Barn movie nights

Lars von Trier's Melancholia is shown on May 1
Lars von Trier's Melancholia is shown on May 1

A new season of film screenings is on offer at Banchory’s Woodend Barn through its Film Club and Film Nights, featuring the venue’s HD projection and surround sound cinema facility.

Rural France is the setting for Claude Berri’s Manon des Sources (cert. PG), shown on Wednesday, April 25, in which a young woman discovers that her father has been wronged. Her discovery of the local spring’s source offers the possibility of revenge.

Keifer Sutherland, Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg star in Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (cert. PG), a surreal and seductive descent into dystopia shown on Tuesday, May 1. The narrative revolves around two sisters during and after one woman’s wedding while Earth is about to collide with the rogue planet Melancholia.

Clint Eastwood shines brightly in one of his best performances in Unforgiven (cert. 15), shown on Wednesday, May 30, in which he plays a retired gunfighter who takes on one more job in a tale of revenge, remorse and redemption.

Director Terrence Malik tells the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950s in Tree of Life (cert. PG), shown on Tuesday, June 12, which stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain.

Alec Guinness leads a 1950s star-studded cast in The Ladykillers (cert. U) following a gang of oddball criminals plotting to rob a bank. The classic film will be shown on Wednesday, June 27.

All film screenings begin at 7.30pm. For tickets, call Woodend Barn’s box office on 01330 825431 or visit www.woodendbarn.co.uk