Monday January 28th – 7.30pm

The Wild Pear Tree (15)

2018 Turkey +, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 188 minutes

We’ve screened a number of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s exquisite unhurried, award-winning films over the years. In this, his best to date, young graduate Sinan, jobless, returns to his rural village. His idealised childhood memory of home contrasts with the daily irritations he now finds. Are the lives of the people he left behind as hopeless as he feels or simply a projection of his own perceived lack of success? There are some truly memorable scenes in this deeply satisfying, intelligent film.

Fim notes (paper copies available at the screening)

Tickets (£5 adults, £3 children) available on the door or in advance from the Buxton Opera House box office

Coming soon…

Looking forward to some great films coming up – In 1973 a group of Rolls Royce factory workers in East Kilbride decided to stand against the Pinochet regime in Chile. Nae Pasaran! on 4th February is the documentary about this unique event. Disobedience on 11th Feb is a powerful love story set in London’s Orthodox Jewish community. The extraordinary story of identical triplets who were separated at birth and didn’t know about one another until they were 19 is told in Three Identical Strangers which we’re planning to screen on February 18th. On 25th we’re screening Tehran Taboo, an animation for adults depicting the seamy side of the capital city. The divisions in Paraguain society is the theme in The Heiresses on 4th March.