Southampton Film Week

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THE HOST

Dir: Bong Joon-Ho |South Korea | 119 Mins | 15  Marrying narrative and visual elements of classic monster movies with his masterful visual style, tongue-in-cheek humour, and socially conscious theming, Bong Joon-Ho’s The Host is popcorn entertainment at its finest.   In the year 2000, an American military pathologist orders his Korean assistant to dump 200 …

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MINARI

Dir: Lee Isaac Chung | USA | 115mins | Cert: 12    The Oscar winning Minari follows the charming story of a South Korean family who immigrate to rural Arkansas, U.S.A, in the 1980’s. Determined to run their farm and grow their crops their own way, Minari explores the challenges of doing things differently, whilst …

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YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE

Dir: Slater Jewell-Kemker | USA | Cert: U      Since she was 14 years old, Slater Jewell-Kemker has been travelling around the world as a Climate Activist, meeting and interviewing other youths from this enormous network of international trailblazers. 2018 saw the rise to prominence of Youth Climate Activism with Greta Thunberg, but Jewell-Kemker’s …

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THE SECRET OF KELLS

Dir: Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey | Ireland | 75mins | Cert: PG    An Oscar nominated animation from Ireland, which tells the incredible story of The Book of Kells, one of the most important historical documents of all time.  Living with his uncle in the cloistered walls of the Abby of Kells, young Brendan …

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SPOOR

Dir: Agnieszka Holland | Poland | 128mins | 15      In a rural Polish hunting village, a semi-retired teacher, Janina, notices that her beloved dogs have gone missing, and she has a good idea what might have happened to them. So begins Spoor, an off-beat crime thriller in the vein of Fargo which sees …

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GUNDA

Dir: Viktor Kossakovsky | Norway | 93mins | Cert: PG    From the director of the climate documentary Aquarela, this aesthetically stunning film follows the lives of the eponymous Sow, as well as two cows and a chicken, as they live out their daily lives.  Depicting the emotional lives of his animal subjects, Kossakovsky’s tender …

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THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

Dir: John Chester | USA | 91mins | Cert: PG    The Biggest Little Farm follows the Chesters as they swap the big city for a (not so) little farm. Envisioned as a self-contained eco-system, Apricot Lane Farms is the Chester family’s attempt to show how easily we could do things differently. Besides a moral …

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KOYAANISQATSI

Dir: Godfrey Reggio | USA | 1982 | 86mins | Cert: U    Taking its title from a Hopi word meaning ‘life out of balance,’ Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi – eight years in the making – displays the lack of balance between humans and our relationship with our environment. Reggio’s breath taking ‘tone poem’ marries experimental …

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