Tuesday 14 March
Partnership event with Films at HEART
The Grump (Finnish: Mielensäpahoittaja) is a 2014 Finnish comedy film directed by Dome Karukoski, in which the main character is The Grump, a cranky old man, created by the Finnish author Tuomas Kyrö. The film is based on a 2014 novel by Kyrö, the third volume by the author, in which this character appears.
The film stars Antti Litja as Mielensäpahoittaja a.k.a. the Grump, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski, and Iikka Forss.
The film tells the story about how a stubbornly traditional eighty-year-old farmer -
whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric - raises hell when he is forced to move in with his miserable, city-dwelling son and successful daughter-in-law.
8.00pm HEART Centre
Tickets only on the door
£6/£5 concessions/£4 members
Sunday 19 March
The Butcher Boy
Partnership event with Irish Arts Foundation and Hyde Park Picture House
Ireland,1962. In a remote village, 12-year-old Francie Brady escapes his alcoholic father, Benny and mentally unstable mother, Annie, by retreating into a haze of daydreams, relying on his ‘blood brother’ Joe as his sole link to the outside world.
Adapted from Patrick McCabe’s 1992 novel of the same name The Butcher Boy strikingly explores the world of a young boy existing in the margins of society, dancing along the edge of the real and unreal, torn into dangerous territory by anger and a desire for revenge.
Directed by Neil Jordan, Produced by Redmond Morris and Stephen Woolley. Screenplay by Patrick McCabe and Neil Jordan. The film won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.
Tickets £7.00/£5.50 concessions