15 - Suitable for 15 and over

Festival Films at Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
104mins

(Dir. Armando Iannucci, UK 2017, 104mins 15)

No awards for probably the best British film of the year. Great cast and acting in an irreverent, violent, uproarious satire on the Soviet power struggle occasioned by the death of the dictator Stalin 1953. So good Russia banned it.


Sun, 29/04/2018 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
122mins

(Dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia 2017, 122mins 15)

Russia's Oscar nomination and multi-award winner from the director of The Return, Elena and Leviathan is a searing drama about an estranged couple with new partners going through a bitter divorce. Then their 12 year-old son disappears. The best film of the year?


Fri, 25/05/2018 - 2:30pm
£6.00 film only; £15 lunch and film
105mins

Dir. Paul McGuigan (UK 2017 105mins 15)

Superb award-winning performances from the ever wonderful Annette Bening, the excellent Jaime Bell and Julie Walters based on the true story of the Hollywood actress, Gloria Grahame, who finds romance and happiness with a young man even after a life changing event that takes place in Liverpool in the early 1980s.

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Film only tickets £6 available from Holmfirth Picturedrome (online) or Box Office Bar (in person)

Lunches start 12 noon, film starts 2.30pm


Sat, 26/05/2018 - 2:00pm
ADMISSION £5
108mins

Dir. Angela Robinson (US 2017, 108mins 15)

The true story of the writer of the feminist superheroine Wonder Woman, the secret life shared by him, his wife and their female lover, and the attacks on the wartime comic for sexual perversity.


Sat, 26/05/2018 - 7:30pm
Children
£4.00
Adults
£5.00
ADMISSION £5
102mins

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud (Israel/France 2016, 102mins 15)

This exhilarating first feature from Palestinian director Maysaloun Hamoud caused a sensation in Israel for her depiction of three free-spirited and joyful modern Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv. She extracts wonderful performances from the actors in this slyly subversive award-winning feminist drama.


Sun, 27/05/2018 - 2:00pm
ADMISSION £5
180mins

THE PARTY

Dir. Sally Potter (UK 2017, 68mins 15)

Potter's short, sharp and at times disconcerting dark comedy about Middle Class mores showcases British acting at its best with great performances and sparkling dialogue from Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson and Timothy Spall.

GLORY

Dir. Kristinia Grozeva & Peter Valchanov (Bulgaria/Greece 2017 99mins 12)

Beautifully acted and often very funny fable about a honest and innocent railworker who comes across a large cache of money and sets off a tale of corruption and eventual tragedy as the hard-edged PR people (a wonderful Margita Gosheva) take over. Another gem from these Bulgarian directors (The Lesson, 2015).


Sun, 27/01/2019 - 7:00pm
£5.00
88mins

(Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland, 2018)

Stunning multi-award winning passionate romance about an impossible love set in the impossible times of Cold War Poland. Beautiful black and white cinematography and controlled direction produced the film of the year.

 

DOORS/BAR OPEN 6.30pm


Sun, 31/03/2019 - 7:00pm
£5.00
121mins

(Dir. Kore-eda Hirokaju, Japan 2018)

WINNER CANNES PALME D'OR

 

Already regarded by both critics and audiences as a 'Modern Classic' about families - a family of shoplifters who are on the ragged edge of society but are totally connected. Emotional, compassionate and beautifully directed by Kore-eda - one of the world's truly great film directors.

 

DOORS/BAR OPEN 6.30PM

 


Sun, 28/04/2019 - 7:00pm
Admission free
89mins

Celebrate the release of the 2019 Film Festival brochure with a free screening of  

BADLANDS

Regarded by some critics as the finest directorial debut since Citizen Kane, this poetic, gorgeous-looking but disturbing road movie is based on the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the late fifties. Re-released and remastered, with a brilliant soundtrack, it stars Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek in their first film, alongside cult actor Warren Oates.

(Dir. Terence Malick, USA 1973, 89mins 15)

 

TO ENSURE A SEAT AT THIS FREE EVENT, PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE VIA THE TICKET LINK


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:00pm

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME

Due to unforseen circumstances, Kieran cannot now attend the festival on Friday 7 June.  He will, instead, attend on Sunday 9 June for his Q&A session and to introduce his favourite film, Danton.

To fit into our our very tight programme schedule, both of these events will be presented at Honley Southgate Theatre, at the following times (please see Sunday events for full details) :

Sunday 9 June 4.30pm Honley Southgate Theatre - Kieran Hodgson Q&A session (free event, no ticket required)

Sunday 9 June 7pm Honley Southgate Theatre - Kieran Hodgson introduces his favourite film, DANTON (tickets £5, available locally from Oxfam Bookshop, Holmfirth and Gallery Cafe Honley)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
88mins

From the team that produced last year's highlight about two brothers and sheep, this absolute gem was Iceland's entry to the Oscars. A near perfect Fargo-like social drama with great acting, complex, tender and ironic tale of neighbourly disputes that is also tragic.

