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    200% Wolf

    200% Wolf


    CTC
    • 97 MIN •Family, Animated

    Release Date: Thursday 8th August

    A follow up to the Australian animated feature film 100% Wolf, in which our hero Freddy Lupin had to grapple with the shock revelation that he is destined not to be a mighty werewolf like all of his family, but a tiny pink poodle. In 200% Wolf, Freddy Lupin thinks he has everything it takes to lead his werewolf pack but earning the respect of his packmates proves to be a challenge. IF only he were more….Wolfish. But when a wayward wish transforms him into a werewolf and deposits a mischievous moon spirit on earth, Freddy must restore the cosmic order before it’s too late. With Batty and his dog pals along for the ride, Freddy must seek out a dangerous sorceress with a grudge against the wolf pack, before his new moon spirit friend runs out of life energy and fades away.

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    A Different Man

    A Different Man


    CTC
    • 112 MIN •Comedy, Thriller

    Release Date: Thursday 24th October

    Aspiring actor Edward undergoes a radical medical procedure to drastically transform his appearance. But his new dream face quickly turns into a nightmare, as he loses out on the role he was born to play and becomes obsessed with reclaiming what was lost. Directed by Aaron Schimberg, A DIFFERENT MAN is a gripping dark comedy featuring an award-winning performance from Sebastian Stan alongside Adam Pearson and Renate Reinsve (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD). A DIFFERENT MAN has won the hearts of audience and critics-alike, selling out sessions at this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Sebastian Stan was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance at Berlin International Film Festival 2024.

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    A Great Friend

    A Great Friend


    PG
    • 95 MIN •Comedy

    Director: Éric Besnard

    Cast: Lambert Wilson, Grégory Gadebois, Marie Gillain

    Éric Besnard, the creative force behind the French Film Festival smash hit Delicious, whips up another tantalising blend of culinary delights and human bonds in this unexpected bromance. Vincent (Lambert Wilson, Happy 50) a hyperactive and successful businessman, is the founder of the largest European dating site. Meanwhile, Pierre (Grégory Gadebois, Maria into Life) lives in seclusion like a true hermit in the mountains, accompanied by his dog and distanced from the modern world he has long renounced. When these two polar-opposites unexpectedly cross paths, their encounter disrupts their lives and prompts questions about their radically different lifestyles. Are they genuinely content? Set against a stunning alpine backdrop, this buddy comedy reveals a delightful odd-couple dynamic. Through fiery arguments, abundant grimaces, suppressed emotions and shared omelettes, the two men discover that friendship can actually thrive through differences.

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    A Horse Named Winx

    A Horse Named Winx


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    • 117 MIN •Documentary

    Release Date: Thursday 5th September

    A Horse Named Winx tells the inspirational story of one of our greatest athletes. At the height of her fame, Winx became known as the “people’s horse”—an Australian icon who transcended her sport—joining the realms of fellow legends like Cathy Freeman and Sir Donald Bradman. Although the world’s greatest racehorse retired in 2019, she’s still breaking records. Winx’s only foal sold this year at auction for a world record $10 million dollars. During her reign, huge crowds descended on racetracks across Australia to witness the Phar Lap of the modern era pull off the impossible—33 straight wins—a feat unlikely to ever be repeated. Winx’s final race was watched by millions worldwide. From the wilful foal who was hard to catch, to a plain leggy teenager who kept to herself and turned her back on affection, Winx became a front page phenomenon, and in the process thrust her trainer Chris Waller and jockey Hugh Bowman onto the world stage. But away from the cameras, coping with the enormous pressure of maintaining the winning streak was testing Team Winx to the limit. A Horse Named Winx goes behind the sports headlines and spectacular victories to reveal the unforgettable spirit of a champion, who away from the racetrack faced her biggest battle and once again refused to be beaten.

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    A Quiet Place: Day One

    A Quiet Place: Day One


    M
    • 100 MIN •Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi

    Director: Michael Sarnoski

    Cast: Djimon Hounsou, Alex Wolff, Lupita Nyong'o

    Experience the day the world went quiet... Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o (Black Panther, Us, 12 Years a Slave) and Strangers Things star Joseph Quinn lead the highly anticipated prequel to John Krasinski's critically acclaimed clever horror, A Quiet Place.

    A Real Pain

    A Real Pain


    CTC
    Comedy, Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 26th December

    Sundance Film Festival award winner A REAL PAIN follows mismatched cousins David (Jesse Eisenberg) and Benji (Kieran Culkin) who reunite for a tour through Poland to honour their beloved grandmother. The adventure takes a turn when the odd-couple's old tensions resurface against the backdrop of their family history.

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    A Silence

    A Silence


    MA15+
    • 101 MIN •Drama

    Director: Joachim Lafosse

    Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Daniel Auteuil

    The remarkable Emmanuelle Devos and Daniel Auteuil - two of France’s finest and most-awarded actors – are at the very top of their game in the gripping and provocative new drama from acclaimed writer/director Joachim Lafosse, of a married couple and their adopted son who grapple with the fallout when a long-held family secret is exposed. Cocooned in a life of privilege, 50-something Astrid Schaar (Devos) is the wife of the suave François (Auteuil), a prominent and media-savvy lawyer approaching a crucial point in his years-long, high profile case, in which he represents the parents of a number of abducted children. Day and night, reporters wait outside their gated home, hoping to snap a photo and secure François’ latest remarks. But the uneasy equilibrium of the household erodes when a figure from the family’s past returns, initiating their own search for justice… Sharply scripted and observed, and dominated by performances of complexity from Devos and Auteuil, A SILENCE - inspired by true events that shocked France and Belgium - is a disquieting exploration of family duty, complicity and coercive control; as the screws tighten and the characters steel themselves for the repercussions of their actions, it’s impossible to look away.

    AFRAID

    AFRAID


    CTC
    Horror

    Release Date: Thursday 29th August

    In AFRAID, Curtis (John Cho) and his family are selected to test a revolutionary new home device: a digital family assistant called AIA. Taking smart home to the next level, once the unit and all its sensors and cameras are installed in their home, AIA seems able to do it all. She learns the family's behaviours and begins to anticipate their needs. And she can make sure nothing – and no one – gets in her family’s way.

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    Alien: Romulus

    Alien: Romulus


    CTC
    • 119 MIN •Horror, Sci-Fi

    Release Date: Thursday 15th August

    Director: Fede Alvarez

    Cast: Cailee Spaeny, Isabela Merced, David Jonsson

    The sci-fi/horror thriller returns the iconic "Alien" franchise to its terrifying origins: While scavenging the deep ends of a derelict space station, a group of young space colonisers come face to face with the most horrifying and dangerous life form in the universe. At the creative helm are horror experts, director Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe) and screenwriter Rodo Sayagues (Don’t Breathe 2). Rising star Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla, Civil War) leads a dynamic cast, promising to reinvigorate the phenomenal "Alien" franchise by returning to its anxiety-inducing claustrophobic roots. In space… no one can hear you scream – but in the audience, everyone will!

    André Rieu's 2024 Concert: Power of Love

    André Rieu's 2024 Concert: Power of Love


    CTC
    Alternative Content

    Release Date: Saturday 31st August

    Directors: André Rieu, Michel Fizzano

    Cast: André Rieu, The Johann Strauss Orchestra

    André Rieu is ready to blow you away with his brand new cinema concert ‘Power of Love’. From his picturesque hometown of Maastricht The King of the Waltz presents a must-see big screen spectacular. Accompanied by his world famous Johann Strauss Orchestra and a cast of hundreds this promises to be the music event of the summer by one of the world’s most prolific artists. In a concert overflowing with passion André’s unique repertoire combines classical, musicals, pop and rock! You have to see it to believe it. Set against the backdrop of the historic Vrijthof square André will amaze you with iconic film scores, beautiful waltzes, tear jerking ballads and unexpected chart hits - music has the power to unite and this is a concert for all the family.

    BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] IN CINEMAS

    BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] IN CINEMAS


    PG
    • 93 MIN •Concert

    Release Date: Wednesday 31st July

    Directors: Oh Yoon-Dong, Geun Min

    Cast: Blackpink

    BLACKPINK’s BORN PINK tour that captivated the world comes to the big screen, celebrating the group’s 8th anniversary since their debut! Drawing an audience of 1.8 million and breaking global records for female group concert tours, experience the energy of the live performances in cinemas worldwide! Featuring the iconic ‘Hanok’ set that has mesmerized fans and press worldwide, the film shows unprecedented production scale, presenting exclusively arranged versions of BLACKPINK’s hit songs unique to this concert and encompassing performances from Seoul’s Gocheok Dome alongside footage from further cities across the global tour.

    Bad Boys: Ride or Die

    Bad Boys: Ride or Die


    MA15+
    • 115 MIN •Comedy, Adventure

    Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

    Cast: Will Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Vanessa Hudgens

    This year, the world's favourite Bad Boys are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your seat action and outrageous comedy but this time with a twist: Miami's finest are now on the run. Starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Nuñez, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Jacob Scipio, Melanie Liburd, Tasha Smith with Tiffany Haddish and Joe Pantoliano.

    Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice Beetlejuice


    CTC
    Comedy

    Release Date: Thursday 5th September

    Oscar-nominated, singular creative visionary Tim Burton and Oscar nominee and star Michael Keaton reunite for Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, the long-awaited sequel to Burton’s award-winning Beetlejuice. Keaton returns to his iconic role alongside Oscar nominee Winona Ryder (Stranger Things, Little Women) as Lydia Deetz and two-time Emmy winner Catherine O’Hara (Schitt$ Creek, Corpse Bride) as Delia Deetz, with new cast members Justin Theroux (Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, The Leftovers), Monica Bellucci (Spectre, The Matrix films), Arthur Conti (House of the Dragon) in his feature film debut, with Emmy nominee Jenna Ortega (Wednesday, Scream VI) as Lydia’s daughter, Astrid, and Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Poor Things, At Eternity’s Gate). Beetlejuice is back! After an unexpected family tragedy, three generations of the Deetz family return home to Winter River. Still haunted by Beetlejuice, Lydia's life is turned upside down when her rebellious teenage daughter, Astrid, discovers the mysterious model of the town in the attic and the portal to the Afterlife is accidentally opened. With trouble brewing in both realms, it's only a matter of time until someone says Beetlejuice's name three times and the mischievous demon returns to unleash his very own brand of mayhem.

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    Birdeater

    Birdeater


    MA15+
    • 113 MIN •Thriller, Horror

    Directors: Jack Clark, Jim Weir

    Cast: Mackenzie Fearnley, Shabana Azeez, Ben Hunter

    Winner of the Audience award at Sydney Film Festival, this psychological thriller from an Australian directing duo follows a soon-to-be-married couple that invites their closest friends to a country property for a night of pre-wedding shenanigans. The bitter groomsmen launch a campaign to reclaim the night for the boys and the evening starts to take a feral turn when alarming details of their relationship are exposed.

    Blink Twice

    Blink Twice


    CTC
    Drama, Thriller

    Release Date: Thursday 22nd August

    When tech billionaire Slater King (Channing Tatum) meets cocktail waitress Frida (Naomi Ackie) at his fundraising gala, sparks fly. He invites her to join him and his friends on a dream vacation on his private island. It’s paradise. Wild nights blend into sun soaked days and everyone's having a great time. No one wants this trip to end, but as strange things start to happen, Frida begins to question her reality. There is something wrong with this place. She’ll have to uncover the truth if she wants to make it out of this party alive. With an ensemble cast including Naomi Ackie, Channing Tatum, Alia Shawkat, Simon Rex, Adria Arjona, Haley Joel Osment, Christian Slater, Kyle MacLachlan and Geena Davis, BLINK TWICE is a wild new psychological thriller directed by Zoë Kravitz.

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    Borderlands

    Borderlands


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    • 103 MIN •Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi

    Release Date: Thursday 8th August

    Based on one of the best-selling videogame franchises of all time, welcome to BORDERLANDS. Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous bounty hunter with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home, Pandora, the most chaotic planet in the galaxy. Her mission is to find the missing daughter of Atlas (Ramírez), the universe’s most powerful S.O.B. Lilith forms an unexpected alliance with a ragtag team of misfits – Roland (Hart), a seasoned mercenary on a mission; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound protector; Tannis (Curtis), the oddball scientist who’s seen it all; and Claptrap (Black), a wiseass robot. Together, these unlikely heroes must battle an alien species and dangerous bandits to uncover one of Pandora’s most explosive secrets. The fate of the universe could be in their hands – but they’ll be fighting for something more: each other.

