this film, his fifth and best, in his 60th year when he was a commanding figure in a European culture struggling to recover from the Second World War. The film transposes the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, one of Cocteau’s favourite myths, to contemporary Paris (albeit a Paris never seen before or since), where Orpheus (Jean Marais) is a celebrated poet moving in fashionable intellectual circles, but like Cocteau, subject to constant envy and sniping. Death (the ravenhaired beauty Maria Casares) is driven in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce, Hades is entered through mirrors, and its tribunal has echoes of clandestine Resistance meetings and post-war courts judging collaborators. A magical enduring classic, to be seen again and again. (Subtitles) France 1950 Jean Cocteau 95m

Sun 2 Dec


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Don Quixote

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Bolshoi Ballet Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. Choreography by Alexei Fadeyechev and Music by Léon Minkus. Cervantes’ hero comes to life in the Bolshoi’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in virtuosic dancing that is quintessential Bolshoi. Music Léon Minkus; Choreography Alexei Fadeyechev; Libretto Marius Petipa after Miguel de Cervantes. Ekaterina Krysanova (Kitri), Semyon Chudin (Basilio), Alexei Loparevich (Don Quixote), Olga Smirnova (The Queen of Dryads), Anna Tikhomirova (A street dancer), Kristina Karasyova (Mercedes). Captured live on 10 April 2016. 175m including 2 intervals



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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Fri Sat Mon Tue

30 Nov 1 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec

18:15 12:30 18:00 15:30

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Based on a true story, this is an insightful and funny drama by Gus Van Sant. John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) has a lust for life, and a drinking problem. When he reluctantly enters treatment after an accident – with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) – Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons. Funny, dark, sad, sweet and inspirational. USA 2018 Gus Van Sant 114m

The Price of Everything

Tue 4 Dec Wed 5 Dec

20:45 13:00

With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, we dive deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times. Every so often, when you hear that a painting by Picasso just sold at auction for a record $179 million, it’s easy to wonder what, exactly, is going on. Is this a true expression of the art’s value? Or is it the symptom of some skyrocketing hothouse bubble that has decadently transformed art into gold? USA 2018 Nathaniel Kahn 98m

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Fahrenheit 11/9

Sun 2 Dec Tue 4 Dec Wed 5 Dec

20:30 12:45 15:15

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Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Trump presidency and gun violence. This is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live, but it is not about Trump; rather, it is about the deeply embedded corruption and brokenness of the American system of democracy, of which Trump just happens to be the most obvious and troubling symptom right now. As Moore puts it at the end of the film, the America he wants to save is not something of the past, but rather something that doesn’t yet exist. USA 2018 Michael Moore 128m

Fri 7 Dec Sat 8 Dec Sun 9 Dec Mon 10 Dec Tue 11 Dec Wed 12 Dec Thu 13 Dec Fri 14 Dec Sat 15 Dec Sun 16 Dec Mon 17 Dec Tue 18 Dec Wed 19 Dec Thu 20 Dec

The Old Man & the Gun

13:00 & 18:00 15:45, 18:00 & 20:45 12:00 & 17:15 13:30 & 20:45 15:30 & 20:30 12:00 & 17:00 13:00, 18:15 & 20:30 18:00 12:00 11:45 15:45 20:45 16:45 15:30

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Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession. Like Redford, Spacek is still radiant onscreen, and these two legends – who, unbelievably, have never appeared together in a film before – have wonderful chemistry. Almost 50 years after Robert Redford rode into cinematic history with Paul Newman as ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, he has announced that this will be his final film as an actor. USA 2018 David Lowery 93m

Fri 7 Dec Sun 9 Dec Wed 12 Dec Thu 13 Dec


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After ‘A Bigger Splash’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’, Luca Guadagnino has gone ‘off-piste’ with a remake of Dario Argento’s legendary witch tale. Both the 1977 Argento original and this 2018 version take place at a dance company, both deal with a coven of witches, and both are incredible visual and musical achievements, but most of the parallels stop there. A darkness swirls at the center of this worldrenowned dance company, one that will engulf former dancer Patricia (Chloë Grace Moretz), the troupe’s artistic director (Tilda Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Dakota Johnson), and the grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up. ‘Suspiria’ is a gorgeous, hideous, uncompromising film, with a befittingly unique soundtrack by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. (Some subtitles) USA 2018 Luca Guadagnino 152m Subtitled screening

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Thu 6 Dec


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Antony and Cleopatra

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National Theatre Live Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem. 220m Inc Interval

