Porlock Weir, Somerset
+44 (0) 1643 862 753
Porlock Weir, Near Minehead, Somerset TA24 8PB
From £15.00 per person
Movie and a Meal
Wed 12th and Sun 15th November
Lucie presumes that her husband Paul - an older neurosurgeon - has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.
Wed 19th and Sun 22nd November
Michael Caine and Clémence Poésy star in this comedy drama written and directed by Sandra Nettlebeck. Matthew Morgan (Caine) lost his wife Joan (Jane Alexander) three years ago and has been living with the grief ever since. When a chance encounter with a stranger on a bus, Pauline (Poésy), leads to an unlikely friendship, Matthew begins to see what he has been missing. Threatened by his father's new-found friendship with a woman young enough to be his daughter, Matthew's son Miles (Justin Kirk) tries to scare her away. His methods backfire however, and Miles ends up falling for Pauline.
Wed 26th and Sun 30th November
Set in contemporary London, Lilting tells the story of a Cambodian-Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son. Her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger. We observe their difficulties in trying to connect with one another without a common language. Through a translator they piece together memories of a man they both loved dearly, and realise that whilst they may not share a language, they are connected in their grief. A delicate and heartfelt drama about memory, love, language and loss, featuring a powerfully compelling central performance from Ben Whishaw.
Wed 29th Oct
An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Wed 3rd and Sun 7th December
oltzius and the Pelican Company tells the story of Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints. A contemporary of Rembrandt and, indeed, more celebrated during his life, Goltzius seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. In return, he promises him an extraordinary book of pictures of pictures illustrating the Old Testament's biblical stories. To tempt the Margrave further, Goltzius and his printing company will offer to perform dramatisations of these erotic stories for his court.
Weds 1st and Sunday 5th October
Weds 8th and Sun 12th October
After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Weds 15th and Sun 19th October
A young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog.
Weds 22nd and Sun 26th October
This adaptation of Laurie Lee's novel features the voice of the late author himself as narrator. In 1918 Gloucestershire, young Laurie (Dashiell Reece) grows up in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by his warm and earthy family: Uncle Sid (David Troughton), Uncle Ray (Con O'Neill) and Annie (Juliet Stevenson). The film chronicles not only Laurie's passage through adolescence and into manhood, but also the fragile evolution of rural Britain.
Sunday 2nd November
Thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Rupert Angier (Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Bale) are London-based magicians of the highest order, both blessed with spectacular powers of deception and both cursed with unrelenting envy for one another's skills. When Alfred performs an awe-inspiring trick for which there seems no logical explanation, the friendly competition shared between the pair turns to deadly rivalry as the enraged Rupert determines to uncover his rival's deepest secrets. In the world of illusion, however, nothing is ever quite as it seems, and the rules of the physical world simply don't apply. Now, as bitter competition quickly begins to consume the souls of both performers, the firestorm birthed by their anger threatens to consume all who surround them.
Weds 5th nad Sunday 9th November
GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.