WHAT’S ON


SAT 25 JAN: AMELIE (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
Ratings Info: Contains frequent moderate sex references

We’re brightening up the darkness with a ‘Love In January’.

One woman decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows in this charming and romantic comic fantasy from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amelie didn’t attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. When Princess Diana dies in a car wreck in the summer of 1997, Amelie is reminded that life can be fleeting and she decides it’s time for her to intervene in the lives of those around her, hoping to bring a bit of happiness to her neighbours and the regulars at the cafe.


SAT 08 FEB: WE THE ANIMALS (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
Ratings Info: strong language, sex, nudity, drug misuse, references to domestic violence

Dreamlike and haunting, We the Animals approaches the coming-of-age odyssey with a uniquely documentarian eye.

Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.


SAT 22 FEB: PAIN & GLORY (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
Ratings Info: drug misuse

Pain and Glory finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar drawing on his own life to rewarding effect, and honouring his craft as only a master filmmaker can.

Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.

One thought on “WHAT’S ON

  1. Stephane Jaeger-Rouse says:

    Great choice of films; can you add us to your emailing list?

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