This week’s new films are packed with brilliant performances, inspiring directors, and heartfelt stories. Head to your local Picturehouse this week to see some of these great new films.
Judi Dench stars in Trevor Nunn’s drama inspired by the extraordinary true story of the KGB’s longest-serving British agent.
Joan Stanley’s tranquil retirement in rural England is shattered when she’s arrested by MI5. Why? She’s been hiding an incredible past: she’s one of the most influential spies in living history.
Rewind to Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan (Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a Russian saboteur, Leo. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy.
Years later, while working at a top-secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible. Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace? RED JOAN is the taut and emotional retelling of one woman’s sacrifice in incredible circumstances.Find your local cinema and book now
Trying to make it on her own in New York City, ingénue Frances (Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Huppert), a lonely and eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta’s maternal charms grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems.Find your local cinema and book now
Dragged Across Concrete
The script centers on two policemen, one an old-timer (Gibson), the other his volatile younger partner (Vaughn), who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media’s cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.Find your local cinema and book now