This page contains information regarding movies which are either spoken or subtitled in English. It is updated every week with information concerning the latest screenings.
Safety instructions for cinemagoers
We ask you to familiarise yourself with the following Cinema Orion safety instructions before coming to the cinema. They have been drawn up to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus on the cinema premises in accordance to the Regional State Administrative Agencies instructions and policies. They will be updated as required corresponding to official guidelines.
Please notice that film festivals have they own instructions that might differ from the safety instructions of Cinema Orion. You can find festivals’ safety instructions at their websites.
- Keep the other cinemagoers safe and only come to screenings if you have no Coronavirus symptoms. If you develop symptoms after the purchase of a ticket we will credit the price of an unused ticket to your bank account. In order to claim compensation, send us an e-mail to [email protected]
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- In order not to congest the cinema foyer we ask you to take out your ticket upon entering the foyer and move into the cinema immediately after the doors open. We will open them 15 minutes before the screening starts, and leave longer intervals than usual between the screenings to enable the audience to enter the cinema and exit it after the screening without hurry, observing physical distancing practices.
- Cinema Orion has 220 seats of which 32% are in use, i.e. 70 seats. Every other row of seats will be blocked, and we recommend the members of the audience to sit at least two seats away from each other. Members of the same party can of course sit in adjacent seats.
- Good hand and cough hygiene prevent contagions. Please take care of hand hygiene throughout your visit to the cinema. Cinema Orion has several hand sanitizer locations for your use. If you cough or sneeze please make sure you use a disposable tissue or cover your face with your sleeve and flexed elbow.
- We also pay special attention to the cleaning of the cinema. We regularly cleanse the door handles and other high-touch surfaces as well as the toilets.
Films spoken in English:
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (Armando Iannucci, UK, 2020, 119 min, K12) From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD re-imagines Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers— giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Emmy® winners and Oscar® nominees Armando Iannucci (IN THE LOOP, THE DEATH OF STALIN, HBO’S Veep) and Simon Blackwell (IN THE LOOP, HBO’S Succession) lend their wry, yet heart-filled storytelling style to revisiting Dickens’ iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England
LIL’ BUCK: REAL SWAN (Louis Wallecan, Ranska/USA, 2019, 85min, S)
From “ghetto kid” to internet dance sensation and highly sought-after performer – that’s Lil’ Buck’s career in a nutshell. As a boy he practiced his pointes (in sneakers) until his feet bled. Now he works with Madonna and Yo-Yo Ma. His version of The Dying Swan, combining classical ballet with jookin, has had millions of views on YouTube.
Jookin developed in the 1980s, in the underground hip-hop scene in Memphis. The dance combines bouncing movements with slides and turns on the toe, executed with a deceptive light-footedness. It echoes the flowing movements of the roller disco, where Lil’ Buck and his peers hung out.
In addition to archive material and interviews, the film includes many dance scenes on location, against the backdrop of the deserted sidewalks and alleyways of Memphis.
WENDY (Benh Zeitlin, USA, 2020, 111 min, K12)
Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.
SUMMER OF 85 (François Ozon, Belgium, France, 2020, 100 min, k 12)
What do you dream of when you’re 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. Because you can’t get a bigger kick than dying. And that’s why you save it till the very end. The summer holidays are just beginning, and this story recounts how Alexis grew into himself. Non English speaking parts are subtitled in English.
GOODFELLAS (Martin Scorsese, USA, 1990, 146 min, K16, 35mm)
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate
CASINO (Martin Scorsese, USA, 1995, 178 min, K16, 35mm)
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
WATERSHIP DOWN (Martin Rosen, USA, 1978, 91 min, K 12, 35mm)
A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.
BE WATER (Bao Nguyen, UK, USA, 2020, 105 min, S)
Rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong to complete four films. Charting his struggles in two worlds, BE WATER explores questions of identity and representation through rare archive, intimate interviews, and his writings.