Sat 8 Dec 12:30 Mon 10 Dec 16:00 BFI Comedy Genius Tour

Duck Soup

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Opportunities to see a Marx Brothers film on the big screen are very rare, so don’t miss unique chance, which is part of our season of five remastered comedies from the BFI. Arguably the Marx Brothers’ funniest film, this comedy masterpiece contains several famous scenes, including perhaps the greatest physical comedy routine in slapstick history – the hilarious mirror sequence. A wealthy widow offers financial aid to the bankrupt country of Freedonia on condition that Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) be made leader. But his chaotic, inept regime bumbles into war with neighboring Sylvania, all the while pursued by a pair of spies (played by Chico and Harpo Marx). But all this is secondary to a series of wildly elaborate set-pieces, and mind-scramblingly relentless one-liners (“Why a four-year-old child could understand this report… run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can’t make head or tail of it”). USA 1933 Leo McCarey 68m


Fri 7 Dec 15:15 Mon 10 Dec 18:00 Tue 11 Dec 13:00 International Panorama: Germany

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The Captain

Der Hauptmann A young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain’s uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he is trying to escape from. Shot in a stark black and white, ‘The Captain’ follows a German army deserter (Max Hubacher), after he finds an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform. Citing direct orders from the Fuhrer himself, he soon takes command of a camp holding German soldiers accused of desertion and begins to dispense harsh justice. Increasingly intoxicated by the unquestioned authority, this enigmatic imposter soon discovers that many people will blindly follow the leader,. Simultaneously a historical docudrama and sociological examination with undertones of the absurd, ‘The Captain’ presents fascism as something of a game to be played by those most gullible and unscrupulous. (Subtitles) Germany/ Poland/ France 2017 Robert Schwentke 118m

Tue 11 Dec


Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10, Children £8)

A Christmas Carol

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With Simon Callow Simon Callow returns in this much-lauded production of ‘A Christmas Carol’, playing at the Arts Theatre. Intensely dramatic and profoundly heart-warming, this is one of the greatest ghost stories ever written and storytelling at its very finest. Using the adaptation Dickens made for his own public performances, Simon Callow and director and designer Tom Cairns have conjured up a moving, funny and fast-paced one-man theatrical spectacular that will leave you with a warm festive glow. Dickens takes us on a man’s astonishing journey through his past, his present and (terrifyingly) his future, led by his three ghostly guides. ‘A Christmas Carol’ has become a classic Christmas tale for generations of grown-ups and children alike. Brought to life by the magnificent Simon Callow, this is a Christmas must see for 8 to 108-year olds! 90m

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Sun 9 Dec


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

The Nutcracker

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Royal Ballet Encore Peter Wright’s wonderful production of this Christmas Family treat returns and makes for a fascinating comparison with the Bolshoi version being transmitted on December 23rd. ‘The Nutcracker’ has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. 150m including interval

Mon 17 Dec 18:00 Tue 18 Dec 18:15 Thu 20 Dec 13:15 Sat 5 Jan Wed 9 Jan

They Shall Not Grow Old

15:45 17:00

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A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war. Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) has created a new film using original footage from Imperial War Museums’ (IWM) extensive archive, much of it previously unseen. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime. Footage has been colourised and transformed with modern production techniques to present never before seen detail. The film was recently given its World Premiere as the Special Presentation at the BFI London Film Festival. UK/NZ 2018 Peter Jackson


Fri 14 Dec Sat 15 Dec Sun 16 Dec Mon 17 Dec Tue 18 Dec Wed 19 Dec Thu 20 Dec


20:15 20:30 17:45 13:15 15:30 11:45 20:45

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Set in contemporary Chicago, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands. We follow the four women (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki. Cynthia Erivo) who just lost their husbands – men who, it is revealed in a thrilling opening sequence, were thieves who stole from those even worse than themselves. To repay this debt, the women – plus an outsider, who comes in after a very sly third-act twist – must pool their resources and finish the job their husbands couldn’t. Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) helms this heist film masked on top of a treasure trove of ideas about class, race, history and who has the power to rise above their station. The film was chosen to open the recent London Film Festival. USA 2018 Steve McQueen 128m

Sun 16 Dec 14:00 (Delayed Live) Wed 19 Dec 19:00 (Encore) Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)

La Traviata

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Met Opera Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Opera in 2 acts sung in Italian with English Subtitles. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido Domingo. It will be interesting to compare this Met production with the ROH version later in January with Placido Domingo. 212m approx inc 2 intervals Subtitled screening

