Film at The Roses | April 2024

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Anne Hathaway in Mothers' Instinct

Wicked Little Letters 15, 1hr 40mins

Mon 1 Apr 7.30pm, Wed 3 Apr 7.30pm

Mon 8 Apr 7.30pm S, Tue 9 Apr 11am

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy starring Olivia Colman, Jesse Buckley and Timothy Spall. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, it follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding. When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town’s women begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.

Drive Away Dolls 15,

1hr 24mins

Tue 9 Apr 2pm, Wed 10 Apr 7.30pm

This entertaining comedy from Ethan Coen follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way.

Exhibition on Screen:

Painting the Modern Garden U, 1hr

Mon 15 Apr 7.30pm, Tue 16 Apr 2pm


For many great artists the garden has long been considered a desirable subject for the expression of colour, light and atmosphere. Claude Monet is perhaps the most well-known painter of gardens but other greats such as Van Gogh, Pissarro, Matisse and Sargent all viewed the garden as a meaningful focus for their talents. The work of these great artists, along with many others, feature in a major 2016 exhibition ‘Painting the Modern Garden’ from The Royal Academy, London. This dazzling film takes a magical journey from the gallery to the gardens, to Giverny and Seebüll and other glorious grounds favoured by artists. Here we discover how early twentieth century artists designed and cultivated their own gardens to explore contemporary utopian ideas and motifs of colour and form. Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything’.


Perfect Days PG, 2hrs 5mins, In Japanese with Subtitles

Wed 17 Apr 7.30pm, Tue 23 Apr 1pm

A highly anticipated return to fiction feature filmmaking from Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire), PERFECT DAYS takes the writerdirector to Tokyo to tell a story celebrating the hidden joys and minutiae of Japanese culture.

Hirayama is a contemplative middle-aged man who lives a life of modesty and serenity, spending his days balancing his job as a dutiful caretaker of Tokyo’s numerous public toilets with his passion for music, literature and photography. As we join him on his structured daily routine, a series of unexpected encounters gradually begin to reveal a hidden past that lies behind his otherwise content and harmonious life. Combining a refreshingly unstereotypical depiction of the Japanese capital with a soundtrack comprised of iconic hits from the 60s and 80s, this is a subtle, shimmering and ultimately life-affirming reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us. Nominated for the Best International Film award at the 96th Academy Awards®.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Cert TBC, 2hrs 5mins

Sat 20 Apr 11am, Wed 24 Apr 7.30pm

The Spengler family returns to where it all started - the iconic New York City firehouse - to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who've developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

Mothers' Instinct 15, 1hr 34mins

Fri 19 Apr 11am, Mon 22 Apr 7.30pm, Wed 24 Apr 2pm S

Academy Award winners Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway star in this unnerving psychological thriller about two best friends and neighbours, Alice and Celine, whose perfect lives in ‘60s suburbia are shattered by a tragic accident involving one of their children. Marking the directorial debut of acclaimed cinematographer Benoit Delhomme, we follow Alice and Celine as their familial bonds are gradually undermined by guilt and paranoia and a gripping battle of wills develops, revealing the darker side of maternal love.


Studio Films

The Studio Screen is an intimate space, of just 22 seats, dedicated to world cinema, British independent films and family favourites. Pre-booking for studio films is essential to secure your seat.

Ghostbusters 40th Anniversary PG, 1hr 45mins

Tue Apr 2pm, Thu 4 Apr 11am

In the run up to the latest instalment of the long running franchise, prepare to be slimed one more time as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of this enduring comedy sc-fi classic. So, who ya gonna call?

Priscilla 15, 2hrs 23mins

Wed 10 Apr 7pm, Mon 15 Apr 2pm

When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend. Through Priscilla's eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen side of a great American myth in Elvis and Priscilla's long courtship and turbulent marriage, from a German army base to his dream-world estate at Graceland, in this deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of love, fantasy, and fame.

How to Have Sex 15, 1hr 31mins

Wed 17 Apr 7pm, Sat 20 Apr 1.30pm

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, HOW TO HAVE SEX is a vibrant and authentic depiction of the agonies, ecstasies and ride-or-die glory of young female friendship, from rising British filmmaker Molly Manning Walker. Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday, drinking, clubbing and hooking up in what should be the best summer of their lives. As they dance their way across the sundrenched streets of Malia, they find themselves navigating the complexities of sex, consent and self-discovery. Captured with luminous visuals and a pitch-perfect soundtrack, Manning Walker’s directorial debut paints a painfully familiar portrait of young adulthood, and how first sexual experiences should – or shouldn’t – play out.


Fallen Leaves

12A, 1hr 21mins, in Finnish with subtitles

Mon 22 Apr 8pm, Tue 23 Apr 2pm

Award-winning filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre, The Other Side of Hope) makes a masterful return with a timeless, hopeful and ultimately satisfying love story about two lonely souls’ path to happiness – and the numerous hurdles they encounter along the way. Set in contemporary Helsinki, and shot through with Kaurismäki’s typically playful, idiosyncratic style and deadpan humour, this tender romantic tragicomedy is a timely reminder of the potency of movie-going from one of cinema’s living legends. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.


U, 1hr 54mins, in Swahili & Lao with Subtitles

Tue 23 Apr 7pm, Thu 25 Apr 11am

Spanish director Lois Patiño, who cut his teeth in experimental cinema, uses techniques from that world to astonishing effect with Samsara, bringing audiences a truly transcendental experience. The story unfolds in two parts, across two continents, two communities, two cultures, and two sets of inner lives. One half is set in Laos among the monks of a Bhuddist temple, where a young man called Amid tends to a dying woman. He travels across the Mekong River to read to her from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, preparing her for the journey to the other side. The other half unfurls in Tanzania where a young girl named Juwairiya wakes up to the news that a baby goat has been born. Between these two stories lies a sensory pathway made of light and sound; the viewer is only asked to close their eyes to join the experience. Like a conversation held on the border between one lifetime and the next, Samsara is a meditation on the journeys we take upon the wheel of life.

Evil Does Not Exist

12A, 1hr 46mins, in Japanese with subtitles

Mon 29 Apr 2pm, Tue 30 Apr 7pm

Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. Like generations before them, they live a modest life according to the cycles and order of nature. When the residents are informed of a development plan to erect a glamping site in their area, they realise the effects of the misguided project will endanger the ecological balance of the plateau and their way of life.

From the director of Oscar® and BAFTA winner Drive My Car.


Event Cinema

See the best ballet, drama and opera productions the world has to offer; from cutting edge drama at the National Theatre to enchanting ballet live from Covent Garden.

The Royal Ballet: Macmillan Celebrated

3hrs 15mins (including 2 intervals)

Tickets: £18.00 - £13.00

Tue 9 Apr 7.15pm

Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography. It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Büchner's play about a soldier’s descent into madness. The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMillan’s friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

3hr 30mins (including 2 intervals)

Tickets: £18.00 - £13.00

Sun 28 Apr 2pm

Out hunting, Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans. One among them transforms into the beautiful human Odette and he is immediately enamoured. But Odette is bound by a spell which keeps her captive as a swan during the day. Can Siegfried free her?

Tchaikovsky’s sensational score combines with the evocative imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John Macfarlane to heighten the dramatic pathos of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s quintessential ballet classic. Swan Lake remains to this day one of the bestloved works in the classical ballet canon.



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Main Screen:

Full price: £9.50, Concessions: £8.50, 16–25s: £5, Children: £5

Studio Screen:

All tickets: £8

Event Cinema:

Full price: £18, Concessions: £16, 16–25s: £13, Children: £13

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