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The Road

Mon 15 March 2010 // 20:00
Tue 16 March 2010 // 20:00
Wed 17 March 2010 // 20:00
Thu 18 March 2010 // 20:00
Fri 19 March 2010 // 20:00

(Mon 15th - Fri 19th, 8pm; Wed 17th 11am (babycinema) / £4/£/2 ttt/babycinema) (John Hillcoat / USA / 2009 / 112 minutes / Certificate 15)

John Hillcoat's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's stunning novel, The Road, realises a colourless, unfamiliar world found several years after an unnamed apocalyptic event. Here, where the land is barren, and animals are long gone, food is at a premium, and company is cannibalistic. Through this almost unremittingly bleak landscape, father and son travel the road south, one which cuts through the falling forests of dead trees, and the ghostly shells of long ago looted towns - some of the most eerie of which were shot in the remains of post Katrina New Orleans.

Constantly posing the question at what point is it better to choose death over life, the pervasive sense of doom and danger is further ensured by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' oppressive score.