All screenings Fridays 7:30pm
Ealing Town Hall W5 2BY
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Couples, love triangles, friends, doppelgängers – all feature in these romantic comedies, dramas, satires and fantasy films. There’s visually extravagant movies from visionary directors, with a focus on auteurs, and a tour of European cinema movements in June.

Missed these

4th May Strictly Ballroom 1992   PG   94 min

11th May The Wedding Banquet 1993 15 106 mins

18th May Delicatessen  1991        15   99 min




25th May The Lady Eve  1941         U   94 min




1st June Jules et Jim   1962          PG   106 min




8th June Marriage Italian Style 1964   12   101 min



15th June
Daisies   1966


22nd June Ali: Fear Eats the Soul  1974   12A   93 min
In German with English subtitles
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem

A lonely widow meets a younger man, a migrant worker from Morocco, and their unlikely friendship buds into an affair, but their relationship is prone to their differences, family reactions and public prejudice. This acclaimed masterpiece of New German Cinema was inspired by Hollywood melodramas, and its realism and simplicity are just as beautiful.

Best actress prize at the German Film Awards.

Winner of the critics prize at Cannes and a top prize at Chicago film festival.


29th June
The Double Life of
15   98 min
In Polish and French with English subtitles
Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Starring Irene Jacob, Philippe Volter, Halina Gryglaszewska, Wladyslaw Kowalski

Two women look identical in appearance and live parallel existences – one in Krakow, Poland; one in Paris, France; both musicians – and though they remain unaware of each other, they feel strange stirrings of their personal bond. This is a mesmeric, dream-like art film about destiny and decisions.

From the director of ‘Camera Buff’, ‘Dekalog’, and the ‘Three Colours’ trilogy.

Winner of the audience award at the Warsaw film festival.

Winner of best actress and the critics prize at Cannes.

Named best foreign film by several critics groups in France and USA, and a best music prize.


Here’s a variety of movies looking out to other art forms, as both filmmakers and characters show off their creative skills, including painting, acting, music and sport. Hopefully they’ll fire up your imagination and inspiration too.

Friday 6th July
Loving Vincent 2017

94 minutes    certificate 12A   in English

The final days of Vincent van Gogh are told by the people in his portraits, animated into stunning motion sequences and dramatic reenactments. The first fully painted feature film has been well-received by audiences and at the box office.

Friday 13th July 

To Be or Not To Be 1942
99 minutes   certificate U   in English

Carole Lombard and Jack Benny play a married couple, managers and stars of a Warsaw theatre, who put their overacting to good use when they get caught between the Polish resistance and Nazi spies. Ernst Lubitsch’s Hollywood screwball satire is now counted amongst the best comedy films.

Friday 20th July
Belleville Rendez-Vous 2003
80 minutes   certificate 12A

The Tour de France becomes a madcap chase involving a cyclist, his grandmother, her dog, gangsters and former jazz singers.

With snappy music, visual delights and a terrific sense of humour, the first feature animation from the director of ‘The Illusionist’ is a joy to behold.

Friday 27th July
Pushing Hands 1991
101 minutes   certificate 12   in Mandarin with English subtitles, and in English

An ageing Tai Chi master moves from China to suburban New York to live with his son’s family, struggling with adjustments, a language barrier and culture clashes as he forms his new life there. The first feature film from Ang Lee is sensitive, human and funny.

We have no screenings in August, and are back on Friday 7th September
with an autumn programme featuring action, crime capers, counter-culture and comedy in films including 
That Sinking Feeling, Scarface, Stagecoach and Double Indemnity