2.30 – 4.10pm – Rams -2015 – Iceland 15
In a remote Icelandic farming valley two brothers who have not spoken in 40 years despite living next door to each other, have to come together to save from extinction what is dearest to them, their prized ancestral line of sheep.
The brothers are faced with an enforced cull of their livestock and both devise ways of avoiding their fate. Until the authorities move in, that is, and they have to find some sort of reconciliation. A wonderfully warm portrayal in a cold and bleak climate.
5.00 – 6.45pm – Whale Rider -2002 New Zealand PG
Contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfil a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognise. With no male leader to continue as chief, a one thousand tradition appears in danger, although Pai, a twin who has survived her brother, is adamant that she should take on the role. The magical and deeply moving story unfolds in this award winning film.
8.00 – 10.00pm -Life Is Beautiful -1997 Italy PG
Carefree Jewish/Italian waiter cum bookseller helps his son survive the horrors of Auschwitz by imagining that the holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank. His strengths as a bumbling father with a colourful imagination and irresistible sense of humour are put to good use in avoiding an unthinkable fate. This film will lift your spirits and capture your hearts.