July 11 - July 18 2013
Citadel: Irish writer/director Ciaran Foy’s urban horror filmed on location in Glasgow in which an agoraphobic father (Aneurin Bernard) teams up with a renegade priest (James Cosmo) to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier (Cert 15, Cineworld).
The Deep: Icelandic drama by Baltasar Kormákur based on the true-life story of Gudlaugur Fridthórsson the only survivor when a trawler capsizes in treacherous seas leaving him alone and adrift in the pitch blackness, with the only option to try and swim to safety (Cert 12A, Showroom)
Monsters University: prequel to Pixar’s Monsters Inc hit shows how green, one-eyed Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and giant, purple-spotted Sulley (John Goodman) got t to be such exalted scarers by going back to when our heroes first meet as unlikely roommates (Cert U, Odeon, Cineworld, Vue).. Pacific Rim: sci-fi adventure from Guillermo del Toro, the visionary filmmaker behind Pan’s Labyrinth, set in the near future where soldiers Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi under the command of general Idris Elba pilot giant machines into battle against invading giant monsters who have risen from a portal beneath the ocean (Cert 12A, Odeon, Cineworld, Vue)..
We Steal Secrets -The Story of Wikileaks: Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney details the creation of the controversial website, as its enigmatic founder Julian Assange’s rise and fall are paralleled with that of Bradley Manning, the brilliant, troubled young soldier who downloaded hundreds of thousands of classified documents and ended up being hounded by the US military (Cert 15, Showroom).
Even the Rain, a Spanish film crew led by an idealistic director (Gael García Bernal) and cynical producer (Luis Tosar) find themselves caught up the now infamous Bolivian Water War (Cert 15, Magic Lantern Film Club, Sheffield Green Fair, St Mary’s, Bramall Lane, Saturday, doors 6.30pm, £4/ £2).
Jar City, Baltasar Kormákur’s brooding psychological thriller taking a wryly dark view of Icelandic society follows the police investigation into the murder of a city lowlife which unlocks secrets going back 30 years (Cert 15, Showroom, Sunday, 2pm, first of three Nordic crime thrillers to be screened on successive Sunday afternoons).
Glyndebourne Opera - Le Nozze di Figaro: Michael Grandage’s production of Mozart’s story story of servants outwitting their master recorded in 2012 (Showroom, Sunday, 4.30pm).
Hard Steel: ,Norman Walker’s 1942 Sheffield-set drama with Wilfrid Lawson as a steel worker who rises through the ranks until he becomes manager of three steel mills, but ruthless ambition overwhelms him and he antagonises his fellow workers and alienates his smart-witted and compassionate wife, played by Betty Stockfeld (Showroom, Sunday, 6pm, followed by a discussion led by Hugh Escott and Jane Hodson of the University of Sheffield as part of the Yorkshire Voices season).
A Bay of Blood: Italian horrormeister Mario Bava’s most violent and influential film from 1971 in which an elderly countess is murdered and 13 potential candidates assemble to claim her fortune but a vicious serial kille dispatches them one by one (Ceert 18, Showroom, Cult Tuesday).
Young People’s Film Festival, Showroom, this weekend and next
OPENING NIGHT GALA: opening by the Lord Mayo, fancy dress competition, homemade Willy Wonka-style feast, Friday, 6pm.
From Up on Poppy Hill: preview screening of the latest film from famous Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli, a love story of two high school students caught up in the changing times as Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of the Second World WarI and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics (Cert U, Friday, 7pm).
Carney Academy Acting Auditions Workshop: Saturday, from 9am
Encounters Short Films: Saturday, 10am
Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods: German Viking mythology adventure, Saturday, 11am film, 12.30pm workshop
Day of the Crows: coming-of-age French tale of a boy who grows up with his father living in a forest and then ventures to a nearby village and meets a young girl, Saturday, noon.
Kauwboy: Dutch tale of a boy and a jackdaw which has been hailed as a spiritual successor to Ken Loach’s Kes, Saturday, 1pm followed by an Acting Workshop lead by Carney Academy director, Ruth Carney-Nash, 3pm (for ages 11+).
The Great Bear: Danish tale of an 11-year-old boy whose annoying sister is kidnapped by a thousand-year-old bear and he must reluctantly journey through the forest to rescue her, Saturday, 2pm
Nono - ZigZag Kid: UK premiere of award-winning Dutch film about a boy would-be detective, Saturdayy, 5pm
Carney Academy Acting Auditions Workshop: Sundayy, from 9am ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
Sheffield Steel Classic Double Bill: Wings of Mystery, 1963 Sheffield-set action-adventure in which homing pigeons arrive to save the day when a top-secret steel alloy falls into the wrong hands followed by River of Steel, 1951 animation short humorously depicting the process of manufacturing steel, Sundayy, 11am.
Otelo Burning: a teenager living in South Africa in the last days of Apartheid discovers surfing as an escape from oppression until tragedy strikes and he is forced to make a life-changing decision, Sundayy, 11.30am
Chimpanzee: Disneynature documentary by by famed wildlife filmmakers Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield following an orphaned filmed over four years and showing in high-definition, Sunday noon.
Encounters Short Films: for teenagers, Sundayy, 1pm
You & Me Forever: Danish tale of Laura and Christine who have been best friends forever but when they meet the mysterious and fascinating Maria, their relationship takes an intense turn, Sunday, 1pm.
Acting Workshop – You & Me Forever: Sunday, 3pm (for ages 15+)
Wadjda: a 10-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia struggles with the cultural conventions and wants to wear trainers, listen to rock music and have friends who are boys, but most of all she wants to be able to ride a bicycle and secretly works out a way to raise the money but everyone is against her, Sunday, 2pm.