Thrilling spy adventures for movie fans of all ages

ESPIONAGE is the theme of several films showing at Hebden Bridge Picture House this week.

Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and John Hurt star in ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ from Friday until Tuesday.

Based on the classic novel by John Le Carre, this international thriller is set at the height of the Cold War years of the mid-20th century.

George Smiley, a disgraced British spy, is rehired in secret by his government, which fears that the British Intelligence Service has been compromised by a double agent working for the Soviets.

There is also spy drama for younger viewers in ‘Spy kids: all the time in the world’, showing from Saturday until Thursday.

In the film, which stars Jessica Alba and Jeremy Piven, ex-spy Marissa Cortez is facing her toughest challenge yet - trying to mother her stepchildren Rebecca and Cecil.

When the maniacal Timekeeper threatens to take over the planet, Marissa is called back into action.

Rebecca and Cecil learn their ‘boring’ stepmother was once a top agent and they are forced to put their bickering aside to save the world and bring their family together.

In ‘Way of the Morris’ (Thursday), award-winning film-maker Tim Plester goes on a journey from the English village green to the killing fields of the Somme as he searches for a connection with the much maligned native dance traditions that run deep in his blood.

Also showing this week is ‘Poetry’ (Wednesday), winner of the best screenplay award at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

Yang Malia, an elderly lady, works as a carer for a disabled man and raises her grandson alone.

She takes a poetry class and starts writing to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a poet.

For more information and film times, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.