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    Cabrini

    Cabrini


    M
    • 140 MIN •Drama

    Director: Alejandro Monteverde

    Cast: John Lithgow, David Morse, Giancarlo Giannini

    From the award-winning director of SOUND OF FREEDOM, comes the powerful epic of Francesca Cabrini - an Italian immigrant who arrives in New York City in 1889 and is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children. Cabrini sets on a daring mission to convince the hostile mayor to secure housing and healthcare for society’s most vulnerable. With broken English and poor health, Cabrini uses her entrepreneurial mind to build an empire of hope unlike anything the world has ever seen.

    Deadpool & Wolverine

    Deadpool & Wolverine


    MA15+
    • 128 MIN •Comedy, Action

    Release Date: Thursday 25th July

    Director: Shawn Levy

    Cast: Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin

    Everyone deserves a happy ending... Marvel's best frenemies are back on screen together - Ryan Reynolds' R-rated Merc with a Mouth is teaming up with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in a new adventure set within the MCU multiverse. Shawn Levy directs “Deadpool & Wolverine,” which stars Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, and Matthew Macfadyen.

    Despicable Me 4

    Despicable Me 4


    PG
    • 95 MIN •Family

    Director: Chris Renaud

    Cast: Kristen Wiig, Steve Coogan, Joey King

    In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favourite supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4. Following the 2022 blockbuster phenomenon of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, the biggest global animated franchise in history now begins a new chapter as Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) and Lucy (Oscar® nominee Kristen Wiig) and their girls —Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Madison Polan)—welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad. Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal (Emmy winner Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Emmy nominee Sofia Vergara), and the family is forced to go on the run. The film features fresh new characters voiced by Joey King (Bullet Train), Emmy winner Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live). Pierre Coffin returns as the iconic voice of the Minions and Oscar® nominee Steve Coogan returns as Silas Ramsbottom.

    Divertimento

    Divertimento


    PG
    • 114 MIN •Drama

    Director: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar

    Cast: Oulaya Amamra, Lina El Arabi, Niels Arestrup

    Classical symphonic music is everything for 17-year-old Zahia Ziouani and her twin sister, Fettouma. Nevertheless, living in underprivileged Parisian suburbs in 1995 with their Algerian background, they struggle arduously to approach their dreams – becoming an orchestra conductor and a cellist. Driven by determination, passion, and courage, they create their own orchestra, Divertimento. It will be a game-changer. DIVERTIMENTO is inspired by the life of Zahia Ziouani, one of the few worldwide renowned female conductors.

    EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: My National Gallery 2024

    EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: My National Gallery 2024


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    • 90 MIN •Alternative Content

    Release Date: Thursday 22nd August

    The National Gallery of London is one of the world’s greatest art galleries. It is full of masterpieces, an endless resource of history, an endless source of stories. But whose stories are told? Which art has the most impact and on whom? The power of great art lies in its ability to communicate with anyone, no matter their art historical knowledge, their background, their beliefs. This film gives voice to those who work at the gallery – from cleaner to curator, security guard to director – who identify the one artwork that means the most to them and why. An assortment of people from all walks of life who have a strong connection to the gallery make surprising choices of both well-known and lesser-known artworks. Finally, some well-known celebrities explain what they head for when they visit the gallery. These stories are used as a lens through which to explore the 200-year history of the National Gallery and what the future may hold for this spectacular space.

    Ezra

    Ezra


    M
    • 101 MIN •Comedy, Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 1st August

    Stand-up comic Max Bernal (Bobby Cannavale) and his 11-year-old autistic son Ezra (introducing William Fitzgerald) set off on a road trip in this vivid portrait of a family figuring out how to understand one another. Having recently blown up his career and his marriage, Max is living with his father Stan (Robert De Niro) and is profoundly at odds with his soon-to-be ex-wife Jenna (Rose Byrne) about how to address their son's special needs. When Ezra is expelled from yet another school, Max makes the controversial decision to take Ezra in the middle of the night, embarking on a cross-country odyssey. Directed by Tony Goldwyn, Ezra also features Vera Farmiga, Rainn Wilson, and Whoopi Goldberg.

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    F1

    F1


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    Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 26th June

    From Apple Original Films, “F1” stars Brad Pitt as a former driver who returns to Formula 1, alongside Damson Idris as his teammate at APXGP, a fictional team on the grid. The feature is being shot during actual Grand Prix weekends as the team competes against the titans of the sport. The star-studded cast also includes Academy Award nominee Kerry Condon, Academy Award winner Javier Bardem, and Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award nominee Tobias Menzies, Emmy Award nominee Sarah Niles, Kim Bodnia and Samson Kayo. Joseph Kosinski (“Top Gun: Maverick”) directs and produces the feature alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman of Jerry Bruckheimer Films; Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B Entertainment; and Lewis Hamilton under his Dawn Apollo Films banner.

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    Fly Me to the Moon

    Fly Me to the Moon


    M
    • 132 MIN •Romantic Comedy

    Director: Greg Berlanti

    Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Woody Harrelson, Channing Tatum

    Starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, FLY ME TO THE MOON is a sharp, stylish comedy-drama set against the high-stakes backdrop of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Brought in to fix NASA’s public image, sparks fly in all directions as marketing maven Kelly Jones (Johansson) wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis’s (Tatum) already difficult task. When the White House deems the mission too important to fail, Jones is directed to stage a fake moon landing as back-up and the countdown truly begins…

    Freud's Last Session

    Freud's Last Session


    M
    • 109 MIN •Drama

    Director: Matt Brown

    Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Goode, Stephen Campbell Moore

    On the eve of the Second World War, two of the greatest minds of the 20th century, father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud (Anthony Hopkins) and children’s author C.S. Lewis (Matthew Goode) converge for their own personal battle over the existence of God, the future of mankind and the complex relationships that shaped them. Adapted by Mark St. Germain from his off-Broadway smash, FREUD’S LAST SESSION interweaves the lives of Freud and Lewis - past, present, and through fantasy. Director Matthew Brown’s cinematic adaptation bursts through the walls of Freud’s study, taking the two characters out on a dynamic journey across London. Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins (The Father) and Emmy nominee Matthew Goode (The Crown, Downton Abbey) deliver "sterling performances" (Deadline) as these two titans of the 20th century. The film also stars Liv Lisa Fries (Babylon Berlin), Jodi Balfour (For All Mankind), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys), Jeremy Northam (The Crown) and Orla Brady (Star Trek: Picard).

    Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

    Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga


    MA15+
    • 148 MIN •Action

    Director: George Miller

    Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Anya Taylor-Joy, Tom Burke

    Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth star in Academy Award-winning mastermind George Miller’s "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga", the much-anticipated return to the iconic dystopian world he created more than 30 years ago with the seminal "Mad Max" films. Miller now turns the page again with an all-new original, standalone action adventure that will reveal the origins of the powerhouse character from the multiple Oscar-winning global smash "Mad Max: Fury Road." As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home. Taylor-Joy stars in the title role, and along with Hemsworth, the film also stars Alyla Browne and Tom Burke.

    Ghostlight

    Ghostlight


    M
    • 116 MIN •Comedy, Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 10th October

    Alex Thompson and Kelly O'Sullivan’s moving, gently comic collaboration is about the power of live theater to make sense of our offstage dramas and personal narratives. Ghostlight centers on Dan (Keith Kupferer), a melancholic middle-aged construction worker grieving a family tragedy. Cut off from his devoted wife, Sharon (Tara Mallen), and talented but troubled daughter, Daisy (Katherine Mallen Kupferer), Dan finds comfort and community in a misfit company of amateur actors. While moonlighting in a low-rent production of Shakespeare’s most protean tragedy, Dan is forced to confront his buried emotions. Real-life family Mallen, Kupferer, and Mallen Kupferer bring tenderness and authenticity to this poignant portrait, while Dolly de Leon — last seen stealing the scene in Triangle of Sadness — is hilarious as Dan’s irascible, improbable co-star. After premiering at Sundance this year, Ghostlight has impressed audiences and critics alike with its touching and gently comic tale of the healing power of art. With 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and a high placing on Letterboxd's Top 10 films of the year, this is one you don't want to miss!

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    Gladiator II

    Gladiator II


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    Action, Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 14th November

    There’s no place like Rome… Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott embarks on an epic of the most epic proportions with the long-awaited sequel to his iconic, blood-pumping revenge tale, Gladiator, 24 years after its release. Oscar nominee Paul Mescal – looking gloriously toned and reminiscent of a Gladiator-era Russell Crowe – triumphs in the lead role of Lucius, the young son of Lucilla, Connie Nielsen’s noblewoman from the original movie. GLADIATOR II continues the story following on from the death of Crowe’s Maximus. Decades after Maximus sacrifices himself to topple corrupt leadership and society, Lucius has come of age far away from his mother who he grew to resent after she sent him to the northern coast of Africa when he was a child. Now grown, Lucius lives a mostly peaceful life with his wife and child until conquerors from Rome begin to make their way to the region. Pedro Pascal’s Marcus Acacius, a Roman general, leads the charge and is a symbol of everything Lucias is against. Following this conflict, Lucias is taken to be a prisoner of Rome and forced to enter the Colosseum as a gladiator. Oscar nominated Mescal stars alongside a mighty ensemble cast that includes two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Joseph Quinn, Fred Hechinger, Connie Nielsen, and Derek Jacobi. With this fighting-fit talent and pulse-pounding, sword-clashing action sequences, Scott delivers another superb instant classic of the genre.

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    HORIZON: AN AMERICAN SAGA - CHAPTER 1

    HORIZON: AN AMERICAN SAGA - CHAPTER 1


    M
    • 181 MIN •Drama, Western

    Director: Kevin Costner

    Cast: Sienna Miller, Jena Malone, Kevin Costner

    Academy Award®-winning visionary filmmaker Kevin Costner returns to direct and star in a multi-faceted chronicle, spanning 15 years of pre-and post-Civil War expansion and settlement of the American West. Experienced through the eyes of many, the epic journey is fraught with peril and intrigue and explores the lure of the Old West and how it was won—and lost—through blood, sweat and tears. A story of America too big for one film, this true cinematic event has an impressive ensemble cast joining Costner, including Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, Giovanni Ribisi, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Danny Huston, Luke Wilson, Will Patton, Tatanka Means and Jamie Campbell Bower.

    Harold and the Purple Crayon

    Harold and the Purple Crayon


    CTC
    Family, Adventure

    Release Date: Thursday 12th September

    Inside of his book, adventurous Harold (Zachary Levi) can make anything come to life simply by drawing it. After he grows up and draws himself off the book’s pages and into the physical world, Harold finds he has a lot to learn about real life—and that his trusty purple crayon may set off more hilarious hijinks than he thought possible. When the power of unlimited imagination falls into the wrong hands, it will take all of Harold and his friends’ creativity to save both the real world and his own. Harold and the Purple Crayon is the first film adaptation of the beloved children’s classic that has captivated young readers for decades. Directed by Carlos Saldanha and produced by John Davis, the live-action hybrid family adventure/comedy stars Zachary Levi, Lil Rel Howery, Benjamin Bottani, Jemaine Clement, Tanya Reynolds with Alfred Molina and Zooey Deschanel. The film’s screenplay is written by David Guion & Michael Handelman, based on the book by Crockett Johnson.

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    Heretic

    Heretic


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    Thriller, Horror

    Release Date: Thursday 21st November

    Two young missionaries are forced to prove their faith when they knock on the wrong door and are greeted by a diabolical Mr. Reed (Hugh Grant), becoming ensnared in his deadly game of cat-and-mouse. The spine-chilling psychological horror from Scott Beck & Bryan Woods stars Hugh Grant, Sophie Thatcher and Chloe East.

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    I Saw the TV Glow

    I Saw the TV Glow


    M
    • 100 MIN •Mystery, Horror

    Release Date: Thursday 29th August

    Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen's view of reality begins to crack.

