Doors open at 18.30, programme begins at 19.00
£7 per person per film. Concession £5.
Adults, 15+

We are the Best (2013) by Lukas Moodysson

Inspired by the Century of the Child exhibition, this series of Nordic films explores the experience of childhood.

We are the Best (2013) by Lukas Moodysson (Cert 15)
Thursday 26 April

“The movie equivalent of one of those summer pop songs – you can’t help humming along to it and it leaves you grinning like a fool” – The Guardian

Two misfit girls in 1980’s Stockholm decide to form a punk band – despite not having any instruments or discernible musical talent and being told by everyone that punk is dead.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion between the following academics and critics:

  • Roslyn Law, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
  • Pia Lundberg, Cultural Attaché of the Swedish Embassy in London
  • Dr Kirsty Lohman, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow “Punk, Politics and Gender in the UK”, University of Surrey
  • Robin Basu Roy, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, University of Oxford

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My Life as a Dog (1985) Lasse Hallstrom (PG)
Thursday 10 May

“A life-changing film” The Independent.

Ingemar’s mother is ill, exhausted, and exasperated with both him and his older brother who constantly fight, so he is sent away from his beloved home and dog to live in a village full of eccentrics in this Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion between the following academics and critics:

  • Stephen Baker, Association of Child Psychotherapists
  • Robin Basu Roy, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, University of Oxford

Additional panellists to be announced soon!

Online booking coming soon.

 

Let the Right One In (2008) Tomas Alfredson (Cert 15)
Thursday 24 May

5* “This vampiric love story is everything Twilight wanted to be but wasn’t: beautiful to gaze at, achingly romantic, emotionally involving, unexpectedly terrifying” The Telegraph

Lonely 12-year-old Oskar is bullied by his classmates. A new friendship develops when Eli, a pale, serious young girl who only comes out at night moves in next door…

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion between the following academics and critics:

  • Stacie Abbott, Reader in Film and Television Studies and author of “Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century, “ University of Roehampton
  • Robin Basu Roy, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, University of Oxford

Additional panellists to be announced soon!

Online booking coming soon.