Plan Your Festival Weekend

TICKETS: £5 / £4.50

As part of the 2015 Encounters Festival Weekend we are putting on a number of very special screenings for your viewing pleasure! Here’s a very quick run-down of some of our particular highlights…


The early afternoon slot will feature a one-off screening of Francois Truffaut’s masterpiece The 400 Blows. This landmark film confirmed the director’s place within the ‘new wave’ of French cinema and traces 13 year-old Antoine Doinel’s bleak odyssey through a life of aloof parents, oppressive teachers and petty crime. The film will screen in memory of Chris Collins and offers you an unmissable opportunity to see this gem on the big screen. BOOK TICKETS


SisterAs part of our Women In Film focus we will also be showcasing some of the work of Swiss auteur URSULA MEIER. We will first be screening a retrospective of the director’s work to get you in the mood, followed by an evening screening of  Sister – her latest and highly acclaimed feature film. BOOK TICKETS


Saturday’s screenings will also include highlights of the international competition programmes – the Short Film Highlights & Animation Highlights – in addition to the repeat screening of our infamous Late Lounge programme and the Mauerblüten (Wall Blooms) screening which showcases five award-winning short films about life with the Berlin Wall. The Halas & Batchelor celebration will present a digitally re-mastered version of the classic Animal Farm in addition to other works. BOOK TICKETS