NEW SEASONS PROGRAMME
Thursday 13th June
Awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the latest offering from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda concerns a warm and chaotic working-class family who supplement their inadequate income by shoplifting. On one of their expeditions they encounter a 4-year-old girl shivering on a balcony and take her home with them. Burn marks on her arms suggest that she has been abused, and the family welcome her with affection into their midst. But the child has parents of her own, and when the police are called in to investigate her disappearance things begin to unravel.
Mary Poppins Returns (PG)
Thursday 11th July
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. With Emily Blunt as Mary, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer as the adult Banks children, and cameos from Meryl Streep and Dick Van Dyke.