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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN
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Runtime: 146 mins
Rating: 16
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
Runtime: 100 mins
Rating: TBC
After 15 years of living together, Marie (Bérénice Bejo) and Boris (Cédric Kahn) decide to get a divorce but the separation proves far from simple. Boris can't afford to move out until the house in which they live with their two daughters has been sold. But while Marie bought the house, it was Boris who completely renovated it, hugely increasing its market value. Unable to agree on how to divide the proceeds, they soon find themselves at an impasse in which all of their frustrations, resentments and grievances start to mingle with feelings of past affection. Underpinned by a razor-sharp script, After Love is also endowed with two of the year’s finest screen performances, with Bérénice Bejo (The Artist, The Past) displaying a stunning level of dramatic range and depth. "Intelligent, compassionate, challenging film-making." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian "A superbly acted, unapologetically adult exploration of a relationship atrophied." Wendy Ide, The Observer Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 128 mins
Rating: TBC
Eva Husson's intense, confident debut feature follows the fortunes of a group of Biarritz high-school students after they start a private orgy society. The teens seem to have created their own earthly paradise of total liberation, but matters soon prove more complex. Dazzlingly shot and the work of a true stylist, Bang Gang on one level resembles a French version of Larry Clark's Kids, but with a specifically female point of view and updated for the age of internet sex and revenge porn. At once celebratory, libidinously lawless and with an edge of sober social critique, Bang Gang is one of the most striking French debuts in ages – and is certainly one of the most controversial. "Director Eva Husson spins the bottle with a group of French teens searching for meaning in mindless sex – and explains how she related to their lives." Alex Godfrey, The Guardian Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 129 mins
Rating: PG
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. "Beauty and the Beast" is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle's eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston's long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Runtime: 129 mins
Rating: PG
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. "Beauty and the Beast" is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle's eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston's long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
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The conclusion of the orchestra’s cinema season offers a both exciting and diverse programme “From the New World”, under the baton of star conductor Gustavo Dudamel. This event is Free List Suspended. No complimentary tickets or free passes can be accepted.
Runtime: 90 mins
Rating: TBC
A year in the life of an Irish surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean. This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in the Big Wave surf community to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of the ever-changing life at land’s end.
The decisions we make early in life can have consequences more far-reaching than we imagine when we make them. Young surfers dedicate their lives to the ocean, consumed by the excitement and beauty on offer but how can they balance that with the inevitabilities of later life – money to earn, mouths to feed?
Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film digs deep into the day to day lives of the surf community, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline fuelled film to create a very real portrait of those who choose the surf lifestyle.
Directed by Ross Whitaker (Saviours, Unbreakable) and featuring some of the biggest waves and best surfers in Ireland – as well as a thrilling cameo by Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian –Between Land and Sea succeeds in being exhilarating while giving a moving, humourous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of West Clare.
Runtime: 117 mins
Rating: TBC
This sumptuous 19th-century period drama stars Guillaume Gallienne as post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne and Guillaume Canet as Émile Zola. Danièle Thompson's sixth feature charts the decade-long friendship and eventual fallout between Cézanne, who was born into a wealthy family but struggled to make a living as a painter, and Zola, who came from a family of more straitened circumstances but achieved fame and prosperity as a politically-engaged novelist. Despite their differences, the pair form a strong bond and both move to Paris to continue their careers. However, when a character in Zola's latest book seems to be based on Cezanne's struggles as a painter, the pair clash and their relationship soon becomes strained. "Thompson meticulously recreates the world these two titans lived in, including stunning Parisian interiors and many scenes set in Provence with flowered fields and mountainscapes shot in ways that evoke the environment that inspired the great painter." Bonjour Paris
Runtime: 119 mins
Rating: TBC
Roschdy Zem's film follows former slave Rafael Padilla (Omar Sy) as he unexpectedly becomes one of the most famous circus stars of the Belle Époque era in France. After performing as a clown in small country shows, Padilla is discovered by respected British entertainer George Foottit (James Thierree) and moves to Paris. Despite tensions between them, the pair quickly form a successful partnership and become one of the main attractions of the city's Nouveau Cirque. However, as the pressures of fame begin to take their toll, Padilla struggles with regular racial discrimination and a growing gambling addiction which threaten to ruin his career. "The clown known as Chocolat, a former Afro-Cuban slave, was a fixture of Belle Époque Paris. Toulouse Lautrec painted him — often in ugly caricature as a monkey — the Lumière Brothers filmed him and Jean Cocteau and Colette wrote about him. The first black performer to become a major popular hit in France and a key figure in its awakening as a multicultural nation, he died in poverty in 1917 and his memory faded. This box-office hit has helped restore his legacy." The New York Times Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 120 mins
Rating: LIVE
Dogwoof proudly presents the UK premiere of DANCER, followed by a Q&A and live performance by Sergei Polunin, brought to the big screen live via satellite on Thursday 2 March ahead of the film’s release on 10th March, 2017.

