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All films screen on a Tuesday evening at 8pm
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  • £6 for guests
  • £4 concessionary
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Showing next: Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 8pm
Leviathan [Leviafan]

director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
starring: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov

A man employs a lawyer, to help claim the land he lives on from the corrupt grasp of the town Mayor. But this begins a series of events that throw him into a whirlwind of problems infusing every area of his life, from his family to his home.

The latest film from celebrated Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, The Banishment, Elena), Leviathan was one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2014, described by The Guardian as "a compellingly told, stunningly shot drama" and The Independent as "A beautiful, bleak satire for Putin’s must-see list".

Nominated for this year's Best Foreign Language Film of the Year Oscar and the Palme D'Or at Canens in 2014, the film has won a number of prestigious international awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.


Why our films have to start promptly at 8pm
Although our films are scheduled to start at 8pm, on busier nights we've always been able to hold up the start until everyone is in and seated. With the arrival of digital projection, however, this has all changed. Most of the films we screen now arrive as high definition digital files that are coded to play at a specific time, over which the projectionist has no control. This means that the film has to start playing at 8pm or not at all. Thus to avoid potentially missing the start of the film, it's worth arriving in good time for the screening.