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Fri 14 Dec Sun 16 Dec Mon 17 Dec Wed 19 Dec Thu 20 Dec International Panorama: Japan

15:15 20:30 20:15 14:15 18:00

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Manbiki Kazoku 2018 Cannes Palme D’Or Winner! Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking) brings us this story about a family of small-time crooks who take in a child they find on the street. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals some hidden secrets. Typically for Kore-eda, the generally becalmed, affectionate tone builds slowly towards scenes that are finally deeply moving. Boasting excellent performances all round, ‘Shoplifters’ is another charming, funny and very affecting example of Kore-eda’s special brand of tough-but-tender humanism. (Subtitles) Japan 2018 Hirokazu Kore-eda 121m

Fri 14 Dec 12:30 Sat 15 Dec 17:30 Tue 18 Dec 12:30 International Panorama: France

The Guardians

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Les Gardiennes A superbly involving French rural drama from Xavier Beauvois, with Nathalie Baye magnificent as a matriarch struggling to run the land when war breaks out. Beauvois (‘Of Gods and Men’) reveals the heroic struggles of women on the rural home front in First World War France, in a gripping, terrifically acted ensemble drama. The ‘Gardiennes’ of the title are the women who roll up their sleeves to take charge of the land when war breaks out. Nathalie Baye, in the role of a lifetime, is utterly commanding as Hortense, the matriarch who will do anything to ensure that family and farm survive, as the men of the family make intermittent returns from the front, and the arrival of American troops brings its own unrest. Caroline Champetier’s magnificent landscape photography brings an elemental touch to the realism that gives this film the intensity of a French-style Thomas Hardy. (Subtitles) France 2017 Xavier Beauvois 135m


Sat 22 Dec 15:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15; Children £10)

The Nutcracker

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Bolshoi Ballet A festive tradition for the whole family, the timeless classic ‘The Nutcracker’ is broadcast from the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic on 23 December 2018. On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince taking them both on a wonderful adventure. Taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score, Yuri Grigorovich’s choreography, the Bolshoi’s Principals, Soloists and the accomplished Bolshoi corps de ballet this promises to be the perfect pre-Christmas treat for the whole family. Once again audiences have the opportunity of also seeing or choosing the Royal Ballet’s production earlier on 9th December. 140m approx including interval. Delayed Live

Fri Sat Sun Mon Thu International Panorama: France

21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 27 Dec

18:00 18:00 20:30 17:00 15:15

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C’est La Vie

Le Sens de la Fête A classically constructed ensemble comedy in the tradition of the greats from Eric Tolendo and Olivier Nackache, the new kings of French comedy who previously created ‘Intouchables’. This very funny film successfully closed this year’s Chichester Film Festival, coming second in the Audience Award, is like a good wedding champagne – bubbly, frothy fun with an excellent structure and a hint of complexity that leaves you on a high. Not that wedding planner Max (Jean-Pierre Bacri) has any time to stop and have a glass, he’s far too busy trying to ensure that the only hitch on a big day is between the bride and groom. Set over the course of one event, the directing duo prove adept at planning and crowd management, plunging us into the workings of the backstage staff and some of the wedding party without losing us in the melee. France 2017 O.Nakache/E.Toedano 117m

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Fri 21 Dec 15:45 (English Language) Sat 22 Dec 20:45 (Japanese Language) Mon 24 Dec 12:45 (English Language) Booking Ref

Mirai no Mirai A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai... until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future. Japan 2018 Mamoru Hosoda 98m

The Grinch

Fri 21 Dec 13:15 Sun 23 Dec 15:45 Thu 27 Dec 13:00

When the ‘Whos’ declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh. Also features the voices of Angela Lansbury, Rashida Jones and Pharrell Williams. USA/China 2018 Yarrow Cheney & Scott Mosier 90m

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Wed 2 Jan Thu 3 Jan

15:15 12:30

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A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is searching for a key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread leads her to the coveted key, which promptly disappears into a mysterious parallel world. Cast includes Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Keira Knightley, Miranda Hart and Richard E. Grant. UK 2018 Lasse Hallström & Joe Johnston

