Frances Ha (15)
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver
Frances, a scatterbrain New York ballet dancer, is declared undateable. When her flatmate moves out she has trouble finding her place in the world, and begins an odyssey of self-discovery.
It’s not called “Ha” for nothing — a very funny film. Shot in black and white.
About Time (12A)
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
Diffident shy young Englishman meets confident American beauty in Richard Curtis’s latest romcom. It could be Love Actually and Four Weddings rolled into one, except the hero can time travel.
Curtis lovers will ooh and ahh at this latest (some say his last) directorial project.
The Great Beauty (15)
Starring: Toni Servillo
Playboy Jep should have been a great novelist but has only published one novel and frittered his 65 years on partying. This is the story of the day he goes in search of enlightenment.
Roman director Paolo Sorrentino is following in the footsteps of Rossellini and Fellini as a great director. This film is already being called a masterpiece. Italian with subtitles.
The Way Way Back (12A)
Starring: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Liam Jones
Coming-of-age tale about shy adolescent Duncan (James) on holiday with his mum (Collette) and her obnoxious boyfriend. Sparks fly.
Director Jim Rash teams up with Nat Faxon to write this screenplay which has won plaudits. Lots of one-liners.
Kids’ Club: Tales Of The Night (PG)
French animation legend Michel Ocelot (Kirikou And The Sorceress) composes a series of silhouette vignettes, each inspired by a different fable.
All six shorts share a distinct fairy-tale narrative thread but with an original and contemporary edge.