Wednesday, May 1, 7.30pm Lore (15)
1945 – Nazi Germany is defeated, the Fuhrer is dead.
When 14-year-old Lore’s SS parents are arrested she is left in charge of her four younger siblings, and is faced with shepherding them on an epic 500 mile journey to find their grandmother’s farm. What she finds along the way challenges just about everything she has ever believed in. “A quite stunning film about the collapse of Nazi Germany… an outstanding piece of work” – The Independent (five stars).
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7 and 8, 7.30pm Cloud Atlas (15)
The movie version of David Mitchell’s best-selling novel is a visually stunning and epic cinematic experience which tells six stories spanning time from 1849 to 2321. This unique film cross-cuts between all six stories with a series of cliffhangers and coincidences, and there’s plenty of action, romance, and even philosophical enquiry. The star-laden cast includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant. ‘The most original movie event in years’ – The List.
Friday, May 10 and Monday, May 13, 7.30pm HOH screening for the hard of hearing, Monday, May 13, 2pm Robot & Frank (12A)
This gentle comedy features Frank, a retired jewel thief. His son is worried by Frank’s increasing absent-mindedness, and presents him with a shiny white robot to help him cope around the house. Pretty soon Frank realises that his new helper might be even more useful as a partner-in-crime, and the prospect of returning to his old trade gives Frank a whole new lease of life.
Starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, with Peter Sarsgaard voicing the robot.
“A gleefully subversive character study of a charming but unapologetic rogue” – Empire.
Saturday, May 11, 2pm and 7pm Andrea Bocelli – Love in Portofino
A concert of romantic songs from the world’s most beloved tenor, recorded in Portofino and shown on the Assembly Rooms’ cinema screen.
Sunday, May 12, 4pm The Bolshoi Live – Romeo and Juliet
Live ballet broadcast from the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
Tuesday May 14, and Wednesday, May 15, 7.30pm To The Wonder (12A)
‘Malick's cinematic rhapsody is glorious… a bold and beautiful movie’ – The Guardian “Entrancing” – The Independent.
The ‘wonder’ is Mont St Michel, which enchants Neil and Marina as they embark on an ecstatic love affair. But when they move to Neil’s home town in America, things begins to go wrong – their lyrical romance is wilting and the very soil seems to be mysteriously poisoned.
With even the local priest having a crisis of faith, who can Neil look to for guidance?
Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem.
Thursday, May 16, 7pm NT Live This House
James Graham’s biting and critically-acclaimed new play, set in the Houses of Parliament, streamed live from the National Theatre.
Saturday, May 18, and Monday, May 20, 7.30pm Side Effects (15)
Rooney Mara plays Emily, a troubled young woman whose psychiatrist Dr Banks (Jude Law) decides to put her on a new anti-depressant drug. At first the drug is almost magically effective, and then things start to go horribly wrong, leaving Dr Banks desperate to work out if there is a connection between the drug and the shocking events that followed his prescribing it… “It starts out as a sober psychological drama, which Soderbergh then ferments with a chemist’s precision into a queasy whodunit. Even the best-laid plans can yield deadly consequences, as the title darkly hints” – The Telegraph (five stars).
Tuesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 23, 7.30pm Broken (15)
A gritty coming-of-age tale set in a suburban cul-de-sac where the fates of three families collide. The story centres around 11-year-old Skunk (a superb performance by Eloise Laurence) through whose eyes we see her own family, and the complicated carryings on of two sets of neighbours. As she enjoys her first taste of romance, the situation in the street is heading for disaster.
Featuring Tim Roth, Bill Milner, Cillian Murphy and a terrifying turn from Rory Kinnear.
Friday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 28, 7.30pm Trance (15)
Danny Boyle’s latest film is a crime caper set in the art world.
Art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy) partners up with Frank (Vincent Cassell) to commit a daring art theft, but then he suffers a head injury and can’t remember where he hid the stolen masterpiece. A hypnotherapist is enlisted to help him remember, but what she unearths in Simon’s mind may well not be the truth.
FAMILY Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28, 2pm, Wednesday, May 29, 2pm and 7.30pm.
Oz the Great and Powerful (PG)
This spectacular prequel to The Wizard of Oz tells how Oscar Diggs (James Franco) became The Wizard. Oscar is a fairground magician who is whisked away from Kansas by a tornado and deposited in the magical land of Oz. He thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he’s mistaken for a wizard – but first he has to contend with the three witches Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams).
Monday, May 27 at 6.45pm La Donna del Lago
Rossini’s opera broadcast live from the Royal Opera House.