‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ and many more burst into cinemas this March

29 Feb 2024 in New Releases

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A bumper crop of new titles are showing in cinemas up and down the country this month, offering a wide range of eye-opening, rib-tickling, and thought-provoking films. Fact and fiction intersect in Tunisian film Four Daughters, while sporting documentary Copa 71 traces the history of women's football. Science-fiction blockbuster Dune: Part Two boasts epic battles on far away planets, and Leonardo Da Vinci's dreams of astronomy and science are recounted in the cute animation The Inventor. Furry friendships take centre stage in Robot Dreams and Kung Fu Panda 4, and German classroom drama The Teachers' Lounge explores the meaning of fair and foul play.

Plus, discover how to watch Copa 71, Robot Dreams, and many more films for free as part of our Spring Screenings.

Four Daughters (15) - in cinemas 1 March 2024

This touching story about family turmoil and hope, explored through a blend of drama and documentary, yields profound reflections on society and sisterhood. Seven years ago, Olfa was living in a costal town of Tunisia with her four daughters, when her two eldest, Rahma and Ghofrane, suddenly disappeared into the wolf's mouth that is Islamic State. The making of this film becomes a cathartic exercise for the mother and her younger two daughters, to lay out what happened and face their feelings, with the help of professional actors stepping into the roles of Rahma and Ghofrane to re-enact their story. A truly collaborative and intimate portrait of intergenerational bonds, showcasing the creativity and therapeutic quality of different methods of narrative filmmaking.

Dune: Part Two (12A) - in cinemas 1 March 2024

In this long-awaited sequel to Dune, the adventure really begins for Paul, the son of a fallen ruler in a galaxy where the fight for power hinges on a valuable resource: spice. Now sheltering on the spice-enriched planet of Arrakis, Paul adopts the ways of its desert-dwelling indigenous people, the Fremen, some of whom link Paul and his mother to a prophecy that will bring prosperity and salvation. He forms a relationship with a young Fremen woman, Chani, but as they battle against brutal intergalactic forces, Paul must confront his political and spiritual destiny. Adapted from the seminal sci-fi novels of Frank Herbert, this epic story of empire and love is made to see on the big screen.


Copa 71 (PG) - in cinemas 8 March 2024

The excitement around the Women's Football World Cup last summer has generated a great deal of curiosity towards the women who were the pioneers of the sport. Officially, the first of these international games took place in 1991, but there was a much earlier tournament that got written out of sporting history - until now. Mexico, 1971: in one of the country's biggest stadiums, attended by tens of thousands of supporters, this World Cup had to mark itself as "unofficial" due to the lack of support from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Through archive footage and present-day interviews with the original players, including England's, this documentary reclaims an important part of the history of the ‘beautiful game'.

Celebrate International Women's Day with free school screenings of Copa 71 in select cinemas, as part of Into Film's Spring Screenings. 
Discover the full programme of UK-wide events here.

The Teachers' Lounge (unclassified) - in cinemas 22 March 2024

How do you teach young people the distinction between right and wrong, when justice can be so compromised by uncertainty, prejudice and power? Carla is a young, driven and idealistic teacher working at a school in Germany where her pupils are encouraged to think for themselves and develop naturally. But after a series of thefts and ethically dubious investigations lead her to an uncomfortable confrontation with the friendly school receptionist, the delicate equilibrium between staff and students is rocked. This German-language drama is a tension-filled exploration of power dynamics, the education system, and the lengths we will go to in order to do what we believe is right.

Robot Dreams (PG) - in cinemas 22 March 2024

This vivid and intelligent dialogue-free animation features a world inhabited only by animals, including Dog, a lonely pup who spends his days watching TV and eating alone in his New York apartment. An advert for a special robot companion catches his eye and soon he gets his very own mechanical friend. Dog and Robot have fun together dancing, roller-skating and learning at the park, but everything changes after a fateful visit to Coney Island beach. An engaging and emotional story about the complexities of friendship and how relationships can evolve that will appeal to a wide range of age groups.

Into Film is pleased to present school groups with the opportunity to experience Robot Dreams on the big screen as part of our free Spring Screenings.
Discover the full programme of UK-wide events here


Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG) - in cinemas 29 March 2024

A panda may seem like an unlikely candidate for a master martial artist, but Po a.k.a. The Dragon Warrior has already pulled off one two - no, three! - spectacular defeats against world-class villains, and is now readying himself to become the spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace. But when an evil, shape-shifting chameleon challenges him, Po must once again embark on a journey to unlock hidden powers within himself, aided, abetted, and annoyed by a quick-witted corsac fox called Zhen. Watch the first two films of this hugely popular franchise on our free* streaming platform Into Film+ ahead of the cinema release of the hilarious and action-packed fourth instalment.

* Screenings for an entertainment or extra-curricular purpose require a PVS (Public Video Screening) Licence from Filmbankmedia. State-funded schools in England are covered by the PVS Licence. Into Film and the Into Film+ streaming service is supported by the UK film industry through Cinema First and the BFI through National Lottery Funding, thanks to National Lottery players.

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