IFT at Home

Watch new releases at home

IFT At Home was established during the 2020 enforced closure of cinemas, theatres and most hospitality businesses in the British government’s response to a Coronavirus outbreak. Its mission was to provide customers of the Ipswich Film Theatre with the best in world cinema while our doors remained closed.

While we love being able to show films in their natural home, we felt it important to continue to offer this service to customers who still feel apprehensive about returning to any public venue.

A White, White Day

He is a man, a father, a grandfather, a policeman, a widower.

In a remote Icelandic town, Ingimundur, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.

Ava

Based on her own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi's Ava is a gripping debut about a young girl's coming-of-age in a strict, traditional society. Living with her well-to-do parents in Tehran, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns – friendships, music, social status, academic performance – resemble that of nearly any teenager. When Ava's mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy, going so far as to visit a gynecologist, Ava is overwhelmed by a newfound rage. Formerly a model student, Ava begins to rebel against the strictures imposed by her parents, her school, and the society at large.

The Traitor

The True Story of the Man Who Brought Down the Mafia.

Cannes Film Festival - Official Competition 
BFI London Film Festival - Official Selection
Italian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards

Perfect 10

14-year-old Leigh (Frankie Box) lives with her neglectful father on the outskirts of Brighton. She’s a talented gymnast, training hard for her first competition. When an older half-brother appears at her house one night, Leigh’s lonely existence is altered.

Family Romance, LLC

Romance is a business. Family, friends, followers. All available for hire. A man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a twelve year old girl. Shot in Japan, with Japanese actors, in the Japanese language, Oscar-nominated auteur Werner Herzog brings to the screen a unique angle to recurring themes around people chasing impossible dreams.

Joan of Arc

Bruno Dumont makes the bold choice of casting a 10 year old as the teenage Joan.

In 1429, the Hundred Years' War between France and England had already been going 90 odd years. Believing that God had chosen her, the young Joan is a leader of the army of the King of France and lifts the Siege of Orléans, enabling the Dauphin to be formally crowned as Charles VII.

After she is captured, she is sent for trial on charges of heresy, to be judged by pro-Burgundian and pro-English clerics. Refusing to accept the accusations, Joan stays obdurate.

Papicha

Underground discos thud to the beat of dance music as men and women dress to the nines and slip through checkpoints to party the night away. Meanwhile, fingers on triggers, tensions mount between armed police forces and anti-government guerillas. This is Algiers in the 1990’s, and what headstrong fashion student Nedjma, ‘Papicha’ to her friends, doesn’t know, is that her life is about to change…

Carmine Street Guitars

At the heart of Greenwich Village, New York, amidst the newly developed luxury restaurants and boutique clothing stores, sits Carmine Street Guitars; a sacred destination for the world’s most notorious guitar players and musicians. In the humble woodworks of Carmine Street Guitars, owner Rick Kelly and his young apprentice Cindy Hulej, build custom handcrafted guitars out of reclaimed wood from old hotels, bars, churches and other local buildings. At the core of their physical craft lies New York’s vibrant cultural history— embraced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and Jim Jarmusch since the store’s inception in 1970 bohemia New York.

System Crasher

On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni’s untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair. She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled.

The wild 9-year-old girl has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher”. Profoundly affected by childhood trauma, Benni is by turns bright, funny and charming, but can flip at any moment into terrifying violent outbursts.

Mrs. Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a permanent placement for Benni, to little success. She hires the anger management trainer Micha as Benni’s school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope.

Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired?

Hanna

Starring Charlotte Rampling.

Rotten Tomatoes 86%
Winner – Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival

“Those who think that the word “marvel” applies only to superheroes should steer clear of “Hannah.” But Rampling is a true marvel here, in every other sense of the word.” – Washington Post

“A haunting portrait of emotional undeadness.” – The Guardian

Polina

Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina (played by Anastasia Shevtsova, a professional dancer who has performed with Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre) is a promising classical ballet dancer.

She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that throws everything into question on a profound level.

Diverting from her plan, she leaves all her exacting preparation behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj (played by Academy Award®-winner Juliette Binoche who has danced with London-based dancer/choreographer Akram Khan). But once there she is quickly forced to grapple with the realization that determination and hard work don’t always lead to success.

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