Varied film programme on show

LITERARY classics, horror films and animated movies make up a varied programme at Hebden Bridge Picture House in the coming week.

Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender star in the iconic lead roles of the romantic drama ‘Jane Eyre’.

This is a new feature version of Charlotte Bronte’s classic story, which continues to inspire new generations of devoted readers and viewers.

It will be showing today, Thursday, at 10.45am and 7.45pm.

In ‘Troll Hunter’ (Friday to Sunday), a group of student film-makers set out to shoot a documentary in Norway following a mysterious man called Hans, whom they suspect is illegally poaching bears.

It soon becomes apparent that he is actually hunting trolls, sanctioned by the Norwegian government, who have set up special sanctuaries for the animals to keep them away from the human populace.

But somehow the creatures are getting out, and it is Hans’ job to exterminate those that do.

Ten years since it was released in Japan, ‘Spirited Away’ continues to enchant children and adults alike.

In the animated film, which is showing on Saturday and Sunday, ten-year-old Chihiro becomes trapped in a forbidden world of gods and magic when her parents take her to investigate the other side of the tunnel.

In order to survive, she must work and make herself useful and find within her the courage and resolve she needs to save her parents and escape from a world where humans are despised.

On Monday and Tuesday, ‘Post Mortem’ will be screened.

The film is set in Santiago in 1973.

Mario Cornejo works at a morgue typing out reports on autopsies performed by the coroners.

During the military coup, he gets involved in a love affair with a dancer from the cabaret Bim Bam Bum.

Mario’s ideal of conquering the impossible love of a woman is also the ideal of a nation trying to conquer a noble but unattainable political model.

‘Kill List’ comes to the Picture House for one night only on Wednesday.

Simmering marital tensions and unexpected complications weigh heavily on the conscience of a seasoned contract killer in this dark horror.

Eight months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned assassin Jay is pressured by his partner Gal into taking a new assignment.

As they descend into the dark and disturbing world of the contract, Jay begins to unravel once again, his fear and paranoia sending him deeper into the heart of darkness.

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