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    IF

    IF


    PG
    • 104 MIN •Family

    Director: John Krasinski

    Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Blake Lively

    From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF stars Cailey Fleming, Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.

    Inside Out 2

    Inside Out 2


    PG
    • 96 MIN •Family

    Director: Kelsey Mann

    Cast: Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Tony Hale

    Inventive, gorgeously animated, and profoundly moving, Inside Out 2 is poised to be a remarkable addition to Pixar's collection of modern animated masterpieces. Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone. Maya Hawke lends her voice to Anxiety, alongside Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Anger, Tony Hale as Fear, and Liza Lapira as Disgust. Directed by Kelsey Mann and produced by Mark Nielsen, “Inside Out 2” releases in Australian cinemas June 13.

    Iris and the Men

    Iris and the Men


    M
    • 98 MIN •Comedy, Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 15th August

    After the smash-hit international success of Antoinette In The Cévennes, writer/director Caroline Vignal and the fabulous Laure Calamy reunite for a comedy about reignited desire in the modern age. “They’re not”. This is how Iris (Calamy) answers her doctor when she is asked how things are going with her husband (Vincent Elbaz). The words slip from her mouth like a brutal realisation: how long has it been since they last made love? Yet everything else is great: her partner loves her, they have two happy daughters, she runs a successful medical practice, lives in a beautiful apartment and has the best friends one could hope for... But soon Iris will be turning 50. It is a stranger who whispers the seed of an idea: “Take a lover”. So she dares open Pandora’s box, and hesitantly registers herself on a dating app. Immediately, men start to appear, as if it were raining… So begins this cheeky, joyous and conversation-starting delight, in which Calamy completes her transformation from quirky character actress into unadulterated comedic star.

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    It Ends with Us

    It Ends with Us


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    • 130 MIN •Drama, Romance

    Release Date: Thursday 8th August

    Director: Justin Baldoni

    Cast: Blake Lively, Justin Baldoni, Brandon Sklenar

    Colleen Hoover’s best-selling sensation that captivated book lovers around the world is finally brought to life on the big screen. The highly anticipated first adaptation of Hoover’s novels stars Blake Lively in a potent performance that perfectly captures the character of Lily Bloom that so many connected with. IT ENDS WITH US is the story of Lily Bloom (Lively), a woman who overcomes a traumatic childhood to embark on a new life in Boston and chase a lifelong dream of opening her own business. A chance meeting with charming neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid (Justin Baldoni) sparks an intense connection, but as the two fall deeply in love, Lily begins to see sides of Ryle that remind her of her parents’ relationship. When Lily’s first love, Atlas Corrigan (Brandon Sklenar), suddenly re-enters her life, her relationship with Ryle is upended, and Lily realizes she must learn to rely on her own strength to make an impossible choice for her future. The compelling, moving and heartbreaking romantic drama is formidably directed by Jane the Virgin’s Justin Baldoni who also stars alongside Lively as Ryle.

    Joker: Folie à Deux

    Joker: Folie à Deux


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    Crime, Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 3rd October

    Failed comedian Arthur Fleck meets the love of his life, Harley Quinn, while incarcerated at Arkham State Hospital. Releasing precisely five years after the critically adored box office smash hit Joker (2019), director Todd Phillips delivers the highly anticipated psychological thriller/musical sequel, JOKER: FOLIE À DEUX. Joaquin Phoenix returns to the role that earned him an Academy Award, Zazie Beetz also reprises her role from the first film, with Lady Gaga, Brendan Gleeson and Catherine Keener joining the ensemble cast.

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    Ka Whawhai Tonu: Struggle without End

    Ka Whawhai Tonu: Struggle without End


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    • 115 MIN •Adventure, Historical Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 1st August

    Set in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1864, KA WHAWHAI TONU tells the story of a pivotal battle in the first New Zealand land wars in the Waikato region. A battle fought with impossible odds between Māori and the Colonial forces. This heroic conflict is told through the eyes of two young teenagers forced to take control of their own destiny amidst the chaos of the battle and their escape.

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    Kinds of Kindness

    Kinds of Kindness


    MA15+
    • 164 MIN •Dramedy

    Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

    Cast: Willem Dafoe, Emma Stone, Hong Chau

    After taking this past awards season by storm with critical and box office success POOR THINGS, visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos re-teams with Emma Stone for their third film collaboration in the new Cannes Competition contender anthology story KINDS OF KINDNESS. KINDS OF KINDNESS is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined to find a specific someone with a special ability, who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader. Lanthimos delves into three transgressive and bizarre scenarios, each filled with surreal twists and turns that are sure to leave audiences feeling strangely exhilarated. We are beyond excited to be able to screen Yorgos Lanthimos' highly-anticipated new feature KINDS OF KINDNESS in the brilliant 35mm format at The Astor Theatre.

    Kneecap

    Kneecap


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    • 105 MIN •Comedy, Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 29th August

    When a Belfast schoolteacher crashes into the orbit of two unpredictable and raucous best-friends, the needle drops on a hip-hop act like no other. Liam Óg Ó hAnnaidh, Naoise Ó Cairealláin, and JJ Ó Dochartaigh leap onto the screen to play themselves in this heightened comedy-drama about the anarchic group, Kneecap, who become unlikely figureheads of a civil rights movement to save their mother tongue. Armed with a blend of native Irish and English verses and furious, politically charged rhymes, the trio must overcome police, paramilitaries and politicians trying to silence their defiant ketamine-fuelled sound. In this fiercely original sex, drugs and hip-hop biopic, also starring Michael Fassbender, KNEECAP is a rollicking trip into the meaning of pure defiance.

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    Lee

    Lee


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    • 117 MIN •Drama, Biography, War

    Release Date: Thursday 24th October

    Oscar winner Kate Winslet stars in this fascinating portrait of the great American war correspondent Lee Miller, whose singular talent and ferocious tenacity gave us some of the 20th century’s most indelible images. A former model, Lee is now tired of being viewed through a lens and by men, and focusses on her own work as a photographer. As the threat of war looms, everything about their daily lives changes completely, almost overnight. Frustrated by the restrictions placed on female photographers at the time, who are limited to documenting life on the home front, Miller urges her female boss at British Vogue, to request permission for Lee to go to the frontline. With a profound understanding and empathy for women and for the voiceless victims of atrocious crimes, her images feature both the fragility and ferocity of the human ability to survive, exist, fight, defend and live. Directed by award winning cinematographer Ellen Kuras, and featuring superb supporting performances from Marion Cotillard, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Samberg and Alex Skarsgard, the film is a vivid reminder of the bold women who fought to penetrate male-dominated spaces — making great sacrifices and ultimately changing the way we see the world.

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    Longlegs

    Longlegs


    MA15+
    • 101 MIN •Thriller

    Director: Oz Perkins

    Cast: Nicolas Cage, Maika Monroe, Blair Underwood

    From director Osgood "Oz" Perkins comes a horrific masterpiece starring an almost unrecognisable Nicolas Cage in a spine-tingling performance alongside a stellar Maika Monroe. The acclaimed horror centres around FBI Agent Lee Harker (Monroe), who is tasked with solving an unsolved serial killer case. As Harker delves deeper into the investigation, she uncovers unsettling occult evidence and realizes she has a personal connection to the ruthless killer. The stakes are high as she must act quickly to prevent another family murder. In typical Oz Perkins fashion, LONGLEGS has mesmerizingly nightmarish visuals that will creep under you skin and linger there for days.

    MaXXXine

    MaXXXine


    MA15+
    • 104 MIN •Thriller, Horror

    Director: Ti West

    Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Mia Goth, Lily Collins

    The final installment of Ti West & A24's beloved slasher 'X' triloogy, following on from 2022 films 'X' and 'Pearl'. In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx, who was the only survivor of the bloody incidents of X, finally gets her big break. But as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Hollywood, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past. Mia Goth reprises her role as Maxine (and also serves as producer), alongside Elizabeth Debicki, Moses Sumney, Michelle Monaghan, Bobby Cannavale, Lily Collins, Halsey, Giancarlo Esposito, and Kevin Bacon.

    Memoir of a Snail

    Memoir of a Snail


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    • 94 MIN •Animated

    Release Date: Thursday 17th October

    Grace Pudel is a lonely misfit with an affinity for collecting ornamental snails and an intense love for books. At a young age, when Grace is separated from her fire-breathing twin brother Gilbert, she falls into a spiral of anxiety and angst. Despite a continued series of hardships, inspiration and hope emerge when she strikes up an enduring friendship with an elderly eccentric woman named Pinky, who is full of grit and lust for life. From Academy Award® winning animation writer and director Adam Elliot, MEMOIR OF A SNAIL is a poignant, heartfelt and hilarious chronicle of the life of an outsider finding her confidence and silver linings amongst the clutter of everyday life.

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    Midas Man

    Midas Man


    CTC
    Drama, Biopic

    Release Date: Thursday 29th August

    When Brian Epstein (Jacob Fortune-Lloyd) set foot in the Cavern Club in November 1961 to watch The Beatles perform, he saw something no one else could – a glimmer of gold. Sharply dressed and well-spoken, Brian was hardly the most obvious radical – but being Jewish, closeted and having grown up as an outsider who had failed at pretty much everything, he was a 26-year old with something to prove and who wanted to tear up the rulebook. MIDAS MAN is the emotional, heartfelt and often funny story of how Epstein polished four scruffy lads who were going nowhere and in a matter of months turned them into a global phenomenon; of his unwavering belief in his artists and his tenacity in the face of getting turned down by every big record label; and of the style, guile and charm that allowed him to ‘break’ America and fundamentally change popular culture forever.

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    Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line

    Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line


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    • 110 MIN •Documentary

    Director: Paul Clarke

    Cast: Peter Garrett, Martin Rotsey, Jim Moginie

    Contrary. Passionate. Outspoken. Over 45 years Midnight Oil helped shape modern Australia. This is their trailblazing story for the first time on film. Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line is the authorised documentary of seminal Australian rock group tracing their origins from the politically charged atmosphere of the 1970s to their rise as global icons. Legendary music and activism are front and centre in this exciting documentary, created with unfettered access to seminal Australian rock band Midnight Oil, who emerged from politically charged 1970s Sydney to become global icons. Across a 45-year career 'The Oils' helped shape modern Australia with anthems like "US Forces", "Beds Are Burning" and "Redneck Wonderland". Featuring unseen footage and interviews with every band member, alongside signature moments including the outback tour with Warumpi Band, their Exxon protest gig in New York and those famous "Sorry" suits at the Sydney Olympics, Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line traces the journey of Australia's quintessential rock band. Please note MIDNIGHT OIL: THE HARDEST LINE features live concert footage and contains flashing light sequences that may affect photosensitive viewers.

    Moana 2

    Moana 2


    CTC
    Family

    Release Date: Thursday 28th November

    Featuring the voices of Auli‘i Cravalho as Moana and Dwayne Johnson as Maui, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ epic animated musical MOANA 2 takes audiences back to the ocean on an expansive new voyage with Moana, Maui and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers. After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced. With music composed by Grammy® winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Grammy nominee Opetaia Foa’i, and three-time Grammy winner Mark Mancina, MOANA 2 promises to deliver a soundtrack of unforgettable new songs that are sure to become instant Disney classics.

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    Mozart's Sister

    Mozart's Sister


    CTC
    • 98 MIN •Documentary

    Release Date: Thursday 31st October

    The story of the other Mozart, Maria-Anna, a child prodigy forgotten to time, as seen through the eyes of musicians, musicologists, and researchers. For the first 16 years of her life, Mozart’s sister shared equal billing with her brother. Musical partners and collaborators, Wolfgang Mozart and Maria-Anna Mozart played together before Kings and Queens and were the talk of Europe. Forced to withdraw from public life because she was a woman, a stunning new investigation explores why she was retired and what happened to her music. From multi-awarded Director/Producer Madeleine Hetherton-Miau and Producer Rebecca Barry, Mozart’s Sister is a ‘musical-true-crime’ story that explores the lost talent of Maria-Anna Mozart.

