Japan 2018. 121 minutes. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Starring: Lily Franky and Mayu Matsuoka.
A warm and understated Japanese drama about a family who take in a small child they find left outside in the freezing cold. 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 hidden secrets and tests the bonds that unite them. In the hands of a different director, a plot like this could be the basis of a thriller, but the story feels more like that of a contemporary Dickens.
A jewel thief is at large on the Riviera, and all evidence points to retired cat burglar Cary Grant. Escaping the law, Grant heads to the Cote D'Azur where he is greeted with hostility by his old partners in crime. One such person is heavily bejewelled Jessie Royce Landis, who is as brash and outspoken as her daughter Grace Kelly is quiet and demure. But "still waters run deep”, and soon Kelly is amorously pursuing the far-from-resistant Grant. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Runtime: 106 mins. 1955
This is the screening re-scheduled from Monday 6th May.
It’s the early 18th Century, England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill governs the country, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. New servant, Abigail Masham, steps into the breach as the Queen’s companion while Sarah is consumed by the politics of war. Her burgeoning friendship with the Queen gives Abigail a chance to regain her social status. Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz. Director: Yorgos Lanthimos. Runtime: 119mins. 2018
A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. This biopic won Rami Malek Best Actor at the Oscars. The film was troubled with the departure of the original lead and director. Some have accused the finished product of being moralising, casting Freddie's homosexuality as the villain, others haveraved about the music and breath-taking mimicry. Starring Ramil Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee. Director: Bryan Singer, Runtime 134 Mins.
This hysterical comedy finds Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon masquerading as women in order to elude irate Chicago mobsters while befriending a beautiful singer (Marilyn Monroe). Expect wisecracking banter, breakneck pace, vulgarity, wit and sensational performances - hysterically funny no matter how many times you see it. Mixing roaring 20s crime picture elements of bootleggers, Tommy guns and chorus girls doing the Charleston, with the screwball staples of false identities, naughty repartee and madcap pursuits. Starring: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe. Director: Billy Wilder. Runtime: 117 mins. 1959
A beguiling French documentary created by veteran New Wave director Agnes Varda in collaboration with JR, a young photographer. The two set off on a road trip across rural France, exploring villages and small towns and creating portraits of the people they meet. ‘Faces, Places’ is a charming and life-affirming exploration of both the power of community and the inspiration that comes from the most cross-generational of friendships. Director: Agnes Varda and JR. Runtime: 89 mins. In French with English subtitles 2017
A charmingly whimsical Ealing Studios comedy. When an unexploded WWII bomb is accidentally detonated in Pimlico, London, it reveals a treasure trove and documents proving that the region is, in fact part of Burgundy, France and thus foreign territory. The British Government attempts to regain control by setting up border controls and cutting off services to the area. The film was nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA. Starring: Hermione Baddeley and Basil Radford. Director: Henry Cornelius. Runtime: 87 mins. 1949
Willem Defoe shines in this biopic, which focuses on the last years of Van Gogh’s troubled life, highlighting his friendship with Gauguin. It succeeds in capturing the essence of ‘now’, immersing the viewer in the physicality of Van Gogh’s painting. It does justice to the fiercely painful love between Gauguin and Van Gogh, but some of the best scenes are of Van Gogh confronting other human beings. His passion and frenzied inspiration overwhelm and astonish people, resulting in derision, suspicion and fear. Starring: Willem Defoe. Director: Julian Schnabel. Runtime: 111mins. 201
A young New York writer sponsored by a wealthy woman falls in love with the charming, impulsive and eccentric call girl that lives next door. Based on a story by Truman Capote. The winner of 2 Academy Awards including Best Song. Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Mickey Rooney. Director: Blake Edwards. Runtime: 110 mins. 1961
This version of the story is not just a remake of the previous two films and, in being faithful to the book, it makes for a great movie. Robert Powell as Hannay is full of charisma and the action scenes have a touch of James Bond. The stalwart British cast give sterling support, the pace is deliciously fast and relentless, and both the mood and tone are exactly right. Starring: Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter. Director: Don Sharp. Runtime: 1h 42 mins.1978
A classic British drama by Harold Pinter, based on the LP Hartley novel of the same name. Norfolk 1900. Leo is spending the summer at his friend Marcus’ wealthy family estate. He develops a crush on Marcus’ sister Marian, a beauty soon to be engaged to Hugh, a viscount and jolly good sort. Marian makes a favourite of Leo, asking him to carry messages for her. Starring: Julie Christie, Alan Bates and Michael Redgrave. Director: Joseph Losey. Runtime: 111 minutes. In English with hard of hearing subtitles. UK. 1971
Set in America in 1962. Green Book tells the heartwarming true story of Tony Lip, a working-class ItalianAmerican bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr. Don Shirley, a highly-educated African-American classical pianist. Starring: Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini and Viggo Mortensen. Director: Peter Farrelly. Runtime: 130mins. 2019
A terrific telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale featuring an allstar cast! The film follows the trials and tribulations of the title character beginning as a boy (Freddie Bartholomew) whose father dies and mother (Elizabeth Allan) remarries the strict Mr. Murdstone (Basil Rathbone). Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton and Edna May Oliver. Director: George Cukor. Adaptation: Hugh Walpole. Runtime: 130 mins.1935
Winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. An all-time favourite for you to sing-along to, dress-up for and relive. Starring: Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Director: Robert Wise. Runtime: 174 mins.1965
As the young man, Tom, prepares to leave the Suffolk village of his birth, voices and experiences from his family's past crowd in on his mind, weaving a poetic tapestry of the love of home and the longing to get away from it. Director: Peter Hall. Writer: Ronald Blythe. Runtime: 1h 38 mins.1974
This new Pixar classic is a bit of a universal-people-pleaser. We are yet to meet anyone who has not bonded deeply with it! Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house. The licence for this film has been generously sponsored by Norwich, Waveney and District Creative Mojo - who craft with adults who experience mental health issues, learning or physical issues and people living with dementia. Cinema followed by parent/carer and child crafts suitable for 3 years and up. Running time: 1hr36mins. www.facebook.com/creativemojonorwichwaveneyanddistrict
START TIME 10am (STARTS 30MINS EARLIER)
Revolting Rhymes is a 2016 British-German computer animated TV film based on the book of the same name written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. This was the first book I ever read to my baby son and, 8 years on, it remains just as entertaining. Retelling and intertwining five of the six poems from the book, the two-part film was created in Berlin and Cape Town. The first part was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Bungay Town Council have supported this session, along with several other sessions this season and also contributed towards our new reusable equipment. Cinema followed by parent/carer and child crafts suitable for 3 years and up. Running time: 1hr
A beautiful and award-winning film made by the same people behind ‘The Snowman’. A young Polar Bear cub chases a bird and is captured by sea men on a ship after he is spotted. The bear, now grown up in captivity, looks up at a star before lying down to sleep. The next day, a red haired girl named Tilly is on a daytrip to the London Zoo, but accidentally drops her teddy bear into the bear pen. As magical and dreamlike as The Snowman, The Bear takes you on a wonderful Christmassy flying trip around London Landmarks. The licence for this film has been generously sponsored by Green Pebble, fine art greetings card from just around the corner. Cinema followed by parent/carer and child crafts suitable for 3 years and up. Running time: 26mins https://www.greenpebble.co.uk/