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Now showing at Brewery Arts Centre 122a,Highgate,Kendal,Cumbria LA9 4HE 01539 725133

  • A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence
  • The Falling
  • The Lobster

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence 4 stars

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A vivid portrait of a group of loosely interconnected characters, who all suffer from various forms of isolation and sadness. These vignettes, shot in a single static take, include the ill-fated attempts of two novelty gifts salesmen to ply their wares to unreceptive customers, a rousing sing-song in a Second World War bar owned by Limping Lotte, and the unwelcome advances of a lusty Flamenco instructor to one of her male students, who doesn't appreciate his teacher man-handling him in public.

  • GenreComedy, Drama, World
  • CastHolger Andersson, Charlotta Larsson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg.
  • DirectorRoy Andersson.
  • WriterRoy Andersson.
  • CountrySwe/Ger/No
  • Duration100 mins
  • Official site
  • Release24/04/2015 (selected cinemas)

Roy Andersson's delicious ensemble comedy was the deserved winner of the coveted Golden Lion at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, painting a vivid portrait of a group of loosely interconnected characters, who all suffer from various forms of isolation and sadness. These vignettes, shot in a single static take, include the ill-fated attempts of two novelty gifts salesmen to ply their wares to unreceptive customers, a rousing sing-song in a Second World War bar owned by Limping Lotte, and the unwelcome advances of a lusty Flamenco instructor to one of her male students, who doesn't appreciate his teacher man-handling him in public.

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Tuesday 9th February 2016

The Falling 4 stars

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Sixteen-year-old Lydia and Abbie are best friends, who make a vow to never lose touch. This sisterly bond is tested when Abbie sleeps with Lydia's older brother Kenneth. Tragedy strikes at the school and Lydia struggles to cope with her loss. Soon after, an infectious hysteria sweeps through the school and Lydia finds herself at the centre of the hullabaloo, bringing the teenager into conflict with chain-smoking headmistress Miss Alvaro and emotionally brittle teacher Miss Mantel.

  • GenreDrama, Indie, Romance, Thriller
  • CastGreta Scacchi, Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake, Florence Pugh, Joe Cole, Monica Dolan.
  • DirectorCarol Morley.
  • WriterCarol Morley.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration100 mins
  • Official site
  • Release24/04/2015

A fainting epidemic sweeps through a late 1960s all-girls school in Carol Morley's lyrical and haunting feature. Sixteen-year-old Lydia (Maisie Williams) and Abbie (Florence Pugh) are best friends, who make a vow to never lose touch. This sisterly bond is tested when Abbie sleeps with Lydia's older brother Kenneth (Joe Cole), the only man in the house in the absence of a father. The children's mother Eileen (Maxine Peake) is agoraphobic and runs a hairdressing business from the house, but refuses to step outside. Tragedy strikes at the school and Lydia struggles to cope with her loss and with the pressure of maintaining peace between her mother and brother. Soon after, an infectious hysteria sweeps through the school and Lydia finds herself at the centre of the hullabaloo, bringing the teenager into conflict with chain-smoking headmistress Miss Alvaro (Monica Dolan) and emotionally brittle teacher Miss Mantel (Greta Scacchi).

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Wednesday 10th February 2016

The Lobster 4 stars

Single people who live in The City are transported to The Hotel run by a Manager, who explains that all guests have 45 days to find a soulmate among the other residents. Anyone who fails to find a partner will be transformed into a wild animal that reflects their personality traits. A widower called David arrives at The Hotel and befriends a Lisping Man and a Limping Man. They look for potential mates among the female population.

  • GenreComedy, Romance, Science Fiction
  • CastRachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw, John C Reilly.
  • DirectorYorgos Lanthimos.
  • WriterYorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou.
  • CountryIre/UK/Gre
  • Duration118 mins
  • Official site
  • Release16/10/2015 (selected cinemas)

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, who won numerous awards for Dogtooth and Alps, delivers another breathtaking portrait of human behaviour with this quirky comedy drama set in a dystopian near future. In this bleak, unforgiving time, single people who live in The City are transported to The Hotel run by a Manager (Olivia Colman), who explains that all guests have 45 days to find a soulmate among the other residents. Anyone who fails to find a partner will be transformed into a wild animal that reflects their personality traits. A widower called David (Colin Farrell) arrives at The Hotel and befriends a Lisping Man (John C Reilly) and a Limping Man (Ben Whishaw). They look for potential mates among the female population including a Nosebleed Woman (Jessica Barden) and a Heartless Woman (Angeliki Papoulia). As the days pass without a hint of romance, David grows increasingly desperate and he flees The Hotel and escapes into the nearby woods where he becomes part of the Loners, who believe in a solitary existence. In this idyll of enforced individuality, David falls for a Short Sighted Woman (Rachel Weisz) but they hide their feelings since they contravene the strict rules of the Loners.

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Thursday 11th February 2016