Splendid Cinema Winter 2016 Schedule (please note date changes)
24 January – Pasolini (FR, BE, IT, Abel Ferrera, 2014) 18 cert; controversial American filmmaker Abel Ferrara’s dazzling new film explores the last 24 hours of controversial Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, with a remarkable performance from the always great Willem Dafoe in the title role. 84 min.
7 February – Timbuktu (FE, MR, Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014) 12 cert; This highly acclaimed film from Mauritania chronicles the encroachment of Jihadists on a peaceful farming family in the Malian city. 97 min.
21 February – A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (USA, Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014) 15 cert; In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. 101 min
6 March – The Look of Silence (DK, ID, FI, NO, GB, IL, US, DE, NL, Joshua Oppenheimer, 2014) 15 cert; director Oppenheimer reaffirms his status as possibly the most important documentary filmmaker today in this companion piece to his The Act of Killing (2012) wherein a family which survived the Indonesian genocide confront the men who murdered one of their brothers. A film not to be missed! 103 min
20 March – The New Girlfriend (FR, François Ozon, 2014) 15 cert; the new film by Splendid Cinema favourite François Ozon sees a young woman make a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend. 108 min
10 April – The Tribe (UA, NL, Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, 2014) 18 cert; fantastic film told entirely through sign language (without subtitles) about a young woman who is drawn into a bizarre cult at a deaf boarding school. 126 min
24 April – Girlhood (FR, Céline Sciamma, 2014) 15 cert; set amongst the mean streets of the Parisian banlieues, a young black woman tries to survive inside and outside of the street gangs and a life of crime in this highly much-admired film. 113 min
All films are screened at the Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester
Films start at 18:00, admission is £5