5:00 PM, 25th June, 2022
Equal parts nostalgic and modern, this uplifting documentary about Queen Elizabeth II is impeccably timed to coincide with her Platinum Jubilee this year, which marks her 70th year on the throne. The longest serving British monarch and female head of state in history, the Queen is instantly recognisable, yet has remained elusively and perpetually unknowable – despite being entrenched in our collective consciousness for nearly nine decades.
Now, with extraordinary access to rare footage from the Royal Archives, this cinematic celebration reveals a unique glimpse of the woman behind the legend. Notably, it is also the final film directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill), who completed it just days before his unexpected death last year. His penultimate film, The Duke, is also showing earlier this season on June 3rd.
7:30 PM, 25th June, 2022
While visiting her ill sister in Bogotá, Colombia, a Scottish expatriate (Tilda Swinton) is awakened one night by a sudden, loud booming sound. Despite her best efforts to uncover the source of the sound – which only she can seem to hear – she continues to be awakened night after night by the unusual sound. Her sanity beginning to slip, she seeks refuge in the serenity of the Colombian jungles, but can you ever truly escape your own memories?
The English-language debut from acclaimed Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Memoria is a mesmerising addition to a body of work that includes the likes of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and Cemetery of Splendour. Much like those films, this is a highly original, lyrical and immersive cinematic experience that demands to be seen on the big screen.