Screen St Ives is part of a nationwide network of community cinemas dedicated to bringing audiences a wide variety of films from around the world. We hope you enjoy this new season of carefully curated films, chosen to show you films you might have missed, had forgotten or didn’t know about.
Friday 19 May 2017
dir. Francois Truffaut, France, 1959. 100mins. PG
The 400 Blows, or Les Quatre Cents Coups, is one of the most significant and influential films ever made, marking the dawn of the French New Wave, which took cinema in a new direction.
Francois Truffaut’s onscreen alter ego, the young Antoine, is a troubled teenager caught up in petty crime but who finds a welcome second home at his local cinema.
Friday 16 June 2017
dir. Roger Ross Williams, USA, 2016. 92mins. PG
A wonderfully life-affirming documentary about the remarkable Suskind family who find a surprising way to communicate with their autistic son, Owen.
Disney animated films and their colourful characters provide a roadmap for Owen to connect with the wider world and to learn how he can grow towards independence.
The unwavering love of his family and his own determination to succeed make for an amazing story.
Friday 21 July 2017
dir. Hiner Saleem, France/Italy/Switzerland/Armenia, 2003. 88mins. PG
This charmingly dry comedy tells a love story set in a remote Kurdish village in Armenia, before the fall of the USSR. Hamo, an elderly widower, has a second chance at love when he meets Nina, herself a widow.
A plethora of colourful characters populate this delightful film with humanity and humour; outside the landscape is breathtakingly beautiful. Unmissable.
Friday 18 August 2017
dir. Steven Spielberg, US/Germany/India, 2015. 142mins. 12A
A stylish, gripping Cold War spy drama written by British dramatist Matt Charman and based on actual events: remember the East/West spy-swaps?
The story revolves around US attempts to rescue pilot Gary Powers from the Soviets; it has powerful resonances with 21st century politics.
Mark Rylance effortlessly steals every scene with his charismatic, quietly powerful, presence in a tense game between the superpowers.
Friday 15 September 2017
dir. Grímur Hákonarson. Iceland/Denmark/Norway/Poland, 2016. 93mins. 15
Witty, wry and touching drama about the relationship between two eccentric brothers who live in a remote community in Iceland. They’re sheep farmers but something in the past has driven them apart. What can it be? Can they be friends again? Do they even want to?
Both funny and tragic, Rams is a terrific example of the burgeoning Icelandic cinema industry.