Broadcast live from the London Palladium, this exclusive event will connect Sergei Polunin with his existing fans as well as introducing him to a brand new fanbase, up close and personal from the best seat in the house!

Directed by Academy Award nominated Steve Cantor, DANCER offers a uniquely personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer. Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom - his talent more a burden than a gift.

From archive footage of Polunin training at the age of 6 to be an Olympic gymnast, to intimate material shot by both his parents, and in-depth interviews with family, friends, colleagues through to footage of Sergei’s life on and off the stage now, we witness every step of his journey.

The film includes a special contribution from renowned photographer and director David LaChapelle, who in 2015 shot Polunin's dance to Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' and generated over 10 Million YouTube views within two months of its release online.

DANCER is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral.
Runtime: 160 mins
Rating: LIVE
Die Entführung aus dem Serail was written at the order of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II. For source material, Mozart turned to a popular farce of his day about two pairs of European lovers, one noble and the other their servants, who are trying to escape from the harem of a Turkish pasha and his amusingly sleazy overseer. The work uses spoken dialogue and separate musical numbers in the form of a Singspiel, or “sung play.” Twenty years on since the death of the great director, who from 1951 staged legendary operas at La Scala, such as Macbeth, Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, to name but a few, Teatro alla Scala is proposing new staging, yet calling to the podium the man who conducted it the first time round - the great Zubin Mehta. The dizzying role of Konstanze is sung by Lenneke Ruiten, much applauded in Lucio Silla in 2015, with the emerging Mozart tenor Mauro Peter in the role of Belmonte.
Runtime: 220 mins
Rating: LIVE
Zubin Mehta conducts a cast led by Fabio Sartori and Julianna Di Giacomo in the acclaimed Don Carlo, Verdi’s opera about love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain, based upon the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias (1545-1568). Carlos was betrothed to Elizabeth of Valois (1545-1568), the daughter of France’s King Henry II but for political reasons, Elizabeth was ultimately married to Carlos’ father Philip II of Spain. Based on the 1787 dramatic poem by Friedrich Schiller, Don Carlo was first performed at the Paris Opéra in 1867 where politics and religion were dangerously entwined. Verdi made extensive revisions to the opera over the following 20 years, and this production follows the four-act 1886 version performed at one of the newest Opera Houses in the world, the Opera di Firenze. The Opera di Firenze has pioneered the perception of opera worldwide, demonstrating it can be both traditional and innovative. Their blend of the classic and contemporary puts Opera di Firenze at the centre of opera, guiding its future for years to come.
Runtime: 115 mins
Rating: TBC
At the end of the 19th century, Valentine, aged 20, married Jules. Towards the end of the 20th century, a young Parisian woman crosses a bridge on her way to a party thrown by her cousin. There, she meets a young man, later becoming his wife and the loving mother to their child. In the interim, between the two World Wars, two couples formed a quartet that was so close that after the death of one of the husbands and the wife of the other couple, the two families came together in a Paris apartment, 16 of them sitting round the table. "What do you get when you cast three French and internationally highly acclaimed top actresses such as Audrey Tautou, Bérénice Bejo and Mélanie Laurent, and bring them together in one film? A joy for the eye and the ear, Mr. Hung's masterful film tells the story of a catholic bourgeois family with three generations of women, their strengths, their joys, happiness and personal tragedies as they evolve from girls to mothers and then widows, still with hope in their hearts, during – give or take a few years – a whole century. It's a majestic drama with top-notch acting performances from the entire cast which results into a brilliant film experience." Film Talk Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 139 mins
Rating: 12A
FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black.
Runtime: 115 mins
Rating: 18
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling "Fifty Shades" phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015's blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine's Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker. When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together. Also returning from Fifty Shades of Grey are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar® winner Kim Basinger, Hugh Dancy, Bella Heathcote and Eric Johnson. Fifty Shades Darker is directed by James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by James.
Runtime: 113 mins
Rating: TBC