 

Dir. Hafstein Gunnar Sigurdsson (Iceland 2017 88mins 15)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
100mins

Best British documentary of the year - a warm-hearted, brilliant and totally engrossing look at the life of anarchic but failed Manchester punk who found success as the comedian Frank Sidebottom, he of the paper-mache head.

Dir. Steve Sullivan (UK 2019 100mins 15)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
112mins

Beautifully composed, Belle Epoque-era, a star is born costume drama starring an excellent Keira Knightley as the French novelist who struggles to escape her writer husband's (Dominic West) control, to be an artist in her own right.

Dir. Wash Westmorland (US 2018 112mina 15)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
110mins

Unpredictable, thrilling and decidedly memorable, definitely one of the best films of the year. An original and strange fairy tale for our times. Full of humour, intrigue, suspense and even horror, it centres on a female customs officer who can smell guilt.

 

Dir. Ali Abbas (Sweden 2018 110mins 15)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
95mins

BAFTA winning documentary on the career of a member of the Walker Bros, one of the biggest acts of the 60s. Follows Scott from pop star to a cult figure with interviews from Bowie, Eno and Radiohead, who were all influenced by this enigmatic figure who died in March.

 

Dir. Stephen Kijak (US 2006, 95mins 15)

 

Meltham Memories will be celebrating a 50s/60s weekend on 6-7 July 2019.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
105mins

For those who enjoyed Faces/Places here is a chance to see the multi-award winning film by Varda who died in March. Sandrine Bonnaire is outstanding as the young drifter who wanders through the Languedoc wine country one winter. A poetic stunner.

 

Dir. Agnes Varda (France 1985, 105mins 15)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
148mins

Top of the critics' list as the best film of the year. A slow burning Hitchcockian mystery thriller about obsessive love that is ultimately mesmerising and is hard to get out of your head. Bravura, chilling performances and a master director at the top of the international tree.

 

Dir. Lee Chong-dong (South Korea 2018, 148mins 15)

 


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
85mins

Denmark's entry to the Oscars is a gripping abduction thriller done in real time. The Guardian said it was a 'masterclass in wringing breathless tension from just a few key ingredients' - man in a room, a female and a gun. Excellent director, editing and superb central performance by Jakob Cedergren.

 

Dir. Gustave Moller (Denmark 2018, 85mins 15)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
134mins

A very good and precise directorial debut from Cooper who also stars in this moving tear-jerker musical love story with an excellent Lady Gaga, the young musician who finds fame as her mentor is dragged down by age and alcoholism.

 

Dir. Bradley Cooper (US 2018, 134mins 15)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
121mins

This Foreign Language Oscar nominee and Cannes winner is a freakish documentary-like drama on the civil war in Ukraine's eastern region where the lawless fanatics in control of gangs unleash open conflict, crimes and looting. Kaleidoscope of fake-news and degradation: war film of the year?

 

Dir. Sergei Loznika (Ukraine 2018, 121mins 15)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
119mins

Powerful and unsettling political satire; war film of the year? True story of a German deserter in the last days of the war who embarks on a brutal odyssey putting on the uniform of a SS officer. A chilling performance from Max Hubacher as the Captain.

 

Dir. Robert Schwentke (Germany 2018, 119mins 15)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
100mins

Fundraiser for Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

 

Oscar winning documentary of the year sees Alex Honnold attempt to conquer El Capitan's 900 metre vertical rock face, in Yosemite National Park, without a rope. More than a climbing film, this a breathless and astonishing story of perseverance.

 

Dir. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (US 2018, 100mins 15)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
98mins

In a run-down seaside town a dog groomer commits petty crimes for a former boxer who terrorises the neighbourhood. Winner of Best Actor at Cannes, Marcello Fonte is brilliant as the naive, small man who takes on the big bully in what is a really great modern western.

 

Dir. Matteo Garrone (Italy 2018, 98mins 15)


Sun, 25/08/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
125mins

Dir. Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra (Colombia 2018 125 mins)

 

Colombia's entry to the Oscars is a powerful and mesmerising drug gangster epic based on true events that has terrific performances and glorious cinematography: a Latin American Godfather.