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    Mr Blake at Your Service

    Mr Blake at Your Service


    PG
    • 110 MIN •Comedy, Drama

    Director: Gilles Legardinier

    Cast: John Malkovich, Fanny Ardant, Émilie Dequenne

    Straight from the pages of Gilles Legardinier’s international hit novel, Complètement Cramé!, comes a highly anticipated romantic comedy-drama featuring the dynamic duo of John Malkovich and Fanny Ardant (The Colours of Fire), reuniting them on screen for the first time since Casanova Variations in 2015. Malkovich's brilliant underrated comedic style is on full display as he takes on the role of the charming British businessman, Andrew Blake. In a twist of fate, Blake becomes the butler of the Domaine de Beauvillier estate, owned by the graceful and aloof Madame de Beauvillier (Ardant). A once-distinguished manor house, the estate is now a shadow of itself, with rooms, staff, and residents all longing for better days. MR BLAKE AT YOUR SERVICE is Gilles Legardinier's debut, with him directing and adapting the film from his own novel. Co-starring Cannes best actress winner Émilie Dequenne (Rosetta), this very sweet and humorous film explores culture clashes, unexpected friendships, and second chances at happiness.

    Mufasa: The Lion King

    Mufasa: The Lion King


    CTC
    Family, Adventure, Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 19th December

    “Mufasa: The Lion King” enlists Rafiki to relay the legend of Mufasa to young lion cub Kiara, daughter of Simba and Nala, with Timon and Pumbaa lending their signature schtick. Told in flashbacks, the story introduces Mufasa as an orphaned cub, lost and alone until he meets a sympathetic lion named Taka - the heir to a royal bloodline. The chance meeting sets in motion an expansive journey of an extraordinary group of misfits searching for their destiny - their bonds will be tested as they work together to evade a threatening and deadly foe.

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    My Old Ass

    My Old Ass


    CTC
    Comedy

    Release Date: Thursday 26th September

    In this fresh coming-of-age story, an 18th birthday mushroom trip brings free-spirited Elliott (Maisy Stella) face-to-face with her wisecracking 39-year-old self (Aubrey Plaza). But when Elliott’s “old ass” starts handing out warnings about what her younger self should and shouldn’t do, Elliott realizes she has to rethink everything about family, love, and what’s becoming a transformative summer.

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    National Theatre Live: Present Laughter (Encore)

    National Theatre Live: Present Laughter (Encore)


    CTC
    • 180 MIN •Alternative Content

    Release Date: Thursday 8th August

    Director: Matthew Warchus

    Cast: Andrew Scott

    The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward‘s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) returns to the big screen. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

    Nosferatu

    Nosferatu


    CTC
    Drama

    Release Date: Wednesday 1st January

    Sink your teeth into acclaimed director Robert Eggers’ (The Lighthouse, The Northman) fresh spin on a timeless classic. NOSFERATU is a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman in 19th century Germany and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her, causing untold horror in its wake. The fantastical horror's bloody excellent cast includes Bill Skarsgård, Willem Dafoe, Lily-Rose Depp, Emma Corrin, Nicholas Hoult and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

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    Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

    Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse


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    • 93 MIN •Alternative Content

    For many great artists the garden has long been considered a desirable subject for the expression of colour, light and atmosphere. Claude Monet is perhaps the most well-known painter of gardens but other greats such as Van Gogh, Pissarro, Matisse and Sargent all viewed the garden as a meaningful focus for their talents. The work of these great artists, along with many others, feature in a major 2016 exhibition ‘Painting the Modern Garden’ from The Royal Academy, London. This dazzling film takes a magical journey from the gallery to the gardens, to Giverny and Seebüll and other glorious grounds favoured by artists. Here we discover how early twentieth century artists designed and cultivated their own gardens to explore contemporary utopian ideas and motifs of colour and form. Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything’. For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, this is an ideal film.

    Perfect Days

    Perfect Days


    PG
    • 124 MIN •Drama

    Director: Wim Wenders

    Cast: Min Tanaka, Tokio Emoto, Kôji Yakusho

    Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveal more of his past. A deeply moving and poetic reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us. Kōji Yakusho won the Best Actor award at Cannes for his charming performance in this latest film from master filmmaker Wim Wenders.

    Royal Opera: Andrea Chénier

    Royal Opera: Andrea Chénier


    CTC
    • 177 MIN •Palace Opera & Ballet

    Director: David McVicar

    Cast: Jonas Kaufmann

    Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann headlines a new performance of David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera. At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena (Sondra Radvanovsky), and Gérard (Amartuvshin Enkhbat), the man who could destroy him...

    Runt

    Runt


    CTC
    Family

    Release Date: Thursday 19th September

    RUNT, based on Craig Silvey's acclaimed novel, is a heart-warming and humorous Australian family film set in the charming town of Upson Downs. The story revolves around eleven-year-old Annie Shearer, a resourceful girl with a knack for fixing things, and her best friend, Runt, an adopted stray dog with remarkable speed and agility. Their journey together begins with a simple act of kindness that cements an unbreakable bond between them. The novel "RUNT" was released in 2022 and has achieved significant acclaim, winning several major Australian literary awards. These accolades include the Children’s Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year for Young Readers, Book of the Year for Younger Children at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and the overall Book of the Year at the Australian Indie Book Awards. The success of the book underscores its broad appeal and the resonance of its themes with readers. The all-Australian ensemble cast includes Jai Courtney, Jack Thompson, Celeste Barber, Deborah Mailman, Genevieve Lemon, and features newcomers Lilly LeTorre and RUNT.

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    SCA24 Autumn Sonata

    SCA24 Autumn Sonata


    M
    • 93 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Musical

    Director: Ingmar Bergman

    Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman

    After having neglected her children for many years, world famous pianist Charlotte visits her daughter Eva in her home. To her surprise she finds her other daughter, Helena, there as well. Helena is mentally disabled, and Eva has taken Helena out of the institution where their mother had placed her. The tension between Charlotte and Eva only builds up slowly, until a nightly conversation releases all the things they have wanted to tell each other.

    SCA24 Before It Ends

    SCA24 Before It Ends


    CTC
    • 97 MIN •Film Festival, Historical Drama

    Director: Anders Walter

    Cast: Peter Kurth, Pilou Asbæk, Ulrich Thomsen

    Set in the final months of WWII, this touching, intelligent drama explores the unimaginable dilemmas that people must face in the wake of war. When a high school in occupied Denmark is turned into a camp for 500 German refugees, the headmaster Jakob (Pilou Asbæk, GAME OF THRONES, BORGEN), his wife Lis (Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, A TASTE OF HUNGER) and their children are thrust into an impossible situation. Should the family help the refugees - or stand firm in the Danish resistance against the Germans? Anti-German sentiment is prolific in the town after five years of occupation and the Danish resistance takes a hardline stance against all Germans – including women and children. Inspired by true events, it depicts a dark chapter in the history of Denmark - the handling of 250,000 German civil refugees who came to Denmark in the spring of 1945. Written and directed by Academy Award-winner Anders Walter, BEFORE IT ENDS is an earnest drama that delves into complex moral dilemmas through a family under pressure, exploring the limits of charity.

    SCA24 Better Times

    SCA24 Better Times


    15+
    • 104 MIN •Film Festival, Drama

    Director: Milad Avaz

    Cast: Sebastian Jessen, Lars Brygmann, Ari Alexander

    Filled with laughs and a strong beating heart, BETTER TIMES is a warm, feel-good drama that follows three brothers and their father on a quest to save their family bakery. When three brothers Oscar, Lukas and Karl decide to pay a visit to their father, they are shocked to learn that their family bakery is facing bankruptcy. Before long, they find out that the situation is much more dire than first anticipated. So, despite their differences, the family must band together to protect their family legacy. In an attempt to break a world record for baking, they must unite in order to save the family bakery. At the same time, they each must face the grief of losing their mother a few years ago that separated them in the first place. Written and directed by Milad Schwartz Avaz, this tender, heartwarming tale about family dynamics, grief, forgiveness and the joy of living in the present, stars real-life brothers Sebastian and Andreas Jessen, alongside Ari Alexander as the three siblings.

    SCA24 Birthday Girl

    SCA24 Birthday Girl


    15+
    • 95 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Thriller

    Director: Michael Noer

    Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl, Herman Tømmeraas

    When a dream cruise trip bound for the Caribbean takes a dark turn, a mother sets out on a quest for justice in this intense, suspenseful drama starring a stellar Trine Dyrholm (MARGRETE - QUEEN OF THE NORTH). A single mother, 42-year-old Nanna (Dyrholm) has invited her daughter Cille and Cille’s best friend on a cruise to celebrate her 18th birthday. The expectations are high, the drinks are flowing, and they have big plans set for their days on board the cruise. But on the first evening, the dream holiday turns into a nightmare. The next morning Cille is missing for a time, but once they find her, it appears that something terrible happened the night before. When nothing is done about the situation, Nanna soon realises that in order to get justice, she must take matters into her own hands. Filled with unexpected twists and turns, Birthday Girl is an engaging, emotionally tumultuous mother-daughter drama with thriller elements directed by Michael Noer (PAPILLON).

    SCA24 Boundless

    SCA24 Boundless


    CTC
    • 120 MIN •Film Festival, Thriller

    Director: Ole Christian Madsen

    Cast: Søren Malling, Ulrich Thomsen, Sofie Torp

    Adapted from the acclaimed and bestselling Department Q novel by award-winning author Jussi Adler-Olsen, Danish box office hit thriller Boundless sees the return of Ulrich Thomsen (THE MACRO EFFECT, TROM) as maverick Detective Carl Mørck. After repeated requests for a meeting from former colleague Christian, who is on the verge of retirement, Detective Carl Mørck sends Rose (Sofie Torp), his junior colleague in Department Q, to the remote Danish Island of Bornholm in his place. But when an incident occurs at Christian’s retirement ceremony, Carl, Rose and assistant Assad (Afshin Firouzi) are forced to unite on the island and against their will become embroiled in a cold case about the murder of a young woman from Bornholm. The case, officially shelved as a traffic accident, has connections to both the local Police precinct and a covert cult of sun worshippers. Once the case is reopened, the island becomes dangerous, and the team is confronted with their own dark sides in this nerve-wracking crime thriller that takes Department Q into a showdown with the past.

    SCA24 Cold

    SCA24 Cold


    CTC
    • 98 MIN •Film Festival, Mystery, Thriller

    Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen

    Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Mikal Kaaber

    A moody, chilling and twisted thriller to leave you buzzing, this adaptation of Icelandic crime-author Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s bestselling novel centres on detective Óðinn Hafsteinsson (Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, GAME OF THRONES, THE LAST KINGDOM) who lives alone with his teenage daughter Rún. He works for a state-run regulatory body where he is assigned the task of researching the Krókur juvenile home, which was run by the state in the 1980s. Krókur was no ordinary teenage home, and one of its unsolved mysteries is the death of two boys, which at the time was declared an accident. When Óðinn begins to investigate the matter, he uncovers dark secrets and strange events begin to shake up his and Rún’s daily life. But are these events related to the tragedy at the treatment centre, or do they have something to do with the mysterious suicide of his ex-wife a few months earlier? While Óðinn digs deeper into these mysteries, we are given a glimpse of Krókur in 1984 from the perspective of Aldís, a young maid who works there.

    SCA24 Cries and Whispers

    SCA24 Cries and Whispers


    M
    • 91 MIN •Film Festival, Drama

    Director: Ingmar Bergman

    Cast: Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan

    In turn-of-the-century Sweden, cancer-stricken, dying Agnes is visited in her isolated rural mansion by her sisters Karin and Maria. As Agnes' condition deteriorates and pain management becomes increasingly more difficult, fear and revulsion grip the sisters, who seem incapable of empathy, and Agnes' only comfort and solace comes from her maid Anna. As the end draws closer, long repressed feelings of grudging resentment and mistrust cause jealousy, selfishness, and bitterness between the siblings to surface.

