Penwith Film Society

Welcome to Penwith Film Society, showing the best new and classic cinema from around the world to audiences in West Cornwall.

You don’t need to be a  Penwith Film Society member to come along, you’re very welcome.

Thanks to the generosity and hard work of staff at Merlin Cinemas we are really pleased to announce in association with Alternative Cinema, Penwith Film Society has returned from the Covid slough of despond! These films will be shown in Penzance, St Ives and Falmouth.

We've chosen a season in which you will find plenty of cinematic gems, mostly brand new films from around the planet, and in Penzance a special screening of Seven Samurai in a new restoration from BFI. 

Next up...

Great Freedom

In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies doesn’t mean freedom for everyone. Over the course of decades, Hans is spied on and repeatedly jailed under Paragraph 175, a law criminalising homosexuality. As Hans returns to prison again and again, he develops an unlikely bond with his cellmate Viktor, a convicted murderer. What begins as revulsion blossoms into something far more tender in Sebastian Meise’s searing depiction of love in the face of injustice that was named winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes.

  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    17:00
    • Royal Cinema, St Ives
  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    17:00
    • Savoy Cinema, Penzance
  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    17:00
    • Phoenix Cinema, Falmouth
  • Tue
    28
    Jun
    20:15
    • Royal Cinema, St Ives
  • Tue
    28
    Jun
    20:00
    • Savoy Cinema, Penzance
  • Tue
    28
    Jun
    20:00
    • Phoenix Cinema, Falmouth
Germany 2021 1h 56m subtitles
Director
Sebastian Meise
Actors
Anton von Lucke, Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich

Flee

Jonas Poher Rasmussen

1st, 3rd May


Flee

Red Rocket

Sean Baker

8th, 10th May


Red Rocket

Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

15th, 17th May


Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

After Love

Aleem Khan

22nd, 24th May


After Love

Playground

Laura Wandel

5th, 7th June


Playground

Paris, 13th District

Jacques Audiard

12th, 14th June


Paris, 13th District

Drive My Car

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

19th, 21st June


Drive My Car

Great Freedom

Sebastian Meise

26th 28th June


Great Freedom

Small Body

Laura Samani

3rd, 5th July


Small Body

Titane

Julia Ducournau

10th 12th July


Titane

Seven Samurai

Akira Kurosawa

17th 19th July (Savoy Penzance only)


Seven Samurai

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