LAST AND FIRST MEN (Jóhann Jóhannsson, Iceland, 2020, 70min, S)
Two billion years ahead of us, a future race of humans finds itself on the verge of extinction. Almost all that is left in the world are lone and surreal monuments, beaming their message into the wilderness.
ASSASINS (Ryan White, USA, 2020, 104 min, k 16)
An account of the two women convicted of assassinating Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, Kim Jong-nam. The film follows the women’s trials in an attempt to understand whether they are trained killers or simply pawns. Non English speaking parts are subtitled in English.
Films with English subtitles:
AALTO (Virpi Suutari, Finland, 2020, 103 min, K7)
A documentary film journey into the life and work of one of the greatest modern architects Alvar Aalto. The film shares for the first time the intimate love story of Alvar and his architect wife Aino Aalto. It takes the viewer on a cinematic tour to their creative processes and iconic buildings all over the world. We visit their library in Russia, a student dormitory at MIT, an art collector´s private house near Paris – and many other unique places.
GLORIA MUNDI (Robert Guédiguian, Italy, France, 2019, 107 min, k 12)
In Marseille, a family gathers for the birth of baby Gloria. But despite the joy, the young parents have fallen on tough times. As they try to make ends meet, they reconnect with Gloria’s ex-convict grandfather.
YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY (Amjad Abu Alala, Egypt, Norway, Qatar, France,Germany, 105min, K12)
Days after his birth, Muzamil’s mother, Sakina (Islam Mubarak), takes the boy to a blessing ceremony where it is prophesied that Muzamil will pass away upon turning 20. With his future written off, Muzamil is kept out of school and as a child becomes a pariah in his local community, cruelly mocked by other kids as “the son of death.” His father, Alnoor (Talal Afifi), leaves the village to find employment abroad.
Muzamil begins studying the Quran and takes a job delivering groceries, which brings him into contact with Sulaiman (Mahmoud Elsaraj), a well travelled elderly man who has recently returned to the village. Sulaiman’s travels have broadened his horizons, making him the one person in the village who possesses an outright disbelief of Muzamil’s predetermined fate.
There’s something of the Cinema Paradiso in the relationship that subsequently develops between Muzamil and Sulaiman. The old man has brought back with him a projector and reels of film containing old movies and footage of Sudan in more prosperous times. The movies open Muzamil’s eyes to a world beyond the boundaries of his village, where anything seems possible, and his loins are stirred by the sight of actress Hind Rostom, Egypt’s answer to Rita Hayworth.
A SON (Mehedi M. Barsaoui, Lebanon, France,Qatar,Tunisia, 96min,K16) Tangled family affairs become increasingly politically and morally loaded as this assured and gripping debut feature from Mehdi Barsaoui progresses. It is the law of movies that when a family are enjoying themselves in a car, it almost always heralds – and that holds true here, as a moment of joyful singing along to Gregorius by Si Lemhaf by middle-class couple Fares (Sami Bouajila) and Meriem (Najla Ben Abdallah) and their 11-year-old son Aziz (Youssef Khemiri) is shattered by a bullet. There are similarities to Asghar Farhadi in the subtle way Barsaoui explores the emotional fallout in the family as a bloodied trip to the emergency rooms ends with Aziz in intensive care requiring a liver transplant and a family secret being revealed but he has his own distinctive voice.
KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN ( Mariusz Wilczynski, Poland, 2020, 88 min, 16)
Fleeing from despair after losing those dearest to him, the hero hides in a safe land of memories, where time stands still and all those dear to him are alive.
THE PRINCE’S VOYAGE (Xavier Picard, Jean-François Laguionie, Luxembourg, France, 2019, 77 min, k 7)
An old prince runs aground on an unknown shore. Wounded and lost, he is found by young Tom and taken in by his parents, two researchers forced into exile … The prince, guided by Tom, discovers with enthusiasm and fascination a society that is however frozen and sclerotic.
THE MOLE AGENT (Maile Alberdi, Netherlands, Chile, Spain, Germany, USA, 2020, 90 min, k 12)
A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.