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By choosing to get your world cinema fix via YourScreen, you will also be supporting the Electric Picture House, as we get a share of every ticket sold using our promo code WOTT25 - and you get a 25% discount on the listed price.

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SEASON 3: FROM MONDAY 1 MARCH

Asunder

Dir: Esther Johnson, UK, 2016, 72 mins, age advisory: 12+
Available until 30 April

Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with  almost all of its men abroad fighting and its women and children left behind. The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories. Using archive and contemporary footage and audio, Asunder collages the stories of people from Tyneside and Wearside to uncover what life was like on the home front, with bombs falling on Britain for the first time, conscientious objectors sentenced to death, and women working as doctors, tram conductors and footballers.

A film by Esther Johnson with a soundtrack by Sunderland’s Mercury-nominated Field Music and Newcastle’s Warm Digits. The creative producer for the project is writer and musician Bob Stanley.

“The footage is expertly threaded together and is complemented by Bob Stanley’s evocative and poetic words that are beautifully voiced by Kate Adie”. Helen de Witt, BFI London Film Festival.

“A powerful fusion of the historical with the contemporary, a lyrical work that lingers long in the imagination" Morning Star.

"...montage shots of residential streets, the remnants of industry... fashion a meticulous mosaic of themed segments captured with Johnson’s trademark painterly eye for detail"  The Culture Vulture

 

An Impossible Project

Dir: Jens Meurer, 99 mins, age advisory: 12+
Exclusive to yourscreen until 15 March

In the world we live in, sometimes a digital download or an image on a screen just isn’t enough – we’re missing physical connection. We need to hold and feel to connect, awaken our senses and evoke our emotions. 

Digital has taken over our lives, from the constant buzz of phone notifications to social-media stories that disappear forever and millions of photos stored on our devices rather than taking pride of place on the mantelpiece. We have apps for everything, from fitness to baking and even for sleeping. We’re reading e-books, streaming, sharing, posting – this is our reality. It’s time for a reset.

This inspiring new documentary follows modern-day Don Quixote, Florian "Doc" Kaps, an eccentric Viennese biologist who risks his career and entire fortune to take on An Impossible Project to save the world's last Polaroid factory. 

In an ode to physical formats, the film charts Doc’s drive to keeping analogue alive, in an against-the-odds mission to break free from the seemingly unstoppable advance of technology. His obsession and passion takes him on a journey across the globe where he encounters like-minded souls who share his passion for the tangible, from photography to vinyl.

Along the way Doc meets others analogue superheroes: there’s Moleskine founder Maria Sebregondi, a direct-to-vinyl recording session in Vienna with American Idol singer Hayley Reinhart, and a fateful trip to the Südbahnhotel, a 1902 Grand Hotel in the Alps, an all-analogue wonder that has stood empty but fully functional for 43 years and that’s set for a revival.

Shot on 35mm and featuring a soundtrack recorded direct to vinyl by a 40-piece jazz orchestra, An Impossible Project  is an affecting and entertaining film that offers a deep, satisfying breath of haptic fresh air in these increasingly unreal times - providing nostalgia, wit and warmth from start to finish.

"A genius film about optimism" Docs Against Gravity 

"Inspiring and engaging" Cineuropa 

 

Cat in the Wall

Dirs: Vesela Kazakova / Mina Mileva, Bulgaria / UK / France, 2019, 92m, age advisory:15+ 
Available 1 - 31 March

Irina is a Bulgarian ex-pat architect who has set up home in (and paid for) an ex-council flat in a Peckham middle-rise housing block. She's house-proud, talented, fiercely independent and somewhat scathing of what she sees as the 'benefit scroungers' who surround her. She shares her tiny space with young son Jojo and her brother Vladimir, a highly-educated historian reduced to fitting tv satellite dishes for a living. The block is being renovated - a major source of stress for Irina and other owner-occupiers, who will be liable for a share of the costs. The tensions inherent in a situation where a microcosmic cross-section of UK society all live on top of each other are all too obvious, and they explode when a hapless ginger cat, apparently homeless, is adopted by Irina's family.

