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Now showing at Electric Picture House Market Street,Wotton-under-Edge,Gloucestershire GL12 7AE 01453 844601

  • Lilting
  • NT Live: Medea
  • RSC Live: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona
  • The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared

Lilting 4 stars

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Richard is a sensitive yet broken man, whose lover Kai died recently. He struggles to come to terms with the loss and his isolation is exacerbated by the knowledge that Kai's mother June knew nothing of their relationship and always thought that he and Kai were room mates. Eventually, Richard visits June in her retirement home. She doesn't speak any English so Richard brings along a friend, Vann, who is fluent in Mandarin and English and can translate their conversations.

  • GenreDrama, Gay, Indie, Romance
  • CastMorven Christie, Ben Whishaw, Leila Wong, Andrew Leung, Cheng Pei-pei, Peter Bowles.
  • DirectorHong Khaou.
  • WriterHong Khaou.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration86 mins
  • Official site
  • Release08/08/2014 (selected cinemas)

London-based filmmaker Hong Khaou's feature-length directorial debut is an elegiac portrait of grief and longing, blessed with a stellar performance from Ben Whishaw. He plays Richard, a sensitive yet broken man, whose lover Kai (Andrew Leung) died recently. Richard is struggling to come to terms with the loss and his isolation is exacerbated by the knowledge that Kai's mother June (Cheng Pei-pei) knew nothing of their relationship and always thought that he and Kai were room mates. Eventually, Richard visits June in her retirement home. She doesn't speak any English so Richard brings along a friend, Vann (Naomi Christie), who is fluent in Mandarin and English and can translate conversations between June and an ardent male admirer called Alan (Peter Bowles). Over time, Vann also becomes an intermediary for Richard and June as they reminisce about the man they shared and loved in different ways.

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Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NT Live: Medea 3 stars

Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre to assume the demanding title role in Euripides's powerful tragedy in a new version by Ben Power. This live broadcast from in London is directed by Carrie Cracknell with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre to assume the demanding title role in Euripides's powerful tragedy in a new version by Ben Power. This live broadcast from in London is directed by Carrie Cracknell with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

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Thursday 4th September 2014

RSC Live: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona 3 stars

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy live from Stratford-upon-Avon. During a trip to Milan, best friends Valentine and Proteus fall head over heels in love with the same woman, the Duke's daughter Silvia. However, Proteus is already betrothed to his sweetheart Julia back in Verona and the Duke does not believe that Valentine is a suitable match for his only child.

  • GenreComedy, Romance, Special
  • DirectorSimon Godwin.
  • WriterWilliam Shakespeare.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration180 mins
  • Official siteonscreen.rsc.org.uk
  • Release03/09/2014 (selected cinemas)

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct this live broadcast of the first full staging of Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy in Stratford-upon-Avon for 45 years. During a trip to Milan, best friends Valentine and Proteus fall head over heels in love with the same woman, the Duke's daughter Silvia. However, Proteus is already betrothed to his sweetheart Julia back in Verona and the Duke does not believe that Valentine is a suitable match for his only child so he keeps Silvia locked away from her ardent suitor. Rivalry between the two friends escalates out of control as they vie for Silvia's affection while contending with fierce outlaws.

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Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared 4 stars

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Allan Karlsson lives in a retirement home under the fleeting watch of busy staff. While the nurses prepare a cake and a surprise party for his 100th birthday, Allan decides the time has come for a final hurrah so he clambers out of the window and heads for the local bus station. Thus begins a momentous journey of self-discovery which allows Allan to cross paths with a friendly hot-dog stand operator and an elephant, and look back on his incredible life.

  • GenreAdaptation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, World
  • CastDavid Wiberg, Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander.
  • DirectorFelix Herngren.
  • WriterFelix Herngren, Hans Ingemansson.
  • CountrySwe
  • Duration114 mins
  • Official site
  • Release04/07/2014 (selected cinemas)

The title of Felix Herngren's Swedish black comedy speaks for itself, based on the international bestseller of the same title penned by Jonas Jonasson. The 100-year-old man in question is Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson), who lives in a retirement home under the fleeting watch of busy staff. While the nurses prepare a birthday cake and a surprise party, Allan decides the time has come for a final hurrah so he clambers out of the window and heads for the local bus station. There, a skinhead asks Allan to guard his suitcase while he visits the bathroom but the bus arrives so Allan gets on board replete with the stranger's luggage. Thus begins a momentous journey of self-discovery which allows Allan to cross paths with a friendly hot-dog stand operator and an elephant, and look back on his incredible life, which includes key moments in 20th-century history in the company of General Franco (Koldo Losada), Harry S Truman (Kerry Shale), Ronald Reagan (Keith Chanter) and Albert Einstein's dotty half-brother, Herbert (David Shackleton).

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Thursday 4th September 2014
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