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Now showing at Chapter Market Road,Canton,Cardiff,South Glamorgan CF5 1QE 029 2030 4400

  • 45 Years
  • Chapter MovieMaker: Short Films
  • Citizen Kane
  • Closed Curtain
  • Gemma Bovery
  • Hinterland + Q&A
  • Inside Out
  • Inside Out (Autism Friendly Screening)
  • Road House
  • The Good Earth
  • Theeb

45 Years 4 stars

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Retired headmistress Kate Mercer and her husband Geoff live in a close-knit village in East Anglia, where some of the residents are her former pupils. The Mercers do not have any children, just an Alsatian called Max, which Kate walks around the rural idyll. The tempo of day-to-day life increases as Kate and Geoff prepare to celebrate their 45th anniversary by hosting a dinner for family and friends, which will echo the music and menu of their wedding day.

  • GenreDrama, Indie, Romance
  • CastTom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Charlotte Rampling.
  • DirectorAndrew Haigh.
  • WriterAndrew Haigh.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration95 mins
  • Official sitewww.45yearsfilm.com
  • Release28/08/2015 (selected cinemas)

Writer-director Andrew Haigh (Weekend) draws inspiration from David Constantine's short story In Another Country for this beguiling portrait of a long-standing romance in crisis. Retired headmistress Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) and her husband Geoff (Tom Courtenay) live in a close-knit village in East Anglia, where some of the residents are her former pupils. The Mercers do not have any children, just an Alsatian called Max, which Kate walks around the rural idyll. The tempo of day-to-day life increases as Kate and Geoff prepare to celebrate their 45th anniversary by hosting a dinner for family and friends, which will echo the music and menu of their wedding day. In the run-up to this momentous occasion, Geoff receives a letter from an old flame called Katya, whom he romanced in the early 1960s before he met Kate. The unexpected correspondence sends Geoff into a tailspin of conflicting feelings, opening old wounds and highlighting the fractures in his marriage.

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Friday 4th September 2015
Saturday 5th September 2015
Sunday 6th September 2015
Monday 7th September 2015
Tuesday 8th September 2015
Wednesday 9th September 2015
Thursday 10th September 2015

Chapter MovieMaker: Short Films 3 stars

Shorts.

  • GenreShorts
  • DirectorVarious.
  • Official site

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Monday 7th September 2015

Citizen Kane 5 stars

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Re-issue of the 1941 classic, about a recently deceased media tycoon, whose life is dissected in flashback post mortem by a tenacious magazine journalist. Modelled all too obviously on Randolph Hearst, Kane is a man undone by greed and ambition whose determination to be the very best forces him to sacrifice friendships, work relationships and ultimately his marriage.

  • GenreBiography, Classic, Drama
  • CastOrson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane.
  • DirectorOrson Welles.
  • WriterHerman J Mankiewicz, Orson Welles.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration118 mins
  • Official site
  • Release04/06/1999 (limited re-release); 30/10/2009 (selected cinemas)

Perhaps not the best film ever made as some critics assert, but nevertheless a monumental achievement, and worthy of yet another re-release on the big screen. Orson Welles stars as the media magnate whose life is dissected in flashback post mortem by a tenacious magazine journalist. Modelled all too obviously on Randolph Hearst, Kane is a man undone by greed and ambition whose determination to be the very best forces him to sacrifice friendships, work relationships and ultimately his marriage. As director, Welles strings together his narrative using moments of simplicity and brilliance, complemented by creative camerawork - tracking shots, fades and cross cuts - which brings all of the fragments together into a satisfying whole. Citizen Kane stands the test of time remarkably well.

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Sunday 6th September 2015
Tuesday 8th September 2015

Closed Curtain 3 stars

A middle-aged writer arrives at his villa in order to conceal his pet dog from the authorities. One night, a young woman called Melika and her brother gatecrash his cosy retreat, claiming that the police are pursuing them. The writer agrees to shelter the siblings and when the coast is clear, Melika's brother leaves to find a car for their escape. Left alone with Melika, the writer senses that there is something dangerously off-kilter about his pretty house guest.

  • GenreDrama, World
  • CastJafar Panahi, Maryam Moqadam, Kambuzia Partovi.
  • DirectorJafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi.
  • WriterJafar Panahi.
  • CountryIran
  • Duration105 mins
  • Official site
  • Release04/09/2015 (selected cinemas)

Celebrated director Jafar Panahi meditates on his house arrest under the Iranian government in this enigmatic drama set in a holiday home on the coast of the Caspian Sea. A middle-aged writer (Kambuzia Partovi) arrives at his villa and diligently closes all of the curtains to ensure no one can see inside. Then, he retrieves his beloved dog Boy from one of his bags. The authorities have decreed that pooches are impure in Islamic law and can therefore be confiscated and destroyed. The writer intends to conceal and protect his four-legged companion. One night, a young woman called Melika (Maryam Moqadam) and her brother (Hadi Saeedi) gatecrash his cosy retreat, claiming that the police are pursuing them. The writer agrees to shelter the siblings and when the coast is clear, Melika's brother leaves to find a car for their escape. Left alone with Melika, the writer senses that there is something dangerously off-kilter about his pretty house guest.

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Friday 4th September 2015
Saturday 5th September 2015
Monday 7th September 2015
Tuesday 8th September 2015
Wednesday 9th September 2015
Thursday 10th September 2015

Gemma Bovery 3 stars

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Martin Joubert returns to provincial Normandy with his wife Valerie to assume control of his father's bakery. Small-town life fails to excite Martin until he meets English rose Gemma Bovery, who has moved to the area from London with her husband Charlie. Martin becomes convinced that Gemma is destined to repeat the mistakes of Flaubert's heroine Emma Bovery. Sure enough, Gemma begins an extra-marital affair with a handsome French aristocrat called Herve de Bressigny.

  • GenreAdaptation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, World
  • CastGemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Fabrice Luchini, Isabelle Candelier.
  • DirectorAnne Fontaine.
  • WriterAnne Fontaine, Pascal Bonitzer.
  • CountryFr
  • Duration99 mins
  • Official sitewww.mozinet.hu/hu/filmjeink/film/89/gemma_bovery#
  • Release21/08/2015 (selected cinemas)

Gemma Arterton, who took the lead role in Tamara Drewe, headlines this comedy drama also based on a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, which puts a contemporary spin on Gustave Flaubert's impassioned 19th century novel Madame Bovery. Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) fails to set alight the publishing world in Paris so he returns to provincial Normandy with his wife Valerie (Isabelle Candelier) to assume control of his father's bakery. Small-town life fails to excite Martin until he meets English rose Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton), who has moved to the area from London with her husband Charlie (Jason Flemyng). He is a furniture restorer, who is often away on business, leaving Gemma alone in the countryside with little to do. Martin becomes convinced that Gemma is destined to repeat the mistakes of Flaubert's heroine Emma Bovery. Sure enough, Gemma begins an extra-marital affair with a handsome French aristocrat called Herve de Bressigny (Niels Schneider), who is revising for his law exams in his family's 13th century chateau. The course of this forbidden love follows the same path as Flaubert's fiction, compelling Martin to intervene before it is too late.

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Friday 4th September 2015
Saturday 5th September 2015
Sunday 6th September 2015
Monday 7th September 2015
Tuesday 8th September 2015
Wednesday 9th September 2015
Thursday 10th September 2015

Hinterland + Q&A 3 stars

Crime drama.

  • GenreDrama, Thriller
  • CastMali Harries.
  • DirectorGwawr Martha Lloyd.
  • Official site

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Wednesday 9th September 2015

Inside Out 5 stars

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From the moment baby Riley opens her eyes, her mood is shaped by five coloured emotions - Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust - which bicker behind a large control desk laden with buttons and levers. Joy is the dominant emotion in Headquarters and she safeguards Riley's memories, which are stored as glowing orbs. When Riley turns 11, her parents relocate from Minnesota to San Francisco. Traumatic events such as a first day at a new school nudge Sadness to the fore.

  • GenreAnimation/Cartoon, Comedy, Family, Family
  • CastDiane Lane, Amy Poehler, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling.
  • DirectorPete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen.
  • WriterPete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration102 mins
  • Official sitewww.movies.disney.com/inside-out
  • Release24/07/2015

Despite gargantuan advances in medical science, we still don't fully understand the complexities of the human brain: its ability to process vast quantities of information, solve problems and store memories at speeds that put supercomputers to shame.

Pixar Animation Studios, the wizards who conjured the Toy Story trilogy, contemplate the vagaries of neuropsychology with this visually stunning and emotionally rich comedy, which unfolds predominantly inside the head of a little girl.

This high-brow concept doesn't seem like the most accessible subject matter for a family-oriented computer animation. But directors Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen elegantly tilt their film at the windmills of the mind and deliver a hilarious, heartfelt and ultimately life-affirming adventure that celebrates childhood innocence, family unity and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

Laughter and tears abound, as well as cute visual gags, ensuring parents will be repeatedly dabbing their eyes while children whoop and gurgle with glee at the slapstick and rollicking action sequences.

A mother (voiced by Diane Lane) and father (Kyle MacLachlan) welcome a baby girl called Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) into the world. From the moment she opens her eyes, Riley's mood is shaped by five coloured emotions - golden Joy (Amy Poehler), blue Sadness (Phyllis Smith), purple Fear (Bill Hader), red Anger (Lewis Black) and green Disgust (Mindy Kaling) - which bicker behind a large control desk laden with buttons and levers.

Joy is the dominant emotion in Headquarters and she safeguards Riley's memories, which are stored as glowing orbs, tinged with the colour of the emotion that prevailed at the time. When Riley turns 11, her parents relocate from Minnesota to San Francisco.

Traumatic events such as a first day at a new school nudge Sadness to the fore. Following an altercation, sworn rivals Joy and Sadness are expelled from Headquarters and find themselves stranded in the labyrinth of Riley's long-term memories.

Aided by Riley's imaginary friend Bing Bong (Richard Kind), Joy and Sadness blaze a haphazard trail on the chugging train of thought back to Fear, Anger and Disgust, who have been left in charge of Headquarters, with disastrous consequences.

Inside Out is Pixar's best film since the holy animated trilogy of WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3. Docter's script, co-written by Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley, glisters with imagination, wit and invention, delivering guffaws with detours into the heads of Riley's parents as they attempt to deal with her pre-teenage rebellion.

Vocal performances are note perfect, led by Poehler's exuberant portrayal of Joy and Smith's sincere embodiment of Sadness, who tugs heartstrings as the film reaches its exquisite conclusion.

The film is preceded by a short: a musical love story entitled Lava between two volcanoes called Uku and Lele, directed by James Ford Murphy. Joy and Sadness shared blissful control of my mind throughout.

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Saturday 5th September 2015
Sunday 6th September 2015
Tuesday 8th September 2015
Wednesday 9th September 2015

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Inside Out (Autism Friendly Screening) 5 stars

From the moment baby Riley opens her eyes, her mood is shaped by five coloured emotions - Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust - which bicker behind a large control desk laden with buttons and levers. Joy is the dominant emotion in Headquarters and she safeguards Riley's memories, which are stored as glowing orbs. When Riley turns 11, her parents relocate from Minnesota to San Francisco. Traumatic events such as a first day at a new school nudge Sadness to the fore.

  • GenreAnimation/Cartoon, Comedy, Family, Family, Inclusive
  • CastKyle MacLachlan, Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling.
  • DirectorPete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen.
  • WriterMeg LeFauve, Pete Docter, Josh Cooley.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration102 mins
  • Official sitewww.movies.disney.com/inside-out
  • Release24/07/2015

Despite gargantuan advances in medical science, we still don't fully understand the complexities of the human brain: its ability to process vast quantities of information, solve problems and store memories at speeds that put supercomputers to shame.

Pixar Animation Studios, the wizards who conjured the Toy Story trilogy, contemplate the vagaries of neuropsychology with this visually stunning and emotionally rich comedy, which unfolds predominantly inside the head of a little girl.

This high-brow concept doesn't seem like the most accessible subject matter for a family-oriented computer animation. But directors Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen elegantly tilt their film at the windmills of the mind and deliver a hilarious, heartfelt and ultimately life-affirming adventure that celebrates childhood innocence, family unity and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

Laughter and tears abound, as well as cute visual gags, ensuring parents will be repeatedly dabbing their eyes while children whoop and gurgle with glee at the slapstick and rollicking action sequences.

A mother (voiced by Diane Lane) and father (Kyle MacLachlan) welcome a baby girl called Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) into the world. From the moment she opens her eyes, Riley's mood is shaped by five coloured emotions - golden Joy (Amy Poehler), blue Sadness (Phyllis Smith), purple Fear (Bill Hader), red Anger (Lewis Black) and green Disgust (Mindy Kaling) - which bicker behind a large control desk laden with buttons and levers.

Joy is the dominant emotion in Headquarters and she safeguards Riley's memories, which are stored as glowing orbs, tinged with the colour of the emotion that prevailed at the time. When Riley turns 11, her parents relocate from Minnesota to San Francisco.

Traumatic events such as a first day at a new school nudge Sadness to the fore. Following an altercation, sworn rivals Joy and Sadness are expelled from Headquarters and find themselves stranded in the labyrinth of Riley's long-term memories.

Aided by Riley's imaginary friend Bing Bong (Richard Kind), Joy and Sadness blaze a haphazard trail on the chugging train of thought back to Fear, Anger and Disgust, who have been left in charge of Headquarters, with disastrous consequences.

Inside Out is Pixar's best film since the holy animated trilogy of WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3. Docter's script, co-written by Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley, glisters with imagination, wit and invention, delivering guffaws with detours into the heads of Riley's parents as they attempt to deal with her pre-teenage rebellion.

Vocal performances are note perfect, led by Poehler's exuberant portrayal of Joy and Smith's sincere embodiment of Sadness, who tugs heartstrings as the film reaches its exquisite conclusion.

The film is preceded by a short: a musical love story entitled Lava between two volcanoes called Uku and Lele, directed by James Ford Murphy. Joy and Sadness shared blissful control of my mind throughout.

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Sunday 6th September 2015

Road House 3 stars

Action drama.

  • GenreAction, Drama, Romance, Thriller
  • CastPatrick Swayze, Sam Elliott, Kelly Lynch, Ben Gazzara.
  • DirectorRowdy Herrington.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration114 mins
  • Official site

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Sunday 6th September 2015

The Good Earth 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastPaul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly.
  • DirectorSidney Franklin.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration138 mins
  • Official site

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Wednesday 9th September 2015
Thursday 10th September 2015

Theeb 3 stars

An English soldier emerges from the desert with his guide and they are welcomed into a Bedouin camp for the night. Custom dictates that a member of the tribe must accompany the soldier and guide on their travels and Hussein agrees to shepherd the new arrivals to a rendezvous at a well in territory that has fallen into the hands of gun-toting mercenaries. Hussein's younger brother Theeb is blind to the dangers of the expedition and follows Hussein on his donkey into the wilderness.

  • GenreAdventure, Drama, World
  • CastJack Fox, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat.
  • DirectorNaji Abu Nowar.
  • WriterBassel Ghandour, Naji Abu Nowar.
  • CountryUAE/Qat/Jo
  • Duration100 mins
  • Official sitewww.facebook.com/TheebFilm
  • Release14/08/2015 (selected cinemas)

Director Naji Abu Nowar, who was born in the UK but now lives in Jordan, makes a confident feature debut with this vivid portrait of the rituals of a Bedouin community during the First World War. Hussein (Hussein Salameh) is the son of a recently deceased sheikh, who has assumed the responsibility for caring for his inquisitive younger brother Theeb (Jacir Eid). An English soldier (Jack Fox) emerges from the desert with his guide (Marji Audeh) and they are welcomed in the Bedouin camp for the night. Custom dictates that a member of the tribe must accompany the soldier and guide on their travels and Hussein agrees to shepherd the new arrivals to a rendezvous at a well in territory that has fallen into the hands of gun-toting mercenaries. Theeb is blind to the dangers of the expedition and he merrily follows Hussein on his donkey into the wilderness. When the group arrives at the well, armed riders appear on the horizon and target the English soldier. Protected by his brother, Theeb quickly discovers the harsh reality of desert life.

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Friday 4th September 2015
Saturday 5th September 2015
Sunday 6th September 2015
Tuesday 8th September 2015
Thursday 10th September 2015