A FOOT-STOMPING celebration of Queen — the Academy Award winning Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) — will be shown at Ventnor Arts Club.

See Rami Malek in his Best Actor turn as showman Freddie Mercury, at the screening on Thursday (14), from 7.30pm.

The film celebrates Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spiralled out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

It would be advisable to book ahead on www.ventnorartsclub.com.

There are two opportunities to catch the subtitled Persian film Tehran Taboo (15) this week.

Ventnor Film Society is showing it on Tuesday (12) and Wednesday (13) at 7.30pm, at Ventnor Arts Club.

In this animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect.

Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law and women are invariably on the bottom rung of the social order. Using rotoscope animation, Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh creates a portrait of contemporary Tehran that would be impossible by any other means.

Book your place by emailing ventnorfilmsociety@hotmail.com.