Films at Heart is a not-for-profit group run by volunteers. Members and non-members are equally welcome. We are part of Headingley Development Trust.
We screen contemporary independent films from around the world that you may have missed the first time round or that had only limited exposure.
Films at Heart screens on the second Tuesday of every month September to July. Check our programme on HEART’s ‘What’s On’ listing pages.
Films start at 8pm and tickets are available on the door from 7.30pm on screening nights and are priced as follows:
My Life as a Courgette
France // 2016 // 66 mins // Subtitled // Dir Claude Barras
After losing his mother, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange and, at times, hostile place. Yet with Raymond’s help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might find true love. In partnership with Scalarama.
France // 2016 // 110 mins // Dir Olivier Assayas
Maureen, a young American in Paris works as a personal shopper for a celebrity. She travels to European capitals to shop for her, buying clothes, accessories and jewels. She seems to have the ability to communicate with spirits, like her recently deceased twin brother. Soon, she starts to receive ambiguous messages from an unknown source.
The Other Side of Hope
Finland // 2017 // 98 mins // Subtitled // Dir Aki Kaurismäki
Khaled arrives at the port of Helsinki concealed in a coal container, fleeing war-torn Syria to seek asylum in Finland. There he meets Wikström, a former shirt salesman who has recently left his alcoholic wife for a new life as a bachelor restaurateur. Together, they help each other to navigate the adversities they face in these unfamiliar and often baffling new worlds.
France // 2016 // 102 mins // Subtitled // Dir Thomas Lilti
Jean-Pierre Werner, a countryside doctor who has lived a life devoted to his job, finds out that he is suffering from a serious illness. Enter new doctor Nathalie, who has to win his confidence and make a good impression on the locals, in the process underlining Jean-Pierre’s own sense of dedication and his fears of mortality.