QUAD Film Guide April 2022

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Don’t miss A mysterious and menacing gothic western The Power Of The Dog

Film April

Delivered by a fantastic ensemble cast, Operation Mincemeat is a richly satisfying take on an incredible true story of WWII espionage

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The Worst Person In The World 1 – 8 April Norway 2022 128 mins Dir: Joachim Trie The film revolves around Julie (Reinsve), a vibrant and impulsive young woman who, on the verge of turning thirty, is faced with a series of drastic choices. Julie navigates multiple love affairs, existential uncertainty and career dissatisfaction as she slowly starts deciding what she wants to do, who she wants to be with, and ultimately who she wants to become.



True Things

The Outfit

1 – 8 April UK 2022 102 mins Dir: Harry Wootliff

8 – 14 April UK / USA 2022 105 mins Dir: Graham Moore

Bored by the daily tedium of her office job, Kate (Ruth Wilson) is sleepwalking through life when a chance sexual encounter with a charismatic stranger (Tom Burke) awakens her. High on infatuation and the exhilaration of this new relationship and hoping he will provide the escape she so desperately desires, she embarks on an emotionally dangerous journey that slowly begins to consume her.

1956: Former Savile Row tailor Leonard (Mark Rylance) finds himself in Chicago after a personal tragedy. Running a small shop in a rough part of town, his beautiful bespoke suits, catch the eye of the only people around who can afford them: a family of gangsters. Leonard tries to turn a blind eye to their criminality, but as they begin to take advantage. Leonard and his assistant find themselves embroiled deeper than they could ever have imagined.

Encounters: Urban Spaces 11 April at 6:30pm 62 mins Another selection of great short films from the Encounters Short Film Festival. The programme looks at the multiple ways humans engage with the spaces they inhabit, their inherent symphonies, kinetic movements as well as the hostile environments that can be called home. Serial Parallels, dir. Max Hattler, Germany, 2019, 9 mins Faraway, dir. Audrey Lam, Australia, 2012, 10 mins Winter (Zima), dir. Cristina Picchi, Russia, 2013, 12 mins Quantum, dir. Flatform, Italy, 2015, 8 mins Jo Ha Kyu, dir. Nguyen Trinh Thi, Vietnam, 2012, 12 mins Railment, dir. Hayashi Shunsaku, Japan, 2017, 10 mins

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All I Can Say The Power Of The Dog



8 – 14 April New Zealand / Australia 2021 127 mins Dir: Jane Campion Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love. With a brilliant score by Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) the film also won an Oscar for Best Director. "Campion remains a master of sensory storytelling, delivering a scorching study of masculinity rooted in fear." - Empire Magazine

8 – 14 April USA 2022 101 mins Dir: Danny Clinch, Taryn Gould, Colleen Hennesy and Shannon Hoon Shannon Hoon, lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon, filmed himself religiously from1990-1995 with a video camera, recording up until a few hours before his sudden death at the age of twentyeight. His camera was a diary and his closest confidant. In the hundreds of hours of footage, Hoon meticulously documented his band’s rise to fame.

Operation Mincemeat From 15 April UK 2021 128 mins Dir: John Madden Starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen and Kelly Macdonald, the strangerthan-fiction story of the bizarre and critical military deception that arguably helped the Allies liberate wartime Sicily. Based on Ben Macintyre’s bestselling book.



15 April at 8:30pm Taiwan 1981 86 mins Dir: Chang Hsin-Yi There’s nothing like Thrilling Bloody Sword, a head-spinning slice of Taiwanese psychotronic cinema that builds a fantasy action movie out of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, impossible fight scenes, and a cavalcade of monsters that include a cyclops, a pterodactyl and Satan himself!

CONTENT WARNINGS: Violence against animals, nudity.



Satori Screen: Thrilling Bloody Sword (S)

Benedetta 15 – 21 April France 2022 132 mins Dir: Paul Verhoeven Seasoned provocateur Paul Verhoeven returns with this gleefully transgressive drama, inspired by a nun in Renaissance Italy whose lesbian relationship and erotic visions of Jesus scandalised her church. Benedetta is a lurid, simmering and explicit romp that depicts religious hypocrisy, moral ambiguity and the possibilities of female emancipation in a maledominated world.

A comet impregnates a queen. She gives birth to a fleshy egg. In disgust, the king tosses the egg in the river. Seven little people stumble onto the egg. They stab it with a knife and find a cute baby inside - who grows up to be a beautiful princess. One day, she runs into a prince fighting a multi-headed dragon, and of course, the two royals fall in love. Unfortunately, a group of dastardly wizards want to keep them apart, and they’ll use every creature at their disposal to do it. Satori Screen is proud to present what might just be the UK premiere of this fantastic example of international cult genre cinema, just 41 years after it was made.

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Compartment No. 6 22 – 28 April Finland / Estonia / Germany / Russia 2021 108 mins Dir: Juho Kuosmanen

All aboard for Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen’s follow-up to The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki: a witty, booze-fuelled train journey in a ‘90s Russian winter which sees two unlikely people forced into close quarters. Sweet-natured Finnish archaeology student Laura (Seidi Haarla) is travelling from Moscow to Murmansk to view the region’s mysterious ancient petroglyphs. On an uncomfortable train in the freezing cold, she finds that she must share compartment no 6 with gruff Russian miner Vadim (Yuri Borislov). Yet somehow, the hostility between them begins to thaw.

