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EMPIRE Seniors

A selection of some of the best recent and classic films shown every Wednesday morning at selected Empire Cinemas. Come along to meet your friends and enjoy a complementary tea or coffee, served before the screening.

Lady Macbeth is a tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman in a world dominated by men. Set in rural England, 1865, Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

 

Directed by:
William Oldroyd
Starring:
Florence Pugh; Christopher Fairbank; Cosmo Jarvis
Distributor:
Altitude Film Distribution
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
90 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama;

Release Date:
28 April 2017

It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the vast Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople (Istanbul), ITS once vibrant, multicultural capital is about to be consumed by chaos.

Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries.

Photo-journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale), has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father.

When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men even as Michael hangs on to a promise from his past. After the Turks join the war on the German side, the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities. Despite their conflicts, everyone must find a way to survive — even as monumental events envelope their lives.
 

Directed by:
Terry George
Starring:
Christian Bale; Oscar Isaac; Shohreh Aghdashloo
Distributor:
eOne
Country:
Spain , United States
Language:
English
Length:
133 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama; History;

Release Date:
28 April 2017

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.
 

See this film at:

Clydebank  Slough  Sutton Coldfield  Walthamstow 
Directed by:
Niki Caro
Starring:
Jessica Chastain; Johan Heldenbergh; Daniel Brhl
Distributor:
Universal Pictures
Country:
Czech Republic , US/UK co-production
Language:
English
Length:
127 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Biography; Drama;

Release Date:
21 April 2017