We'll be back in September


picture 1 The Peterborough Film Society committee members are off on their summer holidays for a few weeks, but fear not! Come September we'll be starting our Arts Cinema autumn season which as always will feature some of the best recently released films from the UK, the US and around the world.

To give you a taster we'll be showing The Salesman, winner of this year's academy award for Best Foreign Language Film, Manchester By The Sea, another academy award winning film, and The Handmaiden, the stunning Korean period piece from acclaimed director Park Chan-Wook.

The full season and show dates will be published a few weeks prior to the start of the season so until then have a great summer.

Last season's presentations:


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A United Kingdom   

Director: Amma Asante    Certificate: 12A   Showing:  Thursday 20th April at 7:30pm

In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable.    more...

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Paterson   

Director: Jim Jarmusch    Certificate:15   Showing: Thursday 27th April at 7:30pm

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson ad-heres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, he writes poetry into a notebook; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily.    more...

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American Honey   

Director: Andrea Arnold    Certificate: 15   Showing: Thursday 4th May at 7:30pm

Star, an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake, she soon gets into the group's lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, and young love.    more...

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Love & Friendship   

Director: Whit Stillman    Certificate: U   Showing:  Thursday 11th May at 7:30pm

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica.    more...

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Under The Shadow   

Director: Babak Anvari    Certificate: 15   Showing:  Thursday 18th May at 7:30pm

Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her family live amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, a period known as The War of the Cities. Accused of subversion by the post-Revolution government and blacklisted from medical college, she falls into a state of malaise. With Tehran under the constant threat of aerial bombardment, her husband (Bobby Naderi) is drafted and sent to the frontlines by the army, leaving Shideh all alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa (Avin Manshadi).    more...

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The Girl With All The Gifts   

Director: Colm McCarthy    Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 25th May at 7:30pm

In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hy-brid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close).    more...

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United States Of Love   

Director: Tomasz Wasilewski    Certificate: 18    Showing: Thursday 1st June at 7:30pm

Poland, 1990. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it's time to change their lives, fight for their happiness and fulfill their desires. Agata is a young mother, trapped in an unhappy marriage, who seeks refuge in another, impossible relationship. Renata is an older teacher fascinated with her neighbor Marzena - a lonely former local beauty queen, whose husband works in Germany.    more...

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Toni Erdmann   

Director: Maren Ade    Certificate: PG   Showing:   Thursday 8th June at 7:30pm

Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. He pays her a surprise visit in Bucharest, where she's busy as a corporate strategist. The geographical change doesn't help them to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried annoys his daughter with corny pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork    more...

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Train To Busan    

Director: Sang-ho Yeon    Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 15th June at 7:30pm

Sok-woo and his daughter Soo-ahn are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall bring them from Seoul to Busan. But during their journey, the train is overrun by zombies which kill several of the train staff and other passengers. While the KTX is shooting towards Busan, the passengers have to fight for their lives against the zombies.    more...

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Phantom Boy   

Directors: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol    Certificate: PG   Showing: Thursday 22nd June at 7:30pm

Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city's power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos.    more...

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Moonlight    

Director: Barry Jenkins    Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 29th June at 7:30pm

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.    more...

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Gimme Danger   

Director: Jim Jarmusch    Certificate: 15   Showing:  Thursday 6th July at 7:30pm

Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges' powerful and aggres-sive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alter-native rock in the decades that followed.    more...

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Odd Man Out    

Director: Carol Reed    Certificate: PG    Showing:  Thursday 13th July at 7:30pm

Johnny McQueen, leader of a clandestine Irish organization, has been hiding in the house of Kathleen and her mother, planning a hold-up that will provide his group with the funds needed to continue its activities. During the hold-up, things go sour: Johnny is wounded, cannot make it back to the hideout, and disappears in the back-alleys of Belfast.    more...

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