IFT at Home
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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.
AWAY is a multiple award-winning film about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, AWAY explores our common, universal need to find a connection. Director and animator Gints Zilbalodis worked on the fillm for three and a half years. His commitment paid off - this is beautiful!
While making a documentary about the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (APOCALYPSE NOW, THE CONVERSATION, THE ENGLISH PATIENT) discover never seen before archive material hidden for decades. The 16mm footage and documents not only allow the filmmakers to tell the story of the overthrow of the Iranian government in unprecedented detail, but it also leads to explosive revelations about dark secrets buried for 67 years.
John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Mónica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. John's father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. In the early stages of dementia, Willis must face the reality that he can no longer manage the family farm so John brings him to stay at his California home in an attempt to relocate the stubborn Willis. Mortensen directs from his own screenplay.
POSSESSOR is a tense thriller about a corporate agent named Vos (Andrea Riseborough) who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. When something goes wrong on a routine job, Vos finds herself trapped inside a man whose identity threatens to obliterate her own.
Patrick is a 38 year old handyman at his parents' naturist campground. When his prize hammer is stolen, Patrick’s quest to solve the mystery of its’ theft leads to a much deeper mystery – who is he himself?
An hilarious yet poignant tale of the human condition – and hammers.
The Mole Agent
When 83-year-old Chilean Sergio is sent as an undercover spy to a retirement home to investigate suspected neglect, he learns a deeper lesson on human connection. Through the lens of the hidden camera in his decoy glasses, viewers watch as Sergio struggles to balance his assignment while becoming increasingly involved in the lives of several residents.
Love Child offers a heartbreaking portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who are forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes, punishable by death. Together with their four-year-old son Mani they take refuge in Turkey with dreams of a new life, seeking asylum to either Canada or the US. Intimately filmed over a five-year period, we follow their brave quest to be safe together as a family.
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
A fiercely intelligent, radical activist who became a fabulously wealthy recluse in her later years, Marion Stokes was dedicated to furthering and protecting the truth — so much so that she recorded American television 24 hours a day for over 30 years. RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT peels back the curtain on her life, through a mix of Stokes’ own archive of recordings and interviews with those who knew her best.
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.
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
Wild 9-year-old Benni 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?
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.