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The Old Oak

17:00 - 26.05.2024 - Cinema - 15/18 zł - more

The Old Oak

17:00 - 26.05.2024 - 15/18 zł - more
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The Old Oak pub is a special place for the local community of a small town in northern England.

The only space where people can still meet and discuss current affairs over a pint of beer, but also a symbol of the brutal changes that affected the area due to the deep economic recession. Everything began to change in the mid 1980s, when the city, which had been prospering thanks to the mining industry, gradually began to fall into crisis due to strikes. The young, seeing no place for themselves, began to leave in search of better prospects, and those who stayed sunk into stagnation.

Growing frustration and distrust towards everything foreign finds an outlet when a bus with Syrian refugees arrives in the city. The situation is becoming tense, and residents do not like the fact that visitors can count on more support than they do. An extraordinary friendship that develops between a pub owner and a young Syrian woman may prove to be a chance for understanding.

One of the most important British directors, Ken Loach, once again tackles an important social topic. Taking up the issue of immigration, he ponders the causes of xenophobia among his compatriots, referring to deep systemic neglect.

NOTE: Special offer in May: a ticket to the screening at the Cinema entitles you to buy selected coffee at the Central Cafe for PLN 6.

directed by: Ken Loach
cast: Dave Turner, Ebla Mari, Claire Rodgerson, Trevor Fox
drama / Great Britain, Belgium, France / 2023
premiere date: 10.05.2024
running time: 113 min

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Series: Mystery
What would cinema be without mystery? It pushes the characters to look for answers to questions that seem unsolvable. The mysteries, secrets, and hidden facts from the past, or surprising relations between characters constitute the strength of the film’s narrative, drawing the viewer into a whirlwind of emotions and speculations. In our May series, we will look at several secrets. Each of them has a different dimension and will take us to a completely different world. First, a meeting with a mysterious neighbour will completely change the life of the main protagonist of “All of Us Strangers” (2023). We will try to unravel the mystery of memory and its meaning following the events that ensue. From Tunisian, fictionalized documentary ”Four Daughters” (2023) we will learn about the secret of intergenerational female message. Does it have anything to do with Polish reality? And finally: what secrets are hidden behind the teachers’ lounge doors? Which of the students committed the prohibited act? These questions will be answered in an ambiguous way in the film “The teachers’ lounge”. From the very beginning, mystery in cinema provoked the viewer to explore the hidden motivations of the characters, and solve the puzzles that lie behind seemingly ordinary events. We will follow this lead in May and who knows what conclusions we will reach during the discussion…

The project is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

We would like to remind our audience that the Centre for Culture’s Cinema runs according to the creed “Cinema, not popcorn”, which means that we focus on advertising-free screenings. The showtimes in our cinema are equivalent to the start of the film screening. Please arrive on time. According to the regulations, late arrivals will not be admitted to the screenings.

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The Old Oak

26-05-2024 - 15/18 zł - more

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