A diverse and creative line-up of films hand-curated by the British Film Institute (BFI) will be heading to the big screen at Vue Stroud this August and September as part of the BFI Presents season.
Kicking off the programme, which features a range of newly released and award-winning British and international releases from talented filmmakers, is Scrapper, a poignant and quirky tale.
Arriving today (23 August), follow 12-year-old Londoner Georgie, who, following the death of her mother, tries to make a go at living on their own. However, in a twist of fate, Georgie’s estranged father decides to pay a visit to meet and take care of his daughter.
This charmingly creative drama from UK film-maker Charlotte Regen warmed hearts at Sundance Film Festival winning the Grand Jury Prize and will be released widely on the 25 August – giving film fans an advanced preview of this award-winning story.
Following acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, Japanese director Koji Fukada’s drama Love Life also joins the BFI programme at Vue on 13 September. The story follows Taeko, a married woman who faces challenges in family, love and life when the long-lost father of her son reappears in their life deaf, ill and homeless.
A British Film Institute favourite, director Ken Loach brings his latest release to the BFI Presents series with The Old Oak hitting screens on the 27 September. Centred round a pub landlord in the midst of a mining community in County Durham, The Old Oak tells the tale of friendship and immigration after the landlord befriends a local Syrian refugee, despite rising tensions in the town.
Rachel Bland, Senior Screen Content Manager at Vue Entertainment, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with BFI to provide a platform for high quality British and International films. This is part of our continued commitment to British and independent filmmakers and allows us further grow the extensive range of content we already bring to our customers.”
The BFI is a cultural charity and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. The BFI’s mission is to use film to help connect audiences, understand each other better and deepen their knowledge and understanding. The BFI shares the stories of yesterday, searches for the stories of today, and shapes the stories of tomorrow
For more information and to book tickets, visit myvue.com.
BFI Presents Line-up at Vue
Scrapper – 23 August, Encore: 6 September
Love Life – 13 September, Encore: 4 October
The Old Oak – 27 September, Encore: 11 October