2012 Films

Surviving Life

April 19, 2012

Directed by: Jan Svankmajer

A surreal genre-crossing film, a comedic Freudian-Jungian detective story of a man searching for the […]

Fire In Babylon

April 5, 2012

Directed by: Steven Riley

There is phenomenal cricket on show, but much more than that. A skilful documentary about […]

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

December 13, 2012

Directed by: Luis Bunuel

Classic surreal comedy from arguably cinema’s greatest director. Six well-to-do people attempt to have dinner […]

Las Acacias

February 23, 2012

Directed by: Paulo Giorgetti

A truck driver gives a lift to a young mother on the road to Buenos […]

XXY

February 9, 2012

Directed by: Lucia Puenzo

Alex’s genotype is XXY and she faces the issue of choosing a sexual identity to […]

Senna

January 12, 2012

Directed by: Asif Kapadia

You don’t need to know or care about Formula 1 to be transfixed by this […]

Le Hթrisson

January 26, 2012

Directed by: Mona Achache

Brimming with ennui, Paloma aims to kill herself before her 12th birthday. Will her observation […]

A Separation

June 14, 2012

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi

Part Iranian courtroom drama, part masterful dissection of personal conscience and the law, as a […]

The Fall

June 28, 2012

Directed by: Tarsem Singh

* A members choice film. * It’s 1922, Los Angeles and an injured stuntman tells […]

Like Water For Chocolate

March 22, 2012

Directed by: Alfonso Arau

* A members choice film. * Pedro and Tita love each other, but circumstances dictate […]

Incendies

March 8, 2012

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

International Women’s Day Film. Twins travel to the Middle East to unravel their mother’s past […]

Coriolanus

May 17, 2012

Directed by: Ralph Fiennes

This is Shakespeare’s tragedy concerning a very flawed battle hero, updated to a modern Balkan […]

Benda Bilili

May 31, 2012

Directed by: Renaud Landu/Florent de la Tullaye

This moving music documentary records the meteoric rise of Staff Benda Bilili, a Kinshasa band […]

In the Mood for Love

November 1, 2012

Directed by: Kar Wai Wong

A paean to repressed love. When Chow and Su discover their spouses are having an […]

Tyrannosaur

November 15, 2012

Directed by: Paddy Considine

Considine’s tour de force study of love and brutality towers above your typical slice of […]

The Great White Silence

November 29, 2012

Directed by: Herbert Ponting

Breathtaking, moving documentary, newly restored by BFI, marks centenary of Scott’s doomed expedition. Stunning cinematography, […]

Black Power Mixtape

October 11, 2012

Directed by: Goran Olssan

WFC Black History Month film. Fascinating Swedish documentary on the Black Power Movement. Key ingredients: […]

Enduring Love

October 18, 2012

Directed by: Roger Michell

Subtle reshaping of award-winning Ian McEwan’s novel. Engrossing film with stand-out cast of Brit thesps […]

The Source

October 4, 2012

Directed by: Radu Mihaileanu

Not so long ago in a land far away women start a sex strike to […]