Watch and Support

We may have closed our doors to do our bit to 'Stay Safe, Stay Home', but we're keeping our ear to the ground for opportunities for you to enjoy a variety of film experiences from your own home whilst supporting your local cinema.

Here you will find links to the latest film titles you can rent or buy, with a portion of the proceeds going to support Macrobert Arts Centre. 

The Perfect Candidate (PG)
A determined young doctor who decides to run for municipal council sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town's first female candidate and watch her fight for social change on a local level.

101 mins | Arabic language with English subtitles | Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour

'Essential Film of 2020'  **** THE GUARDIAN

'Compelling and timely' **** EMPIRE


System Crasher (15)

Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year-old girl has already become what child protection services call a "system crasher", and she is certainly not looking to change her ways. Benni has one single goal: to be back at home with her mommy. But Bianca is scared of her own daughter. Mrs Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a permanent placement for Benni. She hires the anger management trainer Micha as Benni's school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired?

125 mins | German with English subtitles | Directed by Nora Fingscheidt

'Essential Film of 2020'  **** TOTAL FILM
'Evoking Ken Loach at his fiercest' **** LITTLE WHITE LIES


STYX (12A)

Rike--40, a doctor from Europe--embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike's everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfills a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a momentous decision.

95 mins | English and German with English subtitles | Directed by Wolfgang Fischer


Polina (12A)

Bursting with dazzling dance sequences, this arresting tale of self - discovery charts a young woman’s journey to find both her place in the world and her own artistic voice. Growing up in Russia, Polina (Anastasia Shevtsova) studies classical ballet with one goal: to make it into the corps of the Bolshoi. But when she at last achieves what was supposed to be her dream, the headstrong Polina chooses instead to travel to France to train in modern dance. It’s the beginning of an odyssey that will open up new creative horizons while forcing her to rely only on herself. Juliette Binoche co - stars in this refreshingly real look at what it means to risk everything for a dream

108 mins | French and Russian with English subtitles | Directed by Valérie Müller, Angelin Preljocaj


Hannah (12A)

Hannah is the intimate portrait of a woman's loss of identity as she teeters between denial and reality. Left alone grappling with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment, Hannah begins to unravel. Through the exploration of her fractured sense of identity and loss of self-control, the film investigates modern day alienation, the struggle to connect, and the dividing lines between individual identity, personal relationships, and societal pressures.

93 mins | French and English with English subtitles | Directed by Andrea Pallaoro


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