Films showing from Friday August 30 at the Kino:
Pain And Glory (15) 113 mins Subtitled
Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s semi-autobiographical tale following Salvador Mallo, a film director in decline, as he recalls a series of experiences and encounters from his past: his childhood growing up in the 1960s in Valencia, his first love affair in 1980s Madrid, the pain of heartbreak and his early discovery of cinema, all told as the past and present come crashing down around him. An intense, evocative and beautifully produced film starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz.
Mrs Lowry & Son (91mins) PG
Beloved British artist LS Lowry lived all his life with his overbearing mother Elizabeth. Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, while never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her. Starring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave.
Astro Kid (PG) 90 mins, and Kids’ Club, see below
Following the destruction of their ship, young Willy is separated from his parents with whom he traveled through space. His rescue capsule lands on a wild and unexplored planet. With the help of Buck, a survival robot, he will have to hold on until the arrival of a rescue mission. Meanwhile, Willy, Buck and Flash, an alien creature with whom they become friends, are discovering the planet, its fauna, its flora… but also its dangers.
Horrible Histories The Movie: Rotten Romans (PG) 92 mins
Who are the Celts? What have the Romans ever done for us? And why is Emperor Nero dousing himself in horse wee? The all-conquering Romans rule the civilised world – and that includes “the stain” that is Britain. Atti, a smart and quick-witted Roman teenager, manages to upset Emperor Nero with one of his schemes. For punishment, Atti is sent to work in a cold and wet Britain where he also meets the Celts… Starring Emilia Jones, Sebastian Croft, Nick Frost, Kim Cattrall, Derek Jacobi andCraig Roberts.
Angel Has Fallen (15) 121mins
When there is an assassination attempt on US President Allan Trumbull, his trusted confidant, Secret Service agent Mike Banning, is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger. Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Tim Blake Nelson, Jada Pinkett Smith and Nick Nolte.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (18) 161 mins
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth. Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise any more. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour… Sharon Tate. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Al Pacino and Kurt Russell.
Marianne and Leonard (12A) 102mins
A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. Filmmaker Nick Broomfield chronicles their relationship, from the early days in Greece to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another 50 years before their deaths in 2016.
Great children’s films for just £9 and for every child ticket bought, an adult goes free. Grab a Kids’ Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free.
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