Film Under the Stars 2020
Alex Holmes / United Kingdom / 2018 / 97 min / English, French / 14+
In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start, much less survive to the finish. Tracy Edwards proved them wrong. The 26-year-old skipper, her second-hand racing yacht Maiden, and her seasoned crew became the first-ever all-woman challenge to the Whitbread.
Bong Joon-ho / South Korea / 2019 / 132 min / Korean / 16+
A family tragicomedy depicting the inevitable collision that ensues when Ki-woo, the eldest son in a family of four unemployed adults, is introduced to the wealthy Park family for a well-paid tutoring job.
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino / USA, United Kingdom / 2019 / 161 min / English
Los Angeles 1969. An ageing TV star and his longtime stunt double make their way around an industry they hardly recognise anymore. A tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s Golden Age and Tarantino’s most personal film to date.
Pain and Glory Dolor y gloria
Pedro Almodóvar / Spain / 2019 / 113 min / Spanish
A renowned filmmaker in physical decline (Antonio Banderas) experiences a series of re-encounters, some in the flesh, others remembered. His childhood in Valencia, his first adult love, the pain of the breakup, and his discovery of cinema.
Stories From The Chestnut Woods Zgodbe iz kostanjevih gozdov
Gregor Božič / Slovenia, Italy / 2019 / 81 min / Italian, Slovene / 16+
In a forested valley between Italy and Yugoslavia in the mid-20th century, a stingy widower befriends a young woman and helps her depart in search of a new life across the ocean. A chance encounter gives rise to a dreamy fairy tale on loss, regret and the power of imagination.
A Rainy Day in New York A Rainy Day in New York
Woody Allen / USA / 2019 / 92 min / English
Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy tells the story of college sweethearts Gatsby and Ashleigh, whose plans for a romantic weekend in New York City are dashed as quickly as the sunlight turns into showers.
Matteo Garrone / Italy, France / 2019 / 125 min / Slovene subtitles, Italian / 8+
Roberto Benigni plays Geppetto in this new imagining of the beloved classic. The director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Reality) returns to the roots of the Pinocchio story, creating a rich fantasy world of mystery and wonder.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
Céline Sciamma / France / 2019 / 120 min / Italian, French
Brittany, 1770. Marianne is commissioned to make the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night.
Marianne & Leonard - Words Of Love Marianne & Leonard - Words Of Love
Nick Broomfield / Canada, United Kingdom / 2019 / 101 min / English
The beautiful yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.
Knives Out Knives Out
Rian Johnson / USA / 2019 / 130 min / English / 16+
The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) knows for sure – everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. “Ingeniously plotted, tremendously entertaining and deviously irreverent crowd-pleaser. A treat from start to finish.” – The Hollywood Reporter. Oscar nominee for Best Original Screenplay.
Rupert Goold / United Kingdom / 2019 / 118 min
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz …
Sam Mendes / USA, United Kingdom / 2019 / 118 min / English / 15+
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
Honeyland Medena zemja
Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov / North Macedonia / 2019 / 86 min / Macedonian, Turkish
Hatidze lives in the mountains of North Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. One day an unruly family moves in next door …
Jan Ole Gerster / Germany / 2019 / 98 min / German
It is Lara’s 60th birthday and she has every reason to celebrate: her son Viktor will be giving the most important piano concert of his career. Lara was, after all, the one who had mapped out and driven his musical career. Yet nothing indicates that Lara will be welcome at his debut performance.
Pablo Larraín / Chile / 2019 / 107 min / Spanish
Ema, a young reggaeton dancer, decides to separate from Gastón after giving back the son they adopted and were unable to raise. However, she has a secret plan to recover everything she’s lost.
The Truth La vérité
Hirokazu Koreeda / France, Japan / 2019 / 107 min / English, French
Fabienne is a French movie star. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter returns from New York to Paris with her husband and child. But painful memories resurface when Fabienne’s book reveals more lies than the truth mentioned in its title.
Todd Phillips / USA, Canada / 2019 / 122 min / English
Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) is struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night … but finds the joke always seems to be on him.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Richard Linklater / USA / 2019 / 111 min / English
An inspiring comedy about a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passion after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jumpstarts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
An Officer and a Spy J'accuse
Roman Polanski / France, Italy / 2019 / 133 min / French
Paris, 1895. Captain Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank for spying for Germany and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, who is promoted to run the military counter-intelligence unit that tracked him down. But when Picquart discovers that secrets are still being handed over to the Germans, he is drawn into a dangerous labyrinth of deceit and corruption that threatens not just his honour but his life.
Little Women Little Women
Greta Gerwig / USA / 2019 / 135 min / English
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.
The Lighthouse The Lighthouse
Robert Eggers / USA, Canada / 2019 / 110 min / English
“Nothing good happens when two men are left alone in a giant phallus.” A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers (Dafoe and Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
A Hidden Life A Hidden Life
Terrence Malick / USA, Germany / 2019 / 173 min / Italian, German, English
Based on real events, A Hidden Life tells the story of the Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to take the Hitler Oath and fight for the Nazis. Faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife and children that keeps his spirit alive.
Les Misérables Les Misérables
Ladj Ly / France / 2019 / 102 min / French
Stéphane, a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, joins the local anti-crime squad where he works alongside two unscrupulous colleagues. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, a drone captures the encounter and the three officers must reckon with the aftermath.
Hope Gap Hope Gap
William Nicholson / United Kingdom / 2019 / 100 min / English
Grace and Edward have been married 29 years. When their son Jamie comes home to visit them in the fading seaside town where he grew up, Edward tells him that he plans to leave Grace.