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Films4Tenby: Downton Abbey: A New Era on 8th November

Following our showing of the first film in May, Films4Tenby will be returning to Britain’s best-loved abbey for the 20th film of our 2022/23 season, Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022, 125 mins, cert PG) on 8th November with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

The story picks up in 1928 with Violet (Maggie Smith) inheriting a villa in the South of France while a film production company decides to shoot a silent film called ‘The Gambler’ at Downton, with the funds paying for much-needed roof repairs.

The original cast all return and are joined this time out by Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Dominic West. Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

COMING SOON…22nd November: Top Gun: Maverick, 6th December: Where The Crawdads Sing, 20th December: Last Christmas, 27th December: Fighting With My Family, 3rd January: Double Bill – Details to follow

Films4Tenby: Knives Out on 18th October

Films4Tenby will be showing Knives Out (2019, 130 mins, cert 12A) on 18th October with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

This is an Agatha Christie-style whodunnit murder mystery set in modern-day Boston directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Last Jedi). Daniel Craig takes a more cerebral approach here than action hero James Bond as Detective Benoit Blanc with supporting roles of the cast of ‘usual suspects’ played by Chris Evans, Ana DeArmas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson and Christopher Plummer in his final film role as the murder victim, Harlowe Thrombey.

The film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. A sequel will be released on Netflix in December. Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

COMING SOON…8th November Downton Abbey: A New Era, 22nd November: Top Gun: Maverick,

Films4Tenby: Spencer on 4th October

As this year marks the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s untimely death, Films4Tenby will be showing the Biopic Spencer (2021, 117 mins, cert 12) on 4th October with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

The story is set during Christmas 1991, as Diana Spencer contemplates divorce from Prince Charles and her life with the royal family. Kristen Stewart was Oscar nominated (and also won an incredible 13 Critics Choice awards) for her turn as Diana. The rest of the cast includes Stella Gonet as the late Queen Elizabeth II, Richard Sammel as Prince Philip, Jack Farthing as Prince Charles, Emma Darwall-Smith as Camilla Parker-Bowles, Jack Nielen as Prince William and Freddie Spry as Prince Harry.

Ken Wharfe, Diana’s former bodyguard, commented on the film ‘Out of all the people who have played Diana over the past 10 years, Stewart is the closest to her’.

Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

Book a 2-course pre-screening meal at the Fuchsia Caffe for £13, get in touch with them directly.

COMING SOON…18th October Knives Out, 8th November Downton Abbey: A New Era, 15th November: Top Gun: Maverick, 26th November Last Christmas

‘The Breadwinner’ at the De Valence on Tuesday 22nd Jan.

The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated drama film by Cartoon Saloon directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin and Angelina Jolie. Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, the film was an international co-production between Canada, Ireland, and Luxembourg, and received a limited release on 17 November 2017.
The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in September. The Breadwinner received a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.

This will be screened at 7.30pm and will be £5 or £4 for members of Films4Tenby. The bar at the De Valence will be open and popcorn will be available.

The Fuchsia Caffe offers a 2 course pre-screening meal for £10 which needs to be booked directly with them.

Otherwise, everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!

Next feature – The Death of Stalin – 8pm, Monday 16th April

The Death of Stalin is a 2017 political satire comedy film directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci. It stars Steve BuscemiSimon Russell BealePaddy ConsidineRupert FriendJason IsaacsMichael PalinAndrea Riseborough and Jeffrey Tambor. Based on the French graphic novel La mort de Staline, the film depicts the Soviet power struggles following the death of dictator Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) in 1953. It was released by eOne Films in the United Kingdom on 20 October 2017 and was released in the United States by IFC Films on 9 March 2018.

The Death of Stalin was screened in the Platform section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and received critical acclaim. It caused controversy in Russia and many other former members of the Soviet Union, and was banned in Russia, KyrgyzstanAzerbaijan, and Kazakhstan.


Next feature – Gifted – 8pm, Monday 2nd April

Gifted is a 2017 American drama film directed by Marc Webb and written by Tom Flynn. It stars Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer. The plot follows an intellectually gifted 7-year-old who becomes the subject of a custody battle between her uncle and grandmother.


Next feature – Goodbye Christopher Robin – 8pm, Monday 19th March

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son  Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

This 2017 biographical drama film was directed by Simon Curtis and written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Simon Vaughan.


Next feature – Loving Vincent – 8pm, Monday 5th March

Loving Vincent is a 2017 animated biographical drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh, and in particular, the circumstances of his death. It is the first fully painted animated feature film. The film, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, is a Polish production, funded by the Polish Film Institute, and partially through a Kickstarter campaign.

First conceived as a seven minute short movie in 2008, Loving Vincent was idealized by Dorota Kobiela, a painter herself, after studying the techniques and the artist’s story through his letters.

Each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 125 painters. The film premiered at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It won Best Animated Feature Film Award at the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin and has been nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.


Next feature – Dunkirk – 8pm, Monday 19th February

Dunkirk is a 2017 war film written, directed, and produced by Christopher Nolan that depicts the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II. Its ensemble cast includes Fionn WhiteheadTom Glynn-CarneyJack LowdenHarry StylesAneurin BarnardJames D’ArcyBarry KeoghanKenneth BranaghCillian MurphyMark Rylance, and Tom Hardy. The film is a British, American, French, and Dutch co-production, and was distributed by Warner Bros.

It received eight nominated categories at the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards; winning one for Best Editing, eight nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, three at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, and eight at the 90th Academy Awards, including Best Pictureand Best Director for Nolan; his first ever Oscar nomination for directing.


Next feature – Silence – 8pm, Monday 5th February

Silence is a 2016 historical period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō. Set in Nagasaki, Japan, the film was shot entirely in Taiwan around Taipei. The film stars Andrew GarfieldAdam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Ciarán Hinds.

The plot follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Edo-era Japan to locate their missing mentor and spread Catholic Christianity. The story is set in the time when it was common for Christians to hide from persecution following the suppression of Japanese Roman Catholics during the Shimabara Rebellion (1637–1638) against the Tokugawa shogunate.