Films

The Death Of Stalin (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 29th September, 2018
7:30 pm

death-of-stalin107 mins Certificate 15 France/UK/Belgium/Canada 2018

Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin, Jeffrey Tambor

Director: Armando Annuli

When tyrannical dictator Stalin drops dead his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next leader. But, while contenders Malenkov, Khrushchev, Beria and others bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

A Fantastic Woman (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 20th October, 2018
7:30 pm

a-fantastic-woman144 mins  Certificate 15 Chile 2017

Starring: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes

Director: Sebastián Lelio

Oscar winning Chilean art-house drama in which a young transgender woman is subjected to suspicion and prejudice when her older boyfriend suddenly dies.  This award-winning film handles its timely, sensitive subject matter with care.

 

In Spanish with English subtitles.

 

Funny Cow (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 17th November, 2018
7:30 pm

funny-cow102 mins  Certificate 15  UK  2017

Starring:  Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine, Maxine Peake

Director:  Adrian Shergold

Funny Cow follows the changing fortunes of a female standup comic finding her feet in, and braving the sexism of,  the northern working men’s clubs of the 70s, drawing on her violent and troubled upbringing to develop her act.  A film about comedy rather than a comedy.

I, Tonya (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 12th January, 2019
7:30 pm

I-tonya119 mins  Certificate 15 USA 2017

Starring: Margot Robbie and Allison Janney

Director: Craig Gillespie

The true story of figure skater Tonya Harding who battled to become a champion but whose legacy is her involvement in the injury to fellow Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. There’s a wonderful tension between the supercharged style and tawdry material.

 

The Square (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 9th February, 2019
7:30 pm

the-square151 mins Certificate 15 Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark 2018

Starring: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West

Director: Ruben Ostlund

Palme D’Or winning satire on the art world. A prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. Anyone who has succumbed to to giggles in front of a Tracey Emin bed sheet will get a kick out of this.

Swedish with English subtitles.

Loving Vincent (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 2nd March, 2019
7:30 pm

loving-vincent94 mins Certificate 12A Poland/UK/USA 2017

Starring: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

The world’s first oil painted feature film explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks. One of the most beautiful films of 2017.

 

Custody (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 13th April, 2019
7:30 pm

custody93mins Certificate 15 France 2018

Starring: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux

Director: Xavier Legrand

After a bitter divorce, Miriam and Antoine battle for sole custody of their son, Julien. Both sides seem to be hiding something with the truth buried in a web of deceit and jealousy. When the judge awards joint custody, Julien becomes a pawn in a tense conflict that soon brings the family’s fraught past to light.

 

French language with English subtitles.

The Breadwinner (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 18th May, 2019
7:30 pm

the-breadwinner94 mins Certificate 12A  Ireland/Canada/Luxemburg 2017

Starring:  Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus

Director:  Nora Twomey

A stunning animation matched by a story that dares to confront sobering real-life issues. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan. When her father is arrested, she cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from stories she invents, as she seeks to find her father and reunite her family.

Sanctuary (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 15th June, 2019
7:30 pm

sanctuary87 mins Certificate 15 Ireland 2017

Starring: Stephen Marcus, Amy-Joyce Hastings, Tara Breathnach

Director: Len Collin

The film that changed the Irish disability laws. ‘Sanctuary’ balances humour and seriousness, as it follows a group of adults with intellectual disabilities, who break free from an unusually lax supervisor on a pre-Christmas Galway outing.