This Week

The French Dispatch
Fri 22 Oct - Thu 9 Dec
Film
Wes Anderson’s delightful, star-studded homage to journalism and literary magazines is a feast for the eyes and a whip-smart comic delight.

Petite Maman

classified U S
Petit Maman
Wed 8 Dec 15:00, 17:30
Film
In this radiant tale, director Céline Sciamma crafts a mysterious and delicate exploration of childhood and grief.

C'mon C'mon

classified 15
C'mon C'mon
Wed 8 Dec 15:10, 17:40 (DS), 19:40
Film
Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills.

Blue Bayou

classified 15
Blue Bayou
Wed 8 Dec 14:50, 17:10
Film
Justin Chon writes, directs and stars in this stylish drama about a Korean-born, Louisiana-raised man who must go up against an unjust US immigration system to keep his family together.

The Hand of God

classified 15 S
The Hand of God
Fri 3 - Thu 9 Dec
Film
Oscar®-winning director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty) pens a love letter to his hometown (the Maradona-obsessed Naples of the 1980s) in this bitingly funny, semi-autobiographical family tale.
Deaf Conversations About Cinema: C'mon C'mon
Wed 8 Dec 19:30
Talk
Join us at the 17:40 screening of C'mon, C'mon, which will feature Descriptive Subtitles and a short introduction from a guest speaker. This will be followed at 19:30 by a post screening discussion in the Café & Bar with audience members and our guest speaker.

Onibaba

classified 15 S
Onibaba
Wed 8 Dec 20:00
Film
A rare 35mm screening of the cult-horror Japanese classic, which uses violence, folklore and sexuality to atmospheric effect.
A Love Letter to Zoom Theatre
Fri 10 Dec 13:00
In Venue Talk + Live stream
In this lunchtime talk Artistic Director Stephanie Kempson reflects on the online productions her company Sharp Teeth Theatre created over the pandemic and the lessons she’s learnt trying to keep some theatre digital.

There is No Evil

classified 18 (CTBA) S
There is no Evil
Wed 15 Dec 14:30
Film
Banned from making films in Iran, director Mohammad Rasoulof won the Berlinale Golden Bear in 2020 for this powerful take on the death penalty and its impact on Iranian society.

Mayor

classified 18 S Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2021
Mayor
Fri 10 Dec 17:40
Film
Mayor is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office.

Lamb

classified 15 S
Lamb
Wed 15 Dec 20:00
Film
An audacious, genre-defying mix of horror and folklore, Icelandic writer/director Valdimar Jóhannsson’s Cannes-winning debut is set to be one of the year’s most-talked about films.

The Stranger

classified 18 S Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2021
The Stranger
Sat 11 Dec 17:30
Film
In a small village in the occupied Golan Heights, the life of a desperate unlicensed doctor who is going through an existential crisis, takes another unlucky turn when he encounters a man wounded in the war in Syria.

There is No Evil

classified 18 (CTBA) S
There is no Evil
Fri 10 - Thu 16 Dec
Film
Banned from making films in Iran, director Mohammad Rasoulof won the Berlinale Golden Bear in 2020 for this powerful take on the death penalty and its impact on Iranian society.

Lamb

classified 15 S
Lamb
Fri 10 - Thu 16 Dec
Film
An audacious, genre-defying mix of horror and folklore, Icelandic writer/director Valdimar Jóhannsson’s Cannes-winning debut is set to be one of the year’s most-talked about films.

200 Meters

classified 18 S Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2021
200 Meters
Sun 12 Dec 14:40
Film
An action-packed drama, 200 Meters tells the story of Mustafa and his wife Salwa, who live 200 metres apart in villages separated by the West Bank wall.

Between Heaven and Earth

classified 18 S Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2021
Between Heaven and Earth
Sun 12 Dec 17:20
Film
At the courthouse to get a divorce a couple uncover a staggering discovery, which sends them on a road trip exploring the loss and betrayal of the past.
Public Spaces and Digital Voices
Fri 17 Dec 13:00
In Venue Talk + Live stream
In this lunchtime talk, Studio Resident Tine Bech will share ideas on the importance of ‘visual invitation to social interaction’ and will explore how play encourages audiences to move from looking to participation.
It's A Wonderful Life
Wed 22 Dec 14:20 (AD)
Film
Frank Capra's Dickensian classic celebrates its 75th anniversary in this undisputed Christmas masterpiece and perhaps the only one to centre around an attempted suicide.

The Lost Daughter

classified 18 (CTBA)
The Lost Daughter
Wed 22 Dec 17:20, 19:50
Film
In her striking, sensual and subversive directorial debut (which won Best Screenplay at Venice Film Festival), Maggie Gyllenhaal adapts the 2006 novel on motherhood gone astray by Elena Ferrante.

Silent Night

classified 15
Silent Night
Wed 22 Dec 20:00
Film
It’s the end of the world as we know it… A group of longtime friends gather for Christmas in an idyllic home in the English countryside, knowlng humanity will soon be eradicated by a towering poisonous cloud sweeping across the planet in this pitch black comedy.

Swan Song

classified 18 (CTBA)
Swan Song
Wed 22 Dec 19:30
Film
Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris star in this sci-fi drama about a man with a terminal illness who turns to an experimental solution to shield his family from grief.

It's A Wonderful Life
Fri 17 - Thu 23 Dec
Film
Frank Capra's Dickensian classic celebrates its 75th anniversary in this undisputed Christmas masterpiece and perhaps the only one to centre around an attempted suicide.

The Lost Daughter

classified 18 (CTBA)
The Lost Daughter
Fri 17 - Thu 23 Dec
Film
In her striking, sensual and subversive directorial debut (which won Best Screenplay at Venice Film Festival), Maggie Gyllenhaal adapts the 2006 novel on motherhood gone astray by Elena Ferrante.

Silent Night

classified 15
Silent Night
Fri 17 - Thu 23 Dec
Film
It’s the end of the world as we know it… A group of longtime friends gather for Christmas in an idyllic home in the English countryside, knowlng humanity will soon be eradicated by a towering poisonous cloud sweeping across the planet in this pitch black comedy.

Swan Song

classified 18 (CTBA)
Swan Song
Fri 17 - Thu 23 Dec
Film
Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris star in this sci-fi drama about a man with a terminal illness who turns to an experimental solution to shield his family from grief.

Titane

classified 18 (CTBA)
Titane
Wed 29 Dec - Tue 4 Jan
Film
Agathe Rousselle makes a ferocious debut as a killer on the run, in director Julia Ducournau’s electrifying Palme d’Or-winning techno-chiller.