Phoenix Fringe

Phoenix Fringe choose two films a month to be shown at the Phoenix Cinema. These include screenings of independent, foreign language and classic films, documentaries and art house cinema, giving an opportunity to see a selection of these high quality movies on the big screen. It’s not a club – screenings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. You can suggest films you would like to see at Phoenix Fringe and keep up to date with screenings through their facebook page.

See below for the upcoming Phoenix Fringe films:

MRS HYDE    95 mins    Cert. N/C 15
Thurs 8: 1pm & 8:45pm
Special preview, screening as part of French Film Festival UK.
Eccentric revision of Robert Louis Stevenson’s literary classic Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Madame Géquil is a prim, meek and unconventional physics teacher at a working class suburban Parisian high school, often derided by her fellow colleagues for her inability to engage students and control the unruly ones. On an appropriately stormy night, she is struck by lightning in her private laboratory and turns into something decidedly “different”.
Directed by Serge Bozon, who explores the relationship between the privileged and under-privileged in contemporary French society. Isabelle Huppert features as the eponymous Mrs Hyde, Romain Duris plays the school’s principal.
French drama with English subtitles.

“Eccentric and hilarious, this is yet another uniquely Bozonian creation.” – Hollywood Reporter

CEASEFIRE    103 mins    Cert. N/C 15
Sun 11: 3:30pm
Special preview, screening as part of French Film Festival UK to mark Armistice Day.
Georges, a hero of the First World War who is running away from his past, has been living a nomadic life in Africa for four years when he decides to return to France. He is reunited with his mother and his brother Marcel. Having a hard time finding his place in a post-war society where life has gone on without him, Georges meets Hélène, a teacher, with whom he begins a tumultuous relationship and at the same time attempts to heal his family’s wounds and his own.
In his first feature, director Emmanuel Courcol convincingly creates the psychological and physical horrors of the First World War. Inspired by the experiences of his own grandfather, Courcol retells the aftermath through the life of a family touched by the horrors and sacrifices of the war. As much an adventure film as a family drama, Ceasefire successfully paints a portrait of France after the First World War and explores the national mood in the early 1920s.
French drama with English subtitles. Stars Romain Duris and Céline Sallette.

“Handsomely crafted, quietly affecting period drama from writer/director Emmanuel Courcol.” – Screen Daily

NAE PASARAN    96 mins    Cert. 12A
Mon 12: 2pm & 7:30pm
Director Felipe Bustos Sierra will attend for a Q&A after the evening screening of the film.
In a Scottish town in 1974, factory workers refuse to carry out repairs on warplane engines in an act of solidarity against the violent military coup and fascist dictatorship in Chile. Four years pass before the engines, left to rust in factory yard, mysteriously disappear in the middle of the night…
British documentary, nominated for the Best Director and Best Feature Film BAFTA Scotland Awards.

The screenings of Nae Pasaran are sponsored by Cooke Aquaculture and Unite Orkney Branch.

DONKEYOTE    86 mins    Cert. 15
Thurs 22: 1pm & 8:30pm
Manolo has a simple life in Southern Spain and two loves: his animals, in particular his donkey Gorrión (“Sparrow”), and wandering through nature. Against the advice of his doctor, he decides to plan one last walk in the US, the brutal 2200 mile Trail of Tears. But not without his donkey. Overcoming the small obstacle of shipping a donkey, Manolo’s chronic arthritis, a history of heart attacks, and Gorrión’s fear of water are just a few matters to take care of. As their adventure continues, Manolo’s wondrous friendship with his animals finds a beautiful equilibrium. Will they find the American West? More importantly, will they be able to see life as it is, and not as it should be?
Uplifting and inspiring documentary directed by Chico Pereira.

Please note – there are often no adverts shown before Fringe screenings, particularly before the evening shows, so please make sure you are seated by the advertised start time of each film.

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