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Tulip Fever

21 Dec 20:30 22 Dec 12:30 23 Dec 13:15 & 18:00 24 Dec 14:45 27 Dec 18:00 & 20:30

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“17th century Amsterdam comes to life with lavish sets, rapturous costumes, wonderful actors and the lush beauty of a Vermeer painting”. – The Observer. An orphaned girl Sophia (Alicia Vikander) is the arranged and unhappy bride of a rich and powerful merchant, Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz) saving her from poverty. When her husband commissions her portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter Jan Van Loos (Dane DeHaan). Set in 1634, when the tulip industry was beginning to change the history of The Netherlands, the film tells dual stories – as both a saga of passion and intrigue at a time when everyone was scheming to betray each other in the lucrative exotic bulbs market, and as a tale of reckless romance and the consequences of adultery. Cast includes Judi Dench and Tom Hollander. UK/USA 2017 Justin Chadwick 105m

Fri 28 Dec 18:00 Sun 30 Dec 12:15 Wed 2 Jan 17:45 International Panorama: France

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Reinventing Marvin

Marvin ou la Belle Éducation The thoughtful story of a young artist’s journey to self-expression, featuring the rising Anglo-French actor Finnegan Oldfield in the titular role, and Isabelle Huppert as… Isabelle Huppert. As he prepares to launch his one-man show on a Paris stage, Marvin is still working through the events that inspired it. Raised in a working-class family, the teen Marvin (Jules Porier) felt at odds with his earthy parents (Catherine Salee and Gregory Gadebois). Cruelly bullied at school for being different, he gets support from an understanding teacher (Catherine Mouchet) who steers him to drama school. Through all of this, the gnawing question of identity roars through Marvin’s mind: is he a product of his parents or someone unique despite the environment he grew up in? As the film progresses, we come to realize how life experiences can be woven into a work of art. (Subtitles) France 2017 Anne Fontain 115m

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Robin Hood

28 Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 1 Jan 3 Jan

15:30 17:45 20:30 21:00 20:30

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Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown. This thrilling action-adventure can be seen as the dark revisionist prequel to the original Robin Hood story, and is packed with gritty battlefield exploits, and a timeless romance. The cast also includes Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Eve Hewson as maid Marian, Jamie Doornan as Will Scarlet, and Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck. The film is directed by Otto Bathurst who rose to fame directing the first three episodes of ‘Peaky Blinders’. He brings that same grittiness, mixed with pulsating action sequences, into this production. USA 2018 Otto Bathurst 116m

Fri 28 Dec Sat 29 Dec Sun 30 Dec Mon 31 Dec Wed 2 Jan Thu 3 Jan

12:30 12:30 17:30 11:30 20:30 17:45

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The second instalment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. The powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) is captured by the Magical Congress of the USA. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes and has set about raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). UK 2018 David Yates


Mon 31 Dec 16:00 (Live) Tue 1 Jan 15.45 (Encore) Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10) Booking Ref

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: New Year’s Eve Concert 2018

Celebrate the end of 2018 with the Berliner Philharmoniker’s glittering New Year’s Eve Concert. This fantastic event will be conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and Broadcast live from Berlin. Barenboim, one of the Philharmoniker’s oldest friends, also takes on the role of soloist in Mozart’s Piano No. 26 – a work of sparkling beauty and nuanced expression. There are also four famous by Maurice Ravel, which create an impressive synthesis of elegance and originality. The highlight is the Boléro, perhaps the most stunning crescendo in music. Piano and Conductor Daniel Barenboim. Concert Programme: Mozart (Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 26 in D major, “Coronation”); Ravel (Rapsodie espagnole); Ravel (Alborada del gracioso); Ravel (Pavane pour une infante défunte); Ravel (Boléro). 120m (No Interval)

Sat 29 Dec 15:30 Mon 31 Dec 14:00 BFI Comedy Genius Tour

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His Girl Friday

In this third offering of remastered Comedy Genius from the BFI, a newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. With Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the leading roles trading whip-smart put-downs and wisecracks at breakneck speed, the movie’s reputation as the fastest-talking comedy in Hollywood history is well deserved. Howard Hawk’s film is about attraction, ambition and work, and hasn’t lost its gloss even after 78 years – it’s funny, and not in that appreciative-titter “Ah, that was the Golden Age” way. The movie bears reviewing because there is always something new in the confetti of one-liners, while its depiction of journalism remains relevant: “Take Hitler and stick him on the funny page! ... Keep the rooster story – that’s human interest.” USA 1940 Howard Hawks 92m

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Fri 28 Dec Sat 29 Dec Sun 30 Dec Tue 1 Jan Wed 2 Jan

