York: Downton Abbey and Happening movie review

Grab this gold-plated bucket and a spade – the Downton Abbey clan goes all out for fun.

Anyone who hoped to see Maggie Smith caned her in Ibiza in the 1920s would be sadly disappointed – they chose to go on a nice ride around the south of France instead.

Meanwhile, time is running out for a pregnant student in 1960s France Happen or occurA new nature searching for snow leopards in the misty mountains of Tibet…

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Downton Abbey: A New Era

Everything has changed for the Crawleys on this second outing on the big screen of writer Julian Fellowes’ much-loved TV drama Upstairs.

Not only is their beloved home suddenly filled with horrific film-makers types—invited by Mrs. Mary (Michelle Dockery) to shoot Downton in order to fund the repair of the venerable pile’s leaky roof—but the widowed Countess (Maggie Smith) announces that she has unexpectedly inherited a rather beautiful villa. in the south of France.

Cue a family trip to the Côte d’Azur and discover Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) is shocked to the core – while returning home, Lady Mary finds herself increasingly drawn to the wrecked film director Jack (Hugh Dancy)…

PG Certificate, 126 minutes
Cineworld, City Screen, Everyman, Vue
From Friday 29th April
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Happen or occur

A young working-class student in 1960s France finds herself dealing with an unwanted pregnancy in this critically acclaimed drama, which won the Golden Lion at last year’s Venice Film Festival.

Realizing that having the baby will prevent her from finishing her studies and close the door to a better life she has been striving for, Anne (Annamaria Vartolomé) is determined to order an termination of pregnancy – but in an age when even helping someone have an abortion could lead to a prison sentence, she finds Anne herself is in an increasingly desperate situation.

Glowing reviews indicate that it is a subtle but powerful film that ranks director Audrey Dewan as a major talent, with time out He described it as “an atmospheric, gripping drama with a poignant contemporary relevance”.

Aesthetica at York Theater Royal: Comedy and Animation

The season for the Aesthetica Film Festival at York Theater Royal continues this weekend with two of the most popular genres.

Friday the 29th at 7:15 pm Comedy Club: Join us for a laugh Displays six comic shorts, from the interesting title The impatient man who made his life so much shorter to Tingethe tale of medical accidents from director Kate Heron, who has since taken over the Marvel TV multiverse series last year. loki.

Then on Saturday 30th at 2:15pm, Animation: imagination and discovery It aims to introduce children to the endless creative world of animated shorts, with six films in a variety of styles from CGI to hand-illustrated and stop-motion illustrations.

Tickets for each show are £5.00 and can be booked from the Theater Royal website.

York Theater Royal
Friday, April 29 at 7:15 p.m. (comedy); Saturday April 30 at 2:15 p.m. (animated)
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Nature lovers can join the hunt for one of the animal kingdom’s most elusive residents at City Screen this week, as a documentary. Velvet Queen: Snow Leopard (Friday 29, Monday 2-4 Wednesday) Follow renowned photographer Vincent Meunier on his journey to discover the pottery big cat in the wilds of the Tibetan Plateau.

With musical accompaniment from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, it’s a movie that was guardian It suggests a “real wonder” that inspires.

Also appearing on City Screen this week (Friday 29, Sunday 1, Tuesday 3) is Inyoin honor of legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone, whose instantly recognizable tracks feature Sergio Leone’s classic Western films and many others besides – including Paradiso Cinemawhose director Giuseppe Tornatore leads this tribute to his late friend.


François Truffaut’s season at Cityscreen lasts until 1964 soft skin (Sunday 1) – One of the French director’s lesser known works, it follows the relationship between a successful academic and a young air hostess (played by Françoise Dorliac, older sister of Catherine Deneuve, whose acclaimed Truffaut collaborated last metro The season ends next week.

The highly rated first feature from Italian director Laura Sammani, small body It’s a folklore-filled tale of a young woman’s journey to save the soul of her stillborn child – and it appears on the regular Cityscreen Discovery Stand on the third Tuesday.

Vue’s epic journey through the Bond Returns catalog arrives in the third installment in the Connery era with 1964 gold finger (Saturday 30), the movie that gave us Pussy Galore, “Do You Expect Me To Talk?” and Shirley Bassey’s iconic performance of the title song (although I’d argue Alan Partridge’s roadside vocals is a close second).

From one movie legend to another, Everyman kicks off Nicolas Cage’s season this week with Coen Brothers Caper 1987 Raise ArizonaThe show is on the third Tuesday.

Finally, your family-friendly show this week is the same across the board, like the continuation of the talent show sing 2 Screens at Cineworld (Saturday 30 – Monday 2, tickets £2.50), Vue (Saturday 30 – Monday second, £2.49) and City Screen (Saturday 30, £3.00) – you can also catch an autism-friendly show Sonic the Hedgehog 2 At Cineworld on Sun 1st (standard price for tickets).

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