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New for 2023 - 2.30pm matinees!
Ice cream on sale!

Production year: 2019

Country:  Bhutan

Cert (UK): PG

Runtime: 1 hr 50 mins

Genre: Drama

Language: Dzongkha (subtitled)

Original Title: Lunana

Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji

Cast: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu LhenupIbrahim


For our first matinee screening, we have chosen this charming film from Bhutan. The bar will be open and ice-cream on sale to make for a real afternoon treat!

For our first matinee screening, we have chosen this charming film from Bhutan. The bar will be open and ice-cream on sale to make for a real afternoon treat!

Guled and his wife Nasra are a loving couple, living on the outskirts of Djibouti with their teenage son. However they are facing difficult times: Nasra urgently needs an expensive operation to treat  kidney disease, but Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet. How will they find the money to save Nasra and keep the family together? This warm-hearted, gentle, yet humorous drama is the first Somali-language film ever to be released in UK. 


IL BUCO (THE HOLE) -  TUES 21st FEB 2023, 7.30pm
Il Buco, The Hole, Ventnor Film Society

In the 1960s, a team of young speleologists sets out to explore the Bifurto Abyss, Europe’s deepest cave, 700m below ground, in the remote Calabrian hinterland, for the first time. The cavers’ venture goes unnoticed by the local villagers, but not by the old shepherd living nearby, whose solitary life begins to interweave with the group’s journey. A meditative work of gorgeous photography and minimal dialogue that touches on the mystical, as it depicts a journey through time and nature.

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Production year: 2021

Country: Italy

Cert (UK): U

Runtime: 1 hr 33 mins

Genre: Adventure/Docu-drama

Language: Italian (subtitled)

Original Title: Il Buco

Director: Michelangelo Frammartino

Cast: Nicola Lanza, Antonio Lanza, Leonardo Larocca

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, Ventnor Film Society

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi relates three unrelated tales of women in love: a love triangle, a failed honeytrap and case of mistaken identity. Meiko is startled when she realizes that the man who her best friend is falling for, is her ex; Sasaki plots to trick his college professor out of revenge, using his class-friend-with-benefits Nao, while Natsuko encounters a woman who seems to be someone from her past, leading the two to confess the feelings they have harboured in their hearts - stories about the complexities of relationships, told through coincidences that happen in the lives of women in love. Each episode explores themes of love, betrayal and twists of fate with emotional narratives and captivat

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Production year: 2021

Country:  Japan

Cert (UK): 15

Runtime:  2 hours

Genre: Romantic drama

Language: Japanese (subtitled)

Original Title: Gûzen to sôzô

Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Cast: Kotone Furukawa, Ayumu Nakajima, Hyunri

iLUNANA - A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM - TUES 21st MARCH 2022, 2.30pm AND 7.30pm
Lunana, ventnor film society
New - Matinée!

A disillusioned young teacher in Bhutan dreams of moving to Australia to be a singer. But instead he finds himself transferred to a remote school in the mountains of Bhutan, with its philosophy of “gross national happiness”. Ugyen is met by the village’s population of 56, who hail him as a visiting dignitary, tasked with giving the children a future of more than yak-herding.


In a mud-walled classroom with no internet, electricity or even a blackboard, he finds himself sharing his classroom with a yak called Norbu and a class of children hungry to learn. Filmed on location, by solar-powered batteries, with local villagers taking many roles, this cheerful, heart-warming tale reminds us what really matters in life.


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Production year: 2019

Country:  Bhutan

Cert (UK): PG

Runtime: 1 hr 50 mins

Genre: Feel-good drama

Language: Dzonkha (subtitled)

Original Title: An Cailín Ciúin

Director: Pawo Choyning

Cast: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhenup

ALCARRAS - TUES 4th  APRIL 2023, 2.30pm AND 7.30pm
New - Matinée!

In a tale inspired by Simón's family background, the Solé family has spent every summer picking the peaches in their orchard in Alcarràs, a small village in Spain’s Catalonia region. But this year’s crop may well be their last, as they face eviction. The new plans for the land, which include cutting down the peach trees and installing solar panels, cause a rift in this large, tight-knit family. For the first time, they face an uncertain future and risk losing more than their orchard.

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Production year: 2022

Country: Spain/Italy

Cert (UK): 15

Runtime: 2 hours

Genre: Family drama

Language: Catalan (subtitled)

Original Title: Alcarràs

Director: Carla Simón

Cast: Berta Pipó, Jordi Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otin

DECISION TO LEAVE - MON 17th APRIL 2023, 2.30pm AND 7.30pm
Decision to Leave, Ventnor Film Society
New - Matinée!

From a mountain peak in S. Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man's charming, but seemingly unfeeling, Chinese wife but soon finds himself obsessed with her. Yet as he digs deeper into the investigation, he unveils further mysteries in her past. Why is she wearing a band-aid? Why is she wanted for murder in China? Soon Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a dangerous web of deception and desire.


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Production year: 2022

Country: Korea

Cert (UK): 15

Runtime: 2 hrs 19 mins

Genre: Mystery/erotic thriller

Language: Korean (subtitled)

Original Title: Heojil kyolshim

Director: Park Chan-wook

Cast: Park Hae-il, Tang Wei, Lee Jung-hyun

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