In 2005 we were accepted to join Europa Cinemas. Founded in 1992 with funding from the MEDIA Programme (Creative Europe) and from the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC), Europa Cinemas is the first film theatre network focusing on European films. It now has 1,204 cinemas (2,992 screens) in 725 cities and 43 countries and we have been a member for the last 14 years. In order to encourage and promote more European films, the network incentifies with grants for each cinema that can screen over 50% of its total annual shows with European films, of which over 25% must be non-national (ie not UK in our case). I have selected the Polish masterpiece ‘Cold War’ which was selected as the 2019 European Film of the year Award. – Roger Gibson.
All Tickets £2 to reflect the price of an adult ticket when the cinema started in 1979.
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Pawel Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning ‘Ida’ with this stunning epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
Shot in luminous black and white, it is a wistful and dreamlike journey through a divided continent and a heart-breaking portrait of ill-fated love. Best Director at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year (Oscar), and Best Film at the European Film Awards. (Subtitles)