Regal Cinema Melton: Film guide April 30 to May 7

Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner. Picture: PA Photo/Mark Rogers/Entertainment One EMN-150428-122653004
Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner. Picture: PA Photo/Mark Rogers/Entertainment One EMN-150428-122653004
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LAST SHOWINGS: Chappie (15). Today at 6pm. A Little Chaos (12A). Today at 8.30pm.

The Theory of Everything (12A). Profound and moving film tells the true story of the romance between Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) and Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) in 1960s Cambridge, and how they faced his motor neurone disease. Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 8.30pm.

While We’re Young (15). Tongue-in-cheek mid-life crisis comedy starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as married 40-something New York filmmakers who befriend a cool young bohemian couple from Brooklyn, Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). A bittersweet and wise reflection on nostalgia, jealousy and self-acceptance. Friday at 8.45pm, Tuesday at 7.30pm, Wednesday at 8.30pm.

Cindarella (U). Kenneth Branagh brings Cindarella back to the big screen, blending elegant visual effects with an outstanding cast. Cate Blanchett’s turn as the wicked stepmother is beautifully complemented by Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother, while Cinders is imbued with doe-eyed wonder by Lily James (Downton Abbey). A thoroughly modern yet magical fairy tale. Saturday at 3.30pm and 6pm, Sunday at 2.30pm and 5pm, Monday at 2.30pm.

Suite Francaise (12A). When French villagers are obliged to billet the occupying German troops, Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams) finds herself falling for a handsome officer (Matthias Schoenaerts), leading inevitably to emotional conflict and tragedy. Tense, richly visual Second World War drama. Sunday at 7.30pm, Wednesday at 6pm.

The Water Diviner (15). Striking First World War drama and co-star Russell Crowe’s directorial debut. Crowe plays Australian farmer Joshua Connor, whose four sons are missing, presumed dead at Gallipoli. He decides to travel to Turkey to bring their bodies home. Connor’s search for water on his own arid farmland before he leaves becomes a metaphor for his poignant quest. Crowe gives a heartfelt performance, matched by the overall tone of this beautifully photographed film. Monday at 5pm, Tuesday at 2pm and 5pm, next Thursday at 8.15pm.

The Second Best Marigold Hotel (PG). Sequel to 2011’s smash-hit grown-up romcom, with new guests Lavinia (Tamsin Greig) and Guy (Richard Gere). Monday at 7.30pm.

Still Alice (12A). Julianne Moore gives an Oscar-winning performance as Alice, a linguistics professor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in a tragic but ultimately uplifting story. Next Thursday at 6pm.