20:30 20:30 14:45 18:30 13:00

A young computer hacker and her journalist friend find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials. Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy), the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, returns to the screen in this first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller. Sverrir Gudnason plays the role of journalist Mikael Blomkvist. UK/Ger/Swe 2018 Fede Alvarez

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Three Identical Strangers

Sun 6 Jan 15:45 Thu 10 Jan 17:45 Booking Ref

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Three boys. Three different cities. At 19, one of the boys is told he bears an eerie resemblance to a former student named. The two young men meet. They are identical twins, mysteriously separated at birth, but overjoyed to be reunited. Their story makes all the New York dailies, where another teen happens to see his face reflected not once, but twice, on the front pages. USA 2018 Tim Wardle 96m

Leave No Trace

Sat 5 Jan Mon 7 Jan Wed 9 Jan

20:15 13:00 12:15

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A father and his thirteen-yearold daughter are living in an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever. Will (Ben Foster) and his daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) have camped out in an Oregon nature reserve for years. Discovery thrusts them into the social services system, which initiates a gradual change in this dynamic. Audiences loved this film at the 2018 Chichester Film Festival, and it rates 100% on ‘Rotten Tomatoes’. USA 2018 Debra Granik 109m

Thu 3 Jan Sat 5 Jan

15:00 13:30

Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10, Children £6) Exhibition on Screen

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Degas: Passion for Perfection

From the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge We journey from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century. Directed by David Bickerstaff. 85m

Fri 4 Jan 14:15 Thu 10 Jan 19:45 International Panorama: Turkey

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The Wild Pear Tree

Ahlat Agaci Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s (Palme D’Or Winner with ‘Winter Sleep’) new film sees an aspiring writer return to his native village, where his father’s debts catch up to him. While Ceylan usually deals with the conflicts and regrets of middle-aged men, here he focuses on a younger archetype – the angst-riddled young man who aspires to become a famous writer. Unfortunately, Sinan (Aydin Dogs Demirkol) is not particularly good at it. He resents his father (Murat Cemcir), a schoolteacher and gambling addict whose messy existence epitomizes everything Sinan doesn’t want in his life. Ceylan intersperses talky exposition with poetic imagery that deepens the story’s thematic concerns, from a majestic swing of the camera that goes up and into a tree, to the slow tracking shot toward the edge of a well at the movie’s taut and remarkable climax. (Subtitles) Turkey 2018 Nuri Bilge Ceylan 188m

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Fri 4 Jan Tue 8 Jan International Panorama: Denmark

20:15 20:15

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The House that Jack Built

Every year there is a film that divides Festival audiences. This year, it was one of the usual suspects – Lars von Trier – which presented one such film that split Cannes in half. Von Trier’s new drama follows the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. Dillon is depraved in the lead role, possibly a career best performance – the film also stars Uma Thurman and Bruno Ganz. Please note that this is a disturbing, graphic film. (Some Subtitles) Denmark/Fra/Ger 2018 Lars von Trier 155m

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Thu Back by Popular Demand

The Wife

4 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 10 Jan

12:00 17:45 13:15 20:30 15:30 15:15

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A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. We meet Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce), a Great American Novelist, in 1992, on the morning he wins the Nobel Prize. Buoying him up is his wife Joan (Glenn Close), who long ago subsumed her ambitions to support his. Or as she puts it later, “I am a kingmaker.” Christian Slater co-stars as the biographer who smells a different story, whilst Close’s real-life daughter Annie Stark is perfectly cast as the young Joan. ‘The Wife’ interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later – a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Glenn Close commands the film: still, formidable and impossible to look away from. Sweden 2018 Björn Runge 100m


Sun 6 Jan Mon 7 Jan Tue 8 Jan International Panorama: France

20:30 15:30 13:00

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Polina, Danser sa Vie A celebration of dance and music, this is a mesmerizing example of visual storytelling. Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina (played by Anastasia Shevtsova, a professional dancer who has performed with Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre) is a promising classical ballet dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that throws everything into question on a profound level. Diverting from her plan, she leaves all her exacting preparation behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj (Juliette Binoche – who has danced with London-based dancer/choreographer Akram Khan). But once there she is quickly forced to grapple with the realization that determination and hard work don’t always lead to success. (Subtitles) France 2016 Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj 108m

