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Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
"This phantasmagoric first world war nightmare from the British director is ambitious and unshakeable storytelling" - The Guardian
7 BAFTA wins, including:
Outstanding British Film
Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keeps his spirit alive.
"a sombre spiritual war epic which surges up to claim its place among the director’s most deeply felt, sturdily hewn achievements." - The Telegraph
The winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Director, this film is a powerful story about a working class man who falls for an upper class wealthy girl. Based on Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. One of the great studio dramas of the period.
Based on the real scandal, Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.
Best Hair & Make Up
Best Make Up/Hair
Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s
A Hollywood starlet has had enough of having a career in a bubble bath and wants to be taken more seriously as an actress. She finds herself in Oregan and accidentally meets Tom, a real estate agent whose world she is about to turn upside down!
Psychology at the Movies
Followed by an audience discussion
Based on the writer/director's childhood, Farming tells the story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion covering the themes and issues raised in the film, hosted by psychologist Bryan Bonaparte.
Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio when his behaviour grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and her painful past.
Heavenly Films presents BBC Arena's Little Platform, Big Stage and Underground
Two classic BBC Arena documentaries about London Transport + Q&A with director Zimena Percival, BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms and Anthony Wall, Arena Series Editor, hosted by Travis Elborough, author of The Bus We Loved.
Little Platform, Big Stage
(dir Zimena Percival 2005)
Produced for the BBC's acclaimed Arena strand and to mark the extinction of London’s bus conductors, triggered by the demise in 2005 of the capital’s classic Routemasters, Zimena Percival’s enchanting Little Platform, Big Stage, packed with great old clips and music, meets five conductors from decades past with a billion tales to tell.
(Zimena Percival 2007)
Ever wondered what the underground looks like from the drivers seat? Look no further than Arena's 2007 documentary Underground, a celebration of the world's oldest underground system. Zimena Percival's inventive film begins 150 years ago in a Victorian London of slums and gaslight and takes us on a mysterious adventure through tube history, with contributions from some of the Underground's very own staff.
Kids Kino Club
Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults
The screening will be followed by a drinks reception
Christian is a young and talented football player, a genius on the pitch but also a complete unpredictable loose cannon. After his last screw-up, the President of his football team decides to hire a tutor to teach him some discipline. The task will fall on Valerio, a solitary and grumpy professor. Sparks will fly at the beginning but there may be a chance that this improbable duo may become a big help the one for the other.
Directed by Leonardo D'Agostini and starring Stefano Accorsi (L'ultimo bacio, Veloce come il vento) and Andrea Carpenzano (Tutto quello che vuoi, La Terra dell'Abbastanza), Il Campione is a captivating dramatic comedy about football and friendship which won the Silver Ribbon for Best New Director.