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Fri 31st August & Sun 2nd September
Something of a modern kitchen sink drama, Dominic Savage’s thoughtful, wrenching film explores the malaise of Tara (Gemma Arterton), a suburban housewife who, finding herself desperately unhappy, makes the decision to walk away from her family in search of relief. A searching, morally complex story that unfolds with astonishing authenticity, it’s anchored by a really fabulous performance by Arterton.

Sat 1st September
Howard Hawks’ (To Have and Have Not) stylish adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel is the ultimate film noir. Humphrey Bogart (The Maltese Falcon) is private eye Philip Marlowe, who uncovers more than he bargained for when investigating a general’s daughter’s private life. Famous for its steamy chemistry between Bogart and co-star Lauren Bacall, the film’s cryptically cool atmosphere makes for compelling viewing.

Sat 1st September
Elle Fanning stars as Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein and one of the most extraordinary writers in British history, in Haifaa Al-Mansour’s darkly romantic biopic about her relationship with poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). Raised in 18th century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Fanning) is a teenage dreamer when she meets the dashing, brilliant Shelley and begins an affair that transforms her.

Sun 2nd & Mon 3rd September
“I’m still just trying to make sense of the world.” Sixteen years after the release of Rivers and Tides, Thomas Riedelsheimer revisits the renowned British sculptor, land artist and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy. An exquisite film illuminating the mind of one of Britain’s most beloved and singular artists as he grapples with time and a constantly surprising and inspiring natural world.

Tues 4th & Weds 5th September
Starring Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man), Xavier Giannoli’s intriguing and suspenseful film explores the nature of faith. Back in France after a traumatic stint reporting from a war zone, journalist Jacques (Lindon) is tasked by the Vatican to investigate the mysterious claim made by a young girl: that she has seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary.

Fri 7th to Thurs 13th Sept (excl. Weds 12th)
Emma Thompson gives a career-best performance in Richard Eyre’s moving film, adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, as an eminent judge approaching a critical decision: should she force a profoundly ill teenager (Fionn Whitehead) to accept life-saving treatment against his parents’ beliefs? Immaculately directed, meticulously calibrated, Eyre’s resonant drama is immeasurably enhanced by Thompson’s depiction of Fiona’s emotional and moral disquiet.

Sat 8th & Sun 9th Sept
This wacky, gleefully clever and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre finds the teen Titans feeling that all the major heroes out there have their own movies – everyone but them, that is! De facto leader Robin is determined to become a star, so they head to Hollywood to make their mark. But then they’re misdirected by a seriously super villain and his maniacal plans.

Sat 8th Sept
This deeply affecting, Oscar-nominated anti-war film is set during the brutal 1992 conflict between Georgia and Abkhazia. Despite considerable danger, elderly Estonian farmer Ivo (Lembit Ulfsak) has stayed in his village near the border, where he hopes to finish the tangerine harvest. But when a nearby firefight leaves two injured, warring survivors, he is unavoidably caught up in the struggle.

Sun 9th Sept
Paraguayan filmmaker Marcelo Martinessi’s immaculate, award-winning debut has received unanimous critical acclaim. Equal parts piercing character study and class commentary, it follows Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irún), a lesbian couple who’ve been together for decades when their precarious finances begin to impact their way of life, forcing Chela to engage with the world on new and intimate terms.

Fri 14th to Thurs 20th Sept
Produced by Oscar-winning Get Out director Jordan Peele, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman tells the astonishing true story of one of the riskiest and most absurd undercover investigations in American history. In the 1970s: African-American detective Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) poses as a racist extremist to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan’s inner circle; but when face-to-face meetings are required, his white colleague Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) must mimic him instead.