    SCA24 Death is a Problem for the Living

    SCA24 Death is a Problem for the Living


    18+
    • 98 MIN •Film Festival, Action, Black Comedy

    Director: Teemu Nikki

    Cast: Pekka Strang, Jari Virman, Elina Knihtilä

    Risto (Pekka Strang, TOM OF FINLAND, BÄCKSTRÖM) and Arto have found themselves in a situation where everything has gone wrong, and they desperately need a fresh start. Risto is addicted to gambling and his marriage is in crisis. Arto recently discovered that he was born with 85% less brain than the average person, and as a result has been abandoned by everyone. Broken and ridiculed, their situation is not entirely hopeless as the two men band together to become the cheapest drivers in the hearse business. When they try to find a solution to their problems, in their quest to win back what they have lost, they will risk everything and put their own lives on the line. Skillfully combining comedy and drama, DEATH IS A PROBLEM FOR THE LIVING is a captivating tale of an unlikely friendship. Written and directed by Teemu Nikki (THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC)) this black comedy helps to see the light in some of the darker corners of life.

    SCA24 Eternal

    SCA24 Eternal


    15+
    • 99 MIN •Film Festival, Sci-Fi, Romance

    Director: Ulaa Salim

    Cast: Simon Sears, Magnus Krepper, Nanna Øland Fabricius

    In this science fiction epic reminiscent of SLIDING DOORS, a young climate change scientist, Elias (Simon Sears) falls in love with an aspiring singer, Anita (Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known as Danish pop star Oh Land). But, he chooses his career over love when an opportunity arises for him to join a mission researching a mysterious fracture on the Atlantic Ocean floor, a phenomenon he has been obsessed with for years. A dangerous event, the fissure accelerates global climate change and is a threat to humanity. Years later, during a perilous deep-sea mission, diving into the claustrophobic depths of the ocean, Elias experiences a vision of what his life could have been like if he had made a different choice. Against the threat of impending doom, Eternal weaves a spellbinding tale blending love, regret and existential mystery. Written and directed by Ulaa Salim (SONS OF DENMARK) and from the producers of Rams, the soulful Eternal is an emotionally intimate and deeply moving sci fi romance.

    SCA24 Hammarskjöld - Fight For Peace

    SCA24 Hammarskjöld - Fight For Peace


    CTC
    • 112 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Thriller

    Director: Per Fly

    Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, Richard Brake, Francis Chouler

    Directed by Per Fly (Borgen) this gripping drama based on true events stars iconic actor Mikael Persbrandt (IN A BETTER WORLD, SEX EDUCATION) as charismatic diplomat and economist Dag Hammarskjöld, the man John F. Kennedy once called “the greatest statesman of our century.” New York City, 1961. At the peak of the Cold War, Hammarskjöld (Persbrandt) is at the pinnacle of his power, serving his seventh year as Secretary-General of the United Nations. After decolonisation, he takes it upon himself to bring peace to the African countries, thwarting plans of powerful entrepreneurs and world leaders to further their exploit resources. But, when his old friend Peter shows up in New York, he begins to question his unprecedented dedication to his job and vision. When UN peacekeepers are killed in open battle in the Congo, Hammarskjöld decides to impose peace by new measures and leads UN troops into their first wartime operation. Although aware his enemies may plot against him, he boards a plane in a desperate attempt to negotiate a cease-fire.

    SCA24 Hunters on a White Field

    SCA24 Hunters on a White Field


    15+
    • 97 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Thriller

    Director: Sarah Gyllenstierna

    Cast: Magnus Krepper, Ardalan Esmaili, Jens Hultén

    Three men go on an extended weekend hunting trip in the Swedish forest in this mysterious, suspenseful drama, starring Ardalan Esmaili (GREYZONE), Magnus Krepper (THE BRIDGE, MARGARETE - QUEEN OF THE NORTH) and Jens Hultén (SKYFALL, BÄCKSTRÖM). Alex, a young professional, sets out on a hunting trip with his boss Greger on the remote wooded property of Greger’s friend, Henrik. For Alex the trip is a chance to boost his career. A hunting novice, Alex learns how to hunt from his experienced partners and an initial spell of hunting success sharpens their instincts and stirs a sense of rivalry. But one day all the animals vanish without a trace and the forest turns eerily quiet. Yet the men become obsessed with the idea that the hunt must continue. Directed by Sarah Gyllenstierna in her feature film debut and based on a novel by Mats Wägeus, HUNTERS ON A WHITE FIELD explores group dynamics, the bond between hunter and prey in a tale about human folly and the animal within us all.

    SCA24 Kingmaker

    SCA24 Kingmaker


    15+
    • 90 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Thriller

    Director: Mikkel Serup

    Cast: Nicolas Bro, Lena Maria Christensen, Anders Berthelsen

    The long-awaited sequel to 2004 Danish hit film KING'S GAME, this political thriller is an adaptation of Niels Krause-Kjær’s bestselling second novel, MØRKELAND, about the adventures of investigative journalist Ulrik Torp. Directed by Mikkel Serup (THE CHESTNUT MAN) and starring Anders W. Berthelsen, reprising the lead role of Ulrik Torp who was once an aspiring young journalist. Now years have passed, and after a period of unemployment and a midlife crisis, Torp finds himself interning at his former workplace, DAGBLADET. When his old colleague and now editor-in-chief, Henrik Moll (Nicolas Bro, RIDERS OF JUSTICE) asks Torp to cover a murder of a young clerk at the Ministry of the Interior, Torp must navigate a new media reality controlled by clickbait and the echo chambers of social media. With the very future of Danish democracy in peril, it falls to Torp and two young interns to uncover a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of power in KINGMAKER, a topical and gripping political thriller about the state of democracy.

    SCA24 Leningrad Cowboys Go America

    SCA24 Leningrad Cowboys Go America


    M
    • 79 MIN •Film Festival, Comedy

    Director: Aki Kaurismäki

    Cast: Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää, Nicky Tesco

    35 years ago, Finnish deadpan master Aki Kaurismäki (FALLEN LEAVES, LE HAVRE) achieved a significant international breakthrough with this beloved road movie following the adventures of an inept Siberian rock ’n’ roll band. Somewhere in the tundra, in no-man’s land, lives the worst band in the world, an outfit with no audience and absolutely no commercial potential. Yet they long for success, so when their manager suggests they head to the USA, the band is prepared to sacrifice their cultural identity for a shot at the big-time. Thus, with matching projectile pompadours and pointed shoes, a music style that weds rockabilly with Finnish folk tunes, and the frozen corpse of their bass player strapped to the roof of their stretch Cadillac (purchased from a dealer played by Jim Jarmusch), the Leningrad Cowboys make their way towards Mexico across a landscape of warped Americana… Infused with Kaurismäki’s signature dry wit and generosity of spirit, the film spawned two sequels, and brought the fictional band a major real-life following!

    SCA24 Light Light Light

    SCA24 Light Light Light


    15+
    • 91 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Romance

    Director: Inari Niemi

    Cast: Pirjo Lonka, Laura Birn, Anni Ikkanen

    In the spring of 1986, the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant unsettles the daily life of a small village in western Finland. An uneasiness hangs in the air, and new safety measures are everywhere. That summer, a new girl Mimi (Anni Iikkanen) arrives in the village. She immediately shakes up the life of 15-year-old Mariia (Rebekka Baer) and fills it with radiating light. Amongst the lush Finnish landscapes, the girls find an oasis of passionate love, away from the harsh world and impending sense of doom. 20 years later, Mariia (Laura Birn) returns home to take care of her sick mother, and memories of that meaningful summer begin to rise the surface. Based on the 2011 eponymous novel by Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen and featuring a pulsating, hypnotic 80s soundtrack, LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT explores the contradictions of teenage years, growing up, fitting in and dealing with adult issues, but also having a lack of control. Directed by Inari Niemi, this is a beautiful, sensitive coming-of-age drama about first love, memories and the uncertainty of life.

    SCA24 Mr. Freeman

    SCA24 Mr. Freeman


    18+
    • 89 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Romance

    Director: Mads Matthiesen

    Cast: Nicolas Bro, Mia Lyhne, Lina Lund Jørgensen

    17-year-old Simone (a talented Lina Lund Jørgensen in her debut role) is a lonely teenager. Dating online, she starts an online long-distance relationship with a sweet and handsome Ghanaian man named Freeman (Daouda Keita). His messages sound loving and Simone persuades her reluctant father (Nicolas Bro, RIDERS OF JUSTICE, also in BOUNDLESS) and mother (Mia Lyhne, FOOD CLUB) to let him visit for two weeks. So, the polite Freeman arrives to stay with the family for a short time and Simone begins to fall for him. But how long can Freeman, who has a life back in Ghana, stay in Denmark? As Simone’s involvement with Freeman grows, the reluctance of her family increases, and soon Simone’s rebellion snowballs into an avalanche which threatens to tear the family apart forever. Written and directed by award-winning Danish director Mads Mathiesen, MR. FREEMAN is a sweet, feel-good film filled with down-to-earth everyday moments that explores the meeting of two different cultures through an unconventional coming-of-age romance.

    SCA24 Natatorium

    SCA24 Natatorium


    18+
    • 106 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Thriller

    Director: Helena Stefánsdóttir

    Cast: Ilmur María Arnarsdóttir, Elin Petersdottir, Stefanía Berndsen

    Eighteen-year-old Lilja (Ilmur María Arnarsdóttir in an enthralling debut) visits her estranged grandparents Áróra and Grímur, in the city as she undertakes auditions for an international art performance group. Her grandparents welcome her, delighted with the opportunity to get to know their granddaughter better. However, when her father, Magnús and his younger sister Vala (Stefanía Berndsen, A WHITE, WHITE DAY) , two of Áróra's and Grimur's four children, find out about Lilja’s stay in the family house, a sense of panic arises. The eerie house has an air of mystery and as she stays there, Lilja begins to observe her grandmother's peculiar behaviours. When the family gathers in the home to celebrate Lilja’s acceptance into the art group, a dark secret emerges. Soon a seemingly normal family celebration turns into a horrifying tragedy that nobody could have foreseen. With mounting foreboding and recurring themes of water, writer-director Helena Stefánsdóttir’s debut film NATATORIUM is a claustrophobic, ominous, slow-burn drama centred on family dysfunction and secrets.

    SCA24 Paradise is Burning

    SCA24 Paradise is Burning


    15+
    • 108 MIN •Film Festival, Drama

    Director: Mika Gustafson

    Cast: Ida Engvoll, Bianca Delbravo, Dilvin Asaad

    A striking coming-of-age tale and intimate portrait of the strong bonds of sisterhood, PARADISE IS BURNING is a tender yet refreshing narrative feature film debut from director Mika Gustafson, featuring standout performances from its three young leads. In a working-class area of Sweden, sisters 16-year-old Laura (Bianca Delbravo in a remarkable debut), twelve-year-old Mira, and seven-year-old Steffi, get by on their own, left to their own devices by an absent mother. With summer on the way and no parents around, life is wild and carefree, vivacious and anarchic. But when social services demand a family meeting, the eldest, Laura, must find someone to impersonate their mother, or else the girls could be taken into foster care and separated. Laura keeps the threat a secret, to avoid worrying her younger sisters, but as the moment of truth draws closer, new tensions arise. While their futures hang in the balance, soon the three sisters are forced to negotiate the fine line between the euphoria of total freedom and the harsh realities of growing up.

    SCA24 Paranoia

    SCA24 Paranoia


    18+
    • 95 MIN •Film Festival, Thriller

    Director: Kari Vidø

    Cast: Maria Rossing, Zoe Bryan Hertz, August Isaac Carter

    Featuring rising stars Zoe Bryan Hertz and August Issac Carter, PARANOIA is a dark and intense supernatural thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat, based on the first book in Birgitte Lorentzen’s popular and acclaimed CYKOSE trilogy, the first Danish novel to be nominated for the prestigious French book prize “Le Prix des Incorruptibles”. After a party with a few too many drinks, Lulu ends up in the hospital, where in a near-death experience she sees a girl with a shaved head crying for help. When Lulu awakes, the girl is gone, but everything in Lulu’s life has changed. Nothing is like it was before and it feels like someone, or something, is stalking her. At the same time, she meets the infamous, but fascinating Mads, who turns out to be able to see things that no one else can. Their meeting leads to a wild and risky search for answers in the supernatural universe with consequences for them both.

    SCA24 Persona

    SCA24 Persona


    M
    • 85 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Thriller

    Director: Ingmar Bergman

    Cast: Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Margaretha Krook

    A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth's persona.