The ever-prolific François Ozon makes a welcome return with this richly-evocative period piece, set in the aftermath of World War I. In a small German town, a young woman named Anna mourns the tragic death of her fiancé Frantz. Living with her departed lover’s parents, Anna keeps to herself, until one day she spies a mysterious man leaving flowers on Frantz’s grave. Discovering the man to be a close friend of her fiancé during his time in France, Anna finds solace in the outsider’s memories of her beloved. But as her sorrow slowly begins to lift and the pair become increasingly attached, some striking truths emerge, forcing Anna to question her burgeoning feelings. No two Ozon films are ever the same and this sweeping love story is a typically atypical work from the wonderfully unpredictable filmmaker. "Sumptuous… Feels like new territory for Ozon." Nigel M Smith, The Guardian
Runtime: 120 mins
Rating: TBC
Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents decide to marry her to José, an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José’s devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society. That is until the day she is sent away to the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams? "Like a Madame Bovary updated to the 20th century, Gabrielle (Cotillard) is a romantic country girl from a well-off family, and she is consumed with sexual desire. In this romantic character study by Nicole Garcia, Cotillard's performance is luminous throughout, enriching the willful heroine with the depth of a single obsession." The Hollywood Reporter
Runtime: 103 mins
Rating: TBC
When an accident leaves a young man in a coma, doctors must gauge whether his parents are willing to consider a heart transplant, while elsewhere a woman (Anne Dorval) waits to see whether she will be given a new chance of life. This powerfully humane film is about individuals but also about how a compassionate health system works (note: graphic surgical scenes) as well as how our flesh-and-blood make-up ultimately connects us all. A terrific cast including Emmanuelle Seigner, Tahar Rahim and Bouli Lanners contributes to a film that addresses the heart and the brain with equal intelligence. "The tears are inevitable in Heal the Living, and for once, they feel like they’ve been earned." Sam Gray, The Upcoming Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 127 mins
Rating: PG
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Runtime: 143 mins
Rating: TBC
"I am one man among seven billion others. For the past 40 years, I have been photographing our planet and its human diversity, and I have the feeling that humanity is not making any progress. We can't always manage to live together. Why is that? I didn't look for an answer in statistics or analysis, but in man himself." Yann Arthus-Bertrand HUMAN is a collection of stories and images of our world, offering an insight into what it means to be human. A politically engaged work which allows us to embrace the human condition and to reflect on the meaning of our existence. Language: Various languages with English subtitles
Runtime: 97 mins
Rating: TBC
Victoria Spick is a beautiful Parisian criminal lawyer in her late 30s; sex-addict, workaholic, self-centered, and a love life going nowhere. Invited to a wedding reception she meets Vincent, her handsome, but unambitious friend, David, her ex-husband and Sam, a former drug dealer who she helped out of a sticky situation. The next day, Vincent is accused of attempted murder by his girlfriend. The victim's dog is the only witness. Reluctantly, Victoria accepts to defend Vincent, while she hires Sam as an au pair. This is just the beginning of troubled times for Victoria. An hilarious and tender comedy à la française, critically acclaimed in Cannes. "A chaotic mid-life crisis comedy anchored by a vibrant lead performance." Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 139 mins
Rating: TBC
In Search of Beethoven addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate, struck down by deafness, who searched for his ‘immortal beloved’ but remained unmarried. It delves beyond the image of the tortured, cantankerous, unhinged personality, to reveal someone quite different and far more interesting. In Search of Beethoven has brought together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this legendary composer. The line-up of performers and interviewees includes Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Roger Norrington, Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Fabio Luisi, Frans Brüggen, Ronald Brautigam, Hélène Grimaud, Vadim Repin, Janine Jansen, Paul Lewis, Lars Vogt, and Emanuel Ax among others. The film will be narrated by Juliet Stevenson and RSC actor David Dawson.

“one of the finest films about a great musician”
Philip French, Observer

‘Superb’
Rupert Christiansen – The Telegraph

‘It was so terrific I wept’
Angie Errigo - Mail on Sunday

“This film will make you rush to a concert hall or the nearest classical music store to savour Beethoven’s compositions.”
The Express
Runtime: 110 mins
Rating: TBC
Acclaimed director Phil Grabsky brings to the cinema and TV screens around the world the life and music of Fryderyk Chopin – one of the greatest composers of all time.

His grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights?

For four years, Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin.

By talking to acclaimed musical historians such as Jeremy Siepmann and bringing to the screen performances by such esteemed musicians as Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Vogt, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam and Kevin Kenner he hopes to answer those questions.

Renowned stage and screen star Juliet Stevenson provides narration. David Dawson brings life to the letters of Chopin himself.

Previous ‘In Search of...’ films have broken box office records in Australia, New Zealand and the USA and been huge critical successes.

Praise for the ‘In Search of...’ series:

‘Gripping’ - The Times
‘Outstanding’ - Chicago Sun Times
‘High-class’ - New York Times
‘Terrific’ - Mail on Sunday
‘Ideal’ - BBC Music Magazine
‘Riveting’ - The Observer
‘Beautiful’ - Chicago Tribune
Runtime: 100 mins
Rating: 15A
Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.
Runtime: 122 mins
Rating: 16
Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
Runtime: 220 mins
Rating: LIVE
200 years after the success of Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra, where one spectator during the Premiere at La Scala in 1817 described that the opera “aroused such furore that at every moment the audiences stood up en masse to cover Rossini in acclaim,” Riccardo Chailly now brings this celebrated tragicomic opera back to the stage where it was first performed. A masterpiece of grace and brilliance, La Gazza Ladra is adept at describing the excesses of power without prevaricating. In this production, the director and co-founder of the Teatro dell’Elfo and Oscar winner for Mediterraneo makes his debut at La Scala to elegantly relate the story of the servant Ninetta who is wrongly accused of theft. The cast brings together the cream of the new generation of Rossinian bel canto with Rosa Feola debuting, tenor Edgardo Rocha,basses Alex Esposito and Paolo Bordogna, as well as Teresa Lervolino and the expert bel canto of Michele Pertusi.
Runtime: 128 mins
Rating: PG
A jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) fall in love but face difficulties as they become more successful.
Runtime: 137 mins
Rating: 16
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Runtime: 100 mins
Rating: TBC
In Glasgow in the mid-1990s, flourishing indie rock band The Delgados established cult record label Chemikal Underground, heralding a renaissance of independent music in the city that would bring the likes of Mogwai, Arab Strap and Franz Ferdinand to the world. Lost in France, an exhilarating new documentary, explores the rise of this Glaswegian music scene, revisiting a defining, chaotic trip to France in the musicians' early careers. Featuring a stunning mix of live performances and frequently hilarious interviews, the film reunites key label personnel in an intimate exploration of friendship, memory and making music. Hosted by the Glasgow Film Festival, Lost in France screens as a special cinema event on 21 February followed by an exclusive performance broadcast live via satellite to cinemas across the UK and Ireland from the Glasgow O2 ABC, featuring a supergroup including Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), RM Hubbert plus The Delgados' Emma Pollock and Paul Savage.
Runtime: 123 mins
Rating: 12A
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, “Loving” celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry — and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
Rating: LIVE
María José Siri and Gregory Kunde star as the ill-fated lovers at the centre of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris and finds herself torn between true love and a life of luxury. The opera had its debut in 1893 and was Puccini’s first major triumph - a hit with critics and audiences alike. It was with this work that Puccini revealed himself 124 years ago on the very same stage of the Teatro Regio Turino as an operatic composer on a par with Verdi. Through Manon Lescaut, Puccini reveals his fascination with the destiny of a woman whose sensuality and boundless energy is shown by her passionate search for life’s pleasures. His sumptuous and rich score is characterised by youthful vitality and filled with glorious melodies to further enrich the story. Manon is a heroine in which Puccini believed in - a provocative woman fiercely attached to two incompatible entities; luxury and love. Manon dies “sola, perduta, abbandonata in landa desolata” and makes us think of another fallen woman, Violetta. Perhaps then Manon Lescaut represents a homage to Verdi.
Runtime: 90 mins
Rating: TBC
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is the originator and market leader for bringing blockbuster art events from galleries around the world to cinemas. Intertwined with artist biographies and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the galleries, the films are informative, accessible and entertaining. Over the last three seasons they have been enjoyed by more than 1 million people in cinemas around the world. Most importantly, the films are shot for the big screen and offer an immersive, cinematic journey through the world’s most loved art and its creators. MICHELANGELO Love & Death To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time. This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice which included painting, sculpture and architecture. Not least the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today at the National Gallery). This major new film goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate but much loved genius.
Runtime: 89 mins
Rating: TBC
A Swiss mother who has lost her son in a car accident decides to track down the French woman responsible for his death in this skilful adaptation of the eponymous novel by Anglo-French writer Tatiana de Rosnay. Emmanuelle Devos stars as the mourning mother-on-a-mission, while co-star Nathalie Baye plays the owner of the coffee-coloured car — from which the film gets its title — that was involved in the hit-and-run accident. This is the kind of psychological thriller that could have been written by Patricia Highsmith several decades ago as it contrasts obsession and revenge in a slow uncovering of the psyche of two female leads. "A classy and classical psychological thriller, at various times reminiscent of the works of Chabrol, Hitchcock and Highsmith." Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 95 mins
Rating: TBC
The man on the Moon is bored. One day he hitches a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet, an attack from outer space that sets the alarm bells ringing in the President's headquarters. The moon Man starts to explore the fantastical creatures and sights of a new planet. But all is not well, the Moon man's absence from his post means that all the world's children are unable to sleep. Before the megalomaniac President can capture him, they must join forces to return him to his rightful place in the sky. Based on the much loved children’s book by Tomi Ungerer, Moon Man is an unmissable experience for all ages, both young and old. This beautifully animated film is a German, French and Irish co-production involving Ireland's Oscar nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon with narration provided by Tomi Ungerer.
Runtime: 110 mins
Rating: TBC
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.
Runtime: 66 mins
Rating: TBC
Nine-year-old Icare, known to his friends as 'Courgette', finds himself in a local orphanage after the accidental death of his abusive mother. There he meets a group of children, each with their own emotional burdens and traumas to bear. Rather than dwelling on their misfortunes, the kids adopt a pragmatic approach to leading their lives, finding ways to co-exist in relative harmony. The arrival of young Camille gives Courgette his first taste of hope and possible romance. Despite its disarmingly uncomplicated look, this stop motion animated feature is one for older children and teens, as well as adults. It deals with its mature themes subtly and with respect, exploring the ways we adapt to the future and make the best of our lives. A funny, engaging and moving film with an unexpected depth and sense of beauty. "A big film in a small package: Claude Barras's children's animation broaches downbeat themes with charm, heart and smarts." Wendy Ide, The Observer Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 119 mins
Rating: TBC
Actress Manal Issa, star of Parisienne will present the screening. Lina, 19, arrives in Paris during the 90's. She is alone and lost. With nothing but fear and her natural instinct for self-preservation, she is looking for something she has never found in her home country of Lebanon: freedom. Although sometimes afraid, Lina is also intrepid, adventurous, confident, independent, and breathtakingly self-possessed. In this semi-autobiographical drama from France-based Lebanese director Danielle Arbid, newcomer Manal Issa gives a mesmerizing, intense and multifaceted performance for what's ultimately a coming-of-age story, while French acting veteran Dominique Blanc is wonderful in his supporting role as a professor who has a way with words. "Lina's story has a universal scope: it speaks to all foreign-born French people as well as to adolescents trying to find their place in the world they’re living in." Annie Ernaux Language: French and Arabic with English subtitles
Runtime: 133 mins
Rating: 15A
An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, Patriots Day is the powerful story of a community's courage in the face of terror.

