O!PLA Polish Animation (Cert 15) March 26th (8.30pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

O!PLA 2019 – almost 22.000 Jury members, almost 140 festival venues located between the Baltic Sea and the Tatra Mountains, more than 100 shorts divided into 8 categories. Poland’s biggest, most unique and completely grassroots celebration of animated film. Now O!PLA is back with a new programme voted for, as ever, by “the biggest Jury…

French Shorts Programme (Cert 15) March 26th (6.00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Free programme of great French Short Films presented in Association with the Alliance Francaise – Manchester. We’ve feckless fathers and embarrassing mothers, inquistive children, and troublesome teenagers, the burden of guilt and the brutality of grief, plus the sorrowful perspective of the perpetual “other woman”, in this selection of films with a decidedly familial theme.…

Eastern European & Russian Federation Programme (Cert 15) March 25th (6.15pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Marital discord and romantic desperation, a lonely old man faced with isolation, a business under threat from Government bureaucracy, and a remarkable tale of wartime survival in this selection of films from Russia and Eastern Europe. Join us from 6:15pm on March 25th at The Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington. Tickets £5/£4 (concession). THE…

Italian Programme (Cert 15) March 25th (6.00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

FREE programme of new shorts from Italy, in cooperation with Societa’ Dante Alighieri. The Italian screening will be followed by a glass of Italian wine and a tasting of different chilled ‘pasta salads’ prepared with pasta GAROFALO, the Italian pasta synonymous with Italian film. We’ve neglectful families and obsessive eco-warriors, gangsters with guilty secrets and boxers…

Spanish Shorts Programme (Cert 15) March 25th (4.00pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

There’s romantic disillusionment and love gone sour, uncertain friendship and filial duty, an examination of the art of queuing, a parable about Fascism, and some insights into the acting profession, in this selection of the best new shorts from Spain. Join us at The Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington at 4:00pm on March 25th.…

Polish Programme Two (Cert 18) March 24th (8.30pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

We’ve mystery women and autistic romance, thwarted fetishism and online obsession, borders crossed and boundaries transgressed, in our section selection of the best new work from Poland. Join us at The Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington at 8:30pm. Tickest £5/£4 (concession).   BORDER CROSSING (Regional Premiere) Dir / Wri: Agnieszka Chmura, Prod: Piotr Lenar…

Polish Programme One (Cert 15) March 24th (6.15pm) **CANCELLED DUE TO CV-19: NEW FESTIVAL DATES TBC

Love and death, love in a fairground, love in a gas station, love on the back of a motorbike, and maternal matchmaking gone wrong, in a selection of romantically focused films from Poland. Join us at The Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington at 6:15pm. Tickest £5/£4 (concession).   THREE YEARS. 1 NIGHT (UK Premiere)…