New in Cinema… 22nd September, 2017

Award-winning Danish director Janus Metz brings to the screen the story of one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe in Borg/McEnroe, while When the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.  Far from home, 17-year-old Ying Ling practices for her examination to become a mortician at one of China’s largest funeral homes in Almost Heaven, plus Our Last Tango is a story of love between the two most famous dancers in tango’s history. And the story of their tremendous love of tango.


Almost Heaven (12A)

Documentary

Dir. Carol Salter, UK, 2017, 75 mins, some subtitles

Cast: N/A

Far from home, 17-year-old Ying Ling practices for her examination to become a mortician at one of China’s largest funeral homes. The everyday routine of this unusual occupation also serves up both humorous and life affirming moments.

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Borg/McEnroe

Drama | Sport

Dir. Janus Metz, Sweden/Denmark/Finland, 2017, 100 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Shia LaBouef, Stellan Skarsgard, Sverrir Gudnason, Tuva Novotny

Award-winning Danish director Janus Metz brings to the screen the story of one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.

The film stars Sverrir Gudnason as Borg and Shia LaBeouf as his tennis court rival John McEnroe. Playing Borg’s trainer, the legendary Lennart Bergelin, Stellan Skarsgård returns for a major part in a Swedish film for the first time in almost a decade.

Trailer     Official Site

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In Between (15)

Drama

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud, Israel/France, 2016, 103 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura

In Between follows the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women who find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions imposed on them by their country and families.

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In The Last Days Of The City

Drama

Dir. Tamer El Said, Egypt/Germany/UK/United Arab Emirates, 2016, 118 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef

Downtown Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35 year old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. With the help of his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he finds the strength to keep going through the difficulty and beauty of living IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Action | Adventure | Comedy

Dir. Matthew Vaughn, UK/US, 2017

Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Sir Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges

When the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

Trailer     Official Site

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Lawrence of Arabia (PG)

Adventure/Biography/Drama 

Dir. David Lean, UK/US, 1962, 216 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

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On Body and Soul (18)

Drama

Dir. Ildikó Enyedi, Hungary, 2017, 116 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider 

In this unconventional love story, two introverted people, both workers at a meat-processing plant, find out by chance that they share the same dream every night. At first, they are puzzled, incredulous and frightened, but as they begin to accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their shared subconscious. ON BODY AND SOUL represents a celebrated comeback to feature filmmaking for director Ildikó Enyedi whose debut film MY TWENTIETH CENTURY won the Caméra d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.

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Our Last Tango (U)

Documentary | Musical

Dir. German Kral, Argentina/Germany/Italy, 2015, 85 mins, Subtitles

Cast: María Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes, Melina Brutman 

“Our Last Tango” is a story of love between the two most famous dancers in tango’s history. And the story of their tremendous love of tango.

María Nieves Rego (81) and Juan Carlos Copes (84) met when they were 14 and 17, and they danced together for nearly fifty years. In all those years they loved and hated each other and went through several painful separations, but always got back together.

Now, Juan and María are willing to open up about their love, their hatred, and their passion. In Our Last Tango Juan and María tell their story to a group of young tango dancers and choreographers from Buenos Aires, who transform the most beautiful, moving and dramatic moments of Juan and Maria’s lives into incredible tango-choreographies.

These beautifully-shot choreographies compliment the soul-searching interviews and documentary moments of the film to make this an unforgettable journey into the heart of the tango.

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Tramontane (U)

Drama

Dir. Vatche Boulghourjian, Lebanon/France/Qatar/United Arab Emirates, 2016, 105 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Toufic Barakat

Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried his entire life, is a forgery.

Traveling across rural Lebanon in search of a record of his own birth, he meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories, open further questions and give Rabih minor clues about his true identity.

Descending into a void at the heart of his existence, Rabih encounters a nation incapable of telling his or its own narrative.

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