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Pond Life

UK, 2018, 100mins, Cert.15
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Film description

Summertime, 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water’s edge. The following night, he decides to lead a brigade of friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition. In a world of broken families, cassette tapes and rumbling political fever, these friends, each with their own struggle, share a moment of harmony as they witness the carp for themselves.

The first feature of acclaimed theatre director Bill Buckhurst, Pond Life sits in the great British tradition of films about post-industrial communities, and is accompanied by a fantastic original score by Richard Hawley, 

“One of the rare films that makes magic out of the mundane”
★ ★ ★ ★
“Plenty of big laughs... abounds with charm”
★ ★ ★ ★

Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


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