Films



Monday 23 September 2019, 7.45pm
UTOYA 22. JULI (Utøya: July 22)
Erik Poppe, Norway, 2018 (93 mins)

Utøya 22. Juli is told from the perspective of one of the female teenagers trapped on the island. The film is based exclusively on the testimony of the survivors but the characters are fictitious. In July 2011, a teenage girl struggles to survive and to find her younger sister during the terrorist attack at a political summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya.









Monday 21 October 2019, 7.45pm
*CLASSIC FILM* 
Welcome drinks reception, 7pm
GERTRUD
Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark, 1964 (116 mins)

In the elegant world of artists and musicians in early 1900s Denmark, the once famous and sophisticated singer Gertrud (Nina Pens Rode) finally ends her marriage to her lawyer husband Gustav. Her new lover is a young composer Erland Jansson (Bendt Rothe). Despite all her efforts he is unable to give her his total love as demanded leaving Gertrud to seek a further escape but to where and with whom?



Monday 25 November 2019, 7.45pm
TORGET (THE SQUARE)
Ruben Östlund, Sweden, 2017 (151 mins)

Christian (Claes Bang) is a devoted father of two. He is the respected curator of a Swedish contemporary museum whose ethos is to support good causes. His next show is ‘The Square’, featuring an art installation reminding the viewers of their responsibilities to fellow human beings. However it is sometimes difficult to live up to your own ideals especially when real life takes over.








Monday 9 December 2019, 7.45pm
VALKOINEN PEURA (THE WHITE REINDEER)
Erik Blomberg, Finland, 1952 (74 mins), B&W

Set in Finnish Lapland, Valkoinen Peura is based on pre-Christian Finnish mythology and Sami shamanism. The film centres on a young woman called Pirita who meets Aslak, a reindeer herder, and they soon marry. Aslak must spend time away for work, leaving his new bride lonely. In an effort to alleviate her loneliness and ignite marital passion, Pirita visits the local shaman, leading to tragic results.




Monday 27 January 2020, 7.45pm
KONA FER I STRID (WOMAN AT WAR)
Benedikt Erlingsson, Iceland, 2018 (101 mins)

Halla (Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir) is an enigma. By day she is a renowned choir instructor. As a dedicated Icelandic environmentalist she is known by her media alias ‘The Woman of the Mountains’ through her unrelenting conflict with the big corporation aluminium industry. Despite being discredited by the government she prepares her next audacious attack armed only with her trusty but elaborate bow and arrow until she receives unexpected news.




Monday 17 February 2020, 7.45pm
EFTER REPETITIONEN (AFTER THE REHEARSAL)
Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1984 (70 mins)

Veteran theatre director, Henrik, is staging a production of Strindberg’s ‘Dream Play’. Dozing after rehearsal, he’s woken by Anna, his lead actress, who seems out to seduce him. Anna’s mother was Rakel, a deceased alcoholic actress and Henrik’s former mistress. The presence of Anna makes Henrik think about his past, present and future.




Monday 16 March 2020, 7.45pm
9. APRIL (APRIL 9TH)
Roni Ezra, Denmark, 2015 (93 mins)

Following the early morning alert of April 9th 1940 on the border with Nazi Germany the Danish homeguard are ordered to hold back the invading troops while reinforcements are mobilised. Through those fateful daylight hours until they are relieved lieutenant Sand (Pilou Asbæk) and his small and inexperienced band are the first Danish soldiers to meet the enemy head on.




Monday 6 April 2020, 7.45pm
ILOSIA AIKOJA, MIELENSAPAHOITTAJA (HAPPIER TIMES, GRUMP)
Tiina Lymi, Finland, 2018 (118 mins)

The frugal Grump (Heikki Kinnunen) is making his own coffin when he is interrupted by his granddaughter Sofia (Satu Tuuli Karhu) who arrives after walking away from her pressured big city life. She seeks the stubborn widowers advice and help over her dilemmas. His reluctant responses to her, lead him to see his own life in a new light.




Monday 18 May 2020, 7.45pm
DEN 12. MANN (THE 12TH MAN)
Harald Zwart, Norway, 2017 (135 mins)

In spring 1943, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) has to flee from the Gestapo after a failed anti Nazi sabotage mission in which eleven of his comrades are feared dead. Helped by Kurt Stage (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), over many months his harrowing journey through the snowbound and unforgiving frozen Arctic weather forces him to take extreme action in order to survive.