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British film

RYE LANE [U.K.], Thursday 11 April, 8pm

By Homepage, Season 25, Winter 2024

Online booking is appreciated. Click here to buy your ticket for RYE LANE.

No other British film has, in a generation, done such imaginative work in restructuring romantic comedy. Rye Lane is one of those rare films the audience didn’t know it really, really needed. – Donald Clarke, Irish Times

At an art exhibition in South London, Yas and Dom meet in less-than-ideal circumstances. However, they quickly realise they have plenty in common, including that they’ve both recently experienced very messy break-ups. They end up on a meandering stroll through the city, via Rye Lane Market. Over the course of a whirlwind evening, their mutual attraction grows as they get caught up in increasingly funny, outrageous, and unexpected situations.

Raine Allen-Miller’s debut feature is a joyous, modern romantic comedy. Making full use of the sights, sounds and people of South London, this is one of the freshest and most stylish romantic comedies in a generation. It’s elevated further by two electrifying, charming performances from Vivian Oparah as Jas and David Jonsson as Dom.

98% Rotten Tomatoes

Will leave you with a smile on your face, a spring in your step and (hopefully) a renewed confidence in next-wave British filmmaking. – Observer

It’s a frothy metropolitan comedy with some heyday Richard Curtis energy and a deep affection for its well-crafted and smartly performed characters. – The Times UK

Rye Lane is about a day that gets continuously better, if not funnier and more loving… What makes the film relatable is how achingly human it all is. – Rolling Stone

It feels like a miracle. Here’s an entry into the genre that doesn’t surrender to thinkpiece-ready neuroticism. – Independent UK

Rye Lane keeps winning you over by being a satiric-yet-sincere love letter to creative expression as much as to love itself. – San Francisco Chronicle

  • UK, 2023 | Language: English | 82 min | Cert: 15A
  • Director: Raine Allen-Miller
  • Cast: David Jonsson, Vivian Oparah

  • A short Irish film, MAGIC, will be shown before the feature.
  • Director: Jo Halpin
  • Writer: Ali Hardiman
  • Cast: Ali Hardiman and Killian Sundermann 
  • Tickets: €8.50/€7 concession
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  • Online booking closes at 5pm on the night of the film.
  • Pay at the door by card or cash. Exact change is appreciated.