15 - Suitable for 15 and over

The Wailing

Dir No Hong-jin, Korea, 2016

Suspicion leads to hysteria following the arrival of a mysterious stranger and series of brutal murders. The Koreans are producing great films at the moment and this intense horror thriller is one of the best films of the year. 

Manchester by the Sea

Dir. Kenneth Lonergan, US, 2016

A broken man returns to the New England scene of past traumas in an Oscar-nominated almost operatic poetic drama that is masterfully told and beautifully acted.

Graduation

Dir. Cristian Mungiu, Romania, 2016

We would do anything for our children, wouldn't we? A brilliant, masterly, complex tragedy of moral values that is utterly compelling. Out of the oppressive, corrupt Romanian regime comes a genuine five star film.

Tanna

Dir. Bentley Dean & Martin Butler (Australia 2015, 104mins 15)

Australia's spectacularly lush and exotic multi-award-winner and submission to the Oscars is beautifully shot true story of a couple on the remote Pacific island of Tanna who marry for love and break all the tribal rules.

Limited number of tickets from www.holmevalleywellbeing.com

Showing at Holmfirth Wellbeing Centre

French Night- Film & Food - Kalinka

Dir. Vincent Garenq, France, Germany, 2016

 

Poignant, moving and disturbing true story of a one man's extraordinary struggle over a number of years to bring his daughter's killer to justice, with another spellbinding central performance from Daniel Auteuil and fine supporting cast.

 

Nocturnal Animals

Dir. Tom Ford (US 2016, 117mins 15)

This second feature from fashion designer/director Ford divides audiences and critics, though most thought it one of the best films of the year. It's a toxically delicious neo-noir psychological thriller, brilliant visually and narratively with fine performances from Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. And the ending?

A Date for Mad Mary

Dir. Darren Thornton, Ireland, 2016

 

Instantly loveable and very charming this Irish romantic comedy about 'Mad' Mary who returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison is funny and at times heart-breaking with a great central performance from Seana Kerslake, a real star of the future. Recommended.

20th Century Women

Dir. Pablo Lamain, Chile, 2016

An inspector hunts down Nobel-prize winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda and politician fugitive in his home counrty in the late 1940's. A warm-hearted thriller, beautifully filmed, invetive and intelligent. 

Showing at Meltham Carlile Institute 

Harmonium

Dir. Koji Fukada, Japan, 2016

Just released in the cinema this Cannes winner for Japan's most innovative director is a chilling examination of family guilt (as the family invite in a mysterious man) which goes straight to the heart of evil. Hard not to leave the film shaken. 

The Love Witch

Dir. Anna Biller, USA, 2016

Beyond camp, a stylish feminist fantasy in which a beautiful young witch casts spells to find a man to love her in a parody of 60s' films that is an ecstasy of artificiality and entirely enjoyable.

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