Featuring:

  • The Perfect Candidate (PG) Saudi 2019.  Arabic with subtitles
  • The Straight Story (U) USA1999
  • The Girl with a Bracelet (15) France 2020. French with subtitles

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The Girl with a Bracelet (15) – Drama, Crime

The Girl with a Bracelet (15) – Drama, Crime

6.8/10Drama

France 2020.  It begins as an ordinary family outing on the beach. Then things turn dark as 17-year-old Lise, from a wealthy middle-class family, comes under investigation following the death of her best friend. As her parents (Chiara Mastroianni and Roschdy Zem) deal with the trauma in different ways, Lise is required to account forRead More

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The Straight Story (U) – Biography, Drama

The Straight Story (U) – Biography, Drama

8.0/10Biography, Drama

“The Straight Story” chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wis., in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle.  Running time: 112 minutes. Available from Amazon Prime Rotten Tomatoes Critic:  David Lynch’sRead More

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The Perfect Candidate (PG) – Drama

The Perfect Candidate (PG) – Drama

6.2/10Drama

A determined young Saudi doctor’s surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town’s first female candidate.  Running time: 104 minutes.  Arabic with subtitles. Available from Curzon Home Cinema Our view:   A revealing look at the changing roles of women in SaudiRead More

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