In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.
Runtime: 105 mins
Rating: TBC
Following their previous collaboration on the acclaimed Clouds Of Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart reunites with director Olivier Assayas to play Maureen, a medium working in Paris as a personal shopper for a megalomaniacal A-list celebrity. Bored and frustrated by her job, Maureen only remains in France in an attempt to reach the spirit of her recently deceased twin brother. As time goes by, contact looks increasingly unlikely, until Maureen begins to receive strange text messages from an unknown source. Part sleek fashionista drama, part chilly murder mystery, part bewitching supernatural horror story, this elegant arthouse head-scratcher escapes easy definition and is an absolute pleasure to watch. Give yourself over to its secrets and prepare to be hypnotised. "Personal Shopper is an uncategorisable – yet undeniably terrifying – drama about a fashion PA trying to exorcise herself of her dead twin." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian Language: English
Runtime: 108 mins
Rating: TBC
Moscow, early 90s. Polina, aged 8, is a gifted ballerina. From a modest background she joins the prestigious school of Professor Bojinsky, who trains dancers for the Bolshoi. He immediately grasps her tremendous potential and makes her work so hard that at only 18 her dream finally comes true and she enters the prestigious Bolshoi. This is when she meets Adrien, a charming French dancer. He will help her to discover not only love but, more importantly, a new form of dance, more contemporary and expressive, a kind of dance that will change her life forever. From Moscow to Aix-En-Provence and Antwerp, from success to disillusion, we follow Polina's incredible destiny. "Dance isn't just a performance, but a language that actors should master", says French director and choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. "It's important for actors to practice dancing. When actors are not talking, their bodies are talking. Dancing helps sharpen your emotions." Language: French and Russian with English subtitles
Runtime: 150 mins
Rating: LIVE
George Balanchine's evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of 'Emeralds', while the fire of 'Rubies' comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in 'Diamonds'. Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company. LIVE EVENT BROADCAST:IMPORTANT NOTICE: For live content all start/intermission and finish times are approximate. Delays can be experienced and some level of audio and visual interference/interruptions can be an unforeseen possibility. Where/If advised by the broadcaster of possible issues we will alert the audience accordingly. This event is Free List Suspended. No complimentary tickets or free passes can be accepted.
Rating: LIVE
This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton's adaptation of Shakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Symphonic Variations was Ashton's first work after World War II, and one of the Company's first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck's brooding Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton's beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi's opera La traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963. LIVE EVENT BROADCAST:IMPORTANT NOTICE: For live content all start/intermission and finish times are approximate. Delays can be experienced and some level of audio and visual interference/interruptions can be an unforeseen possibility. Where/If advised by the broadcaster of possible issues we will alert the audience accordingly. This event is Free List Suspended. No complimentary tickets or free passes can be accepted.
Runtime: 180 mins
Rating: LIVE
A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers. First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess. The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006. The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other. LIVE EVENT BROADCAST:IMPORTANT NOTICE: For live content all start/intermission and finish times are approximate. Delays can be experienced and some level of audio and visual interference/interruptions can be an unforeseen possibility. Where/If advised by the broadcaster of possible issues we will alert the audience accordingly. This event is Free List Suspended. No complimentary tickets or free passes can be accepted.
Runtime: 165 mins
Rating: LIVE
Puccini's Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria 'Un bel dì' (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice. LIVE EVENT BROADCAST:IMPORTANT NOTICE: For live content all start/intermission and finish times are approximate. Delays can be experienced and some level of audio and visual interference/interruptions can be an unforeseen possibility. Where/If advised by the broadcaster of possible issues we will alert the audience accordingly. This event is Free List Suspended. No complimentary tickets or free passes can be accepted.
Runtime: 165 mins
Rating: LIVE
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award winning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece. LIVE EVENT BROADCAST:IMPORTANT NOTICE: For live content all start/intermission and finish times are approximate. Delays can be experienced and some level of audio and visual interference/interruptions can be an unforeseen possibility. Where/If advised by the broadcaster of possible issues we will alert the audience accordingly. This event is Free List Suspended. No complimentary tickets or free passes can be accepted.
Rating: TBC
Blanquette This animated short sees a family get together for a meal. A veritable dance commences as the family bustles around the kitchen, bringing plates and cutlery to the table and passing dishes to each other. France, 2015, 4'23" Director: Charlie Blin Language: French with English subtitles Guillaume drifting Guillaume à la dérive On the day he gets fired, Guillaume (Bastien Bouillon) meets his replacement, Tom (Marc Arnaud). France, 2016, 18'50" Director: Sylvain Dieuaide Language: French with English subtitles Birth of a leader L’enfance d’un chef Vincent (Vincent Lacoste) is a twenty-year-old actor. He gets his big break when he is offered the lead role in a biopic on Charles de Gaulle's life. The only problem? At the same time as he gets the job, his parents decide to move to Orléans, forcing Vincent to live alone. We follow him in his first steps towards independence. This short was critically acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival. France America, 2016, 15'17" Director: Antoine de Bary Language: French with English subtitles Sabine Franc, (Franc Bruneau) the owner of a video store, has just broken up with his partner. He decides to ease his pain by shooting some rather unusual films of his own. France, 2015, 13'49" Director: Sylvain Robineau Language: French with English subtitles One Hell of a Plan Un plan d’enfer Mo and Carl are two devious thieves with a clever plan. One night they unleash dozens of cats in a neighbourhood, driving all of the local dogs crazy. Amid the barking and confusion, the robbers go in search of alleged booty hidden under an old woman's house. But unfortunately for them, things do not go quite to plan. Mo and Carl are about to live the most frightening night of their lives. France, 2015, 5'35" Director: Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli Language: French with English subtitles Dolly Poupée Every evening, 'Poupée' (doll) trawls online dating sites in the hope of finding love. After chatting to a mysterious stranger, she decides to go to his house in the middle of the night. As she always does, she believes something might come of it. France, 2016, 13' Director: Jessica Talud Language: French with English subtitles The Quiche Le Flan Robert is confident of being elected. However, when he loses by just one vote, he must uncover the identity of which family member did not vote for him. Was it his wife? His mum? His dad? Enraged and suspicious, Robert creates upheaval in the family in his search for the truth. France Belgium, 2015, 12' Director: Odile d'Oultremont Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 108 mins
Rating: G
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.

