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Friday 5 May 7.30pm
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(2016) [12A] 1 hour 39 mins

Director: Taika Waititi
Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata

This enjoyable film is equal parts comedy and rousing adventure story.

Ricky is a troubled city kid who is placed with a foster family on a farm in the New Zealand countryside. When Ricky is threatened with being moved to another family he and his cantankerous foster father, Uncle Hec, go on the run in the bush. A national manhunt ensues and despite their differences they somehow manage to survive as a family.

“...unites a solid cast, a talented film maker and a poignant, funny and deeply affecting message” (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Friday 9 June 7.30pm
A United Kingdom
(2016) [12A] 1 hour 50 mins

Director: Amma Asante
Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton

In 1947, Seretse Khama, (David Oyelowo) the crown prince of Botswana, met and fell in love with a young London office worker called Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). Their plan to marry was challenged not only by their families but also by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced apartheid and found the idea of a bi-racial couple ruling a neighbouring country intolerable.

The film honours this extraordinary couple’s defiant and unwavering love for each other in the face of widespread hostility.

“An absorbing look at a true-life love story” (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Friday 7 July 7.30pm
Graduation (Bacalaureat)
(2016) [15] 2 hours 7 mins (Romanian - sub-titled)

Director: Cristian Mungiu
Cast: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici

This Romanian film is a searing human saga about a father driven to extremes in order to protect his daughter’s future.

Eliza is one exam away from securing a scholarship to a British university but when she is attacked and unable to sit the exam her father takes matters into his own hands. The film explores the complex moral choices and compromises that some people make in the face of desperation.

It won the Best Director award at Cannes and has had 5 star reviews from virtually all critics.

“An intricate, deeply intelligent film” (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)

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Friday 4 August 7.30pm
(2016) [PG] 1 hour 58 mins

Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

This is the true story of Saroo who at five years old gets lost on a train and is taken thousands of miles across India far from home and family. He must learn to survive in teeming Calcutta before eventually being adopted by a kindly Australian couple.

Twenty five years later he has an overwhelming desire to find his birth mother and armed only with a handful of memories, an unwavering determination and Google Earth he does, against all the odds, eventually track her down.

“A deeply empathetic performance from Dev Patel” (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)

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