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Sun 7 May, 2pm | Tickets £9 full price; £8.10 concession; £4 under 16s
Internationally acclaimed as one of the best films of the past decade, THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU explores the dire consequences of an ailing medical system in Romania and the one man who bears the brunt of it all. Mr Lazarescu is a 63-year-old widower who shares his apartment with his three cats and who drinks to excess on a regular basis affecting his health. Suffering from pains in his head and his stomach, he calls for an ambulance to take him to the local hospital. Hindered by a major bus accident the medics eventually arrive and so begins a long and increasingly frustrating night.
Shuffled from pillar to post, he becomes wearier and weaker in the face of the medical profession’s bureaucracy and casual inefficiency. A succession of colourful characters permeates the film and the combination of dry humour and ‘scapel sharp’ satire make this one of the year’s most deeply affecting films.
* WINNER UN CERTAIN REGARD – Cannes Film Festival 2005 * WINNER Fipresci Award – Palm Springs International Film Festival * WINNER Special Jury Prize – Chicago International Film Festival * OFFICIAL SELECTION – Toronto International Film Festival * OFFICIAL SELECTION – New York Film Festival * NOMINATED Best Foreign Film – Independent Spirit Awards
15 (154 min)
Director: Cristi Puiu
Cast: Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Gabriel Spahiu,Doru Ana, Dana Dogaru, Florin Zamfirescu, Clara Voda, Adrian Titieni, Mihai Bratila, Mimi Branescu, Rodica Lazar, Alina Berzunteanu, Mirela Cioaba
Romanian | 2006 | Subtitled
Nu Body by Sonia SabriExperience an exciting new short film from one of the UK’s leading contemporary South Asian dance and music company.Nu Body explores the light versus dark, the real versus fairytale versions of female existence. It asks questions: who owns the female body? What is the female experience today? What is womanhood? What is the world teaching our daughters? Why are so many daughters still buried before they get chance to live? www.ssco.org.uk