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Victoria & Abdul

Stephen Frears • 2017 • 14 Sept • 111 mins • PG

This Oscar-nominated period drama showcases the true story of the friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and a young Indian clerk. An unlikely alliance flourishes, despite disapproval by the Palace household.

Truman

Cesc Gay • 2015 •  Subtitles • 28 Sept • 108 mins • 15

Childhood friends Julian and Tomas share nostalgic memories in Madrid. A bittersweet comedy of Julian’s last days.

Capote

Bennett Miller • 2005 • 12 Oct • 114 mins • 15

An extraordinary crime biopic starring Best Actor winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote, who travels to Kansas to investigate a murder. A riveting story of a sensational period in Capote’s life.

Queen of Katwe

Mira Nair • 2016 • 26 Oct • 124 mins • PG

Colourful true story of Phiona, a young girl living in poverty in Uganda’s Katwe slums. Mentored by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), she learns to play chess, which changes her life. An inspiring film where you will cheer the underdog.

King and Country

Joseph Losey • 1964 •  B&W • 9 Nov • 88 mins • PG

A BAFTA-nominated World War 1 drama. Young British soldier (Tom Courtenay) faces court martial when he is accused of desertion. Dirk Bogarde stars as the officer who has to defend him.

A Fantastic Woman

Sebastián Lelio •  2017 •  Subtitles • 23 Nov • 100 mins • 15

Best Foreign Film Oscar winner. Marina, a young transgender waitress, has her life thrown into turmoil after the death of her partner. The film takes a riveting journey through different societal perspectives of gender and class.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Martin McDonagh •  2017 • 7 Dec • 115 mins • 15

Seven months on from the rape and murder of her daughter, a mother rents out three billboards to goad the police into reopening the case. But just how far is she willing to go in this double Oscar winner?

The Greatest Showman

Michael Gracey • 2017 • 28 Dec • 105 mins • PG

Hugh Jackman stars as PT Barnum, a circus entrepreneur who promotes unique individuals. Despite trials and tribulations in his work and family life, it is an uplifting, joyous musical. A seasonal treat for all the family.

The Salesman

Ashar Farhaid • 2016 •  Subtitles • 11 Jan • 124 mins • 12

Rana and Emad are forced to move to a new apartment. Returning home alone, Rana is attacked. Emad focuses on finding the attacker. This Best Foreign Film Oscar winner delivers an emotional thriller with a knock-out finale.

The Constant Gardener

Fernando Meieelles • 2005 • 25 Jan • 129 mins • 15

Diplomat Justin (Ralph Fiennes) uncovers international corruption and Third World pharmaceutical abuse while investigating his wife’s murder. Suspense and intrigue abound in this adaptation of Le Carré’s book.

God’s Own Country

Francis Lee • 2017 • 8 Feb • 104 mins • 15

This BAFTA-nominated Best Film tells of Johnny (Josh O’Connor), an isolated young sheep farmer as he tries to numb his lonely existence until the arrival of Gheorge, a migrant worker. Their intense relationship could change his life. Breathtaking scenery.

Goldfinger

Guy Hamilton • 1964 • 22 Feb • 110 mins • PG

Goldfinger plans the ultimate coup: a raid on Fort Knox. Sean Connery is 007, the invincible agent attempting to stop him in this classic third Bond film.

Loveless

Andrey Zvyagintsev • 2017 • Subtitles • 8 Mar • 127 mins • 15

Middle-class malaise and broken promises provide for hypnotic viewing in this Oscar-nominated film. A Russian divorcing couple are in crisis as their son disappears.

Phantom Thread

Paul Thomas Anderson • 2017 • 22 Mar • 130 mins • 15

A compelling story of an eccentric dressmaker (Daniel Day-Lewis) in 1950s London. His carefully designed life is disrupted by Alma, a young woman who becomes his muse and lover. Multi-Oscar-nominated film with highly glamorous fashions.

A Man Called Ove

Hannes Holm • 2015 • Subtitles • 5 Apr • 116 mins • 15

A feel-good, poetic and humorous drama portraying Ove, a retired misanthrope. New neighbours move in across the road and give him a new lease of life in this Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Film.

Eye In The Sky

Gavin Hood • 2015 • 26 Apr • 102 mins • 15

This modern wartime political thriller examines the military, political and legal strategies of contemporary warfare. Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) is faced with a decision that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Alan Rickman’s final film.

Wild Card

10 May

A recently released film will be selected to be announced nearer the time. Please check the CKFS website and communications.

Slumdog Millionaire

Danny Boyle • 2008 • 24 May • 118 mins • 15

A Mumbai orphan is one question away from winning India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” The 18-year-old is arrested for cheating, but the film tells how he could know the answers because of events in his life. Will he win the final prize? A spell-binding multi-Oscar winner.