After celebrating our 10th Anniversary we now have our 21st Season. What a year.

It’s a big few weeks for us. We had a lovely 10th Anniversary celebration on Friday night. It was good to stop and reflect on the last ten years. We have had 320 people join us at one time or another. We have shown 104 films from 34 countries. We are very proud. We are also very proud that this next season is our 21st!

 

The Divine Order. Friday 5th October 2018. 8pm

Director :Petra Volpe. 96 minutes, Switzerland, 2017, CLUB.

1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village in Switzerland with her husband and their two sons. The rural area is untouched by the major social upheavals the revolutionary movement of 1968 has brought about elsewhere. Nora’s life is not affected either; she is a quiet person who is liked by everybody –until she starts to publicly fight for women’s suffrage, which the men are due to vote on in a ballot. Despite obstacles and backlash Nora becomes a hero as she overthrows the status quo. Switzerland was one of the last countries in the world to introduce female suffrage. And it is only since 1971 that women have had the right to vote.

Winner, Audience Award, Tribeca Film Festival 2017

 

Summer 1993. Friday 2nd November 2018. 8pm

 

Director Carla Simon. 97 mins. Spain. CLUB. 

When six year old Frida’s mother dies from AIDS related pneumonia, she moves from her life in Barcelona to her Uncles Catalonian farm. This new family and her landscape are alien to Frida; she’s afraid of the chickens, she doesn’t know the difference between a lettuce and a cabbage and she has a new, adoring, annoying little sister. While her family’s warmth and love are abundant, their attempts to protect her only increase Frida’s bewilderment and isolation.

This autobiographical first feature explores Frida’s conflicting emotions as she struggles to process her losses and adjust to her new life. The performances of the two children are disarmingly vulnerable and natural in this gorgeous, yet unsentimental film about a child navigating grief.

Best First Feature – Berlin International Film Festival 2017
Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury – Berlin International Film Festival 2017

 

The Rider. Friday 7th December 2018. 8pm

Director : Chloe Zhao. 104 minutes, USA, 2017. CLUB TBC

Brady is a talented South Dakota bronco rider and horse trainer – cowboys and rodeos are the centre of his world. So when he suffers a near-fatal accident that halts his career, Brady struggles to recover from a serious head-injury that forces him to reevaluate his future.

Chinese-born director Chloé Zhao proves that her acclaimed debut feature Songs My Brothers Taught Me was no flash-in-the-pan, as she returns with another beautifully crafted and absorbing glimpse of “real-life” America in this second feature. Casting non-professional actors as versions of themselves allows her to bring a unique authenticity and intimacy to the story – the result is a powerfully emotional and touching exploration of humanity.

Winner – Art Cinema Award (CICAE), Cannes Film Festival 2018

 

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