July 10, 2021

9 JULY 2021



Screening in cinemas

From Friday 9 July



This week, two exciting new foreign language films hit UK cinemas. The line-up includes Jumbo which stars Noémie Merlant from French Film Festival UK 2019 hit Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Read on to find out more.



Jumbo / Jumbo


Jeanne, played by Noémie Merlant, (Marianne in Portrait of a Lady on Fire) still lives with her extrovert mother Margarette (Emmanuelle Bercot) and works nights in an amusement park. She is quiet and retiring – until she meets Jumbo, the park’s new star attraction.


Dir Zoé Wittock
Cast Noémie Merlant, Emmanuelle Bercot, Bastien Bouillon
2019 | France | 93 mins
French with English subtitles


Awards & Festivals

Winner, DFCC jury prizeVirgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (2021)


Watch the Trailer




Martin Eden / Martin Eden

Sailor Martin Eden is invited to Arturo’s family home after saving the boy, a young scion of the industrial middle class, from a beating. Here he meets Elena, Arturo’s beautiful sister, and falls in love with her at first sight. The cultured and refined young woman becomes not only the object of Martin’s affections but also a symbol of the social status he aspires to achieve.


Dir Pietro Marcello
Cast Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressi, Carlo Cecchi
2019 | France, Italy | 129 mins
Italian with English subtitles


Awards & Festivals

Winner, Best Actor (Luca Marinelli), Venice International Film Festival (2019)


Watch the Trailer




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