Forthcoming films at Aldeburgh Cinema
Vikings Live from the British Museum
Thu 24 Apr at 7.00pm
A live cinema event produced by the British Museum, offering an exclusive private view of the major exhibition, ‘Vikings: Life and Legend’, the first ever held on the Viking world at the British Museum for over 30 years. Audiences will discover new ideas about the Vikings – people who were not just deadly raiders and pillagers but also peaceful traders, who sailed the seas of the world and whose thought-world was full of living gods of poetry and war.
Fri 25, Mon 28 & Tue 29 Apr at 7.30pm.
Sun 27 & Wed 30 Apr at 3.00pm
Frank (Brolin), a wounded escaped convict, accosts single mother Adele (Winslet) and her son in a supermarket, triggering what begins as a scary hostage scenario but transmutes into an altogether more complex account of lives changed under duress. Winslet in particular is terrific as the emotionally troubled Adele, while writer-director Reitman (UP IN THE AIR) confirms his skill at exploring female perspectives while maintaining narrative tension.
Sat 26 Apr at 2.00pm.
Sun 27 & Wed 30 Apr at 7.30pm
Iranian filmmaker Farhadi’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning A SEPARATION visits the same territory of complex family relationships within repressive societies. Ahmad (Mosaffa) travels from his home in Teheran to Paris to finalise his divorce from his long-estranged wife, Marie (Bejo). Farhadi again lightly weaves a trenchant story brimful of twists, which benefits considerably from nuanced, intelligent performances from the leads.
Fri 2, Sat 3, Mon 5, Tue 6 & Thu 8 May at 7.30pm.
Sun 4 & Wed 7 May at 3.00pm
Kindly rural priest Father Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) is threatened in the confession box by an unseen man who vows to kill him in a week’s time. Captivating, characterful and bursting with black humour, CALVARY is a gripping whodunnit.
Sat 3 May at 3.00pm.
Wed 7 May at 7.30pm
Inventor Tim Jenison wanted to figure out how Johannes Vermeer managed to render such lifelike detail and perspective when his fellow artists could not. Having formed a plausible theory involving a system of lenses and mirrors, he set about employing them to reproduce perhaps Vermeer’s most famous painting, The Music Lesson. His efforts prove both fascinating and entertaining, and the result – well, see for yourself!
Lift to the Scaffold
Sun 4 May at 7.30pm
Julien Tavernier (Maurice Ronet), a veteran of the Indo-China and Algerian wars, plans the perfect murder of his boss, an arms manufacturer who is also his lover Florence’s (Jeanne Moreau) husband. Having emerged successfully from the scene of the crime, he returns to retrieve a vital piece of evidence but finds himself trapped in a lift - increasingly desperate to escape before the police discover the victim’s body.
Sun 18 May at 7.00pm
Stephen Daldry's follow-up to his breakthrough hit BILLY ELLIOT tells about the lives of three women interconnected by Virginia Woolf's novel 'Mrs Dalloway'; they are Clarissa Vaughan (Meryl Streep) in 2001 New York, Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) in 1950s California, and Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman) herself in 1920s England. THE HOURS was nominated for nine Oscars with Nicole Kidman winning the 'Best Actress' Academy Award. The film's score by Philip Glass won the BAFTA Award fo