Monday 2nd August – 7.30pm

And Then We Danced (15)

2019 | Georgia, Sweden, France |Dir. Levan Akin | 113 minutes

Merab, a young dancer with the National Georgian Ensemble strives to achieve perfection and recognition from the strict dance teacher who seems to be looking for reasons to put him down. When a new dancer, Irakli, appears on the scene he experiences competition as well as the stirrings of forbidden desire. This is a compelling love story, but much more than that, it’s an insight into many aspects of Georgian society. The breath-taking choreography and physical ability of the actors weaving through the strong narrative will keep you hooked in for every minute of this stunning film.

Film notes (paper copies available at the screening)

Tickets (£5 adults, £1 children/students) available on the door, or you can book in advance with the Buxton Opera House box office

August programme announced …

While we’re on a break to allow for Buxton Festival to take over the cinema space, we’ve just confirmed the programme of films we’ve selected for screening from August 2nd.

We’ve decided to bring forward two films that we had planned to screen over a year ago when the unexpected shutdown cancelled everything. And Then We Danced and A Portrait of Lady on Fire so impressed us when we saw them at previews, we couldn’t just abandon them.

(Promising Young Woman is film of great fun with a serious message and a superb performance by Carey Mulligan.) Edit: Unfortunately we have been refused a license to screen this film. Instead we’ve secured Matin Eden, the just-released in the UK adaptation of Jack London’s novel – described by Sight and Sound as one of the best films of the last decade. You’ll need your hankies for Nowhere Special with James Norton playing a father of a 4-yr old and an important decision to make. In Quo Vadis, Aida? the director movingly exposes the chaos and incompetence that pervaded in the recent war in Bosnia and she dedicated her film to the women “caught in the male game of war”.

Lots more detail on our diary page.