Fri 4 Jan 17:45 Mon 7 Jan 18:00 Thu 10 Jan 12:45


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A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. New York based photographer Ronit (Rachel Weisz) rushes home to London after hearing about her preacher father’s death. She didn’t know her two dearest childhood friends, Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and Esti (Rachel McAdams), are now husband and wife. When Dovid, a disciple of her father’s, invites Ronit to stay with them, the fuse is lit and desire – long repressed – explodes between the two women. This delicately handled tale of romance and acceptance is Sebastián Lelio’s follow up to his Academy Awardwinning ‘A Fantastic Woman’ (2017 Best Foreign Language Film). UK 2017 Sebastián Lelio 114m

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Sun 6 Jan Tue 8 Jan Wed 9 Jan Back by Popular Demand

18:00 18:00 14:30

Booking Ref

King of Thieves

A caper film about the unlikely gang of retirees that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden jewellery heist of 2015. The film tells the story of the epic multi-million-pound robbery initially believed to be undertaken by a gang of super-thieves. The actual perpetrators were a group of tough-guy retired criminals in their late 60s and 70s – with all kinds of physical maladies – who were mostly unoccupied and bored, until they consulted a bunch of how-to books and figured out a way to pull off one last hurrah. Entering the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company property via a lift shaft, they drilled through the 50cm thick vault walls with heavy machinery and escaped with a haul estimated to be worth around £200 million. The all-star cast of thieves includes Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone and Michael Gambon. UK 2018 James Marsh 103m

Sat 12 Jan 15:30 Thu 17 Jan 15:30 BFI Comedy Genius Tour

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Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot This is the fourth BFI remastered comedy this season, which sees Monsieur Hulot arrive at a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc. This was the first film to introduce Jacques Tati’s much-loved alter ego Monsieur Hulot, it set the pattern for future appearances, throwing the bumbling hero unwittingly into the middle of the action and letting the ensuing mishaps provoke humour ranging from gentle observations to fairly biting satire. Nearly dialogue-free and driven more by episode than plot, standout set pieces include a disrupted funeral, an interrupted game of cards, and a game of tennis played with rules that can politely be called unconventional. Tati was the heir to the great comics of the silent era – Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd. If you have not seen this classic – make sure you see it this time around. (Some subtitles) France 1953 Jacques Tati 114m


Fri 11 Jan Sat 12 Jan Sun 13 Jan Mon 14 Jan Tue 15 Jan Wed 16 Jan Thu 17 Jan

13:00 & 18:15 12:45 & 18:00 18:15 & 20:30 12:45 & 20:30 12:00 & 16:30 15:15 & 20:30 12:45 & 18:00

Fri 18 Jan 15:15 Sat 19 Jan 18:00 Sun 20 Jan 18:45 Mon 21 Jan 20:30 Tue 22 Jan 11:30 Wed 23 Jan 14:30 Thu 24 Jan 12:45

The Favourite

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In Yorgos Lanthimos’ (‘The Lobster’, ‘Dogtooth’) new film, Olivia Colman is simply dazzling as a fragile, volatile and sometimes dotty Queen Anne. Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. A wicked delight! Ireland/UK 2018 Yorgos Lanthimos 120m

Sun 13 Jan 14:00 Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

Adriana Lecouvreur

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Met Opera Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed ... The spectacle guarantees a good night out.” Opera in 3 acts sung in Italian with English Subtitles. Delayed Live. 240m inc 2 Intervals Subtitled screening

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Sat 12 Jan 20:45 Mon 14 Jan 15:30 Wed 16 Jan 18:00


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A taut, quiet and rigidly paced psychological drama based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family. In small-town Massachusetts in 1892, Lizzie (Chloe Sevigny) lives in a state of more-or-less repressed mutual hostility with her dictatorial and penny-pinching father (Jamey Sheridan) and her dour stepmother (Fiona Shaw). After a lifetime of loneliness, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart) and their secret intimacy sparks an unthinkable act. Director Macneill explores the days leading up to the savage crimes in a dark tale of repression, exploitation and thwarted dreams. USA 2018 Craig William Macneill 106m

Tue 15 Jan 19:00 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Booking Ref

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

NT Live from the Almeida Theatre Simon Russell Beale (The Lehman Trilogy, King Lear) plays King Richard II in a visceral new production about the limits of power, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (Little Revolution, Absolute Hell). A nation in uproar. A leader in crisis. An unlikely successor waiting in the wings, ‘Richard II’ is Shakespeare’s great political drama about the seduction of power and the tragedy of losing it. Our first ever broadcast from the Almeida Theatre is a stripped back, modern interpretation of William Shakespeare’s play, and we’re delighted to see Simon Russell Beale return to NT Live screens, following broadcasts of ‘Timon of Athens’ (2012) and ‘King Lear’ (2014). 150m approx including interval


Fri 11 Jan 21:00 Tue 15 Jan 14:30 International Panorama: Denmark

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The Guilty

Den Skyldige When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes clearer. This innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to great effect, ratcheting up the tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed. Director Gustav Möller expertly frames the increasingly messy proceedings against the clean Scandinavian sterility of the police department, while Cedergren’s strong performance anchors the film and places the audience squarely in Holm’s tragically flawed yet well-intentioned mindspace. A remarkable, must-see thriller. (Subtitles) Denmark 2018 Gustav Möller 85m

Fri 11 Jan 15:45 Sun 13 Jan 11:45 Mon 14 Jan 18:00 Back by Popular Demand

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To try and overcome a lifetime of bitterness and resentment, eighty four year old Edie (Sheila Hancock) decides to climb a mountain in Scotland. Having lived under the domineering restraints of her husband in the early years of their marriage, Edie then devotes thirty years of her life to his care. His final passing gives Edie a freedom she has long desired. Once a “wild child”, and in good health for her age, she sets out to fulfil a promise she and her now departed father had once planned … to climb mount Suilven together. Hancock anchors the film effortlessly in a stunning performance, and it would be an understatement to say Scotland has never looked so incredibly awe-inspiring on film before. UK 2017 Simon Hunter 102m

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Wed 16 Jan 13:00 Thu 17 Jan 20:45

Free Solo

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This is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. ‘Free Solo’ is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit. Strange to think that the year’s most outrageously harrowing action movie turns out to be an arthouse documentary from National Geographic. USA 2018 Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi 100m

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18 Jan 19 Jan 21 Jan 24 Jan

20:30 15:15 15:15 18:00

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The epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape. The two struggle through many episodes, and in the end, Papillon and Dega’s care for each other will emerge as a celebration of humanity in adversity. This 2018 version of the story is visually richer and narratively tighter than the 1973 original, with the two new leads doing an impressive job to even be compared to Steve MacQueen and Dustin Hoffman. USA 2018 Michael Noer 133m


Fri 18 Jan Sat 19 Jan Sun 20 Jan Mon 21 Jan Tue 22 Jan Wed 23 Jan Thu 24 Jan

Stan & Ollie

13:00 & 18:00 13:00 & 20:45 12:30 & 21:00 13:00 & 18:00 14:00 & 16:15 12:15 & 17:00 15:30 & 20:45

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Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain. The beloved comedy team of Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) made more than 100 films together from 1921-1951, before abandoning the screen for the stage. They embark on one last variety hall tour in Great Britain in 1953, but are surprised by the modesty of the bookings and cramped little guesthouses. They struggle for audiences and their booking agent seems disinterested. But a series of TV guest spots and celebrity appearances soon rekindle the country’s interest in their genius and the buzz grows as they head towards a big London finale. As the attention builds, so do their struggles with health issues, the changing times and the stress of the road, all threatening to overshadow their creative partnership. The world premiere of the film recently closed the 62nd London Film Festival. USA 2018 Jon S. Baird 97m Subtitled screening

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Sun 20 Jan 15:00 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15.00)

La Bayadère

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Bolshoi Ballet Live ‘La Bayadère’ is one of the greatest works classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgement set in India. The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions, and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love. Dazzling sets, costumes, and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the ‘Kingdom of the Shades’, illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ulimate redemption. A must-see! And a chance to compare this Bolshoi production to the earlier Royal Ballet version in November. 200m approx including 2 intervals

Tue 22 Jan 18:45 (Live) Sun 27 Jan 14:00 (Encore) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15.00)

The Queen of Spades

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Royal Opera House Live Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Queen of Spades’ is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new rare production that has already garnered five-star reviews in Amsterdam. An Opera in 3 Acts sung in Russian wth English subtitles. In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko (Gherman), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Liza), Vladimir Stoyanov (Prince Yeletsky) and Felicity Palmer (Countess) head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling. 210m approx inc interval


Film Courses at New Park

Sat 10 Nov 10:00 – 15:30 (Studio) Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £8.50) Booking Ref

Powell and Pressburger: In Their Time and in Ours

We are delighted to welcome prolific film historian and writer Ian Christie back to New Park for this day course on an extraordinary film partnership. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger produced many of the outstanding British films of the 1930s-1950s period, including ‘49th Parallel’ (1941), ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ (1946), ‘Black Narcissus’ (1947), ‘The Red Shoes’ (1948), and ‘Peeping Tom’ (1960). This day course will first consider their partnership in the context of the periods before and after WW2, and then look at why they were re-discovered and championed with such enthusiasm in the 1980s by Scorsese among others. Ian Christie organised the first full retrospective of Powell and Pressburger’s work in 1978, wrote the first books about them, and knew both filmmakers during their later years. He is now Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College and at Gresham College. A day not to be missed...

