Apr
9
Thu
The Perfect Candidate @ The Poly
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Perfect Candidate @ The Poly

The Perfect Candidate | Dir Haifaa Al Mansour | Saudi Arabia, Germany | 101 mins | Drama, Foreign Language

Maryam is an ambitious young doctor working in a small-town clinic in Saudi Arabia. Despite her qualifications, she has to earn the respect of male colleagues and acceptance from her patients every day. After Maryam is prevented from traveling to Dubai in search of a better job, a bureaucratic mixup leads her to stumble on the application for her local city elections and she decides to run. With her musician father away on tour playing the first public concerts allowed in the Kingdom in decades, Maryam enlists her two younger sisters to begin fundraising and planning campaign events. While they face the restriction of women’s traditional roles in the Kingdom at every turn, Maryam’s audacious candidacy starts to build momentum and challenges her conservative community. A tight race emerges between Maryam and her male opponent, as Maryam and her family mobilise their determination and creativity to move their traditional society forward.

“The Perfect Candidate is fiery and headstrong, and instantly gets you on its side” Xan Brooks The Guardian  Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda) second feature has been selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 76th Venice International Film Festival and is the Saudi Arabian entry to the 92nd Academy Awards

 

May
7
Thu
A White, White Day @ The Poly
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A White, White Day @ The Poly

A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur)

Dir Hlynur Pálmason | Iceland, Denmark, Sweden | 109 min | 2019 | drama | Icelandic

In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. 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.

Festivals & Awards
Cannes Semaine de la Critique – Best Actor – Rising Star Award
Transilvania International Film Festival – Best Performance Award
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival & La Rochelle International Film Festival

Screen International

“Pálmason engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and freshly thought-out.”

“The imposing, powerfully built Sigurdsson commandingly holds center screen throughout.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“A tale of spellbinding and perturbing beauty.”

Rotten Tomatoes  Rating: 100%
Aug
20
Thu
Life of Pi at Trebah Gardens @ Trebah Gradens
Aug 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm
Life of Pi at Trebah Gardens @ Trebah Gradens

Life of Pi | Dir Ang Lee | USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada | 121 minutes | 2012 | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | PG

Life of Pi at Trebah Gardens. Leaving their home in India, taking with them their vast menagerie, the Patels board a ship bound for Canada. But when a devastating storm strikes, Pi finds himself adrift on a lifeboat with a 450-pound Bengal tiger for company. If he is to survive this most perilous situation, Pi must search deep inside to discover his inner strength, courage and resourcefulness. Based on Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel, this is an extraordinary, life-affirming tale about survival, spirituality and storytelling.

“Life of Pi” is a beautiful, emotionally resonant tale of faith, friendship, and perseverance.

Getting to Trebah Gardens

From Truro/East
Take the A39 to Falmouth as far as junction with A394 at Treliever Cross Roundabout, and then follow brown and white tourism signs to Trebah Garden.

From Helston/West
Take the A394 to Falmouth as far as junction with A39 at Treliever Cross Roundabout. Turn right and follow brown and white tourism signs to Trebah Garden.

Part of our Outdoor film screening season see more 

Aug
21
Fri
Thelma & Louise at Trebah Gardens @ Trebah Gardens
Aug 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Thelma & Louise | Dir Ridley Scott | USA, UK, France | 130 mins | 1991 | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 15

Centred around powerful performances from Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis – which earned both of them Oscar nominations for Best Actress. Thelma and Louise – a bored housewife and a straight-laced waitress are best friends who decide to escape the tedium of their everyday lives in a ’66 T-bird convertible for a three-day trip, along the way a would-be rapist transforms their quiet getaway into a cross-country escapeThis iconic road movie remains as powerful and thematically relevant as it was on release in 1991 and also features Brad Pitt in his first main film role with Harvey Keitel, directed with by Ridley Scott

Getting to Trebah Gardens

From Truro/East
Take the A39 to Falmouth as far as junction with A394 at Treliever Cross Roundabout, and then follow brown and white tourism signs to Trebah Garden.

From Helston/West
Take the A394 to Falmouth as far as junction with A39 at Treliever Cross Roundabout. Turn right and follow brown and white tourism signs to Trebah Garden.

Part of our Outdoor film screening season see more