Alternative Brighton Film Guide for April

The Handmaiden: Director’s Cut (Chan-wook Park 2016) 18 Subtitled

Inspired by Sarah Waters’ novel ‘Fingersmith’, this psychological thriller is about a handmaiden in Korea in the ‘30s, when it was ruled by Japan. But does the handmaiden really have her heiress employer’s best interests at heart ..? Stunning imagery and a dark story-line.

Showing at Duke of York’s Picturehouse Sunday 9th April 2017 @14:30

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The Olive Tree (Iciar Bollain 2016) 15 Subtitled

A young girl embarks on a quest to find a 1,000 year-old olive tree that belongs to her family and makes other discoveries along the way. This moving story highlights themes of the modern age, emphasised all the more by the importance given to the ancient olive tree.

Showing at Duke’s at Komedia Tuesday 11th April 2017 @18:00

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NT Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (David Leveaux 2017) 12A

This iconic drama/comedy by Tom Stoppard, which focuses on two minor characters from Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, stars Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame and promises to be a surreal and bizarrely entertaining experience.

Showing at Duke of York’s Picturehouse Thursday 20th April 2017 @19:00

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Mulholland Drive (David Lynch 2016) 15

Two women – one an amnesiac and the other a would-be Hollywood starlet – befriend each other in this dark, neo-noir tale starring Naomi Watts.

Showing at Duke of York’s Picturehouse Monday 24th April 2017 @21:00

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The Last Detail (Hal Ashby 1973) 18

Catch some vintage Jack Nicholson as part of the Duke of York’s season of the sardonic actor himself. This offbeat story of two naval officers escorting a comrade to prison also stars Randy Quaid.

Showing at Duke of York’s Picturehouse Tuesday 25th April 2017 @10:30

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Article by Lisa O’Connor

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