Foreign Language

Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 7 January  SS_Recom
*Followed by a hosted discussion*   

DIRECTOR Hirokazu Kore-eda
CAST Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka

Winner of the top prize at Cannes, this moving Tokyo-set family drama from Hirokazu Kore-eda is simply unmissable.


Waru 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 14 January 

DIRECTORS Ainsley Gardiner, Casey Kaa, Renae Maihi, Awanui Simich-Pene, Briar Grace Smith, Paula Whetu Jones, Chelsea Cohen, Katie Wolfe
CAST Tanea Heke, Roimata Fox, Ngapaki Moetara, Awhina Rose Ashby

Eight ten-minute segments, each shot in a single take, are combined to present a story offering a fascinating glimpse into contemporary Maori society.


Return of the Hero (Le retour du héros) 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 21 January 

DIRECTOR Laurent Tirard
CAST Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant, Christophe Montenez

Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) star in this madcap comedy romp set in early-19th-century France.


Mug (Twarz) 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 28 January

DIRECTOR Malgorzata Szumowska
CAST Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Malgorzata Gorol, Roman Gancarczyk

This award-winning, small-town-set Polish fable is a strangely affecting and hugely enjoyable tragicomedy.


The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 11 February  *Followed by a hosted discussion*

DIRECTORS Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff
CAST Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Dieter Laser, Jürgen Prochnow

The personal is political in Margarethe von Trotta’s stinging warning against the power and corruption of state and media.


Orphée 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 18 February

DIRECTOR Jean Cocteau
CAST Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares, Marie Déa

In Jean Cocteau’s magical retelling of the Orpheus myth, the lyre-playing singer of Greek legend becomes a left-bank poet in post-war Paris.


The House by the Sea 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 25 February

DIRECTOR Robert Guédiguian
CAST Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Anaïs Demoustier

A moving family drama as three adult children reunite and reminisce at their father’s home after he suffers a stroke.