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Awards Season

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It’s that time of the year! From the BAFTAS to the Oscars, we’ve got you covered with some of our favourite past winners and illustrious nominees (that we think should have won). Happy Awards Season!

On Body and Soul

Ildikó Enyedi Hungary, 2017

We’re overjoyed that the Academy has nominated our very own On Body And Soul for Best Foreign film, and we’re bringing it back by popular demand! Enyedi’s return after a 18-year hiatus is an unexpected love story suffused with surreal beauty and punctuated by sharp black humour. Happy Oscars night!

The King's Speech

Tom Hooper United Kingdom, 2010

Our program revisiting Academy Award highlights continues with Tom Hooper’s controversial winner. Whether you think The Social Network was robbed or otherwise, there’s no denying the many comic pleasures of this classical wartime drama. Starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush!

Captain Phillips

Paul Greengrass United States, 2013

A slice of recent history gets Paul Greengrass’ docu-dramatist sense of immediacy in this breathtaking oceanic bound thriller. A US freighter turns into an apt microcosm for country relations in this unpredictable narrative game of strategy and resilience. Starring the always great Tom Hanks.

Going My Way

Leo McCarey United States, 1944

Leo McCarey’s beloved, mega-hit Bing Crosby film swept the Oscars (Picture, Actor, Director and more) and, in true Hollywood fashion, has a sequel: The heartfelt Bells of St. Mary’s. McCarey’s casual style, with its off-hand mixture of melancholy and comedy, has rarely been more poignant—or moving.

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Elio Petri Italy, 1970

Elio Petri won a much-deserved Best Foreign Film Oscar for this sublimely clever policier with one of cinema’s most ingenious premises: Is there such thing as a man (the great Gian Maria Volontè) so powerful he would never be suspected of guilt? With an unforgettable score by Ennio Morricone.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Stanley Kubrick United Kingdom, 1964

Incontestable winner of both the Best Film and Best British Film BAFTA Awards in 1965, this is the gold standard for black comedy. Kubrick’s masterpiece mixes all the paranoia of the day—plus an iconic performance by Peter Sellers in 3 roles!—into a hilarious, deadly cocktail and watches it go boom.


Duncan Jones United Kingdom, 2009

We return to one of the best sci-fi movies of the last decade, winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Outstanding Debut. A stunning accomplishment on every level, Duncan Jones’ enthralling, claustrophobic and resourceful genre film is one of our recent favourites, a terrific example of “hard sci-fi.”

The Lost Weekend

Billy Wilder United States, 1945

The most daring portrayal of alcoholism of its time, this 4 time Academy Award winner (including Best Picture!) has aged gracefully by way of its sharp wisdom provided by one of the greatest directors of Hollywood’s golden age, Billy Wilder. An unflinching examination of the throes of addiction.

An Education

Lone Scherfig United Kingdom, 2009

Here’s where we fell in love with Carey Mulligan! With savvy direction, a perfect cast, and a deliciously witty script by Nick Hornby, An Education is a sharp look at coming of age in a changing time—and Mulligan, only 24, arrived as one of the best actresses of her generation and took home a BAFTA.

Six Shooter

Martin McDonagh Ireland, 2004

With Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri receiving no less than 7 nominations from the Academy, we’re proud to leap back to his first film. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Six Shooter looks at death with a tonal cocktail of ink-black cynicism and sincerity only McDonagh can do.

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