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  • Ida
  • Le Jour Se Leve
  • My Name Is Hmmm...

Ida 3 stars

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Eighteen-year-old orphan Anna has been raised in a convent in 1960s Poland and she has devoted her life to the Lord under the watchful gaze of the Mother Superior. As Anna prepares to become a nun, Mother Superior insists that the young woman reconnect with her past by visiting her sole living relative. So Anna abandons the safety of the convent and travels to meet her aunt Wanda, who discloses that Anna's real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation.

  • GenreDrama, Romance, World
  • CastJoanna Kulig, Agata Trzebuchowska, Halina Skoczynska.
  • DirectorPawel Pawlikowski.
  • WriterPawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
  • CountryPol/Den
  • Duration82 mins
  • Official sitewww.ida-movie.com
  • Release26/09/2014 (selected cinemas)

Polish-born British director Pawel Pawlikowski, who won a BAFTA for My Summer Of Love, films in his homeland for the first time in this emotional 1960s-set drama. Eighteen-year-old orphan Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska) has been raised in a convent and she has devoted her life to the Lord under the watchful gaze of the Mother Superior (Halina Skoczynska). As Anna prepares to become a nun, Mother Superior insists that the young woman reconnect with her past by visiting her sole living relative. So Anna abandons the safety of the convent and travels to meet her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a cynical Communist Party insider, who discloses that Anna's real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation devastates Anna and she embarks on a heart-wrenching journey back to her family's house in the countryside to unlock the secrets of her tragic past.

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Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Thursday 23rd October 2014

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Le Jour Se Leve 3 stars

Foundry worker Francois shoots and kills Valentin then hides in his room at a guest house. In no time at all, police have surrounded the building but Francois' barricades hold firm, keeping the authorities at bay. As he puffs nervously on cigarettes, trying to think of a way out of his predicament, Francois thinks back to his relationships with two women - Francoise and Clara - who were both romantically entangled with Valentin in the past.

  • GenreDrama, Romance, Thriller, World
  • CastJean Gabin, Arletty, Jacqueline Laurent.
  • DirectorMarcel Carne.
  • WriterJacques Prevert.
  • CountryFr
  • Duration93 mins
  • Official site
  • Release03/10/2014 (selected cinemas)

A re-release of Marcel Carne's poetic 1939 thriller about a murderer, who is besieged by armed police in his apartment, with no apparent way out. Foundry worker Francois (Jean Gabin) shoots and kills Valentin (Jules Berry) then hides in his room at a guest house. In no time at all, police have surrounded the building but Francois' barricades hold firm, keeping the authorities at bay. As he puffs nervously on cigarettes, trying to think of a way out of his predicament, Francois thinks back to his relationships with two women - florist Francoise (Jacqueline Laurent) and Clara (Arletty) - who were both romantically entangled with Valentin in the past. It transpires that Valentin was insanely jealous of Francois and had decided to confront the foundry worker and perhaps warn him off with a gun.

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Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Thursday 23rd October 2014

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My Name Is Hmmm... 3 stars

Eleven-year-old Celine is forced to take care of her younger brother and sister because her mother works long hours as a waitress. The children's father is a layabout, who sexually abuses Celine behind closed doors. The girl manages to escape briefly from the family home to take part in a school trip and she seizes the opportunity to seek refuge in a parked truck. When she wakes, the driver Peter is already on the road. He takes young Celine under his wing.

  • GenreDrama, World
  • CastLou-Lelia Demerliac, Sylvie Testud, Jacques Bonnaffe.
  • DirectorAgnes B.
  • WriterJean-Pol Fargeau, Agnes B.
  • CountryFr
  • Duration121 mins
  • Official site
  • Release17/10/2014 (selected cinemas)

French fashion designer Agnes B makes her directorial debut about an abused girl, who finds a surrogate father in the most unlikely place. Eleven-year-old Celine (Lou-Lelia Demerliac) is forced to take care of her younger brother (Emile Gautier) and sister (Noemie Ducourau) because her mother (Sylvie Testud) works long hours as a waitress. The children's father (Jacques Bonnaffe) is a layabout, who sexually abuses Celine behind closed doors. The girl manages to escape briefly from the family home to take part in a school trip and she seizes the opportunity to seek refuge in a parked truck. When she wakes, the driver Peter (Douglas Gordon) is already on the road. He takes young Celine under his wing and shows the girl that there are kind, caring men in the world, who won't take advantage of her.

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Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Thursday 23rd October 2014

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