    SCA24 Scenes from a Marriage

    SCA24 Scenes from a Marriage


    M
    • 283 MIN •Film Festival, Drama

    Director: Ingmar Bergman

    Cast: Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson

    Following two characters, Marianne and Johan, the film, in typical Bergman style, examines ontological questions of love, loneliness, being and what it means to be 'fulfilled'. As with all of Bergman's films, 'SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE' is not simply a narrative about a married couple and their 'ups and downs'. Bergman successfully probes into what it means and feels like to need the love and/or security, validation of another person and the consequences of life-changing decisions.

    SCA24 Sons

    SCA24 Sons


    MA15+
    • 100 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Thriller

    Director: Gustav Möller

    Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Dar Salim, Sebastian Bull

    The eagerly anticipated new film from writer/director Gustav Möller (THE GUILTY), Sons is a gripping moral thriller that offers an extraordinary showcase for the remarkable Sidse Babett Knudsen (BORGEN, WILDLAND) in the leading role. Idealistic Eva (Babette Knudsen) works in the minimum-security ward of a correctional facility, overseeing the incarcerated men with an almost maternalistic sense of compassion, guiding them in meditations and showing genuine interest in - and empathy for - their wellbeing. But all this changes when Mikkel (Sebastian Bull), a swaggering offender, is transferred to the facility, and without revealing her motives to her superiors, Eva requests to be reassigned to his high-security block. So begins an unsettling and dangerous game of cat and mouse in which Eva’s increasingly unhealthy preoccupation with Mikkel challenges her belief in restorative justice, and places much more than her job at stake. Moller’s atmospheric new thriller packs a genuine punch and is a must-see for fans of both Scandi noir and its phenomenal star, who delivers arguably a career-best performance.

    SCA24 Stormskerry Maja

    SCA24 Stormskerry Maja


    CTC
    • 162 MIN •Film Festival

    Director: Tiina Lymi

    Cast: Desmond Eastwood, Linus Troedsson, Tony Doyle

    Based on the book series by Anni Blomqvist, STORMSKERRY MAJA is an epic 19th Century historical drama set over the course of the breathtaking Finnish seasons on the windswept and remote Åland archipelago. When young peasant woman Maja (Amanda Jansson, MIDNIGHT SUN) is married off to humble fisherman Janne (Linus Troedsson), a man she barely knows, they move to the remote island of Stormskerry to begin their family life. Her new environment is not welcoming, with survival a relentless challenge, but Maja soon falls for the rugged beauty and for her new husband. Amidst the hardships of their isolated existence, Maja begins to become aware of a new era for women. The couple have children and life is steady until the Crimean War lands on their doorstep and her journey becomes a test of resilience as she discovers a love that transcends the boundaries of life and death. Directed by Tiina Lymi (HAPPIER TIMES, GRUMP) this beautiful, moving film surrenders to the epic landscape and delivers a meditation on life, death, lust, sorrow and love.

    SCA24 The Arctic Convoy

    SCA24 The Arctic Convoy


    CTC
    • 108 MIN •Film Festival, Action, Drama

    Director: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken

    Cast: Tobias Santelmann, Anders Baasmo, Heidi Ruud Ellingsen

    Anders Baasmo (Kon-Tiki, Munch) and Tobias Santelmann (THE LAST KINGDOM) lead a stellar ensemble in naval epic THE ARCTIC CONVOY, based on the incredible story of the real-life mission on the Arctic naval front during World War II. In 1942, Hitler's war machine seems unstoppable as the Germans invade the Soviet Union. To prevent further losses, the Allies are forced to assist to get supplies to Russia’s eastern front. A convoy of civilian cargo ships are filled with war materials and begin the perilous journey to Russia’s ports Murmansk and Arkhangelsk. Caught at sea without defence or war experience, a motley group of civilian sailors led by steadfast Captain Martin Skar (Baasmo) and his First Mate Oliver Mørk (Santelmann) come face to face with the superior German force in the brutal, icy Arctic Sea. With lives at stake, courage becomes their only lifeline. Directed by Henrik M. Dahlsbakken (MUNCH), this large-scale nautical drama from the producers of disaster successes THE NORTH SEA and THE WAVE explores themes of duty, sacrifice, unity and trust.

    SCA24 The Missile

    SCA24 The Missile


    15+
    • 110 MIN •Film Festival, Historical Drama, Romance

    Director: Miia Tervo

    Cast: Oona Airola, Hannu-pekka Björkman, Tommi Korpela

    Finnish Lapland, 1984. After an absurd series of events, Niina (Oona Airola), a single mother of two children, ends up as an archiver at the local newspaper in a town where nothing happens. One day, Niina hears an enormous bang from the sky and the radio says that the Soviet Union has shot a missile across the Finnish border to Inari. Soon the whole village is filled with reporters from all over the world and as Niina knows the area and its people, she is drawn into the investigation of the missile incident and the threat of nuclear war. Then Niina meets Kai, a fighter pilot who knows secrets about the missile, and a relationship begins to develop between the two. As Niina obsesses about the missile, she must face the re-appearance of her ex-husband, all the while searching for serenity and the truth. Directed by Miia Tervo (AURORA) and inspired by the real event, THE MISSILE is a fascinating drama and political satire about personal and national limits and borders.

    SCA24 The Promise

    SCA24 The Promise


    15+
    • 86 MIN •Film Festival, Thriller

    Director: Fabian Wullenweber

    Cast: Susanne Juhász, Sigurd Dalgas, Lærke Winther

    Inspired by a true story, THE PROMISE is an intense Danish thriller filled with escalating tension. Maja (Susanne Juhász) made a promise to her now deceased sister: that she would make sure to take care of her 15-year-old nephew, Mathias (Sigurd Dalgas), should anything happen. However, since his mother’s passing, Mathias has been unruly and hanging out with bad company. In a sudden turn of events, Mathias is kidnapped by a ruthless gang that blackmails and threatens to kill him. So, Maja tries every possible way to save him, but since she is stuck in her car hours away from their neighbourhood, it is very difficult for her to help. Becoming scared and anxious, she makes calls, trying to keep her promise that proves more and more difficult. Caught in a race against time, as events escalate to the extreme, Maja must overcome her inner fears and go the extra mile to try and save Mathias. Directed by Hans Fabian Wullenweber, this breathtaking suspense thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.

    SCA24 The Riot

    SCA24 The Riot


    CTC
    • 106 MIN •Film Festival, Action, Historical Drama

    Director: Nils Gaup

    Cast: Otto Fahlgren, Simon J. Berger, Alexandra Gjerpen

    An epic historical action drama starring Otto Fahlgren (BEARTOWN) and Simon J. Berger (MARGRETE - QUEEN OF THE NORTH), THE RIOT is set in the isolated Norwegian mining town of Sulitjelma, called Sulis, at the beginning of the 20th Century. Surrounded by a beautiful, dramatic, snow-capped landscape and under the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, young courage will be put to the test. Young miner Konrad Nilsson (Fahlgren) dreams of a better life. In the mines, the workers decide to stand together in a revolt against the mining company and its ruthless, powerful leader Wennstrøm (Berger) - this was the Wild West of the Nordic countries. One day, when leaving Wenstrøm's office, the beautiful maid Johanna catches Konrad’s eye and he is captivated. Based on incredible real events in the dangerous copper mines and directed by Academy award nominated Nils Gaup (THE LAST KING), this important part of Norwegian history has never been told on screen before.

    SCA24 The Tundra Within Me

    SCA24 The Tundra Within Me


    CTC
    • 95 MIN •Film Festival, Drama

    Director: Sara Margrethe Oskal

    Cast: Risten Anine Kvernmo Gaup, Nils Ailu Kemi, Berit Ánne Oskal Kemi

    After living for many years in Oslo, Sámi artist Lena (Risten Anine Kvernmo Gaup) moves back to Sápmi in Northern Norway with her young son to explore Sámi gender in an art project. While researching in the wintry tundra, she falls in love with hardworking reindeer herder Máhtte (Nils Ailu Kemi). Lena is suffocated by the expectations of others in the town, who view her as an outsider, and Máhtte’s mother, the matriarch of the family, disapproves of the relationship. As decisions from the past come to haunt her and her art is questioned, Lena struggles to find out whether her and Máhtte's lifestyles can ever be compatible. A sincere directorial debut from writer/director Sara Margrethe Oskal, a former reindeer herder, THE TUNDRA WITHIN ME is a poignant exploration of heritage, authenticity, resilience and identity. Featuring awe-inspiring icy landscapes, this drama reveals the depth of connection between the Sámi people, the environment and reindeer herding, and is a beautiful story of new love and returning home.

    SCA24 Touch

    SCA24 Touch


    M
    • 121 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Romance

    Director: Baltasar Kormákur

    Cast: Egill Ólafsson, Kōki ., Yôko Narahashi

    A romantic and thrilling story that spans several decades and continents, TOUCH follows one man's emotional journey to find his first love again. Spanning several decades and continents, we follow 70-year-old widower Kristófer (Egill Ólafsson, TRAPPED) who embarks on a remarkable journey to London right when the pandemic hits. 50 years earlier, as an economics student in London, young Kristófer (Pálmi Kormákur, THE DEEP) meets his first love, Miko (played by model and songwriter Kōki), in a Japanese restaurant. Their love blossoms, but one day Miko suddenly disappears without a trace. Decades later, with time ticking away, Kristófer is on a quest to track down Miko to find out what happened to her. From London, his journey takes him halfway across the globe and all the way to Japan. Written and directed by award-winning Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur (known for his films EVEREST, ADRIFT, and series TRAPPED) and based on the best-selling Icelandic novel by Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson, Touch is a captivating, intimate story of passionate love and cross-cultural connection.

    SCA24 When in Rome

    SCA24 When in Rome


    15+
    • 98 MIN •Film Festival, Drama, Romance

    Director: Niclas Bendixen

    Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Kristian Halken, Bodil Jørgensen

    A heartwarming romantic drama about love and going on a journey of discovery, WHEN IN ROME pays an irresistible homage to art, love, and the Eternal City. To celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary, Danish couple Gerda (Bodil Jørgensen, THE KINGDOM, PERSONA NON GRATAand Kristoffer (Kristian Halken, CAMINO) travel to Rome to relive and immerse themselves in the city where Gerda was once an aspiring art student. When they unexpectedly run into her former art teacher and lover Johannes (Rolf Lassgård, A MAN CALLED OVE), Gerda is reminded of the life she used to live. Their meeting has unforeseen consequences and while Gerda begins to wander the streets of the Eternal City in search of her long-lost youth, Kristoffer is left out. The Closing Night film at the 2024 Göteborg Film Festival, WHEN IN ROME is directed by director/choreographer Niclas Bendixen, who choreographed Mads Mikkelsen’s famous dance scene in Academy Award winner ANOTHER ROUND. Imbued with life and dance, the film is a life-affirming story about how marriage and love change over time.

    SCA24 When the Light Breaks

    SCA24 When the Light Breaks


    CTC
    • 82 MIN •Film Festival

    Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson

    Cast: Elín Hall, Mikael Kaaber, Katla Njálsdóttir

    Direct from the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, where it was the opening film of the UN CERTAIN REGARD section, WHEN THE LIGHT BREAKS is a poetic drama set over a single, seemingly endless summer’s day in Reykjavik, Iceland. From one sunset to another, young art student Una (a remarkable Elín Hall) is on a rollercoaster ride of emotion as she navigates a series of challenging events swirling around her. A tragic event forces her to bond with a new group of friends and as she grapples with grief, she also harbours a secret and is unable to fully express her emotions. Highlighting the unique, ethereal twilight of the Icelandic summer, it delves into group dynamics as national and personal tragedy collide, and Una must face the first big challenge of her adult life. Written and directed by Oscar-Nominated Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson, this deeply moving coming-of-age drama presents a poignant young-adult exploration of grief, sorrow, love, beauty and friendship.

    Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival

    Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival


    Film Festival

    Presenting the best new cinema from the Nordic region set to warm the hearts and minds of cinemagoers this winter!

