Double Bill: Au Revoir Les Enfants (12A) + Locke (15)

Ticket price £7.00

Au Revoir Les Enfants (12A)

1987  (France / West Germany / Italy) (Biography, Drama, War) (French with English subtitles)

Starring:    Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette
Director:     Louis Malle

During the Nazi occupation of France, a young Catholic boarding-school student witnesses the courage of his teachers as they defy the anti-Semitic policies of the German forces, and quietly enroll Jewish children in their school using assumed names.

Louis Malle’s, oscar nominated, autobiographical tale of a childhood spent in a WWII boarding school is a beautifully realized portrait of friendship and youth. It is arguably the best film of Malle’s distinguished career, and it is certainly the one for which he will always be remembered.

(1hr 44min)

followed by…


Locke (15)

2013  (UK / USA) (Drama)

Starring:     Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson
Director:     Steven Knight

Every once in a great, long while a movie comes along that doubly astonishes you, firstly that anybody would even think to try it, and secondly, that they managed to pull it off. Writer-Director Steven Knight takes the simple and routine and turns it into the complex and compelling. This engrossing drama stars Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke, a successful construction foreman who steps into a car to head to London at the beginning of the movie and never steps out, his life dismantling itself in a series of increasingly fraught phone calls. Never before has a one-man effort, set solely in a car, structured around a series of phone calls become so engaging and immersive.

Winner of 8 film awards, Locke is an exhilarating thriller and a captivating depiction of the workings and triumphs of a conscience. The direction is smooth. The editing is tight. The cinematography, which turns the night-time traffic lights into gemlike blurs, is exquisite. Driven by an unforgettable performance by Tom Hardy, LOCKE is a thrillingly unique cinematic experience of a man fighting to salvage all that is important to him.

(1hr 25min)

Tickets on sale 15th April 2015