From 29 April USA 2022 136 mins Dir: Robert Eggers


Director Robert Eggers has channelled the success of his films The Witch and The Lighthouse into this epic Viking Revenge saga that explores how far a Viking prince will go to seek justice for his murdered father. Alexander Skarsgard stars as Amieth the Viking Prince alongside Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Bjork.


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Onoda: 10,000 Nights In The Jungle (S) 22 – 28 April France / Japan 2022 166 mins Dir: Arthur Harar Japan, 1944. Trained for intelligence work, 22-yearold Hiroo Onoda discovers a philosophy contrary to the official line: no suicide, stay alive whatever happens, the mission is more important than anything else. Sent to Lubang, a small island in the Philippines, his role will be to wage a guerrilla war until the return of the Japanese troops.

Downton Abbey: A New Era From 29 April UK 2022 125 mins Dir: Simon Curtis The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. All your favourites are back with new additions to the cast including Laura Haddock and Dominic West.

Fright Club ManFish 30 April at 8:30pm UK 2022 83 mins Dir: Marc Coleman When a humanoid sea creature washes up in Terry’s bleak life they quickly develop feelings for each other - But can Man love Fish, and will Terry’s older criminal brother get his hands on the creature before Terry can decide how he feels? A unique, quirky horror-comedy that highlight the great talent in the UK filmmaking scene.

Exhibition On Screen: Easter In Art 5 April at 7pm & 7 April at 1pm 2020 86 mins The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2,000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history. From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day. Shot on location in Israel, the United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages, and in doing so they capture a vital part of the history and culture of the past 2,000 years.

Tickets: £14, £13 QUAD Members & Concessions, £12 Concessionary Members

National Theatre Live: Henry V

Northern Ballet Merlin

21 April at 7pm Encores: 2 May at 1pm & 3 May at 7pm

24 April at 4pm

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power. Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war. Captured live from the Donmar Warehouse in London, this exciting modern production is directed by Max Webster (Life of Pi).

Inspired by the story of the mythical wizard, Northern Ballet’s Merlin will take audiences on a sweeping epic adventure of heartbreak, hope and more than a little magic. Choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie (Broadway’s King Kong and Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom), expect an enchanting spectacle. Don’t miss the legend reawakened through Northern Ballet’s blend of classical ballet and unrivalled storytelling.

Tickets: £17, £15 QUAD Members & Concessions & £13 Concessionary Members

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11 May at 8pm UK/Australia 2022 105 mins Dir: Andrew Dominik Shot on location in London & Brighton, Andrew Dominik’s new feature documentary captures Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ exceptional creative relationship as they bring to life the songs from their last two studio albums, Ghosteen (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) and Carnage (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis).In this document of their first ever performances of these albums, filmed in spring 2021 ahead of their UK tour, we see the two, accompanied by singers and string quartet.

Cine Kids Rabbit Academy


2 & 3 April / UK 2015 82 mins Dir: Mark Burton & Richard Starzak Shaun is a clever, mischievous sheep who lives with his flock on Mossy Bottom Farm. Life on the farm has got into a bit of a rut, and Shaun concocts a cunning plan - to have a day off. Events rapidly escalate out of control and Shaun’s mischief inadvertently leads to the hapless farmer being taken away from the farm and into the Big City. With the flock’s help, Shaun must leave the farm for the first time in order to rescue The Farmer. But how will the sheep survive?


Sonic The Hedgehog 2 8 – 21 April USA 2022 122 mins Dir: Jeff Fowler After settling in Green Hills, Sonic (Ben Schwartz) is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles (Idris Elba), in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations.


30 April & 1 May Germany 2022 76 mins Dir: Ute von Munchow-Pohl Peter Rabbit meets Monsters University in the exciting new animated feature Rabbit Academy. This vibrant and colourful family adventure follows Max, the first city rabbit to be chosen in the master class for Easter Rabbits. Now Max and his friends must find their very own super-power to protect Easter. The unthinkable happens when insidious rabbit Leo begins conspiring with the foxes and schemes to destroy all eggs. Will Rabbits Max, Emmy and their friends manage to stop him?

The Bad Guys 8 – 21 April USA 2022 100 mins Dir: Pierre Perifel After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell), Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos), Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson) and Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina) are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet -turning good.

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Support QUAD Share the inspiration Films are available to rent, for up to seven days and from just £3.49, and include titles recently screened in QUAD as well as classics and special selections. Films currently available include Belfast, The Courier, Boiling Point, The Father, Promising Young Woman, Rocketman, Sicario, Military Wives and The Last Bus, alongside classics like The Outsiders, Passport To Pimlico and The Third Man. Recently added titles includes ‘Exhibition on Screen’ favourites: Frida Kahlo, I, Claude Monet, Leonardo - The Works, Rembrandt and Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way of Seeing.


FORMAT is organised by QUAD in partnership with the Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre (DMARC), University of Derby. FORMAT22 Presents includes a range of talks and events; please check our website for details.