This month's pick from the Riverside Young Film Programmers Group is a stone cold cult classic - LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL (15) from Luc Besson and starring Natalie Portman, Jean Reno and Gary Oldman.

Mathilda (Natalie Portman) is only 12 years old, but is already familiar with the dark side of life: her abusive father stores drugs for corrupt police officers, and her mother neglects her. Léon (Jean Reno), who lives down the hall, tends to his houseplants and works as a hired hitman for mobster Tony (Danny Aiello). When her family is murdered by crooked DEA agent Stansfield (Gary Oldman), Mathilda joins forces with a reluctant Léon to learn his deadly trade and avenge her family's deaths.

Unquestionably, Leon is an absolute masterpiece with some jaw-dropping performances from Natalie Portman, Jean Reno, and a turned-up-to-11 Gary Oldman. Whether you’re rewatching the movie for the hundredth time or checking Leon out with fresh eyes, the film is a classic that still holds up just as a well in 2022 as it did back in 1994.

All are welcome to attend and all tickets £7.00

Programme Type: Film

Strand Type: Young Film Programmers Group

Director: Luc Besson

Cast: Natalie Portman, Jean Reno, Gary Oldman

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 110 minutes

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Monday 31 Jan


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