Sun, 29/09/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
126mins

CAPERNAUM (CHAOS)

(Dir. Nadine Lasaki, Lebanon 2018, 126mins 15)

 

A young boy tries to sue his parents for ruining his life and is forced to live by his wits on the streets of Beirut. He finally seeks justice against them for 'giving him life'. Bafta and Globe winner and jury prize at Cannes, Lebanon's entry to the Oscars is a stunning neo-realist classic. A film of extreme emotions, it is compassionate and stirring. Loved by the critics and audiences.

 

Doors and bar open: 6.30pm

Film starts: 7.00pm


Fri, 08/11/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
128mins

Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot (France 1960, 128mins 15)

 

Bardot is magnificent in Clouzot's last masterpiece as the suicidal bohemian from the provinces with a troubled childhood who has killed her boyfriend. A scathing indictment of patriarchy and a forensic look at the nature of truth in a classic court case movie.

 


Fri, 08/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
101mins

Dir. Tom Harper (UK 2018, 101mins 15)

 

Jessie Buckley lights up the screen in her debut film with strong support from Julie Walters in a refreshingly unsentimental bittersweet film of a young wayward Glaswegian young mother who dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.


Fri, 08/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
133mins

Dir. Bo Burnham (US 2018, 94mins, 15)

 

Hollywood's best films are in the coming of age genre. Obama's favourite film of last year is a bold and painfully funny take on the awkwardness of adolescence in an age of social media that looks and feels like the real thing. Elsie Fisher as the 13 year-old is simply brilliant.

 


Sat, 09/11/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
162mins

Dir. Simone de Vries (Holland 2006, 64mins)

 

Blond, Blue Eyes - documentary biography of Holland's most famous actor who moved effortlessly between art classics, Hollywood and cult slasher movies, producing great performances and, in Blade Runner, one of the most memorable scenes in cinema. 

 

Followed by

 

Dir. Robert Harmon (US 1986, 98mins 15)

 

The Hitcher - a favourite of Hauer fans. A naive college boy crosses the path of the devil on a lost highway in a sleek action thriller car ride that is pure adrenalin entertainment.

 


Sat, 09/11/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults
£5.00
121mins

Dir. Dexter Fletcher (UK 2019, 121mins 15)

 

Universally loved epic biopic of the climb from jobbing musician and struggling musician, Reg Dwight, to international superstar Elton John. Energetic, colourful and enjoyable.

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Adults
£5.00
111mins

Dir. Yimou Zhang (China 2019, 11mins 15)

 

A stunning visual feast of exquisite design and precision influenced by Chinese ink paintings and historical action movie of almost Shakespearean heights.

 

To finally achieve victory over a rival kingdom, a brilliant general devises an intricate plan involving his wife, a lookalike and two kings.  One of the great films of the year it's a real must-see on the big screen.   

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults
£5.00
108mins

Dir. Callum Macrae (UK 2018, 108 mins 15)

 

A forensic and shocking study of the almost forgotten death of eleven innocent Catholics in an incident in Northern Ireland in 1971, which foreshadowed Bloody Sunday. Documentary film-making and investigative journalist at its best.

 


Sun, 10/11/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
107mins

Dir. Larry Peerce (US 1967 107mins 15)

 

An absolutely riveting snapshot of New York City on the edge as two delinquents, a superb Tony Musante and a young Martin Sheen in his first film, take over a subway carriage and confront late night commuters, including a newly recruited soldier, Beau Bridges. A forgotten genuine classic of the emerging American New Wave cinema. 


Sun, 26/01/2020 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
117mins

(Dir. Pedro Almodovar, Spain 2019, 117mins 15)

 

One of the best films of the year for audiences and critics alike.  Almodovar delivers his familiar themes of love, death and family through the prism of an ageing film director wonderfully played by Antonio Banderas.

 

Doors and bar open 6.30pm

Admission £5

Advance tickets available to purchase online (pls note, booking fee charge applies)


Sun, 23/02/2020 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
101mins

(Dir. Ken Loach, UK 2019, 101mins 15)

 

Set in Newcastle, Loach's powerful, emphatic and emotional must-see drama that pulls no punches holds up a mirror to the gig-economy of a failing British economy and system. Now in his eighties Loach is more relevant than ever but seems to be more appreciated in Europe than his homeland.

Doors and bar open 6.30pm.  Film starts 7.00pm

Admission £5.00

Advance tickets available online (pls note, booking fee applies)

 


Sun, 29/03/2020 - 7:00pm
Adults
£5.00
89mins

British film of the year.  BAFTA award for outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director, Producer

A brilliant debut from a director of whom great things are expected. A true original take on class and the consequences of gentrification in Cornwall.

 

Dir. Mark Jenkin (UK 2019, 89mins 15)

 

 

 


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