The Journey – 13 July
The Journey is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of history. Starring Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney.
In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Opposites in every way, the two men at first seem to have little chance of ever finding common ground. But over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside, each begins to see the other less as an enemy, and more as an individual — a breakthrough that promises to at last bring peace to the troubled region. Driven by two virtuoso central performances, The Journey is a more-relevant-than-ever reminder of how simple humanity can overcome political division. John Hurt co-stars.
Paris Can Wait – 20 July
Starring Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane Golden Globe-winning actor Alec Baldwin.
Anne (Diane Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successfully driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a journey of discovery involving mouthwatering meals, spectacular wines, and picturesque sights.
Hampstead – 27 July
Inspired by a true story, Hampstead is a charming and funny life-affirming tale about how love can be found in the most unexpected places, and proves once and for all that age is no barrier to second chances.
A romantic comedy starring Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson, Hampstead is set in Hampstead Village, London, home to the beautiful Heath, a quiet piece of countryside in the middle of the metropolis. Living on the edge of the Heath is American widow Emily Walters (Keaton), who can’t quite focus on the things that need attention in her life, like her lovely old apartment, her finances or even her son. Everything changes when she meets the eccentric, unkempt Donald (Gleeson), who has lived harmoniously on the Heath for 17 years in a ramshackle hut. Now his lifestyle is under threat as property developers use heavy-handed tactics in an attempt to evict him. As Emily steps up to defend Donald in the escalating battle, she soon finds that, despite his gruff exterior, there is something gentle and alluring about him.
- Fashion/Architecture Titles
14 July – 6 August at Academy Cinemas
- Dries, Germany/Belgium 2017
Director/Producer/Screenplay: Reiner Holzemer
- BIG Time, Denmark 2017
Director/Photography: Kaspar Astrup Schröder
- Columbus, USA 2017
- That’s Not Me, Australia 2017
Director: Gregory Erdstein
- Kiki, Love to Love, Kiki, el amor se hace, Spain 2016
Director: Paco Léon
- Kobi, New Zealand 2017
Directors/Producers/Photography: Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader
- The Paris Opera, L’Opéra, France/Switzerland 2017
Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron