In this dark film-noir tale, aging silent film queen, Norma Desmond, refuses to accept that her time in the limelight has finished - she lives as a recluse with the deranged beliefs that her stardom is as strong as ever. After meeting Joe Gillis, a young, hack screenwriter, she hires him to write a screenplay starring her as an effort to set up her comeback in film. The screenwriter believes he can manipulate her, but soon learns the difficulty of such a task. Furthermore, his ambivalence about their relationship, coupled with Norma's demented unwillingness to let go, leads to some damaging consequences for both parties...
Cine-real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films in their original 16mm format. Cine Real is a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.
From legendary writer-director Paul Schrader comes a gripping new film that ranks among his very best work.
Reverend Ernst Toller is a solitary parish priest at a small church in upstate New York, which is on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Now more of a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, it has long been eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities.
When a pregnant parishioner asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, Toller is plunged into his own tormented past and finds himself questioning his own future and where redemption might lie.
With an outstanding cast that includes Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried and Cedric Kyles, Schrader has delivered a thrillingly fierce film that features an utterly mesmerizing performance from Hawke in the lead role.
Join us for a special 30th anniversary screening of Heathers!
Widely acknowledged as a true cult classic of modern American cinema, Heathers has captured the imaginations of teenagers the world over with its biting satire of the sugar-coated high school movies of the 1980s.
At Westerburg High School, an elite clique of snobby girls known as “Heathers” reign supreme. But the smart and popular, Veronica (Winona Ryder) is a reluctant member of the gang, who disapproves of their cruel behaviour. Veronica and her mysterious new boyfriend, J.D. decide to play a trick on the clique leader, Heather Chandler... Together they accidentally poison her, and agree to make it appear a suicide. This sets Veronica on a treacherous path of shocking realisations and explosive confrontations.
14 years after the original, everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 – but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
British writer-director Deborah Haywood’s first feature Pin Cushion tells the story of a unique mother-daughter duo: two glittering misfits who are knitted together in a relationship that is as kitsch and comforting as it is suffocating.
Together, Iona and her eccentric single mum Lyn move to a new town in the Midlands. Iona is determined to reinvent herself at school and quickly jumps through hoops to befriend the popular girls. Meanwhile, Lyn, used to being her daughter’s best friend, feels left out and attempts to woo their neighbour Belinda by lending her a ladder. But Belinda really isn’t interested in making new friends…
As the fragile veneer of forced friendship slips, both Lyn and Iona find themselves seeking fantastical and fabricated alternative realities. In her first feature, Haywood turns the coming of age story upside down with dark and unexpected twists. Worlds that glitter and twinkle on the outside often mask the saddest truths.
In the summer 1993, following the death of her parents, six year old Frida moves from Barcelona to a Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians.
The country life is a challenge for Frida, and she now has a little sister whom she has to take care of. Often, Frida is naively convinced that running away would be the best solution to her problems.
Occasional family outings to a local fiesta or a swimming pool, cooking or listening to jazz in the garden bring them moments of happiness. Slowly, Frida realizes that she is there to stay and has to adapt to the new environment. Before the season is over, she has to cope with her emotions and her parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter.