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Programme long list

This page is for the Buxton Film programming team to help with film selection.

Here is the current long list which John is keeping up to date. Please forward, in as much detail as possible, inclusions you’d like adding.

Films should be available to us around 17 weeks after the theatrical release date. Occasionally distributors will make them available earlier – DD in the Disc release date column indicates that.

You can order by any column by clicking the header. The film title links to the IMDB page.

Underneath the table there is a discussion board where we can leave comments – you will have to ‘register’ yourself the first time you use it.

The list was last modified at 2020-03-10 00:33:11 by Luay.


LinkDirectorDetailsResumeIMDB ScoreRelease DateDisc AvailableProposer
GazaGarry Keane, Andrew McConnell Ireland | PalestineA beautiful portrait of everyday Gazan citizens, leading meaningful lives beyond the rubble of perennial conflict. 7.39-8-19LS
Adults in the RoomCosta-GavrasGreece|FranceYanis Varofakis's extraordinary account of low cunning at the heart of Greece's 2015 financial bailout. The more defiant the left-wing Syriza government became, the more it was met with intimidation from some or duplicitous reassurance from others.5.8nyk UKLS
The Burnt Orange HeresyGiuseppe CapotondiUK|ItalyHired to steal a rare painting from one of most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control. 5.6nyk UKLS
MosulDaniel Gabriel USA 86The gritty, thrilling story of local militias and uneasy allies who banded together to liberate Iraq's second-largest city of 1.3 million people from ISIS in 2017. 9.5nyk UKLS
The Third WifeAsh MayfairVietnam 96minIn 19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little does she know that her hidden desires will take her by surprise and force her to make a choice between living in safety and being free.7.019-8-19LS
A White, White DayHlynur PalmasonIceland 109 minSeen by us at ICO
In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. A story of grief, revenge and unconditional love.
The TruthHirokazu KoreedaFrance/japan 105A stormy reunion between scriptwriter Lumir with her famous mother and actress, Fabienne, against the backdrop of Fabienne's autobiographic book and her latest role in a Sci-Fi picture as a mother who never grows old. 6.620-03-2018-05-20 from TroyKS
The Swallows of KabulZabou Breitman, Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec France | Luxembourg | Switzerland 81Summer 1998, Kabul in ruins is occupied by the Taliban. In love despite the daily violence and misery, Mohsen and Zunaira want to believe in the future. But a senseless act by Mohsen will upset their lives forever. 7.1nykJB
The CakemakerOfir Raul GraizerIsrael 113A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover. 7.2no theatrical releaseavailable on DVDJB
The Teachers' Protest (no imdb ref)John Seal 771942. Occupied Norway. Teachers must join the Nazi Teachers’ League and teach Nazi ideas in their classrooms. 8,000 of them write protest letters. They are threatened with salary withdrawal and the sack. Still they refuse. In a desperate attempt to break them, the Nazi government arrests 1000 male teachers and sends them to prison camps, 300 miles above the Arctic Circle. The education system is in chaos and now the battle begins. NAavailable C4AJB, JW
Les MisérablesLadj LyFrance 104A cop from the provinces moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm. 7.824-04-20JB


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    • Anonymous on February 9, 2020 at 3:29 pm
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    Can we add For Sama to the list? Or did I miss it? Amazon says out on DVD on 25 May.

    • Jane Barrett on January 25, 2020 at 3:05 pm
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    Also possible – The Swallows of Kabul (2019), 7.1 on IMDB. Animated film about everyday life under the Taliban. Observer says “richly animated” and “wholesome beauty”

    • Jane Barrett on January 25, 2020 at 3:01 pm
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    Hi. Can we add The Cakemaker please. 2017 but only just out on DVD. 7.2 on IMDB. An Israeli film would be good. See review:

    • Anonymous on May 26, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    Can’t remember how you add to the long list but want to suggest The Lighthouse – 19 May (france) IMdb 9.5 rating. Obviously not out yet, but when it is…

    • Jim Marriott on March 25, 2019 at 1:50 pm
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    Just heard that Scott Walker died earlier today, March 25th.

    One of the films I picked out when we went to the ICO screenings was Vox Lux and I liked it particularly for Scott Walker’s soundtrack.

    Release date May 3rd. Could we try to get it as a tribute to a great musician?

    I would also like to suggest Ai Weiwei’s “The Rest” to the long list. One review I have just read described it as an astute companion piece (to Human Flow).


    • Jeanette Hamilton on September 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm
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    Unless I missed this at Buxton cinema,

    I suggest the animation, The Breadwinner

    Released 8 October:

    In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
    Director: Nora Twomey
    Writers: Anita Doron (screenplay), Deborah Ellis (screen story) | 1 more credit »
    Stars: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus | See full cast & crew »

    • Keith Savage on September 17, 2018 at 2:45 pm
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    Lucky – out on DVD 12 November.
    In which case we could have the following:
    November 12th Beyond the Clouds
    November 19th Faces/Places
    November 26th Lucky
    December 3rd Wajib
    December 10th The Heiresses
    December 17th ??? – something cheerful

    • Keith Savage on September 17, 2018 at 2:28 pm
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    A Northern Soul – new documentary by Sean McAllister and set in Hull – about social immobility and how difficult it can be for people with some skill and energy to make progress in modern Britain. Highly regarded. A good one for a discussion screening at the WMC?

    • Keith Savage on September 17, 2018 at 2:21 pm
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    Black ’47 is a smallish film about the Irish famine. A good cast and a strong story. It should play well for us. 7.1 on IMDB. UK release date 28 September.

    • Keith Savage on September 17, 2018 at 2:13 pm
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    Agnes Varda’s Faces/Places is out on DVD 5th November. (IMDB 7.9)
    I’d be happy if we screened this every week. My favourite film of 2018 bar none.
    A life-affirming, positive and moving documentary.

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