Runtime: 90 mins
Rating: TBC
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is the originator and market leader for bringing blockbuster art events from galleries around the world to cinemas. Intertwined with artist biographies and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the galleries, the films are informative, accessible and entertaining. Over the last three seasons they have been enjoyed by more than 1 million people in cinemas around the world. Most importantly, the films are shot for the big screen and offer an immersive, cinematic journey through the world’s most loved art and its creators. THE ARTIST’S GARDEN: American Impressionism Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse from Season 3 comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920’ from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American Impressionism. Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Cezanne, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and famous locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes. Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse from Season 3 comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920’ from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American Impressionism. Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Cezanne, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and famous locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes. This event is Free List Suspended. No complimentary tickets or free passes can be accepted.
Runtime: 105 mins
Rating: PG
The story of McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc.
Runtime: 104 mins
Rating: 12A
Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary's The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world's most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.
Runtime: 104 mins
Rating: G
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made "The LEGO Movie" a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: "The LEGO Batman Movie." But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Runtime: 122 mins
Rating: TBC
Summer, 1946. The Cousteau family live in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean Sea. By day they go diving, by night they watch the stars. It's paradise on earth. But Jacques is never content. He lives and breathes adventure and believes absolutely in the virtues of progress. With his invention, the aqualung, his recently acquired vessel the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers, he is ready to cross the world's oceans. Ten years later, back from boarding school, Jacques's son Philippe finds his father greatly altered – an international celebrity with megalomaniac dreams of grafting gills to humans and creating underwater cities. Despite their mutual love and admiration, violent conflict between these two passionate men is inevitable. This high-profile biopic of the legendary French underwater explorer is based on books about Cousteau as well as testimony gathered by Jérôme Salle and his team. "Nothing was spared in Salle's attempt to bring Cousteau's life to the screen, with complex underwater work and plentiful location shooting; production designer Laurence Ott has enjoyed himself and the results are often more than handsome." Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 121 mins
Rating: PG
In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he's never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa.

