As the last week of August arrives, we continue to bring you news of all the latest films, special screenings, and student-friendly deals that Harbour Lights has to offer. This week’s cinematic delights include Pedro Almodovar’s latest and more David Brent.
Pedro Almodovar’s latest film, Julieta, is this week’s leading film. Based on three short stories from Alice Munro’s book Runaway, the film follows an elderly woman who becomes determined to reconnect with her estranged daughter. As she waits for contact, she recounts the trials and tribulations of her life.
David Brent: Life on the Road is still available to watch this week. Written, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais, the film follows the former Wernham Hogg manager as he continues to chase stardom with his new (and rather ironically named) band, Foregone Conclusion. Also starring Doc Brown as Brent’s long-suffering bandmate, this is sure to be a painfully funny film, that will have you laughing and cringing in equal measure.
Swallows and Amazons (PG)
The latest adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s novel, Swallows and Amazons, is also still screening. Set in the summer of 1929, the film follows two groups of siblings who during their adventures become suspicious of their reclusive uncle. Starring Rafe Spall, Kelly McDonald, Andrew Scott and Harry Enfield, Swallows and Amazons will provide a picturesque and quintessentially British experience.
Todd Solondz’ comedy-drama, Wiener Dog, follows a cute little dachshund who forms a central part in the stories of four different people. Slightly offbeat and a little quirky, this Sundance favourite features an ensemble cast including the likes of Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, Julie Delpy, Kieran Culkin and Greta Gerwig.
Measure of a Man (PG)
This week’s Discover Tuesday is Stéphane Brizé’s 2015 drama, The Measure of a Man. Starring Vincent Lindon, the film follows a 51 year old man who lands a new job as a supermarket security guard after 18 months of unemployment. Selected to compete for the Palme D’or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this French drama proved to be a critical success.
Following on from last week’s Vintage Sunday, Harbour Lights are once again delving into their vaults to bring you another classic Disney screening. Based on the time-honoured fairy tale by Charles Perrault, Disney’s 1950 animation of Cinderella follows the story of a young, put-upon woman who breaks away from her wicked stepmother’s control with a little magic and the love of a Prince.
An encore screening of Terrence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, The Deep Blue Sea, will be shown at Harbour Lights on Thursday. Directed by Carrie Cracknell, the play stars Helen McCrory as Hester Collyer – a deeply troubled woman who finds herself caught up in the throes of a passionate, but tempestuous affair that threatens to dissolve her marriage.
Student tickets range from £7.00 -£9.50. For more information, visit the Harbour Lights website or call the Box Office on 0871 902 5733.