"This terrific comedy-drama...  the drama feature debut from documentary filmmaking team Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, both Bulgarian by birth but based in London... This timely immigrants’ eye view of the UK certainly feels like a story which needed to be told." Screen International


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SEASON 2: AVAILABLE UNTIL SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY

And the Birds Rained Down

Louise Archambault, Canada. 2019. 2hr 07mins

Ted remembers a time when the birds rained down. A lifetime ago a devastating forest fire engulfed his Quebecois home. Now he is living out his later years in the same forest, isolated but for his companions Charlie and Tom, until the arrival of two women upsets the delicate equilibrium of their hermatic lifstyles. And the Birds Rained Down is an unsentimental portrayal of what it means to have lived a long life, rich with experiences and secrets, and what one should do with that as the years close in. The film is meditative, beautifully filmed and engrossing – rarely in the movies are the lives of older people treated with such respect or examined with such sincere interest.

"This eco-friendly, elegantly delivered tale about the sunset changes in the lives of a trio of graybeards living in the woods is engaging, thought-provoking and ultimately moving…” - The Hollywood Reporter.

“Touching, heartbreaking, and dangerously thought-provoking, And the Birds Rained Down will force you to re-examine your relationship with yourself, the world around you, and the people you love.” - Anne T. Donahue, Globe and Mail.
 

Noah Land


In order to realise his estranged and terminally-ill father's wish to be buried under the "Noah Tree" his father swears he planted, Omer, a quick-tempered son in a mid-life crisis, has to face the villagers who believe that the "holy" tree is the first tree planted by prophet Noah after the Great Flood and has the power to immediately answer their prayers. A deeply felt exploration of male ego in the tradition of Nuri Bilge Ceylan, staring Haluk Bilginer from Winter Sleep.
 
“Men are allowed to be vulnerable, and Noah Land reminds us of that fact” - Film Threat
 
“probes ethical questions about the price of victory while weighing a human tendency to react in extremes. As Ömer and Ibrahim begin to open up to each other, it also becomes a story about good faith—both in terms of trusting another’s intentions and trusting one’s own” - Tribeca Film Festival
 

Mister Universo


Young, disenchanted lion-tamer Tairo is out to recover his missing lucky talisman - a bar of iron bent into a horseshoe shape and given to him as a 5-yr-old child by ‘Mister Universo’, without which his life is bereft. This fast-moving neo-realist road movie is an engaging, and unusual, hybrid of documentary and fiction, in which real-life circus folk play themselves. In a story full of colour and rough charm, Tairo's quest reunites him with old friends and colleagues and fast becomes a whirlwind tour of Italy's circus culture. Aided by his quiet admirer and contortionist extraordinaire Wendy, the film culminates in a feel-good ending as Tairo finally runs 'Mr Universo' to ground.

“A twisting, rolling great big ball of fun of a movie” – Scene Creek

“…rich with exciting circus imagery that gives the intimate quest an expressionistic backdrop. Both emotionally accessible and cinematic, “Mister Universo” endows its bizarre setting with warmth” – Indiewire
 

Rounds


As Bulgaria prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the regime change, three police patrol cars roam the streets of the city. Apparently unaware of each other, the patrols overlap and intersect, as incidents pile on, adding up to a kind of ‘state of the nation’ snapshot. With committed performances, convincing dialogue and shot through with droll humour (a body lying beside some railway tracks becomes a running joke), this is a hugely entertaining and illuminating watch.

The film will screen with recorded Q+A with director Stephan Komandarev.

"Ambitious. Engrossing. A palpable hit with audiences" - Variety

"Surprisingly close to quintessential … one stacked crowdpleaser" - Variety
 
 

Winter Flies

Imbued with the same kind of quirky charm as Hunt for the Wilderpeople and The Peanut Butter Falcon, this charming buddy movie follows two mismatched adolescent boys on a road trip filled with misadventure and self-discovery. Warm and likeable characters in combination with a perceptive script capture the excitement and confusion of adolescence in an entertaining and insightful coming of age story.
 
“It's the performances that stay with you, and the two young first-time-actor leads are a revelation” - Variety
 
“Observant and wise about boys in puberty yet impish and carefree when necessary and never idealizing the cold and dreary countryside they travel through, Winter Flies is a lovely little film that's as comfortable as an old sweater and almost as warm” - Hollywood Reporter

 

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