Thu 22 Nov 10:00 (Meet at CFT Café) 60-minute tour from 10:15 Film at New Park from 12:45 (inc short intro) CFT Tour & Film

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Shakespeare in Love

The Education Departments at Chichester Cinema at New Park and the Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) have put their heads together to offer our patrons a double delight. The film ‘Shakespeare in Love’ has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, as part of the Winter programme at CFT. For the price of a cinema ticket to see ‘Shakespeare in Love’, we are offering you a free backstage tour at the CFT in the morning followed by the film at New Park in the afternoon. Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) has writer’s block, an impasse relieved only when Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) arrives to audition in the guise of a boy. Relish the matchless cast, which also includes Judi Dench, Ben Affleck and Geoffrey Rush, assembled for this exuberant comedy. Don’t miss this special offer – it will be a truly memorable day! USA 1998 John Madden 123m

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Fri 23 Nov 13:30 – Buster Keaton (Studio) Fri 7 Dec 13:30 – The Marx Bros (Studio) Fri 11 Jan 13:30 – Jacques Tati (Studio) Tickets £6 per session (3 for £15)

Classic Comedy

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Following Preston Sturges in April, the next comedy offering in our education programme is three sessions appraising the contributions of three more giants of film comedy – Buster Keaton, the Marx Bros and Jacques Tati. The sessions are devised and led by Mike Jennings, Lead Trustee for Education. Buster Keaton, with his masterpiece ‘The General’ (1926) as well as many other fascinating films, is arguably the greatest writer/director/ performer of the Silent Cinema. The Marx Bros followed with a string of wonderful films, full of verbal dynamics and gags including ‘Duck Soup’. And then the Frenchman Jacques Tati continued this wonderful comedic tradition with ‘Jour de Fete’, ’Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday’ and others. Coincidentally, the British Film Institute is touring a nationwide programme of films called ‘Comedy Genius’, and New Park is showing a number of these classics, including ‘The General’ (Nov 25 and 26), ‘Duck Soup’ (Dec 8 and 10) and ‘Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday’ (Jan 12 and 17). In this dark political period the world is going through at the moment, this is a wonderful opportunity to see comedy genius at work, and share some laughter rather than despair! All very welcome.

Holocaust Memorial Day

In the Uk, January 27 is holocaust Memorial Day which marks the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. This is a day to remember the six million Jews murdered in the holocaust, and the millions killed under Nazi persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. In the Uk, thousands of local events and activities take place every year, each one an opportunity for people to reflect on those whose lives were changed beyond recognition, and to challenge prejudice, discrimination and hatred in our own society today. The Chichester Marks Holocaust Memorial Day committee will be presenting a special film event at the New Park Cinema on the afternoon of Sunday 27 Jan between 13:00 and 16:00, and we do hope you will be able to join us. Full details of the programme and how to book tickets will be announced during the Winter Season and on the New Park cinema website. The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 is ‘Torn from Home’, and the film event will encourage audiences to reflect on how the enforced loss of a place to call ‘home’ is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide.




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Ticket prices WINTER 2018/19 Full price Senior citizens

£9.00 £8.00

Friends Full-time Students/Unemployed Children under 15 Student Gold

£7.50 £5.50 £3.50 £1.00

(For first two matinees every day)

Special Events as listed Subtitled screening for the hard of hearing Valid cards must be shown to obtain concessions. Credit Vouchers can be issued if you cancel a minimum of 24 hours prior to the film.



























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Vice Presidents: Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Kenneth Branagh Artistic Consultant: Roger Gibson

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BOX OFFICE 01243 786 650 BOX OFFICE HOURS 12.30 to 20.30 Advance booking by Phone, Online or at the Box Office is recommended.

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Chichester Cinema 2018/19 Winter Season Programme  

The Winter season Programme Brochure for Chichester Cinema at New Park. Season from 9th November 2018 to 24th January 2019.

Chichester Cinema 2018/19 Winter Season Programme  

The Winter season Programme Brochure for Chichester Cinema at New Park. Season from 9th November 2018 to 24th January 2019.