    Sleeping Dogs

    Sleeping Dogs


    CTC
    • 110 MIN •Crime, Thriller

    Release Date: Thursday 1st August

    In this gripping crime thriller, Russell Crowe stars as Roy Freeman, an ex-homicide detective with a fractured memory, forced to revisit a case he can’t remember. As a man’s life hangs in the balance on death row, Freeman must piece together the brutal evidence from a decade-old murder investigation, uncovering a sinister web of buried secrets and betrayals linking to his past. With only instincts to trust, he faces a chilling truth – sometimes it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie.

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    Smile 2

    Smile 2


    CTC
    Thriller, Horror

    Release Date: Thursday 17th October

    About to embark on a new world tour, global pop sensation Skye Riley (Naomi Scott) begins experiencing increasingly terrifying and inexplicable events. Overwhelmed by the escalating horrors and the pressures of fame, Skye is forced to face her dark past to regain control of her life before it spirals out of control.

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    Stalker

    Stalker


    MA15+
    • 163 MIN •Retrospective

    A guide helps a writer and a professor to infiltrate a restricted area, the Zone. Paying no heed to the dangers which lay ahead, they proceed towards the Room in order to fulfil their desires.

    Stalker

    Stalker


    MA15+
    • 163 MIN •Retrospective

    A guide helps a writer and a professor to infiltrate a restricted area, the Zone. Paying no heed to the dangers which lay ahead, they proceed towards the Room in order to fulfil their desires.

    Sting

    Sting


    MA15+
    • 92 MIN •Horror

    Director: Kiah Roache-Turner

    Cast: Ryan Corr, Penelope Mitchell, Robyn Nevin

    One cold, stormy night in New York City, a mysterious object falls from the sky and smashes through the window of a rundown apartment building. It is an egg, and from this egg emerges a strange little spider… The creature is discovered by Charlotte, a rebellious 12-year-old girl obsessed with comic books. Despite her stepfather Ethan’s best efforts to connect with her through their comic book co-creation Fang Girl, Charlotte feels isolated. Her mother and Ethan are distracted by their new baby and are struggling to cope, leaving Charlotte to bond with the spider. Keeping it as a secret pet, she names it Sting. As Charlotte's fascination with Sting increases, so does its size. Growing at a monstrous rate, Sting's appetite for blood becomes insatiable. Neighbours’ pets start to go missing, and then the neighbours themselves. Soon Charlotte’s family and the eccentric characters of the building realise that they are all trapped, hunted by a ravenous supersized arachni with a taste for human flesh... and Charlotte is the only one who knows how to stop it.

    Sunset Blvd

    Sunset Blvd


    PG
    • 115 MIN •Retrospective

    A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

    The Bikeriders

    The Bikeriders


    M
    • 116 MIN •Drama, Crime

    Director: Jeff Nichols

    Cast: Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer, Michael Shannon

    From writer-director Jeff Nichols (“Loving,” “Midnight Special,” “Mud”), “The Bikeriders” is a furious drama following the rise of a fictional 1960s Midwestern motorcycle club through the lives of its members. Inspired by Danny Lyon’s iconic book of photography, “The Bikeriders” immerses you in the look, feel, and sounds of the bare-knuckled, grease-covered subculture of ’60s motorcycle riders. Kathy (Jodie Comer), a strong-willed member of the Vandals who’s married to a wild, reckless bikerider named Benny (Austin Butler), recounts the Vandals’ evolution over the course of a decade, beginning as a local club of outsiders united by good times, rumbling bikes, and respect for their strong, steady leader Johnny (Tom Hardy). Over the years, Kathy tries her best to navigate her husband’s untamed nature and his allegiance to Johnny, with whom she feels she must compete for Benny’s attention. As life in the Vandals gets more dangerous, and the club threatens to become a more sinister gang, Kathy, Benny and Johnny are forced to make choices about their loyalty to the club and to each other. The cast, most of whom did their own riding on an array of period-correct bikes, also includes Michael Shannon (“Bullet Train”), Mike Faist (“West Side Story”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”) and Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”).

    The Blind Sea

    The Blind Sea


    PG
    • 95 MIN •Documentary

    Release Date: Thursday 15th August

    The Blind Sea follows elite Australian athlete Matt Formston and big wave legend Dylan Longbottom as they charge the biggest wave ever ridden by a blind surfer. At the age of five Matt lost 97% of his vision. Determined to lead a fulfilling life Matt's parents gave him the tools to take back control of his life, becoming a highly successful corporate executive, Paralympian, World Champion, World Record Holder and World Cup Gold Medalist in Tandem Cycling, 3x World Champion surfer, husband and father to three. Exploring the themes of perseverance, determination, the high performance mindset, community, diversity, inclusion, and overcoming adversity, this film is a celebration of the human spirit, a family friendly film that will resonate with audiences all over the globe. As Matt chases his next goal, he wants to prove that disability or not, that you can achieve anything if you want it bad enough.

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    The Crow

    The Crow


    CTC
    Thriller

    Release Date: Thursday 29th August

    Soulmates Eric Draven (Bill Skarsgård) and Shelly Webster (FKA twigs) are brutally murdered when the demons of her dark past catch up with them. Given the chance to save his true love by sacrificing himself, Eric sets out to seek merciless revenge on their killers, traversing the worlds of the living and the dead to put the wrong things right. A modern re-imagining of the beloved character, The Crow, based on the original graphic novel by James O'Barr.

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    The Fabulous Four

    The Fabulous Four


    M
    • 99 MIN •Comedy

    Release Date: Thursday 1st August

    Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse

    Cast: Susan Sarandon, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Bette Midler

    Three lifelong friends travel to Florida to be bridesmaids in a surprise wedding of their college girlfriend. Once there, sisterhoods are rekindled, the past rises up again in all its glory, and there’s enough sparks, drinks and romance to change all their lives in ways they never expected.

    The Fall Guy

    The Fall Guy


    M
    • 126 MIN •Action

    Director: David Leitch

    Cast: Emily Blunt, Teresa Palmer, Ryan Gosling

    He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right? From real life stunt man and director David Leitch, the blockbuster director of Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, and Atomic Blonde, comes his most personal film yet. A new hilarious, hard-driving, all-star apex-action thriller and love letter to action movies and the hard-working and under-appreciated crew of people who make them: The Fall Guy. Oscar® nominee Ryan Gosling (Barbie, La La Land, Drive) stars as Colt Seavers, a battle-scarred stuntman who, having left the business a year earlier to focus on both his physical and mental health, is drafted back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie—being directed by his ex, Jody Moreno, played by Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer, A Quiet Place films, Sicario)—goes missing. While the film’s ruthless producer (Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham; Ted Lasso), maneuvers to keep the disappearance of star Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson; Bullet Train) a secret from the studio and the media, Colt performs the film’s most outrageous stunts while trying (with limited success) to charm his way back into Jody’s good graces. But as the mystery around the missing star deepens, Colt will find himself ensnared in a sinister, criminal plot that will push him to the edge of a fall more dangerous than any stunt. Inspired by the hit 1980s TV series, The Fall Guy also stars Winston Duke (Black Panther franchise) and Academy Award® nominee Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once).

    The Garfield Movie

    The Garfield Movie


    G
    • 101 MIN •Family

    Director: Mark Dindal

    Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt, Nicholas Hoult

    Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.

    The Mountain

    The Mountain


    PG
    • 89 MIN •Family

    Director: Rachel House

    Cast: Reuben Francis, Terence Daniel, Troy Kingi

    Sam, a fearless young girl raised outside of her Māori culture, is determined to fulfil her mission of connecting with her mountain in the hope they can heal her from the cancer she battles. Along the way she meets some misfits and new kids in town – Mallory, hoping to find friends, any kind of friends - and Bronco who claims to be a runaway from his dad who is too busy to notice him. As they make their way through the difficult “off the beaten track” route, they learn the true spirit of adventure and the magic of friendship.

    The President's Wife

    The President's Wife


    M
    • 93 MIN •Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 1st August

    Director: Léa Domenach

    Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Sara Giraudeau, Denis Podalydès

    French icon Catherine Deneuve (8 Women, The Midwife) stars as a fictionalised version of former French first lady Bernadette Chirac, as she navigates stepping out of the shadows of her husband, one of France’s most popular presidents, to become an iconic figure in her own right. 1995, Jacques Chirac becomes president of France. His wife Bernadette now expects to be treated with the respect due to her lifelong work in the shadows of her husband. But mocked as too corny, she’s cast aside. Bernadette decides to react. It is HER time.

    The Promised Land

    The Promised Land


    MA15+
    • 127 MIN •Drama

    Director: Nikolaj Arcel

    Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Amanda Collin, Magnus Krepper

    Cannes Best Actor Award winner Mads Mikkelsen (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Another Round) commands the screen with gritty intensity in this rousing Nordic historical drama set in the 1700s. In 1755, the impoverished Captain Ludvig Kahlen (Mikkelsen) sets out to conquer the harsh, uninhabitable Danish heath with a seemingly impossible goal: to build a colony in the name of the King. But the sole ruler of the area, the merciless Frederik de Schinkel (Simon Bennebjerg), arrogantly believes this land belongs to him. When de Schinkel learns that the maid Ann Barbara (Amanda Collin) and her serve husband have escaped for refuge with Kahlen, the privileged and spiteful ruler swears revenge, doing everything in his power to drive the captain away. From the acclaimed director of A Royal Affair, Nikolaj Arcel, the 'awe-inspiring' period epic is an expertly directed, gun-slinging tale.

    The Sloth Lane

    The Sloth Lane


    PG
    • 89 MIN •Family, Animated

    Release Date: Thursday 25th July

    After a terrifying storm destroys their home, a speedy sloth named Laura and her kooky family are forced to move to the big city with nothing but their prized family recipe book - and a rusted old food truck. The family's delicious food soon catches the eye of a quick witted cheetah named Dotti (voiced by Ghostbusters' Leslie Jones) who will stop at nothing to revive her failing fast food business, Zoom Fuel. Featuring great Aussie voice talent including Dan Brumm (Uncle Stripe in Bluey) and Remy Hii (Spider-Man: Far From Home).

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    The Substance

    The Substance


    CTC
    • 140 MIN •Horror, Dramedy

    Release Date: Thursday 19th September

    Have you ever dreamt of a better version of yourself? You, only better in every way. You should try this new product, it’s called The Substance. It changed my life. With The Substance, you can generate another you: younger, more beautiful, more perfect. You just have to share time – one week for one, one week for the other. A perfect balance of seven days each... Easy right? If you respect the balance... What could possibly go wrong?

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    The Taste of Things

    The Taste of Things


    PG
    • 145 MIN •Drama

    Director: Tran Anh Hung

    Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel

    Since premiering at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, The Taste of Things has whetted appetites and tugged at heart strings all over the world. This deliciously sensual adaptation of Marcel Rouff’s classic 1924 novel The Life and Passion of Dodin-Bouffant, Gourmet, blends cooking with romantic love, and won director Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya) the Best Director prize at Cannes. The year is 1885 and Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) plays Eugénie, a renowned cook with no equal. Previous Cannes Film Festival Best Actor winner Benoît Magimel (The Piano Teacher) is Dodin, a brilliant epicure whose ideas for recipes when combined with Eugénie’s talents, create culinary magic. The talented duo form a partnership that extends beyond the kitchen, establishing a friendship that occasionally evolves into something more. Can Dodin’s outstanding culinary instincts and desire for a deeper connection persuade Eugénie to marry him? Both instructive and lovingly-captured throughout, this film reminds us that traditional French cuisine has earned its prestigious place on the world stage, thanks to the dedication, care, time and love it demands. Don’t miss this cinematic masterpiece, and make sure you have secured a booking at your favourite French Restaurant post-screening!

    The Teacher Who Promised The Sea

    The Teacher Who Promised The Sea


    M
    • 105 MIN •Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 25th July

    Director: Patricia Font

    Cast: Luisa Gavasa, Ramón Agirre, Laia Costa

    Inspired by extraordinary true events, Patricia Font’s superb new drama follows a charismatic teacher whose progressive outlook transforms the lives of a group of young students on the eve of the Spanish Civil War, but places him in the crossfire of local authorities. 1935. Idealistic Catalonian educator Antoni Benaiges (a stellar Enric Auquer, Too Many Chefs) is appointed as the new schoolmaster of a small, isolated village in the province of Burgos. With an innovative approach, he soon wins over his reluctant pupils, a group between the ages of six and twelve who are used to being taught by the strict local priest. Inspiring his young charges to hope and to broaden their horizons, Antoni even promises to show them the ocean for the first time… Meanwhile, 75 years later, Ariadna (Laia Costa, Lullaby, Victoria) is attempting to uncover what happened to her great grandfather - a man who disappeared during the war - leading her to discover the emotional story behind Antoni’s promise. A major sleeper hit at the Spanish box office in early 2024, Font’s film is an eloquent and deeply moving tale of the power of education and the importance of never letting the lessons of history be forgotten.

