Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution

Highgate Film Society


The Highgate Film Society operates on a membership subscription basis and membership is open to all: you do not have to be a member of the HLSI in order to join.

Subscription films are shown in the Victoria Hall.   Except where otherwise stated, doors open at 7.30pm and films start at 8pm.   Wine and juice are on sale before every performance and, for longer films, during an interval.

The nine subscription films in our 2015/16 season are listed below.

 Non-HFS members are also very welcome to attend any non-subscription events taking place during the season

Two membership options are available and can be bought both through the office and on the door:

Full Member:  one subscription payment of £35 per person for all nine films

Associate Member:  one subscription payment of £10 per person which allows entry to any film for £5

Guests: £8 per ticket. HFS Members only may buy guest tickets in advance from the office, either in person or by telephone payment. 

Guest tickets will not be available on the door.

Free introductory evening open to everyone - not just HLSI/HFS members

24 September  The Artist

France  2011, 100 mins. Dir. Michel Hazanavicius

starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman


List of Subscription Films

22 October  Onegin

UK/USA1999, 106 mins. Dir. Martha Fiennes

starring Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler, Irene Worth, Toby Stephens

19 November  Mephisto

Hungary 1981, 144 mins. Dir. István Szabó

starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Rolf Hoppe

10 December   Wajdja

Saudi Arabia 2012, 98 mins. Dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour

starring Waad Muhammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani

21 January  Much Ado About Nothing

UK/USA 1993, 111 mins. Dir. Kenneth Branagh

starring  Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves

11 February Lunch Box

India 2013, 104 mins. Dir. Ritesh Batra

starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

17 March   Ida

Poland 2013, 82 mins. Dir.Pawel Pawlikowski,

starring Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik

21 April   Like Father, Like Son

Japan 2013, 121 mins. Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda

starring Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yoko Maki

19 May  Lemon Tree    

Israel 2008, 106 mins. Dir. Eran Riklis

starring Hiam Abbass, Ali Suliman, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Doran Tavory

16 June  Lore

Germany/Australia 2012, 109 mins. Dir. Cate Shortland

starring Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs


Please click here for HFS application 20156