When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he's eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand Earth's atmosphere.

Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.
Runtime: 113 mins
Rating: TBC
Rising French actor Adèle Haenel (Water Lilies, Les Combattants) stars as Jenny Davin, a talented doctor who refuses to open the door to a mysterious late-night caller. The next morning, she learns that the caller was a girl who has been found dead, and that the police have no way of identifying her. Shocked and guilt-stricken, Jenny resolves to discover the name of the young girl so that she will not be buried anonymously. Playing intelligently with the traits of traditional detective drama, The Unknown Girl is another characteristically engaging social commentary from the two-time Palme d'Or winning Dardenne brothers - and a morally astute and compelling investigation of personal responsibility, justice and compassion. "Another quietly powerful masterpiece… A Wholly gripping narrative told with understated eloquence." Saskia Baron, The Arts Desk Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 112 mins
Rating: TBC
In an unnamed African country, the Move For Kids organisation (based on Zoe's Ark) is officially established to rescue orphans and provide them with a new life in France. Led by Jacques (Vincent Lindon), it soon becomes apparent that the organisation’s motives behind saving the orphans are not always honourable. As the line between humanitarian assistance and human trafficking becomes increasingly blurred, we are left wondering who to root for. Provocative, disturbing yet hopeful, the film features standout performances and a gripping script. "A shrewd look at the refugee crisis, and based on the real-life Zoe's Ark controversy, Joachim Lafosse's bitter drama is about an NGO in Chad that crosses the line between do-gooding and kidnapping." The Guardian
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