The Old Oak (15)

Mon 17 Jun (19:00)

Cumbernauld Theatre Cinema
Drama Cinema, Rise Film Festival

Lanternhouse Cinema is proud to be a part of Refugee Festival Scotland. Join us for our festival of films to celebrate creativity, culture and community in Cumbernauld.

THE OLD OAK is a special place.  Not only is it the last pub standing, but it’s also the only remaining public space where people can meet in a once thriving mining community that has now fallen on hard times after 30 years of decline. TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) the landlord hangs on to The Old Oak by his fingertips, and his predicament is endangered even more when the pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in the village without any notice.    

In an unlikely friendship TJ meets a curious young Syrian Yara [Ebla Mari] with her camera. Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other?  So unfolds a deeply moving drama about their fragilities and hopes.  

THE OLD OAK is directed by BAFTA winner Ken Loach, written by BAFTA winner Paul Laverty and produced by BAFTA winner Rebecca O’Brien for Sixteen Films, all of whom continue their long-time collaboration following acclaimed films including Sorry We Missed You and I, Daniel Blake.

To find out more about Refugee Festival Scotland visit their website here: Refugee Festival Scotland – Refugee Festival Scotland


  • 17Jun

      Mon 19:00pm
      Cumbernauld Theatre Cinema

      Tickets £0.00.
      Running time: 1 hour and 53 minutes

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