Programme for November


(Apologies for any confusion over dates for the November Lakeside screenings which are now correct:)

Black Cat, White Cat

Monday 1 November at 7.30 pm

Set in the heart of a gypsy community, this is a delightfully madcap romp featuring colorful characters, no holds barred humor, and a lively soundtrack. It won the Silver Lion for Best Direction at the Venice Film Festival.

Director: Emir Kusturica (1998) Serbo-Croatia (English subtitles) 127 mins cert 15


Monday 8 November at 7.30 pm

Set in a Soweto slum, the film tells the story of a young street thug who steals a car only to discover a baby in the back seat. 2005 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

Director: Gavin Hood (2005) South Africa (English language) 94 mins Cert 15

A Very British Gangster

Monday 15 November at 7.30 pm

Documentary about the softer side of Manchester gangster, Dominic Noonan, the charismatic leader of one of Britains hardest gangster families.

Director: Donal MacIntyre (2007) UK (English language) 97 mins cert 15


Monday 22 November at 7.30 pm

Godard’s first feature, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, has been widely hailed as one of the most influential (and coolest) motion pictures ever made. Original title: ‘Á Bout de Souffle’.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard (1960) France (English subtitles) 90 mins Cert PG

Man Bites Dog

Monday 6 December at 7.30 pm

A documentary crew is fascinated by the charismatic, unrepentant serial killer whose crimes they set out to objectively chronicle. But as the violence escalates, they become more and more complicit in his shocking actions.

Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Belvaux, Benoît Poelvoorde (1992) France (English subtitles) 95 mins Cert 18


London River

Saturday 6 November at 7.30 pm

Starring Brenda Blethyn and Sotigui Kouyaté, the film centres on the journey of a Muslim man and a Christian woman as they search for their respective children following the London bombings in July 2005.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb (2009) UK (English language) 87 mins Cert 12A

The Concert

Saturday 13 November at 7.30 pm (date to be confirmed)
30 years after he was fired for hiring Jewish musicians, the former conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra seizes the opportunity to re-unite his former musicians in Paris in place of the current Bolshoi orchestra. Will this very special concert be a triumph?
Director: Radu Mihaileanu (2009) French/Russian (English subtitles) 119 mins Cert 15

Four Lions

Saturday 20 November at 7.30 pm

A comic tour de force.

Director Chris Morris, renowned for his spoof/shock TV documentaries, tells of four British jihadists, whose secret plan emerges as an engaging (and entirely plausible) farce.

Director: Chris Morris (2010) UK (English language) 97 mins Cert 15


Sunday 28 November at 3.00 pm

Brimming with wonderful satire and lump-in-the-throat nostalgia, the final Toy Story film provides a fitting end to a classic trilogy.

Director: Lee Unkrich (2010) US (English language) 103 mins Cert U


Saturday 4 December at 7.30 pm

Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) is a well-to-do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix-up a consulting room for her in their backyard. When Suzanne and the man (Sergi López) hired to do the building meet, the mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne decides to give up everything and live this all-engulfing passion to the fullest. —
‘Leaving’ is a last minute change of programme from the previously advertised ‘Gainsbourg’ which is unfortunately not available for screening until 2011. We apologise for any confusion or disappointment that this late change may have caused.

Director: Catherine Corsini (2009) France (English subtitles) 90 mins Cert 15