Forthcoming films at Aldeburgh Cinema
Queen and Country
Fri 26 June at 6.45pm – please note start time! Sat 27 June at 7.30pm, Sun 28 June at 3.00pm, Mon 29 & Tue 30 June at 7.30pm, Wed 1 July at 3.00pm, Thu 2 July at 7.30pm
Writer-director John Boorman’s long awaited sequel to 1987’s HOPE AND GLORY follows the now 18-year-old Bill Rohan (charismatic newcomer Turner) as he’s conscripted into the army. Bill and his mate, working-class rogue Percy fall foul of their officers (including David Thewlis and Richard E. Grant) with pranks and badly timed insubordination.
Sun 28 June & Wed 1 July at 7.30pm
Directors and co-writers Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano follow their huge 2011 international hit UNTOUCHABLE with another odd-couple tale, again starring that film’s Omar Sy. Here he plays the titular Samba, a hard-working illegal immigrant facing deportation back to Senegal.
Sat 4 July at 3.00pm, Sun 5 & Wed 8 July at 7.30pm
Celebrated auteur Abderrahmane Sissako (BAMAKO) added considerably to his awards cabinet with this Oscar-nominated film, a beautiful but damning critique of religious fundamentalism told through the experiences of cattle farmer Kidane (Ahmed), his wife Satima (Kiki) and their family.
Fri 3 & Sat 4 July at 7.30pm, Wed 8 July at 3.00pm, Thu 9 July at 7.30pm
Hilarious 007 spoof! Consciously inspired by Bond movies, writer-director Paul Feig (BRIDESMAIDS) now casts his favourite star, Melissa McCarthy, as smart-mouthed CIA analyst Susan, who volunteers to go into the field on a desperate quest to recover a rogue nuclear device.
Sun 5 July at 3.00pm, Tue 7 July at 7.30pm
Featuring: Martha Argerich, Stephen Kovacevitch. France/Switzerland 2013. 100mins. French with English subtitles. This intimate biopic of world-renowned, Argentine-born classical pianist Martha Argerich was compiled by her photographer daughter Stéphanie, from decades’ worth of home videos combined with contemporary interviews and much mesmerising concert footage.
Fri 10 & Sat 11 July at 7.30pm, Sun 12 July at 3.00pm, Mon 13 & Tue 14 July at 7.30pm, Wed 15 July at 3.00pm
In 1947 an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote Sussex farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees and writing his journals, with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger.
Sat 11 July at 3.00pm, Sun 12 & Wed 15 July at 7.30pm
Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (THE ARTIST) is a squeaky-clean magistrate and reformed gambler who wages a lengthy one-man war against the gangsters exporting massive quantities of heroin to America from their base in Marseille. A fascinating take on the other end of William Friedkin’s celebrated THE FRENCH CONNECTION, the intensely character-driven narrative pits Dujardin’s Pierre Michel against mafia kingpin Gaëtan ‘Tany’ Zampa.