Programme 2017-2018

Screenings at 8pm on selected Wednesdays, September to May.

06 September 2017

A Quiet Passion

a-quiet-passion-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaThe story of Emily Dickinson from schoolgirl to reclusive poet, whose genius was only recognised after her death. Terrific performance by Cynthia Nixon who personifies the wit and intellectual independence of the American poet. Read more

UK/Belgium, 2016, Terence Davies, Biography/Drama, 125 mins (12A)

20 September 2017


moonlight-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaSet in Miami, following the impact of a young man's upbringing, relationships and surroundings across three periods of his life. Won 2017 Best Picture Oscar. "A luminous coming-of-age heartbreaker." - The Telegraph. Read more

USA, 2016, Barry Jenkins, Drama, 111 mins (15)

04 October 2017

The Eagle Huntress (S)

the-eagle-huntress-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaA stunning and inspiring documentary that feels like a fairytale, set in the Altai mountains of Mongolia. It follows 13-year-old girl Aisholpan's talent in the Kazakh tradition of eagle-hunting that has been handed down for centuries. Read more

UK/Mongolia/USA, 2016, Otto Bell, Documentary/Adventure, 87 mins (U)

25 October 2017

Elle (S)

elle-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaA successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the man who raped her. "Isabelle Huppert is utterly arresting in [this] provocative film. No other actor could have pulled it off." - The Guardian

Fra/Ger/Bel, 2016, Paul Verhoeven, Crime/Drama/Thriller, 130 mins (18)

01 November 2017

The Fencer (S)

the-fencer-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaFleeing from Russian secret police, an Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a teacher. However the past catches up with him and he is faced with a difficult choice. "School of Rock with swords instead of guitars." - Time Out

Fin/Est/Ger, 2015, Klaus Härö, Drama/History/Sport, 99 mins (PG)

22 November 2017

Manhattan Featured Classic

manhattan-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaThe life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. "Nearly four decades on, [Woody] Allen's lustrously shot comedy is as compelling as ever." - The Guardian

USA, 1979, Woody Allen, Drama/Romance, 96 mins (15)

03 January 2018

Blade Runner 2049

blade-runner-2049-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaAfter the events of the first film set in 2019, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a secret that could plunge what's left of society into chaos. He embarks on a search for Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner missing for 30 years.

USA/UK/Can, 2017, Denis Villeneuve, Sci-Fi/Thriller, Length and cert tbc

24 January 2018

Our Little Sister (S)

our-little-sister-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaA story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister. "A rare film that captures the everyday pleasures and anguishes of everyday life." -

Japan, 2015, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Comedy/Drama, 128 mins (PG)

07 February 2018

Things to Come (S)

things-to-come-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaA philosophy teacher soldiers on through her mother's death, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a cheating husband. "This is among the very best films ever made about the lives of intellectuals." - Evening Standard

Fra/Ger, 2016, Mia Hansen-Løve, Drama, 102 mins (12A)

21 February 2018

Lady Macbeth

lady-macbeth-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaSet in 19th century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage to a middle-aged man enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. "Florence Pugh is lethally charismatic." - The Guardian

UK, 2016, William Oldroyd, Drama, 89 mins (15)

14 March 2018

The Red Turtle

the-red-turtle-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaA massive sea turtle repeatedly thwarts a stranded man's attempts to leave a desert island in this stunning wordless fable. "A magical world of beauty and oddness, [the] visuals are ravishing and so is the sound design." - Evening Standard

Fra/Bel/Jap, 2016, M. Dudok de Wit, Animation/Fantasy, 80 mins (PG)

28 March 2018


clash-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaSet entirely in an eight-metre police truck, detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together during the turmoil that followed the ousting of Egyptian President Morsi. "A daring thriller." - The Guardian

Egypt/France, 2016, Mohamed Diab, Drama/Thriller, 97 mins (15)

04 April 2018

Fire at Sea (S)

fire-at-sea-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaFocussing on 12-year-old local Samuele, this mysterious, moving film contrasts the everyday lives of the inhabitants of Sicilian island of Lampedusa, with the desperate existence of the thousands of refugees landing on its shores.

Italy/France, 2016, Gianfranco Rosi, Documentary, 114 mins (12A)

25 April 2018

Members' choice

A newly-released film to be selected by members of the start of 2018.

09 May 2018

Hell of High Water AGM at 7pm - all welcome

hell-or-high-water-chiltern-film-society-elgiva-chesham-cinemaA divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme to save their family's ranch in West Texas. "A masterpiece performance from Jeff Bridges." - The Independent

USA, 2016, David Mackenzie, Crime/Drama/Thriller, 102 mins (15)

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