SAT 05 SEPT – ‘Nostalgia For The Light’ (12A)
with Orkney International Science Festival
Winner, Best Film, 2011 International Documentary Association (IDA)
Winner Best Documentary, 2010 Abu Dhabi Film Festival
SAT 19 SEPT – ‘Timbuktu’ (12A)
Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema.
‘Searing and brilliant. A passionate and visually beautiful film’ – THE GUARDIAN
‘Powerful, stunning… Sissako is a master’ – Jay Weissberg, VARIETY
– TIME OUT
‘Memorably magical and supremely honest’ – Geoff Andrew, SIGHT & SOUND
‘Full of life, irony, poetry… gorgeous’ – Tim Robey, THE TELEGRAPH
‘A mesmerising mix of mood and tone’ – Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
– EVENING STANDARD
‘Timbuktu is a political film in the way that The Bicycle Thief or Modern Times is a political film:
It feels at once timely and permanent, immediate and essential’ – A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES
SAT 03 OCT – ‘Kumiko The Treasure Hunter’ (12A)
In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies. Indie mavericks the Zellner Bros. spin a strangely touching underdog fable, populated by eccentrics and elevated to sonic heights by a Sundance award-winning score from electro-indie outfit The Octopus Project, that will leave audiences rooting for the impossible.
SAT 17 OCT – ‘Elle L’Adore’ (15)
SAT 31 OCT – Halloween Special
‘What We Do In The Shadows’ (15)
Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up which chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead.
★★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ Time Out ★★★★ Empire ★★★★ Times ★★★★ Independent ★★★★ Daily Telegraph
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