Season 20 kick starts 2018

Welcome to 2018. We hope it is a year full of health and happiness. We are looking forward to sharing more great film and hope you can join us. And this season is the official countdown to our 21st and 10th birthdays. In September we will celebrate 10 years of screening and our 21st season!

First things first though, lets get this season underway.

 

Rosalie Blum. Friday 2nd February 2018. 8pm

 

Director: Julien Rappeneau. 95 mins. France. 2016.

A random encounter has unexpected and life-changing consequences for three characters in Rosalie Blum, a quirky, heart-warming tale based on the graphic novel trilogy by French artist Camille Jourdy. This enchanting directorial debut from French screenwriter Julien Rappeneau ( Bon Voyage36 Quai des Orfèvres) is a witty and ingeniously crafted comedy.

This film is presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français.

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In Between. Friday 2nd March 2018. 8pm

Director Maysaloun Hamoud. France, Israel. 103 minutes. 2016.

Layla, Salma, and Nour–three Palestinian women with Israeli citizenship -share an apartment in the vibrant center of Tel Aviv. Despite being “ independent” each of them struggles with the restrictions imposed on their lives by a blinkered society.Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut, explores the challenges facing young Arab-Israeli women who must negotiate being “in between” cultures and traditions.

 

 

The Party. Friday 6th April. 8pm.

Director: Sally Potter. UK. 2017, 71 mins.

Janet has just been appointed minister in the shadow cabinet–the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. The guests arrive at their home in London but the party takes an unexpected turn for the worse when Bill suddenly makes two explosive revelations that shock Janet and everyone present to the core. Love, friendships, political convictions and a whole way of life are now called into question. Underneath their cultivated liberal left-wing surface people are seething. Their dispute leads to the big guns being brought out–even in a literal sense.

For her eighth theatrical feature British director and screenwriter Sally Potter,who last took part in the Berlinale Competition with Rage in 2009, has invited a stellar cast to join her party. Beginning as a subtly witty comedy replete with sharp-tongued dialogue, the film later veers off into tragedy. When life can nolonger be controlled by reason, people will fight tooth and nail to protect their seemingly stable existence.

-Berlin International Film Festival 2017

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