Anticipated release: June 2018 / BFI Production Company: Hopscotch Films Director: Paul Wright
UK/USA 2017, 1h18m (Cert TBC)
An electric, eclectic mash-up of archive material looking at the past from the future, cut to a specially commissioned sound track. ARCADIA examines the rich and strange history of the British countryside. An electric, eclectic mash- up of archive material looking at the past from the future, cut to a specially commissioned sound track by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp). ARCADIA examines the rich and strange history of the British countryside.
THE DIVINE ORDER (DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG)
Release date: 8 March 2018 / Distributor: CineFile / Director: Petra Volpe; Switzerland 2016, 1h36mins (12A)
The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora (Marie Leuenberger) is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage, but, refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike...and makes a few startling discoveries about her own liberation. Uplifting and crowd-pleasing, this charming, captivating film is a time-capsule that could not be more timely. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival
Release date: Summer 2018 (TBC)
Production company: Scottish Documentary Institute / Director: Finlay Pretsell /UK 2017, 1h15m (Cert TBC)
TIME TRIAL takes us into the final races of cyclist David Millar’s career, leading up to his last encounter with the Tour de France. We go inside the peloton, we’re pushed up impossible climbs and forced down rapid descents, we lie alongside him in his hotel room in post-race agony.
We ride in the support car, the source of comfort, supplies and fleeting relief from the cold. And we know that every mile travelled is a mile closer to the end. TIME TRIAL reveals how the human spirit is driven by forces deeper than success and glory.
Sonja Henrici email@example.com
Anticipated release date: September 2018 / Production company: Forward Slash Films / Director: Iain Cunningham UK 2018, 1h15m (Cert TBC)
Irene’s Ghost is a feature documentary that follows the filmmaker’s search for information about the mother he never knew, who died when he was a child. Meeting her family and friends, he constructs a picture of her, aided by a baby book filled with clues. As the search intensifies, the filmmaker starts to understand the impact the loss of his mother has had on his life.
THE ISLAND AND THE WALES
Release date: 29 March 2018 (theatrical, community cinema, non-theatrical and one offs) / Distributor: Cosmic Cat / Director: Mike Day / UK 2016, 84mins (12A)
The pilot whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, and the seabirds populations collapse, environmental changes threaten to change the community and their way of life forever.
Anticipated release date: May 2018 (TBC) / Production company: Aconite Productions / Director: Bart Simpson / Canada/Brazil/UK 2017, 1h28m (Cert TBC)
Located 2000 kilometres from the Amazon and 18 hours from Rio, the city of Brasília - the capital of Brazil - is a mythical place: a concrete utopia born out of the desert.
In 1956 at the rebirth of Brazilian democracy, visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lúcio Costa invented an urban plan and structures that would attempt to micromanage the daily activity of human life. The unabashed goal was to create the space that would birth “the new Brazilian citizen”. Now the stark beauty of the city acts as a backdrop to isolation, changing values, and the dynamic power and politics of today’s Brazil.
The haunting ambience of Niemeyer and Costa’s dream echoes through the lives of a range of characters, each trying to make their mark in the city of today. Brasilia: Life After Design takes us to a city rarely seen by the international viewer: what is it like to live in someone else’s idea?
MARLINA A MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS
Release date: 13th April 2018 (non-theatrical bookings from 18 May 2018) / Formats available: DCP & Blu-ray (DVD TBC) and quad posters available / Distributor: Filmhouse Cinemas / Director: Mouly Surya / Indonesia/France/Malaysia/Thailand 2017, 1h33 (15)
Provocative and darkly comic, Mouly Surya’s third feature is a deftly crafted and wholly uncompromising feminist Western; a film about female empowerment. It’s beautifully shot and has a captivating soundtrack that interweaves Morricone guitar riffs with traditional Indonesian melodies.Contemporary World Cinema Section, TIFF 2017 / Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2017
Marjolein den Bakker, Programme Officer, Filmhouse
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