New releases to enjoy at home
We’re delighted to team up with Modern Films and Dogwoof to bring you an exciting selection of films for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. You can support your favourite indie cinema by watching any of these titles. Just choose Showroom Cinema when renting a film and we will benefit from 50% of the revenue.
"A chilling warning about democratic vigilance" - Empire
True crime meets global spy thriller in this gripping account of the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader. The film follows the trial of the two female assassins, probing the question: were the women trained killers or innocent pawns of North Korea?
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★★★★ "Dreamy, sublime... a breath-taker“ - The Guardian
A boy travels across an island on a motorcycle in escape of a dark spirit to get back home, while making connections with diﬀerent animals along the way. Part dream, part reality, Away explores our common, universal need to ﬁnd a connection.
Director and animator Gints Zilbalodis' film was almost four years in the making and won the prestigious Contrechamp Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019.
“Eye-opening and jaw-dropping...” - Rolling Stone
MLK/FBI uncovers the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilising a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as restored footage, the documentary explores the US government's history of targeting Black activists.
The Zenia Durra Discovery Double Bill
Discover the work of director Zeina Durra by screening both Luxor and The Imperialists are Still Alive! at a reduced cost! Luxor was 2020’s arthouse hit starring BIFA Nominated Andrea Riseborough who struggles to reconcile her past choices with the uncertainty of the present. The Imperialists Are Still Alive! was Durra's first film featuring Élodie Bouchez and is a dry comedy which portrays the everyday paranoia of post-9/11 America.
The Imperialists Are Still Alive!
Blending dry comedy with alluring political drama, British-American director Zeina Durra brilliantly portrays the everyday paranoia of post-9/11 America. This is the story of successful visual artist Asya as she follows the politics of her Middle East homeland on TV while enjoying a chic Manhattan lifestyle of parties, supermodels and limos. But when a childhood friend disappears, Asya suspects a CIA abduction and – to her new boyfriend's bemusement – sets out to crack the conspiracy.
A Girl From Mogadishu
"...as heart-warming as it is heart-breaking" – Film Threat
Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, Ifrah Ahmed is trafficked to Ireland where a traumatic medical examination reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatised by the memory, she channels the experience into a force for change and emerges as a formidable campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation at the highest political levels in Ireland, across Europe and back in her birth country, Somalia.
The Best Of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2020
you missed ShAFF this year, you can catch the very best from the
internationally renowned outdoor and adventure festival through Modern
The selection of films feature exhilarating scenes from mountain biking and Swiss Alp climbing to cold water swimming and solo expeditioning - all tackled in the most challenging of conditions.
This political thriller delves deep into artificial intelligence, power and social control. With unique access to the booming tech industry, this film shows how the most powerful and far-reaching technology of our time is changing our lives, our society and our future.
iHuman reveals a growing conflict in the tech world as AI now permeates every aspect of our lives, but only a handful of people really have control over what it’s doing to us.
"A beautiful controlled drama about age, memory and forgiveness." - The Wrap
John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner Eric and their adopted daughter Monica in Southern California. His father Willis (Lance Henriksen) is a farmer whose attitudes and behaviour belong to a far more traditional era and family model. When Willis travels to Los Angeles for an indefinite stay with John’s family in order to search for a place to retire, these two very different worlds collide.
★★★★ "A strong stomach is required. If you don’t have one, just use someone else’s" - Empire
Brandon Cronenberg follows up his impressive debut Antiviral with a sci-fi thriller about an elite corporate assassin, Vos, who uses brain-implant technology to take control of other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. When something goes wrong on a routine job, she finds herself trapped inside a man whose identity threatens to obliterate her own.
BODY OF WATER
Having just completed another round of treatment for chronic anorexia, acclaimed war photographer Stephanie is working hard to reconnect with her family. Her mother is supportive but preoccupied by her forthcoming wedding. Meanwhile Stephanie’s teenage daughter, competitive swimmer Pearl, is angry and full of resentment, refusing to give her mother a second chance. Stephanie will need all her strength to keep her head above water.
★★★★ ”quietly seductive tale” - The Guardian
When British aid worker Hana (Andrea Riseborough) returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she comes across Sultan (Karim Saleh), an archeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile her past choices with the uncertainty of the present.
LOVE CHILD (12A)
★★★★★ "Stunning ...This powerful film sweeps you up" - Time Out
A heart-breaking portrait of Leila and Sahand - an Iranian couple forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes, punishable by death. Together with their four-year old son Mani they take refuge in Turkey with dreams of a new life, seeking asylum to either Canada or the US. So intimately filmed over five years, you often forget this is a documentary.
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