    The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan

    The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan


    M
    • 121 MIN •Adventure

    Director: Martin Bourboulon

    Cast: Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Vincent Cassel

    Alexandre Dumas’s thrilling and beloved classic novel The Three Musketeers has spawned multiple adaptations since its publication in 1844, but none have approached the scope and spectacle of this wildly entertaining, blockbuster two-film production from director Martin Bourboulon, who assembles an all-star cast for the first French cinematic treatment in over 30 years. Set in the early 17th century kingdom of France, the opening instalment D’ARTAGNAN follows a spirited young swordsman, Charles D’Artagnan (François Civil), on his journey from Gascony to Paris to join the King’s elite Musketeers of the Guard. Along the way, he narrowly escapes death whilst heroically saving a woman from being kidnapped. In his efforts to enlist, D’Artagnan manages to offend the sensibilities of three of the most formidable Musketeers in the ranks, Athos (Vincent Cassel), Porthos (Pio Marmaï) and Aramis (Romain Duris)… But D'Artagnan soon wins them over, and his dedication to help his newfound friends and serve King Louis XIII (Louis Garrel) will lead him not only into the path of the mysterious Milady de Winter (Eva Green) and the Queen's consort Constance (Lyna Khoudri), but the heart of a conspiracy where the future of the nation itself is at stake… France’s biggest box-office success of 2023, Bourboulon’s magnificent production - lavishly produced with a budget of over €70 million - is both respectful of its source but enriched with contemporary touches; the film is chock-full of humour, romance, palace intrigue and pulse-pounding action. THE THREE MUSKETEERS: D’ARTAGNAN unquestionably delivers as a smart and hugely-involving big-screen experience for all ages. Audiences are assured of lining up for the thrilling conclusion, MILADY, within moments of the end credits.

    The Three Musketeers: Milady

    The Three Musketeers: Milady


    M
    • 114 MIN •Adventure

    Director: Martin Bourboulon

    Cast: Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Vincent Cassel

    Following the events of D’ARTAGNAN, a secret from the past shatters old alliances in THE THREE MUSKETEERS: MILADY, the spectacular second chapter to Martin Bourboulon’s lavish, all-star adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic adventure, the first French cinematic treatment in over 30 years. Strap in for the unforgettable conclusion.

    The Way, My Way

    The Way, My Way


    PG
    • 100 MIN •Drama

    Director: Bill Bennett

    Cast: Jennifer Cluff, Chris Haywood, Laura Lakshmi

    THE WAY, MY WAY is the charming and captivating true story of a stubborn, self-centred Australian man who decides to walk the 800-kilometre-long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route through Spain. He doesn’t know why he’s doing it… but one step at a time, it will change him and his outlook on life forever. Based on Bill Bennett’s best-selling memoir of the same name.

    The Wild Robot

    The Wild Robot


    CTC
    • 85 MIN •Family, Animated

    Release Date: Thursday 19th September

    From DreamWorks Animation comes a new adaptation of a literary sensation, Peter Brown’s beloved, award-winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, The Wild Robot. The epic adventure follows the journey of a robot—ROZZUM unit 7134, “Roz” for short — that is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island and must learn to adapt to the harsh surroundings, gradually building relationships with the animals on the island and becoming the adoptive parent of an orphaned gosling. The Wild Robot stars Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o (Us, The Black Panther franchise) as robot Roz; Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us, The Mandalorian) as fox Fink; Emmy winner Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek, Best in Show) as opossum Pinktail; Oscar® nominee Bill Nighy (Living, Love Actually) as goose Longneck; Kit Connor (Heartstopper, Rocketman) as gosling Brightbill and Oscar® nominee Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once, this summer’s The Fall Guy) as Vontra, a robot that will intersect with Roz’s life on the island. A powerful story about the discovery of self, a thrilling examination of the bridge between technology and nature and a moving exploration of what it means to be alive and connected to all living things, The Wild Robot is written and directed by three-time Oscar® nominee Chris Sanders—the writer-director of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods, and Disney’s Lilo & Stitch.

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    Thelma

    Thelma


    CTC
    • 97 MIN •Comedy, Action

    Release Date: Thursday 5th September

    Thelma Post (Oscar nominee June Squibb) is a feisty 93-year-old grandmother who gets conned by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson (The White Lotus’ Fred Hechinger). She sets out on a treacherous quest across Los Angeles, accompanied by an aging friend (Richard Roundtree) and his motorized scooter, to reclaim what was taken from her. Parker Posey, Clark Gregg, and Malcolm McDowell also star. Inspired by a real-life experience of Margolin’s own grandmother, THELMA puts a clever spin on movies like MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, shining the spotlight on an elderly grandmother as an unlikely action hero. In the first leading film role of her 70-year career, Squibb portrays the strong-willed Thelma with grit and determination, demonstrating that she is more than capable of taking care of business – despite what her daughter Gail (Posey), son-in-law Alan (Gregg), or grandson Danny might believe.

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    Trap

    Trap


    CTC
    Thriller

    Release Date: Thursday 1st August

    Visionary director M. Night Shayamalan returns for the heart-pounding psychological thriller TRAP starring Screen Actors Guild Award winner Josh Hartnett and featuring performances by rising music star Saleka Shyamalan (daughter of M. Night Shayamalan). A father and teen daughter attend a pop concert, where they realize they’re at the center of a dark and sinister event. The mind-bending horror also stars Ariel Donoghue, Hayley Mills and Allison Pill.

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    Treasure

    Treasure


    M
    • 112 MIN •Comedy, Drama

    Director: Julia von Heinz

    Cast: Stephen Fry, Oliver Ewy, Lena Dunham

    Following the fall of the Iron Curtain and the dissolution of Soviet control of Poland in the early 1990s, New York-based music journalist Ruth (Lena Dunham, GIRLS) and her Polish father Edek (Stephen Fry, QI), a charmingly stubborn Holocaust survivor, set out on a tour of his homeland. Visiting Edek’s childhood haunts, Ruth hopes to make sense of her family’s traumatic past. The journey takes them from Warsaw to Łódź, her father’s hometown, to Krakow and the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Having left Poland and the past behind, Edek is reluctant to engage with Ruth’s quest and his own trauma. So, he follows his own amusing agenda, undermining their trip with his unpredictable and eccentric demeanor, until the two visit the family’s former home and meet the current occupants. Directed and co-written by Julia von Heinz, loosely based on Australian Lily Brett’s award-winning novel TOO MANY MEN, this touching and resonant drama is the third part of von Heinz’s Aftermath trilogy which deals with the repercussions of the Holocaust in Germany and around the world.

    Twisters

    Twisters


    M
    • 122 MIN •Action, Thriller

    Director: Lee Isaac Chung

    Cast: Maura Tierney, Anthony Ramos, Harry Hadden-Paton

    The epic studio disaster movie returns with an adrenaline-pumping, seat- gripping, big-screen thrill ride that puts you in direct contact with one of nature’s most wondrous—and destructive—forces. From the producers of the Jurassic, Bourne and Indiana Jones series comes Twisters, a current-day chapter of the 1996 blockbuster, Twister. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of Minari, Twisters stars Golden Globe nominee Daisy Edgar-Jones (Where the Crawdads Sing, Normal People) and Glen Powell (Anyone But You, Top Gun: Maverick) as opposing forces who come together to try to predict, and possibly tame, the immense power of tornadoes. Edgar-Jones stars as Kate Cooper, a former storm chaser haunted by a devastating encounter with a tornado during her college years who now studies storm patterns on screens safely in New York City. She is lured back to the open plains by her friend, Javi to test a groundbreaking new tracking system. There, she crosses paths with Tyler Owens (Powell), the charming and reckless social-media superstar who thrives on posting his storm-chasing adventures with his raucous crew, the more dangerous the better. As storm season intensifies, terrifying phenomena never seen before are unleashed, and Kate, Tyler and their competing teams find themselves squarely in the paths of multiple storm systems converging over central Oklahoma in the fight of their lives. Twisters also stars Golden Globe nominee Anthony Ramos (In the Heights) as Javi, alongside David Corenswet (upcoming Superman: Legacy), and features an exciting new cast, including Nope’s Brandon Perea, Sasha Lane (American Honey), Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders), Kiernan Shipka (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Nik Dodani (Atypical) and Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney (Beautiful Boy).

    Venom: The Last Dance

    Venom: The Last Dance


    CTC
    Action, Adventure

    Release Date: Thursday 24th October

    In Venom: The Last Dance, Tom Hardy returns as Venom, one of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters, for the final film in the trilogy. Eddie and Venom are on the run. Hunted by both of their worlds and with the net closing in, the duo are forced into a devastating decision that will bring the curtains down on Venom and Eddie's last dance. Venom: The Last Dance stars Tom Hardy, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Juno Temple, Rhys Ifans, Peggy Lu, Alanna Ubach and Stephen Graham. The film is directed by Kelly Marcel from a screenplay she wrote, based on a story by Hardy and Marcel. The film is produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy and Hutch Parker.

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    We Live in Time

    We Live in Time


    CTC
    Romance, Drama

    Release Date: Thursday 23rd January

    Almut (Florence Pugh) and Tobias (Andrew Garfield) are brought together in a surprise encounter that changes their lives. Through snapshots of their life together -- falling for each other, building a home, becoming a family -- a difficult truth is revealed that rocks its foundation. As they embark on a path challenged by the limits of time, they learn to cherish each moment of the unconventional route their love story has taken, in filmmaker John Crowley’s decade-spanning, deeply moving romance.

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    Wicked

    Wicked


    CTC
    Musical

    Release Date: Thursday 28th November

    After two decades as one of the most beloved and enduring musicals on the stage, Wicked makes its long-awaited journey to the big screen as a spectacular, generation-defining cinematic event this holiday season. Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, stars Emmy, Grammy and Tony winning powerhouse Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Broadway’s The Color Purple) as Elphaba, a young woman, misunderstood because of her unusual green skin, who has yet to discover her true power, and Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording artist and global superstar Ariana Grande as Glinda, a popular young woman, gilded by privilege and ambition, who has yet to discover her true heart. The two meet as students at Shiz University in the fantastical Land of Oz and forge an unlikely but profound friendship. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power, while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences on her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. The film also stars Oscar® winner Michelle Yeoh as Shiz University’s regal headmistress Madame Morrible; Jonathan Bailey (Bridgerton, Fellow Travelers) as Fiyero, a roguish and carefree prince; Tony nominee Ethan Slater (Broadway’s Spongebob Squarepants, Fosse/Verdon) as Boq, an altruistic Munchkin student; Marissa Bode in her feature-film debut as Nessarose, Elphaba’s favored sister; and pop culture icon Jeff Goldblum as the legendary Wizard of Oz.

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    Wicked Little Letters

    Wicked Little Letters


    MA15+
    • 100 MIN •Comedy

    Director: Thea Sharrock

    Cast: Olivia Colman, Timothy Spall, Gemma Jones

    A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, WICKED LITTLE LETTERS follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town’s women - led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) - begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.

    Wolfs

    Wolfs


    CTC
    Thriller

    Release Date: Thursday 19th September

    Reuniting on the big screen together for the first time in 16 years, global superstars George Clooney and Brad Pitt team up for the biting action-comedy WOLFS. Clooney plays a professional fixer hired to cover up a high-profile crime. But when a second fixer (Pitt) shows up and the two “lone wolves” are forced to work together, they find their night spiralling out of control in ways that neither one of them expected... From the director of Tom Holland’s much-loved MCU Spiderman trilogy, Jon Watts once again packs the perfect blend of humour and spectacular action sequences to have you howling with laughter and delight through the riotous romp.

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