VENTNOR Arts Club is featuring two screenings this week, including a French documentary.

On Tuesday (28), Mary Queen of Scots (15) is being shown, exploring the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart, played by Saoirse Ronan.

Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry, instead returning to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne.

With Scotland and England under the rule of Elizabeth I, played by Margot Robbie, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty.

On Thursday (30), Ventnor Arts Club is screening the documentary, Faces Places, featuring director Agnès Varda alongside photographer and muralist, JR. The pair have a few things in common – namely a passion for images, and for ways of showing, sharing and exhibiting places. The film – written and directed by the pair – follows their journey through rural France, and tells the story of Agnès and JR's friendship which grew stronger throughout the film shoot.

Both start at 7.30pm.

On Saturday (25), Brading Roman Villa will be screening Oscar-winning biographic, Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly.

The film – winner of best picture and best original screenplay at the Academy Awards 2019 – follows the story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer becoming the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

The film stars Mahershala Ali – Oscar-winner for best supporting actor – alongside everyone's favourite Dunedain ranger, Viggo Mortensen, nominated for best actor at the Academy Awards 2019.