Films of Hong Kong: Hong Kong Mixtape

With the introduction of the National Security Law in 2020, underground artists and creatives in Hong Kong find themselves targets, with their works disappearing. As their freedom of expression comes under attack, what was once ‘normal’ becomes forbidden.

Narrating us through this time, director San San F Young weaves together her own personal story with works by artists, musicians, dancers, illustrators and performers, highlighting the power of using art as a form of activism. Navigating this new authoritarian normal, they race to preserve Hong Kong’s creative uprising.

Hong Kong Mixtape is a love letter to the region and its people, celebrating the passion and talent of its creatives, and honouring the resilience of those who make their voices heard even when silenced.

1hr 26 mins

Ferrari (15)

It is the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife, Laura built from nothing ten years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered by the loss of their son, Dino a year earlier. Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son Piero with Lina Lardi. Meanwhile, his drivers’ passion to win pushes them to the edge as they launch into the treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy, the Mille Miglia.

“Adam Driver’s racing drama is an electrifying ride” Telegraph ★★★★

Directed by Michael Mann
With Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz
2hrs 10 mins // US 2023

Wonka + Chocolate Making Classes

Have you ever wondered how chocolate is made? Based in Nottingham, Deli-Cious Chocolate offer bespoke chocolate making sessions. They’ll be joining us in celebration of the release of Wonka, for two special chocolate making classes in our bar.

Tickets are £16. This ticket covers a booking for two people (1 chocolate maker + an accompanying adult) Included with this ticket, are two seats for the following screening of Wonka

9.30am – Chocolate making class + 10.30am screening of Wonka

12.30pm – Chocolate making class + 1.30pm screening of Wonka

You do not need to book additional tickets for the screening. Classes will take place in the bar prior to the screening. Seats for the screening will be reserved for you. Please ask a member of staff if you require any assistance.

Wonka (PG)

Based on the extraordinary character at the centre of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

“Timothée Chalamet’s Chocolate Factory prequel is a superbly sweet treat” Guardian ★★★★★

“The most fun you’ll have in a cinema all year” Telegraph ★★★★★

Independent ★★★★ Empire ★★★★

Directed by Paul King
With Timothée Chalamet
Run-time TBC // US 2023

20th Anniversary Screenings: Elf (PG)

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys… Raised as an elf, Buddy grows into an adult three times larger than the biggest elf–and realizes that he will never truly fit in at the North Pole. Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world — in New York City and finds his workaholic father –who’s on Santa’s “naughty” list, a new mother and a 10-year-old brother who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus or elves. Here, now, Buddy discovers his destiny–to save Christmas for New York and the world!… A modern Christmas classic!

“Ferrell brings manic energy to this tale of an oversized elf called Buddy and it’s still a charmer after 20 years!” Guardian ★★★★

Directed by Jon Favreau
With Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen
1hr 37 mins // US 2003

Saltburn (15)

Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) brings us a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

“Outrageously watchable” Telegraph ★★★★★

Directed by Emerald Fennell
With Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi
2hrs 7 mins // US 2023

Catch-up Screenings: The Great Escaper (12A)

In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story.

It was an inspirational but sanitised retelling of one man’s need to come to terms with the lasting trauma of war. Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (Glenda Jackson) – The Great Escaper celebrates their enduring love but always with an eye to the lessons we might learn from the Greatest Generation.

“Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson exude ineffable class” Guardian ★★★★

Total Film ★★★★  Metro ★★★★  Mirror ★★★★

Directed by Oliver Parker
With Michael Caine, Genda Jackson
1hr 36 mins // UK 2023

Anatomy of a Fall (15)

When her husband is mysteriously found dead in the snow below their secluded chalet, Sandra becomes the main suspect when the police begin to question whether he fell or was pushed. 

The trial soon becomes not just an investigation, but a gripping psychological journey into the depths of their complicated marriage. With conflicting evidence and inconsistent testimony, words are wielded like weapons and shocking truths come to light in this thrilling Cannes Palme d’Or winner.

“A sparkling, intellectual thriller” Telegraph ★★★★★

“A stroke of courtroom genius” Filmhounds ★★★★★

“A murder-mystery that touches on marital tensions” Empire ★★★★

Independent ★★★★  Guardian ★★★★

Directed by Justine Triet
With Sandra Hüller
2HRS 30 MINS | FRA 2023

It’s A Wonderful Life (U)

After despairing businessman George Bailey wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. As he sees what life would have been like if he had never existed, George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted…

“Capra’s Christmas cracker shines anew” – Guardian ★★★★★

Directed by Frank Capra
With James Stewarts
2hrs 10 mins // US 1946

Maestro (15)

This towering, fearless love story chronicles the lifelong relationship of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.

“An astonishingly beautiful film, by turns heartbreaking, tragic and tender, one that is fully constructed around two incessantly committed career-high performances.” Times ★★★★★ 

Telegraph ★★★★★ Independent ★★★★ BBC ★★★★

Directed by Bradley Cooper
With Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan
2hrs 9 mins // US 2023