A FILM adaptation of a Donna Tartt bestseller and a Richard Jones opera is on the Arthouse agenda this week.

Tomorrow, Brading Roman Villa is screening historical drama, The Current War (12), at 7pm.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse — the greatest inventors of the industrial age — engage in a battle of technology and ideas that will determine whose electrical system will power the new century.

On Tuesday, Ventnor Arts Club is showing the film adaptation of Donna Tartt's globally acclaimed bestseller, The Goldfinch (15), at 7.30pm.

Theodore 'Theo' Decker is just 13 years old when his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love.

Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day ­— a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch ­— The Goldfinch.

On Wednesday, the club is showing a live satellite broadcast of Richard Jones' La Bohème, direct from the Royal Opera House, at 7.30pm.

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love.

But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

On Thursday, the club is screening Mrs Lowry & Son (PG), at 7.30pm.

British artist, L.S. Lowry, portrayed by Timothy Spall, lives with his over-bearing mother, Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave).

Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions.