Important Notice

Following this summer’s Lockdown measures, we hope to resume screenings later this year.

Our last three screenings in the current run that were scheduled in March  (PARASITE, LITTLE JOE and PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE) were postponed.

Thank you for your patience through these difficult times, and if you have any questions about future plans for Filmhouse Sunderland please contact us at

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Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blache (PG)

  Dir. Pamela Green. USA 2018. 1hr 43mins. CAST: Alice Guy, Richard Abel, Marc Abraham This incredible documentary delves deep into cinematic history to tell the story of the very first female filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché, revealing for the first time the full scope of her life and pioneering work. Having completed her first film in...

Weathering With You (12A)

  Dir. Makoto Shinkai. Japan 2019. 1hr 52mins. In Japanese with English subtitles. (Tenki no ko) CAST: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Shun Ogumi, Sei Hiraiyzumi This dazzling Japanese animation comes from the visionary director Makoto Shinkai, creator of the 2016 global hit Your Name. In the summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs...

Midnight Traveller (15)

Dir. Hasan Fazili. Qatar/UK/Canada/UK 2019. 88 mins. In English and Persian, Turkish and Bulgarian with English subtitles. The international migration crisis is shown in intimate, stark detail in this new documentary from Afghan filmmaker Hassan Fazili. The film starts in 2015, when the Taliban placed a bounty on Fazili’s head.  Forced to flee with his...